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  1. False Alarms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have an annoying gremlin playing with the alarm in my Spider... If I lock the car ( whilst hood closed ) with my fob so the alarm is armed and keep the car in the garage it behaves perfectly - no false alarms. If I do the same outside I get nuisance false alarms occurring which is very...
  2. Spider triggering false alarms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've only had my car for about 3 weeks (2007 946 Spider) but I'm beginning to see evidence that the alarm is triggering randomly. I've seen it do it once about 10 days ago, and simply unlocked / locked with the fob to stop it. I don't think it triggered again at that time. However, I used the...
  3. False alarms: fixing the elusive tilt sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After its 2 month winter holiday on axle stands, my 147 alarm is playing up intermittently. The other day it was OK for almost 24hrs. Yesterday it went off twice so I locked the car on the key. This morning it it went off within 2 minutes of locking the car on the fob. Then again a few minutes...
  4. garage alarms

    General Motoring Discussion
    prompted slightly by Jiberson's sad tale I'm wondering if people lock their garages with anything other than the standard peg that comes with the door. And do they have alarms? Any of them rated by you lot?
  5. Guidance Needed on MIL Alarms

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi. I keep getting a frequent MIL lamp for 2 sensor failures. They always reset, but come back if I am accelerating up a hill or accelerating if engine is not properly warmed up. One of them is Oxygen Sensor and the other I think translated is carbon dioxide heater sensor. Not being a whizz...
  6. Clifford alarms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I've been thinking of getting the Clifford thatcham alarm with remote starting on vehicle Have anyone else done this and if so has it been reliable G5 model fitted by them. Approx £700 Total enclosure all singing system Any feed back really appreciate Jeff
  7. Alarms in my QV

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All. Seeking advice on what to do about my QV. Just weeks before the car went in for the 35 000kms service, I would get a series of alarms going off,starting with the steering corrector, and moving on to abs,vdc,etc. The good people at CMH Alfa in Hatfield supposedly found the error, the ABS...
  8. Cobra Alarms

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All Anyone know about these things ? I have a legacy (not fitted by me) 7928 model fitted which drains the battery in no time. I have the operators manual now but there is no info on if/how to disable passive arming. I would like to get rid of it altogether to be honest but slowing the...
  9. Alarms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, have just had my 55 plate GT JTDm serviced it has only covered 36K and am really pleased with it. The problem now is that it now has warning lights showing for both ABS + VDC on the dash. also the computer is showing in TXT VDC FAILURE followed by ABS FAILURE the other weird thing is on...
  10. factory alarms

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All I have a Meta alarm on my spider.When I got the car the control unit was in the boot and no remotes. I had the main control unit re-programmed with two new remotes and fitted the unit. Thing is the LED in the dash is on all the time, whether or not the alarm is active. Accoding to the...
  11. Darn't pesky alarms again

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Got new car, a phase 2 spider. Fantastic... alarm brain was in boot. no fobs. So following advice from you all, I sent it off to ABACUS and now have reeived it back. Brilliant service However, connected up and all seems to function OK. but the red light on the dash is on all the time ...
  12. false warning alarms

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi can anybody help 2001 5 door 147 Just had the alternator changed and its squealing like a pig when cold (loose belt? back in this Wednesday to be tightened) but now I am getting false warnings, front RH head lamp out front LH head lamp out, rear number plate lights out. I have checked and...
  13. Alarms....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys - Just had a Hornet Maxx 1 (Thatcham Cat 1) Alarm installed at home by Andy of 'Electrifying Touch' - (Thatcham category 1 alarm and cat 2 immobiliser installation). Before I say more, he's not paying me! Done an absolutely blinding job, neat and professional and a nice guy. Took about...
  14. Thumbs up to abacus alarms

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Brilliant work! Posted off the Spiders Meta alarm on monday lunch time. No code, no bippers. Arrived back today and have re installed. This is the first time the spider has had its alarma and remote central locking working since we bought her a year ago. :cool: Very reasonable price too...
  15. alarms service mode query

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    morning guys, i have a query about a standard alarm in a ph2 spider, i'm sure you'll know the answer to! how the bl**dy hell do you get in in and out of service mode?!!! a garage i took it to put it in service and didin't take it out again after the work was done!! doh!! thanks in advance people!!
  16. vdc and abs alarms, car will start but selespeed won't engage any gears

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    for a fuller history of this car see "system failure warnings" under "roobloke". i am repeating an earlier post under that thread as i'm afraid it will be missed there. i have had a long running problem with regular vdc and abs alarms but that is all they were, they didn't seem to affect the...
  17. Atermarket Alarms - advice please

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am after installing an aftermarket alarm complete with remote central locking. wel really its the remote central locking i require. my drivers side door locks starting to become stiff with constant use, the passengers side is as good as new. what alarm system would people recommend to do...
  18. alarms

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I am looking for a new alarm for my 2002 spider and have been told lots of conflicting advice so im counting on you guys to help me to not be ripped off. Apparently:rolleyes: alfa recommends the cobra 3868 with microwave sensors upgrade as its a soft top. The cheaper, but apparently fine...
  19. Help confused KEYS, ALARMS!!!!! HELP

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Hoping you guys will be able to help me. I have just bought a 1998 GTV V6 the car was stolen recovered and has broken locks etc and no keys. I have a new set of locks, ignition barrel and a red key (without fob). I have not owned a GTV before only a 156. My 156 has the alarm and remote...
  20. 2 Alarms and neither work!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    When I bought my car it had a retro fitted alarm, which didn't work, so the seller knocked some cash off. I'm not sure what's wrong with it until I get it checked out, but is it worth getting the original alarm reconnected so I don't have the 3 ugly sensors on the dashboard?