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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    Hey, First alfa-first priblem:( After a few rides in the Giulietta in its first weeks with us (car is 3y old), yesterday i played around for about an hour and a half with radio, uconnect, settings without starting engine. Not sure if this is related but..l today engine doesnt start. It just...
  2. Alfa 164 & 166
    hi. is there any way to fix the dead pixels on the 164 3.0 dash display?, nearly half of mine have gone out, of course it looks pretty bad, the clock can't be seen at all, and the heater increments aren't all there on both sides.
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys It's sad that the first post back on the forum after a few years is the possibility of scrapping my 159ti but... Has anybody found a relatively inexpensive way of fixing the renouned "security protection system not enabled" issue Car very dead.. No lights on dash except for the error...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Has anyone come across a problem where the the Third brake light dim and a few LEDs are dead. Do I need to replace all the strip ? Anyone know how to remove the strip from the spoiler Cheers
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    So, only about 15kms out of Sofia, en route the 435km trip to the Black Sea town of Kiten, the engine spat the dummy at 130-140kph. There may have been some prior noise, but I had the window down and the radio on, and didn't pick it up. Anyway, trucked to my Alfa service and instant diagnosis on...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The entire cluster is dead - so dead in fact that the fuel and water needles couldn't even be arsed to drop to zero. No illumination either. Checked the fuses (39, 42 and 49) just in case there's separate power to them, but they're fine. I'd also hoped that maybe fitting a new stereo a while...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Just wanted to share the following - for those who suddenly experience the following symptoms on 2010 Giulietta Cloverleaf (manual transmission): 1. Dead engine starter motor, not turning at all 2. Rest of the accessories work well (locks, lights, air-con-fan, radio, etc..) 3. When...
  8. Alfa Giulia
    I have a Guilia Quadrifoglio and the battery is flat. How can I open the boot to access the battery!!
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi to all, I have an Alfa 147 of 2008 5-doors. A strange problem appeared recently. Suddenly, rear windows and front and rear courtesy lights started to function from time to time, and after some days died completely. I had blinking odometer but when they died the blinking odometer stopped as...
  10. Alfa MiTo
    As above, recently came back from a 3 week holiday to discover the battery was flat. Got it started, been fine the last week. This frosty morning driving to work, 70mph, radio switches itself on and off, followed by a long list of warning lights (abs disabled, hill start disabled, air bad...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Bought another 156 SW (04 facelift) recently. Done a lot of work to sort out a lot of problems but one is proving a little harder to sort. Car has no alarm. Previous owner says it was disconnected in the search for a battery drain which turned out to be the connect nav phone module (...
  12. The Technology Section
    Both my boys have gone into early hibernation :)
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I purchased a 2006 Brera 2.4 and drove it home.Bought a new battery as car had problems starting according to owner.It started a few times then wouldnt release the key,I seperated the key and placed it in the ignition slot and removed the fob.It did the four time, now the fob does nothing when...
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Bit of a conundrum here. I have an Afla 159 2.2 JTS Lusso which suffered a catastrophic engine failure a few weeks ago and is beyond economical repair. It's been sitting outside my house while I waited until I had time to do something about it. I looked at scrapping it but couldn't bare to part...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got into it this morning, put the key in, lights came on, pushed the button and everything went dead.no lights etc, had to open the drivers door and close it again to get it to respond, but again when pushing the start button it goes dead. Any ideas
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm worried this is finally it for my 1.9 GT (2005). After my daily hour commute, I pulled up to a junction and the engine died. Said VDC failure and Immobiliser failure, and just turned over and over. Had it towed to my mechanic, who thought it was the engine ECU. He says he has fitted a part...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, Yesterday after a short walk came back to my 159 and it didnt start. Starter spun a little and after that dashboard went off. Tested battery - all ok. Then found out that fuse 03 (electrical steering lock) burned out. Replaced it and dashboard went on. But still no start. I can hear fuel...
  18. The Technology Section
    My bedroom/office speakers have died. Replacement time. Seen this: https://us.creative.com/p/speakers/sound-blaster-roar-2 Built-in DAC is interesting... :cool: Any other recommendations? Main audio source: desktop PC. Spec: Bass-y, compact all-in-one unit, USB powered. (Battery...
  19. General Motoring Discussion
    Although I've had it a matter of weeks (as discussed on this thread http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/other-marques/155404-fiat-punto-1-2-16v.html )! Some goon in a Focus ploughed into the back of me at traffic lights coming home from work last night, pushing me into a Beemer 5 series in front...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    On the way home on the 11th August 2009 some silly lady driver decided not to follow suit withe the rest of the traffic and instead pile into the back of my 147. My 147 Her Golf I took one look and knew that was game and the insurance agreed. Still on the bright side the paid out £1100.00...
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