Since I have had the 1.8 16V, the alarm has never worked including the remote central locking.
My car came with a master key and two other keys, both of which incorparate the remote central locking and alarm arming in the key, activated by the rubber button.
Unfortunatley I have snapped one of these key during a clumsy fumble
So I now ony have one key and a master. The key which is left, is in bad shape as it falls apart at every given oppourtunity.
I have bought new batteries for the key, and the red LED flashes when the button is engaged. However the remote centrel lockng does not respond or the alarm.
Since I only have one dodgy delapedated key, I was considering purchasing a new one from Alfa at the cost of £57, I understand that this will be blank and will require coding to the alarm header in the rear of the car. In order for them to communicate.
Is there anything else I should check before paying for a new key. I also noticed when I got the to fobs apart, that the PCB's inside whre two slighlty different layouts.
Will I require the alarm code written down to program the new key fob, or is there a method to get the header to spurt it out so the user can program the key fob with a sequence of button presses.
If I do need the code, is there a way of retriving this from the chassis number?
Other than that it looks like a toss up between a new header or aftermarket alarm?!?