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Some problems I discovered today:

- Door locking mechanism dead. (replaced relay, still dead)
- Can't open passenger door, drivers door can't be locked.
- Wipers always on. (it was raining)
- Interior light goes on and off while driving.
- Engine keeps running with the ignition off, stops when I turn on the rear window heater or if I put it in reverse.
- Broken fuse. (lights)
- Odometer erratic. Sometimes it just start to move, with the ignition off.
- Clicking relays under the hood. I guess fuel-pump relays etc.

Because there is a lot of moist in the car I suspect water is the culprit, though I can't seem to find any water leaks.

Engine runs fine, it's just hard to turn it off.

Any idea where to start?
 
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Good grief!!! It would be funny.......if it wasn't :(

I would check the main fuse panel for a start, you may have water in there.

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he he sounds like a real italian car :)
Have you checked you ground wire?
It can cause a lot of trouble...
 
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I had similar problems with mine though nothing like as bad. I was getting strange voltages here there and everywhere. It turned out to be the main fuse box had started to fall apart internally and excessive moisture was causing shorting inside. See the following thread: Misbehaving electrics
 
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I already read your topic, thanks! I will check the fuse box and ground connection(s) tomorrow. Another question: could water in the open space below the wipers cause these kinds of problems. When it's raining they automatically start to wipe (fast), especially if I make a hard right. I also use rain-x, so the wipers are switched off.

About the doors. Are there any "tricks" to lock/unlock them. The car is in a garage right now, but it's not mine. Can central locking cause this? Is there someway to force the motor in the door, without opening the door panels?

There is a possibility someone has tried to force the locks. Last weekend they tried to steal my radio by busting a window. Maybe they wanted to take a peek again!

Thanks for all the tips!
 
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Wipers on a 155 that automatically start to wipe when it rains ? sounds like Alfa was way ahead of it's time again. :D
 
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Today I opened up the wiper compartment. Everything was soaked with water, even after 4 days in the garage. I have placed a pipe in the drain to keep it open, it was almost closed! Hope this will help a bit.
 
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Would that have caused all the other problems too? Keep us posted wink

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Little update on the doors:

Okay, all 4 door locks are burned. No more central locking for me :( Oh, there was an open hole right above the ECU in the wiper compartment, and some water residue on the ECU!

Still need to open the locked passenger door. This is going to be tough, because I don’t want to damage the lock.
 
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I read that. The little motors are all gone. I bypassed the system completely, by putting 12V+ and 12V- on them. So never underestimate electrical problems. I think Alfa should have separated the motor from the lock mechanism. Would be cheaper to repair and the lock would go open at all time. My problem is that the burned motor is blocking the lock/unlock mechanism.
 
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put a fiver on the front seat,,the local yoof will be in in seconds. :)
 
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