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51 Spider On ignition - code key won't clear.

I have recently purchased a 51 Plate Spider. Great drive - just need the weather. I have noticed occaionally that the Code Key doesnot always immediately clear on when inserting the key. However it does after a few tries.

I have been told to remove an earth cable that attaches near to the thermostat which I duly did and thought it would reset the code control unit, it didnt- any ideas.
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Re: 51 Spider On ignition - code key won't clear.

apart from disconnecting the battery for half an hour, i don't think there is much you can do.
you could check the connections around the aerial/receiver box which is located near the steering wheel. to me, your fault sounds like it could be caused by a bad connection.
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Re: 51 Spider On ignition - code key won't clear.

I have the same symptons also, it comes and goes. Usually cleared by putting key in and out a couple of times. Its frustrating but so far I have not been stranded anywhere.
I booked mine in about 6 months ago at local alfa specialist and the wiring was the fault( apparently), been fine for last 6 months until last couple of weeks where it has started playing up again!

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