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  1. Spider convertible - roof won't operate

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. Done a bit of research and I'm getting a strange noise from the rear of the car when trying to open the roof. Sounds like the teeth are worn on the motor. Can anyone guide me to whom sells the gearing, rather than buying the whole motor. Many thanks Kev
  2. Key does not operate remote central locking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok, next problem... The buttons on my switchblade key does not operate the central locking or boot. Apparently the previous owner decided to change the battery; he removed the old batter and then went hunting for a new one. It took him a while, after which he replaced the battery and the key did...
  3. 156 Rear windows fail to operate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is this one of those 156 idiosyncrasities (if that's how you spell it) that neither rear window will operate either from each individual rear switch or the driver's door panel? Obviously I've tried the lock switch and sprayed each of the switches with electrical connector spray. The 30 amp...
  4. Electric window trying to operate while engine off ?!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hiya I realise Saturday night might not be the best time to be posting with a problem but as I might be on the way to a flat battery here goes.... Took the GTV out tonight and both electric windows seem to have packed up at the same time. they worked fine when I last drove the car although the...
  5. how 2 operate headlamp washer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi stupid question but my friend has just bought a 2002 1.8 alfa 156. how do you get the headlamp washer to operate he does not have the book and i have no clue would it be the same as my 147? thanks for your help brian
  6. How to operate MiTo Heated Windscreen

    Alfa MiTo
    My Father just collected his new MiTo. Having owned a Ford and having persuaded him to buy the Heated Windscreen Option (described as such and cost a packet) I feel he's been cheated a bit now that I've read the other posts about the heated windscreen not being a heated windscreen. My question...
  7. 156 key suddenly won't disarm alarm and operate central locking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Suddenly the key to my 03 Alfa 156 Sportwagon Selespeed does not disarm the alarm or operate the central locking. When you press the main key button the light still comes on as if it is working normally, but nothing happens, no indicators flashing or bleeps etc. The smaller button on the...
  8. Speedo dies when wipers operate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    travelling at 60mph, turn wipers to intermittent, each time the wipers activate the speedo dips from 60 to 0 also when the cabin fan is set to 3 it dips & at 4 it goe sto 0 to stay there. any deas? connections to the back are good. i'v etried a 2nd speedo, same issue 'earthing' springs to...
  9. Connect+ How do I operate the phone???

    General Alfa Discussion
    As per the title. I have the connect+ system in my 147 and have just bought an O2 payg sim card for it, but when I try to phone it, it just says currently unavailable??
  10. 147 sunroof motor different HW version.... does not operate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi.. my 147 existing AR original sunroof motor made by Valeo/Webasto #16.514.01 SW 2.6 HW 2.0. E-box HW 2.1 SW 2-6 died got a replacement new unit AR original part# 71717940 made by Valeo/Webasto but #16.514.02 SW 2.6 PS 11, E-box HW 2.3 SW 2-6 the new sunroof motor does not operate...
  11. cruise control tricky to operate

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Can someone enlighten me pls regarding switching on of the cruise control . don't know if I'm stupid or there is some special procedure required to get it to operate. There seem to be no logic to how it works in my car. (2.4 jtd 175hp) when I start the engine with the cruise control switch...
  12. Spider Hood Fails to Operate

    General Alfa Discussion
    Thought I'd share this because it's saved me some money. I have a Spider (1998 2.0 Lusso) and for the third time since owning the car the hood has developed a fault whereby the cover into which the hood folds down will not open. The back of the hood raises okay but the operation stops and the...