Code light not going out - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 3 Old 13-09-06 Thread Starter
Status: -
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: cheshire
Posts: 4

Member car:

alfa 156 2.5v6

Not Happy Code light not going out

Hi, can anyone help?

I'm having trouble with the code system on my car 156 v6. Not all the time but when I put the key in the ignition the code light will not go out, sometimes I'm there for a couples of minutes others half hour. Does anyone know what is causing this?

156 24v is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: -
AO Gold Member
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 7,178
Re: Code light not going out


1) The most likely culprit is the antenna around the ignition lock barrell which has come loose, or just needs a 'shoogle' about.

2) When this happens, it is the first sign that the car battery is starting to fail as it reduces the range of the code antenna significantly. If your battery is more than 3 years old - start looking for another before the frozen mornings are in.

99% of the time the above resolves the problem.
cj romeo is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 13
Re: Code light not going out


I've also had this problem before but in my case it was due to a dodgy earth. So if cj's suggestions don't help it might be worth checking the earth points. Think mine was the one that attached to the intake manifold.


KennyR is offline  

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

code , light

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome