Re: starting problem - key not being 'read'
I had exactly the same problem on my Cup. It got worst over time. When it started, I could get the key read by moving up the down the steering column, took the key out and tried a few more times. But at the end none of these worked. Alfaman in Ryner Lane looked at it and believe the aerial was bad. They changed it but problem remained. Took the car back again, they changed the aerial again and now it's been working 100% so far. It's very likely you are having a bad aerial as well. Worth a try to change it. Hope this help.
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