Originally Posted by hodge1984
It's from County Motor Works in Chelmsford.
All I'm doing is getting out, shutting the door and pressing the lock button once (presumably enabling the alarm), I didn't know you could not set the alarm.
Then to get back in, one press of unlock, then when I start it up I get the Alarm Unavailable error message.
Hmmm...some models don't come with the alarm but pretty sure Lusso's do as does my Lusso.
Reading the handbook it says.....
With the doors and bonnet closed and the ignition key either turned
to STOP or removed, direct the key with the remote control towards
the car, then press and release Á button. Except specific
markets, the system produces a visual and acoustic signal and
enables door locking.
A self-diagnostic stage precedes the turning on of the alarm: In case
of faults the system will generate a further acoustic and/or visual
signal using the LED on the dashboard.
If after the alarm is switched on, a second acoustic signal is emitted
and/or the LED on the dashboard flashes, wait about 4 seconds
and switch off the alarm by pressing Ë button, check that the
doors, bonnet and boot are closed correctly and then reactivate the
system by pressing Á button.
If the alarm produces an acoustic signal even when the doors, bonnet
and boot are correctly closed, a fault has occurred in system
operation: in this case, go to Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Do you get the acoustic signal?