Bonnet Microswitch - Alfa GT
Have had the extra two flashes after the main flash (upon locking) for a while now.
Knowing that the boot/doors correctly register when they are open I have turned my attention to the bonnet.
The mechanisms are greased, but I have just cleaned them down a little and regreased. However I notice that when I lock the car with bonnet open and either pressing/not pressing the microswitch it still flashes twice after the main flash. However with the bonnet open, it doesn't register on the dash display that the bonnet is open.
So do I have a faulty microswitch (it moves freely by hand and clicks), also if I lock the car then constantly keep clicking the microswitch on/off/on/off e.t.c, then the indicators flash on and off after about 5-10 seconds.
Oh and the main arm that should make contact with the microswitch does move (putting a screwdriver horizontal to act like the bonnet plunger) , but even with a reasonable amount of force (with a little fear of having my fingers snapped off), I couldnt quite make it touch the microswitch, but possibly the fear factor!
What seems to be my problem? and if the car does think the bonnet is open, why doesnt the onboard computer register that? Odd?
Current Italian Cars:-
2004 Alfa Romeo GT 2.0 JTS
Previous Italian Cars :-
2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa
2006 Alfa Brera 2.2 SV JTS
1999 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD
2005 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS Veloce
2004 Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTD
2001 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 Lusso
2002 Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS