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Please help, how much is the cost of

Hi

Took Alfa for MOT to local garage and was told the

Airbag ecu unit needed replacing on my Alfa Romeo 156 T Spark Veloce.

They quoted me 815 for this job.

The garage adamant that the fault light indicates Airbag problem.

Can I buy a airbag reset tool and reset the light and maybe take it to another garage.

And how much have you been quoted or you charge for similar jobs? .

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Normally its just a connector under the seat. Go to an alfa specialist and have it checked.
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The garage says the diagnostic tool shows P0001. What does this mean guys?
They are not Alfa specialists so not entirely experts in Alfa. The one Alfa specialist I know is in Bolney and he is one of the best mechanics I have ever met and very reasonable but by the same token soo busy. I need this fixed because of mot, which is now due!
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air bag issue

Hi,

P..... codes are normally a power train fault codes.
Is your air bag warning light "on" or engine management light?

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air bag warning light is on. That's all I know in my layman's world. lol
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Anyone has any ideas on the following costs for an Alfa Romeo 1.6 VT Veloce 52 plate:

Rear brake disc
Hand brake cable
Bonnet catch

These are the rest of the items that have failed

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156 failure

Hi,

Discs 60.99, pads if needed 29.50, hand brake cables 33.00 (pair) plus fitting.
Bonnet catch ? depends on problem.
Air bag light. Quite ofter this may be a loose connection. Possible it could be the air bag ECU. Has the car been jump started?

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Has the car been jump started?
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Cheers for the prices Philip. The car did once need jump starting.
Adding labour hours to do those items, are we looking at sub 300 approx?
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Please can someone give me rough pricing for these:

Offside Stop Lamp
Restraint system warning lamp
Nearside read suspension arm rubber bush bonding
Offside rear brake cable
Offside rear parking brake

Just want to guage some ideas. Cheers all.
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Go and See Rusper Alfa or Bianco Auto

Both near crawley and both highly recommended.
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Cheers for the info, OA. Will give them a call.
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Got a quote from Bianco Auto. Very competitive. Nice one. Waiting on other two: Rusper and West Sussex Alfa (Mark).
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All set. Gone for Bianco Auto and booked for this friday.

Hopefully my Alfa Romeo is going to be legit driving it to the garage, with no MOT ???
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great stuff. Yes you can drive to the garage with no mot as it's booked in for one there.
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