Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Just to make you aware that there are 2 type of alarm systems fitted by Alfa to the GTV/Spider.
1 - Alfa Romeo VAS Alarm - The ECU lives under the plastic cowl on the offside front wing, (also siren unit). This can be disconnected by 2 methods, Using the small round key or removing the electrical plugs to the ECU/Siren. Also the 'fob' is integral with the ignition key and the infra-red sensor is where the map & interior lights are located.
2 - META M99 Alarm - The ECU lives in the centre console, the siren lives in the same location as the Alfa alarm. To deactivate the alarm, you need to disconnect the ECU not siren.The 'fob' is separate to the key.
When deactivating the alarm systems you will also lose the remote central locking function. The alarm and immobiliser (CODE) systems are 2 separate systems, deactivating the alarm will not affect the immobiliser.
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