cant beat an alfa
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: United Kingdom
Flat battery now need new lock barrel
Recently had a problem with the alternator on my 147. This caused the battery to go flat over two days whilst I waited to have the alternator changed. It was at this point that I found out that the drivers side door lock (new handle changed by a previous owner) didn't fit the key (only one key came with the car) so I couldn't open the car until power was supplied underneath the car via the starter motor and jump leads. The single key opens the door remotely and starts the car with no problems. All I want is a key to at least open the door in the case of a flat battery. I have spoken to Auto lusso and they tell me for my model (2007) you cannot just get a lock barrel and key - you have to get the ECU, Ignition lock and two coded keys - £799 and then get them put on the car!!.
Any ideas how I could either get a key for the exisiting lock or a barrel and key - doesn't have to start the car.
Thanks in advance guys.