Alfa Romeo GT Specifications

Dear Client,
Thank you for choosing Alfa Romeo.
Your Alfa GT has been designed to guarantee the safety, comfort and driving pleasure typical of Alfa Romeo.
This booklet will help you to get to know the characteristics and operation of your car.
The following pages contain all the indications necessary for you to be able to maintain the high standards of performance, quality, safety and
respect for the environment which characterise this Alfa GT.
The enclosed Warranty Booklet also contains the regulations, the warranty certificate and a guide to the services offered by Alfa Romeo.
Services which are essential and precious because, when you purchase an Alfa Romeo, you are not only acquiring a car, but the tranquillity that
comes from knowing that an efficient, willing and widespread organisation is at your service for any assistance problems you may have.
Nature benefits in two ways: there’s no pollution from waste disposal and the demand for raw materials is reduced.
Enjoy the reading. And have a good trip.
This booklet describes all the versions of the Alfa GT, so you should only consider the information concerning the
trim level, engine and version purchased by you.
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VERY IMPORTANT!
FUEL CAPACITY
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Petrol engines: only use unleaded petrol with no less than 95 R.O.N.
Diesel engines: only refuel with diesel fuel conforming to the European specification EN590. The use of other products or
mixtures may irreparably damage the engine with invalidation of the warranty due to the damage caused.
STARTING THE ENGINE
Petrol engines with mechanical transmission: make sure that the handbrake is engaged; set the gearshift lever
to neutral, fully depress the clutch without pressing the accelerator, then turn the ignition key to AVV and release it as soon
as the engine has started.
Petrol engine with Selespeed transmission: keep the brake pedal fully depressed, turn the ignition key to AVV and
release it as soon as the engine has started; the transmission sets to neutral automatically (the display shows position N).
JTD engines: turn the ignition key to MAR and wait for the Y and m warning lights to go off; turn the ignition key
to AVV and release it as soon as the engine has started.
PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL
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While working, the catalyst develops a very high temperature. Do not park the car over grass, dry leaves, pine needles or
any other inflammable materials: risk of fire.
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT
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The car is fitted with a system that allows continuous diagnosis of the components correlated with emissions to ensure better respect for the environment.
ACCESSORY ELECTRICAL DEVICES
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If after purchasing the car you wish to install accessories that need an electrical supply (with the risk of gradually draining
the battery), contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services who will assess the overall electrical absorption and check whether the
car system is able to withstand the load required.
CODE CARD (for versions/markets where applicable)
Keep it in a safe place, not in the car. IT is advisable to always keep the electronic code on the CODE card with you in case
emergency starting is necessary.
SCHEDULED SERVICING
Correct maintenance makes it possible to preserve car performance levels and safety, respect for the environment and low
running costs unaltered over the course of time.
THE OWNER HANDBOOK…
…you will find important information, advice and warnings for correct use, driving safety and car maintenance over time.
Pay particular attention to the symbols " (personal safety) # (protecting the environment) â (car safety).
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Any queries concerning servicing should be forwarded to the showroom from which the car was purchased, the subsidiary company or to our
branch offices or any point of the Alfa Romeo Network.
Warranty Booklet
The Warranty Booklet is delivered together with every new car and contains the regulations tied to the services given by Alfa Romeo Services
and to the warranty conditions.
Correctly carrying out the scheduled services specified by the manufacturer is the best way to maintain the performance, safety characteristics
and low running costs of your car. It is also necessary to maintain warranty cover.
“Service” guide
This contains Alfa Romeo Authorised Services. The Services can be recognised by the presence of the Alfa Romeo badge and logo.
The Alfa Romeo organisation in Italy can be found in the telephone directory under the letter “A” Alfa Romeo.
Not all of the models described in this booklet are available in all countries. Only some of the fittings described in this booklet are fitted as standard to the car. The list of available accessories should be requested from the Alfa Romeo Dealers.
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THE SYMBOLS USED IN THIS BOOKLET
The symbols illustrated in these pages show the subjects
which should, in particular, be closely studied.
PERSONAL
SAFETY
Warning. Partially or fully ignoring
these rules may lead to
serious injury.
PROTECTING THE
ENVIRONMENT
This indicates the correct procedures
to be followed to prevent the car
from damaging the environment.
CAR SAFETY
Warning. Partially or fully ignoring these
rules may lead to serious damage being
caused to the car which, in some
circumstances, may cause forfeiture of the
warranty cover.
The texts, illustrations and specifications given in this booklet refer to the car at the time of going to press.
As part of our ongoing striving to improve our products, Alfa Romeo may introduce technical changes during production,
therefore the specifications and fittings may be altered without prior notice.
For details on this subject, please apply to the manufacturer’s sales network.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
SYMBOLS
THE ALFA ROMEO
CODE SYSTEM
On some of the components making up
your Alfa GT, or near to them, special
coloured labels have been attached. These
labels bear symbols that remind you of the
precautions to be taken as regards that particular component. A summary list of the
symbols (fig.1) is to be found under the
bonnet.
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KEYS
To increase protection against attempted
theft, the car is fitted with an electronic engine lock system (Alfa Romeo CODE) which
is activated automatically when the key is
removed from the ignition. In fact the grip
of each key contains an electronic device
which modulates the radio frequency signal
transmitted when the engine is started by a
special aerial incorporated in the ignition
switch. This modulated signal is the “password” by which the control unit recognises
the key and only in this condition can the
engine be started.
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The car is delivered with a key with metal insert (upon request for models/markets
where required) and a key with remote control. For models/markets where required
two keys with remote control can be provided.
KEY WITHOUT REMOTE
CONTROL (for versions/
markets where applicable)
The fixed metallic insert A-fig. 2 operates:
– the ignition switch;
– the driver’s door lock;
– the passenger’s Air bag deactivation (upon request for versions/markets where applicable);
– the fuel filler cap lock.
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fig. 1
fig. 2
Together with the keys the CODE card is
provided (for versions/ markets where applicable) (fig. 3), bearing in print the key
codes (both mechanical and electronic for
emergency start up).
The driver should always keep the electronic CODE card with him/her in the event
of having to carry out emergency starting.
If the car changes owner,
the new owner must be
given all the keys and the
CODE card.
The code numbers on the CODE card must
be kept in a safe place , not in the car.
KEY WITH REMOTE CONTROL
The key with remote control (fig. 4) is
fitted with:
– a metal insert (A) that can be enclosed
in the key grip
– a button (B) for power-assisted opening of the metal insert
– a button (C) for remote door unlocking and at the same time switching off the
electronic alarm
– a button (D) for remote door locking
and at the same time switching on the electronic alarm
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IMPORTANT To guarantee the perfect
efficiency of the electronic devices contained
in keys, avoid letting them directly exposed
to sunrays.
– a button (E) for remote boot unlocking
– removable hook ring (F).
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fig. 3
A0A0600b
fig. 4
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The metal insert (A) of the key operates:
To insert the metal insert in the key grip:
OPENING THE TAILGATE
– the ignition switch
– keep the button (B) pressed
The tailgate can be opened from outside by
remote control pressing button (E), even if the
electronic alarm is on. Opening of the tailgate
is accompanied by the direction indicators
flashing twice; closing is accompanied by a
single flash.
– driver’s door lock and, upon request for
versions/markets where applicable, the passenger’s door lock
– the passenger’s side Air bag deactivation switch
To bring the metal insert out of the key
grip, press the button (B).
To pull out the hook ring (F) use a finely
pointed object (e.g. pen) and work in the
direction of the arrow.
The button B should only
be pressed when the key is
away from the body, in
particular from the eyes, and from
objects that can be spoilt (clothes
for instance). Make sure the key
can never be touched by others, especially children, who may inadvertently press the button.
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– move the metal insert (A)
– release the button (B) and turn the metal insert (A) until hearing the click as it locks
into place.
To unlock the doors by remote control press
button (C), the doors unlock and the direction indicators flash twice. To lock the doors
by remote control, press button (D), the
doors lock and the direction indicators flash
once. Pressing button (C) the doors are released, if within the next 60 seconds a door
or the tailgate are not opened, the system automatically locks everything again.
On cars fitted with electronic alarm system,
pressing button (C) turns it off, pressing button (D) turns it on.
If the electronic alarm is fitted, when the
tailgate is opened the alarm system switches off volumetric protection and the tailgate
control sensor, the system (with the exception of versions for certain markets) “beeps”
twice.
Closing the tailgate again, the control functions are restored, the system “beeps” twice
(with the exception of certain markets).
Each time the ignition key is turned to the
STOP position the Alfa Romeo CODE system
deactivates the functions of the engine electronic control unit.
Each time the car is started turning the ignition key to MAR, the Alfa Romeo CODE
control unit sends a recognition code to the
engine control unit to deactivate the inhibitor. The code is crypted and variable between over four billion possible combinations, and it is sent only if the system control unit has recognised the code transmitted from the key which contains an electronic transmitter, through an aerial wound
around the ignition switch.
If the code has not been recognised correctly, the Alfa Romeo CODE warning light
(Y) on the cluster turns on.
In this case, the key should be moved to
the STOP position and then back to MAR;
if the lock continues, possibly try again with
the other key provided with the car. If it is
still not possible to start the car, follow the
instructions given in the “In an emergency”
chapter and then contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
IMPORTANT Every key has its own
code, which must be memorised by the system control unit. To memorise new keys, up
to a maximum of eight, apply solely to Alfa Romeo Authorised Services taking with
you all the keys in your possession, the
CODE card, a personal identity document
and the car’s ownership documents.
The codes of any keys not
presented during the memorising procedure are
erased. The reason for this is to ensure that any lost or stolen keys
cannot be used to start the engine.
IMPORTANT Turning on of the Alfa
Romeo CODE warning light (Y) when travelling with the ignition key at MAR:
1) If the warning light turns on, this means
that the system is running a self-test (for example for a voltage drop). At the first stop,
it will be possible to test the system: switch
off the engine turning the ignition key to
STOP; then turn the ignition key to MAR:
the warning light turns on and should go off
in about one second. If the warning light
stays on, repeat the procedure described previously leaving the key at STOP for over
30 seconds. Should the inconvenience persists, contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
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OPERATION
2) For versions without the reconfigurable
multifunction display, the flashing of the
warning light means that the car is not protected by the engine inhibitor device. This
condition for cars with reconfigurable multifunction display is shown by the turning on
of the warning light together with the display of the message: “CODE SYSTEM NOT PROGRAMMED”. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorised
Services immediately to have all the keys
memorised.
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If after about 2 seconds
with the ignition key at
MAR, for versions without
reconfigurable multifunction display, the Alfa Romeo CODE warning light (Y) turns on again flashing, or for versions with reconfigurable multifunction display, the
warning light turns on again together with the message “CODE
SYSTEM NOT PROGRAMMED”, this
means that the code of the keys
has not been stored, therefore the
car is not protected by the Alfa
Romeo CODE system against attempted theft. In this case contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to
have the key codes stored.
Battery replacement:
KEY BATTERY
REPLACEMENT
If when pressing button (B or C-fig. 6)
on the remote control, nothing happens, the
battery should be replaced by a new one
of the same type to be found c/o normal
retailers.
– using a finely-tipped screwdriver, turn
the opening device (C) and pull out the battery holder (D);
– replace the battery (E) making sure that
the bias is correct;
Used batteries are harmful to the environment.
They should be disposed of
as specified by law in the special
containers provided. Avoid exposure to naked flames and high temperatures. Keep out of reach of
children.
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– press button (A-fig. 5) and move the
metal insert (B) to the open position;
fig. 5
– re-insert the battery holder in the key
and lock it, turning the device (C).
DESCRIPTION
The system comprises: a transmitter, receiver, control unit with siren and volumetric sensors. The electronic alarm is controlled
by the receiver incorporated in the instrument cluster and it is turned on and off by
the remote control in the key which sends
the crypted and variable code. The electronic
alarm controls: the unlawful opening of
doors, bonnet and boot (perimetral protection), operation of the ignition key, battery
cable cutting, the presence of moving bodies in the passenger compartment (volumetric protection), any abnormal raising/sloping of the car (for versions/markets where applicable) and central door locking. It also makes it possible to cut off the
volumetric protection.
The remote control is incorporated in the
key and it is fitted with buttons (B-C-Dfig. 6) that activate the corresponding control sending the code to the receiver. This
code (rolling code) changes at each transmission.
With the doors, bonnet and boot shut and
the ignition key in the STOP or PARK position (key removed), point the key with the
remote control in the direction of the car, then
press and release the button (C-fig. 6).
With the exception of certain markets, the
system sounds a “beep” and the doors are
locked.
REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL
KEYS WITH
REMOTE CONTROL
The receiver can recognise up to 5 keys
with incorporated remote control. Should a
new key with remote control be necessary
for any reason during the life of the car, contact directly Alfa Romeo Authorised Services,
taking with you the CODE card, a personal
identity document and the car’s ownership
documents.
IMPORTANT The engine inhibitor function is guaranteed by the Alfa Romeo CODE
system which is activated automatically
when the ignition key is removed.
HOW TO ACTIVATE THE ALARM
Engagement of the alarm is preceded by
a self-diagnostic test indicated by a different
flashing frequency of the deterrent led (Afig. 7) on the dashboard. If a fault is detected the system sounds a further warning “beep”.
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ELECTRONIC ALARM
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A0A0005b
fig. 6
fig. 7
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Surveillance
After switching on, the flashing of the deterrent led (A-fig. 7) on the dashboard indicates the system surveillance mode. The
led flashes throughout this period.
IMPORTANT Operation of the electronic
alarm is adapted at the origin to the rules
of the different countries.
Self-diagnostic functions
and door, bonnet, boot control
If, after engaging the alarm, a second
“beep” is sounded, switch off the system
pressing the button (B-fig. 6), check that
the doors, bonnet and tailgate are properly
shut, then switch the system on again pressing the button (C). Otherwise, the door,
bonnet or tailgate that is not shut properly
will be excluded from the alarm system control.
If the doors, bonnet and boot are shut correctly and the control signal is repeated, the
system self-diagnostic has detected a system operating fault. It is therefore necessary
to contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
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HOW TO DEACTIVATE
THE ALARM
To deactivate the alarm press the button (Bfig. 6) of the key with remote control. The
system will react as follows (with the exception of certain markets):
– two brief flashes of the direction indicators
– if the led continues flashing, but at different intervals than normal, this means that
different attempts to break in have occurred.
Through the number of flashes it is possible to identify the type of attempt:
1 flash:
one or more doors
2 flashes:
tailgate
3 flashes:
bonnet
– two brief “beeps” of the system
4 flashes:
ultrasounds
– door unlocking.
5 flashes:
abnormal car lifting/sloping (for versions/markets
where applicable)
6 flashes:
tampering with car starting
cables
7 flashes:
tampering with battery cables or cutting emergency
key cables
8 flashes:
connection line to sensors
and siren
9 flashes:
at least three causes of
alarm.
IMPORTANT If when the system is
turned off the deterrent led (A-fig. 7) on
the dashboard stays on (maximum 2 minutes or until the ignition key is set to MAR)
the following should be borne in mind:
When the system is on, the alarm comes
into action in the following cases:
– opening of one of the doors, bonnet or
tailgate;
– disconnection of the battery or sectioning of electric cables;
– intrusion in the passenger compartment,
for example breakage of windows (volumetric protection);
– attempt to start the engine (key in
MAR position);
– abnormal car lifting/sloping (for versions/markets where applicable).
Depending on the markets, the cutting in
of the alarm causes operation of the siren
and hazard warning lights (for about 26 seconds). The ways of operating and the number of cycles may vary depending on the
markets.
A maximum number of cycles is however
envisaged.
Once the alarm cycle has ended, the system resumes its normal control function.
VOLUMETRIC PROTECTION
To make sure that the protection system
works correctly the side windows and sunroof (if fitted) must be properly shut.
The function can be cut off (if, for example, leaving animals in the car) carrying out
the following operations in rapid succession:
starting from the condition with the ignition key at MAR, move the key to STOP,
then immediately back to MAR and then
to STOP again, then remove the ignition
key.
The deterrent led (A-fig. 7) on the dashboard lights up for about 2 seconds to confirm that the function has been cut off.
To restore volumetric protection, move the
and keep the ignition key at MAR for over
30 seconds.
HOW TO CUT OFF
THE ALARM SYSTEM
To deactivate the alarm system completely (for instance during prolonged inactivity
of the car) simply lock the car turning the
key in the lock.
MINISTERIAL CERTIFICATION
In accordance with the law in force in each
country, on the subject of radio frequency,
we wish to point out that for the markets in
which the transmitter needs to be marked,
the certification number is given on the component.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
WHEN THE ALARM IS
TRIGGERED
Depending on the versions/markets, the
code may also be given on the transmitter
and/or on the receiver.
If, with the volumetric protection function
deactivated, an electric control controlled by
the ignition key at MAR (e.g. power windows) turn the ignition key to MAR, operate the control and move the key to
STOP in a maximum time of 30 seconds.
This way volumetric protection is not restored.
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IGNITION DEVICE
IMPORTANT Do not leave the key in
this position when the engine is stopped.
SWITCH (fig. 8)
– AVV: unstable position for starting the
engine.
The key can be turned to one of four positions:
IMPORTANT If the engine fails to start
move the key back to STOP and repeat.
– STOP: engine switched off, key can be
removed, engine inhibitor engaged, steering lock engaged, services excluded apart
from those supplied directly (e.g. hazard
warning lights).
The ignition switch has a safety device
which prevents passage to AVV when the
engine is running.
– MAR: drive position. The engine lock
is deactivated and all electrical devices are
powered.
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fig. 8
When leaving the car always remove the key from
the ignition to prevent any
occupants of the car from accidentally activating the controls. Never leave children in the car unaccompanied. Remember to engage
the handbrake and, if the car is
parked on an uphill slope, to engage the first gear. If the car is facing downhill, engage reverse gear.
– PARK: engine switched off, key can
be removed, engine lock engaged, steering lock engaged, sidelights switched on automatically.
IMPORTANT To turn the key to the
PARK position, button (A) on the switch
must be pressed first.
If the ignition device is
tampered with (for example an attempted theft)
have it checked over by Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services before
travelling again.
DOORS
OPENING/CLOSING
FROM INSIDE
Engaging:
– move the key to STOP or PARK, then
remove the key and turn the steering wheel
slightly to facilitate the locking action.
Before opening a door, always make sure that it can
be done safely.
Disengaging:
– turn the key to MAR gently rocking the
steering wheel from side to side.
– To open the door, pull the handle
(A-fig. 10).
– To close the door, pull it; then to prevent
opening from the outside, press the button
(A-fig. 11) on the dashboard, the deterrent led (B) on the button lights up with a
yellow light to confirm that locking has taken place.
OPENING/CLOSING
FROM OUTSIDE
Front doors
Never remove the ignition
key with the car on the
move. The steering wheel
would lock automatically the first
time the steering wheel is turned.
This also occurs if the car is towed.
Front doors
– To open the door, turn the key (clockwise
for the driver’s door and, upon request for versions/markets where applicable, counterclockwise for the passenger’s door), then remove the key and pull the lever (A-fig. 9).
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STEERING LOCK
– To close the door, turn the key in the
lock in the opposite direction to the one for
opening.
It is absolutely forbidden
to carry out whatever after-market operation involving steering system or steering column modifications (e.g.: installation of anti-theft device) that
could badly affect performance and
safety, cause the lapse of warranty and also result in non-compliance of the car with homologation
requirements.
A0A0017b
fig. 9
A0A0018b
fig. 10
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FRONT SEATS
CENTRAL LOCKING
This allows central locking of the door
locks.
Only make adjustments
when the car is stationary.
To engage central locking, the doors must
be perfectly shut, otherwise locking is denied.
IMPORTANT With central locking engaged, pulling the inside lever for opening
one of the front doors causes the unlocking of all the doors.
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Fabric upholstery of your
car is purpose-made to
withstand common wear
resulting from normal use of the
car. It is however absolutely necessary to prevent hard and/or prolonged scratching/scraping caused
by clothing accessories like metallic buckles, studs, “Velcro” fixings,
etc. that stressing locally the fabric
could break yarns and damage the
upholstery as a consequence.
In the event of a power cut off (blown
fuse, battery disconnected, etc.) it is still possible to work the lock by hand.
LENGTHWISE ADJUSTMENT
(fig. 12)
Raise the lever (A) and push the seat
backwards or forwards; in the driving position the arms should be slightly flexed and
the hands should rest on the rim of the steering wheel.
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After releasing the adjustment lever, always
check that the seat is
locked on the runners, trying to
move it to and fro. The lack of this
clamping action could cause the
seat to move unexpectedly and
cause loss of car control.
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fig. 11
fig. 12
CENTRAL ARMREST (fig. 13)
Turn the knob (D) until obtaining the most
comfortable position.
To gain access to the rear seats, pull the
handle (E), the back rest folds and the seat
is free to run forwards.
The armrest, fitted on some versions, is adjustable and can be raised and lowered to
the required position.
DRIVER’S SEAT HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 12)
A recovery mechanism with memory
makes it possible to take the seat back to
its previous position.
To adjust, slightly raise the armrest, then
press the the release device (A).
To raise the seat, pull the lever (B) upwards, then work the lever (up and down)
until reaching the required height, then release it. To lower the seat, push the lever
(B) downwards, then work the lever (up
and down) until reaching the required
height.
Once the seat back has been returned to
the travelling condition, make sure that it
is correctly clamped, checking that the “red
band” on the upper part of the handle (E)
is concealed. In fact, this “red band” indicates that the seat back is not clamped.
IMPORTANT Adjustment must be carried out only seated in the driver’s seat.
Inside the armrest there is an oddments
compartment, to use it, raise the cover,
pressing the device (B).
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TILTING THE BACK REST (fig. 12)
DRIVER’S SEAT LUMBAR
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 12)
Also check that the seat is firmly locked on
the runners, trying to move it to and fro.
BACK REST ANGLE
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 12)
Turn the knob(C) until reaching the position required.
A0A0023b
fig. 13
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SEAT WARMING (fig. 14)
Seat warming, fitted on certain versions,
is turned on and off through the switch (A)
on the outer side of the seat.
Switching on is shown by the lighting up
of the led (B) on the switch itself.
HEADREST ADJUSTMENT
(fig. 15)
To increase passengers’ safety, the headrests are adjustable in height.
To adjust, press the button (A) and move
the headrest up or down until it clicks into
place.
IMPORTANT The configuration of the
headrest cushion may vary depending on
the versions and markets. The purpose of
the illustration is only to show how it is adjusted.
Remember that headrests
should be adjusted so that
the nape, and not the neck,
rests on them. Only in this position
do they exert their protective action in the event of a crash from
behind.
REAR POCKETS (fig. 16)
(for versions/markets where
applicable)
The front seats are fitted with a pocket in
the rear of the back rest.
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fig. 14
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fig. 15
A0A0026b
fig. 16
Fabric upholstery of your
car is purpose-made to
withstand common wear
resulting from normal use of the
car. It is however absolutely necessary to prevent hard and/or prolonged scratching/scraping caused
by clothing accessories like metallic buckles, studs, “Velcro” fixings,
etc. that stressing locally the fabric
could break yarns and damage the
upholstery as a consequence.
EXTENDING THE
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
Removing the rear parcel shelf
The split of rear seat makes it possible to
extend the luggage compartment totally or
partially, acting separately on one of the two
parts, thereby offering different possibilities
of load depending on the number of rear
passengers.
– free the ends of the two rods (A-fig. 18)
supporting the parcel shelf (B) pulling the
eyelets (C) off the pins (D);
Proceed as follows:
– release the pins (A-fig. 19) at the outside of the shelf from their housings (B) obtained in the side supports, then remove the
shelf pulling it outwards.
If a particularly heavy
load is placed in the boot,
when travelling at night, it
is wise to check the height of the
high beams (see “Headlamps”
paragraph).
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fig. 18
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REAR SEATS
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fig. 19
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Total extension
Proceed as follows:
– check that seat buckles of the side belts
are fitted in the respective pockets on the
back rest (A-fig. 20) and the tab (B)
of the centre abdominal belt is inserted in
the support (C).
– pull the handles in the centre of the cushions, then tilt them forwards;
– raise the headrest to the highest position, press both buttons (A-fig. 21) at the
side of the two supports, then remove the
headrest pulling them upwards;
– move the seat belts to the side extending them correctly without twisting;
IMPORTANT For versions/markets
where applicable, the retainer levers are replaced by buttons (one for each side). To release the back rests and tilt them, use the
buttons themselves.
– raise the levers (A-fig. 22) retaining
the back rests and tilt them forwards to obtain a single loading surface (fig. 23).
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fig. 22
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20
fig. 20
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fig. 21
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fig. 23
For partial extension, proceed as follows:
– tilt the cushion required pulling the handle at the centre of the cushion, then tilting the actual cushion;
– move the seat belt to one side extending it correctly without twisting;
– raise the lever retaining the back rest
and tilt it forwards.
To bring the seat back to its
normal position
HEADREST ADJUSTMENT
(fig. 24)
The car may be fitted with two headrests
for the side seats and, depending on the trim
level, it may also have a third headrest in
the centre.
To use the headrest, raise it from the (2)
“non use position” and reach the (1) “all
removed” position. To restore the “non use
position”, press button (A-fig. 21) and
push the headrest downwards.
The particular headrest shape interferes intentionally with the rear passenger’s correct
position on the back rest; this forces the passenger to raise the headrest to use it correctly.
IMPORTANT When using rear seats,
the headrests shall be kept in the “all removed” position.
All rear headrests can be removed.
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Partial extension
Proceed as follows:
– move the seat belts to one side extending them correctly without twisting;
– raise the seat backs, pushing them backwards until hearing both clamping devices
click into place;
– set the cushions to the horizontal position keeping the centre seat belt raised.
A0A0610b
fig. 24
Remember that headrests
should be adjusted so that
the nape, and not the neck,
rests on them. Only in this position
do they exert their protective action in the event of a crash from
behind.
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CENTRAL ARMREST (fig. 25)
To use the armrest (A), present only on
certain versions, lower it as illustrated.
LUGGAGE
RETAINER NET
(where provided)
STEERING WHEEL
The driver can adjust the steering wheel
position in rake and height.
Present only on certain versions, the retainer net (fig. 26) is helpful in correctly
arranging the load and/or suitable for transporting light materials.
To do this, release the lever (A-fig. 27)
pulling it towards the steering wheel.
After moving the steering wheel to the
most suitable position, lock it pushing the
lever fully forwards.
Any adjustment of the
steering wheel position
must be carried out only
with the car stationary.
A0A0611b
22
fig. 25
A0A0624b
fig. 26
A0A0706b
fig. 27
OUTER
Folding (fig. 30)
Electric adjustment (fig. 29)
– In the event of need (for example when
the mirror causes difficulty in narrow spaces)
it is possible to fold the mirror moving it from
position (A) to position (B).
– use the switch (A) to select the mirror
required (right or left);
INNER
The mirror, fitted with a safety device that
causes it to be released in the event of a
violent crash, can be moved using the lever
(A-fig. 28) to two different positions, normal or antiglare.
– pressing the button (B) in one of the
four directions, move the mirror selected previously;
When driving the mirrors
should always be in position (A).
– position the switch (A) in the intermediate locking position.
IMPORTANT Adjustment is possible only with the ignition key at MAR.
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REAR-VIEW MIRROR
ADJUSTMENT
As the driver’s wing mirror is curved, it may slightly alter the perception of
distance.
A0A0039b
fig. 28
A0A0040b
fig. 29
A0A0041b
fig. 30
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Defrosting/demisting (fig. 31-32)
The electric mirrors are fitted with heating coils which come into operation with
rearscreen heating pressing the button (A)
thereby defrosting and/or demisting the mirrors.
IMPORTANT The function is timed and
automatically switched off after a few minutes.
POWER WINDOWS
Driver’ side (fig. 33)
IMPORTANT With the ignition key at
STOP or removed, the power windows remain activated for about 3 minutes and are
deactivated immediately the moment a door
is opened.
The driver’s door panel contains the buttons that control the following windows,
with the ignition key at MAR:
A - left front window
B - right front window.
Press the button to lower the window. Pull
to raise it.
A0A0042b
24
fig. 31
A0A0612b
fig. 32
A0A0043b
fig. 33
Passenger’s side (fig. 34)
The button (A) controls the passenger’s
side window.
Button and window operation is the same
as that described for driver’s side.
Improper use of the power windows can be dangerous. Before and during its
operation, always make sure that
passengers are not exposed to the
risk of harm either directly by the
moving windows or by personal
objects drawn or knocked by them.
Always remove the ignition key when getting out
of the car to prevent the
power windows being operated accidentally and constituting a danger
to the passengers in the car.
Do not keep the button
pressed when the window
is completely raised or
lowered.
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IMPORTANT The driver’s power window
is fitted with the “continuous automatic operation” device for both lowering and raising
the window. A brief press on the upper or
lower part of the button will cause it to move
and continue automatically: the window
stops in the required position by pressing either the upper or lower part of the button
again. The passenger window is fitted with
“automatic continuous operation” device just
for window opening.
A0A0044b
fig. 34
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
For all versions, after unlocking the doors,
keeping the remote control button pressed
for about 2 seconds will obtain window
opening.
IMPORTANT For versions/markets
where applicable, after turning off control
unit power (replacing or disconnecting the
battery or replacing the power window control unit protection fuses), window automatism shall be restored.
Proceed as follows with doors closed:
1. open completely the driver’s window
keeping the button pressed for at least
3 seconds after full opening;
2. close completely the driver’s window
keeping the button pressed for at least
3 seconds after full closing;
3. proceed as described in points 1 and
2 also for the passenger’s side;
4. check for proper initialisation by operating the windows in automatic.
SEAT BELTS
USING THE SEAT BELTS
The belt should be worn keeping the chest
straight and rested against the seat back.
To fasten the seat belts: hold the
tongue (A-fig. 35) and insert it into the
buckle (B), until hearing the locking click.
At removal, if it jams, let it rewind for a short
stretch, then pull it out again without jerking.
A0A0045b
26
fig. 35
When the car is parked on a steep slope
the reel mechanism may block; this is normal. The reel mechanism prevents the webbing coming out when it is jerked or if the
car brakes sharply, in a collision or when cornering at high speed.
FRONT SEAT BELT HEIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
Always adjust the height of the belts adapting it to the person who is wearing it. This
precaution improves their effectiveness substantially reducing the risk of injury in the
event of a crash.
Correct adjustment is obtained when the
belt passes half way between the end of the
shoulder and the neck.
The front seat belt ring can take 4 different positions which make it possible to adjust the height of the belts.
To adjust, press button (A-fig. 36) and
lower or raise the grip (B).
Never press button (C)
when travelling.
Always adjust the seat
belt height when the car is
stationary.
After adjustment, always
check that the slider is anchored in one of the positions provided. To do this, with the
button (A) released, exert a further pressure to allow the anchor
device to catch if release did not
take place at one of the preset positions.
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To unfasten the seat belts: press
button (C-fig. 35). Guide the seat belt
with your hand while it is rewinding, to prevent it from twisting. Through the reel, the
belt automatically adapts to the body of the
passenger wearing it, allowing freedom of
movement.
A0A0685b
fig. 36
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REAR BELTS
To fasten the belt: gently pull the belt from
its reel and guide the tape to prevent it from
twisting, then insert the tongue (A-fig. 37)
into the buckle housing (B).
To unfasten the seat belts, press button (E).
Rear seat belts shall be worn as shown in
fig. 38. Fig. 39 shows improper belt fastening. To tilt the back rest see paragraph
“Boot extension”.
IMPORTANT The centre rear seatbelt is
installed on request only for versions/markets on which it is required.
IMPORTANT Remember that, in the
event of an accident, any passengers occupying the rear seats who are not wearing
a seat belt not only subject themselves to
great personal risk, but constitute a danger
to the occupants of the front seats.
PRE-TENSIONING DEVICES
To increase the efficiency of the front seat
belts, the car is fitted with pre-tensioning devices. These devices “feel” that the car is
being subject to a violent impact by way of
a sensor and rewind the seat belts a few
centimetres. In this way they ensure that
the seat belt adheres to the wearer before
the restraining action begins.
The seat belt locks to indicate that the device has intervened; the seat belt cannot be
drawn back up even when guiding it manually.
IMPORTANT The pretensioner will give
maximum protection when the seat belt adheres snugly to wearer’s chest and hips.
A0A0686b
28
fig. 37
A0A0386b
fig. 38
A0A0387b
fig. 39
The emergency tensioning retractor needs
no maintenance or lubrication. Any modification to its original features will nullify the
retractor effectiveness. If, due to unusual
natural events (floods, high waves, etc.),
the device has been affected by water and
mud, it must be replaced.
Pre-tensioning devices can
only be used once. After
they have been triggered
contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to have them replaced. The
validity of the device is 10 years
from the date of production on the
sticker; the pretensioners should be
changed at an Alfa Romeo Authorised Service as this date approaches.
Operations involving banging, vibrations or heating
(above 100°C for a maximum of 6 hours) in the area of the
pretensioners may damage or trigger off the device. Vibrations from
rough road surfaces or accidental
jolting caused by mounting pavements etc. do not have any effect on
the pretensioner. If, however, you
need assistance, go to Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR THE USE OF THE SEAT
BELTS
All the occupants of the car are obliged to
respect the local traffic laws regarding the
wearing of seat belts.
Always fasten the seat belts before starting.
Seat belts are also to be worn by expectant mothers: the risk of injury in the case
of accident is greatly reduced for them and
the unborn child if they are wearing a seat
belt. Pregnant women must of course position the lower part of the belt very low down
so that it passes under the abdomen (as illustrated in fig. 40).
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Pretensioner activation may produce a
small amount of smoke. This smoke is in no
way toxic and presents no fire hazard.
LOAD LIMITERS
To increase passengers’ protection in the
event of an accident, the front and rear
(where provided) seat belt reels contain a
load limiter which allows controlled sag in
such a way as to dose the force acting on
the shoulders and chest during the belt restraining action in case of a crash.
A0A0675b
fig. 40
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IMPORTANT The seat belt must not be
twisted. The upper part must pass over the
shoulder and diagonally across the chest. The
lower part must rest across the pelvis and not
across the (fig. 41) stomach. Do not use
devices (clips, stoppers, etc.) which keep the
belts away from the body.
To ensure the highest degree of protection, you are
recommended to keep the
seat backrest in the straightest position possible, and the belt adhering well to the chest and pelvis.
Seat belts should always be worn
in both the front and rear positions!
Travelling without seat belt increases the risk of serious injury or
death in the case of accident.
Under no circumstances
should the components of
the seat belt and pretensioner be tampered with or removed. Any operation should be
carried out by qualified and authorised personnel. Always contact an
Alfa Romeo Authorised Service.
IMPORTANT Each seat belt shall be worn
only by one person: do not carry children on
your knee using a single seat belt for both
(fig. 42). Do not fasten other objects to the
body.
A0A0673b
30
fig. 41
A0A0051b
fig. 42
HOW TO KEEP THE SEAT BELTS
ALWAYS IN EFFICIENT
CONDITIONS
– prevent the reels from getting wet: their
correct operation is only guaranteed if water does not get inside;
To keep the seat belts always in efficient
conditions, observe the following:
– replace the seat belt if it shows significant wear or cut signs.
– always use the belts with the tape well
taut and never twisted; make sure that it
is free to run without impediments;
– after a serious accident, replace the belt
being worn at that time, even if it does not
appear damaged. Always replace the seat
belts if pretensioners have been activated;
– to clean the belts, wash by hand with
neutral soap, rinse and leave to dry in the
shade. Never use string detergents, bleach
or dyes or any other chemical substance that
might weaken the fibres;
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If the seat belt has been
subjected to shock, for example during an accident, it
must be completely replaced together with the attachments and
their screws, and the pretensioning devices, even if visible defects
are not detected, as the belt may
have lost its resilience.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
CARRYING
CHILDREN SAFELY
For optimal protection in the event of a
crash, all passengers must be seated and
wearing adequate restraint systems. This is
even more important for children.
This prescription is compulsory in all EC
countries according to EC Directive
2003/20/EC.
Compared with adults, their head is proportionally larger and heavier than the rest
of the body, while the muscles and bone
structure are not completely developed.
Therefore, correct restraint systems are necessary, other than adult seat belts.
The results of research on the best protection for a child are summarised in European Standard ECE- R44, which in addition
to making them compulsory, subdivides restraint systems into five groups:
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Group 0
0 - 10 kg in weight
Group 0+
0 - 13 kg in weight
Group 1
9 - 18 kg in weight
Group 2
15 - 25 kg in weight
Group 3
22 - 36 kg in weight
As it may be noted, the groups overlap
partly and in fact, in commerce it is possible
to find devices that cover more than one
weight group. All restraint devices must bear
the certification data, together with the control brand, on a solidly fixed label which
must absolutely never be removed.
Over 1.50 m in height, from the point of
view of restraint systems, children are considered as adults and wear the seat belts
normally. Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo offers
seats for each weight group, which are the
recommended choice, as they have been designed and experimented specifically for Alfa Romeo cars.
Never place cradle child’s
seats facing backwards on
the front passenger seat of
cars fitted with passenger’s air bag
since the air bag activation could
cause serious injuries, even mortal.
You are advised to carry children
always on the rear seat, as this is
the most protected position in the
case of a crash.
SERIOUS DANGER
Children may placed
on the front seat of
cars fitted with passenger’s air bag
deactivation. In this case, it is absolutely necessary to check the
warning light F on the instrument panel to make sure that deactivation has actually took place
(see paragraph “Front passenger
air bag”). The front passenger’s
seat shall be adjusted in the most
backward position to prevent any
contact between child’s seat and
dashboard.
GROUP 1 (fig. 44)
Babies up to 13 kg must be carried facing behind on a cradle seat which, supporting the head, does not induce strain on the
neck in the event of a sharp deceleration.
Starting from 9 to 18 kg in weight, children may be carried facing forwards with
seats fitted with front cushion, through
which the car seat belt restrains both child
and seat.
The cradle is restrained by the car safety
belts, as illustrated, and it should in turn
restrain the child with the belts incorporated on it.
A0A0659b
fig. 43
A0A0660b
fig. 44
The illustration is indicative only for assembly. Assemble the seat according
to the compulsory instructions provided with it.
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GROUP 0 AND 0+ (fig. 43)
Seats exist which are suitable for covering weight
groups 0 and 1 with a rear
connection to the car belts and its
own belts to restrain the child. Because of their mass, they can be
dangerous if installed incorrectly
fastened to the car belts with a
cushion. Strictly adhere to the assembly instructions provided.
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GROUP 2 (fig. 45)
GROUP 3 (fig. 46)
Starting from 15 to 25 kg in weight, children may be restrained directly by the car
seat belts.
For children from 22 up to 36 kg the
child’s chest is thick enough not to need the
spacer back rest anymore.
Child seats only have the function of positioning the child correctly in relation to the
belts, so that the diagonal part adheres to
the chest and never to the neck and that the
horizontal part adheres to the child’s pelvis
and not to the abdomen.
The figure shows proper child seat positioning on the rear seat.
Over 1.50 m in height, children may wear
seat belts like adults.
A0A0661b
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fig. 45
A0A0662b
fig. 46
The illustration is indicative only for assembly. Assemble the seat according
to the compulsory instructions provided with it.
Your car complies with the new European Directive 2000/3/EC regulating child’s seat assembling on the different car seats according to
the following table:
Range of weight
Front
passenger
Rear
passengers
Central
passenger
up to 13 kg
U
U
U
Group 1
9-18 kg
U
U
U
Group 2
15-25 kg
U
U
U
Group 3
22-36 kg
U
U
U
Group
Group 0, 0+
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PASSENGER SEAT COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS ON CHILD’S SEAT USE
Key:
U = suitable for child restraint systems of the “Universal” category, according to European Standard EEC-R44 for the specified “Groups”.
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Below is a summary of the rules
of safety to be followed for carrying children:
– All restraint systems are strictly for one
child only: never use for two children at the
same time.
– The recommended position for installing
a child’s seat is on the rear seat, as it is the
most protected in the event of a crash.
– Always make sure that the belts do not
rest on the child’s neck.
– If the passenger’s air bag is deactivated
always check warning light F on the
cluster to make sure that it has actually been
deactivated.
– Carefully follow the instructions provided with the child’s seat, which the supplier
is obliged to attach. Keep them in the car
together with the documents and this booklet. Do not use used seats without the instructions for use.
– Always pull the tape to check that belts
are buckled.
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– During the journey, do not allow the
child to stay in abnormal positions or release
the belts.
– Do not carry children in your arms, not
even small babies. No-one, however strong,
can keep hold od them in a crash.
– In the case of accidents, replace the
child’s seat with a new one.
Never place cradle child’s
seats facing backwards on
the front passenger seat of
cars fitted with passenger’s air bag
since the air bag activation could
cause serious injuries, even mortal.
You are advised to carry children
always on the rear seat, as this is
the most protected position in the
case of a crash.
PRESETTING FOR
MOUNTING
“ISOFIX TYPE” CHILD
RESTRAINT SYSTEM
The rear seat of your car is preset for
mounting the Isofix type child restraint system, a new European standardised system
for carrying children safely. Isofix type child
restraint system is an additional option that
does not prevent from using traditional child
restraint systems. Isofix type child restraint
system covers three weight groups: 0, 0+
and 1.
Due to its different anchoring system, the
Isofix child’ seat shall be anchored just using the metal brackets (A-fig. 47) set between rear seat back and cushion.
A0A0671b
fig. 47
Since sizes are different, on the rear seats
it is possible to install just two traditional
child’s seats, or two Isofix type seats. On
the front passenger seat it is only possible
to mount traditional child’s seats.
Only Isofix type child restraint systems designed and tested for this car must be used.
MOUNTING THE ISOFIX TYPE
CHILD’S SEAT
Groups 0 and 0+
For children of the 0 and 0+ group (babies up to 13 Kg), the child’s seat is facing
backwards and the child is restrained by the
child’s seat belts(D-fig. 48).
– push the child restraint system until hearing the locking clicks;
– check proper locking by moving the
child’s seat with force: the built-in safety
mechanism actually inhibits proper coupling
with only one coupling locked.
As the child grows, passing to weight group
1, the child’s seat shall be fitted facing forwards.
A0A0663b
For proper mounting proceed as follows:
– check whether the release lever (B) is
at rest position (inward);
Mount the child restraint
system only with the car
stationary. The Isofix child
restraint system is properly anchored to the mounting brackets
when clicks are heard. In any case,
keep to the installation instructions
that must be provided by the child
restraint system Manufacturer.
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It is actually possible to mount both the
traditional restraint system and the Isofix
one, e.g. the traditional one on the left and
the Isofix type seat on the right.
– find the presetting brackets (A), then
position the child restraint system with the
fastening devices (C) aligned with the brackets;
fig. 48
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Group 1
For proper mounting proceed as follows:
– check whether the release lever (Bfig. 49) is at rest position (inward);
With this configuration, the child is secured
also by the car seat belts and by the upper
belts. To apply car seat belts to child’s seat
refer to the child’s seat handbook.
– find the presetting brackets (A), then
position the child restraint system with fastening devices (C) aligned with the brackets;
AIR BAG
The car is fitted with front air bags for the
driver and for the passenger (side bags - window bags).
FRONT AIR BAGS
– push the child restraint system until hearing the locking clicks;
A0A0664b
– check proper locking by moving the
child’s seat with force: the built-in safety
mechanism actually inhibits improper coupling with only one coupling locked.
The front air bag (driver’s and passenger’s)
has been designed to protect the occupants
in the event of head-on crashes of mediumhigh severity by placing the cushion between
the occupant and the steering wheel or dashboard.
Front air bags are designed to protect the
car occupants in front crashes and therefore
non-activation in other types of collisions
(side collisions, rear-end shunts, roll-overs,
etc...) is not a system malfunction.
In the case of a crash, an electronic control unit, when necessary, triggers inflation
of the cushion.
The cushion inflates instantaneously, setting itself between the body of the front occupants and the structures that could cause
injury. The cushion then deflates immediately afterwards.
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fig. 49
In the event of a crash a person that is not
wearing the seat belt moves forwards and
may come into contact with the cushion
while it is still opening. Under these circumstances the protection offered by the
cushion is reduced.
Front air bags may not be triggered in the
following conditions:
– collisions against highly deformable objects which do not concern the car front surface (for example the bumper crashing
against the guard rail);
– wedging under other cars or protective
barriers (for example under a lorry or guard
rail);
as they do not offer any more protection
than the seat belts and therefore activation
would be inappropriate. Therefore the failure to be triggered does not mean that the
system is not working properly.
Do not apply stickers or
other objects on the steering wheel and on the passenger’s air bag cover. Do not put
objects on the dashboard on the
passenger’s side (e.g. cell phones)
because they may interfere with
the correct passenger’s air bag
opening and seriously injure the occupants of the car.
DRIVER’S FRONT AIR BAG
It consists of an instant-inflating cushion
contained in a special recess in the centre of
the steering wheel (fig. 50).
The driver’s and passenger’s front air bag
has been designed to improve the protection of a person wearing a seat belt.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
The front air bag (driver’s and passenger’s)
does not replace but is complementary to
the use of belts, which should always be
worn, as specified by law in Europe and
most non-European countries.
Its volume at maximum inflation fills most
of the space between the steering wheel
and the driver and between the dashboard
and the passenger.
In the event of minor side crashes (for
which the restraining action of the seat belts
is sufficient), the air bags are not deployed.
Also in this case it is of vital importance to
wear the seat belts since in case of side
crash they guarantee proper positioning of
the occupant.
A0A0613b
fig. 50
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PASSENGER’S
FRONT AIRBAG
It consists of an instant-inflating cushion
contained in a special recess in the dashboard; its volume is bigger than the driver’s
one (fig. 51).
Never place cradle child’s
seats facing backwards on
the front passenger seat of
cars fitted with passenger’s air bag
since the air bag activation could
cause serious injuries, even mortal.
You are advised to carry children
always on the rear seat, as this is
the most protected position in the
case of a crash.
SERIOUS DANGER
Children may placed
on the front seat of
cars fitted with passenger’s air bag
deactivation. In this case, it is absolutely necessary to check the
warning light F on the instrument panel to make sure that deactivation has actually took place
(see paragraph “Front passenger
air bag”). The front passenger’s
seat shall be adjusted in the most
backward position to prevent any
contact between child’s seat and
dashboard.
MANUAL DEACTIVATION OF
PASSENGER’S FRONT AIRBAG
(fig. 52)
(upon request for versions /
markets where applicable)
Should it be absolutely necessary to carry a child on the front seat, the passenger’s
font air bag can be deactivated.
Deactivation/reactivation takes place with
ignition key at STOP, and operating it in
the special key switch set in the glovebox.
A0A0392b
40
fig. 51
A0A0392b
fig. 52
SIDE AIR BAGS
WINDOW BAG (fig. 54)
(SIDE BAG - WINDOW BAG)
IMPORTANT Operate the switch only
when the engine is not running and the ignition key is removed.
SIDE BAG (fig. 53)
The window bag is formed of two “curtain” cushions housed in the side roof lining
covered by a special trim, which protects the
head of front and rear occupants in the event
of a side crash thanks to the wide cushion
inflation surface.
The key-operated switch has two positions:
– passenger’s front airbag activated (ON
position P): warning light F on instrument cluster off; it is absolutely prohibited
to carry a child on the front seat.
The side bag is formed of an instantaneously-inflating cushion housed in the back
rest of the front seat and protects the chest
of occupants in case of a side crash of medium-high severity.
– passenger’s front airbag deactivated
(OFF position F): warning light F on
instrument cluster on; it is possible to carry
a child protected by special restraint system
on the front seat.
IMPORTANT In the event of side crash,
you can obtain the best protection by the
system keeping a correct position on the
seat, thus allowing correct window bag unfolding.
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The key can be inserted and removed in
both positions.
The warning light F on the cluster stays
on permanently until the passenger’s air bag
is reactivated.
Deactivation of the passenger’s front air
bag does not inhibit operation of the side air
bag.
A0A0614b
fig. 53
A0A0615b
fig. 54
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IMPORTANT The front and/or side air
bags may be activated if the car is subjected to heavy shocks or accidents that involve
the underbody area, such as for example violent bumps against steps, pavements or
fixed obstacles on the ground, falling into
big holes or bumpy roads.
IMPORTANT The triggering of air bags
releases a small amount of powder. This
powder is not harmful and does not indicate
a start of fire; also the surfaces of the deployed bag and the car interior may be covered with dusty residue: this may irritate the
skin and eyes. In the event of exposure,
wash with neutral soap and water.
Life and validity of pyrotechnic charge and
coil contact are indicated on the label set
near the lock of the left front door. As this
date approaches, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the device replaced.
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IMPORTANT Should an accident occur
in which any of the safety devices is activated, take the car to Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the devices activated
replaced and to have the system checked.
All operations involving checking, repairing and replacing components concerning
the air bag must be carried out by Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services
If the car is to be demolished, Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services should be contacted beforehand to have the system deactivated. If
the car changes ownership, the new owner must be informed of the instructions for
use and of the above warnings and be given this “Owner’s Manual”.
IMPORTANT The triggering of the pretensioners, front air bags and side bags is
decided in a differentiated manner depending on the type of crash. The failure to trigger one or more of them does not necessarily indicate a system malfunction.
Never rest head, arms
and elbows on the door, on
the windows and in the
window bag area to prevent possible injuries during the inflation
phase.
Never lean head, arms
and elbows out of the window.
If when turning the ignition
key to MAR, the warning
light ¬ does not turn on or
if it stays on when travelling there
could be a failure in safety systems; in this event air bags or pretensioners could not trigger in case
of impact or, in a minor number of
cases, they could trigger accidentally. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services immediately to have
the system checked.
Do not cover the backrest
of front seats with trims or
covers that are not suitable
to be used with side bags.
Never travel with objects
on your lap, in front of
your chest or with a pipe,
pencil, etc. between your lips; injury may result in the event of the
air bag being triggered.
Always keep your hands
on the steering wheel rim
when driving, so that if the
air bag is triggered, it can inflate
without meeting any obstacles
which could cause serious harm to
you. Do not drive with the body
bent forwards, keep the seat back
rest in the erect position and lean
your back well against it.
If the car has been stolen
or an attempt to steal it
has been made, if it has
been subjected to vandals or
floods, have the air bag system
checked by Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
Remember that with the
key engaged and at MAR,
even if the engine is not
running, the air bags may be triggered on a stationary car if it is
bumped by another moving car.
Therefore, never seat children on
the front seat even when the car is
stationary. On the other hand remember that if the key is at STOP,
no safety system (air bags or pretensioners) is triggered in the
event of an impact; in this case,
failure to come into action cannot
be considered as a sign that the
system is not working properly.
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GENERAL CAUTIONS
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When the ignition key is
turned to MAR, the warning light F (with passenger’s front air bag deactivation
switch at ON) turns on and flashes for few seconds to remind that
passenger’s air bag will be deployed in a crash, after which it
should go off.
Never wash seat backrests with pressurised water or steam (by hand or at
automatic seat washing stations).
The front air bag is triggered for shocks greater in
magnitude than the pretensioners. For impacts between
these two thresholds, it is therefore normal that only the pretensioners are triggered.
The devices and services controlled by the
levers on the steering wheel can only be activated with the ignition key at MAR.
LEFT-HAND LEVER
Do not hook rigid objects
to the coat hooks and to
the support handles.
The air bag does not substitute the seat belts, but
only increases their effectiveness. Moreover, since the front
air bags do not come into operation
in the event of front impact at low
speed, side collisions, bumps from
behind or overturning, in these circumstances the occupants would
only be protected by the seat belts
which must therefore always be
fastened.
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STEERING WHEEL
LEVERS
The left-hand lever controls the outer lights
except for the fog lamps and rear fog
guards.
When the outer lights are switched on, the
various controls on the dashboard are illuminated.
Only with the ignition key at PARK, regardless of the position of the knurled ring,
the sidelights and number plate lights stay on.
Position (1 or 2-fig. 60) of the lever
causes the turning on only of the sidelights
(front and rear), on the right or left respectively.
Lights switched off (fig. 55)
When the pointer in the knurled ring is opposite the symbol O, the outer lights are
switched off.
Main beams (fig. 58)
The sidelights are switched on by turning
the knurled ring from O to 6.
To turn the main beams on, set the knurled
ring to position 2 and push the lever towards the dashboard (stable position);
warning light 1 on the instrument panel
will turn on.
The 3 warning light on the instrument
cluster will come on at the same time.
Dipped-beam headlights (fig. 57)
These are switched on by turning the
knurled ring from 6 to 2.
To set dipped-beams back pull the lever towards the steering wheel.
A0A0063b
A0A0065b
When the dipped beam headlights and the
fog lamps are switched on, the outer light control unit (integrated in the Body Computer)
works according to the following logics:
– turning on the main beams, the dipped
beams turn off while the fog lamps stay on,
when restoring the starting condition at
dipped beam setting;
or
– turning on the main beams, the fog
lamps turn off and then turn on again automatically as the main beams are switched off.
Therefore, in the event of Body Computer replacement, the outer light operating logic may be different.
fig. 55
fig. 57
A0A0064b
fig. 56
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Sidelights (fig. 56)
A0A0066b
fig. 58
A0A0067b
fig. 59
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Flashing (fig. 59)
The headlights are flashed pulling the lever
towards the steering wheel (instable position) regardless of the position of the
knurled ring. The 1 warning light on the
cluster will come on at the same time.
IMPORTANT Only the main-beam lights
are flashed. To avoid penalties follow local
regulations.
Direction indicators
(fig. 60)
Regardless of the position of the knurled
ring, moving the lever to the stable position
will:
up, position (1) - engage the right-hand
direction indicators.
One of the warning lights (R or E) will
come on on the instrument cluster at the
same time.
The lever is returned to its position automatically and the indicators are switched off
when the steering wheel is straightened.
IMPORTANT If you wish to signal a
rapid change of direction involving only a
minimal movement of the steering wheel,
the lever can be removed up or down without it clicking (unstable position). When released, the lever will return to its home position.
“Follow me home” device
(fig. 61)
This function allows the illumination of the
space in front of the car for the length of
time set, and is activated with the ignition
key at STOP or removed, pulling the lefthand lever towards the steering wheel.
This function is activated pulling the lever
within 2 minutes from when the engine is
turned off. At each single movement of the
lever, the staying on of the dipped beams
and sidelights is extended by 30 seconds up
to a maximum of 3.5 minutes; the lights
switch off automatically after the time set.
Each time the lever is operated, the 1
warning light on the cluster turns on.
down, position (2) - engage the left-hand
direction indicators.
A0A0068b
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fig. 60
A0A0067b
fig. 61
RIGHT-HAND LEVER
The right-hand lever is used to operate the
windscreen wiper-washer and rearscreen
wiper-washer. The windscreen washer also
activates the headlamp washers, if fitted.
A0A0616b
Windscreen wiper-washer
(fig. 62-63)
The lever can be moved to five different
positions, corresponding to:
A - Windscreen wiper off.
B - Intermittent.
With the lever in position (B), turning the
ring (F), four possible intermittent speeds
are obtained:
■
= intermittent slow.
■■
= intermittent medium.
■■■
= intermittent medium-fast.
■■■■ = intermittent fast.
“Intelligent washing” function
Pulling the lever towards the steering
wheel (unstable position) operates the windscreen washer.
Keeping the lever pulled, with only one
movement it is possible to operate the washer jet and the wiper at the same time; indeed, the latter comes into action automatically if the lever is pulled for more than
half a second.
The wiper stops working a few strokes after releasing the lever; a further “cleaning
stroke” after a few seconds completes the
wiping operation.
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This function can be interrupted by keeping the lever pulled towards the steering
wheel for more than 2 seconds.
C - Continuous, slow.
D - Continuous, fast.
E - Fast, temporary (unstable position).
Operation in position (E) is limited to the
time the lever is held in this position. When
the lever is released, it returns to position
(A) automatically stopping the wiper.
fig. 62
A0A0617b
fig. 63
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Rain sensor (fig. 64)
The rain sensor (A), fitted only on certain versions, is an electronic device combined with the windscreen wiper which has
the purpose of automatically adjusting the
number of wipes during intermittent operation to the intensity of the rain.
Turning the knurled ring (F-fig. 62) it
is possible to increase the sensitivity of the
rain sensor, obtaining a quicker change from
stationary, when the windscreen is dry, to
first continuous speed (continuous, slow).
All the other functions controlled by the
right-hand lever remain unchanged.
Operating the windscreen washer with the
rain sensor activated (lever at position B)
the normal washing cycle is performed at
the end of which the rain sensor resumes its
normal automatic function.
The rain sensor is activated automatically
moving the right-hand lever to position (Bfig. 62) and it has a range of adjustment
that gradually varies between wiper stationary (no wiping) when the windscreen is
dry, to wiper at first continuous speed (continuous, slow) with heavy rain.
Turning the ignition key to STOP the rain
sensor is deactivated and the next time the
engine is started (MAR position) it will not
be reactivated even if the lever has remained
in position (B). In this case to activate the
rain sensor, simply move the lever to (A)
or (C) and then back to (B).
When the rain sensor is reactivated in this
way, the wiper performs at least one stroke,
even if the windscreen is dry, to indicate that
reactivation has occurred.
A0A0331b
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fig. 64
The rain sensor is located behind the inner
rear-view mirror in contact with the windscreen and inside the area cleaned by the
wiper and it controls an electronic control
unit which in turn controls the wiper motor.
At each start, the rain sensor automatically
stabilises at a temperature of about 40°C
to eliminate any condensation from the control surface and prevent the formation of ice.
The rain sensor is able to detect and automatically adapt to the presence of the following particular conditions which require
different sensitivity:
– impurities on the control surface (salt,
dirt, etc.);
– streaks of water caused by worn wiper
blades;
– difference between day and night (the
human eye is more disturbed during the
night by the wet glass surface).
CRUISE CONTROL
These come into operation when the windscreen washer is turned on with the
dipped/main beam headlights on.
GENERAL
– pressing the clutch pedal;
The speed regulator (CRUISE CONTROL), with electronic control, makes it
possible to drive the car at the required
speed without pressing the accelerator pedal. This reduces driving fatigue during long
journeys because the speed memorised is
automatically maintained.
– if the ASR, MSR or ESP system cuts in;
IMPORTANT On certain versions when
the headlamp washer is operating, the climate control system automatically engages
inside air re-circulation, to prevent the smell
of liquid detergent from entering the passenger compartment.
The device is disengaged automatically in
any of the following cases:
– pressing the brake pedal;
IMPORTANT The device can only be engaged at speeds between 30 and 190 km/h.
– with Selespeed transmission if a gear is
changed;
– inadvertently moving the Selespeed
gear control lever to N.
CONTROLS (fig. 66)
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Headlamp washers (fig. 65)
Cruise Control is controlled by the
ON/OFF knurled ring (A), by the +/–
ring (B) and by the RES button (C).
Ring (A) has two positions:
– OFF in this position the device is deactivated;
A0A0704b
fig. 65
Cruise Control must be activated only when the
route and traffic allow a
constant speed for a sufficiently
long distance completely safely.
A0A0077b
fig. 66
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50
– ON is the normal operating position of
the device. When the ring (A) is in this
position, the warning light Ü on the instrument cluster turns on.
Ring (B) serves for memorising and maintaining the car sped or for increasing or lowering the speed memorised.
Turn the ring (B) to (+) to memorise the
speed reached or increase the speed memorised.
Turn the ring (B) to (–) to lower the speed
memorised.
Each time the ring is actuated (B) the speed
increases or lowers by about 1.5 km/h.
TO MEMORISE
THE SPEED
Move the ring (A) to ON and take the car
to the required speed normally. Turn the ring
(B) to (+) for at least three seconds, then
release it. The car speed is memorised and
it is therefore possible to release the accelerator pedal.
The car will continue to travel at the memorised constant speed until one of the following conditions takes place:
– pressing the brake pedal;
– pressing the clutch pedal;
– if the ASR, MSR or ESP system cuts in;
Keeping the ring turned the speed changes
continuously. The new speed reached will
be maintained automatically.
– with Selespeed transmission if a gear is
changed;
The RES button (C) resets the memorised
speed.
– inadvertent movement of the Selespeed
gear control lever to position N.
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP or the ring (A) to OFF, the speed
memorised is cleared and the system is
switched off.
IMPORTANT In the case of need (when
overtaking for instance) acceleration is possible simply pressing the accelerator pedal;
later, releasing the accelerator pedal, the car
will return to the speed memorised previously.
TO RESET THE
MEMORISED SPEED
If the device has been disengaged for example pressing the brake or clutch pedal,
the memorised speed can be reset as follows:
– accelerate gradually until reaching a
speed approaching the one memorised;
– engage the gear selected at the time
of speed memorising (4th, 5th or 6th
speed);
– press the RES button (C).
TO INCREASE THE
MEMORISED SPEED
The speed memorised can be increased
in two ways:
1) pressing the accelerator and then memorising the new speed reached (turning the
ring to (B) for more than three seconds);
or
2) momentaneously turning the ring (B)
to (+): each pulse of the ring will correspond
to a slight increase in speed (about 1.5
km/h) while pressing continuously will correspond to a continuous speed increase. Releasing the ring (B) the new speed will be
memorised automatically.
TO RESET THE MEMORISED
SPEED
The speed memorised can be reduced in
two ways:
The memorised speed is automatically reset turning off the engine or moving the ring
(A) to OFF.
1) disengaging the device (for instance
pressing the brake pedal) and then memorising the new speed (turning the ring (B)
to (+) for at least three seconds);
2) keeping the ring pressed (B) at (–)
until reaching the new speed which will be
memorised automatically.
When travelling with the
cruise control on, do not
move the gearshift lever to
neutral and do not move the Selespeed selector to N.
It is advisable to engage the cruise control
only when the conditions of the traffic or
roads so permit under completely safe conditions, i.e.: straight and dry roads, dual carriage ways or motorways, flowing traffic and
smooth road surface. Do not engage the device in town or in heavy traffic conditions.
Cruise control may only
be engaged at speeds between 30 and 190 km/h.
The device may only be engaged in in 4th,
5th or 6th gear, depending on the speed
of the car. Travelling downhill with the device engaged the car speed may increase
more than the memorised one, due to the
change in the engine load.
If the device is faulty or
not working, turn the ring
(A) to OFF and contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services after checking that the protection
fuse is intact.
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TO REDUCE THE
MEMORISED SPEED
The ring (A) may be left constantly at ON
without damaging the device. You are, however, advised to switch the device off when
not in use, turning the ring to OFF, to avoid
memorising speeds by accident.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
DASHBOARD
(For right-hand drive versions see dashboard and instruments in the dedicated paragraph at the end of the manual)
A0A0748b
fig. 67
1. Adjustable side air vents - 2. Fixed side window air vents - 3. External lights control lever - 4. Instrument panel - 5. Tailgate release button - 6. Cards holder
(for versions/markets where applicable) - 7. Sound system (for versions/markets where applicable) - 8. Adjustable central air vents - 9. Upper fixed vent - 10.
Glass/can holder (for versions/markets where applicable) - 11. Front fog light button - 12. Hazard light switch - 13. Rear fog light button - 14. front passenger’s air bag - 15. Glovebox - 16. Door locking button - 17. Heating/ventilation/climate controls - 18. Cigar lighter/ashtray housing lid - 19. Temperature sensor - 20. Windscreen wiper stalk - 21. Ignition key and ignition switch - 22. Horn - 23. Steering wheel locking/release lever - 24. Driver’s air bag - 25. Set of
controls - 26. Bonnet opening lever.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
INSTRUMENT PANEL
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
NOTE On JTDM versions the scale bottom
is at 6000 revs.
A0A0760b
fig. 68 - petrol versions
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
fig. 69 - Black Line petrol versions
A0A0749b
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0759b
fig. 70 - Q2 diesel version
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0761b
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fig. 71 - 2.0 JTS Selespeed versions
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A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0752b
fig. 71a - 2.0 JTS Selespeed Black Line version
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip meter with headlamp position display) - E. Reconfigurable
multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0746b
fig. 71b - 3.2 V6 version
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
SPEEDOMETER
(SPEED INDICATOR)
The gauge (A-fig. 72) indicates the car
speed.
ODOMETER
Odometer display (B-fig. 72) with double meter (total and trip) and headlamp position display.
The display shows:
To reset the trip meter, keep button (Afig. 73) on the plate at the side of the
steering column pressed for a few seconds.
IMPORTANT If the battery is disconnected the trip meter reading is not stored.
REV COUNTER (fig. 74)
The danger zone (red, or white on certain
versions) indicates excessive high engine
speed. Do not drive for long periods with the
pointer in this area.
IMPORTANT The electronic injection control system gradually shuts off the flow of fuel when the engine is “over-revving” resulting
in a gradual loss of engine power.
When the engine is idling, the rev counter
may indicate a gradual or sudden highering of
the speed, this is normal as it takes place during normal operation, for example when engaging the climate control system or the fan.
In particular a slow change in the speed preserves the battery charge.
– the mileage on the first line (6 figures)
– the trip meter on the second line (4 figures)
– aside the position of the headlight aiming device.
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A0A0756b
56
fig. 72
fig. 73
A0A0757b
fig. 74
This shows the amount of fuel left in the
fuel tank.
0 - tank empty.
1 - tank full (see the indications given in
paragraph “At the filling station").
The warning light K (A-fig. 76) turns on
to indicate that approx. 7 litres of fuel are
left in the tank.
IMPORTANT The pointer can reach the
red area also for a sum of unfavourable conditions, i.e.: slow speed, uphill, fully laden
or towing a trailer with hot outside temperature.
IMPORTANT Refuelling shall always be
performed with engine off and ignition key at
STOP. If the engine is off but the key is at
MAR, a wrong fuel level could temporarily
be indicated. This is due to the internal system control logic and cannot be considered as
a system malfunctioning.
ENGINE COOLANT FLUID
TEMPERATURE GAUGE WITH
MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE
WARNING LIGHT
This shows the temperature of the engine
coolant fluid and begins when the fluid temperature exceeds approx. 50°C.
Normally the pointer should be towards
the middle of the scale. If the pointer reaches the higher temperatures of the scale (red
section, or white on certain versions) the request for car performance should be decreased.
IMPORTANT The temperature of the engine coolant may rise towards the maximum
values (red section, or white on certain versions) when the car is driven at low speeds,
especially when the ambient air temperature is high. In this case it is advisable to
stop the car and switch off the engine for
a few minutes, after which the journey can
be resumed, preferably at a higher speed.
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FUEL LEVEL GAUGE WITH
RESERVE INDICATOR
The turning on of the u (B-fig. 76)
warning light (on some versions together
with the message shown on the reconfigurable multifunction display) indicates that
the coolant fluid temperature is too high;
in this case, stop the engine and contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
A0A0758b
fig. 76
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DIGITAL MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY (where fitted)
The digital multifunction display shows the following: clock, outside temperature, buzzer setting (buzzer on/off), rheostat (light adjustment),
condition of the inertial fuel cut-off switch (FPS on).
CONTROL BUTTONS (fig. 75)
To make use of the information the digital display (with the ignition key at MAR) is able to give, you should firstly familiarise with the control buttons on the plate at the side of the steering column, using them as described in the following paragraphs. Before doing anything at all,
you are advised to read this chapter in full.
A0A1105b
To decrease the value displayed
Press for less than 1 second (pulse), indicated with Q in the following descriptions, to access the various adjustments
Press for more than 2 seconds, indicated with R in the following descriptions,
to confirm the choice required and return to the previous display
fig. 75
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To decrease the value displayed
Adjusting the minutes
BUZZER (fig. 77-78)
Adjusting the hours
Press the MODE button twice in Q, the
minutes will flash. Set the minutes required
using buttons ▲ or ▼.
The buzzer which accompanies the controls may be activated (ON) or deactivated
(OFF); proceed as follows:
Every press on the button will increase by
one unit.
Press the MODE button 3 times in Q,
then use buttons ▲ or ▼, to turn the buzzer
on or off.
Press the MODE button in Q, the hours
will flash. Set the hour required using buttons
▲ or ▼.
Every press on the button will increase by
one unit.
Keeping the button pressed obtains automatic fast increase or decrease.
When you are near the value required, release the control and complete adjustment
with single presses.
Then press the MODE button in
store.
clock and outside temperature
display
fig. 76
R to
Keeping the button pressed obtains automatic fast increase or decrease.
When you are near the value required, release the control and complete adjustment
with single presses.
Then press the MODE button in
store.
Then press the MODE button in
store the condition chosen.
R to
R to
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CLOCK (fig. 76)
OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE (fig. 76)
A0A0009b
Outside temperature can be viewed on the
display lower side, under the hour indication. When the outside temperature is below or 3° C, the indicator starts flashing
together with the buzzer, to warn the driver
about the possible presence of ice on the
road. The acoustic signal lasts about 2 seconds, while the outside temperature indicator flashes for about 10 seconds. The signal of possible presence of ice on the road
is repeated only if the outside temperature
is over 6° C and then reaches again 3° C.
buzzer activated display (ON)
fig. 77
A0A0083b
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LIGHT RHEOSTAT (fig. 79-80)
This function makes it possible to adjust
the lighting (dimming/increasing) of the instrument cluster, odometer display (total
and trip meter, headlamp aiming device display) of the clock/outside temperature display and of the radio display.
To access the light rheostat, open the
menu by pressing button MODE, select
“ILLU” (first option displayed) by pressing
again button MODE and then set the required level using buttons ▲/▼.
“ILLU” function is available when at least
the side/taillights are on.
ing is turned off with the exception of the
speedometer.
INERTIAL FUEL CUT-OFF
SWITCH ON DISPLAY (fig. 81)
Keeping button ▲ pressed (on the plate
at the side of the steering column) for more
than 4 seconds the complete instrument
cluster lighting is turned on again.
The display shown appears automatically
when the inertial fuel cut-off switch cuts in,
following a crash of a certain magnitude.
display
with minimum brightness
IMPORTANT See the description in the
Controls paragraph under the Inertial fuel
cut-off switch.
A0A0012b
The switch shuts off the supply of fuel.
Partial lighting
Keeping button ▼ pressed (on the plate
at the side of the steering column) for more
than 4 seconds the instrument cluster lightbuzzer deactivated display (OFF)
60
fig. 78
A0A0014b
fig. 79
display
with maximum brightness
fig. 80
A0A0013b
inertial fuel cut-off switch
on display
fig. 81
A0A0007b
The reconfigurable multifunction display is
able to display all the useful and necessary
information when driving, in particular:
INFORMATION ON
STANDARD SCREEN
INFORMATION ABOUT
CAR CONDITION
❒ Trip computer;
MODE
❒ Lighting adjustment (rheostat);
Press the button briefly: to confirm
the selected option and/or to go to next
screen;
❒ Display of failure messages with corresponding symbol;
❒ Time (A-fig. 82);
❒ Display of warning messages with corresponding symbol (e.g.: possible ice
on road);
❒ Outside temperature (B);
❒ Date (C).
CONTROL BUTTONS fig. 83
❒ Gear selected (2.0 T.SPARK Selespeed
versions only);
Press the button for long: to confirm the selected option and to go back to
previous screen;
▲/▼ to scroll the “Setup Menu” upwards/downwards or to increase/decrease
the value displayed.
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RECONFIGURABLE MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY
❒ Engine oil level (JTDM versions only).
A0A9129g
fig. 82
A0A0022m
fig. 83
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“SETUP MENU”
The “Setup Menu” shall be used to perform the adjustments and/or settings described on the following pages, by pressing button MODE
and ▲/▼ (see fig. 83). Press briefly button MODE to display the setup menu. The menu consists of a set of functions arranged in a “circular fashion” fig. 84.
English
Deutsch
Espãnol
Italiano
Français
MENU OFF
DIMMER
SPEED
SERVICE
Nederlands
BUZZER
Q
TRIP B
UNITS
TIME
LANGUAGE
DATE
Q
DST (SUMMER TIME)
NAVIGATION
TELEPHONE
fig. 84
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MODE 12/24
RADIO
Day
Year
Month
Press brifely button MODE to open the menu. To surf the menu, press buttons ▲ or ▼. For safety reasons, when the car is running, it is
possible to access only the reduced menu (for setting “DIMMER” and “SPEED” values). When the car is stationary access to the whole menu
is enabled.
Turning the ignition key to MAR the display shows the engine oil level for a few seconds. During this phase, to clear the display
and move to next screen, press briefly button MODE.
Fig. 86 refers to the display with an oil
level below the preset minimum. In this condition the bars are all empty.
Fig. 87 refers to the display with an oil
level above the preset maximum. In this condition the bars are all full.
IMPORTANT In this case the correct engine oil level should be restored as soon as
possible, see “Checking levels” in section
“Car maintenance”.
IMPORTANT In this case, contact Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services who will restore
the correct engine oil level.
IMPORTANT To make sure that the engine oil level displayed is correct, carry out
the check with the car on level ground.
Fig. 85 refers to the correct engine oil
level display. As the oil level gradually falls,
the full bars go off leaving room for the empty ones.
A0A9101g
fig. 85
A0A9102g
fig. 86
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Engine oil level check
(JTD versions)
A0A9103g
fig. 87
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DIMMER
SPEED
To clear setting:
With this function it is possible to adjust
the lighting (dimming/brightening) of the
instrument cluster, mileage recorder (total,
trip meter), headlight aiming display, radio
display, radio navigator display (where provided) and two-zone climate control (where
provided).
With this function it is possible to set the
car speed limit (km/h or mph), when this
limit is exceeded the driver is immediately
alerted (see section “Warning lights and messages”).
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word OFF;
Proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show a graduated scale;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ to adjust as required.
Partial lighting
Keeping button (▼) pressed for more than 4
seconds, the rev counter lighting is turned off.
Keeping button (▲) pressed for more than
4 seconds, the complete instrument cluster
lighting is turned on again.
IMPORTANT When external lights are
switched on dimming of the brightness can
be perceived. In the event of any faults,
lighting adjustment (rheostat) is not possible and the display is shown at its maximum
brightness.
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To set the speed limit, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ press briefly button MODE then, use
buttons ▲/▼ to set the required speed
(during setting the value flashes).
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
IMPORTANT The possible setting is between 30 and 250 km/h or between 20
and 150 mph depending on the unit set previously (see paragraph “UNITS” described
later). Every press of the button ▲/▼ increases or decreases by one unit. Keeping
button ▲/▼ pressed, obtain automatic fast
increase/decrease. When you are near the
required setting release the button and complete adjustment with single presses.
❒ press button (▼): the display will show
the word OFF;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
TIME
DATE
With this option it is possible to turn
(ON/OFF) the TRIP B function (partial
trip) which displays the figures relating to
AVERAGE CONSUMPTION B, AVERAGE
SPEED B, TRAVEL TIME B, and TRAVEL DISTANCE B during a “partial mission” contained in the “general mission” (for further
information see “Trip Computer”).
This function enables to set the clock
(hours - minutes).
This function enables to update the date
(day - month - year).
For activation/deactivation, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ use buttons ▲/▼ to select on or off;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
Proceed as follows:
To correct the date proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the hour;
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the date;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting the day;
❒ press briefly button MODE to set minutes (pressing the button for long will
return to standard screen);
❒ press briefly button MODE for setting
the month (or press the button for long
to go back to standard screen);
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
❒ press briefly button MODE for setting
the year (or press the button for long
to go back to standard screen);
IMPORTANT Every press of the button
▲/▼ increases or decreases by one unit.
Keeping button ▲/▼ pressed, obtain automatic fast increase/decrease. When you
are near the required setting release the button and complete adjustment with single
presses.
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
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❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
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DST (SUMMER TIME)
MODE 12/24
TELEPHONE
This option enables to turn ON/OFF the
summer time function (which corresponds
to + 1 hour in relation to the daylight time).
This option enables to set the clock in the
12h or 24h mode.
To adjust, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show 12h;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting (12h
or 24h);
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
This option enables to activate/deactivate
(ON/OFF) displaying of the name (if in
the list) and phone number of the caller on
the instrument panel display.
For activation/deactivation, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ use buttons ▲/▼ to select on or off;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
Selecting and activating the “DST ON”
function, the display switches from daylight
time to summer time and vice versa, with
no need to intervene manually on the
“TIME” function described previously.
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RADIO
This option enables to activate/deactivate
(ON/OFF) the repetition of the information displayed by the radio front panel on
the instrument panel display.
For activation/deactivation, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ use buttons ▲/▼ to select on or off;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard screen.
Selecting and activating “RADIO DISPLAY ON”, when turning the radio on, the
display repeats the information displayed by
the radio front panel.
For activation/deactivation, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ use buttons ▲/▼ to select on or off;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
Selecting and activating “TELEPHONE
DISPLAY ON”, when a phone call arrives,
the display shows the name (if in the list)
and the phone number of the caller.
LANGUAGE
UNITS
This option enables, during use of the radionavigator, to activate/deactivate
(ON/OFF) the repetition of the pictograms
displayed by the radionavigator on the instrument panel display.
This option enables to select the language
required for the texts shown on the display.
This option enables to set the units for distance covered (km or mi), fuel consumption
(l/100 km, km/l or mpg) and temperature (°C or °F).
For activation/deactivation, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the word ON;
❒ use buttons ▲/▼ to select on or off;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
Selecting and activating “NAVIGATION
DISPLAY ON”, the instrument panel display shows the information displayed by the
radionavigator display.
To set the required language proceed as
follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the previously set “language”;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
To set the required unit proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show “km” or “mi” (according to
previous setting);
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press briefly button MODE to select
the temperature unit (or press the button for long to go back to the standard
screen): the display will show °C or °F
(according to previous setting);
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NAVIGATION
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
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❒ press briefly button MODE to select
the consumption unit (or press the button for long to go back to the standard
screen);
❒ If the distance unit set is “km”, the display will show “l/100km” or
“km/l”: press buttons ▲/▼ for setting. If the distance unit set is “mi”, the
display will show “mpg”;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
IMPORTANT The temperature unit (°C
or °F) set on the display is also shown on
the displays of the two-zone climate control
(where provided) and radionavigator (where
provided).
BUZZER
SERVICE
This option enables to adjust the volume
of the roger-beep accompanying the activation of the car buttons and any failure/warning indication shown on the display.
Through this function it is possible to display information connected to proper car servicing.
To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: the display
will show the previously set volume
“level”;
To consult this function, proceed as follows:
❒ press briefly button MODE: service in
“km” or “mi” according to previous
setting, will be displayed (see paragraph “UNITS”);
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ for setting;
❒ press buttons ▲/▼ to display the required service info;
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
❒ press briefly button MODE to go back
to the menu screen or press the button
for long to go back to the standard
screen.
IMPORTANT In the buzzer OFF condition, any buzzer failure warnings are maintained.
IMPORTANT The Service Schedule includes car maintenance every 20,000 km;
this is shown automatically, with the ignition key to MAR, starting from 2,000 km
(or mi) from this deadline and it will be displayed again every 200 km. The display can
only be reset by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
MENU OFF
Selecting this option will bring back to standard screen.
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General features
The “Trip computer” displays information relating to the operating status of the car. This function comprises the GENERAL TRIP, concerning
the “complete mission” of the car (journey) and TRIP B, concerning the partial mission of the car; this latter function (as shown in the following diagram) is “contained” within the complete mission.
Both functions are resettable (reset - start of new mission).
End of complete mission
Start of new mission
Reset GENERAL TRIP
End of complete mission
Start of new mission
Reset GENERAL TRIP
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TRIP COMPUTER
Reset TRIP B
TRIP B
˙
End of partial mission
Start of new partial mission
˙
˙
˙
Reset TRIP B
TRIP B
˙
End of partial mission
Start of new partial mission
Reset TRIP B
˙
TRIP B
End of partial mission
Start of new partial mission
End of partial mission
Start of new partial mission
Reset TRIP B
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The GENERAL TRIP displays the figures relating to:
❒ Average consumption
❒ Actual consumption
❒ Average speed
❒ Travel time
❒ Range
❒ Travel Distance
Average consumption
This value shows the average consumption
from the start of the new mission.
Actual consumption
This value shows instant fuel consumption
(this value is updated second by second). If
parking the car with engine on, the display
will show “- - - -”.
Average speed
TRIP B displays information concerning:
❒ Average consumption B
❒ Average speed B
❒ Travel time B
❒ Travel Distance B
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Values displayed
This value shows the car average speed as
a function of the overall time elapsed since
the start of the new mission.
Travel time
This value shows the time elapsed since
the start of the new mission (driving time).
Range
This value shows the distance in km (or
mi) that the car can still cover before needing fuel, assuming that driving conditions
are kept unvaried.
The display will show “- - - -“ in the following cases:
❒ value lower than 50 km (or 30 mi);
❒ car left parked with engine running for
over 5 minutes.
Travel Distance
This value shows the distance covered from
the start of the new mission.
Each time the battery is connected and
each time a new mission is started (reset),
the display will show “0.0”.
IMPORTANT Lacking information, TRIP
COMPUTER values are displayed with “- - - -”.
When normal operating condition is reset, calculation of different units will restart regularly. Values displayed before the failure will not
be reset.
SET BUTTON
Reset can be:
This button, set on the right steering column stalk (fig. 86), shall be used (with
ignition key MAR), to enter the GENERAL
TRIP and TRIP B functions.
❒ “manual”: reset is performed by the driver by pressing for long button SET;
❒ “automatic”: reset is performed when
the “travel distance” reaches 9999.9
km (or mi), when “travel time” reaches 99:59 (99 hours and 59 minutes)
or after disconnecting and then reconnecting the battery.
Button SET shall also be used to reset the
GENERAL TRIP and TRIP B functions to start
a new mission:
- short push: to go to next screen;
- long push: to reset and then start a
new mission.
Start of journey procedure
(reset)
With ignition key at MAR, press and keep
button SET pressed for over 2 seconds to
reset.
The reset operation (button SET pressed
for over 2 seconds) in the presence of the
screens concerning the GENERAL TRIP makes
it possible to reset also the TRIP B.
The reset operation (button SET pressed
for over 2 seconds) in the presence of the
screens concerning only the TRIP B makes
it possible to reset only the information associated with this function.
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New mission (reset)
IMPORTANT RANGE and ACTUAL CONSUMPTION information cannot be reset.
A0A0021b
fig. 86
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WARNING LIGHTS
AND MESSAGES
The warning light turns on when the handbrake is on.
IMPORTANT The presence of warning
lights depends on the type of engine and
equipment with which the car is fitted.
x
LOW BRAKE FLUID
LEVEL (red)
HANDBRAKE
ON (red)
Turning the ignition key to MAR the warning light turns on, but it should go off after
few seconds.
Low brake fluid level
The warning light turns on (together with
message + symbol on the display) when the
level of the brake fluid in the reservoir falls
below the minimum level, due to possible
leak in the circuit.
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Handbrake on
u
HIGH ENGINE
COOLANT
TEMPERATURE (red)
Turning the ignition key to MAR the warning light turns on, but it should go off after
few seconds.
If the warning light turns
on when travelling, check
that the handbrake is not
engaged. If the warning light stays
on with handbrake disengaged,
stop the car immediately and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
The warning light turns on (together with
message + symbol on the display) when the
engine is overheated: if the warning light
comes on when driving, stop the car leaving the engine on and slightly accelerated
to further activate the circulation of the
coolant fluid.
If the warning light does not turn off within the next 2 or 3 minutes, stop the engine
and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Turning the ignition key to MAR the warning light turns on, but it should go off after
few seconds.
v
LOW ENGINE
OIL PRESSURE
Message + symbol are displayed when engine oil pressure is low.
The failure of the warning
light ¬ (warning light off)
is also indicated by the
flashing for more than the normal
4 seconds of the air bag warning
light ¬.
Message + symbol are displayed when the
battery charge is low.
If message + symbol are displayed, contact immediately Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
The warning light stays on glowing steadily if there is a failure in the air bag system.
If when turning the ignition key to MAR, the
warning light ¬ does not
turn on or if it stays on when travelling there could be a failure in
safety systems; in this event air
bags or pretensioners could not
trigger in case of impact or, in a minor number of cases, they could
trigger accidentally. Before restarting contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
w
LOW BATTERY
CHARGE
If message + symbol are
displayed when travelling
stop the engine immediately and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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¬
AIR BAG FAILURE
(red)
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SEAT BELTS NOT
FASTENED (red)
The warning light turns on glowing steadily with ignition key at MAR, when the driver’s seat belt is not fastened correctly.
´
INCOMPLETE DOOR
LOCKING
d
BRAKE PAD WEAR
With the brake pedal pressed, the display
will show message + symbol when front
brake pads are worn; in this case have them
changed as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT Since the car is fitted with
wear sensors for the front brake pads, when
changing them, check also the rear brake
pads.
Message + symbol are displayed when
one or more doors or the bonnet are not
properly shut.
t
SELESPEED
TRANSMISSION
FAILURE
(2.0 T.SPARK
Selespeed versions)
On versions with Selespeed transmission,
message + symbol are displayed when there
is a failure in the Selespeed transmission. In
the event of Selespeed transmission failure,
go as soon as possible to the nearest Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services and have the
system checked.
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U
ENGINE CONTROL
SYSTEM FAILURE
(EOBD) (amber)
(upon request for versions/
markets where applicable)
In normal conditions, turning the ignition
key to MAR, the warning light turns on,
but it should go off when the engine has
started. The initial turning on indicates that
the warning light is working properly.
If the warning light stays on or turns on
when travelling (together with message +
symbol on the display):
glowing steadily - means a fault in the
supply/ignition system which could cause
high emissions at the exhaust, possible lack
of performance, poor handling and high consumption levels. In these conditions it is possible to continue driving without however requiring heavy effort or high speed from the
engine. Prolonged use of the car with the
warning light on may cause damages. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon
as possible. The warning light goes off if the
fault disappears, but it is however stored by
the system;
If, turning the ignition key
to MAR, the warning light
U does not turn on or if it
turns on glowing steadily or flashing when travelling, contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services as
soon as possible.
Y
ALFA ROMEO CODE
SYSTEM
Turning the key to MAR the symbol on
the display shall flash only once and then
go off. If with the ignition key at MAR, the
symbol stays on the display (together wit
the message), this indicates a possible failure (see “Alfa Romeo CODE system”).
IMPORTANT The turning on at the
same time of warning light U and symbol Y indicates a failure of the Alfa Romeo
CODE system.
If with the engine running, the display
shows message + symbol, this means that
the car is not protected by the engine immobilising device (see “Alfa Romeo CODE
system” in this section). Contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services to have all the keys
memorised.
m
GLOW PLUG
WARMING
(diesel versions)
GLOW PLUG WARMING
FAILURE (diesel versions)
Glow plug warming
Turning the ignition key to MAR, the display shows message + symbol. The symbol
will turn off when glow plugs reach the preset temperature. Start the engine immediately after the symbol turns off.
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flashing - indicates the possibility of damage to the catalyst (see “EOBD system” in
this section). If the light flashes, it is necessary to release the accelerator pedal to
lower the speed of the engine until the warning light stops flashing; continue the journey
at moderate speed, trying to avoid driving
conditions that may cause further flashing
and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT With mild or hot ambient
temperature, warning light stays on for very
short time.
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Glow plug warming failure
Message + symbol are displayed when
there is a failure in the glow plug warming
system. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible to have the fault
eliminated.
c
WATER IN DIESEL
FUEL FILTER
(diesel versions)
Message + symbol are displayed when
travelling to indicate that there is water in
the diesel fuel filter.
The presence of water in
the fuel circuit may cause
serious damage to the entire injection system and cause irregular engine operation. If message + symbol are displayed on the
reconfigurable multifunction display
contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible to
have the system relieved. If the
above indications come on immediately after refuelling, water has
probably been poured into the
tank: turn the engine off immediately and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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DIESEL PARTICULATE
FILTER CLOGGED
(diesel versions)
(upon request for
versions/markets
where applicable)
Message + symbol are displayed when the
diesel particulate filter is clogged and the driving conditions do not enable to activate automatically the reclaiming procedure.
To enable the cleaning procedure, keep the
car running until the message + symbol turn
off.
Message + symbol are displayed when the
inertial fuel cut-off switch is triggered.
If after the message you
smell fuel or see leaks from
the fuel system, do not reset the switch to avoid fire risk.
>
INEFFICIENT ABS
SYSTEM (where
provided) (amber)
Turning the ignition key to MAR the warning light turns on, but it should go off after
few seconds.
The warning light turns on (together with
message + symbol on the display) when the
system is inefficient. In this case the braking system keeps its effectiveness unchanged, but without the potential offered
by the ABS system.
Caution is advisable, particularly in all cases of less than perfect grip. It is necessary
to contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
as soon as possible.
x
>
INEFFICIENT EBD
ELECTRONIC
BRAKING
DISTRIBUTOR (red)
(amber)
The turning on at the same
time of warning lights x and >(together with message + symbol on the display)
with the engine running indicates an EBD
system failure; in this case heavy braking
may cause the rear wheels to lock before
time, with the possibility of skidding.
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s
INERTIAL FUEL
CUT-OFF SWITCH
Drive with the utmost care to the nearest
Alfa Romeo Authorized Service to have the
system checked.
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FRONT
PASSENGER’S AIR
BAG DEACTIVATED
(amber)
(upon request for
versions/markets where
applicable)
Turning the ignition key to MAR the warning light turns on, but it should go off after
few seconds.
Turning the ignition key to MAR, the
warning light turns on, but it should go off
after few seconds.
With passenger’s front air bags ON, turning the ignition key to MAR the warning
light turns on, but it should go off after about
4 seconds.
If the warning light does not turn off or
stays on when travelling (together with message + symbol on the display), contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
The warning light turns on when the passenger’s front Air bag is deactivated.
The warning light flashes when the VDC
system cuts in.
The warning light turns on when the system is switched off. The warning light flashes when the system cuts in, to alert the driver that the system is adapting to the road
surface grip conditions.
F
Warning light F indicates also warning light ¬
failures. This is indicated by
intermittent flashing, over 4 seconds, of warning light F. In this
event warning light ¬ could not indicate safety system failures. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the system checked
immediately.
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á
VDC SYSTEM
(where provided)
(amber)
V
ASR (WHEEL
ANTISKID SYSTEM)
(where provided)
(amber)
The turning on of the warning light (together with message + symbol on the display) also indicates a failure of the ASR system. In this case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible.
Turning the ignition key to MAR, the
warning light turns on, but it should go off
after few seconds.
The display will show message + symbol
when one of the following lights is failing:
K
FUEL RESERVE
(amber)
The warning light turns on (on certain versions with the message on the display)
when about 7 litres fuel are left in the tank
and, on certain versions when the cruising
range is less than 50 km.
❒ side/taillights
❒ brake lights and relevant fuse
❒ rear fog lights
❒ number plate lights.
The failure referring to these lights could
be: one or more blown bulbs, a blown protection fuse or an electric connection cut-off.
R
LEFT-HAND
DIRECTION
INDICATOR (green)
The warning light turns on when the direction indicator stalk is moved downwards
or, together with the right indicator, when
the hazard warning light button is pressed.
E
RIGHT-HAND
DIRECTION
INDICATOR (green)
3
SIDE/TAILLIGHTS
(green)
The warning light turns on when side/taillights or low beams are turned on.
Ü
CRUISE CONTROL
(where provided)
(green)
The warning light turns on (on certain versions with message + symbol on the display) when turning the Cruise Control
knurled ring to ON.
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W
EXTERNAL LIGHTS
FAILURE
(amber)
MAIN BEAMS
(blue)
The warning light turns on when the main
beams or the “Follow me home” device are
turned on (see the relevant paragraph).
The warning light turns on when the direction indicator stalk is moved upwards or,
together with the left indicator, when the
hazard warning light button is pressed.
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√
POSSIBLE
PRESENCE
OF ICE
ON THE ROAD
The display shows message + symbol √
and a buzzer will sound when the outside
temperature reaches or falls below 3°C to
warn the driver of the possible presence of
ice on the road.
WARNING LIGHTS
FAILURE
The message will be displayed when one
of the following warning lights is failing: ABS
warning light, EBD warning light, ASR warning light, VDC warning light.
ENGINE OIL
LEVEL SENSOR
The buzzer will sound for approx. 2 seconds whereas the message will stay on the
display for aprrox. 10 seconds then, only
the symbol will stay displayed until temperature exceeds 6°C or until the engine
is switched off.
The warning light turns on when a fault
is detected to the engine oil level sensor.
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as
soon as possible to have the failure eliminated.
If when travelling, next to the indication
of possible ice on road, the temperature will
raise above 6° C symbol √ will turn off. If
temperature falls again below 3° C a new
message (outside temperature flashing) +
symbol √ will be displayed together with
the sound of the buzzer.
SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED
The display will show the dedicated message + symbol and the buzzer will sound
when the car exceeds the speed limit set
previously (see “Reconfigurable multifunction display”).
RANGE (Trip Computer)
The display will show the dedicated message + symbol when the cruising range is
less than 50 km.
SCHEDULED SERVICING
The display will show the dedicated message starting from 2000 km from the deadline planned in the Service Schedule. The
message will be repeated every 200 km
when turning the ignition key to MAR.
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HEATING AND CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
fig. 87
1 Upper stationary vent for defrosting or demisting windscreen - 2 Upper centre adjustable vent - 3 Stationary vents for defrosting or demisting side windows - 4 Adjustable centre, swivel vents - 5 Side adjustable and swivel outlets - 6 Front feet area fixed vents - 7 Rear feet
area fixed vents - 8 Rear adjustable swivel outlet.
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UPPER CENTRE VENT
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 88)
SIDE SWIVEL OUTLET
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 89)
The vent (1) has an opening/closing
control (A).
To direct the flow of air, turn the knurled
ring (A) and/or directly use control (B)
as required.
closed.
•I == Completely
Completely open.
To adjust the air flow, use control (C):
closed.
•I == Completely
Partially open.
CENTRE SWIVEL VENT
ADJUSTMENT (fig. 88)
To direct the flow of air, turn the knurled
ring (A) and/or directly use control (B)
as required.
To adjust the air flow, use control (C):
closed.
•I == Completely
Partially open.
II = Completely open.
Each vent (2) has a lever (B) which
makes it possible to direct the flow of air
(in the 4 directions: up/down, right/left).
REAR SWIVEL OUTLET
ADJUSTMENT
(fig. 90)
II = Completely open.
D - fixed vent for defrosting or demisting
side windows.
To adjust the air flow, use control (C):
closed.
•I == Completely
Completely open.
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82
fig. 88
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fig. 89
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fig. 90
QUICK DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
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Below is a brief description of the climate control system functions.
To obtain them, set the pointer on the
rings of the corresponding knobs as illustrated.
For more detailed information about the
system and how to make the best use of
it, read the instructions given in the following pages.
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MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
fig. 91
MAXIMUM HEATING POWER
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fig. 92
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CONTROLS (fig. 93)
1 - Air temperature adjustment knob
2 - Fan speed adjustment knob
3 - Air distribution selector knob
4 - Air recirculation on/off button v
5 - Rearscreen heating on/off button (.
fig. 93
84
Turn the ring of knob (1-fig. 93) clockwise or counter-clockwise respectively to
higher or lower the temperature of the air
admitted to the passenger compartment.
FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT
KNOB
Turning the ring of knob (2-fig. 93) it
is possible to select one of the fan speeds
to personalise the amount of air admitted
to the passenger compartment.
AIR DISTRIBUTION KNOB
Turning the knob ring (3-fig. 93), the
following positions are selected in sequence:
Air flow towards the upper centre,
front centre vents and from the
front and rear outlets with the possibility
of adjustment using the controls on the
actual vents.
¥
Splitting of air flow between the previous vents and the lower part of the
passenger compartment.
μ
w
Air flow to the lower part of the passenger compartment (front and rear).
Splitting of air flow between the
windscreen/front side windows
and the lower part of the passenger compartment.
≤
y
Air flow towards the windscreen
and front side windows for demisting/defrosting.
Flow of air to allow quick demisting/defrosting of the windscreen
and front side windows, turning on
rearscreen heating for demisting/defrosting (function called MAX-DEF).
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AIR TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT KNOB
Position 0 turns off the fan and automatically engages inside air re-circulation
(shown by the lighting up of the led next
to the button 4 v) thereby shutting off
the inlet of outside air to the car.
To switch off inside air re-circulation, press
button (4) v.
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INSIDE AIR RE-CIRCULATION
ON/OFF BUTTON
Pressing button (4-fig. 93) v activates inside air re-circulation and the led
next to the button lights up.
In this case the climate control system
directly treats the air contained in the passenger compartment, the fan is on.
To switch the air re-circulation feature off
and withdraw air from outside, press the
button again.
The inside air recirculation
system makes it possible
to reach the required
“heating” or “cooling” conditions
faster. It is however inadvisable to
use it on rainy/cold days as it
would considerably increase the
possibility of the windows misting
inside, especially if the manual climate control system is off.
Pressing button (5-fig. 93) ( turns
on demisting/defrosting of the rearscreen,
and if present, the door mirrors heating
coils; simultaneously the led next to the button turns on. This function is timed and
switches off automatically after 20 minutes.
To turn off earlier, press the button again.
IMPORTANT The system automatically turns on rearscreen heating if the temperature is below 3°C.
IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
the inside of the rearscreen over the heating filaments to avoid damage which
might cause it to stop working properly.
It is advisable to turn on
the inside air recirculation
system v in queues or
tunnels to avoid admitting polluted air from outside. The prolonged
use of this function should however be avoided, especially with several persons on board, to avoid the
possibility of the windows misting
inside.
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REARSCREEN HEATING
ON/OFFBUTTON
When cleaning the inside
of the rearscreen, take
care not to damage the
heating filaments.
Proceed as follows:
- turn the ring of the air distribution knob
(3) to the - symbol.
The climate control activates all the functions necessary to quicken demisting/
defrosting of the windscreen and side windows with timing (switching off automatically after 3 minutes), as follows:
- switches off air re-circulation, if engaged;
- sets the maximum air temperature;
- operates the fan at a predefined speed;
fig. 94
When the max demisting/defrosting function is on, the led next to the rearscreen
heating button (5) - will turn on.
IMPORTANT If the engine is not hot
enough, the function does not immediately engage the pre-established fan speed,
to restrict the inlet of air to the passenger
compartment that is not warm enough to
demist the windows.
- directs the flow of air towards the windscreen and front side window vents;
After demisting/defrosting, simply use
the controls to maintain the optimum conditions of vision and comfort.
- turns on rearscreen heating and, if present, the wing mirror coils.
IMPORTANT The hotter the engine
the more effective defrosting will be.
IMPORTANT In cases of heavy damp
and/or rain and/or big differences in temperature between inside the car and outside, it is advisable to proceed as follows
to demist the windows:
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DEMISTING
AND/OR DEFROSTING THE
WINDSCREEN AND FRONT
SIDE WINDOWS, REARSCREEN
AND WING MIRRORS
(MAX-DEF FUNCTION) (fig. 94)
- air re-circulation off, led next to button
(4) v off;
- pointer of knob (2) at fan second speed
at least;
- pointer of knob (3) on symbol ≤ with
the possibility of passing to position y if
more misting is noted;
To defrost/demist the rearscreen, press
button (5) (, led next to button on.
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HEATING (fig. 95)
To obtain the temperature required, proceed as follows:
- temperature adjustment knob pointer
(1) on the red sector as required;
- air quantity adjustment knob pointer
(2) on the fan speed required to personalise the amount of air admitted;
- air distribution knob pointer (3) on the
required position.
To obtain the maximum heating power
proceed as follows:
- knob pointer (1) as far as it will go clockwise (maximum temperature red sector);
- knob pointer (2) on maximum fan
speed;
- air distribution knob pointer (3) on the
required position (position w) is recommended.
IMPORTANT To be able to obtain satisfactory passenger compartment warming, the engine should have reached normal operating temperature.
88
fig. 95
POLLEN FILTER
(for versions/markets where applicable)
The filter has the specific capability of filtering external air, thus admitting to the
passenger compartment purified air, free
from particles such as dust, pollen, etc.
In addition to the above mentioned functions, is also reduces the concentration of
pollutants.
The filtering action is active in all air inlet
conditions and it is clearly more effective
with the windows closed.
Have the conditions of the filter checked
at least once a year, preferably at the
onset of summer by Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services.
If the car is habitually used in dusty or
polluted areas, the filter should be
checked and replaced at shorter intervals
than those specified in the Programmed
Maintenance Schedule.
If the filter is not replaced
the efficiency of the climate control system may
be seriously compromised up to
blocking the air flow at the outlets
and vents.
(for versions/markets where applicable)
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To start the system (fig. 96):
- turn the knob rings to set the required
temperatures (driver’s side - passenger’s
side).
- press the AUTO button.
IMPORTANT The climate control system makes it possible to personalise the
temperatures required on the two side
with a maximum difference of 7°C
between the driver’s side and the passenger’s side.
IMPORTANT The climate control compressor can only work with the engine running and external temperature not very
low.
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AUTOMATIC TWO-ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
fig. 96
With low external temperature the climate control compressor is unable
to work. It is therefore inadvisable
to use the inside air recirculation
function vwith low outside temperature as windows may mist
over quickly.
For further details about the system and
how to make the best use of it, read the
instructions given in pages that follow.
The coolant used for the
climate control system is
R134a which meets current regulations and does not harm
the environment in the event of accidental spillage.
Absolutely avoid the use of other fluids which are incompatible
with the system components.
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90
GENERAL
The car is fitted with a two-zone climate
control system, controlled by an electronic
control unit which makes it possible to
separately adjust the air temperature on
the driver’s side and on the passenger’s
side. To obtain optimum temperature control in the two areas of the passenger
compartment, the system has an outside
sensor, a passenger compartment sensor
and a two-zone sun ray sensor.
On some versions the system is integrated with an incipient misting sensor
installed behind the inside rear-view mirror, capable of “controlling” a predefined
area of the windscreen inner surface
which can automatically act on the system
to prevent or reduce misting through a
series of operations such as: opening air
re-circulation, enabling the compressor, air
flow to the windscreen, fan speed sufficient for demisting; in the case of heavy
misting, enabling the MAXDEF function.
To ensure correct operation of the incipient misting sensor, stickers must
not be applied (road licence holder,
time card etc.). Care should also be
given to cleaning the windscreen
and the actual sensor, avoiding the
accumulation of dust and other substances.
IMPORTANT The demisting procedire
is enabled each time the ignition key is
turned to MAR or pressing the button
AUTO. When this procedure is working it
can be turned off pressing one of the following buttons : compressor, air recirculation, air distribution, air flow. This operation inhibits the incipient misting sensor
signal until the button AUTO is pressed
again or the next time the ignition key is
turned to MAR.
On certain versions, the system is integrated by an antipollution sensor capable
of automatically switching on inside air
recirculation to lessen the harmful effects
of polluted air in cities, queues, tunnels
and operation of the windscreen washer
(with the typical smell of spirits).
IMPORTANT The function of the
antipollution sensor is subordinate to safety conditions; therefore disabling the climate control compressor or with low external temperature, the sensor is disabled. In
any case, the sensor can be re-enabled
pressing the recirculation button v until
taking it to the automatic mode.
- temperature of the air admitted to the
passenger compartment (for the driver’s
and passenger’s side separately)
- fan speed
- air distribution
- inside air re-circulation on/off
- climate control compressor on/off.
The settings of the following functions
can be modified manually:
- fan speed
- air distribution
- inside air re-circulation on/off
- climate control compressor on/off enable.
The control of the functions that have
not been modified manually will always
be automatic and, in any case, the temperature of the air flowing into the passenger compartment is controlled automatically depending on the temperatures
set on the driver’s and passenger’s displays.
IMPORTANT Manual selections prevail over automatic ones and remain in
storage until the user decides to resume
automatic control. The settings selected
manually are stored when the engine is
switched off and resumed the next time it
is started.
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The air quality control is also entrusted to
a combined particle and activated carbon
filter. The climate control system automatically controls and adjusts the following
parameters and functions:
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CONTROLS (fig. 97)
1 - Inside temperature set display (driver’s side)
2 - Inside temperature adjustment knob
(driver’s side)
3 - Fan speed set and system off display
(OFF)
4 - Knob for adjusting the fan speed and
switching the system off
5 - Inside temperature set display (passenger’s side)
6 - Inside temperature adjustment knob
(passenger’s side)
7 - Maximum defrosting/demisting
on/off button for windscreen and front
side windows, rearscreen heating and
wing mirror coils (MAX-DEF function)
8 - Inside air re-circulation on/off button
v (manual/automatic)
9 - Rearscreen heating and wing mirror
defrosting on/off button (
10 - Air distribution selection buttons
92
fig. 97
11 - Inside air temperature sensor
12 - Button for aligning the temperature
set on the passenger’s side with that on
the driver’s side MONO
13 - Button for selecting the system
automatic mode AUTO
14 - Climate control compressor on/off
enable button √
IMPORTANT To be able to be accepted
by the system, the difference in the temperature between the driver’s and passenger’s side must be within a range of 7°C.
IMPORTANT The knob rings do not
have a mechanical stopper therefore, once
the maximum or minimum value has been
reached, they are free to turn in both
directions.
It is possible to personalise the choices
made automatically by the system interveningmanually on the following controls:
The system can be started in different
ways, but it is advisable to set the temperatures required on the displays; then
press the (13) AUTO button.
This way the system will start working
completely automatically to reach the
temperatures set as quickly as possible
and then maintain them.
- fan speed adjustment knob (4)
- air distribution selection buttons (10)
- inside air re-circulation on/off button
(8) v
- climate control on enable button (14)
√.
With one or more functions engaged
manually, the adjustment of the temperature of the air admitted to the passenger
compartment continues to be controlled
automatically by the system (left led on
button 13 AUTO on) except with the climate control compressor off.
In fact, in this condition the air admitted
to the passenger compartment cannot
have a lower temperature than the outside air; this condition is indicated by the
turning off of the two leds on button (13)
AUTO and flashing on the display (1)
and/or (5) related with the temperature
rate that cannot be obtained.
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HOW TO USE
THE AUTOMATIC TWO-ZONE
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM
(fig. 97)
Manually selecting one or more of these
functions turns off the right led on the button (13) AUTO.
During completely automatic system
operation, the temperatures set can be
changed at any time; the system will automatically change its settings to adjust to
the new requirements.
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AIR TEMPERATURE
ADJUSTMENT KNOBS (fig. 98)
Turning the rings of knobs (2 or 6),
clockwise or counter-clockwise, respectively highers or lowers the temperature of
the air required respectively in the left
zone (knob 2) or right zone (knob 6) of
the passenger compartment. The temperatures set are shown on the displays (1)
and (5) above the knobs.
Separate operation of the temperatures
set is restored automatically using knob
(6).
Turning the knob rings clockwise or
counter-clockwise until they reach the
extreme selections HI or LO, the maximum heating or cooling functions are
respectively engaged:
94
fig. 98
This is turned on setting on the display a
temperature above 32.5°C, and can be
activated independently from the driver’s
or passenger’s side or both; this setting
brings the system to the “monozone”
mode and is shown on both displays.
This function can be engaged when
requiring to heat the passenger compartment as quickly as possible, exploiting the
maximum potential of the system.
This function uses the maximum temperature of the coolant fluid, while air distribution and fan speed are controlled according to the system settings.
This function is unadvisable with
the engine cold to prevent admitting air that is not warm enough
to the passenger compartment.
fig. 99
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HI function
(highest heating power - fig. 99)
Pressing key (13) AUTO the display will
show a temperature of 32.5°C and returns
to an operating condition with automatic
temperature adjustment.
All manual settings are possible with this
function on.
To switch the system off, simply turn the
ring of knob (2) or (6) of the temperature set to a value below 32.5°C; the
opposite display will show 32.5°C.
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LO function
(highest cooling power - fig. 100)
This is turned on setting on the display a
temperature below 16.5°C; this setting is
shown on both displays.
This function can be engaged when
requiring to cool the passenger compartment as quickly as possible, exploiting the
maximum potential of the system.
The function cuts off air heating,
engages inside air re-circulation (to prevent admitting hot air to the passenger
compartment) and the climate control
compressor, takes air distribution to R E
and the fan speed as set by the system.
All manual settings are possible with this
function on.
To switch the function off, simply turn
the ring of knob (2) or (6) of the temperature set on a value above 16.5°C;
the opposite display will show 16.5°C.
Pressing key (13) AUTO the display will
show a temperature of 16.5°C and
returns to an operating condition with
automatic temperature adjustment.
96
fig. 100
Pressing button (12) MONO automatically aligns the temperature on the passenger’s side with that on the driver’s
side, therefore it is possible to set the
same temperature between the two zones
simply turning the ring of knob (2) on the
driver’s side.
This function is provided to simplify temperature adjustment of the whole passenger compartment when only the driver is
on board.
fig. 101
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MONO BUTTON FOR
ALIGNMENT OF THE
TEMPERATURE SET (fig. 101)
Separate operation of the temperatures
set is automatically restored when the
passenger uses the ring on knob (6) or
presses button (12) MONO.
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FAN SPEED
ADJUSTMENT KNOB
(fig. 102-103)
Turning the ring of knob (4), clockwise
or counter-clockwise, increases or decreases the speed of the fan, thus the amount
of air admitted to the passenger compartment; the 16 selectable speeds are shown
on a bar (in steps of 3), up to a maximum
of 6 bars lit:
- maximum fan speed = all bars lit;
- minimum fan speed = one bar lit.
IMPORTANT Pressing the inside air
recirculation button (8) v it is possible
to obtain the inlet of untreated outside air
to the passenger compartment.
98
fig. 102
The fan can be cut off (all bars off) only
if the climate control compressor has been
switched off pressing button (14) √. To
restore automatic fan speed control, after a
manual adjustment, press button (13)
AUTO. Completely turning the ring of knob
(4) counter-clockwise switches the system
off, with the following situation: display
(1) off; display (5) off; centre display (3)
with litdisplay OFF and left led on inside air
re-circulation button (8) v on.
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fig. 103
To turn the system on again, simply turn
the ring of knob (4) clockwise, or press
any one button, except the inside air re-circulation (8) and rearscreen (9) buttons;
this operation restores all the operating
conditions stored previously.
IMPORTANT On leaving the OFF condition, inside air re-circulation v returns
to the condition prior to switching off.
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AIR DISTRIBUTION SELECTION
BUTTONS (fig. 104)
Pressing one or more buttons (10) it is
possible to manually choose one of the 5
possible air distributions to the passenger
compartment:
R E Flow of air to the dashboard centre
and side outlets and rear outlet.
R E Splitting of the air flow between the
Z vents to the lower part of the passenger compartment (warmest air)
and the dashboard centre and side outlets and the rear outlet (coolest air).
The air flow distribution is particularly
useful in spring and autumn, when
the sun is shining.
Z Air flow towards the front and rear
lower parts of the passenger compartment. Due to the natural tendency of heat to spread upwards, this
type of distribution allows heating of
the passenger compartment in the
shortest time, also giving a prompt
feeling of warmth to the coldest parts
of the body.
fig. 104
Q Splitting of the air flow between the
Z windscreen and side window defrosting/demisting vents and the lower
part the of the car. This type of air distribution allows satisfactory heating
of the passenger compartment while
preventing misting of the windows.
Q Air flow to the windscreen and front
side window vents to demist or defrost them.
IMPORTANT Pressing one of these
buttons turns on (led on button itself on)
or off (led on button off) the associated
functions if the combination chosen is
among the 5 possible ones; if not it only
activates the main function of the button
pressed, without the possibility of turning
off with another press (at least in one distribution the air flow should be spread in
the passenger compartment).
To restore automatic air distribution control after a manual selection, press button
(13) AUTO.
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CLIMATE CONTROL
COMPRESSOR ON/OFF
ENABLE BUTTON (fig. 105)
Pressing button (14) √ enables the
turning on of the climate control compressor. This condition is shown by the lighting
up of the led on the button itself.
When the climate control compressor is
turned off, the leds on buttons (13) AUTO
and (14) √ go off; automatic inside air
re-circulation control is also excluded (both
leds off on button 8 v) which always
stays off to prevent misting the windows;
even if unadvisable, it is still possible to
restore automatic operation of inside air
re-circulation pressing button (8) v.
fig. 105
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With the climate control compressor off,
it is not possible to admit air to the passenger compartment with a temperature
below the outside temperature; in this
case, the value flashes on the display concerning the temperature that cannot be
reached and the left led on button (13
AUTO - fig. 106) goes off.
The switching off of the climate control
compressor remains in storage even when
the engine has been stopped. To restore
automatic control for switching on the climate control compressor, press button
(14) √ again, the led on the button
100
fig. 106
turns on, or press button (13) AUTO; in
which case, however, the other manual
settings set will be cancelled.
Operation of the climate
control compressor is necessary for cooling and dehumidifying the air; it is advisable
to keep this function always on, to
prevent window misting problems.
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INSIDE AIR RE-CIRCULATION
ON/OFF BUTTON (fig. 107)
Inside air re-circulartion is controlled
according to three operating logics:
- automatic control, indicated by the
turning on of the right led on the button;
- forced engagement (inside air re-circulation always on), indicated by the turning
on of the left led on the button (and by
the right led going off at the same time);
- forced switching off (inside air re-circulation always off with air inlet from outside), indicated by the turning off of both
leds.
These operating conditions are obtained
pressing in sequence the inside air re-circulation button (8) v.
When inside air re-circulation is controlled automatically by the system, the
right led on the air re-circulation button
(8) v stays on all the time and the left
led shows the air re-circulation condition:
on = air re-circulation operating;
off = air re-circulation off.
If inside air re-circulation has been turned
on or off manually, the led on button
(13) AUTO turns off.
fig. 107
In automatic operation , inside air re-circulation is turned automatically when the
antipollution sensor detects the presence
of polluted air, for example in cities,
queues, tunnels and operation of the
windscreen washer (with the typical smell
of spirits).
With low external temperature the climate control compressor is unable
to work. It is therefore inadvisable
to use the inside air recirculation
function v with low outside temperature as windows may mist
over quickly.
The inside air- re-circulation system makes it possible to reach the required
“heating” or “cooling” conditions
faster. It is however inadvisable to
use it on rainy/cold days as it
would considerably increase the
possibility of the windows misting
inside, especially if the climate control system is off.
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It is advisable to turn on
the inside air re-circulation
system in queues or tunnels
to avoid admitting polluted air from
outside. The prolonged use of this
function should however be avoided, especially with several persons
on board, to avoid the possibility of
the windows misting inside.
fig. 108
In certain weather conditions (e.g.: outside temperature around 0°C) and
with automatic air re-circulation
control on, mist may form on the
windows. In this case press the inside air re-circulation button (8)
v , to switch off re-circulation
(leds on button off) and if necessary increase the flow of air to the
windscreen.
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AUTOMATIC OPERATION AUTO
BUTTON (fig. 108)
Pressing the (13) AUTO button the system automatically adjusts the amount and
distribution of the air admitted to the passenger compartment, cancelling all the
previous manual adjustments.
This condition is indicated by the lighting
up of both leds on the button itself.
When the right led, on button (13) AUTO
is off, this means that one or more manual
operations have been carried out and therefore automatic control is not complete
(except temperature control which is always
automatic) indicated by the left led on, or
that the system is in the OFF condition.
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FRONT WINDOWS FAST
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
(MAX-DEF) FUNCTION (fig. 109)
Pressing button (7) - the climate control automatically activates timed operation of all the functions needed to quicken
demisting/defrosting of the windscreen
and front side windows, i.e.:
- it turns on the climate control compressor;
- switches off inside air re-circulation, if on
(both leds off);
- sets the maximum air temperature (HI)
on both displays (1) and (5);
- operates the fan at a predefined speed;
- directs the flow of air towards the windscreen and front side window vents;
- turns on rearscreen heating and, if present, the wing mirror coils.
When the maximum demisting/defrosting
feature is on, the led on button (7) -,
the led on the rearscreen heating button
(9) ( and the led on button (14) √
turn on; at the same time the leds on button (8) v.
fig. 109
IMPORTANT If the engine is not hot
enough, the function does not immediately engage the pre-established fan speed,
to restrict the inlet of air to the passenger
compartment that is not warm enough to
demist the windows.
When the maximum demisting/defrosting function is on, the only manual operation possible are manual adjustment of the
fan and switching rearscreen heating off.
Pressing one of the following buttons
again: (7) -, (8) v, (12) MONO,
(13) AUTO or (14) √ the system
switches off the maximum demisting/
defrosting function, restoring the operating conditions of the system prior to turning it on, in addition to activating the last
function required, if any.
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104
WING MIRROR AND
REARSCREEN
DEFROSTING/DEMISTING
BUTTON (fig. 110)
Pressing button (9) ( turns on
demisting/defrosting of the rearscreen
and, if present, the wing mirror coils.
The turning on of this function is shown
by the turning on of the led on the button.
This function is timed and switches off
automatically after 20 minutes, or pressing the button again; the function is also
switched off when the engine is stopped
and will not be switched on again the next
time the engine is started.
fig. 110
POLLEN FILTER
IMPORTANT The system automatically turns on rearscreen heating if the temperature is below 3°C.
The filter has the specific capability of filtering external air, thus admitting to the
passenger compartment purified air, free
from particles such as dust, pollen, etc.
Have the conditions of the filter checked
by Alfa Romeo Authorised Services at least
once a year, preferably at the onset of
summer.
IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
the inside of the rearscreen over the heating filaments to avoid damage that might
cause it to stop working properly.
In addition to the above mentioned functions, is also reduces the concentration of
pollutants.
If the car is used mainly in dusty or polluted areas it should be checked and, if
necessary, replaced at shorter intervals.
The filtering action takes place under all
air inlet conditions and it is clearly most
effective with the windows shut.
If the filter is not replaced
the efficiency of the climate control system may
be seriously compromised up to
blocking the air flow at the outlets
and vents.
ACTIVATION
(fig. 111)
(upon request for
versions/markets where
applicable)
Sensors are automatically activated
when the reverse gear is engaged.
Parking sensors are located in the rear
bumper and their function is to inform the
driver, through an intermittent buzzer,
about the presence of obstacles behind
the car.
As the distance from the obstacle behind
the car decreases, the acoustic alarm
becomes more frequent.
BUZZER WARNINGS
When the reverse gear is engaged an
intermittent acoustic signal is automatically activated.
The acoustic signal:
OPERATION WITH TRAILER
Parking sensor operation
is deactivated automatically when the trailer electric cable plug is fitted into the car
tow hook socket.
Sensors are reactivated automatically
when removing the trailer cable plug.
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PARKING SENSORS
– becomes louder as the reduction of
distance between the car and the obstacle
decreases;
– becomes continuous when the distance between the car and the obstacle is
less that 30 cm and stops immediately if
the distance raises.
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fig. 111
– is constant if the distance is unvaried.
If this situation takes place for side sensors, the signal is stopped after about 3
seconds to prevent sound indications
when performing manoeuvres near walls.
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CONTROLS
TAILGATE OPENING (fig. 112)
Electric tailgate release is only allowed with
the ignition key in the ignition switch at
MAR car stationary, at STOP or PARK
for 3 minutes without opening/closing a
door. To release the tailgate, press button
(A) on the central console panel.
HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS
(fig. 112)
They are switched on by pressing button
(C), on the central console panel, regardless of the position of the ignition key.
Use of the hazard lights is
ruled by the Highway Code
of the country in which the
car is used. Observe regulations.
FOG LIGHTS (fig. 112)
These are turned on pressing button (B),
on the centre console panel, when the outer lights are already on, at the same time
the led on the button itself turns on.
Press button (B) again to switch off.
IMPORTANT The front foglights should
be used in compliance with the local traffic
laws.
REAR FOG GUARDS (fig. 112)
These are turned on, with the dipped beam
headlights or fog lights on, pressing button
(D) on the centre console panel, at the
same time the warning light on the button
itself turns on.
Turning the ignition key to STOP the fog
guards are automatically turned off and they
do not come on the next time the engine
is started unless button (D) is pressed. To
turn them off press button (D).
IMPORTANT Always use the rear fog
guards in compliance with local regulations.
When the hazard lights are switched on,
the switch itself begins to flash together with
the direction indicators and warning lights
on the instrument panel. This function is
switched off by pressing the button again.
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fig. 112
INERTIAL FUEL CUT-OFF
SWITCH (fig. 113)
To lock the doors simultaneously, press button (E), on the centre console panel, regardless of the position of the ignition key.
This is an automatic safety switch, to be
found on the floor next to the driver’s door
pillar, which is triggered in the event of a
crash of a certain magnitude to interrupt the
flow of fuel.
The deterrent led turns on as follows:
– with the ignition key at MAR glowing
steadily with a yellow light;
If a smell of fuel is noted
following an accident, or
the fuel system is leaking,
to avoid the risk of fire do not reset the switch.
The cutting in of the inertial switch is shown
on the display of the instrument cluster.
– with the ignition key at STOP flashing with a red light (deterrence condition).
If no leaks are found the car can be restarted. Press button (A) to activate the fuel supply system again.
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DOOR LOCKING SYSTEM
(fig. 112)
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fig. 113
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HEADLIGHT AIMING DEVICE
(fig. 114)
The headlights should be aimed correctly
depending on the car load.
For the required adjustment (only possible
with low beams on), press buttons ▲/▼:
– press button ▲, to increase by one position (e.g.: 0 ➟ 1 ➟ 2 ➟ 3);
– press button ▼ to decrease by one position (e.g.: 3 ➟ 2 ➟ 1 ➟ 0);
The display (A), in the tachometer shows
positions during adjustment.
Correct positions as a function of the load:
HAND BRAKE (fig. 115)
– position 0: one or two people occupying the front seats
The hand brake lever is located between
the two front seats.
– position 1: five people;
– position 2: five people + load in the
boot;
To operate the brake when the car is stationary, pull lever (A) upwards, until the required braking action is obtained.
– position 3: driver + 350 Kg load all
stowed in luggage compartment
When the ignition key is at MAR, the
warning light on the instrument cluster x
will come on.
Adjust the beams every
time the load carried
changes.
The wheels should be
locked after a few clicks of
the hand brake. If it does
not occur contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to have the hand
brake adjusted.
Xenon headlights aiming is automatic, versions with this optional are therefore not fitted with headlight aiming device.
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108
fig. 114
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fig. 115
GEARSHIFT LEVER (fig. 116)
– slightly lift the lever (A) and press the
release button (B);
The position of the single gears is shown
by the pictogram on the gearshift lever knob.
– keeping the button pressed lower the
lever, the warning light x on the instrument cluster will go out.
When shifting gear, always fully depress
the clutch pedal. Before engaging reverse
gear (R) wait for the car to be stationary.
To prevent the car from moving accidentally, keep the brake pedal pressed when
engaging the hand brake.
Certain versions are equipped with 6-speed
gearbox. For the versions with 6 gears, to
engage reverse (R) lift (with the fingers
of the same hand holding the lever) the ring
(A-fig. 116) positioned under the lever.
After engaging the reverse, release the ring.
To change from reverse to another gear, it
is not necessary to lift the ring on the lever.
IMPORTANT The hand brake lever (A)
is fitted with a safety device which prevents
the brake from being released when, with
the lever pulled, button (B) is pressed.
Therefore, to release the brake, in addition
to pressing button (B), it is also necessary
to pull lever (A) further upwards to release
the safety device, then lower the lever completely.
IMPORTANT On certain versions a
buzzer sounds to alert the driver if the car
is moved with the hand brake engaged.
To change gear smoothly,
the clutch pedal must be
fully depressed. Therefore,
there should be no obstacles on the
floor under the pedal unit: make
sure that any mats are well laid and
do not interfere with the pedals.
IMPORTANT Reverse gear may only be
engaged with the car completely at a standstill. With the engine running, before engaging reverse gear it is necessary to wait
for at least 3 seconds with the clutch pedal
fully depressed to prevent clashing and the
possibility of damaging the gears.
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To release the hand brake:
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fig. 116
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SELESPEED
TRANSMISSION
(on request for versions/markets
where applicable)
IMPORTANT To be able to use the Selespeed correctly, this chapter should be read
in full to understand the correct, permissible
operations to be carried out right from the
start.
This device comprises a conventional mechanical transmission, to which an electronically-controlled electrohydraulic device
has been added, which automatically controls the clutch and gear engagement.
Gearshifting takes place through a floating
control lever (A-fig. 117) with “only one
stable central position”. Using this lever it is
possible to request increase/decrease of the
ratio of the gear engaged and/or engagement of reverse gear (R) or neutral (N).
There are also two levers on the steering
wheel spokes (fig. 118) through which,
only with the car on the move (with speed
above 0,5 km/h), it is possible to increase/decrease the gear engaged.
The gearbox can work according to two operating modes:
– the first is semi-automatic (hereinafter
called MANUAL), in which the driver shifts
gear directly using the lever on the central
console or the levers on the steering wheel
spokes;
– the second is automatic, called CITY
(when selecting CITY with button B-fig.
117, the word CITY will be displayed fig.
119). In this mode the system decides directly when to shift gear.
The clutch pedal has been eliminated and
the car moves off using only the accelerator
pedal.
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110
fig. 117
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fig. 118
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fig. 119
The gear selected (fig. 119) is always
displayed regardless of the mode being selected selected .
N = neutral;
1 = first gear;
2 = second gear;
3 = third gear;
4 = fourth gear;
In CITY or SPORT, the selected mode is
also displayed.
IMPORTANT SPORT mode can only
be activated after deactivating the CITY
mode.
A warning light, a message (fig. 120)
and a buzzer draw the attention of the driver in the event of a fault at Selespeed transmission.
The Selespeed considerably simplifies use
of the car, reducing the fatigue of city driving or when frequent gearshifting is required, at the same time offering brilliant
performance.
5 = fifth gear;
R = reverse.
SYSTEM ACTIVATION
IMPORTANT Opening the driver’s door,
the Selespeed starts the hydraulic part of
the system to prepare it for the engine to be
started.
Turning the ignition key to MAR, all the
segments of the display (fig. 119), the
gearbox warning light (fig. 120) and the
word CITY turn on. After about one second,
the display indicates the gear engaged (N,
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, R).
IMPORTANT If after 10 seconds the display segment do not display the gear engaged or the warning light stays on, turn the
ignition key to STOP and wait for the display to go off, then repeat the system activation procedure. If the fault persists, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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With gearshift to CITY gears can be shifted manually using both the gearshift lever
or the steering wheel controls. Gearshift
stays in CITY.
A0A9081g
fig. 120
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OPERATION WITH ENGINE OFF
IMPORTANT Before using the gearshift
control lever, always check the gear engaged on the display (N, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
R).
With the engine off and the car stationary it is possible to engage all the gears.
With the car stationary and with the brake
pedal pressed, requests to shift gears are
both accepted through the control lever on
the central console or through the steering
wheel levers.
To request gearshifting, in addition to keeping the brake pedal pressed:
– to shift upwards (+) (fig. 121) push
the lever “forwards” (if the car is in first gear
it shifts to second, if in second it shifts to
third and so on up to fifth). If the system
is in neutral (N) or reverse (R) moving the
lever forwards causes the engagement of
first gear (1).
– to shift downwards (–) (fig. 121)
push the lever backwards (if the car is in
fifth gear it shifts to fourth, if in fourth it
shifts to third and so on down to first gear).
To allow setting the transmission to neutral (N), starting from the condition with
the car stationary and brake pedal pressed,
move the gearshift lever to the right (fig.
122).
From any gear (N, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) and
with the car practically at a standstill, it is
possible to request engagement of reverse
gear, pushing the lever to the right and then
backwards (fig. 123).
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112
fig. 121
If the car is on the move, the request is
not accepted; wait for the car to stop and
then request reverse gear engagement
again.
IMPORTANT Once a gear has been
changed it is necessary to immediately release the gearshift control lever after making the request. A manoeuvre prolonged
(over 10 seconds) makes the system automatically switch to CITY mode; everything stops releasing the gearshift lever.
IMPORTANT If wanting to leave the car
parked on a sloping road with a gear engaged to keep it braked, it is necessary to
check that the display shows the new gear
engaged and then wait for 1 to 2 seconds
before releasing the brake pedal to allow
complete clutch engagement.
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fig. 122
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fig. 123
The engine can be started with the gear
engaged or in neutral (N), provided that the
brake pedal is pressed down.
IMPORTANT Keep the pedal fully depressed during starting. Since the brake pedal becomes hard if it is pressed repeatedly
with the engine off, in this situation it is necessary to increase the pressure on the pedal itself to start the engine.
After starting, the gearbox sets to neutral
automatically, the display shows the letter
(N) and the system selects the operating
mode memorised before switching off.
If the engine fails to start
with the gear engaged, the
driver is alerted of the potentially dangerous situation due
to the fact that the gearbox has
automatically set to neutral by the
buzzer and the display.
SWITCHING OFF THE ENGINE
AND SYSTEM DEACTIVATION
NEVER leave the car with
the gears in neutral (N).
Turning the ignition key to STOP the engine switches off: the gear selected before
turning the engine off remains engaged.
If the engine stops with the gearbox in
neutral (N), the buzzer and the blinking
of (N) draw the attention of the driver so
that the car can be put in safety conditions
engaging the first gear (1) or reverse (R).
In this case, it is necessary to turn the ignition key to MAR and with the brake pedal pressed, engage first gear (1) or reverse
(R).
Never remove the ignition
key when the car is moving. In addition to the fact
that the Selespeed system would
not work properly up to stopping
the car, the steering wheel would
lock automatically the first time it
is turned.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
It is absolutely necessary
to turn off the engine consequently deactivating the
Selespeed system keeping the brake
pedal pressed: release the pedal
ONLY when the display goes off.
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114
MOVING OFF THE CAR
With the engine running and the car stationary, the gears that can be engaged for
moving off are only first (1), second (2) or
reverse (R).
To engage them it is possible to use the
control lever on the centre console, with the
brake pedal pressed, as the steering wheel
levers allow gear engagement only over 0.5
km/h.
IMPORTANT Reverse gear (R) can be
engaged from each of the following other
ratios: neutral (N), first gear (1) or second
gear (2). If the car is on the move, the request is not accepted; it is necessary to wait
for the car to be completely stopped and
then request reverse (R) again.
The driver is informed of the reverse gear
engaged condition by the intermittent sound
of the buzzer as well as by the display.
IMPORTANT If while shifting from reverse (R)/first gear (1) or neutral (N)/
first gear (1) sticking occurs on the first
gear, the system automatically engages second gear (2).
This should not be considered a failure because it is part of the operating logic. For
the same reason, if sticking occurs on reverse gear, the system controls partial clutch
closing so that the gear can be engaged;
in this case the engagement of reverse gear
(R) will not be as smooth as usual.
Moving off the car is obtained:
1) releasing the brake pedal;
2) gradually pressing the accelerator pedal.
The more the accelerator pedal is pressed
the higher the car pick-up torque will be.
After a request to shift
gear with the car stationary, before pressing the accelerator pedal to make the car
start, the driver must always check
that the gear engaged shown on
the display is the one required.
– With the car stopped and a gear engaged always keep the brake pedal pressed
until deciding to move off;
– during prolonged halts with the engine
running it is advisable to keep the gearbox
in neutral;
– when the car is parked facing uphill, do
not use the moving off manoeuvre to keep
the car still; use the brake pedal and press
the accelerator pedal only when deciding to
move off;
– use second gear only when more control is needed for moving off manoeuvres at
low speed;
– if, with reverse gear engaged, you need
to engage first gear or vice versa, shift gear
only when the car is completely stationary
and with the brake pedal pressed.
Though strongly inadvisable, if due to unforeseen circumstances when driving downhill the car is allowed to travel with the gearbox in neutral (N), when the engagement
of a gear is requested, the system automatically engages the best gear to allow
transmission of the torque to the wheels in
relation to the speed of the car.
When travelling downhill with a gear engaged and the accelerator released (if the
car is moving), beyond a pre-established
speed, the system engages the clutch automatically to give the car adequate engine
braking.
Still due to safety reasons, with the car stationary, the engine running and gear (1),
(2) or (R) engaged, the system activates
the buzzer and automatically shifts to neutral (N) when:
– no action is made on the accelerator
and/or brake pedals for at least 3 minutes;
– the brake is pressed for over 10 minutes;
– the driver’s door is opened and the accelerator and brake pedal are not pressed
for at least 1.5 seconds.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
For safety reasons the Selespeed system
activates the buzzer when: clutch overheating occurs during car starting; in this
case, it is necessary to “force” moving off
avoiding hesitations or to release the accelerator and use the brake pedal to park the
car if the car is on a slope.
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116
STOPPING THE CAR
OPERATION
To stop the car, simply release the accelerator pedal and, if necessary, press the
brake pedal.
The gearbox can work according to two operating modes:
Regardless of the gear engaged and the
operating mode activated (MANUAL or
CITY) the system automatically disengages
the clutch and shifts to a lower gear.
If deciding to move off again without having stopped the car completely, the most
suitable ratio will be available for accelerator again.
Stopping the car the system automatically engages first gear (1).
– the first one is semi-automatic (MANUAL): the decision to change gear is left to
the driver who decides the most appropriate
moment; this mode features the two following logics:
1) normal: for comfort driving;
2) sport: (to be activated by button Bfig. 124): for sporty driving.
Sport operating mode is selected by pressing button SPORT (B-fig. 124) set on
the gearshift lever; when selecting this
mode, the display will show SPORT.
– the second one is fully automatic
(CITY), in which the system decides directly when to shift gear according to driving
conditions.
To select the CITY mode, press button
CITY set on the gearshift lever; when selecting this mode, the display will show
CITY.
The requests to change gear may take
place through:
In the MANUAL operating mode the display shows the gear engaged.
– the control lever on the centre console
(A-fig. 124);
In this operating mode, the decision to
change gear is left to the driver who decides
the most appropriate moment.
– the buttons on the steering wheel (fig.
125), which can be operated only when
the car speed exceeds 0.5 km/h.
The MANUAL operating mode is set
when, with the CITY mode selected, the
CITY button (A-fig. 126) is pressed
again, thereby cutting out the previously selected mode.
When changing gear it is not necessary
to release the accelerator pedal because the
Selespeed system directly controls the engine in such a way as to:
– reduce and then increase engine torque;
– adapt the engine speed to the new gear
ratio engaged.
When downshifting, the engine is accelerated automatically to bring it to the speed
necessary with the new gear ratio.
Neutral (N) is accepted until the car speed
exceeds 40 km/h.
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SEMIAUTOMATIC OPERATION
(MANUAL)
The reverse gear engagement command
(R) is accepted only if the car is stationary.
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fig. 124
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fig. 125
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With the accelerator pedal pressed to over
60% of its stroke and an engine speed
above 5000 rpm, gearshifting becomes
quicker. In the MANUAL operating mode
there are certain automatic/security devices
which simplify driving:
– if sticking occurs during the engagement
of a gear, the system firstly tries to engage
the required gear again and, if it is still not
possible, it automatically engages the immediately higher one to avoid leaving the
car in neutral .
– when slowing down, the clutch is disengaged and the gear ratio is reduced automatically to be ready for possibly picking
up speed again; if not, stopping the car, first
gear (1) will be engaged automatically;
IMPORTANT It is advisable to wait for
the end of a gear shifting operation before
requesting another one, to avoid multiple
requests in rapid succession.
– request to change gear that could take
the engine above the maximum rpm or below the minimum permissible rpm are not
accepted;
AUTOMATIC OPERATION (CITY)
The CITY automatic operating mode is selected pressing the button (A-fig. 126)
at the base of the gearshift lever.
In addition to the gear, the display will
show the word CITY.
The system decides directly when to shift
gears in relation to the engine rpm and driving conditions.
Releasing the accelerator pedal quickly, the
system does not engage a higher gear in order to maintain an adequate level of engine
brake.
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118
fig. 126
Failures to the Selespeed gearbox are indicated on the display by warning light t
(fig. 127), dedicated message and
buzzer.
If the warning light t
and the message are displayed, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services as soon as
possible to have the fault eliminated.
In the event of a fault to the gearshift lever,
the system automatically activates the automatic CITY mode to allow the car to
reach the nearest Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services to have the fault detected eliminated.
In the event of a fault to the other gearbox components, the system only allows the
engagement of certain gears: first gear (1),
second gear (2) and reverse (R).
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FAILURE INDICATIONS
In the event of whatever
transmission fault, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible to have
the system checked.
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fig. 127
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BUZZER WARNINGS
The buzzer is activated when:
– reverse gear is engaged (R);
– the car is parked with the gearbox in
neutral (N); signal that can be noted turning the ignition key to STOP;
– clutch overheating occurs when moving
off;
– the system has shifted automatically
to neutral (N) when:
there is no action on the accelerator
and/or brake pedal for at least 3 minutes;
or the brake is pressed for over 10 minutes;
or the driver’s door is opened and no action is made on the accelerator and brake
for at least 1.5 seconds;
or detection of a gearbox fault;
– gearbox fault.
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PARKING THE CAR
TOWING THE CAR
To park the car safely it is absolutely necessary to engage first gear (1) or reverse
(R) and also the handbrake if the road is
on a slope.
IMPORTANT For towing the car, adhere
to local regulations. Make sure that the gearbox is in neutral (N) (checking that the car
moves when pushed) and proceed as for
towing a normal car with mechanical gearbox following the instructions given in section “In an emergency”.
Turning the engine off with the car facing
uphill and a gear engaged, it is absolutely
necessary to wait for the gear display to go
off before releasing the brake pedal, so that
the clutch is fully disengaged.
If the gearbox is in neutral (N) and wanting to engage a parking gear, the system
should be activated and with the foot on the
brake pedal it is necessary to engage (1)
or (R).
If setting to neutral is not possible, do not
tow the car and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
While towing the car do
not start the engine.
Never travel with the
glovebox open: the lid
might harm the passenger
in the event of an accident.
GLOVEBOX
On the dashboard there is a glovebox with
lid and light.
To open use handle (A-fig. 128).
When the glovebox is opened with the key
at MAR an inside courtesy light turns on
(A-fig. 129).
The fitting is completed by device (B), on
the lid, for inserting a pen or pencil.
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP, opening the glovebox, the light inside can only be turned on for 15 minutes;
after which the system turns it off to avoid
draining the battery.
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fig. 128
FRONT ROOF LIGHT
(fig. 130)
The roof light comprises two courtesy lights
with corresponding control switch.
IMPORTANT When a door is opened,
the roof light turns on and timing of about
3 minutes is activated automatically, after
which it goes off; closing the doors (within
the 3 minutes) a second timing of about 7
seconds is activated to allow car starting.
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fig. 129
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INTERIOR FITTINGS
A0A0111b
fig. 130
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Unlocking the doors using the remote control, the roof light turns on gradually and timing is activated automatically for about 15
seconds. Locking the doors with the remote
control the roof light turns off gradually.
The lights are turned off moving the ignition key to MAR (with the doors closed).
With switch (A) in the central position
(1), both lights are turned on when a door
is opened.
Pressing switch (A) to the left (position
0), the lights stay off (OFF position).
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP, turning the roof light on is only possible for 15 minutes; after which the system
turns it off to avoid draining the battery.
IMPORTANT Before leaving the car,
make sure that both switches are in the central position. By so doing, the roof lights will
turn off when the doors are closed. Forgetting a door open the lights will turn off automatically after a few seconds.
COURTESY LIGHTS
(fig. 131)
On the back of the driver’s or passenger’s
sun visor, opening the cover (A) the roof
lights turn on (B) at the side of the courtesy
mirror, with the ignition key at MAR. These
lights allow use of the courtesy mirror when
the light is poor.
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP the lights can be activated only for
15 minutes: after which the system turns
them off to avoid draining the battery.
Pressing switch (A) to the right (position
2) both lights stay on.
Switch (B) turns the lights on individually.
Pressing switch (B) to the left (position 0)
the left light is turned on. Pressing the switch
to the right (position 2) the right light is
turned on.
With switch (B) in the central position (position 1) the lights stay off.
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A0A0112b
fig. 131
IMPORTANT When a door is opened,
the roof light turns on and timing of about
3 minutes is activated automatically, after
which it goes off; closing the doors (within
the 3 minutes) a second timing of about 7
seconds is activated to allow car starting.
Unlocking the doors using the remote control, the roof light turns on gradually and timing is activated automatically for about 15
seconds. Locking the doors with the remote
control the roof light turns off gradually.
The light turns off in any case turning the
ignition key to MAR (with the door
closed).
On the light there is a switch with three
positions.
When switch (A) is in the central position (0) the light turns on automatically
when a door is opened.
Moving the switch to the right (position 1)
the light stays off.
PUDDLE LIGHTS (fig. 133)
(for versions/markets where
applicable)
The light (A) housed in the doors turns on
when the associated door is opened, regardless of the position of the ignition key.
Moving the switch to the left (position 2)
the light stays on.
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP the roof light can be turned on for
only 15 minutes; after which it is turned off
to avoid draining the battery.
IMPORTANT Before leaving the car,
make sure that the switch (A) is in the central position (0), so that the roof light turns
off when the doors are closed.
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fig. 132
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REAR ROOF LIGHT (fig. 132)
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fig. 133
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DETERRENT LED (fig. 134)
The led (A) on the instrument cluster
comes into operation when the doors are
locked (ignition key at STOP or removed)
and it remains in the “deterrence” condition, flashing with a red light until the next
time the doors are unlocked.
IMPORTANT If a door or the tailgate
are not closed perfectly, the deterrent led
flashes at a higher frequency for 4 seconds
and then flashes at normal frequency again.
FRONT ASHTRAY AND CIGAR
LIGHTER (fig. 135)
To gain access to the ashtray and the cigar lighter open the lid (A).
To use the cigar lighter, with the key at
MAR, press button (B); after a few seconds the button will return automatically
to its initial position and the cigar lighter is
ready for use.
Remove the tray to empty and clean the
ashtray (C).
Always ensure that the
cigar lighter has turned off.
The position of the cigar lighter in relation
to the ashtray and viceversa, may vary depending on the trim level.
A0A0005b
124
Do not use the ashtray as
waste paper basket: it
might set on fire in contact
with cigarette stubs.
fig. 134
A0A0634b
fig. 135
The cigar lighter gets extremely hot. Handle with
care and prevent its use by
children: danger of fire and/or
burning.
For the rear passengers there are two concealed ashtrays.
To use or remove pull in the direction of
the arrow.
CARD HOLDER RECESS
AND GLASS HOLDER (fig. 137)
(for versions/markets where
applicable)
Each front door has an oddment pocket
(A).
The interior fittings are completed by the
removable card holder recess (A) and glass
holder (B) located on the centre of the dashboard. To use them, press as shown.
A0A0115b
fig. 136
ODDMENT POCKETS
ON FRONT DOORS (fig. 138)
A0A0116b
fig. 137
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REAR ASHTRAYS (fig. 136)
A0A0117b
fig. 138
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
CELL PHONE
PROVISION
ODDMENT RECESSES ON
CENTRE CONSOLE
(fig. 139)
The visors can be directed at the front and
side.
On the centre console, at the side of the
hand brake lever, depending on the versions,
the following recesses are provided:
Behind, the visors have a courtesy mirror
with a light at the side (A). To use, open
the cover (B).
The car may be fitted with a provision for
installing a cell phone.
The lights allow use of the mirrors with dim
light.
– radio + cell phone dual-purpose antenna;
SUN VISORS (fig. 140)
– can holder (B);
– magnetic card or toll ticket holder (C);
The passenger’s sun visor has a symbol
concerning correct use of a child’s seat in the
presence of the passenger’s air bag. For further details, refer to the passenger’s front
air bag paragraph.
– pen or pencil holder (D);
– coin holder (E).
The mobile phone provision consists of:
– connection and supply cables with specific connector for connecting hands-free kit.
The voice kit should be
purchased by the customer
as it must be compatible
with the customer’s phone.
A0A0751b
A0A0121b
For the installation of a
cell phone and connection
to the provision in the car,
contact only Alfa Romeo Authorised Services; this will guarantee
first-rate results with no possibility of any inconvenience that may
compromise the safety of the car.
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fig. 139
fig. 140
Electric/electronic devices installed after
buying the car or in aftermarket shall bear
the and marking:
Fiat Auto S.p.A. authorizes the installation
of transceivers provided that installation is
carried out at a specialized shop, workmanlike performed and in compliance with
manufacturer’s specifications.
IMPORTANT Installation of devices resulting in modifications of car characteristics
may cause driving license seizing by traffic
agents and also the lapse of the warranty
as concerns defects due to the abovementioned modification or traceable back to it
directly or indirectly.
Fiat Auto S.p.A. declines all responsibility
for damages caused by the installation of
non-genuine accessories or not recommended by Fiat Auto S.p.A. and installed
not in compliance with the specified requirements.
RADIO
TRANSMITTERS
AND CELLULAR
TELEPHONES
Mobile phones and other radio transceiver equipment (e.g.: HAM radio systems and
the like) shall not be used inside the car unless a separate aerial is mounted.
IMPORTANT The use of mobile phones,
HAM radio systems or other similar devices
inside the passenger compartment (without
separate aerial) may cause electronic systems equipping the car to malfunction. This
could compromise safety in addition to constituting a potential hazard for the passengers.
ACCESSORIES
PURCHASED BY
THE OWNER
If after buying the car, you decide to install
electrical accessories that require a permanent electric supply (alarm, voice feature,
radionavigator with satellite antitheft, etc.)
or accessories that in any case burden the
electric supply, contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services, whose qualified personnel,
besides suggesting the most suitable devices
belonging to Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo, will
also evaluate the overall electric absorption,
checking whether the car electric system is
able to withstand the load required, or
whether it needs to be integrated with a
more powerful battery.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
INSTALLATION OF
ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC
DEVICES
In addition, transmission and reception of
these devices may be affected by the shielding effect of the car body.
As concerns the use of mobile phones
(GSM, GPRS, UMTS) with
homologation, keep strictly to the mobile phone manufacturer’s specifications.
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BOOT
The tailgate can be opened:
from the outside of the car - by a
remote control impulse;
from the inside of the door - by depressing the button (A-fig. 141).
IMPORTANT If the boot is not properly shut, the ´ warning light will come on
(on certain versions accompanied by the
message on the reconfigurable multifunction
display).
A0A0129b
128
fig. 141
OPENING FROM INSIDE
(fig. 141)
OPENING WITH REMOTE
CONTROL (fig. 142)
Tailgate is released electrically and this can
be performed only when the ignition key
is in position MAR with car at a standstill
or in STOP or PARK position for 3 minutes without unlocking/locking one of the
doors.
The tailgate can be opened by remote control from outside pressing the button (A),
also when the electronic alarm is engaged.
Opening of the tailgate is accompanied by
a double flash of the direction indicators;
closing is accompanied by a single flash.
To unlock the tailgate, press button (A)
on the centre console panel.
If an electronic alarm is fitted, with the
opening of the tailgate, the alarm system
switches off volumetric protection and the
tailgate control sensor, the system “beeps”
twice (with the exception of certain markets).
Tailgate raising is facilitated by the gas
shock springs.
The gas springs are calibrated to ensure correct
tailgate raising with the
weights foreseen by the manufacturer. The arbitrary addition of
items (such spoilers, etc.) may
compromise the correct operation
and safety of the actual tailgate.
A0A0636b
fig. 142
TAILGATE CLOSING
To lock, push in correspondence with the
Alfa Romeo badge to lower tailgate, until
you feel the click of the lock.
BOOT LIGHT (fig. 143)
When the tailgate is opened the light turns
on automatically (A) in the right-hand side
of the boot. Closing the tailgate, the light
turns off automatically.
IMPORTANT Turning the ignition key to
STOP, opening the tailgate, turning on the
light will only be possible for 15 minutes;
after which the system turns it off to avoid
draining the battery.
EMERGENCY OPENING
OF TAILGATE
To succeed in opening the tailgate from the
inside, should the car battery be flat, or because of a defect of the electric lock of the
tailgate itself, proceed as follows (see “Extending the luggage compartment” in the
chapter “Getting to know you car”):
– tilt the rear seat cushions;
– tilt the backrests;
– unlock the lock by pulling the string (Afig. 144) (the string is located inside the
right recess in the tailgate).
A0A0637b
fig. 143
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Closing the tailgate again, the control functions are restored, the system “beeps” twice
(with the exception of certain markets).
A0A0658b
fig. 144
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SECURING THE LOAD (fig. 145)
The loads carried may be secured with
straps hooked to the special rings (A) in the
boot.
The rings also serve for fastening the luggage restrainer, if present (in any case available c/o Alfa Romeo Authorised Services).
A0A0638b
130
fig. 145
CAUTIONS FOR CARRYING
LUGGAGE
A heavy load that has not
been secured may cause
serious harm to passen-
Travelling at night with a load in the boot
it is necessary to adjust the height of the low
beam headlights (see next paragraph
“Headlights” in this chapter). For correct use
of the aiming device, also make sure that
the load does not exceed the values given
in the same paragraph.
gers.
Do not load the boot
above the permitted maximum (see “Technical specifications”). Also make sure that
the objects contained in the boot
are well secured to prevent them
from being thrown forward, causing harm to the passengers.
If you want to carry reserve fuel in a can, follow
legal regulations, only using a certified can, suitably fastened to the load securing eyelets.
Even in this way the risk of fire is
increased in the case of an accident.
The bonnet opening lever is under the left
end of the dashboard.
To open:
– pull the lever (A-fig. 146) until the
bonnet clicks open.
– press the safety lever (A-fig. 147)
upwards.
Carry out this operation
only with the car stationary.
DANGER-SERIOUS INJURY. When carrying out
checks or maintenance operations in the engine compartment, take special care not to bump
the head on the raised bonnet.
– raise the bonnet.
IMPORTANT Bonnet raising is aided by
two gas springs. Do not tamper with these
springs and accompany the bonnet while
raising it.
If checks need to be carried out in the engine compartment when the engine
is still warm, keep away from the
fan as it could start up even when
the key is removed from the ignition. Wait until the engine cools
down.
A0A0135b
A0A0707b
Scarves, ties and loose
clothing may be caught in
the moving parts.
For safety reasons the
bonnet must be closed
properly to avoid its opening while the car is travelling.
Therefore, always check it is properly closed and the catch engaged.
Should you notice that the catch is
not perfectly engaged when travelling, stop the car immediately and
close the bonnet.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
BONNET
To close:
– lower the bonnet until approx. 20 cm
from the engine compartment and then let
it drop, ensuring it is fully closed and not just
held in position by the safety catch.
If the bonnet does not close properly do
not push it down but open it again and repeat the above procedure.
fig. 146
fig. 147
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HEADLIGHTS
COMPENSATION FOR TILT
(fig. 148)
For the required adjustment (only with low
beams on), use buttons ▲/▼:
The adjustment of the headlights is vital to
your safety and comfort and to that of other road users.
When the car is loaded, the beam from the
headlights is raised due to the backwards
tilt of the car.
– press button ▲, to increase by one position (e.g.: 0 ➟ 1 ➟ 2 ➟ 3);
The adjustment of the headlights is also
governed by precise regulations.
In this case the headlights must be adjusted correctly.
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to
have the headlights correctly adjusted.
IMPORTANT The headlight inner surface may get slightly misted: this does not
mean it is faulty; it is a natural phenomenon due to low temperature and the air humidity level. Misting will disappear as soon
as the headlights are turned on. The presence of water drops inside the headlight indicates water infiltration: contact Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services.
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132
fig. 148
– press button ▼, to decrease by one position (e.g.: 3 ➟ 2 ➟ 1 ➟ 0);
The display (A), in the tachometer shows
positions during adjustment.
– position 0: one or two people occupying the front seats
IMPORTANT Xenon headlights aiming
is automatic, versions with this optional are
therefore not fitted with headlight aiming
device.
– position 1: five people;
– position 2: five people + load in the
boot;
– position 3: driver + 350 Kg load all
stowed in luggage compartment
Check beam aiming every
time the load carried
changes.
HEADLIGHT ADJUSTMENT
ABROAD (fig. 149-150)
The dipped-beam headlights are adjusted
for circulation in the country in which the car
is marketed. In countries with opposite circulation, to avoid glaring oncoming vehicles
it is necessary to cover the area of the headlights as shown below; this is done using
non-transparent sticker tape.
The illustrations refer to passing from righthand drive to left-hand drive.
A0A0199b
fig. 149
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Correct positions as a function of the load:
A0A0750b
fig. 150
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ABS
(on request for versions/markets
where applicable)
The car is fitted with an ABS braking system, which prevents the wheels from locking when braking, makes full use of the grip
and within the limits of the grip available,
keeps the car controllable also in emergency
braking.
When braking a slight pulsing accompanied by noise may be felt on the brake pedal due to the action of the ABS system.
This should not be interpreted as a braking malfunction. It is the signal to the driver
that the ABS has come into action: it is the
warning that the car is travelling at the limit of its grip and therefore the speed should
be adapted to the type of road.
The ABS system is an additional part of the
base braking system; in the event of a failure it is disabled, leaving the braking system in the same conditions as a car without
ABS.
In the case of a failure, the anti-lock action
is no longer present, the braking capacity of
the car is not adversely affected at all.
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If you have never previously used cars fitted with ABS, it is advisable to practice a little on a slippery surface, naturally in safety conditions and in accordance with the local Highway Code; you are also advised to
read the following instructions carefully.
The advantage of the ABS over a conventional system is that it makes it possible to obtain the highest degree of handling also when
braking completely under limited grip conditions, preventing the wheels from locking.
However, with the ABS do not expect the
braking distance to always shorten: for example, on soft surfaces like gravel or fresh
snow or a slippery surface, the space might
increase.
The ABS better exploits
the grip available, but cannot increase it; caution is
therefore necessary on slippery
surfaces, without taking unnecessary risks.
If the ABS cuts in it means
that the limit of the grip is
being reached between the
tyre and the road surface: it is
therefore necessary to slow down
to adapt driving to the grip available.
To better exploit the possibilities of the anti-lock system in the case of need, the advice given below should be followed.
In the event of a system
failure, with the turning on
of the > warning light on
the instrument cluster, have the car
checked immediately by Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services, to be
able to have the system restored
to fully efficient conditions.
The most important advice of all, however, is this:
When the ABS cuts in, and
you feel the pulsing on the
pedal, do not lighten the
pressure, but keep the pedal firmly pressed with no fear; this way
you will stop in the least space
possible, compatibly with the conditions of the road surface.
Following these instructions you will be
in the best braking condition under all circumstances.
IMPORTANT Cars fitted with ABS may
only be fitted with the wheel rims, tyres and
brake linings of type and brand approved by
the Manufacturer.
The system is completed by the EBD (Electronic Brake Distributor) which distributes
the braking action through the control unit
and the ABS system sensors.
If the compact spare
wheel is used, operation of
the ABS system is cut off
and the > warning light on the instrument cluster turns on.
The car is fitted with an
electronic braking distributor (EBD). If the > and x
warning lights turn on simultaneously with the engine running, this
indicates an EBD system failure; in
this case with sharp braking the
rear wheels might lock too early,
with the possibility of skidding. Driving extremely carefully, go to the
nearest Alfa Romeo Authorised Service to have the system checked.
IMPORTANT If the battery is run down
the > and x warning lights might turn on
when starting the engine and go off after
starting. This should not be considered as
a fault but as a warning that during starting the ABS is not active. The turning off
of the warning lights ensures normal system
operation.
The turning on of only the
> warning light with the
engine running normally indicates a fault to the ABS system
only. In this case the braking system is still efficient, though without the aid of the anti-lock device.
Under these conditions performance of the EBD system may be
reduced. In this case too, you are
advised to go immediately to the
nearest Alfa Romeo Authorised
Service to have the system checked
over, driving in such a way as to
avoid sharp braking.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
Always take due care when braking on
bends, even with the help of the ABS.
If the low brake fluid level x warning light turns
on, stop the car immediately and contact the nearest Alfa
Romeo Authorised Service. Any
loss of fluid from the hydraulic system will negatively affect the operation of the braking system be it
of the conventional type or of the
type with ABS.
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VDC SYSTEM
(Vehicle Dynamics Control)
(on request for versions/
markets where applicable)
HOW THE VDC
SYSTEM WORKS
System is engaged automatically when the
car is started and cannot be switched off.
The basic components of the system are:
The VDC is an electronic system that controls car stability, intervening on the driving
torque and braking the wheels in a differentiated manner, in the lack of grip, it helps
to bring the car back to the correct direction.
When travelling the car is subjected to lateral and longitudinal forces which can be
controlled by the driver as long as the tyres
offer adequate roadholding; when this falls
below the minimum level, the car begins
to divert from the course required by the driver.
Especially when travelling on an uneven
surface (such as paving, or due to the presence of water, ice or soil), changes in speed
(acceleration or braking) and/or course
(bends or the need to avoid obstacles) may
cause the tyres to lose grip.
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When the sensors detect the conditions
that would lead to skidding, the system intervenes on the engine and on the brakes
producing a stabilising torque.
The performance of the
system, in terms of active
safety should not induce
the driver to take pointless and unnecessary risks. The style of driving must in any case always be
adapted to the conditions of the
road surface, visibility and traffic.
The responsibility for road safety
is always and in any case the driver’s.
System helps the driver to keep the car under control in the event of a loss of tyre grip.
The forces induced by the system to control the loss of car stability always depend
on the grip between the tyre and the road
surface.
– an electronic control unit that processes the signals received from the various sensors and brings about the most appropriate
strategy;
– a sensor that detects the position of the
steering wheels;
– four sensors that detect the turning
speed of each wheel;
– a sensor that detects rotation of the car
around its vertical axis;
– a sensor that detects lateral acceleration
(centrifugal force).
The heart of the system is the control unit,
which with the data supplied by the sensors
installed on the car calculates the centrifugal
forces generated when the car is cornering.
The yawing sensor, which originates from the
aeronautical industry, detects the rotations
of the car around its own vertical axis. The
centrifugal forces generated when the car
is cornering are detected by a highly sensitive lateral acceleration sensor.
The control unit processes the information
received from the sensors and therefore is
able to know the position of the car instant
by instant and compares it with the course
the driver would like to follow. In the event
of a discrepancy, in a fraction of a second
the control unit chooses and commands the
most suitable intervention to bring the car
immediately back to the required course:
braking one or more wheels at different intensity and, if necessary, reducing the power transmitted by the engine.
CUTTING IN
OF THE VDC SYSTEM
The cutting in of the system is indicated by
the flashing of the áwarning light on the
instrument cluster, to inform the driver that
the car is in critical conditions of stability and
grip.
During use of the compact
spare wheel, the VDC system continues working. It
should be borne in mind that the
spare wheel is smaller than a normal tyre, therefore its grip is lower than that of the other tyres of
the car.
VDC system failure warning
In the event of a failure the system disengages automatically and the á warning
light on the instrument cluster turns on glowing steadily, together with the message on
the reconfigurable multifunction display.
In the event of an system failure the car
behaves like a car not fitted with this system: in any case it is advisable to contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services as soon as
possible.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
The stabilising action of the system is
based on the calculations of the system electronic control unit, which processes the signals received from the steering wheel rotation sensor, acceleration sensor and rotation
speed sensor of each wheel. These signals
allow the control unit to recognise the manoeuvre the driver intends to do when the
steering wheel is turned.
For the VDC system to
work correctly, the tyres
must be of the same brand
and type on all wheels, in perfect
conditions and above all of the
specified type, brand and size.
The corrective actions are modified and
controlled continuously in seeking the course
required by the driver.
The action of system considerably enhances the active safety of the car in very
critical situations and it is particularly helpful when the grip conditions of the road surface change.
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ASR SYSTEM
(Antislip Regulation)
(on request for versions/
markets where applicable)
SWITCHING ON
THE ASR FUNCTION
– slipping of the inner wheel on a bend,
due to the effect of dynamic load changes
or excessive acceleration.
The ASR function switches on automatically each time the engine is started.
The ASR function controls the car drive and
cuts in automatically every time one or both
driving wheels slip.
– too much power transmitted to the
wheels also in relation to the conditions of
the road safety.
In slipping conditions, tow different control
systems are activated:
– acceleration on slippery, snowy or frozen
surfaces.
1) if slipping involves both driving wheels,
being caused by excessive power transmitted, the ASR device cuts in reducing the power transmitted by the engine.
– in the case of loss of grip on a wet surface (aquaplaning).
2) if slipping involves only one driving
wheel, the ASR system cuts in automatically braking the wheel that is slipping, with
an effect similar to that of a self-locking differential.
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The action of the ASR is particularly helpful in the following circumstances:
When travelling the ASR can be switched
off and on again pressing switch (A-fig.
151).
When the function is turned off, the instrument panel warning light V turns on.
If the function is switched off when travelling, it will turn on again automatically the
next time the engine is started.
The performance of the
system in terms of active
safety should not induce
the driver to take pointless and unnecessary risks. The style of driving must in any case be adapted
to the conditions of the road surface, visibility and traffic. Road
surface is always the driver’s responsibility.
A0A1107b
fig. 151
For correct operation of
the ASR system, the tyres
must absolutely be of the
same brand and type on all wheels,
in perfect conditions and, above all,
of type, brand and size specified.
ASR system
failure indications
MSR SYSTEM (engine braking
torque control)
In the event of a fault, the ASR system
switches off automatically and the V warning light on the instrument cluster turns on,
together with the message on the reconfigurable multifunction display.
The car is fitted with a special system, integral with the ASR system, that in case of
sudden gear shifting, cuts in providing torque
to the engine thus preventing excessive driving wheel drive that, specially in poor grip
conditions, can lead to loss of stability.
In the event of an ASR system operating
failure, the car behaves in the same way
as a car that is not fitted with this system:
in any case, it is advisable to contact Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services as soon as possible.
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During use of the compact
spare wheel, the ASR function is cut off and the V
warning light on the instrument
cluster turns on glowing steadily
together with the message on the
reconfigurable multifunction display.
IMPORTANT When travelling on snowy
roads with snow chains, it may be helpful
to turn the ASR off: in fact, in these conditions, slipping of the driving wheels when
moving off makes it possible to obtain better drive.
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EOBD SYSTEM
(upon request for versions/
markets where applicable)
The EOBD system (European On Board Diagnosis) allows continuous diagnosis of the
components of the car correlated with emissions.
It also alerts the driver, by turning on the
warning light U on the instrument panel
(on certain versions together with message
+ symbol on the reconfigurable multifunction display), when these components are
no longer in peak conditions.
The objective is:
– to keep the system efficiency under control;
– to warn when a fault causes emissions
levels to increase;
– to warn of the need to replace deteriorated components.
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The system also has a diagnostic connector that can be interfaced with appropriate
tools, which makes it possible to read the
error codes stored in the control unit, together with a series of specific parameters
for engine operation and diagnosis. This
check can also be carried out by the traffic
police.
If, turning the ignition key
to MAR, the warning light
U does not turn on or if,
while travelling it turns on glowing steadily or flashing (on some
versions together with the message + symbol on the reconfigurable multifunction display), contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT After eliminating the inconvenience, to check the system completely, Alfa Romeo Authorised Services are
obliged to run a bench test and, if necessary,
road tests which may also call for a long journey.
The car sound system, fitted with CD player (radio with Compact Disc player) or MP3
CD player (radio with MP3 CD player) has
been designed in accordance with the special features of the passenger compartment,
with a personalised design that blends with
the style of the dashboard. The sound system cannot be adapted to other vehicles and
for this reason it cannot be removed.
The radio is installed in a user-friendly position for the driver and passenger and the
graphics on the front panel make location
of the controls quick, facilitating use.
The CD Changer is available at Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo.
In the following pages you will find the
instructions for use, which you are advised
to read through carefully. The instructions also contain the procedure for controlling the
CD Changer (if provided) through the radio.
For the instructions for use of the CD Changer refer to the specific manual.
ADVICE
Road safety
You are advised to learn how to use the
various radio functions (e.g.: storing stations) before starting to drive.
Reception conditions
Reception conditions change constantly
when driving. Reception may be disturbed
by the presence of mountains, buildings or
bridges particularly when far away from the
station being listened to.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
SOUND SYSTEM
IMPORTANT When receiving traffic information, the volume may be higher than
normal.
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Too high a volume when
driving can put the driver’s
life at risk and that of other people. Therefore the volume
should always be adjusted in such
a way that it is always possible to
hear the noises of the surrounding
environment (e.g.: horns, ambulance, police sirens, etc.).
Care and maintenance
Compact Disc
The radio structure ensures long operation
with no need for particular maintenance.
In the event of a fault, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
Remember that dirt, marks or distortion on
Compact Disc can cause skipping. To obtain
optimum playing conditions we give the following advice:
To clean the front panel only use a soft,
antistatic cloth. Cleaning and polishing products might spoil the surface.
– Only use Compact Discs which have the
following brand:
– Carefully clean all Compact Discs of fingerprints and dust using a soft cloth. Support Compact Discs from the outer circumference and clean from the centre outwards;
– Never use chemical products for cleaning (e.g.: spray cans, antistatic or thinners)
as they might damage the surface of Compact Discs;
– After use, put Compact Discs back in
their container, to avoid marks or scratches
that may cause skipping when playing;
– Do not expose Compact Discs to direct
sunlight, high temperatures or damp for prolonged lengths of time to prevent them from
bending;
– Do not stick labels or write on the recorded surface of Compact Discs.
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Do not use highly scratched, cracked, or
distorted discs, etc. The use of these discs
will involve malfunctioning or damage to the
player.
Always hold Compact Discs by the outer
circumference. Never touch the surface.
For optimal playing use original CDs only.
Regular operation is not guaranteed if using
R/RW CDs not properly mastered and/or
CDs with max. capacity higher than 650
MB.
To remove fingerprints and dust, use a soft
cloth starting from the centre of the Compact Disc outwards.
IMPORTANT Do not use the protective
sheets for CD in commerce or discs with stabilisers, etc. as they might get stuck in the
internal mechanism and damage the disc.
IMPORTANT Should copy-protected CDs
be used, then, few seconds may be required
for playing them. Moreover, due to the proliferation of always new and different protection methods, it is not guaranteed that
the CD player can play whatever protected
disc. Copy protection is often indicated on
the CD cover in small letters or hard to read
characters. Usually it is indicated by writings
like: “COPY CONTROL”, “COPY PROTECTED”, “THIS CD CANNOT BE PLAYED ON A
PC/MAC”, or it is identified by symbols like:
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To remove a Compact Disc from its container, press the centre and raise the disc
carefully, holding it by the outer circumference.
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Protected discs (and their cover) very often are not marked with the audio CD identification symbol:
IMPORTANT The CD player can read
most of the compression systems currently
on sale (e.g.: LAME, BLADE, XING, FRAUNHOFER) however, due to the evolution of
these systems, reading of all compression
formats is not guaranteed.
IMPORTANT When loading a multi-session CD, only the first session will be played.
TECHNICAL DATA
Radio
Maximum power: 4 x 30W.
Aerial
The aerial is located on the car roof. You
are recommended to slacken and remove
the aerial from the roof to avoid damaging
it when washing the car in automatic system.
Speakers
The sound system is formed of a system
comprising:
– 4 tweeters: 2 front and 2 rear (for versions/markets where applicable) with 30W
power
– 4 speakers with a diameter of 165 mm
(2 front and 2 rear) with 40W power.
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The radio has a 10A fuse located in the
rear part of the set. To replace the fuse, the
radio needs to be pulled out: therefore contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
HI-FI BOSE SYSTEM
(for versions/markets where
applicable)
The HI-FI BOSE system installed on your
car has been accurately designed to offer
outstanding sound quality and reproduce the
musical realism of a live concert, for all the
seats in the passenger compartment.
The system’s features include outstanding
faithful reproduction of crystalline treble
tones and full, rich basses which among other things, make the Loudness function superfluous. In addition, the complete range
of the sounds is reproduced in the whole passenger compartment enveloping the occupants with the natural spatial sensation that
is felt when listening to live music.
Technical information
System comprises:
– 4 high efficiency woofers with diameter
165 mm, two at the front and two at the
back, each having a coaxial tweeter inside;
– 1 bass box with a volume of 12 dm3
housed on the left-hand side of the boot;
– 1 high power HI-FI amplifier (150W)
with 6 channels, analogue equalising in amplitude signal phase and with 130 mm diameter sub-woofer.
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Protection fuse
The components adopted are patented and
are the result of the most sophisticated technology, but at the same time they are easy
and intuitive to use, so that even less expert
people can use the system.
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CONTROLS ON FRONT PANEL
fig. 152
Audio section
– Loudness function (excluding versions
with Bose HI-FI system)
– Standard equalization (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system)
– Personal equalization (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system)
– Automatic volume changing according
to car speed
– MUTE function
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Radio section
– Traffic information reception (TA)
– Automatic storage of 6 stations in the
dedicated FM band - FMT (AS – Autostore)
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CD / CD MP3 section
– Play / Pause
– Previous / next track selection
– FF / FR
– Previous / next directory selection
Button
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
Mode
ON
On
Short push on button
Off
Long push on button
VOL+
Volume up
Press button
VOL
Volume down
Press button
GENERAL FUNCTIONS
Mode
FM
Radio band selection FM1, FM2, FM Autostore
Brief cyclic button pressing
AM
Radio band selection MW, LW
Brief cyclic button pressing
CD
Audio source selection (radio/CD/CD-Changer)
Brief cyclic button pressing
MUTE
Volume on/off (MUTE / PAUSE)
Brief button pressing
AUD
Audio settings: bass (BASS), treble (TREBLE),
right/left sound adjustment (BALANCE),
front/rear sound adjustment (FADER)
Menu activation: brief button pressing
Adjustment selection: press button ▲ or ▼
Value adjustment: press button ÷ or ˜
MENU
Advanced functions adjustment
Menu activation: brief button pressing
Adjustment selection: press button ▲ or ▼
Value adjustment: press button ÷ or ˜
Button
RADIO FUNCTIONS
Mode
Radio station tuning:
• Automatic tuning
• Manual tuning
Automatic tuning: press button ÷ or ˜
(long pressing for fast forward)
Manual tuning: press button ▲ or ▼
(long pressing for fast forward)
Current radio station storage
Long button pressing
respectively for preset/memories from 1 to 6
Stored station recall
Brief button pressing
respectively for preset/memories from 1 to 6
Button
CD FUNCTIONS
Mode
˚
CD ejection
Brief button pressing
÷ ˜
Previous/next track playback
Brief pressing on buttons ÷ or ˜
CD track fast forward/backward
Long pressing on buttons ÷ or ˜
▲
▼
Previous/next CD playback (for CD Changer)
Brief pressing on buttons ▲ or ▼
Previous/next directory playback (for MP3 CD)
Brief pressing on buttons ▲ or ▼
AS
▲
÷ ˜
▼
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Button
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STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
(where provided)
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Button
FUNCTION
Mode
z
Audio Mute on/off
(with sound system on)
Brief button pressing
+
Volume up
Press button
–
Volume down
Press button
SRC
Radio frequency
(FM1, FM2, FMT, MW, LW) and audio source
(Radio - CD - MP3 - CD Changer) selection button
Press button
ô
Radio: recall preset stations (1 to 6)
MP3: select next directory
CD Changer: select next CD in the CD Changer
Press button
ó
Radio: recall preset stations (6 to 1)
MP3: select previous directory
CD Changer: select previous CD in the CD Changer
Press button
The set possesses the following functions:
Radio section
– PLL tuning with FM/AM/MW/LW frequency bands;
– RDS (Radio Data System) with TA (traffic announcements) - TP (Program Type) EON (Enhanced Other Network) - REG (Regional programmes);
– AF: alternative frequency search selection in RDS mode;
– emergency alarm presetting;
– automatic/manual station tuning;
– FM Multipath detector;
– manual storage of 36 stations: 18 in
the FM band (6 in FM1, 6 in FM2, 6 in
FMT), 6 in the MW band and 6 in the LW
band;
Compact Disc section
CD MP3 section
– Direct disc selection;
– Directory selection (previous/next);
– Track selection (forward/backward);
– Track selection (forward/backward);
– Fast forward/backward;
– Fast forward/backward;
– CD Display function: displaying CD
name/time elapsed from start of track;
– Playing audio CDs and R/RW CDs.
– MP3 DISP function: directory name, ID3tag info, time elapsed from start of track,
file name);
– Playing audio CDs and R/RW CDs.
On multimedia CDs in addition to sound tracks also
data tracks are recorded.
Playing one of these CDs may
cause rustling and such a volume
as to compromise road safety, as
well as causing damage to the final stages and speakers.
Audio section
– Mute/Pause function;
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GENERAL
– Soft Mute function;
– Loudness function (excluding versions
with Bose HI-FI system);
– 7 band graphic equalizer (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system);
– Separate bass/treble adjustment;
– Right/left channel balancing.
– automatic storage (Autostore function)
of 6 stations in FM band;
– SVC function (excluding versions with
Bose HI-FI system): automatic volume adjustment with car speed;
– automatic Stereo/Mono switching.
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FUNCTIONS AND
ADJUSTMENTS
Selecting CD/CD Changer
functions
Turning the sound system on The set is
switched on pressing button ON.
Pressing briefly and repeatedly button CD
it is possible to select the following audio
sources in sequence:
When turning the sound system on, the
volume level will be brought to 20 if it was
set to over.
If the radio is turned on when the key is
not fitted into the ignition device, it will turn
off automatically after about 20 minutes.
After automatic switching off, it is however
possible to turn the radio on again for other 20 minutes by pressing button ON (see
paragraph “IGN TIME function”).
Turning the sound system off
Keep button ON pressed.
Selecting radio functions
Pressing briefly and repeatedly button
FMAS it is possible to select the following
functions in sequence:
– TUNER (“FM1”, “FM2”, “FMT”);
Pressing briefly and repeatedly button AM
it is possible to select the following functions
in sequence:
– TUNER (“MW”, “LW”).
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– CD (only if the Compact Disc is inserted);
– CHANGER (only if the CD Changer is connected).
Audio source memory function
If while listening to a CD another function
is selected (e.g.: the radio), playing is
stopped and when the CD mode is resumed,
it starts again from the point in which it was
stopped.
If while listening to the radio another function is selected, when the Radio mode is
resumed, it is tuned to the last station selected.
Volume adjustment
Adjust volume through VOL + and VOL buttons.
If the volume level is changed during the
broadcast of a traffic bulletin, the new setting is maintained only until the end of the
bulletin.
SVC function
(excluding versions with
Bose HI-FI system)
The SVC function makes it possible to automatically adapt the volume level to the
speed of the car, increasing it as the speed
increases to maintain the ratio with the noise
level inside the passenger compartment.
See section MENU for activating/deactivating this function.
To switch on the Mute function, briefly
press the button MUTE. Volume will gradually lower and the display will show the word
“MUTE” (when in radio mode) or “PAUSE”
(when in CD or CD-Changer mode).
To switch off the Mute function, press the
button MUTE again. Volume will gradually
become louder returning to the value set before switching on the Mute function.
Changing volume will deactivate the Mute
function and the volume will be set to the
new level selected.
With the Mute function on:
– if an emergency alarm or a traffic bulletin arrives with the TA function on, the message ignores the Mute function. The Mute
function will be resumed at the end of the
traffic announcement.
Audio adjustments
The options proposed by the audio menu
differ according to the audio source selected: AM/FM/CD/CDC.
To change Audio functions, press briefly
button AUD. The display will show “BASS”.
To scroll the Menu options, use buttons ▲
or ▼. To change the setting of the option
selected, press buttons ÷ or ˜.
The display will show the current status
of the function selected.
The functions controlled by the menu are
the following:
– BASS (bass adjustment);
– TREBLE (treble adjustment);
– BALANCE (right/left balance);
– FADER (excluding versions with Bose HIFI system) (front/rear balance);
– LD (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI
system) (Loudness on/off);
– PRESET (excluding versions with Bose
HI-FI system) (standard equalization activation and selection);
Tone adjustment
(bass/treble)
Proceed as follows:
– Use button ▲ or ▼ to select “BASS” or
“TREBLE” in the AUDIO menu;
– press button ÷ or ˜ to increase/decrease the basses or trebles.
Pressing the buttons briefly the change is
gradual by steps. Pressing longer, changing is faster.
Balance adjustment
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Mute /pause function
(turning off the volume
completely)
Proceed as follows:
– Use button ▲ or ▼ to select “BALANCE” in the AUDIO menu;
– press button ÷ to increase the sound
from the right speakers or button ˜ to
increase the sound from the left speakers.
Pressing the buttons briefly the change is
gradual by steps. Pressing longer, changing is faster.
Select “÷ 0 ˜” to set the same value for both right and left speakers.
– XX USER (personal equalization setting).
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Fader adjustment
Proceed as follows:
– Use button ▲ or ▼ to select “FADER”
in the AUDIO menu;
– press button ÷ to increase the sound
from the rear speakers or button ˜ to increase the sound from the front speakers.
Pressing the buttons briefly the change is
gradual by steps. Pressing longer, changing is faster.
Select “÷ 0 ˜” to set the same value for both front and rear speakers.
LD function
The Loudness function improves the sound
volume when listening at low level, increasing the basses and trebles.
To switch the function on/off, use button
▲ or ▼ to select “LD” in the AUDIO menu.
The function condition (on or off) is shown
on the display for few seconds by “LD ON”
or “LD OFF”.
PRESET/XX EQ SET*/CLASSIC/
ROCK/JAZZ functions
(equalizer on/off)
The integrated equalizer can be turned on
or off. With the equalizer off, it is possible
to change the sound settings only adjusting the bass (“BASS”) and treble tones
(“TREBLE”), while activating the function
makes it possible to adjust the sound curves.
To turn the equalizer off, select “PRESET”
by means of button ÷ or ˜.
To turn the equalizer on, use button ÷
or ˜ to select one of the following options:
– “USER” (adjustment of the 7 equalizer bands that can be changed by the user);
– “CLASSIC” (predefined equalizer adjustment for best playing of classic music);
– “ROCK” (predefined equalizer adjustment for best playing of rock and pop music);
– “JAZZ” (predefined equalizer adjustment for best playing of jazz music).
When one of the equalizer settings is on,
the display shows “EQ”.
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*XX EQ SET function (only if the
USER equalizer setting has been
selected) (excluding versions
with Bose HI-FI system)
To set a personal equalizer adjustment, use
button ▲ or ▼ to select USER and then
press button ▼ for long.
The display will show for about 2 seconds
“XX EQ SET” and then a graph with 7 bars,
where each bar represents a frequency.
Choose the bar to be adjusted using button
÷ or ˜; the bar chosen starts to flash
and it is possible to adjust it using button ▲
or ▼.
To store the new settings, press button
AUD again or wait for about 10 seconds.
The display will show the word “MEN” together with the graph with 7 bars.
Antitheft protection
Refer to “CD Player” paragraph.
Introduction
When the set is turned on the last function
selected before turning off is played (Radio,
CD or CD Changer).
To select the Tuner source while listening
to another audio source, press briefly buttons FMAS or AM, according to the required
frequency band.
When Tuner is on, the display will show
the selected station name (RDS stations only) (or frequency), the frequency band (e.g.:
FM1) and the preselection button number
(e.g.: P1).
Each band is shown by the respective
wording on the display.
The last station selected in the respective
frequency band will be tuned.
The FM band is divided into sections: FM1,
FM2 and FMT. The FMT reception band is
reserved to the stations stored automatically
with the Autostore function.
Presetting buttons
The buttons with symbols from 1 to 6
make it possible to set the following presettings:
– 18 in the FM band (6 in FM1, 6 in
FM2, 6 in FMT);
Selecting the frequency band
– 6 in the MW band;
If in the Tuner mode, briefly and repeatedly press button FMAS or AM to select the
required frequency band.
– 6 in the LW band;
Every time the button is pressed the following bands are selected in sequence:
– Pressing button FMAS: “FM1”, “FM2”,
“FMT”;
Storing the last station heard
The radio automatically keeps in storage
the last station heard for each reception
band, which is then tuned when the radio is
turned on or the reception band is changed.
Automatic tuning
Briefly press button ÷ or ˜ to start
automatically searching the tuning for the
next station that it is possible to receive in
the direction chosen.
If button ÷ or ˜ is pressed for
longer, quick searching takes place. When
the button is released, the tuner stops on
the next receivable station.
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RADIO (TUNER)
If the TA function is on (traffic information),
the tuner only searches stations which broadcast traffic bulletins.
To call a preset station, choose the required
frequency band and then press briefly the
corresponding preset button (from 1 to 6).
Pressing the respective preset button for
longer than 2 seconds will store the tuned
station. Storing is confirmed by a beep.
– Pressing button AM: “MW” and “LW”.
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Manual tuning
This allows manual station searching in the
chosen band.
Select the required frequency band and
then press briefly and repeatedly button ▲
or ▼ to start searching in the chosen band.
Pressing one of the buttons ▲ or ▼ longer
obtains fast forward searching, which is
stopped when the button is released.
A-STORE function
(automatic station storage)
To switch on the A-STORE function, keep
button FMAS pressed until receiving the confirmation beep. With this function the radio automatically stores the six stations with
the strongest signal in decreasing order of
intensity of the FMT frequency band.
On buttons numbered from 1 to 6, the stations are automatically stored that give a
strong signal in that moment in the present
band.
IMPORTANT Activating the A-STORE
function cancels the stations stored previously in the FMT band.
Activating the A-STORE function in MW or
LW bands will automatically select the FMT
band where the function is then run.
If the TA function is on (traffic information),
only the stations that send traffic information will be stored.
IMPORTANT Sometimes the A-STORE
function is unable to find 6 stations with a
strong signal. In this case the previous stations will be stored on the free preset buttons.
During automatic storage the display
shows “A-STORE”.
To interrupt A-STORE press button FMAS
again: the radio will automatically tune to
the station heard before activation of the AutoSTore function.
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At the end of the A-STORE function the radio automatically tunes on the first preset
station in the FMT band stored on preset button 1.
In the RDS mode the radio is set to receive
emergency announcements in the case of
exceptional circumstances or events that
may cause general danger (earthquakes,
floods, etc.), if they are broadcast by the
station tuned.
EON function
(Enhanced Other Network)
Certain countries have circuits which group
together several stations enabled to broadcast traffic information. In this case the programme of the station being heard will be
interrupted temporarily:
This function is activated automatically and
cannot be deactivated.
– to receive traffic information (only with
TA function on);
During emergency announcement the display will show the message “ALARM”. During this announcement the volume will
change as described for traffic announcements (see “TA Function”).
– to listen to regional programmes every
time these bulletins are given by one of the
stations of the same circuits.
Stereophonic stations
If the signal received is weak, the device
switches automatically from Stereo to Mono.
MENU
MENU button functions
To activate the menu function, briefly press
button MENU. The display shows the word
“MENU”.
To scroll the menu functions use button ▲
or ▼. To change the setting of the selected function use button ÷ or ˜.
The display will show the current status
of the function selected.
The functions controlled by the menu are
the following:
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Emergency alarm reception
– AF (alternative frequency search);
– TA (traffic information);
– REG (regional programmes);
– MP3 DISP (MP3 CD data display);
– SVC (automatic volume control in relation to speed);
– EXT VOL (external audio sources control);
– IGN TIME (System power off mode radio);
– DEFAULT (reset original settings).
To exit the menu function, press button
MENU again.
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AF function
(alternative frequency search)
TA function
(traffic information)
Within the RDS system the radio can work
in two different modes:
Certain stations in the FM band (FM1,
FM2 and FMT) are enabled to also broadcast information about traffic conditions. In
this case the display shows “TP”.
– “AF ON”: alternative frequency search
on (the display shows “AF”);
– “AF OFF”: alternative frequency search
off.
With “AF ON”, the radio is automatically
tuned to the station with the strongest signal that is broadcasting the same programme. During the journey it will thus be
possible to continue listening to the station
chosen without having to change the frequency when changing area.
Of course, the station being listened to
must be receivable in the area the car is
crossing.
To turn the AF function on/off, press button MENU, and then select “AF ON” or “AF
OFF”. If the AF function has been turned on
the display shows “AF”.
If the radio is working in the AM band,
when the AF function is activated, it passes to the FM1 band on the last station selected.
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To turn the TA (traffic announcement) function on/off, briefly press button MENU and
then select “TA ON” or “TA OFF”.
IMPORTANT If the TA function (traffic
information) is on, with CD, CD Changer (if
installed), Telephone or Mute/Pause active:
automatic station tuning will start.
With the TA function it is possible:
– to search only RDS stations that transmit in the FM band, enabled to broadcast
traffic information;
– to receive traffic information although
CD player or CD Changer are being used;
– to receive traffic information at a predefined minimum volume even with the radio volume off.
IMPORTANT In certain countries radio
stations exist which, even if the TP function
is on (the display shows “TP”), do not transmit traffic information.
If the radio is working in the AM band,
when TA is activated, it passes to the FM1
band on the last station heard.
The volume with which the traffic bulletin
is transmitted varies depending on the listening volume:
– listening volume below 20: traffic bulletin volume = 20 (fixed value);
– listening volume above 20: traffic bulletin volume = listening volume +1.
If the volume is changed during a traffic
bulletin the value is not shown on the display and the new value is kept only for the
bulletin in progress.
The TA function is interrupted by pressing
any sound system button.
Certain national broadcasters, at determinate times of the day, transmit regional programmes which differ from region to region.
This function makes it possible to tune in only on local stations (regional) (see paragraph “EON function”).
Activate this function if you want to tune
automatically to regional stations broadcasting in the selected band.
To turn the function on/off use button
÷ or ˜.
The display will show the current status
of the function:
– “REG ON”: function on.
– “REG OFF”: function off.
If the function is off and a regional programme is tuned that works in a determinate area and the car enters a different area,
the regional station of the new area is received.
IMPORTANT If AF and REG are both active, when passing from one region to another the radio could not tune properly to
a valid alternative frequency.
MP3 DISP function
(MP3 CD data display)
With this function it is possible to choose
the information shown on the display, when
listening to a MP3 CD.
This function can be selected only if a MP3
CD is loaded: in this event the display shows
“MP3 DISP”.
To change the function use buttons ÷
or ˜.
The display shows the setting among the
six possible:
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REG function
(regional broadcast reception)
– TITLE (track title, if ID3-tag available)
– AUTHOR (track author, if ID3-tag available)
– ALBUM (album title, if ID3-tag available)
– DIR (directory name);
– FILENAME (MP3 file name);
– TIME (time elapsed from start of track).
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SVC function
(volume changing with speed)
(excluding versions with
Bose HI-FI system)
This function makes it possible to automatically adapt the volume level to the
speed of the car, increasing it as the speed
increases to maintain the ratio with the noise
level inside the passenger compartment.
To turn the function on/off use button
÷ or ˜. The display will show the current status of the function:
– SVC OFF: function off
– SVC LOW: function on
(low sensitivity)
– SVC HIGH: function on
(high sensitivity).
EXT function
(external audio source control)
With this function it is possible to adjust
(setting from 0 to 40) or exclude (OFF) external audio sources.
To turn this function on/off, use button
÷ or ˜.
The display will show the current status
of the function:
– “EXT VOL”: function on.
– “EXT OFF”: function off.
– “EXT 23”: function on with volume level 23.
IGN TIME function
(system power on/off mode radio)
This function enables to switch off the
sound system according to two different
modes. To turn the function on use button
÷ or ˜.
The display will show “IGN TIME” and then:
– “00 MIN”: deactivation dependent on
ignition key. Sound system will switch off
automatically when turning the ignition key
to STOP;
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– “20 MIN”: deactivation independent of
ignition key. After having turned the ignition
key to STOP the sound system will stay on
for 20 minutes max.
IMPORTANT When the sound system
is switched off automatically after turning
the ignition key to STOP (for both immediate or 20-minute delayed power off), it will
switch on automatically turning the ignition
key to MAR. If the sound system has been
switched off pressing button ON, when turning the key to MAR it will stay off.
RESTORE function
This function enables to restore default settings. Options available are the following:
– NO: no restore;
– YES: restore default settings. During this
operation the display will show the message
“RESTORE”. At the end of this operation,
the audio source will not be changed and
the previous situation is displayed.
Selecting the compact disc player
Inserting/ejecting a CD
Introduction
To turn on the Compact Disc player integrated in the set, proceed as follows:
To insert the CD set it gently in place to activate the powered loading system, which
will position it correctly.
This section only describes CD player operation variants: as concerns sound system
operation, refer “Functions and adjustments” paragraph.
– insert a CD with the set on: the first track
will be played;
or
– if a CD is already inserted, turn the set
on and press briefly button CD to select
“CD”: the last heard track will be played.
For optimal playing use only original CDs.
When using R/RW CDs, use top quality CDs
mastered at the as low as possible speed.
Press button ˚, with the device on, to operate the powered CD eject system. After
ejection, the source heard before playing the
CD will return.
If CD is not ejected, the device will reload
it automatically after about 20 seconds and
then will set to Tuner (Radio).
CD cannot be ejected if the device is off.
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Inserting the ejected CD without fully removing it from the slot, the tuner will not
change the source to CD.
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Possible error messages
If the CD inserted is illegible (e.g.: CD-ROM
inserted, CD not inserted properly or reading error), the display will show the message “CD ERROR” for about 2 seconds.
The CD is then ejected and the previous
source before CD was selected returns.
Display information
When the CD player is working, the display shows the following information which
means:
“T05”: shows the number of the track on
the CD;
“03:42”: shows the time elapsed since
the start of the track (if the corresponding
Menu function is on);
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Select track
(forward/backward)
Briefly press button ÷ to play the previous track and button ˜ to play the next
one. Tracks are played in sequence: after the
last track, the first one will be played and
vice versa.
If playing the track started more than 3
seconds ago, pressing briefly button ÷
the track is played again from the start. In
this case if wanting to play the previous
track, press the button twice consecutively.
Fast forward/backward
Keep button ˜ pressed to move the
track selected forward at high speed and
keep button ÷ pressed to move it quickly backward. Fast forward/backward is
stopped once the button is released.
Pause function
To pause the CD player, press button
MUTE. The display will show “PAUSE”.
To resume playing the track, press button
MUTE again.
The pause function is deactivated changing the sound source.
Entering the secret code
The radio is fitted with an antitheft protection system based on the exchange of information between the radio and the electronic control unit (Body Computer) installed
on the car.
When turning the sound system on (in the
event of code request), the display will show
the word “CDC CODE” for about 2 seconds,
followed by four dashes “- - - -”.
This system warrants the highest level of
security and prevents entry of the secret
code every time the radio supply is disconnected.
If the result of the check is positive, the set
starts working, whereas if the comparison
codes are not the same or if the electronic
control unit (Body Computer) is replaced,
the device informs the user of the need to
enter the secret code according to the procedure described in the following paragraph.
The secret code comprises four figures from
1 to 6, each corresponding to one of the
dashes.
To enter the first digit of the code, press
the corresponding key of the preset stations
(from 1 to 6). Enter the other code digits in
the same way.
If the four figures are not entered within
20 seconds, the display shows the word
“CDC CODE” for 2 seconds and then fours
dashes “- - - -”. This is not to be considered
as an incorrect code entry.
Every time the user enters a wrong code,
the waiting time increases gradually (1 min,
2 min, 4 min, 8 min, 16 min, 30 min,1h,
2h, 4h, 8h, 16h, 24h) until reaching a maximum of 24 hours. The waiting time will
be shown on the display with the word “CDC
WAIT”. When this goes off it is possible to
start the new code entry procedure.
Code Card
This the document that certifies possession
of the radio. The Code Card contains the radio model, serial number and secret code.
IMPORTANT Keep the Code Card carefully to be able to give the related data to
the competent authorities in the event of
theft.
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Antitheft protection
After entering the fourth digit (within 20
seconds), the radio starts working.
If a wrong code is entered, the radio
sounds a beep, the display shows the word
“CDC CODE” for 2 seconds and then fours
dashes “- - - -” to warn the user that it is necessary to enter the correct code.
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MP3 CD PLAYER
(where provided)
– adopted CD-ROM shall be mastered according to ISO9660 Standard;
Introduction
This section only describes MP3 CD player operation variants: as concerns sound system operation, refer to “Functions and Adjustments” paragraph.
NOTE MPEG Layer-3 audio decoding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and
Thomson multimedia.
MP3 mode
In addition to standard audio CDs, the sound
system can also play audio files in MP3 format. Sound system will operate as described
in “Compact Disc player” paragraph when inserting a conventional audio CD.
For optimal playing use only top quality
CDs mastered at a speed as low as possible.
MP3 CD files are structured by directories,
with sequential lists of all directories containing MP3 tracks (directories and sub-directories are all brought to the same level), directories not containing MP3 tracks
cannot be selected.
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Technical data and operating conditions for
MP3 files are as follows:
– music files shall be renamed as “.mp3”
otherwise they cannot be played;
– sampling frequencies are: 44.1 kHz,
stereo (96 to 320 kbit/s) - 22.05 kHz,
mono or stereo (32 to 80 kbit/s);
– it is possible to play variable bit-rate
tracks (files).
IMPORTANT Characters: blank, ‘ (apostrophe), ( and ) (open and closed brackets)
are not admitted in MP3 track names. When
sampling MP3 CD you must not use these
characters to name files otherwise the sound
system will not be able to play it.
DISPLAY INFORMATION
ID3-tag info display
(track informations)
In addition to time elapsed, directory name
and file name, also ID3-tag info relevant to
track Title, Artist, Author (see section “MP3
disp function”) are displayed.
The MP3 directory name shown on the display corresponds to the name with which
the directory is stored on the CD, followed
by an asterisk.
Example of full MP3 directory name: BEST
OF *.
If you want to display one ID3-tag info (Title, Artist, Album) and the track being played
has no ID3-tag info then, the file name will
be displayed.
Press button ▲ to select the next directory or press button ▼ to select the previous
one. The name of the new selected directory will be shown on the display.
Directories are selected in cyclic sequence:
after the last directory the first one is selected and vice versa.
If no other directory/track is selected in
the following 2 seconds, the first track in the
new directory will be played.
If the last track in the currently selected directory is played, the next will then be
played.
Protection against theft
Refer to “Compact Disc player” paragraph.
CD CHANGER (CDC)
Installation and connection of a Lineaccessori CD
Changer shall only be performed by Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
Introduction
This section only describes CD Changer
(where provided) operation variants: as concerns sound system operation, refer to
“Functions and adjustments” paragraph.
Selecting the cd changer
Turn on the set, then press briefly and repeatedly button CD until selecting “CHANGER”.
Possible error messages
Error messages will be displayed in the following cases:
– no CD in the CD Changer: the display
will show “CD ERROR” until changing the
sound source;
– selected CD is illegible (CD not in the selected position or CD not inserted properly):
the display shows “CD ERROR” after the
number of the selected CD. The next CD will
be selected; if there are no other CDs or if
they are also illegible the display will show
the wording “NO CD” until the sound source
is changed;
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
Select next/previous directory
– error in CD reading: the display shows
“CD ERROR”. The next CD will be selected;
if there are no other CDs in the CD Changer (after the last CD search will restart from
the first one) or they are also illegible, if the
sound source is not changed, the display will
show the following:
❒ “CHANGER” for about 2.5 seconds;
❒ “CD ERROR” for about 5 seconds;
❒ plays next source for other 5 seconds;
– a CD-ROM is inserted: next CD will be
selected.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
Selecting the CD
Press button ▲ to select the next CD and
button ▼ to select the previous CD.
If the loader does not contain a disc in the
position selected, the display briefly shows
the wording “CD ERROR”, and the next CD
is played automatically.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Compact disc player
Overview
CD not played
Loaded CD is dirty. Clean the CD.
Loaded CD is scratched. Try to play another
CD.
Low volume
The Fader function shall only be set to “F”
(front), to prevent sound system output
power reduction and volume muting if the
Fader level set is = R+9.
Required source cannot be
selected
No CD loaded. Load the CD or the MP3 CD
you want to play.
Required CD cannot be loaded
Another CD is already loaded. Press button
˚ and remove the CD.
MP3 file reading
Skipping when reading MP3 files
Loaded CD is scratched or dirty. Clean the
CD as described in “CD” voice in “Advise”
paragraph.
MP3 track length not displayed
correctly
In certain cases (due to recording) MP3
track length can be displayed incorrectly.
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DIESEL ENGINES
PETROL ENGINES
If the outside temperature is very low, the
diesel thickens due to the formation of paraffins and could clog the diesel fuel filter.
Use only unleaded petrol.
To prevent accidentally filling with leaded
petrol, the diameter of the fuel tank filler
is of such a size as not to accept the nozzle of this type of petrol.
The unleaded petrol octane number
(R.O.N.) used shall not be less than 95.
IMPORTANT An inefficient catalyst
leads to harmful emission at the exhaust,
thus environment pollution.
IMPORTANT Under no circumstances
should conventional leaded petrol be used,
as this would irreparably damage the catalyst.
In order to avoid these problems, different
types of diesel are distributed according to
the season: summer type, winter type arctic type (mountains/cold areas).
If refuelling with diesel fuel not suitable for
the current temperature, mix diesel fuel with
TUTELA DIESEL ART additive in the proportions stated on the can, putting first the
antifreeze in the tank and then the diesel
fuel.
TUTELA DIESEL ART shall be added to
diesel fuel before the due to cold take place.
Adding it later will be worthless. If driving or
parking the vehicle for a long period in cold
areas/mountains, refuel with the diesel fuel available at local filling stations. In this
situation you are also recommended to have
in the tank an amount of fuel 50% higher
than usable capacity.
Cars with diesel engines
must only be filled with
diesel fuel for motor vehicles, in compliance with European
Specification EN590. The use of
other products or mixtures may irreparably damage the engine with
invalidation of the warranty due to
the damage caused. In the event of
accidentally filling with another
type of fuel, do not start the engine and empty the tank. If the engine has been run even for only a
very short time, in addition to the
tank, it is also necessary to drain
out the whole fuel circuit.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
REFUELLING
REFUELLING
To guarantee full tank filling, carry out two
refuelling operations after the first click of
the fuel delivery gun. Avoid further topping
up operations that could cause damages to
the fuel system.
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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
FUEL CAP
The fuel cap (C-fig. 154) is electrically
controlled. To open it, press button (D-fig.
155); the flap can be opened only when
the engine is off.
The fuel cap (A-fig. 154), accessible after opening the lid (C), is fitted with a catch
to prevent losing it (B) which fastens it to
the lid.
When refuelling, hook the cap to the device on the inner flap, as illustrated.
IMPORTANT The sealing of the tank
may cause light pressurising in the tank. A
little breathing off, while slackening the cap,
is absolutely normal.
If required, replace the fuel cap only with a genuine
new one to prevent impairing the petrol vapour system.
After refuelling, turn the cap clockwise and
close the flap.
IMPORTANT For your safety, make sure
that the fuelling pump nozzle is inserted correctly into the housing, before starting the
engine.
Should it be not possible to open the fuel
flap electrically, use the special cable in the
boot (A-fig. 156) to open it manually.
Do not put naked flames
or lighted cigarettes near
the fuel filler hole as there
is a danger of fire. Do not bend too
close to the hole either so as not to
breathe in harmful vapours.
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fig. 154
A0A1108b
fig. 155
A0A0652b
fig. 156
The devices used to reduce petrol engine
emissions are:
The devices used to reduce diesel fuel engine emissions are:
– oxidising catalyst;
– exhaust gas recirculation system (E. G. R.);
– diesel particulate filter (DPF).
– trivalent catalytic converter (catalytic silencer);
– Lambda sensors;
– anti-evaporation system.
If one or more spark plugs are disconnected, do not run the engine, even for a
test.
During normal service the
catalyst and the diesel particulate filter (DPF) reach
high temperatures. Do not therefore park the car over inflammable
materials (grass, dry leaves, pine
needles, etc.): fire hazard.
DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter)
(for versions/ markets where
applicable)
The Diesel Particulate Filter is a mechanical filter, integral with the exhaust system,
that physically traps particulates present in
the exhaust gases of Diesel engines.
The diesel particular filter has been adopted to eliminate almost totally particulates in
compliance with current / future law regulations.
During normal use of the car, the engine
control unit records a set of data (e.g.: travel time, type of route, temperatures, etc.)
and it will then calculate how much particulates has been trapped by the filter.
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CAR
ENVIRONMENTAL
PROTECTION
Since this filter physically traps particulates,
it shall be cleaned (reclaimed) at regular intervals by burning carbon particles.
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Reclaiming procedure is controlled automatically by the engine control unit according to the filter conditions and the conditions
of use of the car. During reclaiming the following phenomena could take place: idling
slight increase, fan activation, slight smoke
increase, high exhaust temperatures.
These situations shall not be considered as
faults and they do not affect car performance and environment.
Diesel Particulate Filter clogged
When the diesel particulate filter is
clogged, the display shows symbol h
+ message. In this event keep the engine
running until symbol h and message
turn off.
STARTING
THE ENGINE
IMPORTANT The car is fitted with an
electronic engine lock device. If the engine
fails to start, see the “Alfa Romeo CODE system”.
We recommend that during the initial period you do
not drive to full car performance (for example excessive acceleration, long journeys at top
speed, hard braking etc.).
The ignition switch is fitted with a safety
device which obliges the driver to return the
key to the STOP position before repeating the starting operation if the engine does
not start immediately.
Similarly, when the engine is running, the
device prevents the key being moved from
the MAR to the AVV position.
When the engine is
switched off never leave
the ignition key in the MAR
position to prevent pointless current absorption from draining the
battery.
STARTING PROCEDURE
FOR PETROL VERSIONS
IMPORTANT It is important never to
press the accelerator before the engine has
started.
1) Make sure the handbrake is engaged.
2) Move the gear lever to neutral.
CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
3) Fully depress the clutch pedal, so that
the starter motor is not forced to crank the
gears.
4) Ensure that the electric systems and devices, especially if they absorb high quantities of energy (e.g. heated rearscreen), are
switched off.
5) Turn the ignition key to the AVV position and release it as soon as the engine
starts.
Running the engine in confined areas is extremely
dangerous. The engine consumes oxygen and produces carbon
monoxide which is a highly toxic
and lethal gas.
6) If the engine does not start, return the
key to STOP, then repeat the procedure.
IMPORTANT If it is difficult to start the
engine do not insist with extended attempts
which may damage the catalyst, but contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
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CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
STARTING PROCEDURE
FOR JTD VERSIONS
1) Make sure the handbrake is engaged.
2) Set the gearshift lever to neutral.
3) Turn the ignition key to MAR. The reconfigurable multifunction display will show
the m warning light.
4) Wait for the m to turn off, which
takes place sooner, the warmer the engine.
With the engine very warm the light might
stay on for such a short time as to pass unnoticed.
5) Fully depress the clutch pedal.
6) Turn the ignition key to AVV as soon
as the m warning light has gone out.
Waiting too long, makes the warming work
of the glow plugs useless.
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IMPORTANT The electric devices that
absorb a high amount of energy (climate
control, rearscreen heating, etc.) are cut off
automatically during starting.
If the engine does not start at the first attempt, move the ignition key to STOP before repeating starting.
If starting is difficult (with the Alfa Romeo
CODE system working properly), do not insist with prolonged attempts.
Only use an auxiliary battery if the cause
is due to low battery charge. Never use a
battery charger to start the engine.
WARMING THE ENGINE
– Drive off slowly, at medium revs without accelerating abruptly.
– Do not drive at full performance for the
initial kilometres of the journey. Wait until
the engine coolant temperature reaches 5060 °C.
– Release the accelerator pedal and wait
until the engine reaches idle speed.
– Turn the ignition key to the STOP position and switch off the engine.
IMPORTANT After a tiring journey it is
advisable to let the engine “get its breath
back” allowing it to idle a while to lower the
temperature in the engine compartment.
For cars with turbocharger in particular, but for all
cars in general, sharp accelerating should be avoided before
switching the engine off.
A “kick” on the accelerator
serves no purpose, consumes fuel
pointlessly and may cause serious
damage to the turbocharger impeller bearings.
EMERGENCY STARTING
If the Alfa Romeo CODE system does not
recognise the code transmitted by the ignition key (warning light Y on the instrument cluster glowing on steadily) emergency starting may be carried out using the
code of the CODE card.
For the correct procedure see the chapter
“In an emergency”.
Never push, tow or coast
start the car. This could
cause fuel to flow into the
catalyst damaging it irreversibly.
IMPORTANT If the engine turns off with
the car on the move, the next time it is started, the Alfa Romeo CODE warning light may
turn on(Y). In this case, check that switching off and starting the engine again with
the car stationary, the warning light stays
off. If not, contact Alfa Romeo Authorised
Services.
CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
ENGINE SWITCHING OFF
Remember that the engine brake and power
steering are not operational until the engine is started,
therefore, much greater effort than
usual is needed on the brake pedal and steering wheel.
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CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
PARKING
When the car is parked, proceed as follows:
– Switch off the engine.
– Engage the handbrake.
– Engage first gear if the car is faced uphill or reverse if the car is facing downhill.
– Turn the front wheels so that the car will
immediately come to a halt if the handbrake
slips.
To avoid useless consumption of power and
possible draining of the
battery, never leave the ignition
key in the MAR position when the
engine is not running.
Never leave children unattended in the car. Always remove the ignition
key when leaving the car and take
it with you.
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REDUCING
RUNNING COSTS
AND ENVIRONMENT
POLLUTION
By following a few simple guidelines, it
is possible to save car running costs and reduce harmful emissions.
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS
Car maintenance
To take care of the car maintenance have
the checks and adjustments carried out in
accordance with the “Scheduled Maintenance Programme”.
Tyres
Check the pressure of the tyres routinely
at an interval of no more than 4 weeks: if
the pressure is too low consumption levels
increase as resistance to rolling is higher.
Useless loads
Never travel with an overload in the boot.
The weight of the car (especially in urban
traffic), and its geometry heavily affect consumption levels and stability.
Electric services
Use electric devices only for the amount of
time needed. Rearscreen heating, additional headlights, windscreen wipers and heater
fan need a considerable amount of energy,
therefore increasing the requirement of current increases fuel consumption (up to
+25% in the urban cycle).
Climate control system
The climate control system is a further load
bearing heavily on the engine inducing higher consumption levels(up to +20% on average). Outside temperature permitting,
preferably use the air vents.
Aerodynamic items
The use of non-certified aerodynamic items
may adversely affect air drag and consumption levels.
Starting
Do not warm the engine with the car at a
standstill or at idle or high speed: under
these conditions the engine warms up much
more slowly, increasing electrical consumption and emissions. It is therefore advisable
to move off immediately, slowly, avoiding
high speeds. This way the engine will warm
faster.
Pointless manoeuvres
Top speed
Fuel consumption considerably increases
with speed. Maintain an even as possible
speed, avoiding superfluous braking and accelerating, which cost in terms of both fuel
and emissions.
Acceleration
Accelerating heavily taking the engine to
a high speed has a considerably adverse effect on consumption and emission levels;
it is wise to accelerate gradually and not exceed the maximum torque.
CONDITIONS OF USE
Cold starting
Short journeys and frequent cold starts do
not allow the engine to reach optimum operating temperature. This results in a significant increase in consumption levels (from
+15 to +30% on the urban cycle) and emission of harmful substances.
Traffic situations and road
conditions
Avoid accelerating when waiting at traffic
lights or before switching off the engine. This
and also double declutching is absolutely
pointless on modern cars and also increase
consumption and pollution.
Rather high consumption levels are tied to
situations with heavy traffic, for example
in queues with frequent use of the lower
gears or in cities with many traffic lights. Also winding mounting roads and rough road
surfaces adversely affect consumption.
Gearshifting
Stopping in the traffic
As soon as the conditions of the traffic and
road allow, use a higher gear.
During prolonged stops (e.g. level crossings) it is advisable to switch the engine off.
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DRIVING STYLE
Using a low gear to obtain brilliant performance increases consumption.
In the same way improper use of a high
gear increases consumption, emissions and
engine wear.
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TOWING TRAILERS
IMPORTANT NOTES
To make sure the maximum towable
weight is not exceeded (given in the log
book) account should be taken of the fully
laden trailer, including accessories and personal belongings.
For towing caravans or trailers the car must
be fitted with a certified tow hook and an
adequate electric system. Installation should
be carried out by specialised personnel who
release a special document for circulation on
the road.
Drive within the specific speed limit in
every country for car trailers. In any case the
maximum speed should never exceed 100
km/h.
Install any specific and/or additional
rearview mirrors as specified by law. Remember that when towing a trailer, steep
hills are harder to climb, the braking spaces
increase and overtaking takes longer depending on the overall weight.
The ABS system with
which the car may be fitted
does not control the trailer
braking system. Particular care is
therefore necessary on slippery
surfaces.
Engage a lower gear when driving downhill, rather than constantly using the brake.
The weight the trailer exerts on the car tow
hook reduces by the same amount the actual car loading capacity.
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Under no circumstances
should the car brake system be altered to control
the trailer brake. The trailer braking system must be fully independent of the car’s hydraulic system.
INSTALLING
THE TOW HOOK
The towing device should be fastened to
the body by specialised personnel according
to the following instructions and any additional and/or integrative information supplied by the Manufacturer of the device itself.
The towing device must meet current regulations with reference to Directive
94/20/CEE and subsequent amendments.
For any version the towing device used
must match the towable weight of the car
on which it is to be installed.
For the electric connection a unified connector should be used which is generally
placed on a special bracket normally fastened to the towing device itself.
Any electric brake should be supplied directly
by the battery through a cable with a crosssection of no less than 2.5 mm2. In addition
to the electrical branches, the car electric system can only be connected to the supply cable for an electric brake and to the cable for
an internal light, though not above 15W.
INSTALLATION LAYOUT
(fig. 1)
The tow hook structure must be fastened in the points shown by the symbol Ø using 4 M8 screws and 7 M10
screws.
After fitting, the fastening screw holes shall be
sealed to prevent exhaust
gas inlet.
The inner plate (2) should have a
minimum thickness of 6 mm.
IMPORTANT It is compulsory to fasten
a label (plainly visible) of suitable size and
material with the following wording:
The inner plate (3) should have a
minimum thickness of 4 mm.
MAX LOAD ON BALL 60 kg.
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For the electrical connection a 7 or 13 pole
12VDC connection must be used (CUNA/UNI and ISO/DIN standards) following
any reference instructions given by the car
Manufacturer and/or towing device Manufacturer.
The inner plate (4) should have a
minimum thickness of 5 mm.
The fastening points (1) should be fitted with 25 mm x 6 mm spacers.
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A0A0680b
Existing holes
Existing holes
SECTION A-A
2 M10 screws
3 M10 screws
4 M8 screws
2 M10 screws
Standard tow ball
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fig. 1
Fully laden vehicle
Existing holes
It is necessary therefore to limit their use
to the purposes for which they are certified.
SNOW CHAINS
These tyres are specially designed for driving on snow and ice, to be fitted in replacement of those fitted on the car.
IMPORTANT When winter tyres are
used with a maximum speed index below
the one that can be reached by the car (increased by 5%), place a notice in the passenger’s compartment, plainly in the driver’s
view, which states the maximum permissible speed of the winter tyres (as per EC Directive).
Use of snow chains should be in compliance with local regulations.
Use winter tyres of the same size as normal tyres provided on the car.
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services will be
pleased to advise you on the choice of the
tyre most suited to the use the Customer intends to make of it.
For the type of tyre to be used, inflation
pressures and specifications of winter tyres,
follow the instructions given in the “Technical Specifications” chapter.
The winter features of these tyres are reduced considerably when the tread depth
is below 4 mm. In this case, they should be
replaced.
Due to the winter features, under normal
conditions of use or long motorway journeys, the performance of these tyres is lower than that of normal tyres.
Fit the same type of tyre on all four wheels
(brand and profile) to ensure higher driving
safety when braking and good handling.
Remember that it is inappropriate to
change the direction of rotation of tyres.
For 1.8 T. SPARK, 2.0 JTS and 1.9
JTD versions, tyre 195/60 R15 can be
fitted with chains (use snow chains with reduced size with max protrusion beyond the
tyre profile of 12 mm). Tyres 205/60 R15
- 205/55 R16 - 205/55 ZR16 - 215/45
R17 - 215/45 ZR17 - 225/40 ZR18 cannot be fitted with snow chains.
CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
WINTER TYRES
For 3.2 V6 version, only use spider type
chains on tyres 215/45 R17” and
215/45 ZR 17”. Tyres 225/45 ZR17 225/40 ZR18 cannot be fitted with snow
chains.
Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo provides SPIKES
SPIDER COMPACT chains (model: 17003
compact) with 9 spikes, 16 mm adjustable
length and 17 inch wheel cap adapter.
Snow chains should only be applied to the
drive wheels (front).
Before purchasing or using snow chains,
you are recommended to contact Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services.
Check the tensions of the chain after the
first few metres have been driven.
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CORRECT USE OF THE CAR
Deactivate the ASR system when snow chains are
fitted. Press the ASR-OFF
button, button led turned on.
Snow chains cannot be
fitted to the space-saver
spare wheel. So, if a front
(drive) wheel is punctured and
chains are needed, a rear wheel
should be fitted to the front of the
car (adjust tyre pressure to the
specified value as soon as possible) and the space-saver spare
wheel should be fitted to the rear.
This way with two normal drive
wheels, snow chains can be fitted
to them to solve an emergency.
Keep your speed
down when snow
chains are fitted.
Do not exceed 50 km/h. Avoid
potholes, steps and pavements and
avoid also to drive for long distances on roads not covered with
snow to prevent damaging the car
and the roadbed.
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CAR INACTIVITY
If the car is to be left inactive for long periods, the following precautions should be
noted:
– House the car under cover in a dry and
possibly ventilated place.
– Engage a gear.
– Check that the handbrake is not engaged.
– Clean and protect the paintwork by protective wax.
– Clean and protect the metal polished
parts with marketed products.
– Cover the rubber windscreen and
rearscreen wiper blades with talcum powder
and raise them off the glass.
– Open the windows slightly.
– Inflate the tyres to a pressure of 0.5 bars
above normal. If possible rest the tyres on
wooden planks and periodically check the
pressure.
– Do not turn on the electronic alarm system.
– Disconnect the battery negative terminal from the battery and check the battery
charge. This check should be repeated
every three months during stowage.
Charge the battery if the indicator (where
provided) shows a dark colour in the central
green area.
– Do not empty the engine cooling system.
– Cover the car with a fabric or perforated plastic cover. Do not use compact plastic covers which prevent the humidity on the
surface of the car from evaporating.
In an emergency we recommend that you call the freephone number found in the Warranty Booklet.
You can also consult www.alfaromeo.com to find Alfa Romeo Authorised Services your nearest
EMERGENCY
STARTING
3) Fully depress the accelerator pedal and
keep it pressed. The U warning light will
come on for eight seconds and then go off,
now release the accelerator pedal.
If it is not possible to deactivate the engine
inhibitor with the Alfa Romeo CODE system,
the Y and U warning lights stay on and
the engine will not start. Emergency starting is needed to start the engine.
4) The U warning light begins to flash:
after it has flashed the same number of
times as the first digit on the CODE card,
press the accelerator pedal and keep it
pressed until the U warning light turns on
(for four seconds) and then goes off; now
release the accelerator pedal.
IMPORTANT You are advised to carefully read the entire procedure before carrying it out. If a mistake is made during the
emergency procedure, the ignition key should
be turned to STOP and the operations must
be repeated from the start (point 1).
1) Read the 5-figure electronic code on the
CODE card.
2) Turn the ignition key to MAR.
5) The U warning light starts to flash: after the number of flashes corresponding to
the second digit on the CODE card, press the
accelerator pedal and keep it pressed.
8) A quick flash of the U warning light
(for about four seconds) confirms that the
operation has been carried out correctly.
IN AN EMERGENCY
IN AN EMERGENCY
9) Start the engine turning the ignition key
from MAR to AVV without returning the
key to the STOP position.
Conversely, if the U warning light stays
on, turn the key to STOP and repeat the
procedure starting from point 1).
IMPORTANT After emergency starting
it is advisable to contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services, because the emergency
procedure must be repeated each time the
engine is started.
6) Repeat this procedure for the remaining digits on the CODE card.
7) After entering the last figure, keep the
accelerator pedal pressed. The U warning
light turns on (for four seconds) and then
goes off; now release the accelerator pedal.
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IN AN EMERGENCY
STARTING
WITH AN AUXILIARY BATTERY
If the battery is flat (for battery with optical hydrometer: dark colour without green
area in the centre), it is possible to start the
engine using an auxiliary battery with the
same capacity or a little higher than the flat
one.
Proceed as follows (fig. 1):
1) Remove the protective cover on the positive battery post pressing on the opening
catches (front), then connect the positive
terminals (+ sign next to the terminal) of
the two batteries using a special cable.
2) Connect the end of the second jump
lead to the negative terminal (–) of the auxiliary battery with an earth point E on the
engine or gearbox of the car to be started.
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fig. 1
IMPORTANT Do not directly connect the
negative terminals of the two batteries: any
sparks may ignite the detonating gas which
could come out of the battery. If the auxiliary battery is installed on another car, avoid
metal parts touching accidentally between
this car and the one with the flat battery.
3) Start the engine.
4) When the engine has started, remove
the cables, reversing the sequence followed
for connection.
This starting procedure
must be carried out by
qualified personnel because
incorrect operations may cause
electrical discharge of considerable
intensity. The liquid contained in
the battery is poisonous and corrosive. Avoid contact with the skin
and the eyes. Keep naked flames
and lighted cigarettes away from
the battery and do not cause
sparks.
If after a few attempts the engine does not
start, do not insist but contact the nearest
Alfa Romeo Authorised Service.
Never use a battery
charger to start the engine
as this could damage the
electronic systems of your car, particularly the ignition and fuel supply control units.
IN THE EVENT OF A PUNCTURE
Never push, tow or coast
start the car. This could
cause fuel to flow into the
catalyst damaging it irreversibly.
If the car is equipped with “Kit for tyre repair Fix&Go“, see the instructions contained
in the following chapter.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
As an alternative to the FIX & GO, the car
can be provided (upon request) with spacesaver spare wheel or standard wheel; wheel
changing and correct use of the jack call for
some precautions as listed below.
Remember that the engine brake and power
steering are not operational until the engine is started,
therefore, much greater effort than
usual is needed on the brake pedal and steering wheel.
Signal the presence of the
stationary car according to
current regulations: hazard
warning lights, reflecting triangle
etc.. Any passengers should leave
the car and wait for the wheel to be
changed out of harm of the traffic.
If parked on a slope or rough surface, chock the wheels with
wedges or other suitable devices
to prevent the car from rolling.
Never start the engine
with the car jacked.
When driving with a trailer, disconnect the trailer before
raising the car. The compact spare
wheel is specific to your car, do not
use it on other models, or use the
spare wheel of other models on
your car.
Should the type of wheels used
be changed (alloy rims instead of
steel), it is also necessary to
change the whole set of fastening
bolts with others of suitable size.
The compact spare wheel is narrower than normal wheels, it
should be used only for the distance necessary to reach a service
point to have the punctured tyre
repaired and, during its use, the car
speed must not exceed 80 km/h.
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STARTING BY INERTIA
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182
The spare wheel has a
sticker that summarises
the main cautions for use
and limitations. The sticker should
never be removed or covered. The
sticker contains the following in
four languages:
CAUTION! FOR TEMPORARY USE
ONLY! MAX 80 km/h! REPLACE BY
NORMAL WHEEL AS SOON AS
POSSIBLE. DO NOT COVER THIS
LABEL IN USE.
Never fit a wheel cap on a compact spare wheel.
The car will handle differently
with the spare wheel fitted: avoid
heavy braking and accelerating,
sharp corners and fast bends.
The life of the spare
wheel is approx. 3000 km,
after this distance it should
be replaced with another of the
same type.
Never attempt to fit a conventional tyre on a rim designed for
use as a compact spare wheel.
Have the punctured wheel repaired
and refitted as soon as possible.
Two or more compact spare
wheels should never be used together.
Do not grease the threads of bolts
before installing them; they might
slip out.
The jack only serves for changing wheels on the car with which it
is provided or on cars of the same
model. It must not be used for other purposes such as for instance
raising cars of other models. In no
case should it be used for repairs
under the car.
Incorrect positioning of the jack
may cause the jacked car to fall.
Do not use the jack for higher capacities than stated on its label.
Snow chains cannot be
fitted on the compact spare
wheel, so, if a front wheel
is punctured and chains need to be
used, the front axle should be fitted with normal wheels and the
compact spare wheel fitted to the
rear. This way, with two normal
wheels at the front, snow chains
can be fitted thereby solving the
emergency situation.
Never tamper with the inflation
valve.
Do not insert tools of any kind between the rim and the tyre.
Check, and if necessary, restore
the pressure of the tyres and of the
compact spare wheel to the values
given in the “Technical Specifications” chapter.
Please be informed that:
– the jack mass is 2.100 kg.
– Stop the car in such a position that it is
not dangerous for the traffic, where it is possible to change the wheel safely. Where possible, park on a level, compact surface.
– Switch off the engine and engage the
handbrake.
– the jack requires no adjustment.
– the jack cannot be repaired. In the event
of breakage, it must be replaced by another original one.
– Use handle(A-fig.2) to remove the
stiff covering (B).
– Loosen the clamping device (A-fig. 3).
– Take out the tool container (B) and take
it near the wheel to be changed.
– Take the spare wheel (C).
– Engage first gear or reverse.
– Remove the wheel cap (A-fig. 4) (only versions with steel rims)
– no tools other than its operating crank
can be fitted to the jack.
IN AN EMERGENCY
CHANGING A WHEEL
A0A0151b
To change a wheel, proceed as follows:
A0A0645b
fig. 2
A0A0154b
fig. 3
fig. 4
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IN AN EMERGENCY
– Using the wrench provided (A-fig. 5),
loosen the fastening bolts by about one turn.
– Set the jack under the car, near the
wheel to be changed taking care not to damage the plastic streamlined guard.
– Work the jack crank (A-fig. 6), to extend it until the groove (B) on the upper
part of jack is correctly inserted on the lower profile of the body (C) approx. 40 cm
from the profile of the wheelhouse.
– Work the jack and raise the car until the
wheel is a few centimetres from the ground.
– Make sure that the contact surfaces of
the spare wheel with the hub are clean and
free of impurities which may later cause the
fastening bolts to slacken.
– Install the spare wheel matching the
hole (A-fig. 7) with the corresponding pin
(B).
REFITTING
A NORMAL WHEEL
– Following the procedure described previously, raise the car and remove the spare
wheel.
For versions with steel rims:
– Using the wrench provided, fasten the
five bolts.
– Fit the normal wheel matching the hole
(A-fig. 7) with the corresponding pin (B).
– Lower the car and remove the jack.
– Make sure that the contact surfaces of
the wheel with the hub are clean and free
of impurities which may later cause the fastening bolts to slacken.
– Using the wrench provided, fully tighten
the bolts in the sequence shown in fig. 8.
– Completely unscrew the fastening bolts
and remove the wheel.
A0A0695b
A0A0694b
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fig. 5
fig. 6
– Lower the car and remove the jack.
– Using the wrench provided, fully tighten the bolts in the sequence shown previously for the compact spare wheel fig. 8.
– Place the cap near the wheel so that the
inflation valve can come through the slot
provided on the cap.
– Press the circumference of the cap, starting from the parts nearest to the inflation
valve until it is inserted completely.
IMPORTANT Incorrect fitting may cause
the wheel cap to come off when the car is
travelling.
– Tighten the pin (A-fig. 9) in one of
the fastening bolt holes on the wheel hub.
– stow the spare wheel in the space provided in the boot
– Insert the wheel on the pin and, using
the wrench provided, tighten the four bolts
available. This is facilitated by the extension
provided (B).
– insert the jack in its container forcing it
lightly to prevent it from vibrating when travelling
– Remove the pin (A-fig. 9) and tighten the last fastening bolt.
– Lower the car and remove the jack.
– Using the wrench provided, tighten the
bolts in the sequence shown previously for
the compact spare wheel fig. 8.
A0A0155b
fig. 7
After refitting a wheel:
For versions with alloy rims:
– place the tools used in the housings in
the container
– stow the container complete with tools
on the spare wheel and secure everything
with the clamping device (A-fig. 3)
– correctly re-position the stiff cover.
A0A0156b
fig. 8
IN AN EMERGENCY
– Using the wrench provided, tighten the
fastening bolts.
A0A0693b
fig. 9
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QUICK TYRE
REPAIR KIT
FIX&GO automatic
– bottle A-fig. 10 containing sealer and
fitted with:
The car is equipped with a tyre quick repairing kit called “FIX&GO automatic”, replacing the tools and the compact spare
wheel usually provided with the car.
– sticker C with caution “max. 80
km/h”, to be affixed in a visible position
for the driver (instrument panel) after repairing the tyre;
The kit fig. 10 is placed in the boot. In
the kit container you will also find the screwdriver and the tow ring.
– compressor D including gauge and connections;
The quick tyre repair kit includes:
– filler hose B
– instruction brochure fig. 11, to be used
for prompt and proper use of the quick repair kit and to be then handed to the personnel charged with handling the treated
tyre;
– a pair of protection gloves located in the
side space of the compressor;
– adapters for inflating different elements.
A0A1095b
186
fig. 10
A0A1096b
fig. 11
In the event of a puncture
caused by foreign bodies, it
is possible to repair tyres
showing damages on the track or
shoulder up to max 4 mm diameter.
IT SHOULD BE NOTICED THAT:
The sealing fluid of the quick tyre repair kit
is effective with external temperatures between –20°C and +50°C. The sealing fluid has limited life.
Holes and damages on
the tyre side walls cannot
be repaired. Do not use the
quick tyre repair kit if damaging
is due to running with flat tyre.
The cylinder contains ethylene glycol. The cylinder
contains latex: it can cause
allergic reactions. It is harmful if ingested or inhaled and irritant for
the eyes and in case of contact. In
case of contact rinse immediately
with water and take off contaminated clothes. If swallowed, do not
induce vomit, rinse out the mouth,
drink a lot of water and call the
doctor immediately. Keep away
from children. This product must
not be used by asthmatics. Do not
inhale vapours. Call the doctor immediately in case of allergic reactions. Keep the cylinder in the
space provided for the purpose and
far from heat. The sealing fluid has
limited life.
IN AN EMERGENCY
Hand the instruction
brochure to the personnel
charged with treating the
tyre repaired with the kit.
Repairs are not possible
in case of damages on the
wheel rim (bad groove distortion causing air loss). Do not remove foreign bodies (screws or
nails) from the tyre.
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IN AN EMERGENCY
The compressor shall not
be operated for more than
20 minutes. Risk of overheating!. Tyres repaired with the
quick tyre repair kit shall be used
temporarily only.
– loosen tyre inflation valve cap, take out
the filler hose A-fig. 14 and screw the ring
nut B-fig. 15 on the tyre valve;
INFLATING PROCEDURE
Put on the protection
gloves provided together
with quick tyre repair kit.
A0A1098b
Proceed as follows:
Replace the cylinder if
sealer has run out. Do not
throw away the cylinder
and the sealing fluid. Have the
sealing fluid and the cylinder disposed of in compliance with national and local regulations.
– place the wheel with the valve A-fig.
13 in the position shown in the figure then,
pull up the handbrake, take the repair
kit and put it on the ground near the involved wheel;
fig. 14
A0A1097b
188
fig. 13
A0A1099b
fig. 15
– inflate the tyre to the correct pressure
value. Check tyre pressure on gauge B-fig.
16 with compressor off to obtain precise
reading;
– if after 5 minutes it is still impossible
to reach at least 1.5 bar, disengage compressor from valve and current outlet, then
move the car forth for approx. ten metres in
order to distribute the sealing fluid inside the
tyre evenly, then repeat the inflation operation;
– if after this operation it is still impossible after 5 minutes to reach at least 1.8 bar,
do not start driving since the tyre is excessively damaged and the quick tyre repair kit
cannot guarantee suitable sealing, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services;
– once the correct tyre pressure has been
reached, start driving immediately;
IN AN EMERGENCY
– make sure the compressor switch Afig. 16 is set to 0 (off), start the engine
and fit plug A-fig. 17 into the cigar lighter
outlet and then turn on the compressor by
setting switch A-fig. 16 to I (on);
Apply the sticker in a visible position for the driver
to indicate that the tyre
has been treated with the quick
tyre repair kit. Drive carefully especially when cornering. Do not exceed 80 km/h. Avoid heavy braking and accelerating.
A0A1100b
fig. 16
A0A0647b
fig. 17
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IN AN EMERGENCY
– after driving for about 10 minutes stop
and check again the tyre pressure; pull up
the handbrake;
– drive with the utmost care to the nearest Alfa Romeo Authorized Service.
If the pressure falls below
1.8 bars, do not drive any
further: the quick tyre repair kit Fix & Go automatic cannot
guarantee proper hold because the
tyre is too much damaged. Contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
It is of vital importance to
communicate that the tyre
has been repaired using the
quick tyre repair kit. Hand the instruction brochure to the personnel
charged with treating the tyre repaired with the kit.
FOR CHECKING AND
RESTORING PRESSURE ONLY
The compressor can be also used just for
restoring pressure. Disconnect the quick connection A-fig. 18 and connect it directly
to the tyre valve fig. 19; in this way the
cylinder is not connected to compressor and
the sealing fluid will not flow into the tyre.
– if at least 1.8 bar pressure is read, restore proper pressure (with engine running
and handbrake on) and restart;
A0A1101b
190
fig. 18
A0A1102b
fig. 19
To replace the cylinder proceed as follows:
– disconnect connection A-fig. 20 and
hose B;
– turn counter-clockwise the cylinder to replace and raise it;
– reconnect connection A or hose B into
the proper space.
It is of vital importance to
communicate that the tyre
has been repaired using the
quick tyre repair kit. Hand the instruction sticker to the personnel
charged with treating the tyre repaired with the kit.
IN AN EMERGENCY
– fit the new cylinder and turn it clockwise;
CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
PROCEDURE
A0A01103b
fig. 20
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WHEN NEEDING TO
CHANGE A BULB
Alterations or repairs to
the electric system not carried out correctly and without taking into account the specifications of the system may cause
malfunctioning and the risk of fire.
Where possible the bulbs
should be replaced by Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services. The correct operation and positioning of the external lights are
vital to the safety of the car and
its passengers and the subject of
specific laws.
Due to high voltage, the
bulb of (Xenon) gas-discharge headlights must only be replaced by experts: danger
of death! Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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Halogen bulbs contain
pressurised gas which, if
broken, may cause small
fragments of glass to be projected outwards.
Halogen bulbs must be
handled touching only the
metallic part. If the transparent bulb is touched with the fingers, its lighting intensity is reduced and life of the bulb may be
compromised. If touched accidentally, rub the bulb with a cloth
moistened with alcohol and allow
to dry.
– When a light is not working, check that
the corresponding fuse is intact before
changing a bulb.
– For the location of fuses, refer to the
paragraph “In the event of a burnt fuse”
in this chapter.
TYPES OF BULBS (fig. 21)
– Always check headlight aiming after
changing a bulb to ensure they are safe.
To remove, free it from the clip on
its housing.
Various types of bulbs are fitted to your car:
A.
B.
All glass bulbs
These are pressed on. Pull to remove.
F.
Bayonet type bulbs
C.
Gas-discharge bulbs
(Xenon)
To remove the bulb, slacken the fastening ring nut and release the retaining ring.
Press the bulb, turn counter-clockwise
to remove this type of bulb from its
holder.
– Before changing a bulb check the contacts for oxidation.
– Burnt bulbs must be replaced by others of the same type and power.
D.-E. Halogen bulbs
Tubular bulbs
IN AN EMERGENCY
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
A0A0503b
Free them from their contacts to remove.
fig. 21
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194
FIGURE 21
TYPE
POWER
High beam
D
H7
55W
Low beam
D
H7
55W
Gas-discharge low beam headlights
F
DS2
35W
Front sidelights
B
H6W
6W
Foglights
E
H1
55W
Front direction indicators
B
PY21W
21W
Side direction indicators
A
W5W
5W
Rear direction indicators
B
P21W
21W
Rear sidelights - braking lights
B
P21/5W
5W/21W
Third stop (additional braking lights)
–
Led
–
Reversing light
B
P21W
21W
Rear foglights
B
P21W
21W
Number plate light
A
W5W
5W
Puddle lights
C
C5W
5W
Front roof light
C
C10W
10W
Rear roof light
C
C10W
10W
Courtesy mirror light
A
W1.2W
1.2W
Glovebox light
A
W5W
5W
Boot light
C
C5W
5W
BULBS
GAS-DISCHARGE (XENON)
HEADLIGHTS
HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS
The bulbs are arranged inside the light unit
as follows (fig. 22):
IMPORTANT For the type of bulb and
power rating, see previous section “When
needing to change a bulb”.
The front light units contain the sidelight,
dipped beam, main beam and fog light
bulbs.
Due to high voltage, the
bulb of (Xenon) gas-discharge headlights must only be replaced by experts: danger
of death! Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
(A) Fog lights.
(B) Dipped beam headlights.
(C) Sidelights.
(D) Main beam headlights.
To change the bulbs of the sidelights, low
beams and main beams it is necessary to
remove the cover (A-fig. 23) releasing
the catches (B).
IN AN EMERGENCY
IF AN EXTERIOR
LIGHT GOES OUT
To change the fog lights, remove the cover (C) turning counter-clockwise.
A0A0159b
fig. 22
A0A0160b
fig. 23
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IN AN EMERGENCY
After replacement, refit
the covers correctly checking that they are properly
secured.
Fog lights (fig. 24)
IMPORTANT When needing to change
the left bulb, the side trim next to the light
itself needs to be removed to facilitate access to the engine compartment.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Remove the protective cover turning
counter-clockwise.
– Disconnect the electric connector (A).
IMPORTANT A slight layer of steam
(fogging) can appear on the inside surface
of the beam transparent cover: this is not
a defect. The presence of condensate traces
in beams is a natural phenomenon, due to
a low temperature and to the degree of humidity in the air. These traces will disappear
when the beams are turned on. Drops of water inside the headlight indicate instead water infiltration: contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
– Release the bulb catch (B).
– Remove the bulb and replace it.
A0A0161b
196
fig. 24
– Fit a new bulb, making the tab of the
metal part coincide with the one on the lamp
unit, then hook the bulb holder catch (B).
– Re-connect the electric connector (A).
– Refit the protective cover correctly.
Front side lights (fig. 26)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Remove the protective cover releasing
the catches.
– Disconnect the electric connector (A).
– Release the bulb catch (B).
– Remove the protective cover releasing
the catches.
– Using the extension (A), integral with
the bulb holder (B), withdraw the bulb holder itself which is snap-fitted.
– Remove the bulb (C), pushing gently
and turning counter-clockwise.
– Remove the bulb and replace it.
– Fit a new bulb, making the tabs of the
metallic part coincide with the grooves on
the reflector, then hook the bulb holder catch
(B).
– Re-connect the electric connector (A).
– Change the bulb and re-insert the bulb
holder making sure that it clicks into place;
also check that the bulb is in the correct position looking at the lamp from outside.
– Refit the protective cover correctly.
Main beam headlights
(fig. 27)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Remove the protective cover releasing
the catches.
– Disconnect the electric connector (A).
– Release the bulb catch (B).
IN AN EMERGENCY
Dipped beam headlights
(fig. 25)
– Remove the bulb and replace it.
– Fit a new bulb, making the tabs of the
metallic part coincide with the grooves on the
reflector, then hook the bulb holder catch (B).
– Re-connect the electric connector (A).
– Refit the protective cover correctly.
– Refit the protective cover correctly.
A0A0162b
fig. 25
A0A0342b
fig. 26
A0A0164b
fig. 27
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IN AN EMERGENCY
– Replace the bulb;
FRONT DIRECTION
INDICATORS
(fig. 28-29)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Using the screwdriver provided, remove
the transparent unit operating on the two
metal clips as shown in the figure;
– Refit the bulb holder turning counterclockwise and check that it is secured correctly;
– Refit the transparent.
– Remove the snap-fitted bulb and replace it.
– Turn the bulb holder clockwise (A) and
remove it;
– Insert the bulb holder (B) in the transparent cover, then position the unit making sure the catch clicks into place (A).
A0A0625b
fig. 28
– Push the transparent cover towards the
rear of the car to compress the catch (A).
Release the front part and remove this unit.
– Turn the bulb holder (B) counter-clockwise and remove it from the cover.
– Remove the bulb (B) pushing gently
and turning counter-clockwise;
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SIDE DIRECTION INDICATORS
(fig. 30)
A0A0626b
fig. 29
A0A0166b
fig. 30
The reverse light and the rear fog light
(both reverse lights for Mexico version) are
housed inside the light unit secured to the
rear bumper and are located at the bottom
side.
– from the bumper lower side (fig. 31),
operate on the bulb holder (A-fig 32) turning it counter-clockwise and remove it. Take
care not to get burnt if the muffler is still hot;
– Remove the bulb pushing gently and
turning counter-clockwise;
– Replace the bulb, then refit the bulb
holder.
Anyway, you are advised to have this operation carried out by Alfa Romeo Authorised
Services.
A0A0627b
fig. 31
REAR DIRECTION INDICATORS
AND REAR SIDELIGHTSBRAKING LIGHTS (fig. 33-34)
The rear direction indicators and the sidelights-braking lights are in the tail light unit
fastened to the body.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– From inside the boot, open the compartment (A-fig. 33) and then the door
(B) through the tab (C);
– Turn the bulb for sidelight and braking
light counter-clockwise (D-fig.34), or the
bulb for the direction indicator (E-fig.34)
and remove it;
A0A0628b
fig. 32
IN AN EMERGENCY
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
REVERSING LIGHT
AND REAR FOG GUARDS
(fig. 31-32)
A0A0629b
fig. 33
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IN AN EMERGENCY
– Withdraw the light (F or G) push it gently and turn counter-clockwise;
– Replace the bulb;
– Refit the bulb holder turning clockwise
and make sure it is secured correctly;
– Refit the door (B) and close the compartment (A).
NUMBER PLATE LIGHTS
(fig. 35)
ADDITIONAL BRAKING LIGHT
(THIRD STOP) (fig. 36-37)
To change the bulbs, proceed as follows:
To change the led unit, proceed as follows:
– Work on the transparent cover frame,
in the point shown by the arrow to compress
the catch (B). Free the opposite end and remove the unit.
– Open the tailgate and use a screwdriver to open the two covers (A-fig. 36);
– Slacken the two fastening screws of (B)
the led unit;
– Turn the bulb holder counter-clockwise (A)
and remove it from the transparent cover.
– Remove the snap-fitted bulb and replace it.
A0A0630b
– Insert the bulb holder (A) in the transparent cover then refit the unit checking that
the catch clicks into place (B).
A0A0631b
A0A0171b
200
fig. 34
fig. 35
fig. 36
– Refit the unit on the tailgate reversing
the above mentioned procedure.
IF AN INTERIOR
LIGHT GOES OUT
PUDDLE LIGHTS (fig. 38)
(per versions/market where
provided)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Open the door and slacken the screw
(A) fastening the transparent covers.
– Remove the unit composed of the two
transparent covers then change the bulb, releasing it from the side contacts making sure
that the new bulb is correctly clamped between the contacts.
– Realign the two transparent covers and
tighten the fastening screw (A).
A0A0632b
fig. 37
FRONT ROOF LIGHT
(fig. 39-40)
To change the bulbs, proceed as follows:
– Remove the light unit (A) levering in
the points shown by the arrow (in correspondence with the retainer catches).
– Open the protective cover (B).
– Replace the bulb concerned releasing it
from the side contacts making sure that the
new bulb is correctly clamped between the
contacts.
A0A0174b
fig. 38
IN AN EMERGENCY
– disconnect the connector (C-fig. 37),
remove the led unit (D) and replace it with
a new unit;
A0A0175b
fig. 39
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– Close the protective cover (B).
– Refit the light unit pressing gently in correspondence with the retainer catches, until hearing the click.
REAR ROOF LIGHT
(fig. 41-42)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Remove the light unit (A) levering in
the point shown by the arrow.
– Replace the bulb releasing it from the
side contacts making sure that the new bulb
is correctly clamped between the contacts.
A0A0176b
202
– Refit the light unit in the correct position
inserting first the side with the connector,
then pressing the other side until the catch
clicks into place (B).
fig. 40
A0A0177b
fig. 41
A0A0178b
fig. 42
– Put the bulb holder correctly (C) back
in its housing.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Open the mirror cover (A).
– Remove the transparent cover (B) levering in the point shown by the arrow.
– Refit the transparent cover (B) inserting it in its correct position firstly on one end
and then on the other until it clicks into
place.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Open the glovebox, then remove the
light unit (A) levering in the point shown by
the arrow.
– Open the protection (B) and change the
snap-fitted bulb.
– Gently raise the bulb holder (C) from its
housing, remove the snap-fitted bulb and
change it.
– Close the protection (B) on the transparent cover.
A0A0179b
fig. 43
GLOVEBOX LIGHT (fig. 45-46)
IN AN EMERGENCY
COURTESY MIRROR
LIGHT (fig. 43-44)
A0A0180b
fig. 44
A0A0181b
fig. 45
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IN AN EMERGENCY
– Refit the light unit inserting it in its correct position firstly on one end and then on
the other until it clicks into place.
BOOT LIGHT (fig. 47-48)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
– Open the tailgate;
– Remove the light unit (A-fig. 47) levering in the point shown by the arrow;
A0A0182b
204
fig. 46
– Replace the bulb (B-fig. 48) releasing it from the side contacts, making sure
that the new bulb is correctly clamped between the contacts;
– Refit the light unit inserting it in its correct position firstly on one end and then on
the other until it clicks into place (C).
A0A0648b
fig. 47
A0A0649b
fig. 48
GENERAL
(B) - Undamaged fuse
The fuse is a protective device for the electric system: it comes into action (i.e. it cuts
off) mainly due to a fault or improper action
on the system.
(C) - Fuse with damaged filament.
When a device does not work, check the
efficiency of its fuse. The conductor element(A-fig. 49) must be intact; if not, replace the fuse with one of the same amp
rating (same colour).
If a general fuse (MAXIFUSE or MEGA-FUSE) cuts
in, do not attempt any repair and contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
Remove the blown fuse using the pincer
provided (D), in the control box.
Never replace a fuse with
metal wires or anything
else. Always use an intact
fuse of the same colour.
Before replacing a fuse,
make sure the ignition key
has been removed and that
all the other services are switched
off and/or disengaged.
Never replace a fuse with
another with a higher amp
rating; DANGER OF FIRE.
If a fuse blows again,
contact an Alfa Romeo Authorised Service.
IN AN EMERGENCY
IN THE EVENT OF A BLOWN FUSE
A0A0185b
fig. 49
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IN AN EMERGENCY
A0A0187b
To locate the protection fuses, consulting
the summary table on the following pages,
refer to the following illustrations fig. 52,
fig. 53 and 54.
Alfa GT fuses are located in three fuse
boxes set on the dashboard, on battery positive terminal and near the battery.
To gain access to the fuses in the fuse box
on the dashboard, loosen the two retainers (A-fig. 50) and remove the protective
cover (B).
To gain access to the fuses in the fusebox
on the battery post, remove the protective
cover pressing the opening catches (front).
fig. 51
A0A0134b
Access is gained to the control box next to
the battery releasing the perimetral catches
(A-fig. 51) and removing the protective
cover (B).
A0A0186b
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fig. 50
fig. 52 - Fuse box on the dashboard
A0A0215b
IN AN EMERGENCY
A0A0137b
fig. 53 - Fuse box near the battery
fig. 54 - Fuse box on battery positive terminal
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IN AN EMERGENCY
FUSE SUMMARY TABLE
LIGHTS
FIGURE
FUSE
AMPERES
Hazard warning lights
52
F53
10
Right dipped-beam headlight
52
F12
10
Left dipped-beam headlight
52
F13
10
Right main-beam headlight
53
F14
10
Left main-beam headlight
53
F15
10
Foglights
53
F30
15
Braking light
52
F37
10
Reversing light
52
F35
7.5
+30 direction indicators
52
F53
10
FIGURE
FUSE
AMPERES
Selespeed transmission pump
53
F03 (MAXI-FUSE)
30
Additional heater
54
F73 (MAXI-FUSE)
30
Headlight aiming device
52
F13
10
Climate control system
52
F31
7.5
Climate control system
52
F39
15
Climate control compressor
53
F19
7.5
Heater unit relay coils
52
F31
7.5
SERVICES
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FIGURE
FUSE
AMPERES
Key-operated +30
52
F32
15
Selespeed transmission
52
F32
15
Selespeed transmission
52
F51
7.5
Radio
52
F39
15
Navigator
52
F39
15
Rearscreen heating
52
F40
30
Windscreen - rearscreen washer (pump)
52
F43
30
Cigar lighter
52
F44
20
Seats with electric heating
52
F45
15
Heated wing mirrors – heated nozzles
52
F41
7.5
Cruise control
52
F35
7.5
Central door locking
52
F38
20
Headlight washer
53
F09
20
Services + 30
52
F39
15
Primary services (electronic injection)
53
F17
7.5
Secondary services (electronic injection)
53
F11
15
Secondary services
52
F49
7.5
IN AN EMERGENCY
SERVICES
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IN AN EMERGENCY
210
SERVICES
FIGURE
FUSE
AMPERES
Volumetric sensors
52
F39
15
ESP system sensor
52
F42
7.5
Steering angle sensor
52
F42
7.5
EOBD system diagnosis socket
52
F39
15
Cell phone provision
52
F39
15
Driver’s door control unit supply
52
F47
20
Passenger’s door control unit supply
52
F48
20
Control lighting
52
F49
7.5
Climate control system control lighting
52
F35
7.5
Instrument cluster
52
F37
10
Instrument cluster
52
F53
10
Driver’s door control unit
52
F39
15
ABS control unit
52
F42
7.5
ABS control unit
53
F04 (MAXI-FUSE)
50
Dashboard control unit
53
F02 (MAXI-FUSE)
50
Air - bag control unit
52
F50
7.5
Electronic injection control unit +30
53
F18
7.5
Engine compartment control box (petrol versions)
54
F70 (MEGA-FUSE)
125
Dashboard control unit
54
F71 (MAXI-FUSE)
70
Trailer control unit
52
F36
10
FIGURE
FUSE
AMPERES
Climate control fan
53
F05 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
Radiator fan (first speed - petrol versions)
53
F06 (MAXI-FUSE)
30
Radiator fan (second speed - petrol versions)
53
F07 (MAXI-FUSE)
50
Horn
53
F10
15
Fuel pump
53
F21
15
Injectors (petrol versions)
53
F22
15
Ignition coils
53
F21
15
Tailgate electric unlocking
52
F60 (*)
25
Electronic injection system
53
F16
7.5
Bose system
52
F61 (*)
15
Bose system
52
F62 (*)
15
Additional heater
53
F08
30
Ignition switch
54
F72 (MAXI-FUSE)
30
Glow plug warming (JTD versions)
53
F01 (MAXI-FUSE)
50
Heated fuel oil filter (JTD versions)
53
F20
20
Engine compartment control box (JTD versions)
54
F70 (MEGA-FUSE)
150
Radiator fan (first speed – JTD versions)
53
F06 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
Radiator fan (second speed – JTD versions)
53
F07 (MAXI-FUSE)
60
Injectors (JTD versions)
53
F22
20
(*) Fuse behind dashboard control box on an auxiliary bracket.
IN AN EMERGENCY
SERVICES
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IN AN EMERGENCY
IN THE EVENT OF A FLAT BATTERY
Before anything else, you are advised to
read the precautions for preventing the battery from draining and for ensuring long life
in the “car maintenance” chapter.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
IMPORTANT The battery charging procedure is described only for information purposes. This operation should be carried out
by Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
Charging should be slow at a low amp rating for 24 hours. Charging for a longer time
may damage the battery.
Charge the battery as follows:
– Disconnect the battery negative terminal (–).
– Connect the charger cables to the battery terminal ensuring that the bias is correct.
The liquid contained in the
battery is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact
with the skin or eyes. The battery
should be charged in a well ventilated place, away from naked
flames or possible sources of
sparks: danger of explosion and
fire.
– Turn on the charger.
– After charging, turn off the charger before disconnecting it from the battery.
– Re-connect the battery negative terminal (–).
Do not attempt to charge
a frozen battery: it must
firstly be thawed, otherwise it may burst. If freezing has
occurred, the battery should be
checked by skilled personnel to
make sure that the internal elements are not damaged and that
the body is not cracked, with the
risk of leaking poisonous and corrosive acid.
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The tow ring supplied with the car is
housed in the tool box under the boot mat.
– Firmly screw the ring in its housing.
To install the tow ring, proceed as follows:
– Take the tow ring from the tool box.
– Remove the cover (A) snap-fitted on
the front (fig. 55) or rear (fig. 56)
bumper. To do this, using the flat-bladed
screwdriver provided, protect the tip with a
soft cloth to avoid damaging the car.
Before tightening the ring
carefully clean the threaded housing. Before beginning to tow the car, make sure that
the ring is firmly tightened in its
threaded housing.
A0A0650b
fig. 55 - front
Before starting to tow,
turn the ignition key to
MAR and back to STOP,
again without removing it. Removing the key automatically engages the steering lock resulting in
the impossibility to steer the
wheels. When towing remember
that without the help of the engine
brake and power steering greater
effort is required on the pedal and
steering wheel. Do not use flexible
cables for towing and avoid jerks.
During towing operations make
sure that fastening the joint to the
car does not damage the components in contact with it. When towing the car, it is compulsory to follow specific traffic regulations concerning both the towing device and
behaviour on the road.
IN AN EMERGENCY
IF THE CAR IS TO BE TOWED
A0A0670b
fig. 56 - rear
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IN AN EMERGENCY
Do not start the engine
when towing the car.
IMPORTANT For versions with Selespeed transmission, make sure that the
gears are in neutral (N) (checking that the
car moves if pushed) and then proceed as
for towing a normal car with mechanical
transmission, following the instructions given previously.
Should it be impossible to set the gears to
neutral, do not tow the car and contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
IF THE CAR IS TO BE LIFTED
The car may fall if the jack
is not positioned correctly.
Never use the jack for
higher capacities than the one stated on the label.
USING AN ARM LIFT OR
WORKSHOP LIFT
These points are identified by symbol ▼
on the bottom of the sidemember.
Take care when positioning the arms of the lift or
workshop lift to avoid damaging the side strips.
The car must only be lifted laterally positioning the ends of the arms or the workshop
lift in the areas illustrated, approx. 40 cm from
the profile of the wheelhouse (fig. 57).
A0A0672b
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fig. 57
– In motorways pileups, especially with
poor visibility, the risk of being involved in
other crashes is high. Leave the car immediately and go beyond the guard-rail.
– It is important to keep calm.
– If you are not directly involved, stop at
least a few dozen metres away from the accident.
– If doors are blocked, do not try to get
out of the car breaking the windscreen which
is stratified. The windows and rear screen
are easier to break.
– On motorways, stop without blocking
the emergency lane.
– Remove the ignition key of the cars involved.
– Turn the engine off and the hazard warning lights on.
– If you note a smell of fuel or other chemical products, do not smoke and have a cigarette stubbed out.
– At night, illuminate the place of the accident with the headlights.
– Take care, do not risk being run over.
– Signal the accident placing the triangle
at regulation distance in a clearly visible
place.
– Call the emergency organisation, giving
the most accurate information possible. On
motorways use the special phones provided.
– To put out fires, even small ones, use
the extinguisher, blankets, sand, or earth.
Never use water.
– If use of the lighting system is not necessary, disconnect the battery negative terminal (–).
IF PEOPLE ARE INJURED
– An injured person must never be abandoned. Helping is compulsory also for persons not directly involved in the accident.
– Do not crowd around injured people.
– Reassure the injured person that help
is on the way, and stay near to overcome
any panic.
IN AN EMERGENCY
IN THE EVENT
OF AN ACCIDENT
– Release or cut the seat belt restraining
injured persons.
– Do not give injured persons anything
to drink.
– An injured person should never be
moved except in the following circumstances.
– Remove an injured person from the car
only in danger of fire, sinking or falling.
When removing an injured person: do not
pull the limbs or bend the head and keep
the body as horizontal as possible.
FIRST AID KIT
In addition to the first-aid kit, it is also
wise to keep an extinguisher and a blanket in the car.
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CAR MAINTENANCE
CAR MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULED
SERVICING
Correct maintenance is determined in ensuring long car life under the best conditions.
This is why Alfa Romeo has programmed
a series of checks and maintenance operations every 20,000 km.
IMPORTANT On versions fitted with reconfigurable multifunction display, at 2000
km from the maintenance deadline, the display will show “REFER TO SERVICE MANUAL” which is shown again turning the ignition key to MAR, every 200 km. For further details, see “Service” in the “Reconfigurable multifunction display”.
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It is however wise to remember that Programmed Maintenance does not completely cover all the car’s requirements: also in
the initial period before the 20,000 km service coupon and later, between one coupon
and another, ordinary care is still necessary
such as for example routinely checking and
topping up the level of fluids, checking the
tyre pressure, etc...
IMPORTANT The Programmed Maintenance coupons are specified by the Manufacturer. The failure to have them carried out
may invalidate the warranty.
The Programmed Maintenance service is
carried out by all Alfa Romeo Authorised Services, at pre-established times.
If during each operation, in addition to the
ones programmed, the need arises for further replacements or repairs, these may be
carried out only with the explicit agreement
of the customer.
IMPORTANT You are advised to contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services in the event
of any minor operating faults, without waiting for the next service coupon.
Thousands of km
20
40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
Check tyre conditions/wear and adjust pressure if necessary
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Check operation of lighting system (headlights, direction indicators,
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Check operation of windscreen washer system, adjust spray jets
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Check position/wear of windscreen/rearscreen wiper blades
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Check operation of front disk brake pad wear indicator
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Check wear conditions of rear disk brake pads
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Sight check the conditions of: body exterior, underbody protection, stiff pipes
and hoses (exhaust - fuel supply - brakes), rubber parts
(boots - sleeves - bushes etc..)
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Check cleanness of locks, bonnet and boot and lever cleanness, and lubrication
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Sight inspect accessory drive belt conditions
CAR MAINTENANCE
SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE PROGRAMME
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Check handbrake lever stroke adjustment
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Change air cleaner cartridge (petrol versions)
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Change air cleaner cartridge (JTD versions)
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Top up fluid levels (engine coolant, brakes, windscreen washer, battery, etc..)
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CAR MAINTENANCE
Thousands of km
Check and if necessary top up the Selespeed automatic transmission oil level
(2.0 JTS versions)
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40
60
80
100
120
140
160
180
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Sight check for conditions of timing gear drive toothed belt (3.2 V6 and JTD versions)
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Check emissions/smoke at the exhaust (JTD versions)
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Check operation of engine control system (through diagnosis socket)
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Check mechanical transmission oil level
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Change counter-rotating shaft drive belt
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Change timing gear drive belt (1.8 T.SPARK and 2.0 JTS versions) (*)
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Change timing gear drive belt (3.2 V6 and JTD versions) (*)
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Change accessory poly-V drive belt
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Change spark plugs (petrol versions)
Change engine oil and oil filter (petrol versions) (or every 24 months)
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Change engine oil and oil filter (diesel with DPF versions)(**)
(or every 24 months)
Change engine oil and oil filter (diesel without DPF versions)(**)
(or every 24 months)
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Change brake fluid (or every 24 months)
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Change fuel filter (JTD versions)
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Change pollen filter (or every year)
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(*) Regardless of the km covered, the timing belt shall be replaced every 4 years for particularly demanding use (cold climates, driving in the city, idling for a long time) or in any case every 5 years.
(**) Engine oil and oil filter shall actually be changed according to the conditions of use of the car and it is indicated by the relevant warning light or message (where provided) on the instrument panel
(see “Warning lights and messages” paragraph).
If the car is used mainly on urban routes or if the yearly kilometres travelled are less than 10,000 km, the engine oil and filter must be changed every 12 months.
For cars with an annual mileage
of below 20,000 km (for example
about 10,000 km) the following
yearly inspection programme is advised:
– Check tyre conditions/wear and if necessary adjust the pressure (including spare
wheel)
– Check operation of lighting system
(headlights, direction indicators, hazard
warning lights, boot, passenger compartment, glovebox lights, warning lights, etc.)
– Check operation of windscreen wiper
system, spray jet adjustment
– Check windscreen blade position/wear
– Check front disk brake pad conditions
and wear
– Sight check for conditions of: engine,
gearbox, transmission, pipes (exhaust - fuel supply - brakes), rubber parts (boots sleeves - bushes etc..), brake and fuel supply system hoses
– Check battery charge
ADDITIONAL
OPERATIONS
Every 1000 km or before long journeys,
check and if necessary top up:
– Sight check for conditions of various drive belts
– engine coolant fluid level
– Check and if necessary top up fluid levels (engine coolant, brakes, windscreen
washer, battery etc. )
– power steering fluid level
– Change engine oil and oil filter
– Change pollen filter.
– brake/hydraulic clutch control fluid level
CAR MAINTENANCE
ANNUAL INSPECTION
PROGRAMME
– windscreen washer and headlamp washer fluid level
– tyre pressure and conditions.
Every 3000 km check and if necessary
top up the engine oil level.
The use of FL Selenia products is recommended which have been designed and
made expressly for Alfa Romeo cars (see
“Refuelling” in the “Technical Specifications” chapter).
– Check cleanness of bonnet and boot
locks, and lever cleanness and lubrication.
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CAR MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT
Engine oil
IMPORTANT
Diesel filter
IMPORTANT
Air cleaner
Should prevailing use of the car be under
one of the following specially heavy conditions:
The variety of the degree of purity of the
fuel oil in commerce may make it necessary
to change the fuel oil filter more frequently
than stated in the Scheduled Maintenance
Programme. If the engine is “sobbing” it
is a sign that the filter needs changing.
Using the car on dusty roads change the
air cleaner more frequently than specified in
the Schedule Maintenance Programme.
– trailer or caravan towing
– dusty roads
– short distances (less than 7-8 km) repeated and with external temperatures below zero
– frequently idling engines or long distance
low speed driving or in case of a long term
inactivity
replace engine oil more frequently than required on the Scheduled Maintenance Programme.
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For any doubts concerning the intervals between the engine oil and air cleaner replacement in relation to how the car is used,
contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
IMPORTANT
Pollen filter
It is advisable to check the battery charge,
preferably at the onset of winter, to prevent
the possibility of the electrolyte freezing.
If the car is used frequently in dusty or
heavily polluted environments it is advisable
to replace the filtering element more frequently; in particular it should be replaced if
a reduction of the amount of air admitted to
the passenger compartment is noted.
This check should be carried out more frequently if the car is used mainly for short
trips, or if it is fitted with accessories that
permanently absorb electricity even with the
ignition key removed, especially in the case
of after market accessories.
Car maintenance should be
entrusted to Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services. For
routine and minor maintenance operations you wish to carry out
yourself, always make sure you
have the proper equipment, genuine
Alfa Romeo spares and the necessary fluids; do not however carry
out these operations if you have no
experience.
CAR MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT
Battery
If the car is used in hot climates or particularly harsh conditions it is wise to check the
level of the battery fluid (electrolyte) more
frequently than specified in the Scheduled
Maintenance Programme.
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CAR MAINTENANCE
A0A0736b
CHECKING LEVELS
Never smoke while working in the engine compartment; gas and inflammable
vapours may be present, with the
risk of fire.
When topping up take
care not to confuse the various types of fluids: they
are incompatible with one another and could seriously damage the
car.
fig. 1 - 1.8 T. SPARK version
A0A0681b
1 Engine oil - 2 Battery - 3 Brake fluid 4 Windscreen/rear window/headlight
washer fluid - 5 Engine coolant - 6 Power
steering fluid - 7 Selespeed transmission oil
(2.0 JTS Selespeed versions)
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fig. 2 - 2.0 JTS version
CAR MAINTENANCE
A0A0683b
1 Engine oil - 2 Battery - 3 Brake fluid 4 Windscreen/rear window/headlight
washer fluid - 5 Engine coolant - 6 Power
steering fluid
fig. 3 - 3.2 V6 version
A0A0396b
1 Engine oil - 2 Battery - 3 Brake fluid 4 Windscreen/rearscreen/headlamp washer fluid - 5 Engine coolant fluid - 6 Power
steering fluid
fig. 4 - JTD 16V version
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CAR MAINTENANCE
ENGINE OIL (fig. 5-6-7-8)
The engine oil should be checked with the
car on a level surface a few minutes (about
5) after the engine has been switched off.
Remove the dipstick (A), clean it, put it
back in completely, remove it and check that
the level is within the MIN and MAX
marks on the dipstick. The interval between
the MIN and MAX marks correspond to
about one litre of oil.
When the engine is hot,
take care when working
inside the engine compartment to avoid burns. Remember
that when the engine is hot, the
fan may cut in: danger of injury.
A0A0682b
If the oil level is near or even below the
MIN mark, add oil through the filter neck
(B), until reaching the MAX mark.
IMPORTANT If a routine check reveals
that the level is above the MAX mark, contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to have
the correct level restored.
IMPORTANT After topping up the oil,
before checking the level again, run the engine a few seconds and wait for a few minutes after stopping it.
Never add oil with characteristics (classification,
viscosity) which are different from those of the oil already in
the circuit.
fig. 6 - 2.0 JTS version
A0A0737b
A0A0406b
A
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fig. 5 - 1.8 T. SPARK version
fig. 7 - 3.2 V6 version
A0A0398b
B
fig. 8 - JTD 16V version
Max engine oil consumption is usually 400
grams every 1000 km.
During the initial period of use the engine
settles, therefore engine oil consumption
may be considered stabilised only after the
first 5000 ÷ 6000 km.
IMPORTANT Engine oil consumption depends on the way of driving and the conditions of use of the car.
SELESPEED TRANSMISSION
OIL (fig. 9)
The Selespeed transmission oil should be
checked with the car on a level surface and
with the engine stopped and cold.
To check the level, proceed as follows:
– turn the ignition key to MAR;
– disconnect the breather tube and remove the cap (A) checking that the level
corresponds with the MAX mark on the dipstick integrated with the cap;
– if the oil is below the MAX mark, top
up to reach the correct level;
Used engine oil and filter
contain harmful substances
for the environment. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to have the oil and the filter
changed, as they are equipped to
dispose of the waste oil and filters
respecting nature and the law.
– after refitting the cap, insert the
breather tube firmly on the housing on the
cap and turn the ignition key to STOP.
Do not add oil with specifications other than that
already in the gearbox.
CAR MAINTENANCE
Engine oil consumption
Used gearbox oil contains
dangerous substances for
the environment. For changing the oil we advise contacting Alfa Romeo Authorised Services who
are equipped for disposing of used
oil respecting nature and the law.
A0A0197b
Be very careful working
inside the engine compartment if the engine is hot:
danger of burns. Remember that
the fan may cut in if the engine is
very hot: danger of injury.
fig. 9
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CAR MAINTENANCE
ENGINE COOLANT FLUID
(fig. 10)
Do not remove the cap
when the engine is hot:
danger of burns.
The level of the coolant in the header tank
(reservoir) should be checked with the engine cold and the car on a level surface and
it should be between the MIN and MAX
marks on the tank.
A0A0240b
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fig. 10
If the level is low, loosen the header tank
cap (A) and slowly pour a mixture of 50%
distilled water and 50% PARAFLU UP FL
Selenia through the filler neck until nearing the MAX mark.
The antifreeze mixture of 50% PARAFLU
UP and 50% distilled water guarantees protection down to –35 °C.
The cooling system uses
PARAFLU UP antifreeze.
Do not add fluid having different specifications from that already existing. PARAFLU UP cannot be mixed with other types of
fluids. Should other fluids be
added, do not start the engine and
contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible.
The cooling system is
pressurised. If necessary,
replace the cap only with
another genuine one, otherwise
system efficiency could be compromised. Do not remove the reservoir
cap when the engine is hot: you
risk scalding yourself.
Check that the level of the oil in the reservoir is at maximum.
This operation should be carried out with
the car on a level surface and the engine
switched off and cold.
Check that the level reaches the MAX
mark on the reservoir or coincides with the
upper notch (maximum level) on the dipstick (A) integral with the reservoir cap.
If the oil level in the reservoir is below the
specified one, top up only with one of the
products listed in the “Fluids and lubricants”
table in the “Technical specifications” chapter proceeding as follows:
– Start the engine and wait for the oil level in the reservoir to stabilise.
– With the engine running, turn the steering wheel lock to lock a few times.
– Top up to the MAX level notch, then
refit the cap.
BRAKE AND HYDRAULIC
CLUTCH FLUID (fig. 12)
Check that the fluid level in the reservoir
is at maximum. Top up with the brake fluid
specified in the table “Fluids and lubricants”
(see section “Technical specifications").
NOTE Clean accurately the tank cap A
and the surrounding surface. When opening
the cap take the utmost care to prevent impurities entering the tank. When topping up,
always use a funnel with built-in filter with
mesh equal to or lower than 0.12 mm.
CAR MAINTENANCE
POWER STEERING FLUID
(fig. 11)
IMPORTANT For this operation it is
however recommended to contact Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services.
Do not allow the power
steering fluid to touch hot
parts of the engine: it is inflammable.
A0A0400b
fig. 11
Oil consumption is very
low; if topping up again is
needed shortly afterwards,
have the system checked for possible leaks by Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
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fig. 12
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CAR MAINTENANCE
Make sure that the highly corrosive brake fluid
does not drip onto the
paintwork. If it does, wash it off
immediately with water.
IMPORTANT Brake and hydraulic clutch
fluid is hygroscopic (i.e. it absorbs moisture).
For this reason, if the car is mainly used in
areas with a high degree of atmospheric humidity, the fluid should be replaced at more
frequent intervals than specified in the
Scheduled Maintenance Programme.
Brake and clutch fluid is
poisonous and highly corrosive. In the event of accidental contact, wash the parts
concerned immediately with neutral soap and water, then rinse
thoroughly. See a doctor at once if
the fluid is swallowed.
WINDSCREEN/REARSCREEN
HEADLIGHT WASHER FLUID
(fig. 13)
Open the cap (A) and check the level in
the reservoir.
If necessary top up using a mixture of water and TUTELA PROFESSIONAL SC
35 fluid as follows:
– 30% of TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 and 70% water in summer;
The π symbol on the container indicates synthetic
brake fluid, distinguishing
it from the mineral kind. Using mineral fluids irreversibly damages the
special braking system rubber
seals.
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– 50% of TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 and 50% water in winter;
– in the case of temperatures below
–20°C use TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 fluid neat.
Some commercial additives for windscreen washers are inflammable. The
engine compartment contains hot
components which may set it on
fire.
Do not travel with the
windscreen washer reservoir empty: the action of
the windscreen washer is fundamental for improving vision.
A0A0242b
To avoid damaging the
pump motor, do not use the
windscreen/rearscreen
washers when the reservoir is
empty.
fig. 13
The air cleaner is connected to the temperature and air flow sensors which send
to the control unit the electric signals needed for correct operation of the injection and
ignition system.
It must therefore always be in perfect conditions, to ensure correct operation of the
engine, low consumption and exhaust emission levels.
If the operations concerning cleaner replacement described below are not carried out correctly and with the due
precautions, they may compromise
the travelling safety of the car. You
are recommended to have this operation carried out by Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services.
If the car is habitually
used in dusty areas, the
cleaner should be replaced
at shorter intervals than those
specified in the Programmed Maintenance Schedule.
Any attempt to clean the
cleaner may damage it,
leading to serious engine
damage.
DIESEL FUEL FILTER
(diesel versions)
DRAINING CONDENSATION
WATER
The presence of water in
the supply circuit may
cause serious damage to
the entire injection system and
cause irregular running of the engine. If the warning message +
symbol are shown on the reconfigurable multifunction display contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible to have
the system relieved. If warning indications turn on after refuelling,
water has probably been poured
into the tank: turn the engine off
immediately and contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
CAR MAINTENANCE
AIR CLEANER
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CAR MAINTENANCE
POLLEN FILTER
BATTERY
Have the dust/pollen filter checked once
a year by Alfa Romeo Authorised Services,
preferably at the onset of summer.
The battery is of the “Limited maintenance” type: under normal conditions of use
the electrolyte does not need topping up
with distilled water.
If the car is mainly used in dusty or heavily polluted areas, the filter should be
changed at more frequent intervals than
specified in the Scheduled Maintenance Programme.
IMPORTANT The failure to replace the
pollen filter can considerably reduce the effectiveness of the climate control system.
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services to
have the battery checked/replaced.
Incorrect fitting of electrical accessories can seriously damage the car. If after
buying the car, you wish to install
electric accessories (alarm, sound
system, radiotelephone, etc.) contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services who will be able to suggest
the most suitable devices and
above all advise about the need to
use a more powerful battery.
Batteries contain substances that are very harmful for the environment. You
are advised to have the battery
changed at Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services, which are properly
equipped for disposing of used batteries respecting nature and the law.
If the car is to remain stationary for a long time in
very cold weather, remove
the battery and take it to a warm
place, otherwise it might freeze.
When doing any work on
the battery or near it, always wear special protective goggles.
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The liquid in the battery is
poisonous and corrosive.
Avoid contact with eyes
and skin. Do not bring naked
flames or possible sources of
sparks near to the battery: risk of
fire and explosion.
230
fig. 14
CHECKING THE CHARGE
The battery charge may be checked
through the indicator A (where required)
set on the battery cover and acting according to the colour the indicator shows.
Should the battery be not fitted with battery charge inspection device (optical electrolyte indicator), inspection operations shall
be carried out by skilled personnel only.
Refer to the table below or to the label
(fig. 15) on the battery itself.
CHARGING THE BATTERY
IMPORTANT The battery charging procedure is described only for information purposes. This operation should be carried out
by Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
– After charging, turn off the charger before disconnecting it from the battery.
– Re-connect the battery negative terminal (–).
Charging should be slow at a low amp rating for 24 hours. Charging for a longer time
may damage the battery.
Charge the battery as follows:
– Disconnect the battery negative terminal (–).
– Connect the charger cables to the battery terminal ensuring that the bias is correct.
– Turn on the charger.
CAR MAINTENANCE
Working with a low fluid
level may damage the battery irreversibly, even
causing it to burst.
Never attempt to charge
a frozen battery: it must
firstly be thawed, otherwise it may burst. If freezing has
occurred, the battery should be
checked before charging by specialised personnel, to make sure
that the internal elements are not
damaged and that the body is not
cracked, with the risk of leaking
poisonous and corrosive acid.
A0A0393b
Brilliant
white colour
Dark colour
without green
area in the centre
Dark colour with green
area in the centre
fig. 15
Top up the electrolyte
Contact Alfa Romeo
Authorised Services
Low charge level
Charge the battery
(you are advised to contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services)
Sufficient electrolyte
level and charge
No action
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CAR MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT If the battery is kept with
a charge of below 50% it is damaged by sulphation, its starting capability is reduced and
it is also more subject to the possibility of
freezing (this may occur already at -10 °C).
In the event of a prolonged inactivity, refer
to the paragraph “car inactivity”, in the
chapter “Correct use of the car”.
CHANGING
THE BATTERY
When changing the battery it should be replaced with another original one with the
same characteristics. If it is replaced by a
battery with different characteristics, the
maintenance intervals given in the Scheduled Maintenance Programme in this chapter are no longer valid and for maintenance
it will be necessary to follow the battery
Manufacturer’s instructions.
IMPORTANT Lacking power to control
units (e.g. battery change/disconnection
and replacement of power window control
unit protection fuses), window automatism
must be reset.
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Proceed as follows with doors closed:
1. open completely the driver’s window
keeping the button pressed for at
least 3 seconds after full opening;
2. close completely the driver’s window
keeping the button pressed for at
least 3 seconds after full closing;
3. proceed as described in points 1 and
2 also for the passenger’s side;
4. check for proper initialisation by operating the windows in automatic.
USEFUL HINTS TO EXTEND
THE LIFE OF YOUR BATTERY
To avoid rapidly draining the battery and
ensure that it continues to work correctly,
the following should be noted:
– The terminals must always be firmly
tightened.
– As far as possible, avoid keeping services on for a long time with the engine
stopped (radio, hazard lights, parking lights,
etc.).
– When leaving the car parked in a
garage, make sure that the doors, bonnet,
boot and interior lids are properly shut to
prevent lights from staying on.
– Before carrying out any work on the
electric system, disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
– If after buying the car, you wish to install electric accessories which require a permanent electric supply (alarm, voice feature,
radionavigator with satellite antitheft function etc.) or accessories that burden the electric system, contact Alfa Romeo Authorised
Services whose qualified personnel, in addition to suggesting the most suitable devices belonging to Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo,
will evaluate the overall electric absorption,
checking whether the car’s electric system
is capable of withstanding the load required,
or whether it should be integrated with a
more powerful battery. In fact, as some of
these devices continue absorbing energy
even when the ignition key is off (car stationary, engine off), they gradually drain the
battery.
Battery
Maximum permissible
loadless absorption
60 Ah
36 mA
70 Ah
42 mA
WHEELS AND TYRES
Incorrect pressure causes abnormal tyre
wear:
(A): normal pressure: tread evenly worn.
TYRE PRESSURE
Check the tyre pressure of every wheel, including the spare, every two weeks and before a long journey. The pressure should be
checked with the tyre rested and cold.
It is normal for the pressure to increase
when the car is in use; for the correct tyre
inflation pressure, see “Wheels” in the
“Technical Specifications” chapter.
You are also reminded that services with
high current absorption switched on by the
user, such as for example: baby bottle warmers, vacuum cleaner, mobile phone, mini
fridge, etc., quicken the battery draining process if they are turned on with the
engine off or running at idle speed.
(B): low pressure: tread particularly worn
at the edges.
(C): high pressure: tread particularly worn
in the centre.
CAR MAINTENANCE
The maximum absorption of all the accessories (standard and fitted afterwards)
should be 0,6 mA x Ah (of the battery), as
shown in the following table:
Tyres should be changed when the tread
thickness is reduced to 1.6 mm.
In any case follow local regulations.
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IMPORTANT When installing additional systems on the car, bear in mind that improper branches on connections of the car
wiring are dangerous, particularly if safety
devices are involved.
fig. 16
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CAR MAINTENANCE
IMPORTANT NOTES
– Where possible, avoid sudden braking,
tyre squealing starts, violent bumps against
kerbs, potholes or obstacles of various kinds.
Prolonged driving on rough roads may damage the tyres;
– Routinely check the tyres for cuts on the
sides, swellings or uneven tread wear. If necessary contact Alfa Romeo Authorised Services;
– Avoid overloading the car when travelling: this may cause serious damage to the
wheels and tyres;
– If a tyre is punctured, stop immediately and change it to avoid damage to the tyre
itself, the rim, suspensions and steering system;
– Tyres age even if they are not used
much. Cracks in the tread rubber are a sign
of aging. In any case, if the tyres have been
on the car for over 6 years, they should be
checked by specialised personnel, to see if
they can still be used. Also remember to
check the compact spare wheel;
– In case of replacement, always fit new
tyres, avoiding those of dubious origin;
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Remember that car road
holding also depends on
correct tyre inflation pressure.
Excessive low pressure
causes overheating of the
tyre with the possibility of
serious damage to it.
Do not cross switch the
tyres, moving them from
the right of the car to the
left and vice versa.
Alloy rim painting involving temperatures exceeding 150 °C should be
avoided since wheel mechanical
characteristics could be impaired.
RUBBER HOSES
As far as the brake system and fuel supply rubber hoses are concerned, carefully follow the Scheduled Maintenance Programme. Indeed, ozone, high temperatures
and the prolonged lack of fluid in the system may cause hardening and cracking of
the hoses, with possible leaks. Careful control is therefore necessary.
BLADES
Periodically clean the rubber part using special products; TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 is recommended.
If the rubber blades are bent or worn they
should be replaced. In any case they should
be changed once a year.
SPRAY NOZZLES (fig. 18)
Changing the windscreen
wiper blade (fig. 17)
If the jet of fluid is inadequate, firstly check
that there is fluid in the reservoir: see
“Checking levels” in this chapter.
How to remove the blade
Proceed as follows:
– raise the windscreen wiper arm (A);
Then check that the nozzle holes are not
clogged, if necessary use a needle.
– turn the blade (B) 90° around the pin
(C) set at wiper arm end;
If necessary, direct the jet of fluid working on the adjustment screw.
– remove the blade from pin (C).
A few simple notions can reduce the possibility of damage to the blades:
How to refit the blade
– If the temperature falls below zero make
sure that ice has not frozen the rubber
against the glass. If necessary, thaw using
an antifreeze product.
– fit pin (C) into the hole set in the middle of the blade (B);
– Remove any snow from the glass: in addition to protecting the blades, this prevents
effort on the motor and overheating.
CAR MAINTENANCE
WINDSCREEN/REAR
SCREEN WIPERS
Proceed as follows:
– refit the wiper arm with the blade on
the windscreen.
A0A0728b
– Do not operate the windscreen and
rearscreen wipers on dry glass.
A0A0696b
Driving with worn wiper
blades is a serious hazard,
because visibility is reduced in bad weather.
fig. 17
fig. 18
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CAR MAINTENANCE
HEADLIGHT WASHERS
BODYWORK
(fig. 19)
Regularly check that the spray jets are intact and clean.
If it is necessary to direct the jet, contact
an Alfa Romeo Authorized Service.
PROTECTION FROM
ATMOSPHERIC AGENTS
The main causes of corrosion are:
– atmospheric pollution
– salty air and humidity (coastal areas, or
hot humid climates)
– seasonal environment conditions.
Not to be underestimated is also the abrasive action of wind-borne atmospheric dust
and sand and mud and gravel raised by other cars.
On your car, Alfa Romeo has implemented the best manufacturing technologies to
effectively protect the bodywork against corrosion.
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fig. 19
These include:
– Painting products and systems which
give the car particular resistance to corrosion
and abrasion.
– Use of galvanised (or pretreated) steel
sheets, with high resistance to corrosion.
– Spraying of the underbody, engine compartment, wheel arches and other parts with
highly protective wax products.
– Spraying of plastic parts, with a protective function, in the more exposed points:
underdoor, inner wheel arch linings, etc.
– Use of “open” boxed sections to prevent condensation and pockets of moisture
from triggering rust inside.
CAR EXTERIOR AND
UNDERBODY WARRANTY
Your car is covered by warranty against
perforation due to rust of any original element of the structure or body. For the general terms of this warranty, refer to Alfa
Romeo Warranty booklet.
Paint
The paintwork does not only serve an
aestethic purpose but also protects the underlying sheet metal.
In the case of deep scrapes or scores, you
are advised to have the necessary touching up carried out immediately to avoid the
formation of rust.
Only original products should be used for
touching up paint (see “Body paint identification plate” in the “Technical Specifications” chapter).
Normal paint maintenance consists in
washing at intervals depending on the conditions and environment of use. For example, in highly polluted areas, or if the roads
are sprayed with salt, it is wise to wash the
car more frequently.
To correctly wash the car:
1) Remove the aerial from the roof to prevent damage to it if the car is washed in
an automatic system.
2) Spray the car with a low pressure jet of
water.
3) Pass a sponge moistened with a light
detergent solution, rinsing the sponge frequently.
Where possible, do not park under trees;
the resinous substances many species release give the paint a dull appearance and
increase the possibility of triggering the rust
processes.
IMPORTANT Bird droppings must be
washed off immediately and thoroughly as
the acid they contain is particularly aggressive.
CAR MAINTENANCE
ADVICE FOR PRESERVING
THE BODYWORK
4) Rinse well with water and dry with a
jet of air or chamois leather.
When drying, take particular care with the
less visible parts like door surrounds, bonnet and around the headlights where water may stagnate. The car should not be taken to a closed area immediately, but left in
the open so that residual water can evaporate.
Detergents cause water
pollution. Therefore the car
should be washed in areas
equipped for collecting and purifying the liquid used in the washing
process.
Do not wash the car after it has been left
in the sun or with the bonnet hot: this may
alter the shine of the paintwork.
Exterior plastic parts must be cleaned in
the same way as the rest of the car.
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CAR MAINTENANCE
Windows
Engine compartment
INTERIOR FITTINGS
Use specific products to clean the windows.
Use clean cloths to avoid scratching or altering the transparency of the glass.
At the end of the winter the engine compartment should be carefully washed, without directing the jet against electronic control units. Contact a specialised workshop to
have this done.
Periodically check that water is not trapped
under the mats (due to water dripping off
shoes, umbrellas, etc.) which could cause
oxidisation on the sheet metal.
Detergents cause water
pollution. Therefore the engine compartment should
be washed in areas equipped for
collecting and purifying the liquid
used in the washing process.
Never use inflammable
products like fuel oil ether
or rectified petrol for cleaning inside the car. The electrostatic charges generated when rubbing
to clean may cause fire.
IMPORTANT The inside of the
rearscreen should be wiped gently with a
cloth in the direction of the filaments to
avoid damaging the heating device.
Front headlights
IMPORTANT Do not use aromatic substances (e.g. petroleum) or ketones (e.g.
acetone) to clean the front headlight plastic transparents.
IMPORTANT The car should be washed
with the engine cold and the ignition key at
STOP. After washing make sure that the
various protections (e.g. rubber caps and
various covers) have not been damaged or
removed.
CLEANING SEATS AND FABRIC
AND VELVET PARTS
– Use a soft brush or a vacuum cleaner to
remove dust. Velvet is cleaned better if the
brush is moistened.
– Rub the seat with a sponge moistened
with a solution of water and neutral detergent.
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INTERIOR PLASTIC PARTS
– Remove dried on dirt with a lightly
moistened chamois leather or cloth without pressing too hard.
For routine cleaning of interior plastic parts
use a soft cloth moistened with water and
neutral soap. Remove grease or persisting
stains using appropriate solvent-free products designed to preserve appearance and
colour of plastic components.
– Remove liquid and grease stains with
a dry absorbent cloth without rubbing. Then
wipe with a soft cloth or chamois leather
with water and neutral soap. If the stain persists, use specific products, carefully following the instructions for use.
IMPORTANT Never use spirit or petroleum to clean the glass of the instrument
panel or other plastic components.
IMPORTANT Never use spirit or alcoholbased products, even in small percentage.
Fabric upholstery of your
car is purpose-made to
withstand common wear
resulting from normal use of the
car. It is however absolutely necessary to prevent hard and/or prolonged scratching/scraping caused
by clothing accessories like metallic buckles, studs, “Velcro” fixings,
etc. that stressing locally the fabric
could break yarns and damage the
upholstery as a consequence.
Do not keep aerosol cans
in the car. There is the risk
they might explode. Aerosol
cans must never be exposed to a
temperature above 50°C. The temperature inside the car might go well
beyond that figure when exposed
to the sun’s rays.
STEERING WHEEL/GEAR LEVER
KNOB WITH GENUINE LEATHER
COVERING
These components shall only be cleaned
with water and neutral soap. Never use spirit or alcohol-based products.
Before using special products for cleaning
interiors, read carefully label instructions and
indications to make sure they are free from
spirit and/or alcohol-based substances. If
when cleaning the windscreen with special
glass products, some drops fall on the
leather covering of the steering wheel/gear
lever knob remove them immediately and
then clean with water and neutral soap.
CAR MAINTENANCE
CLEANING LEATHER SEATS
IMPORTANT Take the utmost care
when engaging the steering lock to prevent
scratching the leather covering.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
T E C H N I C A L S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
IDENTIFICATION DATA
You are advised to note the identification
codes. The identification datastamped and
given on the labels and their position are
the following (fig. 1):
1 - Identification label
2 - Body label
3 - Bodywork paint identification label
4 - Engine label.
IDENTIFICATION LABEL
This (fig. 2) is to be found on the front
crossmember of the engine compartment.
It contains the following information:
(A) Space for details of national homologation
(B) Space for punching the consecutive
chassis number
(C) Space available for maximum
weights authorised by various national regulations
(D) Space for version and any supplementary indications to those specified
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fig. 1
(E) Space for smoke coefficient (JTD versions)
(F) Space for punching manufacturer’s
name.
BODYWORK LABEL
This is located in the engine bay, to one
side of the upper right shock absorber (fig.
3) and contains:
– Type of vehicle: ZAR 937.000
– Manufacturer’s serial number (chassis
number).
A0A0246b
fig. 2
A0A0247b
fig. 3
The label (fig. 4) is on the inner left edge
of the tailgate. It contains the following information:
Engine code
Body versions
1.8 T SPARK
AR32205
937CXR1A 26
2.0 JTS
937A1000
937CXH1A 22
D. Indication on the type of product to be
used for touching-up.
2.0 JTS
(for special markets)
932A2000
937CXT1A 29
ENGINE STAMP
2.0 JTS Selespeed
937A1000
937CXH11 23
Theengine marking is stamped on the
gearbox side of the crankcase, in correspondence with the exhaust manifold.
3.2 V6
936A000
937CXP1B 25
JTD 16V
937A5000
937CXN1B 24D
A. Paint manufacturer.
B. Name of colour.
C. Colour code.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE CODES - BODY VERSIONS
BODYWORK PAINT
IDENTIFICATION LABEL
A0A0651b
fig. 4
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE
Code type
Cycle
3.2
JTD
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
2.0 JTS
Selespeed
2.0 JTS (**)
AR32205
937A1000
932A2000
936A000
937A5000
Otto
Otto
Otto
Otto
Diesel
V6
16V
4 in line
4 in line
4 in line
6 in 60° V
4 in line
Piston bore and stroke
mm
82.7
83 x 91
83 x 91
93 x 78
82 x 90.4
Total displacement
cm3
1747
1970
1970
3179
1910
11.5 : 1
11.5 : 1
11.5 : 1
10 : 1
17.5 : 1
kW
HP
rpm
103
140
6500
121
165
6400
119
163
6400
176,5
240
6200
110
150
4000
Nm
kgm
rpm
163
16.6
3900
206
21
3250
201
20
3250
300
30.6
4800
305
31
2000
NGK PFR6B+
NGK PMR7A
NGK BKR6EKPA+
NGK PMR7A
NGK PFR6B
NGK BKR6EKPA
NGK PFR6B
NGK BKR6EKPA
NGK PFR6B
Unleaded
petrol
95 RON
Unleaded
petrol
95 RON
Unleaded
petrol
95 RON
Unleaded
petrol
95 RON
Number and position of cylinders
Compression ratio
Maximum horsepower (EEC):
at
Maximum torque (EEC):
at
Spark plugs (*)
Fuel
(*) There are two different spark plugs for each cylinder, one per type
(**) For versions/markets where applicable
To change plugs contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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Diesel fuel for motor
vehicles
(Specification EN 590)
Supply
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
Multipoint electronic injection
Direct electronic injection
Direct electronic injection
Common Rail direct injection
with supercharging
Alterations or repairs to the fuel supply system carried out incorrectly and without taking account of
the technical features of the system, may cause operating faults with the risk of fire.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FUEL SUPPLY
TRANSMISSION
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
2.0 JTS Selespeed
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
Five forward gears plus
reverse with
synchronisers for
forward speeds
Five forward gears plus
reverse with
synchronisers for forward
speeds
Five forward gears and
reverse with electronic
control system
Six forward gears plus
reverse all synchronised
Six forward gears plus
reverse
all synchronised
Clutch
Dry single disk with
hydraulic control
Dry single disk with
hydraulic control
Dry single disk with
electrohydraulic control
Dry single disk with
hydraulic control
Dry single disk with
hydraulic control
Drive
Front
Front
Front
Front
Front
Gearbox
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
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FRONT WHEEL DRIVE WITH
SELF-LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
(upon request for versions/
markets where applicable)
Alfa Q2 characteristics are such as to
guarantee top performance with whatever
road condition.
Alfa Q2 features front wheel drive with
front mechanical self-locking differential LSD
(Limited Slip Differential). Torque level between right and left wheel is modulated according to the TORSEN B front differential grip. Mechanical modulation is continuous and gradual thus optimizing drive under
whatever running condition and guaranteeing smooth drive, high stability and keeping
top comfort conditions.
This type of differential enables to exploit
the tyre-road grip at the best even under
poor grip conditions: the driver is however
charged with observing common safety rules
since road safety is always the driver's responsibility.
1.8 T. SPARK - 2.0 JTS - 3.2 V6 - JTD 16V
Service brakes:
– front
Disk
– rear
Disk
Parking brake
Controlled by hand lever, acting on the rear brakes
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
BRAKES
SUSPENSION
1.8 T. SPARK - 2.0 JTS - 3.2 V6 - JTD 16V
Front
quadrilateral system with stabiliser bar
Rear
Mc Pherson type
STEERING SYSTEM
1.8 T. SPARK - 2.0 JTS - 3.2 V6 - JTD 16V
Type
Turning radius
(between pavements) m
rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
11.5
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
WHEELS
CORRECT TYRE READING
(fig. 5)
COMPACT SPARE WHEEL
Pressed steel rim.
RIMS AND TYRES
Pressed steel or alloy rims.
Radial tubeless tyres.
The log book shows all the homologated
tyres.
WHEEL GEOMETRY
Front wheel toe-in measured from rim to
rim: –1 ±0.6
The values refer to the vehicle travelling.
The code may be in one of the ways given in the example.
Example:
IMPORTANT In the event of any discrepancies between this Handbook and the
vehicle Log Book, only the latter should be
considered.
205/55 R 16 91 W
or
205/55 ZR 16
While the specified dimensions remain the
same, for driving safety, the vehicle must be
fitted with tyres of the same brand and type
on all wheels.
205 = Nominal width (S, distance in
mm between sides).
IMPORTANT Do not use inner tubes
with Tubeless tyres.
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Below, please find the instructions needed to understand the meaning of the code
stamped on the tyre.
55
= Percentage height/width (H/S)
ratio.
R
= Radial tyre.
ZR
= Radial tyre, with speed over 240
km/h.
16
= Rim diameter in inches (Ø).
91
= Load index (capacity), e.g. 91 =
615 kg. Not present in ZR tyres.
W, Z = Maximum speed index. In ZR
tyres the speed index Z is before
the R.
fig. 5
60 = 250 kg
61 = 257 kg
62 = 265 kg
63 = 272 kg
64 = 280 kg
65 = 290 kg
66 = 300 kg
67 = 307 kg
68 = 315 kg
69 = 325 kg
70 = 335 kg
71 = 345 kg
72 = 355 kg
73 = 365 kg
74 = 375 kg
75 = 387 kg
76 = 400 kg
77 = 412 kg
78 = 425 kg
79 = 437 kg
80 = 450 kg
81 = 462 kg
82 = 475 kg
83 = 487 kg
84 = 500 kg
85 = 515 kg
86 = 530 kg
87 = 545 kg
88 = 560 kg
89 = 580 kg
90 = 600 kg
91 = 615 kg
92 = 630 kg
93 = 650 kg
94 = 670 kg
95 = 690 kg
96 = 710 kg
97 = 730 kg
98 = 750 kg
99 = 775 kg
100 = 800 kg
101 = 825 kg
102 = 850 kg
103 = 875 kg
104 = 900 kg
105 = 925 kg
106 = 950 kg
Maximum speed index
Q = up to 160 km/h.
R
= up to 170 km/h
S
= up to 180 km/h.
T
= up to 190 km/h.
CORRECT RIM READING
Below, please find the instructions needed
to understand the meaning of the code
stamped on the rim, as shown in (fig. 5).
U = up to 200 km/h.
Example:
H = up to 210 km/h.
6,5 J x 15 H2 ET 43
V = over 210 km/h.
ZR = over 240 km/h.
W = up to 270 km/h.
Y
= up to 300 km/h.
Maximum speed index
for snow tyres
Q M + S = up to 160 km/h.
T M + S = up to 190 km/h.
H M + S = up to 210 km/h.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Load index (capacity)
6,5 = rim width in inches (1)
J
= rim drop centre outline (side projection where the tyre bead
rests) (2)
15 = rim nominal diameter in inches
(corresponds to diameter of the
tyre to be mounted) (3 = Ø)
H2 = “hump” shape and number (relief
on the circumference holding the
Tubeless tyre bead on the rim).
ET 43 = camber angle (distance between
disk/rim line and wheel rim centre line)
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Standard
fittings
Rims
Tyres
Compact spare
wheel
– Rim
2.0 JTS
JTD 16V
3.2 V6
“Black Line”
and “Q2”
versions
“Collezione”
versions
6 1/2 J x 15
7 J x 16
7 J x 17 ()
7 1/2 J x 17 ()
7 J x 16
7 J x 17 ()
7 1/2 J x 17 ()
6 1/2 J x 15
7 J x 16
7 J x 17 ()
7 1/2 J x 17 ()
7 1/2 J x 17
8J X 18
7J X 17
205/60 R15 91V (•)
205/55 R16 91V (•)
205/55 ZR16 (•)
215/45 R17 87W ()
205/55 R16 91W (•)
205/55 ZR16 (•)
215/45 R17 87W ()
205/60 R15 91V (•)
205/55 R16 91W (•)
205/55 ZR16 (•)
215/45 R17 87W ()
4J x 15
4J x 15
4J x 15
125/80 R15
125/80 R15
6 /2 J x 15
225/45 ZR17 91Y
225/40ZR 18 92Y (•) 215/45 R 17 87W (•)
(Pirelli Pzero Rosso) (•)
(Michelin Pilot Sport2) (*)
(*) 225/45 ZR17
225/40 ZR 18 92Y (•)
(Bridgestone S-02) (•) (*) (Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
4J x 15
4J x 15
125/80 R15
125/80 R15
125/80 R15
6 /2 J x 15
6 /2 J x 15
6 /2 J x 15
6 1/2 J x 15
7 J x 17
8 J x 18
7 J x 17
8 J x 18
7 J x 17
8 J x 18
7 J x 16
7 J x 17
7 J x 16
8 J x 18
Tyres
195/60 R15 88V (**)
215/45 R17 87W (•)
215/45 ZR17 87W
(Pirelli P7000) (•) (*)
215/45 ZR17 87Y
(Good Year Eagle F1) (•)
(*) 225/40 ZR18 92Y
(Michelin Pilot Sport 2)
225/40 ZR 18 92Y (•)
(Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
(•) (*) 205/60 R15 91V
(Michelin Pilot
Primacy) (•) (*)
195/60 R15 88V (**)
215/45 R17 87W (•)
215/45 ZR17 87W
(Pirelli P7000) (•) (*)
215/45 ZR17 87Y
(Good Year Eagle F1) (•)(*)
225/40 ZR18 92Y
(Michelin Pilot
Sport 2) (•) (*)
225/40 ZR 18 92Y (•)
(Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
195/60 R15 88V (**)
215/45 R17 87W (•)
215/45 ZR17 87W
(Pirelli P7000) (•) (*)
215/45 ZR17 87Y
(Good Year Eagle F1)
(•) (*) 225/40 ZR18 92Y
(Michelin Pilot Sport 2)
225/40 ZR 18 92Y (•)
(Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
(•) (*) 205/60 R15 91V
(Michelin Pilot
Primacy) (•) (*)
Winter
tyres
195/60 R15 88Q (M+S)
205/55 R16 91T (M+S)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
195/60 R15 88Q (M+S)
205/55 R16 91T (M+S)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
195/60 R15 88Q (M+S)
205/55 R16 91T (M+S)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
– Tyre
Fittings
on request
Rims
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1.8 T SPARK
(•)
(**)
(***)
1
1
(***)
1
1
7 1/2 J x 17
8 J x 18
215/45 R17 87W (**) 195/60 R15 88V (**) 195/60 R15 88V (**)
205/55 R16 91V (•) 205/55 R16 91V (•)
215/45 R17 87W
(Pirelli P7000) (*) (**)
215/45 R17 87W (•) 225/40 R18 92Y (•)
215/45 ZR17 87Y
(Michelin Pilot Sport2) (*)
(Good Year Eagle F1) (*)
225/40 ZR18 92Y (•)
(**)225/40 ZR18 92Y
(Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
(Michelin Pilot
Sport 2) (•) (*)
225/40 ZR 18 92Y (•)
(Pirelli P Zero Rosso) (*)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
225/45 ZR17 91H (M+S)
195/60 R15 88Q (M+S)
205/55 R16 91T (M+S)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
Unchainable tyres
() For versions/markets where applicable
(*) Size certified and admitted only for the specified tyres
IMPORTANT Tyres that can be fitted with chains; see paragraph “Snow chains” in section “Correct use of the car”
The compact spare wheel cannot be used on this version
195/60 R15 88Q (M+S)
205/55 R16 91T (M+S)
215/45 R17 87H (M+S)
full load
reduced load
Tyres
front
rear
front
rear
195/60 R15
bar
2.2
2.2
2.5
2.5
205/60 R15
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
205/55 R16
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
205/55 ZR16
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
215/45 R17
bar
2.4
2.3
2.7
2.6
225/45 ZR17
bar
2.5
2.4
2.8
2.7
225/40 ZR18
bar
2.5
2.4
2.8
2.7
Compact spare wheel
125/80 R15
bar
4.2
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE
4.2
With the tyre hot the inflating pressure should be +0.3 bar compared with the specified rating
With winter tyres the inflation pressure should be +0,2 bar compared with the specified rating
PERFORMANCE
Maximum speed in km/h
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
Selespeed
2.0JTS
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
200
216
216
243
209
249
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
A0A0653b
DIMENSIONS
The sizes are
in mm and
refer to the car fitted with
standard tyres.
Slight changes with
optional tyres.
Height with
unladen vehicle.
LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT
VOLUME
Capacity .................................. 320 dm3
Capacity with rear seat back
rest folded ................................ 905 dm3
250
fig. 5
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
1.8 T. SPARK - 2.0 JTS
4489
967
2596
926
1362
1763
1524
1510
3.2 V6
4489
967
2596
926
1355
1763
1524
1510
JTD 16V
4489
967
2596
926
1366
1763
1524
1510
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
Weight empty (including fluids, 90% fuel
in the tank and no optional)
kg
1290
1320
1410
1320
Payload (*) including
driver
kg
520
520
520
520
Max permissible
weights (**):
– front axle
– rear axle
– total
kg
kg
kg
980
980
1810
980
980
1840
1040
980
1930
990
980
1885
Towable weights:
– braked trailer
– trailer without brake
kg
kg
1300
400
1300
400
1400
400
1300
400
Maximum load on ball
(braked trailer)
kg
60
60
60
60
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
WEIGHTS
(*) With special equipment (trailer towing device, etc.) the loadless weight increases, thereby reducing the payload, with regard to the maximum permissible loads.
(**) Loads not to be exceeded. It is the driver’s responsibility to place goods in the boot and/or on the loading surface in accordance with the maximum
permissible loads.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
252
REFILLING
1.8 T.
SPARK
2.0
JTS
2.0 JTS
Selespeed
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
Recommended products and
genuine lubricants
(▲) Unleaded petrol with no less than
95 R.O.N
(■) Diesel fuel for motor vehicles
(Specification EN590)
Fuel tank:
– including a reserve of
litres
litres
63 (▲)
7 (▲)
63 (▲)
7 (▲)
63 (▲)
7 (▲)
63 (▲)
7 (▲)
63 (■)
7 (■)
Engine cooling
system
litres
7.2
7.2
7,2
7.2
7.2
Oil sump and filter
litres
4.4 (❏)
4.4 (❍)
4.4 (❍)
5.9 (❍)
4.5 (●)
Mechanical transmission/
differential
litres
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
TUTELA CAR TECHNYX
Selespeed transmission
litres
–
–
0.6
–
–
TUTELA CAR CS SPEED
Hydraulic power steering
litres
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
1.2
TUTELA GI/A
Hydraulic brake circuit
with ABS
litres
0.52
0.52
0.52
0.52
0.52
TUTELA TOP 4
for Alfa Romeo
Windscreen washer and rearscreen
washer fluid reservoir
litres
– with headlamp washer
litres
2.5
4.2
2.5
4.2
2.5
4.2
2.5
4.2
2.5
4.2
Mixture of water and fluid
TUTELA
PROFESSIONAL SC 35
Mixture of distilled water
and PARAFLU UP at 50%
(❏) SELENIA 20 K for Alfa Romeo
(❍) SELENIA RACING
(●) SELENIA WR
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND THEIR SPECIFICATIONS
Use
Fluid and lubricant specifications
for correct car operation
Genuine fluids
and lubricants
Change
intervals
Lubricants for
petrol engines
1.8 T. SPARK
Synthetic-based oils, grade SAE 10W-40
FIAT 9.55535-G2 qualification
SELENIA 20K for
ALFA ROMEO
As per Service
Schedule
Lubricants for
petrol engines
2.0 JTS - 3.2 V6
Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 10W-60
FIAT 9.55535-H3 qualification
SELENIA RACING
As per Service
Schedule
Lubricants for
Multijet engines
Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 5W-40
FIAT 9.55535-N2 qualification.
SELENIA WR
As per Service
Schedule
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
Should non-genuine products be used, lubricants with minimum ACEA A3 properties for petrol engines and ACEA B4 for Diesel engines are tolerated; in this
event top engine performance is not guaranteed.
Using low-quality products, not compliant with ACEA A3 and ACEA B4 properties and specifications could cause engine damages not covered by warranty.
For very cold temperatures, consult Alfa Romeo Authorised Services for the proper Selenia product to use.
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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Use
Genuine fluids
and lubricants
Applications
Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 75W-85
that passes API GL-4 PLUS, FIAT 9.55550
TUTELA
CAR TECHNYX
Mechanical gearbox and
differential
Lubricant for automatic transmissions that passes
“ATF DEXRON II D LEV” specification
TUTELA GI/A
Hydraulic power steering
Specific fluid for gear selector electrohydraulic actuators
TUTELA CAR CS SPEED
Selespeed
electrohydraulic actuator
Molibdenum disulphide, lithium soap based grease.
TUTELA STAR 500
CV joints
on wheel side
Brake fluid
Synthetic fluid, F.M.V.S.S. n. 116, DOT 4, ISO 4925, SAE J-1704
TUTELA TOP 4
for Alfa Romeo
Brake and clutch
hydraulic controls
PARAFLUUP
Protective agent for radiators
Protective with antifreeze action, red colour based on inhibited monoethylen
glycol and organic formula, that passes CUNA NC 956-16,
ASTM D 3306 specifications
Cooling circuits.
Proportion:
50% down to –35° C.
Not to be mixed with
products having different
formulas.
Mixture of alcohol and surfactants CUNA NC 956-11
TUTELA
PROFESSIONAL SC 35
To be used diluted or
undiluted
Lubricants and greases for
transmissions
Windscreen and rear window
washer fluid
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Fluid and lubricant specifications
for correct car operation
The fuel consumption figures given in the
table below are determined on the basis of
the homologation tests set down by specific European directives.
– extra-urban cycle: frequent accelerating in all gears, simulating extraurban
use of the car; the speed varies between 0
and 120 km/h;
The procedures below are followed for
measuring consumption:
– combined consumption: is calculated weighing about 37% of urban cycle
consumption and about 63% of extraurban
consumption.
– urban cycle: cold starting followed by
driving that simulates urban use of the car;
IMPORTANT The type of route,
traffic situations, weather conditions,
driving style, general conditions of
the vehicle, trim level/equipment/accessories, load, presence of
a roof rack, use of the climate control system, other situations that affect air drag may lead to different fuel consumption levels than those
measured (see “Reducing running
costs and environment pollution” in
the chapter “Correct use of the car”).
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
2.0 JTS
Selespeed
3.2 V6
JTD 16V
Urban
12.1
12.2
12.2
18.6
8.2
Extraurban
6.4
6.7
6.7
8.7
4.8
Combined
8.5
8.7
8.7
12.4
6.1
Fuel consumption according to directive
2004/3/EC (litres x 100 km)
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
FUEL CONSUMPTION
255
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
256
CO2 EMISSIONS
CO2 emission levels at the exhaust given in the following table refer to combined consumption.
CO2 EMISSIONS ACCORDING TO 2004/3/EC DIRECTIVE (g/km)
1.8 T. SPARK
2.0 JTS
2.0 JTS Selespeed
202
207
207
3.2
V6
295
JTD
16V
159
RIGHT HAND DRIVE VERSION
DASHBOARD
A0A0724b
fig. 1
1. Adjustable side air vents - 2. Fixed side window air vents - 3. Front passenger’s air bag - 4. Tailgate release button - 5. Cards holder (for versions/markets where applicable) - 6. Sound system (for versions/markets where applicable) - 7. Adjustable central air vents - 8. Upper fixed vent - 9. Glass/can
holder (for versions/markets where applicable) - 10. Front fog light button - 11. Hazard light switch - 12. Rear fog light button - 13. External lights control lever - 14. Instrument panel - 15. Windscreen wiper stalk - 16. Bonnet opening lever - 17. Set of controls - 18. Ignition key and ignition switch - 19.
Horn - 20. Steering wheel locking/release lever - 21. Driver’s air bag - 22. Door locking button - 23. Heating/ventilation/climate controls - 24. Cigar
lighter/ashtray housing lid - 25. Temperature sensor - 26. Glovebox.
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RIGHT HAND DRIVE VERSION
INSTRUMENT
PANEL
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip recorder with
headlamp position display - E. Reconfigurable multifunction display - F. Rev counter
NOTE On JTDM versions the scale bottom is at 6000 revs.
A0A0762b
fig. 2 - Petrol versions
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip recorder with
headlamp position display - E. Reconfigurable multifunction display - F. Rev counter
NOTE On JTDM versions the scale bottom is at 6000 revs.
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A0A0754b
fig. 3 - Black Line versions
RIGHT HAND DRIVE VERSION
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip recorder with
headlamp position display - E. Reconfigurable multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0763b
fig. 4 - 2.0 JTS Selespeed versions
A. Fuel level gauge with reserve warning
light - B. Engine coolant fluid temperature
gauge with maximum temperature warning
light - C. Speedometer - D. Odometer display (mileage recorder, trip recorder with
headlamp position display - E. Reconfigurable multifunction display - F. Rev counter
A0A0727b
fig. 5 - 3.2 V6 version
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ALPHABETICAL INDEX
INDEX
ABS system ..............................
134
Accessories purchased by the user .. 127
Additional stop light (third stop) .... 200
Air bags .....................................
38
Air cleaner .................................. 229
Alfa Romeo CODE ........................
6
Armrest
- front .....................................
17
- rear ......................................
22
Ashtray
- front ........................................ 124
- rear ......................................... 125
ASR (system) ............................. 138
Battery
- advice for preserving
the charge ............................. 232
- checking the charge ........... 212-231
- replacement ........................... 232
Body (maintenance) ................... 236
260
Body versions ............................. 241
Bonnet ...................................... 131
Boot
- extension .............................. 19
- lighting ................................. 129
- luggage net ........................... 22
- opening from inside ................ 128
- opening with remotecontrol .. 8-128
- restraining the load ................. 130
- tailgate closing ....................... 129
- warnings for carrying luggage ... 130
Boot light
- changing bulbs ....................... 204
Brakes ....................................... 245
Braking lights (third stop)
- changing bulbs ....................... 199
Bulbs
- general instructions ................. 193
- replacement ........................... 192
- type of bulbs .......................... 193
Card and glass holder .................
125
Car maintenance .................... 216
Cell phones (provision) ................ 126
Changing a wheel .................. 181-183
Changing bulbs
- general instructions ................. 192
- types of bulbs ........................ 193
Checking levels ........................... 222
Cigar lighter ............................... 124
Cleaning and maintenance
- body ..................................... 236
- car interior ............................. 238
- engine compartment ............... 238
- windows ............................... 238
Climate control system .................
81
Climate control system,
automatic two-zone ..................
89
Clock .........................................
68
Controls ..................................... 106
CO2 emissions ............................ 256
CODE card ..................................
7
Correct use of the car ........... 169
Courtesy light
- changing bulbs ....................... 203
Cruise Control .............................
49
52
Diesel fuel filter ........................... 229
Diesel particulate filter (DPF) ........ 167
Digital multifunction display .......... 58
Dimensions ................................ 250
Direction indicators
- changing front bulbs ................ 198
- changing rear bulbs ................. 199
- changing side bulbs ................. 198
- switching on .......................... 46
Door locking system .................... 107
Door mirrors ............................... 23
Doors ........................................ 15
Electronic alarm system
..............
Emergency starting ......................
- coasting ................................
- starting with an auxiliary
battery ..................................
Engine codes/body versions .........
Engine
- identification codes .................
- marking ................................
- specifications .........................
Engine compartment
11
179
181
180
241
241
241
242
- bonnet ..................................
- washing ................................
Engine oil consumption ................
Engine starting ...........................
Environmental protection ..............
EOBD (system) ...........................
External lights (switching on) .......
First-aid kit ................................
Fix &Go Automatic (device) .........
Flashing high beams ....................
Fluids and lubricants ....................
Follow me home device ...............
Foglights
- changing bulbs .......................
- switching on ..........................
Front ceiling light ........................
- changing bulbs .......................
Front fog lights
- changing bulbs .......................
- switching on ..........................
Fuel consumption ........................
Fuel flap ....................................
Fuel supply ................................
Fuses ........................................
131
238
224
169
168
140
44
215
186
45
253
46
196
106
121
201
196
106
255
167
243
205
Getting to know your car ...
6
Glove compartment ..................... 121
Glove compartment light
- changing bulbs ....................... 203
Handbrake ...............................
108
Hazard warning lights
- switching on .......................... 106
Headlamp beam adjustment ......... 108
Headlight washers ................. 49-236
Headlights
- adjustment abroad .................. 133
- compensation for tilt .......... 108-132
Headrests
- front ..................................... 18
- rear ...................................... 21
Heating and climate
control system ......................... 81
Hoses ........................................ 234
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Dashboard ................................
Identification data
...................... 240
Ignition device ............................ 14
Ignition switch and
steering lock ....................... 14-15
In an emergency .................... 179
261
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
Inertial fuel cut off switch .............
Installation of electric/
electronic devices .....................
Instrument cluster .......................
In the event of an accident ...........
Intelligent washing (windscreen) ...
Interior fittings (cleaning) .............
Internal fittings ..........................
107
- annual inspection programme ... 219
- scheduled maintenance ........... 216
127
53
215
47
238
121
- scheduled maintenance
programme ............................ 217
Manual heater ............................
83
Mechanical gearbox ..................... 109
Number plate lights
- changing bulbs ....................... 200
Keys ........................................
6
Levers (steering wheel) ..............
44
44
29
Lights ........................................
Load limiters ..............................
Low beam headlights
- changing bulbs ....................... 197
- switching on ..................... 44-45
Luggage restrainer net ................. 22
Main beam headlights
262
- changing bulbs ....................... 197
- switching on .......................... 45
Maintenance
- additional operations ............... 229
Oddment recesses .....................
Paintwork
126
................................ 237
Parking ...................................... 172
Parking sensor ............................ 105
Performance ............................... 249
Pockets ..................................... 125
Rain sensor ................................ 48
Raising the car ............................ 214
Rear ceiling light ......................... 123
- changing bulbs ....................... 202
Rear fog guards
- changing bulbs ....................... 199
- switching on .......................... 106
Rearview mirror .......................... 23
Reconfigurable multifunction
display .................................... 61
Reducing running costs ................ 172
Refuelling ............................. 166-252
Remote control ...........................
7
Rev counter ................................ 56
Reversing light
- changing bulbs ....................... 199
Rims ......................................... 247
Pollen filter ................................ 230
Power windows ..........................
24
Pretensioners ..............................
28
Puddle lights .............................. 123
- changing bulbs ....................... 201
Radio transmitters and cellular
telephones .............................. 127
Radio ........................................ 141
Seat belts .................................
- carrying children safety ............
- front belt height adjustment .....
- general instructions .................
- load limiters ...........................
- maintenance ..........................
- pretensioners .........................
26
31
27
29
29
31
28
Technical specifications ........
27
26
16
19
110
- Fix&Go automatic ................... 186
- inflating pressure .................... 249
- replacement ........................... 181
- snow chains ........................... 177
- types of tyres and rims ............ 247
- winter ................................... 177
197
199
45
177
56
15
245
22
126
245
5-6
240
Towing the car ............................ 213
Towing trailers ............................ 174
Transmission ............................... 243
Tyres
- correct reading ....................... 246
VDC system
ALPHABETICAL INDEX
- rear centre lap belt ..................
- use of belts ............................
Seats
- front .....................................
- rear ......................................
Selespeed gearbox ......................
Sidelights
- changing front bulbs ................
- changing rear bulbs .................
- switching on ..........................
Snow chains ...............................
Speedometer ..............................
Steering lock ..............................
Steering system ..........................
Steering wheel ...........................
Sun visors ..................................
Suspensions ...............................
Symbols ....................................
............................. 136
Vehicle inactivity ......................... 178
Warning lights and messages .....
72
Weights ..................................... 251
Wheel geometry ......................... 246
Wheels and tyres ................... 233-246
Windscreen washer
- intelligent washing function ......
47
- operation ...............................
47
- spray jets .............................. 235
Windscreen wiper
- blade replacement .................. 235
- operation ...............................
47
- rain sensor .............................
48
- spray jets .............................. 235
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PROVISIONS FOR THE PROCESSING OF A VEHICLE
AT THE END OF ITS LIFE-CYCLE
For years now Alfa Romeo has been developing its global commitment towards the safeguarding and protection of the Environment through
the continuous improvement of its production processes and the making of increasingly more “eco friendly” products. With a view to guaranteeing the best possible service to clients in full observance of environmental standards and in response to the obligations imposed by European Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, Alfa Romeo offers its clients the possibility to hand in their vehicle* at the end of its life
span without additional costs.
The European Directive, in fact, provides for the take-back of the vehicle without the last holder or owner of the same incurring expenses due
to the fact that the market value of the vehicle is zero or negative. In particular, in almost all of the countries of the
European Union, up until 1st January 2007, take-back of the vehicle free of charge only applies to vehicles registered from 1 July 2002 on,
while, from 2007 on, take-back will be carried out free of charge, independently of the year of registration, provided that the vehicle still contains all its essential component parts (especially engine and body) and is free from additional waste materials.
Our contracted network of authorised treatment facilities has been carefully selected in order to provide a quality service to our customers by
de-polluting and recycling “End of Life Vehicles” to approved environmental standards. To find out the location of your nearest authorised
treatment facility, offering free of charge take-back, simply contact one of our dealers or refer to the Alfa Romeo web site or call the toll free
number 00800 2532 0000.
* Passenger transportation vehicles to seat a max. of nine persons, having a total admissible weight of 3.5 t
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COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURES
full load
reduced load
Tyres
front
rear
front
rear
195/60 R15
bar
2.2
2.2
2.5
2.5
205/60 R15
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
205/55 R16
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
205/55 ZR16
bar
2.3
2.3
2.6
2.6
215/45 R17
bar
2.4
2.3
2.7
2.6
225/45 ZR17
bar
2.5
2.4
2.8
2.7
225/40 ZR18
bar
2.5
2.4
2.8
2.7
Compact spare wheel (*)
125/80 R15
bar
4.2
4.2
With the tyre hot the inflating pressure should be +0.3 bar compared with the specified rating
With winter tyres the inflation pressure should be +0.2 bar compared with the specified rating
(*) The compact spare wheel cannot be used on 3.2 V6 version
ENGINE OIL REPLACEMENT
REFUELLING
Oil sump and filter (1.8 T. SPARK - 2.0 JTS) ........................ litres 4.4
Fuel tank capacity............................................................ litres 63
Reserve.......................................................................... litres 7
Oil sump and filter (3.2 V6) .............................................. litres 5.9
Oil sump and filter (JTD 16V) ............................................. litres 4.5
Do not discard used oil in the environment.
Only refuel petrol engines with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON)
not less than 95.
Only refuel diesel engines with diesel fuel for motor vehicles (Specification EN590).
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