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  1. Mystery in Passenger Well

    Alfa MiTo
    Some form of clip hanging from a cord has appeared in the passenger footwell, does anyone have any idea what it is and where it needs to go? Thanks in advance for any help. From an 09 MitO
  2. Spider Steering mystery to solve

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi - I've a weird steering problem with my '69 Spider....when the car is standing, waggling the steering wheel a little makes the tyres move straight away...but at any significant speed over 20mph, there is a huge amount of play and 'slop' in the steering, that you almost have to turn the wheel...
  3. Loose Wire Mystery - can anyone identify where it should go?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all In my quest to solve a lack of indicators I had most of the inside and under bonnet of the car laid out on the drive last night! Didn't get any further than that but I did find this loose wire which I couldn't see an obvious home for - can anyone help identify? The picture is taken from...
  4. Mystery "handle" under front seat

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    When I reach forward under my driver's seat (159Ti seats), right in the centre, between my calves, there's a fabric flap of some sort inset into the leather. Pushing the flap aside I can feel some sort of spring-loaded handle. But it doesn't appear to do anything. I can't find anything in the...
  5. Mito dpf mystery

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi I wonder if anyone can help me, I bought a mito 1.3jdtm (59) with 58k on clock 3 wks ago. The oil light was flashing and it hadn't been serviced for 2 yrs (8k). I had it serviced at my local specialist but 2 days after the dpf clogged light came on. We checked and it said 31% clogged and it...
  6. Alfa GTV mystery switch!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Gtv 916 2.0 TS '96 Hi, could anybody advise me as to the name/function of the switch in the drivers footwell. It is mounted on the outer wall and is enclosed in a piece of moulded trim. What appears to me to be some sort of button is protected under a thin piece of rubber on the top and is...
  7. Mystery swith ( for me anyhowe ) above the clutch pedal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Above the cluth pedal of the 156 there is a switch mounted Thous anybody knows what is the purpose of this switch. And can i leave it disconnected as it is verry difficuld to put it back My first guess was that it was to prevent the car from starting if the clutch pedal was not depressed...
  8. Mystery alarm noise behind dash

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Loving my newly acquired 159, but every now and again as I'm driving I get a muted alarm sounding for about a minute and then it stops? No error lights or other effects. Just a whoo whoo alarm. I new I would have fun with my first Alfa. So any ideas anyone?
  9. Brake fluid warning light mystery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, The brake fluid low warning light/beep came on once a few weeks ago. Now, it comes on at every tight bend or roundabout. I bought brake fluid, opened reservoir to top up but.. It was full to brim. Anybody else had similar or can help? It's a GT derv. In possibly related, I noticed the...
  10. Radio mystery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hiya... does my 147 Lusso have a ghost? I've recently noticed that the original radio/CD player in my 2004 car is playing after I've switched it off. Sometimes it just starts playing when I'm driving... It's also playing when I return to the car in the morning...:confused: Any ideas? Thanks
  11. Mystery issue has stopped me taking delivery of my 159 Ti. Garage mystified.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, and Happy New Year to everyone! A few weeks ago I joined this forum and expected to take delivery of my first 159 Ti 2.4 QTronic mid-December. Well that date passed, and we're now into January and still no sign of my beautiful Alfa :-( Apparently the garage is struggling with one...
  12. Another rattle mystery.....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ok I hate rattles and strange noises like a lot of us but I just can't get to the bottom of this one. It appears when the engine is at approximately 1500 to 1700rpm and sounds like vibration / rattle / tappety sound located at the rear drivers side when sat in the drivers seat but when I sit in...
  13. A mystery knocking noise.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So yesterday I was driving as normal (Spider) when I started to hear a slight knocking from the front offside. I ignored it. Then it got louder - if I accelerated it would sound like a hammer tapping on the suspension which increased with speed - so rotational. If I dipped the clutch it stopped...
  14. Flooded Footwell - Solved but mystery lead found

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Been suffering from occasional flooded passenger side footwell. Just got back and popped off the windscreen scuttle. I found that the central drain plug was not only fully clogged, but there was a mystery lead sucked down it ( pictured ). 2 minutes pocking around with a screwdriver cleared it...
  15. An alarming mystery on a ph1 GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I've been really struggling to solve a problem on my phase 1 GTV. For no particular reason the alarm started going off at random intervals a few weeks back, both when I was driving it and when it was on the drive (much to my neighbor's displeasure). After trying all the common fixes I...
  16. GT Cloverleaf Horn fuse mystery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My horn no longer works and it seems the fuse might have blown - having looked into the fuse box on the lid it shows that the horn fuse is a black rectangular box type fuse - does anyone know what ampage that is so i can know how to replace it :rolleyes: Also anyone know whether there is a...
  17. Drumming noise is a mystery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I desperately need some advice on a drumming noise that my 2002 156 JTD 2.4 Sportwagon has developed over the last few weeks. I also have a clunking sound over bumps. I have had upper and lower arms replaced, both rear drop links and one front drop link replaced and I still have noise...
  18. 2.4 mystery electrical plug

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I found this plug while removing my intercooler. It was under the headlamp on the passenger side, behind the bumper, the cable running from a join with another cable up by the suspension turret, as per attached photo's. Anyone with a 2.4 (150 bhp 10 valve engine) able to accurately identify it...
  19. Headlight throws mystery shadow on road...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I realize that reads like a tabloid headline, but this is really weird. On low beam (about 2mtrs in front of the drivers side, towards the right) a flattened-out vee-shaped shadow appears on the road. I've just had a look at the unit, and there seems to be about 4mm of play between the lamp...
  20. Mystery Connector

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Changing out a fog light with associated fun bumper removal. I thought I'd also change some bulbs etc. in the front while I had everything apart. I came across this connector on the drivers side just below the headlight cluster, it's in pretty poor shape due to water ingress - had no...
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