Of all of the problems people have with their Alfas, most are electrical in nature, usually caused by dirty/tarnished/corroded connections in the wires, switches, and fuse installations. My original Alfa, the 64 Giulia Sprint GT, always had problems because the fuse box was in the engine bay, not inside the cabin. the worst case of failures I've run across. Those fuses usually got very filthy and were always giving problems. Nothing like having the headlights go out because of dirty fuses. I finally wrapped the box in plastic, and that helped a lot.
For the later Alfas, seems that many of the wiring connections, esp in the engine bay, were subject to tarnishing/corrosion/dirtiness, and thus not conducting, sometimes irritatingly intermittent, so much that Alfa payed for the cleaning and protection labor by mechanics in many cases and models. And we are all familar with the switches for the 164 seats and windows, the switches being of a certain quality/design, that they were more susceptible to failure than those of most other marks it has seemed.
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-22-2017 at 12:54 PM.