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Hi,
As a relatively new Alfa owner, I'm getting to grips with all those little bits and pieces that other owners seem to be dealing with! But I need a bit of advice about the alarm on my 2001 156 2.0TS Sportwagon. When I lock the car with the remote, it beeps once and after a few moments the dash light starts to flash regularly, but also after about 5 secs the alarm beeps a second time. The handbook says it means it's done a self test on the system and there's a fault. In all other ways the alarm seems ok, in fact I set it off the other day by mistake and it worked perfectly well.
Also I can't lock off the rear electric windows from the driver's door control, is that likely to be the swtich?
Thanks for all the other threads, I find them incredibly useful
 

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My Sportwagon also did the same thing but as I did not have a handbook at the time I did not think anything of it as I had also managed to set the alarm off by mistake.

I recently had to change the radiator (or what was left of it) and I found a disconnected cable leading to a microswitch next to the bonnet catch. When I put the new rad in I connected the cable, now the alarm only beeps once.

Presumably the microswitch triggers the alarm if the bonnet is foced open / tampered with.

If you look through the grill you may see the cable dangling down in front of the rad(s).

Hope this helps
 

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The dash LED should flash between 1-10 times when it beeps a second time depending on what the error is. the manual has a list of what the flashes mean. this shouls identify which door/boot/bonnet is not closed properly.
 

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The later second bleep is to tell you something is not shut properly. Open the bonnet and SLAM it shut. You don't want that opening on you thats for sure.
 

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I have the same problem... again with a 156 SW. I will check the bonnet switch tommorow.... as I think the front bumpers been repaired in the past.

Thanks for the advice fella's
 
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