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Battery might help with the alarm, but will have no affect on the starting......the immobiliser is a passive sensor, doesn't need any battery in the key.
It could be that someone has had some keys cut just to enable them to get into the car if the original keys were locked inside, but without getting the immobiliser chip cloned...... If that is the case, you might be able to get an Alfa dealer to code the keys to the car, but that only works if it is a "virgin" chip, and you'll probably need to get the code, from Alfa, at a cost.....
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