Well, looks like my car is DEAD, won't start up without me using the emergency start now. This can be found in your manual under 'Emergency Start' near the beginning of the manual.
I got my key code card from a Alfa Romeo Dealer when I got a second key made, the card should not really cost you more than 10GBP.
There are five numbers to punch in with the accellerator pedal and for me I've got it all in under 2 minutes now. Most of the time is waiting for the spark plug light to flash to the same amount of times as each number on your card.
Very embarrassing though that I have to sit in my car and stare at my dash board after everyone heard your car NOT starting!!!
BTW, if you get one digit wrong, you have to start the whole process again, bummer!
The length of time it takes is because of waiting for the damn spark plug light to flash, not from pressing the pedal.
And also, make sure you don't jam your key in MAR position, as once you've entered your code, you CAN'T turn your key back to the STOP position, if you do, you have to restart the whole process again.
I was thinking, is there a way to put a keypad in instead? like the guy had on his Audi at the beginning of Transporter 2?
Any information on how to get RID of this problem would be appreciated. Does anyone know what the problem is and how much it would cost to fix?