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I recently bought a 2002 147 as a non runner. (cambelt failure) The key with it has been chewed up by a dog (you can't press the buttons anymore). The car came with a brand new key that had been cut but not coded.

With the key is a Alfa Romeo card that has an electronic code and a mechanical code printed on it.

I've finally got to the point where i'm ready to fire up the engine, I connected a battery for the 1st time and the alarm went crazy. :eek:

When you get a key coded, can you take the key and the card along to a dealer or does the car need to be there aswell.
 

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Not had a chance to see yet, it was late when I connected the battery, as soon as the alarm went off, I disconnected it.

I assume it does start and run, as other wise, how would it have destroyed the cambelt.
 

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If the car runs then you will have to drive it to the dealer with the alarm going!
 

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It's saying "immobiliser fault/code" when I try and start it. It turns but doesn't fire.

Thats with either key. I hope a dealer will come to me as the car has no mot or tax.

I've got Alfa Diag, can keys be done with that?
 
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There is an emergency start code that you need to enter
by counting flashes on one of the warning lights and tapping
on the accelerator. Do you have the code?
 

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Only codes i've got are the electical and mechanical codes that came on a card with the new key.
 
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I have a feeling it's the electronic code you need to tap in.

(Not sure though. You'll have to ask someone with a 147 manual
about how to enter it.)
 

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I've spoken to all my local Alfa Romeo dealers/specialists, none of them will do a call out where they'll come to my house and re-code the ECU/key.

I'm in the **** a little. I've not started it since doing the engine work, I can't get it recovered to a dealer via the AA or get it towed because it has no road tax and MOT. So i'm sort of stuck. If I did get it there, once they'd coded it, i'd still have to get it recovered back also because of the tax and test.

Is it possible that if I was to remove the ECU and take it down to a dealer with my key, they'd be able to fit the ECU to another 2.0 147, then code the key and ECU. Then i'd be able to remove and re-fit to my car.

Does that sound viable?
 

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Not as far as I know.

I watched my mechanic code my new key to my 156 and the procedure went something along the lines of connecting to the ECU and coding the car to the key, connecting to the Alarm ECU and coding the car to the key so on the 156 at least it needs setting in 2 ecus.
 
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If you're getting desperate, why not try the emergency start procedure?
(As I said, entering the code manually via flashing panel light and
the accelerator pedal. Try a search to find the procedure.)
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Where is the alarm ECU located? I think that may be my best option, take both ECU's down and beg for some help.

Even if I get to start it with the emergancy start, I still can't drive it with no MOT or Tax to a dealer.
 

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Even if I get to start it with the emergancy start, I still can't drive it with no MOT or Tax to a dealer.
You can if it's booked in for an MOT. Why do you want to mess about with the ECU when as Nev has said, it will probably start with the emergency code routine?
 

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I don't have the owners manual, so don't have the emergancy start code. Can you get it from a dealer?
 
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