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Hello all,

I have had the little red ignition light coming on progessivly more often recently on my 1998 GTV V6 and the car going in to ''get you home mode''. From searching the forums I believe the light just means the ECU has detected a problem btu it could be a number of things.

I took it to my local garage, not an alfa specielist, but I know the people there pretty well and my dad has taken his cars there for over twenty five years, so I trust them.

They think it is a problem with dirty contacts on the accelerator pedal towards the end of it's travel. This seems that it could be possible as they previous owner didn't use it great deal and my impression was he may have given it some beans even less.

I haven't seen this mentioned on any other forum entries. Has anyone had any experience of this. Any suggestions or help is much appreciated.
 

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Well, they should be reading the fault codes of the ecu to tell you exactly why it's going into limp mode.

Sounds like you need a specialist to me, where abouts are you?
 

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Well, they should be reading the fault codes of the ecu to tell you exactly why it's going into limp mode.

Sounds like you need a specialist to me, where abouts are you?
As WMT says, you really need to get it to an Alfa specialist and put it on the diag. Whilst I'm sure that the garage you are using will be good I'm afraid this is a job for an Alfa specialist, anyone else is going to struggle and may cost you pots of money changing parts that you don't need to.

Hope you sort it out without breaking the bank.
 

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My bet is the throttle Potentiometer ( think thats how you spell it )

Right before having a new one fixed like i did :( Thanks Auto Delta £750!!!!!!!!!!! just try welding the sensors together so that the contacts dont lose connection i think that will sort your problem out m8, if it doesn't then you could be on for a new one. Or that mght not even be your problem :) but that is where I lay my money
 

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Thanks for the suggestions.

I thought the garage would have used some sort of diagnostic but not sure. Perhaps theirs is not Alfa specific, don't know!

I think I may have to visit the specialist, I'm in Bristol, I think Automeo is the only one around here. I've used them before and they seem very good.

Not sure I'd feel very confident playing around with the contacts myself. I fear I may do more harm than good.

Anmy mor esuggestions are very welcome
 
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