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  1. Battery not charging, dashboard Christmas tree...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My V6 needed a jump this evening, as i drove home in the dark the lights were dropping away and the dashboard was on off lighting up like a Christmas tree. Dials were on off too. Battery light on, and and airbag and ABS on and off intermittently.If i slowed too much the car went all lumpy. When...
  2. Bournville Christmas Tree

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    There is an ‘Atlas Cedar Tree’ adjacent to Bournville Village Green which is decorated for Christmas each year. It was planted in 1948 and decorated for the first time in 1959. It has been a feature of Christmas for most of my life and is a family favourite, we gather around it with about 3,00...
  3. PSA: If your dash lights up like a Christmas tree

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I've been a lurker on here for a while but I'm here now and thought this might be a worthwhile post. About a year ago, I was about 20 mins into a 3.5h journey and suddenly the warnings started. Bing, Bing, Bing. Traction Control, ABS, Hill Assist. All gone. OK, I think. ABS Sensor...
  4. 10 plate 159 TBI lit up like a xmas tree

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all Been out for a run to the coast this morning ( about 20 mile round trip ) all good with the car. Gets home car stands for about an hour or so, when I go to try and start it up I get warning lights all over, hill holder fault, have engine checked also petrol gauge shows empty with light...
  5. Alfa 4C...Xmas Tree!

    4C & 4C Spider
    I was in Paris for a couple of days and went to the Fiat/Alfa/Maserati Motor Village on the Champs Elysee. Unfortunately the 4C was out for the day but a 4C (Branded) Xmas tree was sat next to the building!.
  6. Dashboard lit up like a Christmas Tree!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    1.9 2006 JTDm Battery icon on dash yesterday morning - Car started ok, icon went after 10 mins of driving. Car won't start yesterday evening (no electrics) - Had to jump it, elec came back after a few miles driving. Every warning light under the sun! This morning no electrics again - Jumped it...
  7. Xmas tree lights....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cars been running sweet with no problems as late and continues too..... However tonight the wife arrives home, I gets in turns the key and VDc / MCSF / ABS lights flash up. After a few seconds all lights clear leaving the MCSF remaining, which is strange as I had it deleted just last week when...
  8. Mind the tree ...

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  9. Alfa Kit Car on The Tree of Gums

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    No idea what this is but do know there are a few people on here who might, this is advertised in Aberdeen, pretty remote so probably not getting much attention. Will be interesting to see if it's identified... and more so if it's of any use to anyone... Alfa Kit Car on The Tree of Gums
  10. 'Our' Christmas tree...

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    …well when I say ‘our’ I mean the one on the (somewhat foggy) village green in Bournville, Birmingham This is where Christmas starts for us. We usually have a crowd of around three thousand people with candles/lantern singing along to carols played on the Carillon at Bournville Junior School...
  11. So.. I was hit by half a tree...

    General Alfa Discussion
    Driving out of the country park car park it's a narrow road with thick trees either side and overhanging the road. Suddenly what appears to be a thick branch and a bunch of leaves fall down right onto the front of the car with a huge smack noise. :wow: Pulls up fearing the worst to find it's...
  12. Getting ready to wrap it round a tree!! - a tale of woe

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Chaps and chapesses, I've fallen out of love with my 159...., it's turned into a money pit. Feb this year had it's mot £250 new pads and inner tie rods, was to be expected. Two weeks later water pump failed, that was another £430, less than a week after that the steering rack gave up the ghost...
  13. Weird tree

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    took my lad out to willingham woods near market rasen today, spotted a really odd tree, like it had been twisted through 180degrees! we also found a great bike racing track, quite a well organised thing by the looks of it, very scary for an old duffer like me but rob liked it! didn't help...
  14. Alfa 156 - 29th Dec - Writeoff - Aurgument with Tree

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hia Guys, Have posted here on and off for several years now, mostly like others asking for help and tech stuff. Have had my Alfa for quite a few years now and was going to post when it got to 150K miles, it was at 149,700, so only had a bit to go. In all the years I have had it, its never...
  15. Happy Xmas from Alfa - My dashboard warning lights make a xmas tree

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Blasted VCD Control Error light on my dashboard now, along with Motor Control Error (which I know what it id but dont have the money to fix it yet) Am I about to have open wallet surgery to fix the VDC problem ?! Anyone with an idea on this issue would be very appriciated.
  16. Show us your christmas tree

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    Its that time of year again... Put ours up at the weekend, let the kids do most of the decorating this year, much to the wifes displeasure... her ocd is going off like a siren :lol: Needs a bit of a trim at the bottom, its a bit wonky and too low to fit all the pressies under :D And...
  17. Christmas tree of light on GT, Help!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Picked up my 55 plate GT at the weekend, private buy, and it was doing great till yesterday. Just driving along and then bang, VCS system failure warning light flashes up, ten minutes later Motor Control failure warning flashes up and then the ABS and hand brake light come on. A whole Christmas...
  18. AOEM Short Notice Mini Meet @ the Cherry Tree

    East Midlands
    I know its short notice but if anyone wants to meet up for a couple of hours at the the Cherry Tree farm near Willington tomorow (Sunday 13th June) pop your name down here:) Meet at 1PM;) Cherry Tree Farm, Etwall Road, Willington, Derby, DE65 6DX. Cheers all:thumbs:
  19. Show us your Chrimbo Tree

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    This is the Nordman spruce we decorated today :D It reminds me of the one me Nan used to have every year :) It has to be a real tree :thumbs: So come on lets see your tree :D :D :D
  20. Ok, it's not a partridge but it is in a pear tree

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    Meet the new addition to our family, he's called Scarlet (as in pimpernel) and he's a randy little bugger, before he was "done" :rant: we had a note sent to all the houses around us because he'd been after a nice little pussy around the corner, after the owner locked the cat flap to keep him...
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