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Does changing the country setting adversely affect anything else? I'm in Australia and remember being told not to do it as engine settings are inverted for winter/summer being opposite to Europe. Anyone have any ideas how many beeps to reinstate back to Australian setting?
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Does changing the country setting adversely affect anything else? I'm in Australia and remember being told not to do it as engine settings are inverted for winter/summer being opposite to Europe. Anyone have any ideas how many beeps to reinstate back to Australian setting?
Nope, just the beep, and also the volume (by a tiny amount), not sure on how many beeps it is in Australia, however, I had a look at the settings, they all seemed the same except for the Dutch settings.
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Thank you

Now if there was just an "Oi you plonker, you've left the key in the slot again" setting....
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Now if you had an Ferrari 458 would you all be turning this beep off I know I would'nt ha ha.
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Thank you! Will try this in the morning. Can't stand getting home late at night and letting the neighbours know I've arrived.
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I am also looking for the same solution for the Mito diesel and would be most grateful if someone would kinely tell me ... as I have no idea where to start. Certainly the above solution doesn't work on this vehicle - I don't even get the four little beeps!!
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Haven't forgotten about this but it is proving harder to find than I thought. Got a few phone calls to make to see if I can get any more info for the M and G
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Wave Solution

I have found the solution in my Mito. This is how I did it.

Take an old pair of jodhpurs (made of a sort of thick, soft felt material).

Find the siren (open the bonnet and keep pressing the key button, locating the siren with your ears).

Undo the one screw on the right hand side (looking from the front, so it is actually the LEFT (passenger side) of the car) of the back black cover over the alarm siren and pull out the one plastic clip. That is enough to gain access with your hand.

Stuff the jodhpurs all round the alarm siren, including underneath it.

Replace the clip and screw. THE BEEP OR BLEEP OR SIREN CANNOT BE HEARD from more than a couple of feet from the car.

WHOOPEE - IT WORKS.

P.S. Steve, apparently the 'expert' at Johnson's Fiat and Alfa in Dorridge near Solihull told me that it couldn't be done or if it could be done, he wouldn't do it in case it was illegal, but it is up to me what I do with my own car.

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So now if your car gets broken into nobody will here the alarm going off............

It can be done in the workshop you just need to pay £40 to get the immobiliser code from Alfa and it can be changed with the diagnostic software.

According to elearn there is a manual procedure but doesn't mention what it is, making some phone calls tomorrow to find out.
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Thank you, Mito No.3. I look forward to being able to do it via some kind of program function. The sequence mentioned above for other cars doesn't work with my Mito.

However, Steve, the expert at the firm who supplied my new car on Monday said that even if it could be done, he wouldn't do it. There was no mention of doing it for a fee.

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P.S. Steve, apparently the 'expert' at Johnson's Fiat and Alfa in Dorridge near Solihull told me that it couldn't be done or if it could be done, he wouldn't do it in case it was illegal, but it is up to me what I do with my own car.
Says a lot when it's relatively simple using multiecuscan they have. Same people told me when my bonnet catch ( in the footwell) broke they would need to remove the bumper and totally remove the cable to open the bonnet . I connected the broken plastic catch ( broken at the rotation joint ) and pulled... Cost £10 ( for new handle) vs several ££££hundred
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Sweet, I remember reading this in what have you done to your car today just done works a treat first time cheers buddy for the write up


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Thank you, Mito No.3. I look forward to being able to do it via some kind of program function. The sequence mentioned above for other cars doesn't work with my Mito.

However, Steve, the expert at the firm who supplied my new car on Monday said that even if it could be done, he wouldn't do it. There was no mention of doing it for a fee.
After some phone calls today 99% certain it can't be done same as the 159, willl need immo code and diagnostics to change country settings.
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This worked a treat for me. Finally!
Thanks OP
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Thank you MitoNo3 - I'm sorry to be a complete dunce, but how do we find the "immo code" and do you happen to know what we do with it?
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Just a thought... can the country code be changed to allow the windows to be closed on holding the locking button down? I'm sure I read that it was a UK setting...
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Just a thought... can the country code be changed to allow the windows to be closed on holding the locking button down? I'm sure I read that it was a UK setting...
More detail here: http://home.planet.nl/~jwq/temp_gta/...NG%20MODES.pdf
Previously posted by 'jwq' on another thread.
I haven't read through it all so don't know whether it answers your question, but others may find it useful if they've not come across it.
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god I hated those beeps
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Just came across this thread. What a joy to get rid of those beeps! Thanks go to whoever discovered this great workaround.
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Just a thought... can the country code be changed to allow the windows to be closed on holding the locking button down? I'm sure I read that it was a UK setting...
+1

So annoying that you can open them from the keyfob but not close them again! When I first got my car I made that mistake an found out quite quickly that they will not go back up again... long story cut sort the interior got a bit wet!
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Windows open and close on the Brera using key fob.

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Windows open and close on the Brera using key fob.

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