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Just tried the night panel, rather confusing to be honest - I tend to check engine temp + fuel quite often (first car was a 30-year-old VW) so not having those visible is a tad alien to me...

P.S. I'm assuming it's normal, but my car doesn't notify me when the fuel light comes on, only "cruising range limited" when the miles-to-empty ticks to zero - not just me, Shirley?
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Driving home tonight I found a hidden gem!
Small handle under the front of drivers seat (and passenger seat) allows front third of seat to move forward about 1 inch. Handle needs to be pressed which must latch the seat in position?
I drive a 159 JTD Ti so maybe only applicable to the 159s?
I'm sure this is known by others but I felt like I'd uncovered a golden nugget as I have seen this referenced on this post.
Hurrah to me!
NOTE: I'd happily trade this discovery for rain sensing wipers that are more logical in operation!
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P.S. I'm assuming it's normal, but my car doesn't notify me when the fuel light comes on, only "cruising range limited" when the miles-to-empty ticks to zero - not just me, Shirley?[/QUOTE]

Yeah thats normal. Bloody stupid that it goes to zero when you clearly have range left.
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Hi All
Driving home tonight I found a hidden gem!
Small handle under the front of drivers seat (and passenger seat) allows front third of seat to move forward about 1 inch. Handle needs to be pressed which must latch the seat in position?
I drive a 159 JTD Ti so maybe only applicable to the 159s?
I'm sure this is known by others but I felt like I'd uncovered a golden nugget as I have seen this referenced on this post.
Hurrah to me!
NOTE: I'd happily trade this discovery for rain sensing wipers that are more logical in operation!
Cheers
JAMES
You're talking the leg bolster for the Ti sport seats. Be careful -- those handles can be fragile.
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Yes had noticed the handle was a little "light".
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I've only just discovered today you can set your electric doors mirrors to close in automatically when you lock the door with the remote control, they will then open when you start the engine!

The set up is easy: With the engine-on, hold down the electric mirror button for 2 seconds and it should bleep, then you're all set, to deactivate do the same, hold the button down for 2 sec.
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Brilliant!
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Why don't they have this sort of stuff in manuals? Deliberately done to have some fun?
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Why don't they have this sort of stuff in manuals? Deliberately done to have some fun?
I'm sure that this was in my manual??
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I'm sure that this was in my manual??
90% of all this thread in the manual! As are half the questions asked on the forum ('Can anyone tell me the tyre pressure?')
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90% of all this thread in the manual! As are half the questions asked on the forum ('Can anyone tell me the tyre pressure?')
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I've only just discovered today you can set your electric doors mirrors to close in automatically when you lock the door with the remote control, they will then open when you start the engine!

The set up is easy: With the engine-on, hold down the electric mirror button for 2 seconds and it should bleep, then you're all set, to deactivate do the same, hold the button down for 2 sec.
Tried that. Didn't work on my 159
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Tried that. Didn't work on my 159
Brera only - the mirror assembly is quite different... annoyingly.

I tried as well, after finding the foldy button after 3 months of ownership...
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A few spirited laps on a race circuit that bring out the excellent handling and performance plus engine growl that one doesn't quite experience in every day driving!

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If you take the key out of the fob and lock the car with the key, hold it in the lock position and it will put the windows up......

Its a PITA but easier than having to get back in the car.....
And hold it longer it will close the sunroof.
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I don't appear to have electric folding door mirrors, the button present but it does not depress.
Must be because mine is a Turismo sport (no thrills model)
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And hold it longer it will close the sunroof.
Given it's summer very annoyed that this handy feature was taken away from the later examples. So after opening everything remotely you have to get back into the car, insert the key and operate the four window switches and the sunroof control.

Mercedes does the opposite -- it will close everything (automatically if it detects rain, too) but doesn't open anything remotely.
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Given it's summer very annoyed that this handy feature was taken away from the later examples. So after opening everything remotely you have to get back into the car, insert the key and operate the four window switches and the sunroof control.

Mercedes does the opposite -- it will close everything (automatically if it detects rain, too) but doesn't open anything remotely.
Yes, I agree. I also have a VW Passat, which opens and closes everything, although I don't believe the sunroof can detect rain. So, clearly it is not an Australian reason why the Alfa doesn't close the windows, but they weren't able to fix it back up for the Australian market.

The key in the door tip is very handy though - thanks Willheim!
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So, clearly it is not an Australian reason why the Alfa doesn't close the windows, but they weren't able to fix it back up for the Australian market.
No Torbs, I've asked the dealer to reset this feature which my JTS had, but they won't or can't do it. Suggestion was that at some point a kid has been decapitated or suchlike and therefore Alfa is ****scared of a lawsuit.
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Are they secret?

So my 2008 lusso has the mood lights, pointless! The centre armrest moves 1.5 inches, pointless! You can turn off all but the speedo lights at night, pointless! Can someone find the button that displays this weeks lottery numbers!
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Just realised my car has a hill hold system. At first I thought it was dodgy breaks but on a steep (ish) hill the car will hold for a second before you engage a gear and pull away - I think it is a nice feature to stop you needing to do clutch holds etc. Looking at the manual it says it engages at +/- 6% hills

This car seems to have an endless list of quite handy little features that I had no idea about
Had mine 2 years, driving around thinking I was amazing at hill starts until I got a 'hill sart not in operation' warning along with some others due to weak battery.

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Can someone find the button that displays this weeks lottery numbers!
Pointless...it's the WINNING numbers you'll need
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