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Back in May my EML light came on. Giulia 2.2D 2018.

Several dealer visits later it's now had a new battery and thermostat and sender. At the cost of over £1500.

After 2 weeks the EML is on again. After 6 days at the dealer they are advising a new rear view mirror...:confused:

I've lost confidence they know how to fix it.

Someone tell me it's worth persevering...or time to let go..
 

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What’s their thought process for needing a rear view mirror for an EML?
Also £1500 sounds rather steep for battery,stat and sender. Have they given you any fault codes from it.
I wouldn’t give in just yet I would pull it out of the dealer and find a decent Alfa specialist.
 

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If you don't have MES (MultiEcuScan), it might be a good idea to get this, so you can read the error codes yourself. Might give you an idea of what's going on ......
 

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What were the error codes at the first and second time? Could be different issues. Was the old battery still the OE fitment?

yes, go to a good dealer who can diagnose the error codes. I had the EML come on a few months ago and the system spat out 3 pages of error codes and most of these were a consequence of the root cause which was a failing relay.
 

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yes, go to a good dealer who can diagnose the error codes.
@zacepi where are you located? Readers of this forum may be able to recommend a good workshop near you. Most UK AR dealers' workshops are not good. The one who charged you £1,500 seems to be one of the less good ones.
 

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@zacepi where are you located? Readers of this forum may be able to recommend a good workshop near you. Most UK AR dealers' workshops are not good. The one who charged you £1,500 seems to be one of the less good ones.
Thanks for the replies.

I'm in St Albans. I'd kind of already decided to not let them proceed but to take it to Autolusso in Dunstable who I've heard good things about. Still waiting for a written report so I can actually see on what basis they are recommending the RVM.

Other recommendations on a specialist welcome :)
 

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If you've got a laptop id recommend just buying a copy of MES and the ODB cables yourself and taking a look at the codes, it wouldn't hurt.
I'd support that, but I'd seriously suggest getting the Multiplex version of MES avoiding the need for adaptor cables.
Also consideration has to be given to whether @zacepi 's car is new enough to have the SGW security gateway. If so, error codes can't be reset without purchase of a SGW bypass.
 

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I'd support that, but I'd seriously suggest getting the Multiplex version of MES avoiding the need for adaptor cables.
Also consideration has to be given to whether @zacepi 's car is new enough to have the SGW security gateway. If so, error codes can't be reset without purchase of a SGW bypass.
Hmmm well can you explain a bit more or point me to somewhere recommended to buy this kit? Car is March 2018 model.

Just got it back from the dealer and weirdly the software seems to have changed again. I've noticed the speed display is subtly different, and the car now beeps when unlocking (previously it just beeped when locking). Can't find any settings regarding either of these 2 things.
 

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MES website is www.multiecuscan.net which provides much relevant info and from which software can be downloaded.

Best UK site for adaptors or for multiplex version of MES is probably www.gendan.co.uk.

Your March 2018 car might just be pre-SGW. Gendan sell the SGW by-pass, if you find you need one.

If you car has an SGW, it does not prevent you reading error codes, but it does prevent you resetting them.

Hope this helps,
 
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Autolusso will likely see you right. I've used them in the past, and in fact bought bits off them recently for the Giulia. Jamie Porter are also in your neck of the woods.
 
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