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  1. Dealers repairing window winders with cable ties

    South Africa
    In March of last year I bought a 2015 Fiat 500S 1.4 with 17500km on the clock from Grand Central in Midrand. According to the service book the one previous service had been carried out by Grand Central themselves. When signing for the car I discovered that they had included Smash&Grab window...
  2. Repairing the dash top compartment catch

    Alfa Giulietta
    We generally havent used the dash top compartment much on our 2010 Giuletta, but today whilst sticking a pair of sunglasses in there my Mrs managed to break the catch and now the lid doesn't stay closed. It looks like the bit broken off was on the lid part and was a very thin poor quality piece...
  3. Anyone had luck repairing heated rear window?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    One of the elements is dead, found the break using a 12v light probe, very small gap in the element. Reading the reviews of the conductive paint products on Amazon do not inspire me. Any other solution, other than a replacement glass? All the best Pub
  4. Finding and repairing wiring harness faults

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anyone have any tips for finding and fixing faults in the wiring harnesses? I've traced the cause of my non-working rear wiper to a single wire somewhere between the column stalks and a connector in the boot. This is supposed to pass through connector D20 underneath the main fusebox but I...
  5. ALFA147 ECU Repairing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello my friends, It is confirmed that my ECU was wrong because a 2nd hand ECU is installed to my car, the car works well. But I would like to repair my ECU...My ECU is as follows: I am in Hong Kong, and no one can repair a wrong...
  6. Repairing Alloy Wheel Lacquer

    Car Detailing
    Does anyone have any suggestions what to use to repair the lacquer on alloy wheels. There are no scuffs but the original lacquer layer has flaked in one or two areas.
  7. Anyone had any joy with repairing rear heated screen elements

    Alfa GTA
    When I bought the car the top two lines didn't work. Then about a year ago it go damaged somehow and three lines below on the passenger side stopped working. Now the top 5 lines aren't working on both sides and the radio is aweful when it's swtiched on. I tried some element repair paint but its...
  8. Unlikely to get through MOT, worth repairing or is it scrap?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, So I bought this 2001 Alfa 147 1.6. Absolutely love the car, I'm totally infatuated with it but it's got a lot wrong with it, some of which I didn't know about until I got the car home after handing over a grand. :rolleyes: - Heavy clutch - Gear stick quite loose - Creaking from front...
  9. Spider S2 - Cills gone, worth repairing?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My Spider 1972 S2 has just failed its MoT on rotten cills mainly, also a little rot in other places but nothing too major, the question is - worth repairing or break it for spares. Now I love the car but I don't have the time or skills to do the welding work needed, the rest of the car is...
  10. Repairing a GT / 147 climate control unit

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ciao alfisti. Recently I fixed some problems of the dual zone climate control unit in the GT. I made some photos, maybe it's interesting for someone. My issues were: - Characters on the LCD display mashed up when the humidity was high. - "Clicks" disappeared from he rotating knobs. No response...
  11. Repairing oil coolers

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As I understand it, the cooler is aluminium and the pipes steel. Can an aluminium welder succesfully repair any corrosion?
  12. Tips for repairing scratches...someone keyed my new Spider

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    3 weeks into ownership of my pride and joy. Have been out waxing, cleaning, polishing etc every few days. Went down to the car this morning, and looks like someone has keyed the back of the car on the roof of the boot.:mad: The scratches don't look too deep. Anyway, any tips or recomendations...
  13. Repairing 147 GTA Leather

    Alfa GTA
    So I've had my GTA for a bout 3 months now and when I purchased it I outlined my first job on it would be to restore the leather seats back to their former glory. Now the seats aren't actually that bad, there are no rips or scuffs but they are pretty badly cracked. They're also very shiney and...
  14. Repairing G3 nav unit, handy hint!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just thought I'd share this with forum. I had loads of problems with my G3 nav unit, it kept giving 'CD Error' radomly. So going on what I read about errors on cd drives, I replaced the laser, at a cost of about £30 + shipping, but didn't help things, even tried an original alfa disk to see if...
  15. Help repairing Spider fog light

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Following a stupid lapse of concentration I've cracked my bumper and knocked out my foglight. The light itself is fine but the plastic bracket that surrounds it (marked in red on the image) is broken. Can I buy this separately, or do I need to buy a whole new foglamp for the sake of this little...
  16. Repairing leather drivers seat?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have noticed that a small tear has developed in the seam of the drivers seat in my ti; just where my backside brushes the leather getting in and out . Has anyone any pointers to the best way of dealing with the blighter! Please don't tell me I have a fat ass and too lose weight :D
  17. Wanted GT PASSENGER SIDE HEADLIGHT or help repairing old one.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi,I'am looking for a passenger side headlight(XENON TYPE) for my newly bought 2004 Alfa GT jtd,the headlight that is on the car has been water damaged and will not work.I have checked all the wiring and fuses. So please let me know if you have one for sale or you can help me repair the old...
  18. 147 2.0 ts has gone pop, worth repairing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have a 51 plate 147 2.0 ts and yesterday on the way home (crew to kent) it let me down. Have pulled the plastic engine cover off to find that the coil pack on cylinder 2 has been pretty much destroyed. Its popped the larger of the 2 spark plugs out. The thread on the plug seems...
  19. Repairing an Alfa Romeo 156 with broken timing belt?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I bought a 156 1.8 16V TS from 2001 in November last year, and I been driving it with a smile everyday. Until last week when it suddenly stopped on my way home from a day in the quarry. The throttle lost all resistance, and the car quickly lost its speed. I had to be pushed away and get a...
  20. Is my Alfa 147 worth repairing anymore?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Iv got an Alfa 147 1.6ts. Its a 2001 on a Y reg and done 70k miles. It has done me pretty well over the last 2 years. Only costs me £1500 when I bought it.. Ok here are the problems. 1) ECU light on 2) Airbag light is on 3) It sounds like a Diesel (idles fine, just sounds like a...