ALFA CODE IMMOBILISER - RECODING
Car is an Alfa 155 1.8TS 16V, 1997 (P)
I have found various topics on this subject and to make sure I am doing the correct thing (and for new users information) I have summarised what I believe to be the correct procedure for 'recognising' Keys in the event of an 'ALFA CODE' warning light problem.
1. Insert the master key (red) and turn it to MAR then back to off as soon as the CODE light goes out.
2. Within 10 seconds insert a normal key and turn it to MAR then back to off as soon as the CODE light goes out.
3. Repeat step 2 with all other keys.
4. Finally insert the master key again and turn it to MAR then back to off as soon as the CODE light goes out.
On our car, we had a flat battery and I was trying to jump start the car (which I have done before on various occasions) when the ALFA CODE warning light came on. The car would not start, so I searched this site and found various procedures (All variations of the above). I tried the above procedure however the ALFA CODE warning light remained ON all the time. So, currently can't use the Car !!!
Can anyone confirm that the above procedure is correct or advise of any 'errors'.
Another alternative would be to enter the 'Code' manually via the accelerator pedal, however I believe in the UK this 'Code' is not supplied with the Car (Is this correct ?), So I can't try this.
I believe the 'Master' key I have is the correct one as I received this (along with 2 'normal' keys) with the Car from its Initial (1st) owner. All keys are stamped with the same ID number.
Have I got a 'Major' ECU problem or is there light at the end of the tunnel ???
I am reluctant to take the Car to our local Alfa Dealer (Arnold C.) as recently they did an insurance repair to the rear end of the car and did the worst paint match job I have ever seen (Red Car). This of course was our fault for not looking after the Car properly, hence the original paint had faded and of course they couldn't possibly match this colour !!!!
ALFA's - Good Cars - Less than Perfect Dealers !!!
Any Additional Information / Things to Try regarding the ALFA CODE problem appreciated.
(Wow, what a long post....)
*** UPDATE 29/01/2003 ***
Tried a few variations of the above procedure and its now OK !!!!!!
1. Insert the master key (red) and turn it to MAR then back to off as soon as the CODE light comes on.
On doing the above and then following with steps 2 + 3 the Keys were recognised OK. Now I can follow the original procedure i.e. putting in the 'Master' Key now results in the ALFA CODE light going out (which it didn't do initially).
Car now starting OK - Phewwww.....
Probably worth remembering the above variation of procedure as it appears to have got round my initial problem.
Can anyone confirm the procedure and whether it is in the Alfa 155 Workshop Manual ???
Anyway, thanks for all the posts.
Happy Motoring Again (For a While !!)