156 Transponder faults
Hi, have a 2000 MY 156 2.0 TS, had the car for 14 months with an occasional transponder fault. Key symbol on dash does not go out ( no start ). I you mess about with the key in & out the ign' barrel ( with the drivers door open seems better?! ) eventualy it sorts itself out & you can go. Now my other half had the car on friday, an hours drive from home, no matter what she did nothing would make the immobiliser come off.
She phoned the AA , nice man came out & said ' oh yes this is on our system Alfas have weak transponders' . Quarter of an hour with the battery off & all cured, my tea was an hour late!.
Tried the car after tea still ok. Saturday morning , nothing doing immobiliser stuck on again! Has anyone else had similar? Is there a cure? A friend of mine said open one of the keys , take out the transponder chip & tape it onto the bottom of the ign' barrel under the column cowling, is this a cheap fix I wonder? Any ideas HELP, I need to go to work on Monday.