Originally Posted by devilishcharm
I bought my 166 with a flat battery (bit stupid I know) however I was hoping a good run or overnight charge would cure the battery problem, not to be so new battery fired in it problem sorted. Car was bought from dealers and when I took it for test drive there was no airbag fault light showing then few days later went to pick the car up and with having to boost the car with a heavy duty battery charger it has brought out the famous alfa charm. I believe flat batteries can show up this fault light as it causes a drain on all electrics....obviously!! and then by jumping the car with cables or a charger it 'spikes' the airbag ecu module which in turn registers a fault.
Im wondering can I simply take it to an autospark and have him reset the airbag ecu or is it best in the hands of alfa specialist?
I can write on my little finger what I know about it but I'm guessing once you have a guy who has a diagnostics to tell you what the fault was/is it doesn't matter who does it.
I do know that the connectors under the front seats have a habit of burning out and need removing and soldering the wires together.
Best getting it fixed asap as I am sure you know that once the light is on you've no airbags...
166 is a cracking car...