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Old 01-09-2003   #1
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Stilo retrofit alarm problems

Had car since 1st June 2003; FIAT alarm retrofitted by dealer, part no. 46002132
Had problems/false alarms with it since fitted. The car manual says it should 'chirp' twice when activated (press once to lock and then hold for over 2 seconds to arm alarm/deadlock)
The indicators didn't flash when we got the car but have since been activated!!
When showing the Service manager the problem after 3 or more false alarms (day and night), NO chirp from the siren and the lights wouldn't multiflash to show ACTIVE..... Then suddenly it started working OK ...... Half a dozen attempts more and the damn thing stopped again. Alarm work OK when you open car

Can anyone confirm that it is supposed to chirp twice and that the indicators multiflash to show it is activated ?

Dealer says it's only the Factory fitted version that does this, but I'm not so sure.

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Old 04-09-2003   #2
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Never really thought about it, but I have a factory fitted alarm and will see what it does when I arm/disarm.

As for flashing indicators, I can't see how a dealer fitted alarm would prevent them from activating the flashing indicators as mentioned in this thread.

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Lock doors/arm alarm = single long beep and flash of indicators

Unlock doors/disarm alarm = two, short beeps and flashes of indicators

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Oooh - another Stilo in Peterborough...

Which dealer did you have the alarm fitted by - if it's Stoneacre then you have my sympathies.

Out of interest, what does the pukka Fiat alarm cost to have fitted?


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Factory fit was £150. I would be interested to learn what retrofitting was...

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My alarm was dealer fitted (I ordered a factory fitted one, but there was a correct spec car available just built, but without the alarm) Mine doesn't flash the indicators, but didn't cost me any more to have fitted than ordering the factory fitted unit. Apparently it's a 'pin to pin' unit, which just plugs into the existing immobiliser unit. Has anyone had the problem that only one remote key is supplied with the car, and the remote key is the only one which will arm/disarm the alarm?

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Fitting a meta alarm

Hi,
I was wondering if anyone as bought a Meta alarm and fitted it. Do’s it plug into the existing wiring? I noticed in the battery compartment there is a blank female plug could this be wired to take the alarm? How hard is it to fit as anyone got a clue? I was going to ask the dealer, but I am not long for this world.

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I think this one is a case of Yes and No...

The standard FIAT add in alarm shown in the Brio book is a Meta unit and integrates with the standard remote central locking etc. so you can operate it when you lock the doors - this obviously means it will just plug straight in to the loom somewhere. Only problem with this one is as far as I can see it isn't approved by Thatcham (well its not listed in their latest guide anyway).

I'm planning to get a Meta M99T2 fitted to mine as CAT 1 upgrade by a local VSIB installer (I've had this alarm in my last 2 cars and can't fault it at all) but suspect that it will require an additional fob to operate it as it isn't a FIAT specific alarm.

There may be a way to wire it into the existing wiring by fitting the apropriate plug but this is something you would need to ask a knowledgeable installer about (i.e. not a FIAT dealer!) - remember, for that all important discount on the isurance, it must be fitted by a VSIB accredited installer.



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Thanks purplemonday not all that bothered about discount on insurance, would like to get an alarm that operates with the central locking. As for asking my dealer they do not know there ass from there elbow.
I notice that someone was talking about a Stilo workshop CD I will start a new thread see were to get one from that should give me a clue at least, other wise as you say I will find an installer and pick somebody’s brain.
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Brio alarm

Does anyone know if the alarm in the brio book for the stilo priced at £127 just plugs in and makes a noise when you lock and unlock the car?
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Stilo Abarth CD CHanger and alarm problems

Stilo Abarth CD Changer/Alarm problems

I have a 52 Reg Stilo Abarth that I have owned since new and love to bits. It has however recently developed 2 problems that are driving me crazy.

Problem 1.

The CD changer, Blaupunkt IDC A09, which I had fitted to my car when new recently chewed my favorite CD and then proceeded to flash red the five eject buttons. It would do nothing else. I had the unit looked at by a specialist who said it would need to go back to Blaupunkt for repair as the Laser head was completely out of alignment. As usual it was cheaper to buy a new changer. The problem is that I cannot find a way to input the new CD changer code into the Nav + system. Any ideas anyone???

Incidentally whenever I play any CD on the Single Slot player they constantly seem to jump. Does any one else have or has had this problem???

Problem 2.

The Alarm System that I had fitted to the car by the Fiat dealer, as my car came without a factory fit one, Product number 46002132, has the following problem. The alarm arms itself all the time even when driving. Once armed it detects the occupants in the car and I would like to say that all hell breaks loose but I cannot as the horns do not sound only the lights flash. Not much fun on the motorway when all those behind you brake thinking they are rushing into a traffic jam. I have had to cut the power to the system at present to solve the problem. Again any ideas anyone???

P.S. As a side matter the red LED in the drivers door has never flashed and now the deadlocks do not work!!! Is this due to the nature of the alarm I have had fitted???

Any pointers in the right direction on any of the above would be greatly appreciated.

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££$$ Price for fiat to fit upgrade brio alarm! $$££

Hi... ive sourced the uprated fiat alarm system (1 out the brio catalogue)... and ive rang my local garage for a quote and they've quoted just for the fitting; its a days work £150 plus vat, so it should come in somewhere near £176! Is this expensive? what is the average price for fitting???

NB: this is just the fitting price!

In my opinion i dont finks its too bad and i fink i am willing to pay this; just gota bring myself round to part with the dosh Really would like to know what others paid to have theres fitted to make sure im not getting ripped off!
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Re: ££$$ Price for fiat to fit upgrade brio alarm! $$££

I believe that the fiat alarm on my car at the moment is a cat2 (well thats what the standard comes up on my insurance docs as) and havin the upgrade which includes the sensors inside, bonnet, etc... this upgrades it to a cat1 so im lead to believe that is? correct me if im wrong! I dont want it to lower my insurance premiums or anything like that; just though it would be a good idea to have done before i get all my ice finished and in! and before i get bodykit fitted
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Re: ££$$ Price for fiat to fit upgrade brio alarm! $$££

dont know the rating of alarm(thatcham 2 is just the immob)but it was also have to be fitted by a thatchem registered fitter as well if it does
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Re: ££$$ Price for fiat to fit upgrade brio alarm! $$££

I thought that the fiat immob byitself was cat 2 and if the factory fitted alarm was fitted it was cat1. dont know if this would include the alarm in the brio catalogue added after production. see below

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