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Old 02-02-2019   #16
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Ask on here I'm in Cambridge so a it far away (do go to Meltham nr Holmfirth but nothing planned)
I agree with what othes have said.

Old battery sat at airport caused low voltage, surges, etc that have upset electronics. You must get new battery and then proper Fiat Diagnostics. The DIY choice is Multiecuscan www.multiecuscan.net. commonly called MES.
If you a are reasonably computer savvy and have a laptop running Windows (even an old XP one) you could probaly do it yourself. The software is Ä50 (you can try the free version first) and an interface and adaptor leads like this
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NEW-Fiat-Alfa-ELM-OBD2-Green-Red-Yellow-cables-adapters-Diagnostics-Multiecuscan/282526378637? at £28 is a LOT less than a garage will charge you to do a proxi-alignment. With luck a new battery with proxi-alignment and fault code reset will be all you need, but a rebuilt airbag ECU might be needed.

It is almost certainly better to fix the car before selling it.

Robert G8RPI.


Thatís brilliant advice.... thanks so much, fingers crossed. I do have a laptop so will give it a try. Thanks again, Gloria
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Re: Help with diagnosis, repair or not.

Download MES and install it on your laptop. You can play without the interface or car by clicking on "simulate" instead of "connect"


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I will also add that calling MES amateur is misleading as it is very powerful and near dealer level diagnostics. For anyone with a Fiat, Lancia, Alfa Romeo itís a no brainier.
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Thatís brilliant advice.... thanks so much, fingers crossed. I do have a laptop so will give it a try. Thanks again, Gloria
You will also need cables to join laptop to car.

But if you are keeping the other 500
Then it is VERY worthwhile.

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