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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-07-2016, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Question 147 Key in ignition doesn't turn

Hi There People,

I bought my car back in December of last year, its an 02 plate 147 manual 1.6L. I have a problem with the keys/ignition, where they will most of the time work and the car will start. But there has been an intermittent problem for a few months where the key/s sometimes don't manage to let the ignition turn and start the car or electrics. I have no idea if this is a common problem or if it is an expensive fix.

Any help would be lovely and very very appreciated.

Many thanks,

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-13-2016, 08:35 AM
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First thing I would do is put a new battery into the key head.
I can't see where you and your 147 are on this planet. The Alfa 147 (and other models from 1994 - 2014) not sold in the US.
You will get lots of answers to your question on The site for Alfa Romeo Owners - a UK based forum with lots of users.
I've had a 156 until 2011 and never had problems starting it. But I had the key's battery changed once or twice to open the doors remotely.
Good luck
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