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Nearside dipped headlight bulb failed yesterday... I think . They're pretty **** anyway and it seems there is no warning for such bulb failures on the dash.
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My Alfa 147jtd 2003 wont just start

i need help with starting my Alfa Romeo 147jtd, my mechanic told me i need to check my electronic injectors for which i did and i was told the injectors are damaged so i need to get a new set of them. I went through the pain of getting the injectors with the hope that when i fixed them the car will just start for me but still this car wont start.
I called a different Auto electrician to have a look at this problem and he is giving me a different stuff to change again, he said there is no power on the injectors so it not spraying the fuel and that may be one reason why the car is not staring and also it might be that the ECU is broken that can also cause the car not to start.
Now am soo very much tired of the whole situation, i am praying the it is not the ECU because it very expensive here in Ghana.
Please and please i need serious help here.
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it seems there is no warning for such bulb failures on the dash.
It's only on side light bulbs do you get an error. Main bulbs you won't get one.
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i need help with starting my Alfa Romeo 147jtd, my mechanic told me i need to check my electronic injectors for which i did and i was told the injectors are damaged so i need to get a new set of them. I went through the pain of getting the injectors with the hope that when i fixed them the car will just start for me but still this car wont start.
I called a different Auto electrician to have a look at this problem and he is giving me a different stuff to change again, he said there is no power on the injectors so it not spraying the fuel and that may be one reason why the car is not staring and also it might be that the ECU is broken that can also cause the car not to start.
Now am soo very much tired of the whole situation, i am praying the it is not the ECU because it very expensive here in Ghana.
Please and please i need serious help here.
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Think the injectors need to be coded to the Car.
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It's only on side light bulbs do you get an error. Main bulbs you won't get one.
Thanks, I read the book this morning and it, as you suggested the same thing

I suppose it should be obvious if one headlight bulb is out (at night)
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Thats the only logical reason I can think off rather than the Italians being a bit lazy...
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New bumper and boot badges fitted today!

No longer do I have to suffer looking at faded old badges with peeling lacquer

Needs another wash (bloody winter!!), and could do with cleaning of the dogs nose print from the inside of the rear window (idiot dog still doesn't remember to duck when the boot is closing...)

Then I need to sort the stone chips and supermarket special door dings... Alloys need a thorough refurb, and THEN she'll be in top form!
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New bumper and boot badges fitted today!

No longer do I have to suffer looking at faded old badges with peeling lacquer

Needs another wash (bloody winter!!), and could do with cleaning of the dogs nose print from the inside of the rear window (idiot dog still doesn't remember to duck when the boot is closing...)

Then I need to sort the stone chips and supermarket special door dings... Alloys need a thorough refurb, and THEN she'll be in top form!
"idiot dog still doesn't remember to duck when the boot is closing"..

The satisfaction will come when she is all sorted.
Last year was tough on my GT too. She goes for paint at the end of this month. Going to be nice soon not to see the hideous mindless vandalism done to my GT last November every time i look at my car.

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LH sidelight bulb, first problem after two weeks of ownership.

Previous owner (or garage) was obviously a bl**dy poor worker. Lamp was hanging free in the back of the headlamp so not previously correctly assembled. Both wire clips on back of headlamp cover incorrectly located.

Lamp a bit of a pain to locate in the housing but not as difficult as a Renault Megane headlamp bulb despite the horror stories on some forums. 15min start to finish, Happy now
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Nearside dipped headlight bulb failed yesterday... I think . They're pretty **** anyway and it seems there is no warning for such bulb failures on the dash.
Indeed, this just happened to me! My 156 always used to tell me when I had a blown headlight bulb .

Are they as big as pain to fit in the GT as the 156?
 
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Indeed, this just happened to me! My 156 always used to tell me when I had a blown headlight bulb .

Are they as big as pain to fit in the GT as the 156?
Not really, just have a good rummage about in there.
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Indeed, this just happened to me! My 156 always used to tell me when I had a blown headlight bulb .

Are they as big as pain to fit in the GT as the 156?
I'm sure I have been able to get to the dipped headlight bulb on the GT. Thing is I'm not 100% sure as they're always a bit awkward on modern cars and I always seem to be changing/replacing them
Will find out soon.
Whilst I am at it the windscreen washer pump seems to have failed. I'll get on just in case but I've read access from inner wheel arch liner and an alternative to remove the coolant reservoir. Anybody done either?
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Well...job done. The lamp unit cover comes off and lifts out pretty easily, and easier than a 156 to manipulate the bulb in and out.

But as for the flaming bulb retaining clip, why have the pivot at the bottom so you can't see at all to tease it off its lugs? You need a bloody dentist's mirror to see the top of the clip (Looks on ebay for a dentist's mirror).

Still, I did it with all the skin on my fingers intact, and it took about 15mins total

I can turn my front fogs off now, I felt such a t1t .
 
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Had both top suspension 'wishbones' replaced yesterday (Alfa 147, 2005, 64,000 miles). Nice job and she feels tight and quiet.

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Got priced up for the following for the GT.

Cambelt & water pump
New clutch & flywheel
New wishies all round
ARB bushes
Reversing light & parking sensors fixed
New bearing
Check rear brake callipers
Remap
All 4 alloys refurbed!



Gonna cost a few quid.
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Just fitted some nice LED sidelights.. Not sure what the issue seems to be with access/removal as mine were in and out in 10 mins, no dentists mirrors, no swearing, no taking the skin off my knuckles to get it done etc..


Old ones out using the convenient little handle, change bulbs, slip it back in! Job done

Found the old ones had black spots on the bulb housing and weren't fully pushed into place too! The plan was to replace them as the halogens are supposed to blow all the time and be a pig to change... I've found neither to be true for me, but hey ho the LEDs are in now anyway!

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Around 2K?
Pretty much. Is it worth it for a car worth 3k?
I guess once it's all done it'll be worth near 4.5k?
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I guess the maths doesn't really add up. But would you have much chance of selling it without having the work done?

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Pretty much. Is it worth it for a car worth 3k?
I guess once it's all done it'll be worth near 4.5k?
Doubt it... Maintenance never add's value to a car.
If you are keeping it though its a sound investment for trouble free mileage. That's what it counts towards.
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