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  1. 164 trunk release

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Electric trunk release isn’t working on 1991 164 (USA model) and I’ve been tracking down the reason for that. There isn’t any connection between relay pin 85 (in the trunk) and pin 17 on the ARCU. How is this connected and what are those connectors found to the right of the glovebox?
  2. 166 Fuel Filler Flap Release Switch

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi The fuel filler flap release button on my 166 has decided to play silly bugger. The last few times I went to fill up it had to be “wiggled” a bit to release the flap and yesterday, outright refused to comply, so I had to tug the string in the boot. Has anyone fixed/tweaked the switch on...
  3. Noise Release Bearing 105 Coupe

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    This is an issue I find after starting the car from cold and has happened since I replaced the clutch and release bearing a few years ago. It sounds like a whirring noise when in neutral or in reverse, but goes away if i pump the clutch pedal. Doesn't happen once the car is warmed up. Any ideas?
  4. Boot and filler cap release not working

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Yep! Another thread! GTV 2001 phase2? I finally purchased this lovely car. Before bought the I was aware of these fault; Boot release, filler cap release and rear window heaters not working. Okay. Today I took my multimeter and got to work. I checked every single fuse (except those near...
  5. Brera badge/boot release

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Noticed when cleaning the car today that the rear badge/boot release is fading and peeling a little so would like to replace it. The push to release has not worked since I bought it but from other forum posts I’m convinced it should release the boot as there is no button inside - only on the...
  6. Alfa 159 SW external boot release

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all I am the proud new owner of a 56 plate 159 Q4 JTS 3.2V6 Sportwagon! Am I being thick or is there a way to release the boot from the outside without using the remote fob? I had thought the badge on the back would be a button but apparently not! (Boot opens fine via the fob and the...
  7. Ignition key release

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello I have a 2004 face lift 166 3.0 lusso sportronic which i love! However the ignition key will not come out without pulling the small button below the steering column. I have checked and the release solenoid if working - when power is applied to it, and there is power at the switch at the...
  8. 159 boot release

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is there another way to open the 159 boot with no remote? The Spider has a button in the center console but I don't see one in my 159
  9. Bonnet release

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, bit stuck! My bonnet release has failed, lever inside car does nothing! Have detached from lever and tried to pull cable to get a release but nothing! Is there any tips or experience anybody has had with this? Or any ways to manually release elsewhere. Have an MOT due this month and...
  10. V6 SMF release bearing fitment question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have just purchased a new Valeo 3 part clutch kit from for a total of £134.19, which I thought was a pretty good price. As I have an SMF to fit when it all goes back together, this kit is for the 3.2 V6 rather than the normal one (for my car) for the DMF on the 3.0L CF2 V6...
  11. Broken bonnet release cable help

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, everyone. I have been around this site for a long time, but things have been ok for me problem wise for a while. I previously owned a 147, then a 147 collezione. Then i treated myself and bought a low mileage 2 year old Mito QV. Its been great, i have drove it on the continent many miles...
  12. GTV bonnet release cable has come loose

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi folks by way of introduction, i've had my GTV 916 for nearly 3 years now, and for all its sins, its a keeper (for now at least lol). I've a long list of issues to work through including the dreaded fuel smell in cabin (aaargh). for now, a more recent problem to add to the "to do" list is...
  13. Flashing "locked" light in front door release when parked

    Alfa Giulia
    I just looked out of the window at my parked Stelvio and spotted the red LED "locked" light flashing. I'd never noticed this before and assume it shows the alarm is on? Anybody else spotted this in their Giulia/Stelvio?
  14. Broken bonnet release cable help

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everyone, haven't been on here for years, the last time was when i had a 147 with a few problems. Really hoping you can help again, i now have a 172 mito. This morning i pulled the release handle and it snapped, no problem i thought. I will just pull the cable. No chance there, so i am now...
  15. Fitting a release bearing 19jtdm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi iv my engine out and had to remove the slave cylinder to get the gearbox away from the engine.(im doing the clutch).. i see its a push bearing system has anyone tips on reinstalling the gearbox to make it easier. Thank you Bill
  16. Emerenct boot release problem

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a problem with my boot release. It is making a noise that means the boot should open but it is not actually releasing the mechanism. I have tried the things I have found on here but can' get any to work (should the independant boot release be on or off in the menu?), so I have tried the...
  17. Brera bonnet release handle fault

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Seem to have an issue with the bonnet release. Either the catch in footwell or the exterior handle which you pull towards you. Put some fluids in, closed the bonnet and double checked it was closed properly and drove about 15 mins home then when I stopped the open boonet warning was on. It...
  18. trying to sort out boot/hatch release 2004 147 1,6tt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have read every thread here and elsewhere I can find one this but am stumped. The hatch/boot release just stopped working a couple of days ago. The car doesn't get a great deal of use but given the unforgivable lack of a mechanical handle in the back it must be fixed. The solenoid is...
  19. Boot Release

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So after 2 years I've finally got the boor release working properly. I had to replace the switch i the clove box (twice) and sourced a brand new solenoid. Even upgraded to gas struts so it fully opens. One annoying design feature is the fact that the ignition needs to be off for it to work. I...
  20. ePER 2018 dvd release

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello! I'm trying to find a download version of ePER, but can't find a version later than 2014. did FIAT stop releasing ePER in dvd? thanks!