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  1. Alfa 147 need help with fixes, seat belts, horn and mystery cable?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HELLO FORUM, as the title says i just got my first car (alfa romeo 147 1.6 tspark 2005 in a sexy sexy light blue). It has some problems which i wasn't aware of until after the sale (i bought it last saturday). then there are some mods I would like to carry out on it and would like some advice...
  2. Warped wheel - to fix or replace?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So the front driver side wheel on my Brera is warped. Doesn't cause too many issues as long as you keep blow 80mph. Once above 80 it starts causing lots of vibrations through the wheel...acts like a speed limiter in a way! But it makes me wonder could be causing more issues than just keeping me...
  3. Tailgate wiring looms - when did Alfa fix them?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Morning all.. Looking at potentially getting a 2013 Giulietta Sportiva. To the previous owner's knowledge, the tailgate wiring looms have never been replaced. Had Alfa fixed the issue with the short wires by 2013, or is it something which I'll need to factor in? Pics of the wiring looms in...
  4. Mileage and trip info flashing, what's the fix please?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have recently acquired a '06 1.9 16v 147 TI and just recently the mileage and trip figures flash intermittently and I would like to stop it. I've already owned a 2 litre TS and a 2.4 156 and my wife had a 147 16v 1.9 and I seem to remember this happening to one of them, which was an easy fix...
  5. How to fix the Spider roof cover motor

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear community, recently I had to face an issue on my Spider V6 (broken spindle on the roof bonnet motor), I was able to fix it also thanks to the indication that I found on this site. Here a link to the PDF procedure that I made (900 KB)...
  6. Has anyone successfully tried the wonky idle fix by cutting ABS wire?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Here's the original thread for a 156 TwinSpark whose problems are eerily similar to what I and a ton of fellow GTV owners have been having: Has anyone managed to implement this? I haven't found a similar wire in the GTV's instrument cluster wiring diagram, but perhaps a GTV-specific fix has...
  7. Low battery charge warning fix

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone. I'm a newbie member here but have used this site to guide me through the many repairs in my Alfa GT 1.9 JTD so thought I'd try and return the favour. One of the problems I've had that i haven't been able to find a solution to was the "Low battery charge" warning constantly beeping...
  8. Problems after trying to fix the horn, 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. Followed this guide: Managed to het the horn working. But no I can't close my front windows, Alfa check display is dead, speedometer, odometer and fuel guage.. Everything is dead beside the engine, rear Windows and the radio. Any ideas...
  9. Aftermarket Alarm - fix or dump?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a '97 Ph1, 916. It has an aftermarket Direct Electronics 3100 alarm on it. Car is parked up for winter. Battery went flat, I took out and recharged put back in and everything kicked off and I can't get the alarm to turn off. The blip thing doesn't turn it off for some reason and I can't...
  10. GT window removing fuse fix ? Or not !!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, my passenger window is acting up , keeps dropping and raising all on its own then it stays in the fully open position !! Is it possible for me to get the window back up and before it drops back down , if I remove the fuse (I'm assuming there is one for the windows) will that hold the...
  11. Where to fix an extra earth lead

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ve seen it plenty of times, but damned if I can find it in a thread. I want to put an extra lead from battery to engine, Grahameo gave advice as per in the attached photo, but the only possible lifting eye that a 30cm cable will reach to us what I’m pointing to in the other photo at the front...
  12. Heated seats fix

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, i am driving a Crosswagon Q4 with factory fitted heated seats. At this age if course the heated seats were not working. And they still doesn’t work and this is the reason for the thread. First of all the fuse is ok, and the buttons are ok - the red bulb lights up. I came across one...
  13. GTV6 - Weird Indicator Glitch / Fix

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I was giving the GTV6 a once over, as it is coming up to MOT time. Just as I thought I was going to get away with no issues, the indicator light on the dash decided to turn solid green and when I moved the stalk, the indicators themselves were constantly lit on the relevant side. Just before I...
  14. Fix stone ships on front bumper

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi. Im working on getting my newly acquired Spider into shape, although on a DIY budget. The front bumper is painted yellow, but the underlying plastic is black. This leads to some pretty visible black stone chips on the yellow paint. I have provided pictures. Im thinking of touching up the...
  15. Ugly slam panel quick fix!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As with many 159’s and Brera’s they suffer with ugly pitted or paint loss on the slam panels, here is my quick fix using some Blue Peter sticky back plastic!! The odd other spots I can paint.
  16. £900 to fix a scratch and dent?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi there someone bumped into my car and drove off. I took it to the garage and I was quoted altogether £926. I'm going for a 2nd opinion but in the meanwhile I've attached the images of the damage and quotation. Will I be really looking at these amounts to get this fixed.
  17. Got a 147 Now To Fix a Few Problems

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bought me a 147 2.0 and love it so far, ive had a polo for my 1st car and 3 e36's until i got this as my last e36 got written off by a nice lady! and compared to them this is the most comfy car by quite far and another reason i love it im the only youngster in my town with one (like being...
  18. 156 Veloce - Fix or Break? - Opinions Please (Part 2)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I started a thread about 3 weeks ago about whether to fix my 156 Veloce or break it. Apologies for not getting back to anyone but the Easter weekend was the first time I've had chance to...
  19. Gordon Brown - FIX OUR ROADS.

    General Alfa Discussion
    Gents and Ladies Please complete the petition at the below link and tell Brown, Adonis and the rest of them that enough is enough: Petition to: Fix our roads. | The fact is the (majority of) British public are paying the highest road taxation in Europe, yet our roads are akin...
  20. EGR fix once and for all.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I really need to sought this once and for all on my GT JTD. For the last year i have this really annoying intermediate loss of power below 2k revs. Ive had 2 valves and twice they have been off for cleaning aswell as the throttle body yet it still comes back, which is really starting to get...