Question about 2000 Alfa Romeo 166
I spent 150euro and countless hours trying to unlock my ICS (Internal Control System) of my car fabricated by Siemens VDO. Does anyone have a similar problem? I have guys offering to unlock it for Eur 100+ so since I already gave money to Alfa Romeo and they gave me the wrong code, I hope someone has a third option.
If not I will have to pay up again. :)
Thanks for the help. any suggestions welcome
SOURCE: i need the code for
Not possible to answer this directly since each radio can be different. If you can manage to remove the radio you will find the serial number and the manufacturer on the back plate. Take a note of these then on your computer search engine type - Car Radio Codes, there are several web sites which will send you your code on line once you give them the radio details you have just written down. Cost is normally £10 or about $16
Posted on Aug 26, 2011
Had the same sort of problem with friend's 159 2.4 JTD two weeks ago, was towed to the dealers who fitted a new battery for a lot of money. (said the battery was stuffed) Same thing when his wife was shopping last Sat. Jumped started it and took it home, once started being a diesel it drove until switched off. Wouldn't start or even turn over,checked everything over 2 days, I'm a aircraft mech and he's an electrician. Sunday afternoon I said, Back to basics test for power to the starter solonoid - none,
He said, So the solonoid is stuffed,
I said, Test for earth at the starter,
He said, But the starter earths thru the motor.
I connected a jumper lead from the negative battery terminal onto a bolt on the motor, the motor started and ran straight away. Faulty earth strap. Apoligies from the dealer.
Moral of this story - I've owned 3 and currently own 2 Alfa's and all of them at some stage have had an earth problem.
Hook a direct earth from the battery to the engine.
Maybe this can help Howie.
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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The engine and transmission in this cars drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM (Power Train Control Module). Whenever a problem like this occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant teperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL THE DIAGNOSIS & TESTING IS COMPLETED.
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