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My car is a GTV 2000 TS year 1998 with 155 HP. I've my car's revs acting up with uneven idle and choking while acelarating. I've followed the reset procedure described in the " Ecu reset - its a miracle cure" thread where you unhook the battery's negative pole and then, after connecting the pole, you put the car key in mar position for 90 secs then turn off while leaving the key in and then going for a ride. It didn't really worked for me as the idle was so bad That the car would immediately turn off without me giving it gas and one of the conditions of the Procedure was not to give it any gas but just let it idle. I've to figure what it's going on. The thing is that now the remote is not working. Manually the central lock is working but no signs of live Thru the remote. Can anybody help with any of the above problems?
 

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Idle - Look for air leaks/split hoses in the induction system?

Remote Locking - flat battery in the fob?
 

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I just changed thE battery in the remote and was working fine until I followed the reset procedure.
 

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There you go, you've lost the sync between the remote and the car. What alarm do you have fitted META or ALFA? Is the fob round or integral with the key? Better still post a picture of the fob.

Sounds like you missed out a step in the resync procedure. Try resyncing again??
 

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Sorry for being so ignorant but what is the fob? By resyncing you mean the Ecu reset?
I will try the Ecu reset again Sunday. Please let me know and I will post the picture
you are asking for and, thanks a lot for the help.
 

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By the way, I don't know which type of alarm my car mounts, can you tell me where I should look?
 

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Maybe by fob you mean the remote button, if you do the remote is not in the key but
On a small box with an Alfa stem button in the middle which activates the alarm and the central
Lock. If you want a picture let me know and I will post it.
 

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FOB img

This is the img of what think the fob is. My car is a GTV phase 2
155hp. The alarm is a Meta as it results engraved on the key card.
I live in Italy.
 

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Right, since you have identified the make of the alarm, next question how many fobs do you have? Because you one working fob to resync the remaining fobs to the alarm. One thing to try first, disconnect the white plug to alarm ECU, wait 10 seconds & reconnect the plug. Then try the fob to see if this works.

Otherwise, unfortunately you have to remove the Alarm ECU, (behind radio in centre console), to have the fob recoded to the ECU.
 

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Right, the remotes are 2. I will try the first solution and see what happens.
In case this first solution doesn't work and I've to recode the remote to the alarm ECU
I've a couple questions for you. I've the key card won't that card have the code? And if so can
I avoid removing the alarm EcU and recode the remote with it? Is recoding the remote something
very complicated? In your experience will it be expensive? Will this solution definitely fix the problem?
Does the master key have something to do with this process?
Do you know why this has happened?
 

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From your picture it looks like a M2100 Meta Alarm remote/ fob see http://www.abacuscaralarms.co.uk/remote_fobs/meta-fobs.html

they say this is a replacement for the M100, which is a remote/fob for the M99T2 (and maybe M99T), in the Uk most Meta alarms fitted to Spiders/GTVs are M99T or M99T2

Your questions:

I've the key card won't that card have the code? - Yes it should have the code

And if so can I avoid removing the alarm EcU and recode the remote with it? don't know, but for the M99T2, the procedure is to unlock and then unlock the car with a working remote/fob 8 times (i.e. 16 presses), the red led on the dashboard will flash repeatedly and within 10 seconds press the non-working remote, it should now work!, BUT I don't know if this will work for your alarm

Is recoding the remote something very complicated? if the this is a job for a specialist who has the correct electronic equipment to 'talk' to the alarm ECU

In your experience will it be expensive? - the above company charges £105 to recode the alarm and supplies two new fobs for the M99T2 see http://abacuscaralarms.co.uk/alarmshop/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=57 - I expect they wipe clean the ECU memory

Will this solution definitely fix the problem? - I guess the specialist will fix the problem

Does the master key have something to do with this process? NO the alarm system and the immobiliser system are completely separate systems. the master key is just the 1st key programmed into the immobiliser ECU/ engine ECU and is used to Program new keys into the immobiliser

Do you know why this has happened? - I don't know, the remote/fob I re-programmed into the alarm ECU last weekend was working 4 years ago

M99T/T2 alarms are located behind the radio in the centre console, I'm guess yours is also fitted there - remove the passenger or drivers carpet on the side of the console - the alarm ECU should be marked with it's model number.

Also look on the Abacasalarms website above for some guidance - or speak to them?

Rich ;)
 

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First of all I want to thank you for your help as I was clueless and with no experience on car alarm issues.
Just so I can understand what is going on let me piece together the picture.
the problem started, see 1st thread, after resetting the ECU. I guess that somehow the reset has
Reset the alarm ECU too. And, always guessing, the alarm is not receiving the signal
From the fob so if I have to recode the fob is because the alarm ECU needs to be recoded
putting in it a new code, is this correct? I haven't use the second fob for sometime but I
Will change the battery to see if this is why this fob is not working either. Could it
Be that the code in the alarm ECU has been wiped and doesn't recognize the code from
the fob anymore? Also I've read in a thread that there's a way of reentering the code again
by keying it in the front roof light where there's a button for this purpose, has this have
anything to do with my case? Please be patient with me. Thanks again.
 

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I've just.noticed that you have a small key, this looks like a key to manually disable the alarm. A meta M99T/ T2 does not have this key

So it could be that the reset procedure you mention to input the code maybe the answer. But I do not know

The 1st thing you should do is find out which alarm you have.

The Abacusslarms website describes alarms where to find them, including other non meta alarms

Rich
 

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Ok then, I'm going to do as you suggest and verify the alarm that is installed on my car. I will look behind the radio and post what I find. Will soon let you know
 

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When you find the alarm ECU, as I said earlier plug it, reconnect the alarm & try the fobs.
 
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