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OWNER’S MANUAL
ALFA
Dear Customer,
thank you for choosing Alfa Romeo.
Your Alfa Spider 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 Spider.
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
organization is at your service for any assistance problems you may have.
Enjoy the reading. And have a good trip.
This Owner Handbook describes all the versions of the Alfa Spider, so you should only consider
the information concerning the trim level, engine and version purchased by you.
MUST BE READ!
REFUELLING
K
Petrol engines: only refuel with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) not less than 95.
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.
ENGINE STARTING
Petrol engines: ensure that the handbrake is up, fully press the clutch pedal, without pressing the accelerator, put
the gear lever neutral, fit the electronic key into the ignition device to stop limit, briefly press the START/STOP button.
Diesel engines: ensure that the handbrake is up, fully press the clutch pedal, without pressing the accelerator, put
the gear lever neutral, fit the electronic key down into the ignition device until it stops. The instrument panel warning
light m will turn on, wait for the warning light m to turn off. The hotter the engine is, the quicker this will happen,
briefly press the START/STOP button as soon as the warning light m turns on.
PARKING ON FLAMMABLE MATERIAL

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
A system for continuously monitoring emission system components to ensure greater environmental protection is fitted in your car.
ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES
쇵
If, after buying the car, you decide to add electrical accessories (that will gradually drain the battery), contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the car’s electric system can support the required load.
CODE CARD (for versions/markets, where provided)
Keep the code card in a safe place, not in the car.
SCHEDULED SERVICING
Correct maintenance of the car is essential for ensuring it stays in tip-top condition and safeguards its safety features, its environmental friendliness and low running costs for a long time to come.
THE OWNER’S HANDBOOK CONTAINS…
…information, tips and important warnings regarding the safe, correct driving of your car, and its maintenance. Pay particular attention to the symbols " (personal safety) # (environmental protection) â (car well-being).
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 the Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. The services can be recognized by the presence of the Alfa Romeo
badge and logo.
The Alfa Romeo organization in Italy can be found in the telephone book under the letter “A” Alfa Romeo.
Not all 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.
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.
CEILING LIGHTS ................................................
74
INSTRUMENT PANEL .........................................
8
CONTROLS .......................................................
76
SYMBOLS .......................................................
9
INTERIOR FITTINGS............................................
78
THE ALFA ROMEO CODE SYSTEM .........................
9
THE TOP ..........................................................
81
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
7
ELECTRONIC KEY ..............................................
11
DOORS ...........................................................
90
ALARM ...........................................................
17
POWER WINDOWS ...........................................
92
IGNITION DEVICE...............................................
19
BOOT ..............................................................
94
INSTRUMENTS..................................................
22
BONNET ..........................................................
97
RECONFIGURABLE MULTIFUNCTION DISPLAY..........
26
HEADLIGHTS.....................................................
98
SEATS ............................................................
41
HEAD RESTRAINTS.............................................
44
STEERING WHEEL .............................................
44
REARVIEW MIRRORS .........................................
45
CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM ...............................
48
MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM ...................
AUTOMATIC TWO-ZONE CLIMATE
CONTROL SYSTEM ............................................
50
53
PARKING SENSORS ........................................... 108
ADDITIONAL HEATER .........................................
63
EXTERNAL LIGHTS ............................................
64
TYRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
(T.P.M.S.) ........................................................ 111
WINDOW WASHING .........................................
67
AT THE FILLING STATION .................................... 114
CRUISE CONTROL .............................................
71
PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT ........................ 116
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD ....................................................
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
DASHBOARD AND CONTROLS
6
ABS SYSTEM ................................................... 100
VDC SYSTEM ................................................... 102
EOBD SYSTEM ................................................. 106
SOUND SYSTEM ............................................... 106
ACCESSORIES PURCHASED BY THE OWNER .......... 107
INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC DEVICES
107
1. Adjustable and swivel side air vents - 2. Front side window demisting/defrosting vents - 3. External lights control lever
4. Instrument panel - 5. Driver’s air bag and horn - 6. Windscreen wiper control lever - 7. Upper central vent
8. Adjustable and swivel central air vents - 9. Fuel level gauge/engine coolant temperature gauge/engine oil temperature
gauge (petrol versions) or turbocharger pressure gauge (diesel versions) - 10. Passenger’s air bag - 11. Passenger’s knees
air bag (where provided) - 12. Glove box - 13. Sound system - 14. Heating/ventilation/climate controls - 15. Engine
START/STOP button - 16. Ignition device - 17. Driver’s knees air bag - 18. Sound system controls on the steering
wheel (for versions/markets, where provided) - 19. Cruise Control lever (for versions/markets, where provided) - 20.
Bonnet opening lever - 21. Dashboard fusebox lid - 22. Switches for external lights, trip meter reset and headlamp aiming
device.
INDEX
A0G0056m
fig. 1
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
DASHBOARD
7
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
A. Speedometer
B. Warning lights
C. Rev counter
D. Reconfigurable multifunction
display
c m Warning lights on diesel
versions only
On diesel versions the rev counter
end scale value is at 6000 rpm.
Fig. 2
A0G0198m
fig. 2/a - 1750 TURBO BENZINA versions
A0G0331m
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
INSTRUMENT PANEL
8
A. Speedometer
B. Warning lights
C. Rev counter
D. Reconfigurable multifunction
display
fig. 3
A0G0138m
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
An electronic device, in fact, is fitted in
each electronic key grip. The device
transmits a radio-frequency signal when
the engine is started through a special
aerial built into the ignition switch on the
dashboard. The modulated signal, which
changes each time the engine is started, is the “password”, by means of
which the control unit recognises the
electronic key and enables to start the
engine.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
The plate summarising the symbols used
fig. 3 can be found under the bonnet.
IN AN
EMERGENCY
To further protect you car from theft, it
has been fitted with an engine immobilising system. This system is automatically activated when the electronic
key is removed.
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Special coloured labels have been attached near or actually on some of the
components of your car. These labels
bear symbols that remind you of the precautions to be taken as regards that particular component.
INDEX
THE ALFA ROMEO
CODE SYSTEM
SYMBOLS
9
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
The code is sent only if the Alfa Romeo
CODE system control unit has recognised
the code transmitted from the electronic key.
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Each time the electronic key is fitted into the ignition switch, the Alfa Romeo
CODE system control unit sends a recognition code to the engine control unit
to deactivate the inhibitor.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
OPERATION
10
If when fitting the electronic key into the
ignition device or starting engine the
code has not been recognised correctly, a message + symbol will be shown
on the display (see section “Warning
lights and messages”).
In this case, the electronic key should
be removed and refitted; if the lock continues, possibly try again with the other keys provided with the car. If it is still
not possible to start the car contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Message + symbol Y
displaying when driving
If message + symbol Y are displayed
this means that the system is running
a self-test (for example for a voltage
drop).
If message + symbol Y continue to
stay on the display, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
IMPORTANT Every electronic 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 Authorized
Services taking with you all the keys in
your possession, the CODE card, a personal identity document and the car’s
possession documents. The codes of the
keys not provided during the new memorising procedure are erased from the
memory. This is to ensure that any lost
or stolen keys can no longer be used
to start the car.
The electronic components inside the key may
be damaged if the key is
submitted to sharp knocks.
If 2 seconds after fitting
the electronic key into
the ignition switch the
message + symbol continue to
be displayed, this means that
the code of the keys has not
been memorised, thus the car is
not protected by the Alfa Romeo
CODE system against attempted theft. In this case, contact an
Alfa Romeo Authorized Service
to have the key codes memorised.
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
ELECTRONIC KEY
ELECTRONIC KEY fig. 5
The car is delivered with two copies of
the key with remote control.
If the car changes owner, the new owner must
be given the electronic
key and the CODE card.
The electronic key operates the ignition
switch.
Button Á operates central locking of
doors, tailgate and fuel lid with alarm
activation (for versions/markets, where
provided).
Locking the doors will obtain door mirrors folding (for versions/markets,
where provided); refitting the key will
reposition door mirrors automatically.
This function can be deactivated (see
paragraph “Rearview mirrors”).
fig. 5
A0G0021m
Button Ë operates central locking of
doors, and fuel lid with alarm deactivation (for versions/markets, where provided).
Button ` shall be used to open the
tailgate.
After unlocking the doors by pressing
button Ë, if you do not open a door or
the tailgate within 2.5 minutes the system will lock again automatically all the
doors/tailgate.
When unlocking the doors, the driver’s
window will open slightly to facilitate
door opening. The driver’s window will
close automatically after about 3 minutes if the door is not opened. The driver’s window will reclose immediately if
the door is opened.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
A0G0023m
IN AN
EMERGENCY
fig. 4
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
The code numbers on the CODE card must
be kept in a safe place, not in the car.
INDEX
The CODE card fig. 4, delivered with
the keys, contains the mechanical code
A and the electronic one B.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
CODE CARD
(for versions/markets, where provided)
11
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
IMPORTANT Never expose the electronic key to direct sunlight: risk of damages.
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
IMPORTANT Remote control frequency may be disturbed by radio transmissions outside the car (e.g. mobile
phones, hams, etc…). In this event remote control may be failing.
12
fig. 6
A0G0022m
The electronic key fig. 6 houses the
metal insert A, that can be extracted by
pressing button B.
The metal insert operates the following:
❒ central door locking/unlocking by
operating the driver’s door lock (with
flat car battery only the driver’s door
will open);
❒ windows opening/closing;
❒ switch (for versions/markets, where
provided) for deactivating the passenger’s air bag and knees air bag
(where provided);
❒ safe-lock device (for versions/markets, where provided);
❒ emergency unlocking of electronic
key from ignition switch.
fig. 7
WARNING
Never leave the electronic key unattended
to prevent anyone, especially
children, from holding it and
pressing button B-fig. 6. inadvertently.
A0G0021m
Replacing the battery
of the electronic key
If when pressing button Ë, Á, or `,
control given is refused or failing, the
battery should be replaced with an
equivalent one that can be purchased at
common stores.
To be sure that the battery is to be replaced, try again to press buttons Ë,
Á, or ` with another electronic key.
When closing the tailgate again, protection sensors are restored and direction indicators will flash once.
❒ take out the metal insert A by pressing button B;
❒ remove the snap-fitted case Bfig. 9 (red) by levering with the
metal insert A of the electronic key
in the point shown in the figure;
❒ remove the battery D-fig. 8 from
the case taking note of the bias (in
the figure the positive pole is facing
downwards);
❒ put the new battery into the case
with the correct bias;
❒ put the case down into its seat and
refit the metal insert.
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
A0G0242m
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
To change the battery fig. 8 proceed
as follows:
fig. 9
IN AN
EMERGENCY
A0G0035m
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
fig. 8
Used batteries are
harmful to the environment. They should be
disposed of as specified by law
in the special containers provided, or take them to Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services
which will deal with their disposal.
INDEX
IMPORTANT Never touch the electric
contacts of the key and prevent fluid or
dust infiltration inside it.
13
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
The safe lock device represents top protection against break in attempts. Activate it each time you park the car.
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFE LOCK DEVICE
(for versions/markets, where provided)
14
This safety system inhibits the operation
of the car door handles.
WARNING
Once the safe lock device has been actuated,
doors cannot be opened from
inside the car in any way
whatsoever. For this reason,
make sure there are no persons left inside the car.
WARNING
If the key battery is
flat, the safe lock device can only be deactivated by
unlocking the doors by turning
the metal insert of the electronic key into the driver’s
door lock or by fitting the electronic key into the ignition device.
WARNING
If the car battery is
down, the safe lock device can be activated only using the metal insert of the
electronic key on the driver’s
door revolving plug: in this
case the safe lock device is active on front passenger’s door.
❒ turning twice the metal insert of the
electronic key into the driver door to
locking position;
❒ pressing twice the electronic key button Á.
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
❒ when fitting the electronic key into
the ignition switch.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
The device is automatically activated on
every door in the following cases:
❒ when unlocking only the driver’s
door (where possible);
❒ when unlocking the doors;
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Device activation
Should one of the doors be not perfectly closed, the safe lock device is not activated, thus preventing that a person
getting into the car from the open door
remains blocked inside the passenger’s
compartment when he/she closes the
door.
The device is deactivated automatically
on every door in the following cases:
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
A0G0021m
Device deactivation
INDEX
fig. 10
Device activation is signalled by three
flashes of the led on the driver’s door
panel and, only if activated by pressing
the electronic key button Á, of direction
indicators.
15
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Doors,
tailgate
and fuel cap
unlocking
Electronic
key
Direction
indicators
flashing
Led on
driver’s door
INDEX
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Emergency
metal
insert
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
The main functions that can be activated with the electronic key or with the emergency metals insert are the following:
16
Brief press on
button Ë (*)
Electronic key
rotation
clockwise (*)
Doors,
tailgate
and fuel
cap locking
Safe lock
(for versions/
markets, where
provided)
Tailgate
opening
Prolonged
Prolonged
pressing
pressing
(over 2 seconds) (over 2 seconds)
on button Ë
on button Á
Double pressing
(within 1 second)
on button Á
Brief press on
button `
Electronic key
rotation
counter-clockwise
Electronic key
rotation for over
2 seconds
clockwise
Electronic key
rotation for over
2 seconds
counter-clockwise
Double electronic
key rotation
within 1
second
counter-clockwise
–
1 flashing
2 flashings
1 flashing
3 flashings
2 flashings
Double
flashing,
followed by
deterrence led
flashing
–
Brief press on
button Á
Window
opening
Window
closing
2 flashings
Deterrence
led off
Turning on fixed
for 3 seconds,
followed by
deterrence led
flashing
Deterrence led off Turning on fixed
for about
3 seconds,
followed by
deterrence led
flashing
(*) It is possible to set the option “Unlocking front door only” through the “Setup Menu” (see paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction display” in this section). In this case pressing button Á and turning the metal insert of the electronic key counter-clockwise will unlock the driver’s door only. To unlock all
the doors, press twice button Ë within 1 second or turn twice the metal insert of the electronic key counter-clockwise.
IMPORTANT Window opening operation is a consequence of a door unlocking control. Window closing operation is a consequence of a door locking control.
❒ attempt to start the engine with
unauthorised electronic key;
❒ battery cable cutting;
❒ presence of moving bodies in the
passenger’s compartment (volumetric protection);
❒ abnormal raising/sloping of the car
(for versions/markets, where provided);
Volumetric and anti-raising protections
can be cut off by operating the front ceiling light controls(see paragraph “Volumetric protection/Anti-raising sensor”
on the following pages).
IMPORTANT Central door unlocking
by the emergency electronic key will not
deactivate the alarm, therefore with
alarm on the siren will activate when
opening one of the doors or the boot.
To deactivate the siren see paragraph
“How to deactivate the alarm”.
IMPORTANT The engine immobiliser
function is guaranteed by the Alfa
Romeo CODE system, which is automatically activated when the electronic
key is removed from the ignition device.
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
fig. 11
A0G0034m
HOW TO ACTIVATE
THE ALARM
With the doors, bonnet and boot shut
and electronic key removed from ignition switch, point the electronic key in
the direction of the car, then press and
release the button Á.
With the exception of certain markets,
the system sounds a “beep” and the
doors are locked.
Engagement of the alarm is preceded
by a self-diagnostic test characterised by
a different flashing of the driver’s door
led A-fig. 11: if a fault is detected the
system sounds a further warning
“beep”.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
❒ unlawful opening of doors, bonnet
and boot (perimetral protection);
A maximum number of sound/sight cycles is however envisaged. Once the
alarm cycle is over, the system will restore its normal operation.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
The alarm comes into action in the following cases:
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WHEN THE ALARM
IS TRIGGERED
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Depending on the markets, the triggering of the alarm will activate the siren
and the hazard warning lights (for about
26 seconds). The methods of operation
and the number of cycles may vary depending on the versions/markets.
INDEX
ALARM
17
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IN AN
EMERGENCY
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
18
Surveillance
When the system has been turned on,
the led A-fig. 11 will flash to indicate
that the system is in the surveillance
mode. The led will flash continuously
while the system is under surveillance.
IMPORTANT Operation of the alarm
is adapted at the origin to the regulations of the different countries.
Self-diagnosis and monitoring
of doors/bonnet/boot
If, after the alarm has been activated, a
second acoustic signal is heard, turn the
system off by pressing button Ë, check
for proper locking of doors, bonnet and
boot, then turn the system on again by
pressing button Á.
Otherwise if a door or bonnet/boot lid
is not correctly closed it will not be controlled by the system. If the control signal is repeated when the doors and bonnet/boot are closed properly this means
that the self-diagnosis function has detected a system operating fault, in which
case it is necessary to contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
HOW TO DEACTIVATE
THE ALARM
Press button Ë. The system will react as
follows (with the exception of certain
markets):
❒ two brief flashes of the direction indicators;
❒ two brief “beeps”;
❒ door unlocking.
The alarm can be deactivated by fitting
the electronic key into the ignition
switch.
IMPORTANT On certain versions any
attempt to break in detected by the system will be indicated by a warning message on the instrument panel display
when fitting the electronic key into the
ignition switch.
fig. 12
A0G0086m
VOLUMETRIC PROTECTION/
ANTI-RAISING SENSORS
To make sure that the protection sensors
are working properly, check that windows are shut.
This function can be cut out (for example if you leave animals on the car) by
pressing button A-fig. 12 on the front
ceiling light within 1 minute after instrument panel turning off.
When this function is off the button led
will turn on. Volumetric protection/antiraising sensors cut out shall be repeated
at each instrument panel turning off.
MINISTERIAL
HOMOLOGATION
❒ button START/STOP (set under
the electronic key reading device).
In keeping with the laws in force in each
country on the subject of radio frequency, for markets in which the transmitter needs to be marked the certification number is given on the component. For certain versions/markets, the
code may also be marked on the transmitter and/or on the receiver.
IMPORTANT To prevent running
down the battery do not leave the electronic key into the ignition device when
the engine is off.
WARNING
If the ignition device is
tampered with (for example during an attempted
break-in) have it checked over
by Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services before travelling
again.
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
A0G0219m
fig. 13
WARNING
When leaving the car
always remove the
electronic key from the ignition
device to prevent any passenger in the car from inadvertently activating the controls.
Remember to engage the
handbrake and if the car is facing uphill, first gear and if the
car is facing downhill, reverse.
Never leave children unattended in the car.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
❒ electronic key reading device
A-fig. 13 (set near the steering
wheel);
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
The ignition device is located on the
dashboard and it consists of the following:
IN AN
EMERGENCY
To deactivate the alarm system completely (for instance during prolonged
inactivity of the car) simply lock the car
by rotating the metal insert (provided
inside the electronic key) into the driver’s door lock.
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IGNITION DEVICE
INDEX
HOW TO CUT OFF
THE ALARM SYSTEM
19
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
INDEX
TURNING THE INSTRUMENT
PANEL OFF
Proceed as follows:
With the engine off and brake and clutch
pedal released, press button START/
STOP or take the electronic key out
of the ignition device.
❒ fit the electronic key into the ignition
device;
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IN AN
EMERGENCY
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
20
TURNING THE INSTRUMENT
PANEL ON
fig. 14
A0G0028m
ENGINE STARTING
See paragraph “Engine starting” in section “Correct use of the car”.
START/STOP BUTTON
fig. 14
Button START/STOP, set on the
dashboard, controls car electric systems
and engine starting/stopping.
Button START/STOP is fitted with
knurled ring and led. When the led and
the instrument panel are on, the engine
can be started.
❒ if the electronic key is fitted yet, press
button START/STOP without
pressing the clutch or brake pedal.
To safeguard the battery, when leaving
the car with the instrument panel on,
electric and electronic devices will be deactivated after approx. 1 hour.
IMPORTANT Fit the electronic key into the ignition device completely until
it locks into place.
IMPORTANT If when fitting the electronic key into the ignition device the instrument panel stays off, contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
IMPORTANT If when fitting the electronic key into the ignition device, symbol Y is displayed (on certain versions
together with a message) check
whether the electronic key is the proper one and then try to refit it into the
ignition device. If the problem persists
contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Few seconds after the instrument panel will gradually turn off.
IMPORTANT If when removing the
electronic key from the ignition device
the instrument panel stays on, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
WARNING
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.
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IMPORTANT Steering column lock failure is indicated by symbol + message on
the display. In this event contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
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IMPORTANT Switching the engine off
when the car is running will not engage
the steering column lock till next switching off of the engine with car stopped. In
this event a dedicated message will be displayed.
IMPORTANT If after turning the instrument panel on and/or starting the engine, the display shows the message “Car
protection system not available”, repeat
the operation using the moving the steering wheel to facilitate steering column unlocking. Displaying of the warning message will not impair steering column lock
regular operation.
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Engaging
The steering column lock will engage
5 seconds after removing the electronic key from the ignition device and if the
following conditions are present:
❒ engine off;
❒ instrument panel off with car at a
standstill;
❒ electronic key removed from ignition
device.
Disengaging
The steering column lock will disengage
after fitting the electronic key into the
ignition device.
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INSTRUMENTS
FUEL GAUGE fig. 15
REV. COUNTER
The pointer shows the amount of fuel
left in the tank.
Rev counter shows engine rpm. The danger zone (red) indicates excessive high
engine revs. 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 “overrevving” (rev counter pointer in the red
area), resulting in a gradual loss of engine power, in order to restore proper
engine rpm.
0 - tank empty.
1 - tank full (see the indications given
in paragraph “At the filling station").
fig. 15
A0G00177m
When the engine is idling, the rev counter
may indicate a gradual or sudden speed
increase. This is normal as it takes place
during normal operation, for example
when activating the climate control system
or the fan. In particular a slow change in
the speed preserves the battery charge.
The fuel gauge warning light turns on to
indicate that approx. 10 litres of fuel are
left in the tank. When range falls below
50 km (or 31 mi) the display will show
a dedicated warning message.
If K warning light starts
flashing when travelling, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
This shows the temperature of the engine coolant fluid and begins working
when the fluid temperature exceeds approx. 50°C.
The pointer should normally be towards
the middle of the scale. If the pointer
reaches the red sector, reduce your demand on the engine.
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ENGINE COOLANT
TEMPERATURE GAUGE
fig. 16
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A0G0178m
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fig. 16
IMPORTANT The temperature of the
engine coolant may rise towards the
maximum values (red sector) when the
car is driven at low speeds, uphill, fully
laden or during towing, especially if the
ambient temperature is high.
INDEX
The turning on of the u warning light
(together with a message on the display) indicates that the coolant fluid
temperature is too high; in this case,
stop the engine and contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
IMPORTANT Under certain conditions
(heavy slopes, for instance), the reading
on the gauge may differ from the actual
amount of fuel in the tank and changes
in level may be indicated late. This condition falls within the regular operating logics of the fuel gauge.
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The turning on of the ` warning light
when travelling (together with a message on the display) indicates that the
oil temperature is too high; in this case,
stop the engine and contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
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fig. 17
A0G0179m
ENGINE OIL TEMPERATURE
GAUGE (petrol version
excluded 1750 TURBO
BENZINA) fig. 17
This shows the temperature of the engine oil and begins working when the
oil temperature exceeds approx. 70°C.
If the pointer reaches the red sector, reduce your demand on the engine.
IMPORTANT The temperature of the
engine oil may rise towards the maximum values (red sector) when the car
is driven at low speeds, uphill, fully
laden or during towing, especially if the
ambient temperature is high.
fig. 18
A0F0180m
TURBOCHARGER PRESSURE
GAUGE (1750 TURBO
BENZINA and diesel
versions) fig. 18
This shows the turbocharger pressure
value.
To increase lighting press briefly button
+ on the left stalk and press button –
for dimming: the display will show a
message and the figure indicating the
current lighting level selected. This
screen will stay on for a few seconds
then it turns off.
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To reset the trip meter, keep button A
pressed for a few seconds.
To give max. visibility and comfort under whatever driving conditions (e.g.:
lights on in daylight, tunnels, etc…), the
speedometer is fitted with a sensor for
adjusting automatically, after fitting the
electronic key into the ignition device and
pressing button START/STOP, the
light intensity of the instrument panel display, sound system display, climate control system display, radionavigation system display (for versions/markets,
where provided), and instruments (i.e.:
fuel level gauge, engine oil temperature
gauge for petrol versions or turbocharger pressure gauge for diesel versions, and
engine coolant temperature gauge).
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TRIP METER RESET
fig. 18/a
With this function it is possible to adjust
on 8 levels the light intensity of the indications given on the instrument panel display, sound system display, climate control system display, radionavigation system display (for versions/markets,
where provided), and instruments (i.e.:
fuel level gauge, engine oil temperature
gauge for petrol versions or turbocharger
pressure gauge for diesel versions, and engine coolant temperature gauge).
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A0G0072m
AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENT
PANEL LIGHT DIMMER
INDEX
fig. 18/a
MANUAL INSTRUMENT
PANEL LIGHT DIMMER
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RECONFIGURABLE
MULTIFUNCTION
DISPLAY
INFORMATION ABOUT CAR
CONDITIONS (at event)
The “Reconfigurable multifunction display” shows all the useful information
necessary when driving, more particularly:
❒ Instrument panel light dimmer;
INFORMATION ON
STANDARD SCREEN
❒
❒
❒
❒
❒
❒
Clock A-fig. 19;
External temperature B;
Date C;
Partial km (or miles) covered D;
Total km (or miles) covered E;
Indications on car conditions F (e.g.:
doors open, or possible ice on road,
etc. ...).
❒ Scheduled servicing;
❒ Trip computer;
❒ Engine oil level;
fig. 19
A0G0015m
The date C in the middle of the display
will stay on until another display info is
activated (e.g. “Light dimmer”) or other information on car conditions.
With ignition key removed (when opening a door) the display will turn on and
indicate for a few seconds time, km (or
mi) covered and external temperature .
IMPORTANT When opening a door
the display will show for a few seconds
the time, the km covered and the external temperature.
+/– to scroll up/down the “Setup
Menu” options or to increase/decrease
the value displayed on the screen.
When the standard screen is displayed
buttons +/– activate instrument panel
light dimming.
fig. 20
A0G0074m
“SETUP MENU”
There is also a “Setup Menu” enabling
to perform the adjustments and/or settings described on the following pages
by pressing button MENU and +/–
(see fig. 20). The Setup menu can be
activated by pressing briefly button
MENU.
The menu comprises a series of functions arranged in a “circular fashion”
fig. 25.
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Long push on button: to go back to
previous screen without storing setting;
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❒ briefly press button MENU to select
the main menu option to set;
❒ operate buttons + or – (by single
press) to select the new setting;
❒ briefly press button MENU to store
new setting and go back to the previously selected option of the main
menu.
Short push on button: to confirm
the required option and/or to go to next
screen;
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Selecting an option of the main
menu without submenu:
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Selecting an option of the main
menu with submenu:
❒ briefly press button MENU to display the first submenu option;
❒ operate buttons + or – (by single
press) to scroll all submenu options;
❒ briefly press button MENU to select
the displayed submenu option and
to enter the corresponding setup
menu;
❒ operate buttons + or – (by single
press) to select the new setting of this
submenu option;
❒ briefly press button MENU to store
the new setting and go back to the
previously selected submenu option.
Selecting “Date” and “Clock”:
ENGINE OIL LEVEL DISPLAY
❒ briefly press button MENU to select
the first value to change (e.g. hours
/minutes or year /month /day);
❒ operate buttons + or – (by single
press) to select the new setting;
❒ briefly press button MENU to store
new setting and go back to the previously selected option of the main
menu, if this is the last one you will
go back to the previously selected
option of the main menu.
Fitting the electronic key into the ignition device, the display will show for a
few seconds the engine oil level. At this
stage, to clear this indication and to go
to next screen, press button MENU.
If engine oil level is too low/high, the
display will show the relevant warning
message.
IMPORTANT Check the proper engine oil level on the dipstick (see paragraph “Checking fluid levels” in section
“Car maintenance”).
IMPORTANT Proper engine oil level
shall be checked with the car on level
ground.
IMPORTANT For proper oil level reading, after fitting the key wait for at least
2 seconds before starting the engine.
IMPORTANT Engine oil level may appear increased after prolonged parking.
SPEED LIMIT
LIGHT SENS.
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Briefly press button MENU to access navigation from the standard screen. 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 “Speed limit”). When the car is stationary
access to the whole menu is enabled. On cars fitted with radionavigation system, only the following functions can be set: “Speed
limit”, “Automatic headlight daylight sensor” (for versions/markets, where provided) e “S.B.R. buzzer reactivation”. The other
functions are displayed and can be set/adjusted on the radionavigation system display.
RESET TRIP B
QUIT SETUP
SERVICE
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CLOCK
MODE 12/24
KEYS VOL.
AUDIO RPT.
INDEP. BOOT
LANGUAGE
UNITS
DOOR LOCK
UNLOCK FDA
A0G0218g
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DATE
fig. 21
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Speed limit (Speed limit)
With this function it is possible to set the
car speed limit (km/h or mph), which,
if exceeded, automatically sounds a
buzzer and displays a special message
(see section “Warning lights and messages”) to alert the driver.
To set the speed limit, proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: OFF
will be displayed;
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
(pulse) of the button +/– increases or
decreases the value by 5 units. Keeping
the button +/– pressed obtains automatic fast increase or decrease. When
you are near the required setting complete adjustment with single presses.
To abort the setting:
❒ press button +: ON will be displayed;
❒ briefly press button MENU: ON
will be displayed;
❒ briefly press button MENU then,
use buttons +/– to set the required
speed (during setting the value will
flash).
❒ press button –: OFF will be displayed;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
Automatic headlight daylight
sensor (Light Sens.)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
With this function it is possible to adjust
the light sensor sensitivity according to
3 levels.
To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the previously set level will be displayed;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
Reset Trip B (Reset Trip B)
This function enables to select Trip B reset mode (Automatic or Manual).
For further information see paragraph
“Trip computer”.
❒ briefly press button MENU: “minutes” will be displayed;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
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❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show 12h or 24h (according to previous setting);
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❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
To adjust proceed as follows:
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❒ briefly press button MENU: “hours”
will be displayed;
This function is used to set the clock in
the 12h or 24h mode.
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Proceed as follows:
Clock mode (Mode 12/24)
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This function enables to set the clock.
IMPORTANT Every press (pulse) on
the button +/– increases/decreases by
one unit. Keeping button +/– pressed
obtains fast increase/decrease. When
you are near the required setting complete adjustment with single presses.
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Setting the clock (Clock)
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Setting the date (Date)
This function enables to update the date
(year - month - day).
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❒ briefly press button MENU : “year”
will flash on the display;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU: “month”
will flash on the display;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU : “day”
will flash on the display;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
IMPORTANT Every press (pulse) on
the button +/– increases/decreases by
one unit. Keeping button +/– pressed
obtains fast increase/decrease. When
you are near the required setting complete adjustment with single presses.
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
Audio Info Repetition
(Audio Rpt.) (where provided)
This function enables to display sound
system information.
❒ Radio: selected radio station frequency or RDS message, automatic
tuning activation or AutoSTore;
❒ audio CD, MP3 CD: selected track
number;
❒ CD Changer: CD number and track
number;
To activate/deactivate (ON/OFF) info displaying proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show ON or OFF (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
According to the audio source selected,
below the time will be displayed the
symbol of the current source.
To activate/deactivate (ON/OFF) this
function proceed as follows:
To activate this function (disabling the
armrest button) (ON) or to deactivate
it (OFF, boot interlocking with doors),
proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show ON or OFF (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
To activate/deactivate (ON/OFF) this
function proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show ON or OFF (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show ON or OFF (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
When the function is on, the button
round led is on q.
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With this function active (ON) it is however possible to unlock the other doors
by pressing the door unlock button on
central console.
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When activated (ON), this function
locks automatically the doors when the
car speed exceeds 20 km/h.
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With this function it is possible to unlock
only the driver’s door by pressing the
electronic key button Ë.
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The boot can always be opened with the
remote control (press button `). “Indep. Boot” option enables or disables the
button set on the armrest, more particularly: with “Indep. Boot ON” the button
is always disabled. With “Indep. Boot
OFF” the button is enabled and pressing
the button will unlock the boot if door
locks are unlocked.
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Automatic central door locking
(Door lock)
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Driver’s door unlocking
(Unlock Fda)
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Independent boot unlocking
(Indep. Boot)
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Units
Consumption
Temperature
With this function it is possible to set the
units for distance covered (km or mi),
fuel consumption (l/100 km, km/l or
mpg) and temperature (°C or °F).
If the distance unit set is km (see previous paragraph) the display will enable
to set the fuel consumption unit in
l/100 km, km/l or mpg.
This function enables to set the temperature unit (°C or °F).
Distance
If the distance unit set is “mi” (see previous paragraph) fuel consumption will
be displayed in “mpg”.
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show °C or °F (according
to previous setting);
In this case the option “Cons.Unit” of the
“Setup Menu” can be selected but it is
locked on “mpg”.
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
To set the required unit proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show “km” or “mi” (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU 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:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show “km/l” or “l/100
km” (according to previous setting);
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU 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:
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
To adjust the volume proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show the previously set volume “level”;
❒ briefly press button MENU: the display will show the previously set volume “level”;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
❒ briefly press button MENU : the display will show the previously set
“language”;
❒ press button + or – for setting as required;
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
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To set the required language proceed as
follows:
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With this function the volume of the
roger-beep accompanying the activation
of certain buttons can be adjusted according to 8 levels.
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With this function the volume of the
buzzer accompanying any failure/warning indication can be adjusted
according to 8 levels.
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Display messages can be shown in the
following languages: Italian, English,
German, Portuguese, Spanish, French,
Dutch and Brazilian.
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Adjusting the button volume
(Keys Vol.)
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Adjusting the failure/warning
buzzer volume (Beep Vol.)
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Selecting the language
(Language)
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Scheduled Servicing (Service)
Through this function it is possible to display information connected to proper car
servicing.
Proceed as follows:
❒ briefly press button MENU: service
in km or mi, according to previous
setting, will be displayed (see paragraph “Units”);
❒ briefly press button MENU to go
back to the menu screen or press the
button for long to go back to the
standard screen.
IMPORTANT The Service schedule includes car maintenance every 35,000
km (or 21,000 mi); this is shown automatically, with the electronic key into the
ignition device starting from 2,000 km
(or 1,240 mi) from this deadline and it
will be displayed in km or miles according to the unit set. When a scheduled service interval (“coupon”) is near to come,
fitting the electronic key into the ignition
device will display a message followed
by the number of km/mi to go before
car servicing. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to carry out any service
operation provided by the Service schedule or by the Annual inspection plan, and
to reset the display.
Reactivating the S.B.R.
(Seat Belt Reminder) buzzer
(Beep Seatb.)
ILLUMINATION OF REV
COUNTER/INSTRUMENTS
(NIGHT PANEL)
This function is displayed only after the
system has been deactivated by Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
This function enables to turn on/off
(ON/OFF) the illumination of rev
counter and instruments. This function can
be activated (only with electronic key fitted into ignition device, external lights on,
and speedometer built-in sensor in poor
outside light condition), by pressing for
long button –. When this function is on,
the display will show a warning message.
Once on, the NIGHT PANEL function
can be deactivated as follows:
❒ by long press on button + (also with
external lights off);
❒ removing the electronic key from the
ignition device.
Exit Menu (Quit setup)
Selecting this option will bring back to
standard screen.
When function is off the display will show
a warning message.
Messages stay on the display for a few
seconds, then they will go off. To stop
displaying before time, briefly press button MENU.
The “Trip computer” displays information (with electronic key fitted into ignition device) 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 fig. 22) is “contained” within the complete mission.
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TRIP COMPUTER
End of partial mission
Start of new
partial mission
Reset TRIP B
End of partial mission
Start of new
partial mission
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˙
End of partial mission
Start of new
partial mission
TRIP B
˙
˙
˙
fig. 22
Reset TRIP B
TRIP B
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Reset TRIP B
End of partial mission
Start of new partial mission
Reset TRIP B
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TRIP B
˙
˙
GENERAL TRIP
INDEX
Reset GENERAL TRIP
End of complete mission
Start of new mission
Reset GENERAL TRIP
End of complete mission
Start of new mission
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Both functions are resettable (reset - start of new mission).
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The “General Trip” displays the figures
relating to:
❒ Average consumption
Values displayed
Range
Average consumption
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.
❒ Average speed
Represents the indicative average of consumptions from the beginning of the
new mission.
❒ Travel time
Current consumption
❒ Range
This value shows instant fuel consumption (this value is updated second by
second). If parking the car with engine
on, the display will show “- - - -”.
❒ Current consumption
❒ Travel Distance
“Trip B” displays information concerning :
❒ Travel Distance B
❒ Average consumption B
❒ Average speed B
❒ Travel time B.
Average speed
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).
The display will show “- - - -“ in the following cases:
❒ value lower than 50 km (or 30 mi);
❒ car left parked with engine running
for long.
IMPORTANT The variation of the autonomy value can be influenced by different factors: driving style (see what is
described in paragraph “Driving style”
in the chapter “Correct use of the car”),
type of route (highways, urban, mountain, etc…), use conditions of the car
(load transported, tire pressure, etc…).
What was described previously must be
taken in consideration when planning
a trip.
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”.
fig. 23
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TRIP BUTTON
Button TRIP fig. 23, set on the right
steering column stalk shall be used (with
electronic key into ignition device) to enter the “General Trip” and “Trip B” function. To scroll the values of each option
use buttons set aside the stalk.
To scroll the Trip Computer options,
briefly press buttons - and ..
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❒ long push: to reset and then start a
new mission.
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❒ “automatic”, reset is performed
when the trip 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.
❒ short push: to display the different
values;
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❒ “manual”, reset is performed by the
driver by pressing button TRIP;
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Reset can be:
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Button TRIP shall also be used to reset
the “General Trip” and “Trip B” functions
to start a new mission:
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New mission (reset)
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fig. 24
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IMPORTANT “General Trip” reset will
also reset the “Trip B” function, whereas “Trip B” reset will only reset the information associated with this function.
Every Trip computer screen displays two
options of the active Trip (Trip A or Trip
B); one option is displayed at the top of
the screen, the other one at the bottom
(see fig. 24).
In the same screen it is not possible to
have displayed at the same time the
same option at the top and at the bottom of the screen.
Start of journey procedure
(reset)
Briefly press button TRIP to select the
two Trip computer modes; use button
- to scroll the options at the top of the
display, use button . to scroll the options at the bottom of the display.
Reset General Trip
Press briefly button TRIP to go from
Trip A to Trip B.
IMPORTANT Reset can be automatic only in the following cases:
Trip A and Trip B reset are independent.
With electronic key into ignition device,
to reset the “General Trip” press and
keep pressed button TRIP for over 2
seconds.
❒ when the “Travel Distance” reaches 9999.9 km or the “Travel Time”
reaches 99.59 (99 hours and 59
minutes);
❒ after disconnecting/reconnecting the
battery.
At General Trip reset a warning message
will be displayed.
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.
Height adjustment
(for versions/markets, where provided)
fig. 25
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Moving the seat backwards
or forwards
Lift the lever A (on the inner side of the
seat) and push the seat forwards or
backwards: in the driving position the
arms should rest on the rim of the steering wheel.
Move repeatedly lever B upwards or
downwards to achieve the required
height.
IMPORTANT Adjustment must be carried out only seated at the driver’s seat.
Back rest angle adjustment
Press button C until obtaining the required position.
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when the car is stationary.
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MANUALLY ADJUSTABLE
SEATS fig. 25
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Once you have released the lever, check
that the seat is firmly locked
in the runners by trying to
move it back and forth. Failure
to lock the seat in place could
result in the seat moving suddenly and the driver losing
control of the car.
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Lumbar adjustment
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Seat controls are the following:
Turn the knob D until obtaining the required position.
❒ front seat height adjustment;
Back rest angle adjustment
(for versions/markets, where provided)
❒ vertical seat movement;
Multifunction control A:
❒ rear seat height adjustment;
❒ longitudinal seat movement;
Use lever E. Pulling the lever upwards
the seat will bend back by one position.
Pushing the lever downwards the seat
will bend forward.
B: Back rest angle adjustment;
C: Driver’s seat positions store buttons;
D: Lumbar adjustment;
Tilting the back rest
E: Back rest tipping.
Pull handle F: the back rest will tilt and
the seat can slide forward.
Bringing back the back rest the seat will
return automatically to its original position (mechanical memory).
After bringing the back rest to its original position check tat it firmly locked.
Check also that the seat is firmly locked
in the runners by trying to move it back
and forth.
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fig. 26
ELECTRICALLY ADJUSTABLE
SEATS fig. 26
(for versions/markets, where provided)
WARNING
Only make adjustments
when the car is stationary.
IMPORTANT Seat can only be adjusted when the electronic key is fitted
into the ignition device and for about 1
minute from removing it or after pressing button START/STOP. After opening the door the seat can be adjusted for
about 3 minutes or until closing the
door.
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Storing driver’s seat/
door mirror positions
Seat warming can be adjusted to 3 different levels (0 = seat warming off).
To store the required seat position, adjust it as required then press the button
corresponding to position to store for a
few seconds.
To recall the stored position, press briefly
the corresponding button.
Storing a new position will automatically
clear the one stored previously using the
same button.
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With electronic key fitted into ignition
device, turn ring nut A-fig. 27 to turn
this function on/off.
fig. 27/a
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FRONT SEATS SPORTS
fig. 27/a
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Certain versions are fitted with electrically adjustable front seats with sports
configuration.
To adjust these seats see the indications
contained in previous paragraphs.
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Seat warming
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Stored position can only be recalled for
about 3 minutes after opening the doors
and for about 1 minute after removing
the electronic key from the ignition device.
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fig. 27
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Buttons C allows to store and recall three
different driver’s seat and door mirror positions. Storing and recalling are only possible with electronic key fitted into ignition device.
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HEAD RESTRAINTS
STEERING WHEEL
Head restraints are built into the seats.
The steering wheel can be adjusted both
axially and in height.
Release the lever A-fig. 28 pushing it
downwards, then adjust the steering
wheel as required. To lock the steering
wheel, push lever A upwards.
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fig. 28
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WARNING
Any adjustment of the
steering wheel position
must be carried out only with
the car stationary and the engine turned off.
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.
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MIRRORS
DOOR MIRRORS
Adjusting the mirror
Door mirror can only be adjusted and
folded when the electronic key is fitted
into the ignition device.
Use device A-fig. 30 to select the required mirror:
❒ turn selector A to 1: to select the
left mirror;
❒ turn selector A to 2: to select the
right mirror.
To adjust the mirror move the switch B
in the four directions shown by the arrows.
IMPORTANT After adjusting the mirror, turn selector A to 0 to prevent accidental movements.
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Using lever A-fig. 29 the mirror can
be adjusted to two different positions:
normal or antiglare.
fig. 29
INDEX
The mirror is fitted with a safety device
that causes it to be released in the event
of a violent crash.
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Powered mirror folding
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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This function can be activated/deactivated by pressing the mirror
folding button for over 2 seconds.
Buzzer sound will then confirm setting.
On versions equipped with powered
seats, to improve visibility during parking manoeuvres when engaging the reverse gear, the driver can adjust/move
(and store) the passenger door mirror
to a position different from that used
during normal running. To store the required mirror position proceed as follows:
Manual mirror folding
When required (for example when the
mirror causes difficulty in narrow spaces)
it is possible to fold the mirror moving it
from position A-fig. 31 to position B.
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Storing the “parking”
position of the door mirror
on the passenger side
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fig. 31
Locking the doors will obtain door mirrors folding; refitting the key will reposition door mirrors automatically.
When required (for example when the
mirror causes difficulty in narrow spaces)
it is possible to fold the mirrors by pressing button C-fig. 30.
To bring the mirrors back to driving position press again button C-fig. 30.
As the driver’s door mirror is curved, it may
slightly alter the perception of distance.
WARNING
When driving the mirrors shall always be in
open position.
❒ engage reverse with car stopped and
ignition key fitted into ignition device;
❒ turn selector A-fig. 30 to 2 (to select the passenger door mirror);
❒ adjust the passenger door mirror as
required to obtain best position for
parking manoeuvres;
❒ keep one of the buttons C-fig. 28
pressed for 26 seconds at least (see
paragraph “Seats” in this section).
The mirror will set automatically to the
previously stored position.
If no parking position has been stored,
when engaging reverse the passenger
door mirror will slightly lower to aid the
driver during parking.
The mirror will automatically return to
its original position 10 seconds after disengaging reverse, when the car speed
exceeds 10 km/h in forward gear or
when turning selector A-fig. 30 to 0.
This enables mirror alignment if when
leaving the car parked one of the door
mirrors has been moved manually
and/or accidentally.
Defrosting/demisting
The electric mirrors are fitted with heating
coils which come into operation when turning on the heated rear window (by pressing button ().
IMPORTANT This function is timed
and is deactivated after a few minutes.
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Each time the ignition key is fitted into
the ignition device, door mirrors return
automatically to the last position
reached and/or recalled at last key removal.
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Proceed as follows: fit the electronic key
into the ignition device; engage reverse;
turn selector A-fig. 30 to 2 (to select
the passenger door mirror).
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Automatic door mirror
realignment
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Recalling the passenger
door mirror “parking”
INDEX
Together with the passenger door mirror “parking” position, also the driver
seat and door mirror positions will be
stored. The sound of a buzzer confirms
that the mirror position has been stored.
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fig. 32
1 Upper vent - 2 Adjustable and swivel central vents - 3 Adjustable and swivel side vents - 4 Lower vents (at feet height) 5 Windscreen and windows demisting/defrosting vents.
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UPPER VENT fig. 35
The vent has an opening/closing control.
O = Completely closed
I = Completely open
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WINDOW DEMISTING/
DEFROSTING VENTS
These vents are located at the ends Afig. 36 and on the front part B of the
dashboard.
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SIDE VENTS fig. 33-34
These vents are located on the dashboard. Each vent A features a wheel B
to adjust air flow and a device C to direct it horizontally or vertically.
O = Completely closed
I = Completely open
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fig. 36
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fig. 33
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MANUAL CLIMATE
CONTROL SYSTEM
(for versions/markets, where provided)
CONTROLS fig. 37
A - Air temperature knob (mixing warm
and cold air);
B - Air distribution knob;
C - Fan speed knob;
D - Heated rear window and door mirror defrosting on/off button;
E - Windscreen, side windows and door
mirror max. demisting/defrosting
on/off button;
F - Air recirculation on/off button;
G - Compressor on/off button.
fig. 37
AIR DISTRIBUTION
SELECTION
O: air flow to driver’s/passenger’s
body;
M: air flow to driver’s/passenger’s
body and lower part of the passenger
compartment;
N: air flow towards the lower part of
the passenger compartment;
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Q: air flow towards the lower part of
the passenger compartment and windscreen;
ü: air flow towards the windscreen
Q: to warm the feet and at the same
time demist the windscreen;
❒ turn air recirculation off (if on).
Climate control system √ is very useful to speed up window demisting and
it is therefore to be turned on in the
event of considerable moisture. In any
case it is recommended to perform the
following preventive demisting procedure:
❒ turn air recirculation off (if on);
❒ turn knob C to second speed;
❒ turn knob B to Q.
On certain versions, turning this function
on will also activate windscreen defrosting in the windscreen wiper area.
This function is timed and switches off
automatically after few minutes, or by
pressing again the button or by turning
the engine off. It will not be switched
on automatically when restarting the engine.
IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
the inside of the heated rear window
over the heating filaments to avoid damage that might cause it to stop working properly.
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Window demisting
❒ turn knob B to the required distribution:
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M: to warm the feet and keep the face
cool (bilevel function);
❒ turn knob C to the required speed;
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N: to warm the feet;
To turn this function on press button -:
the button leds -, √ and ( will turn
on. To turn this function off press again
button - the button led will turn off.
After demisting/defrosting, turn this
function off to keep perfect comfort conditions.
To turn this function on press button (
the button led will turn on. To turn this
function off press again button .
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❒ turn knob A to the required temperature;
HEATED REAR WINDOW
AND DOOR MIRROR
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
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Proceed as follows:
QUICK WINDSCREEN
AND FRONT SIDE WINDOW
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
(MAX-DEF function)
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RECIRCULATION
To turn this function on press button
v: the button led will turn on.
This function is particularly useful when
the outside air is heavily polluted (in a
traffic jam, tunnel, etc.) However, it is
better not to use it for long periods, especially if there are several people in the
car to prevent window misting up.
CLIMATE CONTROL
(fast cooling)
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THE SYSTEM
IMPORTANT The compressor √ can
be enabled only if the ventilation is enabled.
During the winter, the climate control
system √ must be turned on at least
once a month for about ten minutes.
Proceed as follows:
Before summer, have the system
checked at Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
❒ turn knob A completely leftwards;
❒ turn knob C to top speed;
Do not use the air recirculation function
on rainy/cold days as it would considerably increase the possibility of the windows misting inside.
❒ turn knob B to O;
IMPORTANT The inside air recirculation system makes it possible to reach
the required (“heating” or “cooling”)
conditions faster.
How to keep the required
cooling
❒ press buttons √ and v (buttons
leds on).
Proceed as follows:
❒ turn air recirculation off (if on).
❒ turn knob A to the required temperature;
❒ turn the knurled ring C to the required fan speed.
After connecting/disconnecting the battery,
wait for 3 minutes at
least before fitting the electronic key into the ignition device in order to allow the climate control system control unit
to reset the position of the electric actuators that adjust air
temperature and distribution.
To obtain top control of both zones, the
system is fitted with outside temperature
sensor, passenger’s compartment temperature sensor and bilateral sun radiation sensor.
The climate control system automatically
controls and adjusts the following parameters and functions:
❒ air temperature at driver/passenger
vents;
❒ fan speed;
❒ air distribution at driver/passenger
vents;
❒ compressor activation;
❒ air recirculation.
❒ air recirculation.
The system is fitted with AQS (Air Quality System) sensor (where provided),
that turns on air recirculation automatically when it detects the presence of outside polluted air (for example in queues
and tunnels).
Where provided, the system is integrated with an anti-misting sensor A-fig.
38 set behind the driving mirror, capable of “monitoring” a preset internal area
of the windscreen and of intervening automatically to prevent or to reduce window misting up, through a proper strategy. This sensor can be deactivated
through any manual system control
when the strategy is operating.
fig. 38
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The sensor is enabled at each start-up
and in any case when the user presses
one of the AUTO buttons.
To guarantee perfect and
regular sensor operation
do not apply stickers in
the “monitoring” area between
sensor and windscreen. Keep
windscreen and sensor clean and
avoid to accumulate dust or other substances.
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❒ window demisting/defrosting;
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❒ compressor on/off;
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❒ air distribution on seven levels;
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❒ fan speed;
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❒ required temperature;
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The car is fitted with a two-zone climate
control system which makes it possible
to separately adjust the air temperature
in the two passenger’s compartment areas to reach the required comfort.
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can be set or changed manually:
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Controls fig. 39
A - air distribution buttons (on driver and
passenger side);
B - knob for adjusting temperature on
the left side;
C - automatic operation button (AUTO);
D - climate control data display;
E - knob for adjusting temperature on
the right side;
F - rear window/door mirrors heating
on/off button;
G - MAX-DEF function button (fast defrosting/demisting function for windscreen, heated rear window and door
mirrors);
H - buttons for adjusting the fan speed;
fig. 39
I - OFF button to disable climate control;
L - air recirculation on/off button;
M - climate control compressor on/off button;
N - internal air sensor temperature
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The climate control system allows to personalise required temperatures (driver and
passenger).
Turning the knob knurled rings fully
clockwise or counter-clockwise until they
reach the extreme selections HI or LO,
the maximum heating or cooling functions are respectively engaged.
This functions can be switched on when
you wish to heat the passenger compartment as quickly as possible, by taking the greatest advantage from the system potential.
The function uses the maximum temperature of the heating fluid, whereas
air distribution and fan speed are controlled automatically by the system.
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It is switched on by setting a temperature of more than 32°C on the display,
and can be switched on independently
from the driver’s or passenger’s side,
or both of them; this setting brings the
system to the “one-zone” mode and it
is shown by both displays.
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Turning the knob knurled rings (B/E),
clockwise or counter-clockwise, respectively highers or lowers the temperature
of the air required respectively in the left
zone (knob B) or right zone (knob E)
of the passenger compartment. The temperatures set are shown on the display
D.
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The system can be turned on by pressing any button (except (, v and
OFF); it is however advisable to set the
required temperatures on the display
and then to press the AUTO button.
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HI function (HIGH)
(maximum heating power)
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ADJUSTMENT KNOBS
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This function should not be activated when the engine is cold,
to prevent air not warm enough
from entering the passenger
compartment.
With the function switched on, however, all the manual settings can be made.
To switch the function off, you only need
to turn the ring of knob (B or E) of the
temperature set to a value lower than
32°C; the opposite display will show
32°C.
Pressing button AUTO, the display will
show a temperature of 32°C and returns to an operating condition with automatic temperature adjustment.
LO function (LOW)
(highest cooling power)
It is switched on by setting a temperature lower than 16°C on the display;
this setting is shown on the display. This
function can be switched on when you
wish to cool the passenger compartment
as quickly as possible, by taking the
greatest advantage from the system potential.
The function cuts off air heating, switches on both internal air recirculation (to
prevent hot air from entering the compartment) and the climate control compressor, brings air distribution to ¯/˙
and the fan speed is controlled automatically by the system.
With the function switched on, however, all the manual settings can be made.
To switch the function off, you only need
to turn the ring of knob B/E of the temperature set to a value greater than
16°C; the opposite display will show
16°C.
Pressing button AUTO, the display will
show a temperature of 16°C and returns to an operating condition with automatic temperature adjustment.
❒ compressor;
and it will cancel all the previous manual adjustments.
Wording AUTO will disappear from the
display of the involved area (driver or
front passenger side) when performing
whatever operation (excluding temperature change.
❒ max fan speed = 6 bars lit;
WARNING
It is inadvisable to use
air recirculation on
rainy/cold days as it would
considerably increase the possibility of windows misting up
inside.
At starting, if climate control system is
operating in automatic mode, the fan
speed is kept at minimum until the engine has started.
With compressor on and engine running,
the fan speed cannot fall below the min.
speed.
The fan can be cut off (all bars off) only if the climate control compressor has
been switched off by pressing button √.
To restore automatic fan speed control
after a manual adjustment, press buttons AUTO.
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❒ min fan speed = one bar lit;
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❒ air recirculation;
The fan speed is shown by the lit bars on
the display:
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❒ air distribution in passenger compartment;
Press buttons +/– to increase or to decrease the fan speed.
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❒ fan speed;
IMPORTANT When opening the top,
the climate control will pass from automatic to manual operating mode.
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Pressing button AUTO (front and rear
controls) the displays will show AUTO
and the system will automatically adjust:
Will also go off if the system (specially
when compressor is turned off manually) cannot reach or cannot keep the required temperature.
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AUTOMATIC OPERATION
(AUTO BUTTON)
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QUICK FRONT WINDOW
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
(MAX-DEF function)
Pressing button - the climate control
automatically activates timed operation
of all the functions required to quicken
demisting/defrosting of the windscreen
and front side windows and, on certain
versions, windscreen demisting in the
windscreen wiper area.
The MAX-DEF can be turned on also with
engine off. When this function is on the
circular led around the button will turn
on.
The MAX-DEF function activates the following operations:
❒ rear panel turning off (for versions/
markets, where provided);
❒ air flow increase;
❒ air distribution at DEF;
❒ outside air intake;
❒ compressor activation;
❒ AQS function deactivation (where
provided);
❒ rear window heating activation.
When the MAX-DEF function is on, the
only manual operations possible are
manual adjustment of the fan speed and
switching heated rear window off.
IMPORTANT If the engine is not
warm enough, the function will not engage the predefined fan speed immediately, to limit the flow to the passenger compartment of air that is not warm
enough to demist the windows.
Pressing again one of the following buttons: v, √, AUTO or - the system
switches off the MAX-DEF function, resuming the system operating conditions
prior to turning it on, in addition to activating the last function required, if any.
IMPORTANT Do not activate the
MAX-DEF function with the engine off to
prevent running down the battery.
IMPORTANT Do not apply stickers on
the inside of the rear window over the
heating filaments to avoid damage that
might cause it to stop working properly.
❒ if outside temperature is lower than
the set one, the system will operate regularly also with compressor
off;
❒ if outside temperature is higher than
the set one, the system will not be
able to keep the required condition,
the set temperature values will then
start to flash on the display.
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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With compressor off, the system will
check whether outside temperature is
higher or lower/same as the set one:
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This function is timed and switches off
automatically after few minutes, or by
pressing again the button or by turning
the engine off. It will not be switched
on automatically when restarting the engine.
To turn the compressor off press again
button √.
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On certain versions, turning this function
on will also activate windscreen defrosting in the windscreen wiper area.
Press button √ to turn the compressor
on: when climate control compressor is
on the circular led around the button will
turn on. Compressor will stay on also after turning the engine off.
Temperature detection (compressor off
and outside temperature higher than set
temperature) is activated each time the
electronic key is fitted into the ignition
device.
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Press button ( to activate the demisting/defrosting function: when this function is on, the circular led around the button will turn on.
CLIMATE CONTROL
COMPRESSOR ON/OFF
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HEATED REAR WINDOW
AND DOOR MIRROR
DEMISTING/DEFROSTING
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AIR DISTRIBUTION
SELECTION
Pressing buttons A/S/D you can
manually choose one of the 7 possible
modes for air distribution inside the compartment:
D Flow of air to the dashboard centre
and side outlets (passenger’s body).
D Splitting of the air flow between the
S vents to the lower part of the passenger compartment (warmest air)
and the dashboard centre and side
outlets (coolest air).
S Air flow towards the lower part of the
passenger compartment. This type of
distribution allows heating of the passenger compartment in the shortest
time.
A Splitting of the air flow between
S windscreen and side window demisting/defrosting vents and the lower
part of the passenger compartment.
This type of air distribution allows
satisfactory heating of the passenger compartment while preventing
possible misting of the windows.
A Air flow to the windscreen and front
side window vents to demist or defrost them.
A Splitting of the air flow between the
D central/side dashboard vents and
windscreen and side window defrosting/demisting vents. This type of air
distribution allows satisfactory ventilation of the passenger compartment
while preventing possible misting of
the windows.
A Splitting of the air flow between
D all vents.
S
To restore automatic air distribution control after a manual selection, press button AUTO.
AIR RECIRCULATION AND
AQS FUNCTION ON/OFF
(Air Quality System)
(where provided)
Inside air recirculation is controlled according to the following operating logics:
❒ automatic control, indicated by button led “A”;
❒ forced switching on (inside air recirculation always on), indicated by the
turning on of the circular led around
the button;
❒ forced switching off (air recirculation
always off with air inlet from the outside), indicated by the turning off of
the circular led around the button.
With A.Q.S. (Air Quality System - where
provided), the operating logic is sequential when pressing button v.
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With the outside temperature below -1°C the
climate control compressor is unable to work. It is
therefore inadvisable to use the
inside air recirculation function
with low outside temperature
as windows may mist over
quickly.
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In certain weather conditions (e.g. outside
temperature
around
0°C) and with automatic air recirculation control on, mist may
form on the windows. In this
case press button v to
switch off recirculation and if
necessary press button + to increase the flow of air to the
windscreen.
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IMPORTANT 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 climate control compressor is off.
It is advisable to turn on the inside air
recirculation 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 and to ensure air change.
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AQS function
(Air Quality System)
(where provided)
The AQS function turns on automatically air recirculation when it detects the
presence of polluted air (e.g. in queues
and tunnels).
IMPORTANT With AQS function on,
after a preset time with recirculation on,
the compressor will enable outside air
inlet (for about 1 minute) to change air
inside the passenger compartment, regardless of outside air pollution level.
IMPORTANT The AQS function is disabled when the outside temperature is
cold to prevent window misting up. To
reactivate this function, press button
v. Led “A” on button v will
turn on to indicate that the function is
on.
ACTIVATED CARBON
POLLEN FILTER
The car is fitted with activated carbon
pollen filter. The filter has the specific capability of admitting to the passenger
compartment purified air, free from particles such as dust, pollen, etc. The filtering action takes place under all air inlet conditions and it is clearly most effective with the windows shut.
Have the conditions of the filter checked
by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services at
least once a year, preferably at the onset of summer. If the car is used mainly in polluted or dusty areas it should be
checked and if necessary replaced at
shorter intervals than specified in the
Service Schedule (see section “Car
Maintenance”).
Failure to replace the filter may considerably reduce the effectiveness of
the climate control system up to
blocking the air flow from the
outlets and vents.
❒ air recirculation is active (button led
on);
❒ compressor is active;
❒ ventilation is off.
To turn the climate control system on
again press button AUTO or any other
button (excluding ( and v). Turning the climate control system on again,
air recirculation will be again controlled
automatically.
The additional heater works with the engine running when the outside temperature is below 20°C and the engine has
not yet reached normal operating temperature.
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❒ the display is off;
The car is fitted with an additional heater
that supports the engine during cold or
winter weather to quickly reach a comfortable temperature in the passenger
compartment.
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❒ the system stores performed operations;
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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With climate control system off:
ADDITIONAL
HEATER (diesel
versions only)
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Press OFF button. The circular led around
the button turns on, signalling the OFF
state.
After connecting/disconnecting the battery,
wait for 3 minutes at
least before fitting the electronic key into the ignition device in order to allow the climate control system control unit
to reset the position of the electric actuators that adjust air
temperature and distribution.
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SWITCHING THE CLIMATE
CONTROL SYSTEM OFF
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Push the stalk to (stable) position:
❒ up: to turn the right-hand direction
indicator on;
LEFT-HAND STALK fig. 40
The left-hand stalk control almost all external lights.
The external lights can only be switched
on with electronic key fitted into ignition
device.
fig. 40
A0G0064m
Main beam headlamps
Turn the knurled ring A to 6. The warning light 3 on the instrument panel
will turn on.
To turn the main beams off, pull again
the stalk towards the steering wheel (2nd
unstable position).
Dipped beam headlamps
Flashing the headlights
Turn the knurled ring A to 2. The warning light 2 on the instrument panel will
turn on.
Pull the stalk towards the steering wheel
(1st unstable position) regardless of the
position of the knurled ring A. The warning light 1 on the instrument panel
will turn on.
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Sidelights
When the knurled ring A is at 2 pull
the stalk towards the steering wheel (2nd
unstable position). The warning light
1 on the instrument panel will turn on.
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Lights switched off
❒ down: to turn the left-hand direction
indicator on.
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Direction indicators
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Knurled ring at O.
Warning light Î or ¥ will come on flashing on the instrument cluster at the
same time.
Indicators are switched off automatically when the steering wheel is straightened.
If you want to show that you are about
to change lane, move the left-hand stalk
to unstable position. The required direction indicator will flash 3 times and then
it will turn off automatically.
At each single movement of the stalk,
the staying on of the lights is extended
by 30 seconds up to a maximum of 3.5
minutes; then the lights are switched off
automatically.
Each time the stalk is operated, the 3
warning light turns on together with the
message on the display (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
Deactivation
Keep the stalk pulled towards the steering wheel for more than 2 seconds.
The daylight sensor sensitivity can be adjusted through the “Setup Menu” of the
display (see “Reconfigurable multifunction display” in this section).
Activation
A:
Turn the knurled ring A-fig. 40 to 2
in this way, the automatic activation of
the side/taillights and dipped beam
headlights is simultaneously enabled according to outside brightness.
With lights switched on automatically
and in the presence of a switching off
control by the sensor, the main beams
will be switched off first and a few seconds after also the sidelights.
Headlight sensor failure is shown by a
dedicated message on the display (see
section “Warning lights and messages”).
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Pull the stalk towards the steering wheel
within 2 minutes from when the engine
is turned off.
As a result of the sensor control, the
dipped beam headlights will switch off
and, after a few seconds, sidelights will
switch off too. The sensor is not able
to detect the fog presence, lights shall
therefore be switched on manually.
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Activation
It detects the changes of the external
light intensity of the car according to the
light sensitivity set: the greater the sensitivity is, the smaller the amount of external light necessary to control the
switching-on of the external headlights
will be.
Deactivation
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This function allows the illumination of
the space in front of the car for a preset period of time.
AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS
SENSOR (daylight sensor)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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DEVICE
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These lights can be turned on, with instrument panel off, by pressing button
C. When pressing the button a warning buzzer will sound and the instrument
panel warning light 3 will turn on.
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fig. 41
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fig. 41
Front fog lights
To turn front fog lights on, press button
A; to activate these lights it is necessary
to have the side/taillights switched on.
The instrument panel warning light 5
will turn on. Press the button again or turn
side/taillights off to turn the lights off.
Press the button again to turn the lights
off.
With parking lights on, move the external lights left-hand stalk upwards or
downwards to select on which side
(right or left) the lights must stay on. In
this event warning light 3 will turn
off.
Moving the left-hand stalk to middle position will turn on the four parking lights
and the number plate light.
A0G0100m
fig. 42
Hazard lights
These lights are turned on by pressing
button A-fig. 42.
When these lights are on, the switch
flashes and warning lights Î and ¥ on
the instrument panel will turn on at the
same time.
Press switch A again to turn the lights
off.
Rear fog lights
To turn rear fog lights on, press button
B. The instrument panel warning light 4
will turn on. To turn the lights off, press
the button again or turn dipped beams
or front fog lights off or turn the engine
off.
WARNING
Use of the hazard
warning lights is ruled
by the Highway Code of the
country in which the car is
used. Observe regulations.
2: continuous slow
Windscreen washer/wiper
3: continuous fast
The stalk can be moved to five different
positions:
4: fast temporary (unstable position)
0: windscreen wiper off;
1: intermittent.
With the stalk in position 1, turning the
knurled ring A four possible intermittent
speeds are obtained:
■ = slow intermittent
■ = intermittent medium
■ = intermittent medium-fast
fig. 43
A0G0098m
Operation in position 4 is limited to the
time the stalk is held in this position.
When the stalk is released, it returns
to position 0 automatically stopping the
wiper.
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With external lights on, activating the
windscreen washer will also activate the
headlight washer, if provided.
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Right-hand stalk fig. 43 controls windscreen washer/wiper and rear window
washer/wiper operation.
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RIGHT-HAND STALK
Never use the window
wiper to remove ice or
snow from the windscreen. In these conditions, the
wiper is submitted to excessive
effort that results in motor protection cutting in and wiper operation inhibition for few seconds
as a consequence. If operation is
not restored contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
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■ = fast intermittent
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“Smart washing” function
The rain sensor is activated automatically moving the right-hand stalk to position
1-fig. 43 and it has a range of adjustment that gradually varies between wiper
stationary (no wiping) when the windscreen is dry, to wiper at second speed
(continuous, medium) with heavy rain.
Pulling the stalk towards the steering
wheel (unstable position) operates the
windscreen washer.
Keeping the stalk pulled with just one
movement it is possible to operate the
washer jet and the wiper at the same
time; the wiper actually comes into operation automatically when the stalk is
pulled for more than half a second.
The wiper stops working 3 strokes after
releasing the stalk; a further stroke after about 6 seconds will complete the
wiping operation.
fig. 44
A0G0227m
RAIN SENSOR
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The rain sensor A-fig. 44, located behind the driving mirror, is an electronic device combined with the windscreen wiper
which has the purpose of automatically
adjusting the number of wipes during intermittent operation, to intensity of the
rain. All the other functions controlled by
the right-hand stalk remain unchanged.
Turning the knurled ring A-fig. 43 it
is possible to increase the sensitivity of
the rain sensor, obtaining a quicker
change from stationary (no wiping)
when the windscreen is dry, to first continuous speed (continuous, slow). This
action is confirmed by one wiping
stroke.
Operating the windscreen washer with
the rain sensor activated (stalk at position 1-fig. 43) the normal washing
cycle is performed at the end of which
the rain sensor resumes its normal automatic function.
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Rain sensor shall be deactivated when washing
the car at automatic carwash.
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The rain sensor is able to recognize and
automatically adjust itself in the presence of the following particular conditions:
Sensor failure is indicated by a dedicated message on the display (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
❒ impurities on the controlled surface
(salt, dirt, etc.);
❒ difference between day and night.
Make sure the rain sensor is deactivated if
there is ice on the windscreen.
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When the rain sensor is reactivated in
this way, the wiper performs one stroke,
even if the windscreen is dry, to indicate
that reactivation has occurred.
Failure warnings
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IMPORTANT In the event of rain sensor failure, windscreen wiper operation
with right-hand stalk at 1-fig. 43 is intermittent. If failure takes place during
automatic operation, the system will
keep the last wiper operating condition.
Moving the stalk to other positions, operation is however guaranteed.
INDEX
Removing the electronic key from the
ignition device, the rain sensor is deactivated and the next time the engine is
started it will not be reactivated even if
the stalk has remained in position 1fig. 43. In this case to activate the rain
sensor, simply move the stalk to 0 or 2
and then back to 1.
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IMPORTANT Check at regular intervals correct operation and cleanness of
nozzles.
Streaks of water could
cause non-required blade
movements.
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Make sure the device is
off when cleaning the
windscreen.
fig. 45
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HEADLIGHT WASHERS
fig. 45
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Headlight washers are visible and are fitted with a nozzle for each external light
function. They come into operation automatically when operating the windscreen washer with external lights
turned on.
IMPORTANT The device can only be
engaged at speeds between 40 and
190 km/h.
fig. 46
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DEVICE ENGAGEMENT
Turn knurled ring A-fig. 46 to Ü.
The device cannot be engaged in 1
speed or reverse. It is recommended to
engage it in 4th or higher speeds. Travelling downhill with the device engaged,
the car speed may increase more than
the memorised one.
st
When the device is activated the instrument panel warning light Ü turns
on (on certain versions together with a
message on the display) (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
❒ push the stalk upwards (+) or downwards (–), then release it: car speed
is memorised and it is therefore possible to release the accelerator pedal.
In the case of need (when overtaking
for instance) acceleration is possible simply pressing the accelerator pedal: releasing the accelerator pedal, the car will
return to the speed memorised previously.
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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 (specially on highways) because the speed memorised is
automatically maintained.
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❒ turn the knurled ring A-fig. 46 to
Ü and press the accelerator pedal
to the required speed;
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Proceed as follows:
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(for versions/markets, where provided)
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TO MEMORISE SPEED
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CRUISE CONTROL
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TO RESET 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 or higher
gear);
❒ press button RES (set at stalk end).
TO INCREASE THE
MEMORISED SPEED
TO REDUCE
MEMORISED SPEED
The speed memorised can be increased
in two ways:
The speed memorised can be increased
in two ways:
❒ pressing the accelerator and then
memorising the new speed reached;
❒ disengaging the device and then
memorising the new speed;
or
or
❒ moving the stalk upwards (+).
❒ moving the stalk downwards (–) until reaching the new speed which will
be memorised automatically.
Each operation of the stalk will correspond to a slight increase in speed
(about 1.5 km/h), while keeping the
stalk upwards will correspond to a continuous speed increase.
Each operation of the stalk will correspond to a slight decrease in speed
(about 1.5 km/h), while keeping the
stalk downwards will correspond to a
continuous speed decrease.
❒ pressing the accelerator pedal; in this
case the system is disengaged only
temporarily; device operation will be
resumed automatically when releasing the pedal;
❒ with car speed below the preset limit (in these cases the last stored
speed will stay memorised, to resume it press button RES);
In the event of Cruise Control or engine
control system failure, the device is deactivated until removing the electronic
key from the ignition device. In this
event contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
The device is automatically deactivated
when operating accidentally or incorrectly the stalk, the knurled ring A or
button RES: in this event to reactivate
the device: bring the car to the required
speed and then move the stalk upwards
(+) or downwards (–).
WARNING
When travelling with
the device on, never
set the gearshift lever to neutral.
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❒ pressing the brake pedal, pressing
the clutch pedal (in these cases the
last stored speed will stay memorised, to resume it press button
RES);
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❒ turning the engine off or removing
the electronic key from the ignition
device;
In the event of device
malfunction or failure,
turn the knurled ring A-fig. 46
to O and contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services after
checking the protection fuse integrity.
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❒ turning the knurled ring A-fig. 46
to O;
The Cruise Control is temporarily deactivated when the ABS or VDC systems
come into operation (above a max. preset time): in this case the last set speed
will stay memorised, to recall it press
button RES.
WARNING
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The device is disengaged in one of the
following cases:
Automatic Cruise Control
deactivation
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DEVICE DISENGAGEMENT
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CEILING LIGHTS
FRONT CEILING LIGHT
fig. 47
Press button:
A: to turn on/off the courtesy light on
the left side;
B: to turn on/off the central light;
C: to turn on/off the courtesy light on
the right side.
Keeping pressed button B will turn off
all ceiling lights. Turning off is also indicated by the sound of a buzzer. To turn
these lights on again press briefly button B.
fig. 47
A0G0225m
IMPORTANT Leaving inadvertently a
door open, the ceiling lights and the puddle lights will turn off automatically after a few minutes. To turn them on
again, open another door or close and
open again the same door.
fig. 48
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PUDDLE LIGHT
The door light A-fig. 48, turns on
when opening the door regardless of the
electronic key position.
With the door open it will stay on for
about 3 minutes, then it turns off automatically.
With electronic key removed from ignition device:
ceiling lights will stay on for other 10 seconds.
This timed operation is stopped when refitting
the electronic key into the ignition device
Starting the engine: light will turn off
Removing the electronic key from the ignition device
Light turning on for about 10 seconds
Locking the doors
Light turning off
Unlocking the doors
Light turning on for about 10 seconds
Cutting in of the fuel cut-off switch
Light turning on for a few minutes. Reactivating the
fuel cut-off switch will turn off the ceiling light.
In all the cases tabulated above, lights turning on/off is gradual, for 2 seconds.
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Light turning on for a few minutes. This timed operation will be
reactivated each time a door is opened
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Opening one of the doors
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Ceiling lights turning on/off mode
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Cause
INDEX
In the following table are summarised the causes that make front/rear ceiling lights turn on/off and their turning on/off
mode:
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POWER SUPPLY AND FUEL
CUT-OFF SWITCHES
The car is fitted with a safety switch that
in the event of a crash comes into operation by cutting off fuel and turning
off the engine as a consequence.
Certain versions are equipped with an
additional safety switch that in the event
of a crash comes into operation by cutting off the power supply.
These two safety switches therefore prevent dangerous fuel leaks due to fuel
line cracking, and sparks or electric discharges due to damaging or malfunctioning of the electric components of the
car in the event of a crash.
IMPORTANT After a crash, remember to remove the key from the ignition
device to prevent battery run-down.
WARNING
If, after a crash, you
smell fuel or see leaks
from the fuel system, do not
reset the switches to avoid
fire risk.
Door unlocking in the event
of a crash
In the event of a crash that triggers the
fuel cut-off switch, the doors will unlock
automatically to enable getting into the
car and at the same time the passenger’s compartment light will turn on. It
is however always possible to open the
doors from the passenger’s compartment by means of the internal door handles. If, after a crash no fuel leaks or
damages to the electric devices (e.g.
headlights) are found and the car can
be started again, reset the fuel cut-off
switch and the power supply cut-off
switch (for versions/markets, where
provided). Follow the instructions given
below.
WARNING
If central door locking
has been activated
from inside the car and after a
crash the fuel cut-off switch
cannot activate automatic door
unlocking, it will not be possible to get into the car. In any
case, door opening from the
outside depends on door conditions after the crash: if a
door is badly damaged it will
be impossible to open it. In this
event try to open one of the
other doors.
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To reset the fuel cut-off switch, press button A-fig. 49.
WARNING
Before resetting the
power supply cut-off
switch carefully inspect the car
for fuel leaks or damages to
electric devices (e.g. headlights).
To reset the power supply cut-off switch,
proceed as follows:
❒ press button A-fig. 49 to reset the
fuel cut-off switch;
❒ open the bonnet;
❒ operate the retaining clips A-fig.
50 and remove the protection cover B;
❒ press button C-fig. 51 to reset the
power supply.
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Before resetting the fuel cut-off switch carefully inspect the car for fuel
leaks or damages to electric devices (e.g. headlights).
The switch is located inside the fuse box
at battery positive terminal.
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Resetting the power supply
cut-off switch
(for versions/markets, where provided)
fig. 51
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Resetting the fuel cut-off
switch
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fig. 50
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fig. 49
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INTERIOR FITTINGS
CENTRAL ARMREST
The central armrest is located between
the front seats. Inside the armrest is
housed an air-conditioned food box (for
versions/markets, where provided)
(see next paragraph).
fig. 52
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Oddment compartment
To open the oddment compartment,
press button A-fig. 52 and raise the
cover B.
fig. 53
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Air-conditioned food box
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The food box is located inside the central armrest. Turn wheel A-fig. 53 to
adjust the air flow inside the food box.
IMPORTANT Function of the food
box is to keep the temperature of the
drinks placed inside it; drinks shall be
warmed or cooled as required before being put inside the food box.
Pay attention not to spill
drinks.
To open the glove compartment use lever
A-fig. 54. When opening the glove
compartment, the courtesy light inside it
will turn on. Leaving inadvertently open
the glove compartment, this light will turn
off automatically after a few minutes. The
folding top is also provided with a recess
for a pen or a pencil.
Do not travel with the
glove compartment open;
it could harm the passenger in the event of an accident.
IMPORTANT Plugs too big could
damage the cigar lighter outlet tabs.
Ashtray
To use the ashtray, lift cover A-fig. 55.
The ashtray can be removed. Pull it upwards to removeit.
IMPORTANT Do not use the ashtray
as paper bin: it could set on fire on contact with cigarette stubs.
Cigar lighter
It is located inside the cigar lighter.
To use the cigar lighter, lift cover Afig. 55.
Press button B to switch on the cigar
lighter with key fitted into ignition device.
Do not plug electric accessories with absorption exceeding the max.
specified value. Prolonged current absorption could drain the
battery and impair next engine
start up.
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ASHTRAY AND
CIGAR LIGHTER
IMPORTANT Do not plug electric accessories with power exceeding 100 W
to the cigar lighter seat.
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GLOVE COMPARTMENT
fig. 55
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fig. 54
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IMPORTANT The cigar lighter gets
very hot. Handle it with care and make
sure that it is not used by children: danger of fire and/or burns.
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IMPORTANT Always check that the
cigar lighter has turned off.
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fig. 58
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fig. 60
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SUN VISORS fig. 60
Sun visors are set at the sides of the driving mirror.
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fig. 56
They can swing up or down.
fig. 57
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ODDMENTS COMPARTMENTS
They are located on the central console
fig. 56 and fig. 57, on the doors
fig. 58 and behind the seats fig. 59.
These latter ones have a lid with lock:
to open the lid A-fig. 59 fit the metal insert of the electronic key into the
lock B.
fig. 59
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The following tips will help you to derive
the maximum pleasure from your car:
❒ close the top when parking the car.
With the top closed you protect the
passenger’s compartment against unexpected bad weather and you also
protect the car against theft;
❒ you are however recommended to
stow any valuables in the boot, making sure to lock it.
At high speed, slight decrease in pressure
inside the passenger compartment could
cause top “wobbling”: in this event activate/increase air intake into the passenger compartment to restore proper pressure level.
IMPORTANT “Top opening” means car
“sunroof” opening and top folding into
the rear space provided for the purpose.
The opposite operation is identified with
“Top closing”.
Do not travel with the top cover open or
with half-opened top: risk of damages
or injuries.
Do not put objects on the top: when
opening the top they could cause damages or injuries.
If parking the car for a long period in the
open, cover the top with a protective
cloth.
The water-repellent properties will deteriorate with the passage of time and
exposure to bad weather, therefore the
following precautions are recommended when washing:
Immediately remove any
bird excrement from the
top as it could cause serious damage to the fabric due to
its causticity.
Never wash the top at
automatic car-washes
with rollers or high
pressure pumps as these could
damage the fabric’s fibres,
accelerating the loss of the
waterproofing characteristics.
Never use alcohol, gasoline, chemical products or
“wash and polish” cleaners and products.
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Do not open the top when temperature
is below 0°C and do not remove ice using sharp objects.
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This kind of top combines proven protection against bad weather with friendliness
and convenience.
The canvas top is treated with a special
water-repellent and waterproofing product.
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Do not secure devices for carrying luggage to the top.
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The car features a powered three-ply top
with automatic-control and heated rear
window.
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PRECAUTIONS/INSTRUCTIONS
FOR USING THE TOP
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Before washing the top, use a soft brush
or a vacuum cleaner to remove as much
dirt as possible from the surface. This
is recommended as it considerably improves the final result.
Top waterproofing
When washing, which should be done
in the shade if possible, use water and
neutral soap to be applied using a
sponge. After removing all spots, rinse
the top with clean water (not a pressurised water jet).
For an optimal result, it is
important that the impregnating product is
used according to the instructions
on its packaging.
To avoid the formation of
spots and rings, never
leave the soap deposited
on the top but rinse immediately and repeat the operation if
necessary.
When washing is complete, let the car
dry in the shade away from direct sunlight.
Only use the waterproofing product recommended by Fiat Auto.
The top’s rubber stripping must only be
washed with water. If it
appears dry or semi-glued apply
talcum powder or use rubber
care products (silicone sprays).
It is recommended to not keep the top
down in its compartment if it is very dirty
to avoid the formation of mould or other damage.
Do not keep the top folded for long periods of time to avoid folds and other defects to the fabric.
Before opening/closing the top make
sure to have space enough to perform
operations easily, check also for absence
of obstacles or people in the moving
range of the top.
WARNING
When opening/closing
the top or with top
stopped but cycle not completed yet, keep hands away
from top linkage, its housing,
upper edge of the windscreen
and space between top and
top cover: risk of damages or
injuries (for further details see
the warning label set on the
back of the passenger's sun visor).
WARNING
Keep children away
from the moving range
of the top.
Use a soft brush or a suitable sponge
to clean the vehicle with clean water
brushing in the direction of the pattern
towards the back side of the vehicle.
Then rinse with clean water and let it
dry in open air. The top should never be
dried with leather or other similar cloths.
Recommendations
❒ Do not wash the top with strong
pressurized water jets.
❒ Do not use petroleum, alcohol or other solvents to clean the fabric.
❒ Do not remove snow or ice with
sharp tools (i.e instruments used to
remove ice from the windows).
❒ Wait until the fabric of the top is
completely dry before putting it in
the relevant compartment in order
to avoid stains.
❒ Do not wash the vehicle in an automatic car wash with brushes.
❒ Move the top only with the car stationary, the top cannot be opened/
closed with the car moving (the display will however show a warning
message + symbol). Accidental attempt to open/close the top with
the car moving will be automatically aborted.
❒ If you start to operate the top with
the car stationary and then you
move off the car, it will be possible
to complete the opening/closing cycle only if you stop the car again.
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Then rinse with clean water and let it
dry in open air. The top should never be
dried with leather or other similar cloths.
Strictly comply with the following instructions:
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Normal dirt
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Use a product for fabrics or liquid hand
soap with clean water rubbing in the direction of the pattern towards the back
side of the vehicle.
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The excrement of the birds must be
washed right away because the acids
may damage the fabric and compromise
waterproofing.
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CLEANING THE TOP
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❒ When the top is opened/closed by
pressing button C-fig. 61, and it is
stopped in any intermediate position,
also with the electronic key removed
from the ignition device, the following conditions will take place:
– after 12 minutes, pressing button
C-fig. 61 it will only be possible
to close the top;
– passing other 3 minutes, although
pressing button C it will not be
possible either to open or to close
the top. To open/close the top
through button C you will have to
wait at least 10 minutes with the
electronic key removed from the
ignition device in order to let the
top opening/closing system to
cool-down.
❒ Activate the top only with the engine
running to prevent draining the battery.
❒ Before closing the top remove any
foreign matter from the windscreen
frame.
fig. 61
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❒ When starting to open/close the
top, make sure that the windows
slightly open automatically (“short
drop”), otherwise release the top
control button C-fig. 61 and open
both windows pressing the relevant
button, or open the doors. Should
this malfunctioning persist, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
❒ Keep to the safety instructions given
previously.
❒ With boot open, top movement is
automatically hindered. Always
make sure the boot is perfectly
closed before operating the top.
Press button C-fig. 61 side windows
will open sligthly.
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Stopping the opening/closing
operation
Closing the top
In case of need, the top can be closed
manually, proceed as follows:
❒ open the object holder behind the
back rear seat;
❒ work on cable A-fig. 63. The cable has a slot that can be enabled
with the screw driver included in the
supply that allows to open the hydraulic system release emergency
valve. There is also a tag that has
the warnings that allow to avoid accidental enabling of the cable;
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HOW TO OPERATE THE TOP
BY HAND IN THE EVENT
OF ELECTRIC FAILURE
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A beep will be heard and the display will
show the relevant message + symbol
after completing the operation.
From the position consequent to “short
drop”, side windows
will reclose by keeping the button pressed at the end of the
complete top opening or closing
operation. Do not close the side
windows by pressing the relevant buttons before completing
the closing operation otherwise
perfect adhesion of side windows to top rubber sealing gaskets will not be guaranteed.
fig. 63
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Keep button C pressed according to the
required activation mode (opening or
closing) for the whole operation. The display will show the corresponding message + symbol (fig. 62).
The movement operation can be continued after a few minutes by pressing
the pushbutton again in the direction
wanted (open or close).
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Releasing button C-fig. 61 during
opening/closing, will automatically stop
the top. In this event, the display will
show a warning message + symbol.
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fig. 66
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fig. 68
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❒ with the relevant tube key located
in the trunk and the screw driver
(fig. 67) included in the supply
turn the nut to open the lock of the
top cover (a quarter clockwise turn
right);
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fig. 64
fig. 65
❒ close the trunk and then open the
top cover manually A-fig. 68.
Make sure that to open the top cover while it turns does not damage
the centre space of the trunk. If there
is a risk of collision give a strong
push downwards on the trunk door
in the are of possible contact in order to allow it to turn;
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❒ open the boot by pressing button Afig. 64 or, if this is not possible,
open the oddment compartment set
behind the left seat and operate the
manual boot opening cable Afig. 65;
❒ pull the tab A-fig. 66 located on
the vertical finishing of the trunk
compartment in order to reach the
top locl open/lock screws;
fig. 67
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fig. 72
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fig. 73
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❒ use the proper tube type key located in the trunk and the screw included in the supply (fig. 70) turn
the nut counter clockwise to close
the front lock of the top;
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❒ lift the top and lay it on the front
cross piece checking that the hooks
of the locks are open on the vertical position fig. 69;
❒ take out the plastic A-fig. 70 cap
located in the centre of the finishing;
❒ lift the bow of the top slightly fig.
72 and then lower the cover of the
top A-fig. 68;
❒ lower the top arched frame fig. 73
and then open the boot;
❒ close the top cover with the key (see
fig. 67);
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❒ fold flaps by turning the pin lever
A-fig. 71 to the dead center;
fig. 70
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fig. 71
❒ close the bow by pressing on the
levers from inside the passenger
compartment fig. 74 (right and
left) so that they exceed the dead
point that locks the bow, making
sure to push upwards in the point
marked with the symbol / located
on the internal lining of the top.
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fig. 69
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fig. 74
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IMPORTANT After concluding these
operations, you are however recommended to contact Alfa Romeo Authrorised Services to restore regular top
operation.
Opening the top
Emergency opening of the top shall be
carried out at Alfa Romeo Authorised
Services.
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fig. 75
WIND STOPPER
(for versions/markets, where provided)
The wind stopper located behind the
seats fig. 75, improves driving comfort at whatever speed since it limits air
turbulence that forms inside the passenger’s compartment when driving with
the top fully open.
WARNING
Wind stopper fitting
and removal operations
shall be carried out with the
top cover open and the top
folded into the space provided
for the purpose.
fig. 76
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Fitting
Press button C-fig. 61 to stow the top
into its housing.
Proceed as follows:
❒ Stop the top cover at open position
(when the top is stowed in its housing) to access the fixings of the two
caps fitted into the slots of the finishing on the upper wall between the
Roll Bars and that can be reached
from the front side of the top housing.
❒ Open the two doors pulling the relevant tongs A-fig. 76 and unscrew
the two knobs that fix the plugs. Remove the plugs and insert the Wind
stopper in the two horizontal slots
B-fig. 77 and in the two side slots
C on the roll bar and make sure that
they are properly positioned.
Removal
Proceed as follows:
❒ Open the top cover and stop it at
open position to access the lids on
the front side of the top compartment (when the top is stowed into
its housing).
❒ Open the lids fitted on the front finishes, slacken the knobs and remove
the Wind stopper; stow it into the
proper pocket obtained on the front
side of the top compartment fig.
78.
❒ Refit the caps into the horizontal
slots and tighten them. Then complete the top closing cycle.
WARNING
For safety reasons,
when disassembled,
the wind stopper shall not be
placed inside the passenger’s
compartment.
WARNING
Should it be necessary
to stow loads behind
the seats, these shall be small,
light and shall not exceed in
height the upper edge of the
seats.
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fig. 78
IMPORTANT During wind stopper fitting/removing and stowing operations,
take the utmost care to avoid damages.
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❒ Tighten the two knobs and close the
top cover by pressing button
C-fig. 61.
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fig. 77
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Stow the Wind stopper inside the pocket located on the front side of the top
compartment fig. 78, check for proper positioning and then complete the top
closing cycle.
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DOORS
CENTRAL DOOR
LOCKING/UNLOCKING
SYSTEM
Door locking from the outside
With the doors closed, press the electronic key button Á or fit and turn the
metal insert (inside the key) into the
lock of the driver’s door.
Central door locking can only be activated if all the doors are closed.
If one or more doors are open after
pressing the electronic key button Á the
direction indicators and the driver’s door
led will flash fast for about 3 seconds.
If one or more doors are open by turning
the metal insert of the electronic key, only the driver’s door led will flash fast for
about 3 seconds.
If the doors are closed but the tailgate
is open, central locking is actuated: the
direction indicators (only for locking performed by pressing button Á) and the
driver’s door led will flash fast for about
3 seconds.
Using the “Setup Menu” (or the Radionavigation System on certain versions) of the car and pressing button Ë
on the electronic key you will activate
the function for unlocking only the driver’s door (see paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction display” in this section).
fig. 79
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With this function active (ON) it is however possible to unlock the door lock be
pressing button q (fig. 79) set on the
central console.
Door unlocking from the
outside
Press the electronic key button Ë or, fit
and turn the metal insert (inside the
key) into the lock of the driver’s door.
Using the “Setup Menu” (or the Radionavigation System on certain versions) of the car it is possible to activate
automatic door locking when exceeding
20 km/h (see paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction display” in this section).
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IMPORTANT After battery disconnection or if the protection fuse blows,
door opening/closing mechanism shall
be “initialised” as follows:
❒ close the doors;
❒ press remote control button Á or button q on the central console;
❒ press remote control button Ë or button q on the central console.
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fig. 80
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When doors are unlocked, the button
led is off and pressing the button will obtain central locking of the doors. Door
locking is activated only if all the doors
are perfectly closed.
IMPORTANT With centralised lock
enabled, pull the internal opening lever
of one of the doors in order to disable
the lock of all the doors. If there should
be no electrical supply (burnt fusem battery disconnected, etc.) the door lcok
can be opened manually ; now being
that the windows cannot be opened automatically, in order to open or lock the
door with the window closed, press on
the window towards the inside of the
vehicle (refer to fig. 80), in order to
allow the window to pass from the
molding.
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When doors are locked the button led is
on: pressing the button again will obtain
central unlocking of the doors and turning off of the led. With key removed,
the led will turn off 2 minutes after.
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Press button q (fig. 79) to lock/ unlock all the doors. The button has a
round led showing the door condition
(locked or unlocked).
Button q will be deactivated by locking
the doors by remote control, driver’s
door revolving plug or automatic locking
after about 2.5 minutes and it will be
reactivated after pressing the key button Ë turning the metal insert of the key
into the driver’s door lock or fitting the
key into the ignition device.
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unlocking from the inside
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POWER WINDOWS
IMPORTANT After turning the engine
off, power windows will stay active for
about 3 minutes, they will deactivate
immediately when opening one of the
doors.
IMPORTANT Power window on driver side is provided with “automatic continuous operation” device for opening
and closing the window. The power window on passenger side is provided with
the same device only for opening the
window. Just press briefly the upper or
lower part of the button to operate the
window automatically: press the button
again (the upper or the lower part of the
button, it doesn't matter) to stop the
window at the required height.
IMPORTANT Keeping the remote
control button pressed for about 2 seconds will obtain automatic window
opening. Keep the remote control button pressed until closing the window
completely otherwise the window will
stop at the height it has when you release the button.
fig. 80a
The system complies
with the forthcoming
Standard 2000/4/ EC
concerning the safety of passengers leaning out of the passenger compartment.
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Driver side
On the driver’s door panel are set the
buttons fig. 80a for controlling, with
electronic key fitted into the ignition device:
A: left window opening/closing; window opening or closing in “automatic
continuous” mode;
B: right window opening/closing; window opening in “automatic continuous” mode;
2. close the driver’s window completely and then keep the button
pressed for at least 3 seconds after closing the window;
3. repeat operations described at points
1 and 2 on the passenger’s window;
4. operate the windows to check for
proper initialisation.
Passenger’s door
On the passenger’s side door there is a
pushbutton that controls manual window
open/close or only automatic opening.
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1. open the driver’s window completely and thenkeep the button
pressed for at least 3 seconds after opening the window;
Pressing button A or B again will stop
the window in the required position.
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The resetting operation is to be carried
out with doors and tops closed by
following the instructions below:
Pressing briefly one of the buttons the
window “jerks” whereas a prolonged
pressing makes the window opening or
closing in “automatic continuous”
mode.
Improper use of the
power windows can be
dangerous. Before and
during its operation ensure that
any passengers are not at risk
from the moving glass either by
personal objects getting caught
in the mechanism or by being injured by it directly. 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.
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Avoid to operate the windows with the
doors open until resetting operation is
performed and in any case, before closing the doors make sure that windows
are open.
Press buttons A or B to open/close the
required window.
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IMPORTANT Window automatism
shall be restored after replacing or disconnecting the battery or after replacing
the power window control unit protection fuses.
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IMPORTANT After battery disconnection or if the protection fuse blows,
tailgate opening/closing mechanism
shall be “initialised” as follows:
BOOT
The boot is fitted with a power lock that
is disabled when the car is running.
Using the “Setup Menu” (or the Radionavigation System on certain versions) boot opening can be set by selecting the option “Indep. boot” (see
paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction
display” in this section): the boot can
only be opened by pressing the electronic key button `.
Improper boot closing is indicated by
symbol R and a message on the display (see section “Warning lights and
messages”).
❒ close the doors and the tailgate;
❒ press the remote control button Á or
button q on the central console;
fig. 81
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When unlocked, the boot can be
opened from outside the vehicle pressing the electric logo (fig. 81) until it
snaps unlocked.
Tailgate raising is facilitated by the
side gas shock springs.
Opening the boot its internal light will
turn on and it will go off automatically
when re-closing the tailgate. Leaving the
tailgate inadvertently open, the light will
turn off automatically after a few minutes.
❒ press the remote control button Ë or
button q on the central console.
In the event of battery disconnection,
the tailgate can be opened by pulling
handle A-fig. 82 set inside the oddment compartment behind the left-hand
seat.
❒ volumetric protection ;
❒ anti-raising protection;
❒ tailgate monitoring sensor.
Re-closing the tailgate will restore all the
above functions and direction indicators
will turn on for about 1 second.
The addition of objects
(speakers, spoilers, etc.)
on the boot lid, except
those envisaged by the manufacturer, may prevent the gas
filled struts at the sides of the
boot from working properly.
WARNING
When using the boot,
make sure the loads do
not exceed the permitted
weight (see section “Technical
specifications”). Also make
sure the items in the boot are
arranged properly to prevent
them being thrown forwards
and injuring passengers should
you brake sharply.
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IMPORTANT Before closing the boot,
check whether you have with you the
ignition key since the boot will be locked
automatically.
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fig. 82
Opening the boot with alarm on (for versions/markets, where provided), will
deactivate:
Lower the tailgate pressing the lock until hearing the locking click.
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Press the electronic key button `.
Opening is indicated by double flashing
of direction indicators.
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fig. 83
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fig. 85
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A heavy load that has
not been secured may
cause serious harm.
fig. 84
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ANCHORING THE LOAD
The boot houses 4 hooks fig. 83-84
for anchoring ropes in order to guarantee perfect load anchoring.
If you want to carry
reserve fuel in a can,
follow law 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.
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LUGGAGE COVER fig. 85
(where provided)
The luggage cover shall be used to
arrange luggage and/or to carry light
objects.
The luggage cover shall be secured to
the hooks in the boot.
WARNING
Carry out operations
only when the car is
stationary.
TO OPEN THE BONNET
IMPORTANT Before opening the bonnet, check that windscreen wiper arms
are not lifted from the windscreen or the
wiper is working.
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TO CLOSE THE BONNET
Lower the bonnet at approx. 20 centimetres from the engine compartment
and then let it drop, ensuring that 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.
Improper bonnet closing is indicated by
symbol S and a message on the display (see section “Warning lights and
messages”).
IMPORTANT Always check that the
bonnet is closed properly to avoid its
opening while the car is travelling.
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fig. 87
IMPORTANT Bonnet raising is aided
by two gas springs. Do not tamper with
these springs and guide the bonnet
while raising it.
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.
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fig. 86
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❒ keep the lever B-fig. 87 pulled
and raise the bonnet
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❒ pull lever A-fig. 86 until hearing
the releasing click;
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Proceed as follows:
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HEADLIGHTS
ADJUSTING THE HEADLIGHT
BEAM
Proper adjustment of the headlight
beams is of vital importance for your
safety and comfort and also for the other road users. To ensure you and other
drivers have the best visibility conditions
when travelling with the headlights on,
the headlights must be set properly. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to
have the headlights properly adjusted.
HEADLIGHT AIMING DEVICE
It works with the key fitted into the ignition device and dipped beams on.
When the car is loaded, it slopes backwards. This means that the headlight
beam rises. In this case, it is necessary
to return it to the correct position.
fig. 88
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In this event, to adjust the headlight
slant use control A-fig. 88 set on the
button control panel near the steering
wheel.
If the car is fitted with bixenon headlights, headlight aiming is electronic and
therefore control A is not present.
❒ position 1 - load: driver + 3 passengers / driver + 3 passengers +
load stored into the boot (65 kg for
2.2 JTS version, 50 kg for 3.2 JTS
version);
❒ position 2 - load: driver + load stored
into the boot (290 kg for 2.2 JTS
version, 275 kg for 3.2 JTS version);
fig. 89
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FRONT FOG LIGHT
ADJUSTMENT
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
to have the headlights correctly adjusted.
❒ remove headlight cover (see paragraph “Dipped beam headlights” in
section “In an emergency”);
❒ move lever A-fig. 89 aside.
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the car is marketed. In countries with
opposite circulation, to avoid glaring oncoming vehicles, proceed as follows:
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❒ position 0 - load: driver / driver +
front passenger;
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Control has four positions corresponding
to the loads given below:
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IMPORTANT Check headlight slant
each time the transported load changes.
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❒ position 3 - not to be used.
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ABS SYSTEM
The car is fitted with ABS braking system, which prevents the wheels from
locking when braking, makes the most
of road grip and gives the best control
when emergency braking under difficult
road conditions.
System is completed by EBD (Electronic Braking Force Distribution), which distributes the braking action between front
and rear wheels.
IMPORTANT To have the maximum
efficiency of the braking system, it is
necessary a setting period of about 500
km: during this period it is better to
avoid sharp, repeated and prolonged
brakes.
ABS SYSTEM INTERVENTION
The driver can tell the ABS system has
come into action because the brake pedal pulsates slightly and the system gets
noisier: it means that the car speed
should be altered to fit the type of road
surface.
WARNING
The ABS exploits the
tyre-road grip at the
best, but it cannot improve it;
you should therefore take
every care when driving on
slippery surfaces without taking unnecessary risks.
WARNING
If the ABS system cuts
in, it is a sign that the
grip between tyre and the
road surface has reached the
limit: you must slow down to
match the speed to the road
grip available.
WARNING
When the ABS cuts in,
and you feel the brake
pedal pulsating, do not remove your foot, but keep it
pressed; in doing so you will
stop in the shortest amount of
space possible under the current road conditions.
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Brake Assist is deactivated on the versions equipped with VDC system in the
event of VDC system failure, indicated
by the turning on of warning light á on
the instrument panel (together with a
message on the display).
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Drive carefully to the closest Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services to have the system
checked.
In this case with sharp braking the rear
wheels might lock too early, with the
possibility of skidding. Drive extremely
carefully to the closest Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the system
checked.
The system, which cannot be cut out,
recognizes emergency braking (on the
ground of the brake pedal operation
speed) and considerably increases the
pressure in the brake circuit.
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ABS failure is indicated by the turning
on of warning light > on the instrument panel (together with a message
on the display) (see section “Warning
lights and messages”). In this case the
braking system is still efficient, though
without the aid of the ABS system.
EBD failure is indicated by the turning
on of warning lights > + x on the instrument panel (together with a message on the display) (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
BRAKE ASSIST
(emergency braking
assistance)
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ABS failure
EBD failure
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VDC SYSTEM
(Vehicle Dynamics
Control)
The VDC system is an electronic system
controlling the car stability in the event
of tyre grip loss.
The VDC system is therefore particularly useful when grip conditions of the
road surfaces changes.
VDC SYSTEM INTERVENTION
It is indicated by the blinking of the
warning light á on the instrument panel, to inform the driver that the car is
in critical stability and grip conditions.
TURNING THE VDC SYSTEM
ON/OFF
The VDC system is automatically activated when the engine is started. When
travelling, to turn the VDC off press the
ASR/ VDC button on the central console
for 2 seconds fig. 90. Turning off the
VDC will also turn off the ASR. Both functions can be reactivated by pressing the
ASR/VDC button.
fig. 90
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VDC system deactivation is indicated
by the dedicated message on the display.
If the VDC has been turned off when
travelling, at next engine start-up it will
turn on again automatically.
WARNING
For correct operation of
the VDC 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.
❒ downhill: car at a standstill on a road
with a gradient higher than 6%, engine running, clutch and brake pedal depressed and reverse gear engaged.
At pickup the VDC system control unit
will keep brake force on wheels until
reaching the torque suitable for starting,
or in any case for about 1 second in order to pass easily from the brake pedal
to the accelerator pedal.
This time elapsing without starting, the
system will deactivate automatically by
releasing gradually the brake force.
At releasing, the typical brake disengagement noise indicating that the car
is going to move will be heard.
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❒ uphill: car at a standstill on a road
with a gradient higher than 6%, engine running, clutch and brake pedal depressed, gearbox to neutral or
engaged gear other than reverse;
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WARNING
Performance of the
VDC 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 an traffic. Road
safety is always the driver’s
responsibility.
This system is an integral part of the VDC
system and it is provided to facilitate
starting on slopes:
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During the use of the
space-saver spare wheel
(for versions/markets, where
provided), the VDC system carries on working. However, you
must remind that the spacesaver spare wheel has dimensions smaller than the standard tyre and therefore its
grip is reduced as to the other car tyres.
HILL HOLDER SYSTEM
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In the event of failure, the VDC system
is automatically disconnected and the
warning light á comes on with fixed
light on the instrument panel (together
with a message on the display) (see section “Warning lights and messages”). In
this case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible.
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Failure warnings
System failure is indicated by the dedicated message on the display (see section “Warning lights and messages”).
IMPORTANT The Hill Holder system
is not a parking brake. Never get out
of the car without engaging the handbrake, switching the engine off and engaging the first gear.
ASR SYSTEM
(AntiSlip Regulation)
The action of the ASR is particularly helpful in the following circumstances:
This system is an integral part of the VDC
system, it controls car drive and cuts in
automatically every time one or both driving wheels slip.
❒ slipping of the inner wheel due to
the effect of dynamic load changes
or excessive acceleration;
According to slipping conditions, two different control systems are activated:
❒ if slipping involves both driving
wheels, the ASR function intervenes
reducing the power transmitted by
the engine;
❒ if slipping involves only one driving
wheel, the ASR system cuts in automatically braking the wheel that is
slipping.
❒ too much power transmitted to the
wheels also in relation to the conditions of the road surface;
❒ acceleration on slippery, snowy or
frozen surfaces;
❒ in the case of loss of grip on a wet
surface (aquaplaning).
WARNING
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 an traffic. Road safety is always the driver’s responsibility.
If the ASR is switched off when travelling, it will turn on again automatically
the next time the engine is started.
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.
For correct operation of
the ASR system, all
tyres must absolutely be of
the same brand, size and type,
in normal conditions of use and
at the pressure values specified in paragraph “Wheels” in
section “Technical Specifications”).
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When the ASR is switched off this is
shown by the lighting up of the
ASR/VDC button led and by symbol V
on the display.
It is an integral part of 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.
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When travelling the ASR can be
switched off by pressing briefly the
ASR/VDC button on the central console.
In the event of malfunctioning, the ASR
system is automatically disconnected
and symbol V will be displayed. In this
case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible.
MSR system
(engine braking torque control)
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The ASR system switches on automatically each time the instrument panel is
turned on.
Failure warnings
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Switching the ASR system
on/off
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EOBD SYSTEM
The EOBD system (European On Board
Diagnosis) allows continuous diagnosis
of the components of the car correlated with emissions.
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.
It also alerts the driver, by turning on the
warning light U on the instrument panel (together with the message on the
display) (see section “Warning lights
and messages”), when these components are no longer in peak conditions.
IMPORTANT After eliminating the
inconvenience, to check the system
completely, Alfa Romeo Authorized Services are obliged to run a bench test
and, if necessary, road tests which may
also call for a long journey.
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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❒ to keep system efficiency under control;
❒ to warn when a fault causes emission levels to increase;
❒ to warn of the need to replace deteriorated components.
If when fitting the key
into the ignition device,
the warning light U
does not turn on or if, while
travelling it turns on glowing
steadily or flashing, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
as soon as possible. Warning
light U operation can be
checked by means of special
equipment by traffic agents. Always comply with the traffic
regulations in force in the country where you are travelling.
SOUND SYSTEM
The car is fitted with sound system with
CD or MP3 CD player (for versions/markets, where provided). As
concerns sound system operation, refer to the Supplement attached to this
Owner’s Manual.
WARNING
Take care when fitting
additional spoilers, alloy rims and non-standard
wheel caps: they might reduce
ventilation of the brakes, thus
their efficiency, during abrupt
and repeated braking, or long
downhill slopes. Make sure
that nothing (mats, etc.) gets
in the way of the pedals when
they are pushed down.
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.
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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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.
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Electric/electronic devices installed after buying the car or in aftermarket shall
bear the and marking:
Radio transceiver equipment (vehicle
mobile phones, CB radios, amateur radio and similar equipment) shall not be
used inside the car unless a separate aerial is mounted on the roof.
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If after buying the car, you decide to install electrical accessories that require a
permanent electric supply (alarm, satellite antitheft system, etc.) or accessories
that in any case burden the electric supply, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized 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’s electric
system is able to withstand the load required, or whether it needs to be integrated with a more powerful battery.
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CELLULAR TELEPHONES
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INSTALLATION OF
ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC
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PARKING SENSORS
ACTIVATION
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Sensors are activated automatically,
with electronic key fitted into the ignition device, when the reverse gear is engaged.
Parking sensors inform the driver about
the presence of obstacles behind the car.
This system is therefore an aid for the
driver when parking the car since it detects obstacles out of the driver’s sight
range.
The presence and the distance from the
car of an obstacle is indicated by a warning buzzer - as the distance from the obstacle decreases, the acoustic alarm becomes more frequent.
When sensors are on, rear indicators will
sound warning signals as soon as an obstacle is detected: as the distance from
the obstacle decreases, the acoustic
alarm becomes more frequent.
When the distance between the car and
the obstacle is less than 30 cm, the
acoustic alarm becomes continuous.
The acoustic alarm will stop immediately
as distance raises. The acoustic alarm is
constant if the distance measured by
central sensors is unvaried, whereas if
this situation takes place for side sensors the acoustic alarm is muted after
about 3 seconds to prevent sound indications when performing manoeuvres
near walls.
WARNING
Parking manoeuvres
however are always
under the driver’s responsibility that shall always check the
absence of people (specially
children) or animals in the manoeuvre space. This system is
just a help for the driver but
she/he shall never reduce attention during dangerous manoeuvres even if performed at
low speed.
Obstacles are detected by 4 sensors located in the rear bumper fig. 91.
For proper operation,
the parking sensors shall
always be clean from
mud, dirt, snow or ice. When
cleaning the sensors, take the
utmost care to prevent their
damaging; do not use therefore
dry or rough clothes. Sensors
shall be washed with clean water and car detergent, if required. In washing stations,
clean sensors quickly keeping
the vapour jet/high pressure
washing nozzles at 10 cm at
least from the sensors.
SENSOR DETECTION RANGE
Sensors enable the system to monitor
he rear part of the car.
Actually their position covers the central
and side areas of the rear part of the car.
An obstacle positioned at central area is
detected at a distance less than approx.
1.40 m.
An obstacle positioned at side area is detected at a distance less than 0.6 m.
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fig. 91
Repainting the bumpers
or touch-up in the sensor area, if required,
shall be carried out at Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services only. Incorrect repainting may impair regular operation of the
parking sensors.
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The presence of any obstacle and its distance from the car is indicated by the
buzzers installed in the rear area of the
passenger compartment.
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TOWING TRAILERS
Sensors are reactivated automatically
when removing the trailer cable plug.
Sensors operation is deactivated automatically
when the trailer electric
cable plug is fitted into the car
tow hook socket.
FAILURE INDICATIONS
The system control unit checks every
system component each time the key is
fitted into the ignition device. Sensors
and relevant electrical connections are
then constantly monitored during system operation.
Sensor failure is indicated by message
+ symbol on the display (see section
“Warning lights and messages”).
If a failure is indicated, stop the car, turn
the engine off and then clean the sensors. Make sure to be far from possible
ultrasound sources (e.g.: truck pneumatic brakes or pneumatic hammers).
If failure cause has been eliminated the
system will resume regular operation
and message + symbol on the display
will turn off.
If the warning light stays on, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have
the system inspected, although the system keeps on working. If the failure detected does not impair system operation,
the system keeps on working and failure is stored in order to be then detected by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
at next inspection.
GENERAL WARNINGS
When parking, take the utmost care to
obstacles that may be set above or under the sensors. Objects set close to the
car, under certain circumstances are not
detected and could therefore cause damages to the car or be damaged.
Indications sent by the sensors can be
altered by dirt, snow or ice deposited on
the sensors or by ultrasound systems
(e.g.: truck pneumatic brakes or pneumatic hammers) set nearby the car.
The T.P.M.S. does not
exempt the driver from
checking tyre pressure, including the space-saver spare
wheel (for versions/markets,
where provided) at regular intervals.
Tyre pressure should be checked with
tyres cold. Should it become necessary
for whatever reason to check pressure
with hot tyres, do not reduce pressure
although it is higher than the prescribed
value but repeat the check when tyres
are cold (see section “Wheels” in section “Technical Specifications”).
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Failure indications will not be stored and
therefore will not be displayed when
turning the engine off and on again. If
failure persists, the control unit will send
warning indications to the instrument
panel only after a few seconds when the
car is moving.
The T.P.M.S. system requires special
equipment. Consult Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to know what type of accessories are compatible with the system (wheels, wheel caps, etc.). Using
other accessories could cause system
malfunctioning. Due to inflation valve
special characteristics, use only tyre repair sealants approved by Alfa Romeo;
other sealants could cause system malfunctioning.
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The car can be equipped with the
T.P.M.S. (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). This system consists of a radio-frequency sensor, installed on each wheel
(on the rim inside the tyre) that sends
pressure information to the control unit.
T.P.M.S. cannot indicate sudden tyre
pressure drops (e.g.: tyre burst). In this
event, brake the car cautiously and
avoid sudden steering.
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If the car is fitted with T.P.M.S. system,
when changing a tyre, change also the
rubber seal of the valve and the fastening ring of the sensor. Contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
If after repairing a punctured tyre with
the Fix&Go automatic kit and restoring
the initial conditions the flat tyre warning light continues to stay on, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Strong radio-frequency disturbances
could inhibit proper TPMS system operation. This condition is indicated by a
dedicated massage on the display. This
indication will go off automatically as
soon as the radio-frequency disturbance
ceases.
Tyre pressure could change according to
outside temperature. For this reason the
T.P.M.S. system could temporarily indicate low tyre pressure. In this event
check pressure with cold tyres and restore proper inflation values if required.
If the car is fitted with T.P.M.S. system,
tyre and/or rim removal and refitting
operations involve special precautions;
to prevent damages or wrong sensor refitting, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services to have tyre and/or rim
changed.
–
YES
Contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services
Wheel change
with space-saver spare wheel
NO
YES
Repair damaged
wheel
Wheel change
with snow tyres
NO
YES
Contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services
Wheel change
with snow tyres
YES
NO
–
Wheel change
with others of different
size (*)
YES
NO
–
Wheel cross switching
(front/rear) (**)
YES
NO
–
(*) Given as an alternative on the owner's manual and to be found in Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo.
(**) Not crossed (tyres shall remain on the same side).
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Failure Indication
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Sensor presence
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In order to use the system properly, refer to the following table when you have to change wheels/tyres:
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AT THE FILLING
STATION
PETROL ENGINES
Use only unleaded petrol. To prevent errors, the diameter of the fuel tank filler
is too small to introduce a lead petrol
pump filler. Use petrol with a rated octane number (R.O.N.) not lower than
95.
IMPORTANT An inefficient catalyst
leads to harmful exhaust emissions, thus
contributing to air pollution.
IMPORTANT Never use leaded
petrol, even in small amount or in an
emergency, as this would damage the
catalyst beyond repair.
DIESEL ENGINES
If the outside temperature is very low,
the diesel thickens due to the formation
of paraffin and could clog the diesel fuel filter.
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.
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.
The car must only be
filled with diesel fuel for
motor vehicles, in compliance with European Standard
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.
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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IMPORTANT The sealing of the tank
may cause light pressurising in the tank.
A little breathing off, while slackening
the cap, is absolutely normal.
B
C
A0G0313m
fig. 92
WARNING
Do not put naked
flames or lighted cigarettes near the fuel filler hole
as there is danger of fire. Do
not bend too close to the hole
either so as not to breathe in
harmful vapours.
In case of failure, the fuel filler cap can
be opened by pulling string set on the
right side of the boot fig. 93.
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EMERGENCY OPENING
OF THE FUEL FILLER CAP
Closing
Fit cap B in its housing and turn it clockwise until it clicks once or more, then
close the flap A.
fig. 93
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Open the flap A-fig. 92 by means of
front part (see figure), turn cap B anticlockwise and extract it. The cap has a
device C retaining it to the flap so it cannot be lost. When refuelling, attach the
cap to the flap, as illustrated.
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The fuel filler cap can only be opened
with doors unlocked and engine turned
off.
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PROTECTING THE
ENVIRONMENT
The devices for curtailing petrol engine
emissions are the following:
❒ three-way catalytic converter;
❒ Lambda sensors;
❒ fuel evaporation system.
In addition, do not let the engine run,
even for a test, with one or more spark
plugs disconnected.
The devices for curtailing diesel fuel engine emissions are the following:
❒ oxidising catalytic converter;
❒ exhaust gas recirculation system
(E.G.R.);
❒ diesel particulate filter (DPF).
WARNING
During normal service
the diesel particulate
filter (DPF) reaches high temperatures. Do not therefore
park the car over inflammable
materials (grass, dry leaves,
pine needles, etc.): fire hazard.
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER
(DPF)
Diesel particulate filter
clogged
The Diesel Particulate Filter is a mechanical filter, integral with the exhaust
system, that physically traps particulate
present in the exhaust gases of Diesel
engines.
When the Diesel particulate filter is
clogged, the display will show symbol
h and the dedicated message. In
this case keep the car running until symbol h + and message turn off.
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.
Since this filter physically traps particulates,
it shall be cleaned (reclaimed) at regular
intervals by burning carbon particles. 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.
SEAT BELTS ...................................................... 118
PRETENSIONERS ............................................... 119
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S.B.R. SYSTEM ................................................ 118
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SIDE AIR BAGS (Side bag) ................................. 130
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FRONT AIR BAGS............................................... 126
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CARRYING CHILDREN SAFELY .............................. 122
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To fasten seat belts, take the tongue
A-fig. 1 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.
To unfasten the seat belts, press button
C. Guide the seat belt with your hand
while it is rewinding, to prevent it from
twisting.
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The car is fitted with the S.B.R. system
(Seat Belt Reminder), consisting of a
buzzer which, together with the flashing of warning light <, warns the driver
and the front passenger to fasten the
seat belt.
The belt should be worn keeping the
chest straight and rested against the seat
back.
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WARNING
Never press button C
when travelling.
fig. 1
A0G0083m
Through the reel, the belt automatically
adapts to the body of the passenger
wearing it, allowing freedom of movement.
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.
The buzzer can be muted temporarily as
follows:
❒ fasten the seat belts;
❒ fit the electronic key into the ignition
device;
❒ wait for over 20 seconds, but less
than 1 minute, and then unfasten
one of the front seat belts.
This procedure will be valid until switching the engine off.
For permanent deactivation, contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services. The S.B.R.
system can only be reset through the
“Setup Menu” on the display (see paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction display“ in section “Dashboard and controls”).
Pretensioners activation is indicated by
seat belt retractor locking; the seat belt
cannot be drawn back up when guiding it manually.
IMPORTANT To obtain the highest
degree of protection from the action of
the pretensioning device, wear the seat
belt keeping it firmly close to the chest
and pelvis.
WARNING
The pretensioner can
only be used once. After a collision that has triggered it, have it replaced at Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Pretensioner validity is indicated on the label on driver’s
door. Pretensioners should be
replaced at Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as this date
approaches.
LOAD LIMITERS
To increase passenger’s safety, the seat
belt reels contain a load limiter which allows controlled sag in such a way as to
dose the force acting on the chest and
shoulders during the belt restraining action in case of front crash.
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Anything that modifies its original conditions invalidates its efficiency. Anything
that modifies its original conditions invalidates its efficiency. If due to unusual natural events (floods, sea storms,
etc.) the device has been affected by
water and mud, it must necessarily be
replaced.
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A small amount of smoke may be produced. This smoke is in no way toxic and
presents no fire hazard.
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To increase the efficiency of the seat
belts, the car is fitted with pretensioners. These devices, in the event of a violent crash, rewind the seat belts a few
centimetres. In this way they ensure that
the seat belt adheres perfectly to the
wearer before the restraining action begins.
Operations which lead
to knocks, vibrations or
localised heating (over
100°C for a maximum of 6
hours) in the area around the
pretensioners may cause damage or trigger them. These devices are not affected by vibrations caused by irregularities of
the road surface or low obstacles such as kerbs, etc. Contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
for any assistance.
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Pretensioners activate only if seat belts
are properly fitted into buckles.
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fig. 2
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GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR USING THE SEAT BELTS
The driver must comply with (and have
the car occupants follow) all the local legal regulations concerning the use 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. Of course they must
position the lower part of the belt very
low down so that it passes under the abdomen fig. 2.
fig. 3
A0G0103m
IMPORTANT The belt should not be
twisted. The upper part should pass over
the shoulder and cross the chest diagonally. The lower part should adhere to
the pelvis fig. 3 and not the abdomen
of the passenger. Do not use any objects
(pegs, stoppers, etc.) to keep the belts
away from the body.
For maximum protection keep the back of
your seat upright, lean back into it and make sure the seat
belt fits closely across your
chest and hips. Make sure that
the seat belts of the front and
rear passengers are fastened
at all times! You increase the
risk of serious injury or death
in a collision if you travel with
the belts unfastened.
If the belt has been
subjected to heavy
stress, for example after an
accident, it should be changed
completely together with the
anchors, anchor fastening
screws and the pretensioners.
In fact, even if the belt has no
visible defects, it could have
lost its resilience.
❒ to clean the belts, wash by hand
with neutral soap, rinse and leave to
dry in the shade. Never use strong
detergents, bleach or dyes or other
chemical substance that might weaken the fibres;
❒ prevent the reels from getting wet:
their correct operation is only guaranteed if water does not get inside;
❒ replace the seat belt when showing
significant wear or cut signs.
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WARNING
❒ 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;
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IMPORTANT Never travel with a child
sitting on the passenger’s lap with a single belt to protect them both fig. 4. Do
not fasten other objects to the body.
❒ Always use the belt with the tape taut
and never twisted; make sure that it
is free to run without impediments;
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fig. 4
A0G0105m
Under no circumstances
should the components
of the seat belts and pretensioners be tampered with or
removed. Any operation
should be carried out by qualified and authorised personnel.
Always contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
HOW TO KEEP THE SEAT
BELTS ALWAYS IN
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This prescription is compulsory in all EC
countries according to EC Directive
2003/20/EC.
Compared with adults, a child’s head is
proportionately larger and heavier than
the rest of the body, while muscles and
bone structure are not completely developed. Therefore, in order to restraint
them correctly in the event of a crash,
different systems are needed than adult
seat belts.
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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.
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The results of research on the best child
restraint systems are contained in the
European Standard ECE-R44. This Standard enforces the use of restraint systems classified in five groups:
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.
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.
WARNING
With passenger’s air
bag active, never place
child’s seats with the cradle
facing backwards on the front
seat since the air bag activation could cause to the child serious injuries, even mortal, regardless of the seriousness of
the crash that triggered it.
Babies up to 13 kg must be carried facing backwards fig. 5 on a cradle seat,
which, supporting the head, does not induce stress on the neck in the event of
sharp deceleration.
Starting from 9 kg to 18 kg in weight,
children may be carried facing forwards.
The cradle is restrained by the car seat
belts and in turn it must restrain the child
with its own belts.
TThe figures are indicative for assembly purposes only. To install the child
restraint, refer to the instructions supplied with the same.
Child seats with Isofix attachments are available for a safe
anchoring to the seat without
using the car seat belts.
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GROUP 1 fig. 8
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A0G0106m
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fig. 5
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SERIOUS DANGER If it
is absolutely necessary
to carry a child on the
front passenger seat
with the cradle child’s
seat facing backwards, the
front passenger’s air bags
(front air bag, knees air bag,
where provided, and side bag
on seat), must be deactivated
using the key switch (for versions/markets, where provided). In this case it is absolutely necessary to check the
warning light F on the front
ceiling light panel (see paragraph “Passenger’s front air
bag”) to make sure that deactivation has actually taken
place. Moreover, the front passenger’s seat shall be adjusted
in the most backward position
to prevent any contact between the child’s seat and the
dashboard.
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The illustrations are indicative only for assembly. Assemble the seat according to the compulsory instructions provided with it.
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fig. 7
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fig. 8
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GROUP 2
GROUP 3
Starting from 15 kg to 25 kg in weight,
children may be restrained directly by
the car belts. The only function of the
seat is to position the child correctly in
relation to the belts, so that the diagonal part adheres to the chest and not
to the neck and that the horizontal part
clings to the child’s pelvis and not the
abdomen fig. 7.
For children between 22 kg and 36 kg,
there are boosters allowing the seatbelt
to fit correctly. Fig. 10 shows proper
child seat positioning on the rear seat.
Children taller than 1.50 m can wear
seat belts like adults.
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 tables:
up to 13 kg
L
L
Group 1
9-18 kg
L
L
Group 2
15-25 kg
L
L
Group 3
22-36 kg
L
L
Group 0, 0+
Key:
L = suitable for certain child’s restraint systems available at Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo for the specified group.
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Range of weight
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Below is a summary of the rules
of safety to be followed for carrying children:
❒ if the passenger’s air bag is deactivated always check that the
warning light F on the front ceiling light panel is glowing steadily to
indicate that the air bag has been
deactivated;
❒ attain to the instructions for fastening the specific child restraint system
which you are using. These instructions must be provided by the manufacturer. Keep the child restraint system installation instructions with the
car documents and this Handbook.
Never use a child restraint system
without installation instructions;
❒ always check the seat belt is well
fastened by pulling the webbing;
❒ only one child is to be strapped to
each retaining system;
❒ always check the seat belts do not
fit around the child’s throat;
FRONT AIR BAGS
❒ while travelling, do not let the child
sit incorrectly or release the belts;
The car is fitted with front multistage air
bags (“Smart bags”) for the driver and
the passenger and with knees air bag
for the driver and for the passenger (for
versions/markets, where provided).
❒ passengers should never carry children on their laps. No-one, however strong they are, can hold a child
in the event of a crash;
❒ in case of an accident, replace the
seat with a new one.
“SMART BAG” SYSTEM
(FRONT MULTISTAGE AIR
BAGS)
The front air bags (driver and passenger) and knees air bags (driver and passenger) have been designed to protect
the occupants in the event of head-on
crashes of medium-high severity, by placing cushions between the occupant and
the steering wheel or dashboard.
In case of crash, an electronic control
unit, when required, triggers the inflation of the cushions that inflate, as a protection, between the body of the front
occupants and the structure that could
cause injuries. Immediately after, the
cushions deflate.
❒ in case of wedging under other vehicles or protective barriers (for example under a truck or guard rail);
Do not apply stickers
or other objects to the
steering wheel or to the air
bag cover on the passenger’s
side or on the side roof lining.
Never put objects (e.g. mobile
phones) on the dashboard on
passenger side since they
could interfere with proper
passenger air bag inflation and
also cause serious injury.
It consists of an instant-inflating cushion
contained in a special recess in the centre of the steering wheel fig. 9.
PASSENGER’S FRONT
AIR BAG
It consists of an instant-inflating cushion contained into a special recess in the
dashboard fig. 10 this cushion has a
volume bigger than that of the driver.
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❒ front collisions against highly deformable objects not affecting the
car front surface (e.g. bumper collision against guard rail, etc.);
❒ the air bag is not triggered as it offers
no additional protection compared
with the seat belts, consequently it
would be pointless. Therefore, failure
to come into action in the above circumstance does not mean that the
system is not working properly.
fig. 10
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Front air bags may not be activated in
the following situations:
A0G0077m
fig. 9
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In case of crash, a person not wearing
the seat belt moves forward and may
come into contact with the cushion while
it is still inflating. Under this circumstance the protection offered by the air
bag is reduced.
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The front air bags (driver and passenger) and knees air bags (driver and passenger) are not a replacement of but
complementary to the use of belts,
which should always be worn, as specified by law in Europe and most non European countries.
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WARNING
With passenger’s air
bag active, never place
child’s seats with the cradle
facing backwards since the air
bag activation could cause to
the child serious injuries, even
mortal.
WARNING
On cars fitted with
front passenger’s air
bag deactivation (front
air bag, knees air bag
(for versions/markets,
where provided) and side on
seat), these air bags shall be
deactivated when placing the
child’s seat on the front passenger’s seat. Moreover, the
front passenger’s seat shall be
adjusted in the most backward
position to prevent any contact
between the child’s seat and
the dashboard. Even if not
compulsory by law, you are
recommended to reactivate the
air bag immediately as soon as
the child transport is no longer
necessary.
fig. 11
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fig. 12
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DRIVER’S AND PASSENGER’S
KNEES AIR BAG
(for versions/markets, where provided)
Knees air bag consists of an instant-inflating cushion housed into a special
compartment provided for the purpose
under the steering wheel for the driver
fig. 11 and into the lower part of the
dashboard for the passenger fig. 12 to
give further protection in the event of
frontal crash.
Should it be absolutely necessary to carry a child on the front seat, the passenger’s front air bag, knees air bag (for
versions/markets, where provided) and
the side bag can be deactivated. Deactivation/activation shall be performed
(with key removed from ignition device)
using the key switch (for versions/markets, where provided) set on
the right side of dashboard fig. 13.
❒ passenger’s front air bag, knees air
bag (for versions/markets, where
provided) and side bag activated
(position ON P): warning light F
on front ceiling light panel off; it is
absolutely prohibited to carry a child
on the front seat;
❒ passenger’s front air bag, knees air
bag (for versions/markets, where
provided) and side bag deactivated
(position OFF F): warning light
F on front ceiling light panel on; it
is possible to carry a child protected by special restraint systems on
the front seat.
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(for versions/markets, where provided)
OF PASSENGER’S
FRONT AIR BAG,
KNEES AIR BAG
(for versions/markets, where provided)
AND PASSENGER’S
FRONT SIDE BAG
The key-operated switch has two positions:
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IMPORTANT Operate the switch only when the engine is not running and
the ignition key is removed.
The warning light Fon front ceiling light
panel stays on permanently until the passenger’s air bags are reactivated.
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You can reach the switch only if the door
is opened. When the door is open, the
metal insert of the key can be inserted
and removed in both positions.
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Side bags protect car occupants from
side crashes of medium-high severity, by
placing the cushion between the occupant and the internal parts of the side
structure of the car.
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The car is provided with front side bags to
increase protection of driver’ and passenger’s chest and pelvis zone.
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Non-activation of side bags in other
types of collisions (front collisions, rear
shunts, roll-overs, etc...) is not a system
malfunction.
In case of side crash, an electronic control unit, when required triggers the inflation of the cushion. The cushion immediately inflates, placing itself as a protection, between the occupant’s body
and the structure that could cause injuries. Immediately after, the cushion deflates.
Side air bags are not a replacement of
but complementary to the belts, which
you are recommended to always wear,
as specified by law in Europe and most
non-European countries.
SIDE BAGS - CHEST AND
PELVIS ZONE PROTECTION
They are composed by two types of instant inflation cushions and are housed
in the back rest of the front seats
fig. 14. The task of the side air bags
is to increase protection of the occupants’ chest and pelvis zone in the event
of a side crash of medium-high severity.
IMPORTANT When the airbag inflates it emits a small amount of dusts.
These dusts are harmless and is not the
beginning of a fire; then the unfold cushion surface and the car interiors can be
covered by a dusty remains: this dust
can irritate skin and eyes. In case of contact, wash yourself using neutral soap
and water.
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Expiration dates of pyrotechnic charge
and coil contact are indicated on the label located on the driver’s door. As these
dates approach, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services for replacement.
WARNING
Never lean head, arms
and elbows out of the
window.
IMPORTANT The triggering of pretensioners, front air bags and side bags
is decided in a differentiated manner according to the type of impact. The failure to deploy one or more of them does
not mean that the system is not working properly.
WARNING
Do not cover the backrest of front seats with
trims or covers that are not
suitable to be used with side
bags.
WARNING
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.
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If when fitting the key
into the ignition device,
the warning light ¬ does not
turn on or if it stays on when
travelling (together with the
message on the display) 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.
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.
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If you are having the car scrapped, have
the air bag system deactivated at Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services first. If the car
changes ownership, the new owner must
be informed of the method of use of air
bags and the above warnings and also
be given this “Owner’s Manual”.
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Every control, repair and replacement
operations concerning the air bags must
only be carried out c/o Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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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.
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WARNING
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.
WARNING
Never wash seat backrests with pressurised
water or steam (by hand or at
automatic seat washing stations).
WARNING
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.
WARNING
Remember that with
the key fitted into the
ignition device and engine off,
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 not fitted into the
ignition device, 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.
WARNING
When the key is fitted
into the ignition device,
the warning light F (with passenger’s front air bags deactivation switch at ON) turns on
and flashes for few seconds to
remind that passenger’s front
air bag, knees air bag and side
bag will be deployed in a crash,
after which it should go off.
WARNING
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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SNOW TYRES ................................................... 144
SNOW CHAINS ................................................. 145
CAR INACTIVITY ............................................... 146
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USING THE GEARBOX......................................... 140
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PARKING.......................................................... 139
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ENGINE STARTING ............................................. 134
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The car is fitted with an electronic engine
immobilising system. If the engine fails
to start, see paragraph “Alfa Romeo
CODE system” in section “Dashboard
and controls”.
IMPORTANT Always fit the electronic key completely into the ignition device
to the stop limit.
IMPORTANT Never take the electronic key out of the ignition device while
the car is running unless you have to carry out an emergency removal (see paragraph “Removing the electronic key from
the ignition device in an emergency”),
this guarantees steering column lock deactivation when moving the car (e.g.: for
towing).
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IMPORTANT Tampering with the ignition device can cause unrequired steering lock.
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We recommend that
during the initial period
you do not drive to full
car performance (e.g.: excessive
acceleration, long journeys at
top speed, sharp braking, etc.).
STARTING PROCEDURE FOR
PETROL VERSIONS
Proceed as follows:
❒ Ensure that the handbrake is up;
❒ Fully press the clutch pedal, without
pressing the accelerator;
❒ Put the gear lever neutral;
When the engine is
switched off never leave
the electronic key into the
ignition device to prevent pointless current absorption from
draining the battery.
WARNING
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.
❒ Fit the electronic key into the ignition
device to stop limit;
❒ Briefly press the START/STOP button.
❒ Fully press the clutch pedal, without
pressing the accelerator;
❒ fit the electronic key down into the
ignition device until it stops. The instrument panel warning light m
will turn on;
❒ Wait for the warning light m to
turn off. The hotter the engine is, the
quicker this will happen;
❒ Briefly press the START/STOP button as soon as the warning light m
turns on. Waiting for too long means
making spark plugs heating useless.
In the event of cold weather, we recommend to wait for warning light m
turn off before operating the starter.
IMPORTANT It is possible to start the
engine keeping pressed only the brake
pedal. In that case, automatic start is not
enabled. Then press the START/STOP
button and release it as soon as the engine starts.
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❒ Ensure that the handbrake is up;
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IMPORTANT It is possible to start the
engine keeping pressed only the brake
pedal. In that case, automatic start is not
enabled. Then press the START/STOP
button and release it as soon as the engine starts.
With engine off and electronic key inserted in the ignition device, it is possible to operate the automatic ignition
briefly pressing the START/STOP button and keeping the clutch pedal
pressed.
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Proceed as follows:
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With engine off and electronic key inserted in the ignition device, it is possible
to operate the automatic ignition briefly
pressing the START/STOP button and
keeping the clutch pedal pressed.
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The starter automatically operates until
the engine starts.
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The starter automatically operates until
the engine starts.
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IMPORTANT
If at start-up the engine turns off, restart
it by pressing the clutch or brake pedal
and then press button START/STOP.
If after a few attempts the engine does
not start, do not insist but contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
With car started the electronic key is
locked into the ignition device and it can
be removed only after switching the engine off. With car running and key locked
into the ignition device, forced key removal could damage the ignition device.
Start-up failures, if any, are indicated by
the turning on of the warning light Y on
the instrument panel (on certain versions
a dedicated message is displayed). In this
case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
If the engine will not start after pressing
button START/STOP repeat the startup procedure by pressing the other pedal
(clutch or brake).
Start-up failures
The system can recognise start-up failures.
In the event of failure, the electronic key
can be removed from the ignition device to
enable the driver to carry out the following operations:
❒ turn the instrument panel off by
pressing button START/STOP or
removing the electronic key from the
ignition device;
❒ start the engine again by pressing the
clutch/brake pedal and button
START/STOP.
IMPORTANT With engine raced while
the car is running, due to safety reasons
it is not possible to remove the electronic
key from the ignition device. To remove
it, press button START/STOP with
brake pedal (or clutch pedal) released and
car stopped.
In an emergency or for
safety reasons, it is possible to turn off the engine with
the car moving by pressing repeatedly (three times in 2 seconds) or keeping pressed for a
few seconds the START/STOP
button. In this case the power
steering will not be working.
IMPORTANT Killing the engine while
the car is running, due to safety reasons,
it will not be possible to take the electronic key out of the ignition device. To
remove it, turn the instrument panel on
and off by pressing button START/
STOP with brake pedal (or clutch pedal)
released and car stopped.
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❒ Do not drive at full performance for
the initial kilometres. Wait until thecoolant temperature gauge starts
moving.
IMPORTANT Turning the engine off
will deactivate the electronic safety systems and turn off the external lights.
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❒ Drive off slowly, letting the engine
turn at medium revs. Do not accelerate abruptly;
With car stopped press button START/
STOP. When the engine is off it will be
possible to remove the electronic key
from the ignition device.
IMPORTANT After a taxing drive, you
should allow the engine to “catch its
breath” before turning it off by letting it
idle to allow the temperature in the engine compartment to fall.
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Proceed as follows:
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IMPORTANT Only fit the metal insert
B of the electronic key into slot A-fig.1.
A quick burst on the accelerator before turning
off the engine serves
absolutely no practical purpose,
it wastes fuel and is damaging
especially to turbocharged engines.
fig. 1
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REMOVING THE ELECTRONIC
KEY FROM THE IGNITION
DEVICE IN AN EMERGENCY
In the event of a failure at engine switching off system or at electronic key unlocking system proceed as follows:
❒ press the unlocking button to remove
the metal insert (see paragraph
“Electronic key” in section “Dashboard and controls”);
❒ fit the metal insert B-fig. 1 of the
electronic key into the slot A;
❒ remove the electronic key from the
ignition device.
IMPORTANT If emergency removal
is carried out with the engine running,
the engine and the instrument panel will
be turned off and the steering lock will
not be engaged; always stop the car before emergency removal.
Block the wheels with a wedge or a stone
if the car is parked on a steep slope. Do
not leave the electronic key in the ignition switch to prevent draining the battery.
WARNING
Never leave children unattended in the car. Always remove the electronic key
when leaving the car and take
it out with you.
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HANDBRAKE
The handbrake lever A-fig. 2 is located between the two front seats. Pull the
handbrake lever A upwards, until the
car cannot be moved.
With electronic key fitted into the ignition device, the instrument panel warning light x will come on.
IMPORTANT The car shall stop after
a few clicks of the handbrake lever. If
this is not the case, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services to have the handbrake adjusted.
Press the brake pedal when carrying out
this operation to prevent the car from
moving accidentally.
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❒ Engage a gear (on a slope, engage
first gear if the car is faced uphill or
reverse if it is faced downhill) and
leave the wheels steered.
❒ Keep button B pressed and lower the
lever. Warning light x on the instrument panel will turn off.
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❒ Stop the engine and engage the
handbrake;
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❒ Slightly lift the handbrake A and
press release button B;
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Proceed as follows:
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To release the handbrake proceed as follows:
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USING THE GEARBOX
WARNING
The car is fitted with 6-gear manual
gearbox. Gear positions are shown on
the gearshift lever knob.
Always press down the clutch pedal
when shifting gears. To engage the 6th
gear, move the gearshift lever pressing
slightly rightwards to prevent engaging
the 4thgear accidentally.
To engage reverse R from neutral, raise
ring A-fig. 3 under the knob and at
the same time move the gearshift lever
leftwards and then forward. After engaging reverse release the ring. To shift
from reverse to another gear it is not
necessary to raise the ring.
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IMPORTANT The car can only be put
into reverse gear when it has stopped
moving completely. With the engine running, before engaging the reverse, wait
at least 3 seconds with the clutch pedal fully down to prevent damage and
grating of the gears.
To change gears properly you must push the
clutch pedal fully down. It is
therefore essential that there
is nothing under the pedals:
make sure mats are lying flat
and do not get in the way of
the pedals.
Do not drive with your
hand resting on the gear
lever as the force exerted, even if slight, could lead
to premature wear on the gearbox internal components over
time. The clutch pedal must be
used for gear shift only. Never
drive with the foot resting,
even if slightly, on the clutch
pedal. For versions/markets
where applicable the clutch pedal control electronics can intervene interpreting the wrong drive style as a fault.
The use of aerodynamic optional extras
which are not certified for the specific
use on the car, may reduce the aerodynamic penetration of the car and increase consumption.
Tyres
Electric devices
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.
Use electric devices only for the amount
of time needed. Rear heated window,
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).
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Have checks and adjustments carried out
in accordance with the “Service schedule”.
Remove the roof rack or the ski rack
from the roof as soon as they are no
longer used. These accessories lower air
penetration and adversely affect consumption levels. When needing to carry particularly voluminous objects, preferably use a trailer.
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Roof rack/ski rack
Here are some suggestions which may
help you to keep the running costs of
your car down and lower the amount of
toxic emissions released into the atmosphere.
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The air conditioner is an additional load
which greatly affects the engine leading
to higher consumption. When the temperature outside the car permits it, use
the air vents where possible.
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Do not travel with too much luggage
stowed in the boot. The weight of the
car (especially when driving in town)
and its trim greatly affects consumption
and stability.
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Climate control
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DRIVING STYLE
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.
Unnecessary actions
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.
Gear selection
CONDITIONS OF USE
As soon as the conditions of the traffic
and road allow, use a higher gear. Using a low gear to obtain brilliant performance increases consumption. In the
same way improper use of a high gear
increases consumption, emissions an engine wear.
Cold starting
Top speed
Fuel consumption considerably increases with speed. Avoid superfluous braking and accelerating, which cost in terms
of both fuel and emissions.
Acceleration
Accelerating violently increasing the revs
will greatly affect consumption and emissions: acceleration should be gradual and
should not exceed the maximum torque.
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 and road conditions
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 mountain
roads and rough road surfaces adversely affect consumption.
Traffic hold-ups
During prolonged hold-ups (e.g.: level
crossings) the engine should be switched
off.
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.
Do not exceed the speed limits of the
country you are driving in. In any case
do not exceed 100 km/h.
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 hydraulic system.
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Install any specific and/or additional
rear-view mirrors as specified by law.
The ABS system with
which the car may be
fitted does not control the
trailer braking system. Drive
with extreme care on slippery
roadbeds.
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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.
The weight the trailer exerts on the car
tow hook reduces by the same amount
the actual car loading capacity. 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.
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IMPORTANT NOTES
Engage a low gear when driving downhill, rather than constantly using the
brake.
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Use snow tyres of the same size as the
normal tyres provided with the car.
For the type of tyre to be used, inflation
pressures and the specifications of snow
tyres, follow the instructions given in paragraph “Wheels” in section “Technical
specifications”.
The winter features of these tyres are reduced considerably when the tread
depth is below 4 mm. In this case, they
should be replaced.
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Alfa Romeo Authorized Services will be
glad to provide advice concerning the
most suitable type of tyre for the customer’s requirements.
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Due to the snow tyre features, under
normal conditions of use or on long motorway journeys, the performance of
these tyres is lower than that of normal
tyres. It is therefore necessary to limit
their use to the purposes for which they
are certified.
IMPORTANT When snow tyres are
used with a max speed index below the
one that can be reached by the car (increased by 5%), place a notice in the
passenger compartment, plainly in the
driver’s view which states the max permissible speed of the snow tyres (as per
EC Directive).
All four tyres should be the same (brand
and track) to ensure greater safety
when driving and braking and better driveability.
Remember that it is inappropriate to
change the direction of rotation of tyres.
WARNING
The max speed for
snow tyres with “Q”
marking is 160 km/h; 190
km/h for tyres with “T”
marking and 210 km/h for
tyres with H marking. The
Road Traffic Code speed limits must however be always
strictly observed.
Use of snow chains may be compulsory also for cars with 4-wheel drive.
On 3.2 JTS versions,
snow chains shall be fitted on the FRONT axle.
Tyres 235/45 R18”
cannot be fitted with
snow chains due to interference with fender.
On tyres 225/50 R17”
only “spider” type
chains can be used.
Disengage the ASR system when snow chains
are fitted. Press button
ASR/VDC (see paragraph “ASR
system” in section “Dashboard
and controls”).
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Use snow chains with reduced size: for
tyres 215/55 R16” use snow chains
with reduced size with max protrusion
beyond the tyre profile of 12 mm.
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Check the tension of the chains after the
first few metres have been driven.
Keep your speed down
when snow chains are
fitted. Do not exceed
40 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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Snow chains should only be applied to
the driving wheels (front wheels).
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Use of snow chains should be in compliance with local regulations.
IMPORTANT Snow chains cannot be
fitted to the space-saver spare wheel (for
versions/markets, where provided). So,
if a front (drive) wheel is punctured and
chains are needed, a rear wheel should
be fitted to the front of the car and the
spare wheel should be fitted to the rear
(adjust tyre pressure to the specified value as soon as possible). This way with
two normal drive wheels, snow chains can
be fitted to them to solve an emergency.
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❒ clean and protect the painted parts
using protective wax;
If the car is to be left inactive for longer
than a month, the following precautions
should be noted:
❒ clean and protect the shiny metal
parts using special compounds readily available;
❒ park the car in covered, dry and if
possible well-ventilated premises;
❒ sprinkle talcum powder on the rubber windscreen and rear window
wiper blades and lift them off the
glass;
❒ engage a gear;
❒ check that the handbrake is not engaged;
❒ disconnect battery negative terminal
and check the battery charge. This
check is to be repeated every three
months when the car is left inactive.
Recharge if the optical indicator
(where required) shows a dark colour
without the central green area (see
paragraph “Battery” in section “Car
maintenance”);
❒ slightly open the windows;
❒ cover the car with a cloth or perforated plastic sheet. Do not use sheets
of non-perforated plastic as they do
not allow moisture on the car body
to evaporate;
❒ inflate tyres to +0.5 bar above the
normal specified pressure and check
it at intervals;
❒ if you don’t disconnect the battery
from the electric system, check its
charge every month and recharge it
if the optical indicator shows a dark
colour without the central green
area;
❒ do not drain the engine cooling system.
IMPORTANT If the car is fitted with
alarm system, switch off the alarm with
the remote control.
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MESSAGES
HILL HOLDER FAILURE .......................................
ASR SYSTEM....................................................
EXTERNAL LIGHTS FAILURE .................................
BRAKE LIGHTS FAILURE ......................................
REAR FOG LIGHTS .............................................
FRONT FOG LIGHTS ...........................................
SIDE/TAILLIGHTS/FOLLOW ME HOME..................
DIPPED BEAM HEADLIGHTS.................................
MAIN BEAM HEADLIGHTS ...................................
LEFT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR ........................
RIGHT-HAND DIRECTION INDICATOR......................
LIGHT SENSOR FAILURE.......................................
RAIN SENSOR FAILURE ........................................
PARKING SENSORS FAILURE................................
FUEL RESERVE - LIMITED CRUISING RANGE............
CRUISE CONTROL .............................................
DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER CLOGGED ..................
ANTIPINCH SYSTEM FAILURE...............................
TOP FAILURE/TEMPORARY TOP FAILURE ..............
WINDSCREEN WASHER FLUID LOW LEVEL .............
SPEED LIMIT EXCEEDED......................................
T.P.M.S. SYSTEM FAILURE...................................
CHECK TYRE PRESSURE......................................
LOW INFLATION PRESSURE.................................
TYRE PRESSURE UNSUITABLE FOR SPEED ............
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LOW BRAKE FLUID/HANDBRAKE ON ....................
BRAKE PAD WEAR .............................................
SEAT BELTS NOT FASTENED.................................
AIR BAG FAILURE...............................................
PASSENGER’S FRONT AIR BAGS DEACTIVATED ........
ENGINE COOLANT HIGH TEMPERATURE .................
ENGINE OIL HIGH TEMPERATURE..........................
LOW ENGINE OIL PRESSURE/EXHAUST OIL ...........
INCOMPLETE DOOR LOCKING ..............................
BONNET OPEN..................................................
BOOT OPEN .....................................................
LOW BATTERY CHARGE.......................................
INJECTION SYSTEM FAILURE/
EOBD SYSTEM FAILURE......................................
CAR PROTECTION SYSTEM FAILURE/
STEERING LOCK INHIBITION ................................
ALARM FAILURE/BREAK-IN ATTEMPT/
ELECTRONIC KEY NOT RECOGNIZED......................
POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF ICE ON THE ROAD ...........
PRE-HEATING GLOW PLUGS/
PRE-HEATING GLOW PLUG FAILURE.......................
WATER IN DIESEL FUEL FILTER.............................
INERTIAL FUEL CUT-OFF SWITCHED ON ................
ABS SYSTEM FAILURE........................................
EBD SYSTEM FAILURE........................................
VDC SYSTEM ...................................................
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WARNING LIGHTS
AND MESSAGES
GENERAL WARNINGS
Failure indications shown on the display
are divided into two categories: very serious and less serious failures.
Every failure indication is accompanied
by the turning on of the relevant warning light (where provided) and by dedicated warning messages, if any.
In certain cases, failure indications can
be accompanied by the sound of a
buzzer (adjustable).
These indications are concise and cautionary and are aimed to suggest the
prompt action the driver must adopt
when a car malfunctioning appears.
These indications, however, shall not be
considered as exhaustive and/or as an
alternative to the specifications contained in this “Owner’s Manual”, which
shall always be read through carefully
and thoroughly.
In case of failure indication always refer
to the specifications contained in this
section.
Very serious failures
Serious failures
These failures are repeated on the display
indefinitely and stop any previous indication on the display. These failures are
repeated each time the key is fitted into
the ignition device until the cause of malfunctioning is removed. To stop this “cycle” press button MENU: in this case
the failure symbol stays on the display at
the bottom of the screen until the cause
of malfunctioning is removed.
These failures are repeated on the display
for about 20 seconds and then they go
off. These failures are repeated each time
the key is fitted into the ignition device.
At the end of the displaying cycle (approx. 20 seconds), or when pressing button MENU, the failure symbol will stay
on the display at the bottom of the screen
until the cause of malfunctioning is removed.
IMPORTANT Since the car is fitted
with wear sensors for the front brake
pads, when changing them, check also
the rear brake pads.
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Low brake fluid level
The warning light turns on (with a dedicated message 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.
WARNING
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 display will show message
+ symbol when front brake pads are
worn; in this case have them changed
as soon as possible.
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Fitting the key into the ignition device
the warning light turns on, but it should
go off after few seconds.
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BRAKE PAD WEAR
(amber)
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HANDBRAKE ON
(red)
Handbrake on
The warning light turns on when the
handbrake is on.
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LOW BRAKE FLUID
(red)
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SEAT BELTS NOT
FASTENED (red)
The buzzer can be muted temporarily by
the following procedure:
With car stationary, the warning light turns on glowing steadily in the
following cases:
❒ fasten front seat belts;
❒ driver’s seat belt not fastened;
❒ wait for over 20 seconds but less than
1 minute, then unfasten one of the
front seat belts.
❒ passenger’s seat belt not fastened,
heavy objects placed on the passenger’s seat;
❒ when unfastening driver’s or passenger’s seat belt.
For the same reasons, with the car moving, the warning light will turn on flashing and the warning buzzer will sound for
a while.
The warning light will then stay on glowing steadily.
❒ fit the electronic key into the ignition
device;
This procedure will be valid until turning
the engine off.
For permanent buzzer deactivation contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
The “seat belt reminder” system can be
reactivated only through the “Setup
Menu” of the display (see paragraph “Reconfigurable multifunction display“ in section “Dashboard and controls”).
If the ¬ warning light
does not turn on when
fitting the key into the ignition
device, or if stays on when
travelling (together with the
message on the display), this
could indicate a failure in safety systems; under this condition air bags or pretensioners
could not trigger in the event
of collision or, in a restricted
number of cases, they could
trigger accidentally. Before
restarting contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services to have
the system checked.
With passenger’s front air bags on, fitting
the key into the ignition device the warning light shall turn on glowing steadily for
about 4 seconds, shall flash for other 4
seconds and then it shall turn off.
WARNING
Warning light F failure is indicated by
warning light ¬. In addition,
the air bag system will deactivate automatically the passenger's front air bag (front
and side). Before restarting
ccontact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services immediately to
have the system checked.
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The warning light (set on the front ceiling light panel) turns on when passenger’s front air bags, passenger’s knees
air bag (for versions/markets, where
provided) and passenger’s front side bag
are deactivated through the relevant key
switch (for versions/markets where applicable).
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WARNING
F
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The warning light stays on glowing
steadily with the message on the display to indicate a failure in the air bag
system.
Warning light ¬ failure
is indicated by the
flashing for more than the normal 4 seconds of the passenger's front air bag deactivated
warning light F. In addition,
the air bag system will deactivate automatically the passenger's front air bag (front
and side where provided). In
this event warning light ¬
could not indicate failure in
safety systems. Before restarting contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services immediately to
have the system checked.
PASSENGER’S
FRONT AIR BAGS
DEACTIVATED
(amber)
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Fitting the key into the ignition
device the warning light turns on, but
it should go off after few seconds.
WARNING
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¬
AIR BAG FAILURE
(red)
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ENGINE COOLANT
HIGH TEMPERATURE
(red)
Fitting the key into the ignition device, the
warning light (set on engine coolant
gauge) turns on but it shall go off after a
few seconds. The warning light turns on
(with a dedicated message on the display)
to indicate engine overheating. If the warning light comes on, proceed as follows:
– Normal driving conditions: stop
the car, switch off the engine and check
whether the water level in the reservoir
is not below the MIN mark. Otherwise
wait for few seconds to allow engine
cooling, then open slowly and carefully
the cap, top up coolant and check
whether its level is falling between MIN
and MAX marks in the reservoir. Check
visually any leak. If when restarting the
warning light comes on again, contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
ENGINE OIL
HIGH TEMPERATURE
– Car heavy duty (e.g.: towing trailer uphill or fully laden car): decrease
speed, if the warning light stays on, stop
the car. Wait for 2 or 3 minutes leaving
the engine on and slightly accelerated to
further activate the circulation of the
coolant fluid, then switch the engine off.
Fitting the key into the ignition
device, the warning light (set on engine
oil temperature gauge) turns on but it
should go off a few seconds later.
IMPORTANT Under severe use of the
car, keep the engine on and slightly accelerated for few minutes before switching it off.
Warning light turning on when travelling
(together with the message on the display) indicates that engine oil is too hot;
switch the engine off and contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
WARNING
With engine hot, do not
remove the cap: risk of
burnt.
`
If warning light ` starts
flashing when travelling,
contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
– for 1 minute every two hours;
– use of the vehicle for short drives, in
which the engine does not have time to
reach its regular operating temperature
Fitting the key into the ignition device,
the warning light switches on and should
go out as soon as the engine is started.
– for 3 minute cycles with the warning
light off for intervals of 5 seconds until
oil is changed.
– repeated interruption of the regeneration process, signalled by the DPF warning light coming on.
1. Low engine oil pressure
After the initial warning, each time the
engine is started up, the warning light
will continue to flash in the above mentioned modes, until the oil is changed.
A specific message will appear on the display (for versions/markets, where provided) in addition to the warning light.
The warning light turns on and stays on
constantly (for versions/markets, where
provided) along with the message on
the display when the system detects
that engine oil pressure is low.
WARNING
If the warning light
v turns on when
the vehicle is travelling (on
certain versions together with
the message on the display)
stop the engine immediately
and contact a Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
If the warning light flashes, this does not
mean that the car is defective but simply informs the driver that it is now necessary to change the oil as a result of
regular vehicle use.
WARNING
Exhausted engine oil
should be replaced as
soon as possible after the
warning light comes on, never
more than 500 km after the
warning light first comes on.
Failure to change the oil within the first 500 km may result
in severe damage to the engine and will result in forfeiture of the warranty.Remember that when the warning
light flashes, it does not mean
that the level of engine oil is
low, so if the light flashes you
must not top up.
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– use of the vehicle prevalently for city
driving, requiring more frequent regeneration of DPF
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MESSAGES
The warning light will flash and a specific
message will appear on the display (for
versions/markets, where provided). The
warning light may flash in the following ways, depending on the version:
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Note that engine oil is exhausted faster
under the following circumstances:
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FLASHING LIGHT:
EXHAUSTED ENGINE
OIL (only diesel
versions with DPF –
red)
2. Exhausted engine oil
(only Diesel versions with DPF)
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LIGHT STAYS ON:
v LOW ENGINE OIL
PRESSURE (red)
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INCOMPLETE DOOR
LOCKING (red)
Symbol ´ + message on the
display indicate that one of the doors
is not closed.
S
BONNET OPEN
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
Symbol S (red) + message on the
display indicate that the bonnet is open.
R
BOOT OPEN
Symbol R (red) + message on the display indicate
that the boot is open.
LOW BATTERY
CHARGE (red)
If symbol w + message are
displayed, contact immediately
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
w
U
INJECTION SYSTEM
FAILURE (diesel
versions - amber)
EOBD SYSTEM
FAILURE
(petrol versions amber)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
Injection system failure
Fitting the key into the ignition device
the warning light turns on, but it should
go off when the engine has started.
The warning light stays on or it turns on
when travelling to indicate a malfunction in the injection/exhaust system
with possible lack of performance, poor
driveability and high consumption.
In these conditions it is possible to continue driving without however requiring
heavy effort or high speed from the engine. In any case, 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 when fitting the key into the ignition device, the
warning light U does
not turn on or if turns on with
fixed light or flashing when the
car is travelling, contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services as
soon as possible. Warning light
U operation can by checked by
traffic agents by proper equipment therefore, comply with
laws and regulations in force in
the country where you are driving.
Car protection system
failure
The message on the display indicates
car protection system failure: in this
event contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible.
Steering lock inhibition
The display will show a dedicated message when the engine is killed by removing the electronic key from the ignition device while the car is moving.
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– glowing steadily (together with
the message on the display): 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.
STEERING LOCK
INHIBITION
(amber)
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If the warning light stays on or turns on
when travelling:
>
CAR PROTECTION
SYSTEM FAILURE
(amber)
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Under normal conditions, fitting the electronic key into the ignition device, the
warning light turns on, but it should go
off when the engine has started. This indicates proper operation of the warning light.
– flashing: indicates the possibility of
damage to the catalyst (see “EOBD system” in section “Dashboard and controls”). 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.
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Y
ALARM FAILURE
(amber)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
BREAK-IN ATTEMPT
(amber)
ELECTRONIC KEY
NOT RECOGNIZED
(amber)
Alarm failure
√
POSSIBLE PRESENCE
OF ICE ON THE
ROAD
When the external temperature is lower than or equal to 3°C, the display will
show a message + symbol, to warn the
driver that there could be ice on the
road.
On certain versions, once the above
warning indication cycle is over or when
pressing briefly the button MENU:
The message + symbol on the display
indicate a failure in the alarm system.
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
as soon as possible.
– the displayed message goes off and
previously active screen is displayed
again;
Break-in attempt
– symbol √ stays displayed at the bottom right of the screen (until outside
temperature is lower than or equal to
6°C).
The message + symbol on the display
indicate an attempt of break-in. Contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon
as possible.
Electronic key not recognized
The message + symbol on the display indicate that the electronic key being used
for start-up is not enabled.
– temperature indication stops flashing;
This cycle is performed only once when
the outside temperature read is lower
than or equal to 3°C and it can be repeated only when outside temperature
exceeds 6 °C and then falls down to
3 °C or below.
IMPORTANT In the event of outside
temperature sensor failure, the display
will show dashes instead of the value.
Fitting the key into the ignition device
the warning light turns on and it will turn
off when glow plugs reach the preset
temperature. Start the engine immediately after warning light switching off.
IMPORTANT With mild or hot ambient temperature, warning light stays on
for very short time.
c
WATER IN DIESEL
FUEL FILTER
(diesel versions amber)
The warning light turns on glowing
steadily (together with the message on
the display), when travelling to indicate
that there is water in the diesel fuel filter.
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Pre-heating glow plugs
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The warning light (on certain versions
together with the message on the display) will flash to indicate a failure in the
pre-heating glow plugs system. Contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon
as possible to have the failure eliminated.
The presence of water in
the fuel circuit may
cause serious damage to
the entire injection system and
cause irregular engine operation. If the warning light c on
the dial turns on (on certain versions together with the message on the 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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PRE-HEATING GLOW
PLUGS FAILURE
(diesel versions amber)
Pre-heating glow plugs failure
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PLUGS (diesel
versions - amber)
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INERTIAL FUEL
CUT-OFF SWITCHED
ON
The intervention of the inertial fuel cutoff switch is indicated by a message +
symbol on the display.
WARNING
If, after a crash, you
smell fuel or see leaks
from the fuel system, do not
reset the switch to avoid fire
risk.
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ABS SYSTEM
FAILURE (amber)
Fitting the key into the ignition
device the warning light turns on, but
it should go off after few seconds.
The warning light turns on (with a dedicated message 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. Drive carefully and contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible.
x
EBD SYSTEM
FAILURE (red)
(amber)
>
With the engine running the
turning on at the same time
of warning lights > and x
(together with the message on the display) indicates that the EBD system is
inefficient; in this case heavy braking
may cause the rear wheels to lock before time, with the possibility of skidding.
Drive with the utmost care to the nearest Alfa Romeo Authorized Service to
have the system checked.
When the VDC is deactivated manually
(pressing the ASR/VDC button for 2 seconds) (see paragraph “VDC system” in
section “Dashboard and controls”) the
display will show the dedicated message.
VDC system failure
In the event of a failure the VDC system
is deactivated automatically and warning light á turns on glowing steadily
(together with a message on the display). In this case contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services as soon as possible.
device the warning light turns on, but
it should go off after few seconds. The
warning light flashes when the system
cuts in, to alert the driver that the system is adapting to the road surface grip
conditions.
ASR deactivation
When the ASR is deactivated manually
(pressing the ASR/VDC button) (see
paragraph “ASR system” in section
“Dashboard and controls”) the led on
the ASR/VDC button will turn on and
the display will show symbol V.
ASR system failure
In the event of a failure the ASR system
is deactivated automatically and the display will show symbol V. In this case
contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
as soon as possible.
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Hill Holder system, the display will show
a message + symbol. In this case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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VDC deactivation
* In the event of a failure to the á Fitting the key into the ignition
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The warning light flashes when the VDC
cuts in, to alert the driver that the system is adapting to the road surface grip
conditions.
ASR SYSTEM
(amber)
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Fitting the key into the ignition device
the warning light turns on, but it should
go off after few seconds.
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FAILURE (amber)
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(amber)
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where provided)
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W The display will show message
+ symbol when one of the following
lights is failing:
– sidelights
– direction indicators
– rear fog guards
– 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.
T
BRAKE LIGHTS
FAILURE (amber)
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3
The display will show message
+ symbol when a failure at brake lights
(stop) is detected.
The failure could be due to: blown bulb,
blown protection fuse or electric connection cut-off.
SIDE/TAILLIGHTS
(green)
FOLLOW ME HOME
(green)
Side/taillights
The warning light turns on when
side/taillights are turned on.
Follow me home
4
REAR FOG LIGHTS
(amber)
The warning light turns on
when the rear fog lights are turned on.
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EXTERNAL LIGHTS
FAILURE (amber)
5
FRONT FOG LIGHTS
(green)
The warning light turns on
when the front fog lights are turned on.
The warning light comes on (together with
the message on the display) when the
Follow me home device is activated (see
paragraph “Follow me home” in section
“Dashboard and controls”).
2
DIPPED BEAM
HEADLIGHTS (green)
The warning light turns on
when the dipped beams are turned on.
E
RIGHT-HAND
DIRECTION
INDICATOR (green)
The warning light turns on when the direction indicator stalk is moved upwards
or, together with the left indicator, when
the hazard light button is pressed.
u
RAIN SENSOR
FAILURE
(amber)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
The display will show message + symbol to indicate a failure at the rain sensor.
t
PARKING SENSORS
FAILURE
(amber)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
The display will show message + symbol to indicate a failure at parking sensors.
If warning light K starts
flashing when travelling,
contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
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The fuel gauge warning light turns on to
indicate that approx. 10 litres of fuel are
left in the tank. When range falls below
50 km (or 31 mi) the display will show
a dedicated warning message.
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The warning light turns on when the direction indicator stalk is moved downwards or, together with the right indicator, when the hazard light button is
pressed.
The display will show message + symbol to indicate a failure at the light sensor.
K
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R
LEFT-HAND
DIRECTION
INDICATOR (green)
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FUEL RESERVE –
LIMITED CRUISING
RANGE (amber)
Ü
CRUISE CONTROL
(green)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
The warning light turns on (together
with the message on the display) when
turning the knurled ring of the Cruise
Control to Ü.
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The warning light turns on
when the main beams are turned on.
LIGHT SENSOR
FAILURE
(amber)
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
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HEADLIGHTS (blue)
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CLEANING DPF
h (PARTICULATE
FILTER) IN
PROGRESS
(only Diesel
versions with DPF amber)
Fitting the key into the ignition device,
the warning light switches on but it must
switch off after a few seconds. The
warning light comes on constantly to notify the driver that the DPF system needs
to eliminate captured pollutants (particulate) by the regeneration process.
The warning light does not come on during every DPF regeneration, but only
when driving conditions require notification of the driver. To switch the warning light off, the car must stay in motion
until regeneration has been completed.
The process normally takes about 15
minutes. The optimum conditions to end
the process are achieved by keeping the
car in motion up to 60 km/h with an
engine speed higher than 2,000 rpm.
This light coming on is not a car defect
and therefore the car does not need to
go to the workshop. A specific message
will appear on the display when the
warning light comes on (for versions/
markets, where provided).
WARNING
Always drive at a
speed appropriate to
the traffic conditions, the
weather and speed limits. The
engine may be turned off
while the DPF light is on; however, repeated interruption of
the regeneration process may
result in premature exhaustion
of engine oil. For this reason it
is always advisable to wait
for the light to go off before
turning off the engine, following the instructions appearing
above. It is not advisable to
complete DPF regeneration
with the vehicle stationary.
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ANTIPINCH SYSTEM
FAILURE (amber)
The display will show message
+ symbol when failure is detected in the
antipinch system.
Before contacting Alfa Romeo Authorized Services perform window initialization procedure (see section “Power
Windows” in chapter “Dashboard and
controls”). If the issue persists, refer to
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
†
TOP FAILURE
TEMPORARY
TOP FAILURE
Top failure
Message + symbol † (red) will appear on the display when pressing the
top operating button or fitting the electronic key into the ignition device, to
indicate a permanent top failure.
In this event, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
)
WINDSCREEN
WASHER FLUID
LOW LEVEL
(amber)
The display will show message + symbol when the windscreen washer fluid
level falls down the preset min. level.
n
T.P.M.S. SYSTEM
FAILURE
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
On certain versions the display will show
a warning message + symbol (amber)
when a failure is detected in the T.P.M.S.
system (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services as soon as possible.
Should one or more wheels without sensor be fitted, the display will show a
warning message until initial conditions
are restored.
On certain versions the display will show
a warning message + symbol (amber)
to indicate the flat tyre.
Should two or more tyre be flat, the display will show the indications corresponding to each tyre in sequence.
Restore proper inflation pressure values
as soon as possible (see paragraph
“Cold inflation pressures” in section
“Technical Specifications”).
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ices to have the failure eliminated.
The display will show the dedicated message + symbol (red) and the
buzzer will sound when the car exceeds
the speed limit set through the “Setup
Menu” (e.g.: 120 km/h) (see paragraph “Reconfigurable Multifunction Display” in section “Dashboard and controls”).
IN AN
EMERGENCY
In this event, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the failure
eliminated.
X
CHECK TYRE
PRESSURE
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
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Message + symbol † (red) will appear on the display when pressing the
top operating button, to indicate a temporary top failure.
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n
LOW TYRE
PRESSURE
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
On certain versions the display will show
a warning message + symbol (red) (and
buzzer will sound) when the pressure of
one or more tyres falls below the preset
threshold. In this way the T.P.M.S. system warns the driver that tyre/s is/are
dangerously flat; possible puncture.
IMPORTANT Stop immediately with
one or more tyres flat, avoid braking
sharply and abrupt turns. Replace immediately the punctured tyre with the
space-saver spare wheel (for versions/
markets, where provided) or repair the
puncture tyre using the proper kit (see
paragraph “If a tyre is punctured” in section “In an emergency”) and then contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as
soon as possible.
n
TYRE PRESSURE
UNSUITABLE FOR
SPEED
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
Should it be required to journey at a
speed higher than 160 km/h, inflate
tyres at full load pressures (see paragraph
“Cold inflation pressures” in section "Technical Specifications").
On certain versions, if the T.P.M.S. system detects that the pressure of one or
more tyres is unsuitable for the current
speed the display will show a message +
symbol (amber) that will stay on until the
car speed slow downs below the preset
threshold.
IMPORTANT In this case slow down
immediately since tyre overheating could
impair tyre performance and life beyond
repair, and even make the tyre to blowout.
IMPORTANT Should you have to journey anyway a speed higher than 160
km/h, stop the car when the display
shows the warning symbol to inflate tyres
to the proper pressure values (see paragraph "Cold inflation pressures" in section
"Technical Specifications ").
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You can also consult www.alfaromeo.com to find
your nearest Alfa Romeo Authorised Services.
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IF AN EXTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT ...................... 181
IF AN INTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT ...................... 187
IF A FUSE BLOWS ............................................. 190
IF THE BATTERY IS FLAT...................................... 200
JACKING THE CAR.............................................. 200
TOWING THE CAR ............................................. 201
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WHEN NEEDING TO CHANGE A BULB ................... 178
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QUICK TYRE REPAIR KIT FIX&GO automatic ........... 172
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IF A TYRE IS PUNCTURED ................................... 167
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JUMP STARTING ............................................... 166
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JUMP STARTING
Under no circumstances
should a battery charger
be used to start the engine: it could damage the electronic systems and in particular
the ignition and injection control
units.
If the battery is flat, it is possible to start
the engine using an auxiliary battery
with the same capacity or a little higher than the flat one.
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❒ With a second lead, connect the negative terminal (–) of the auxiliary battery and to an earthing point E on
the engine of the car to be started;
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❒ Connect positive terminals (+ near
the terminal) of the two batteries
with a jump lead;
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Proceed as follows fig. 1:
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❒ Start the engine;
❒ When the engine has been started,
remove the leads reversing the order
above.
fig. 1
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If after a few attempts the engine does
not start, do not insist but contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Service.
IMPORTANT Do not directly connect
the negative terminals of the two batteries: sparks could ignite the flammable gas from the battery. If the other battery is fitted in another car, prevent accidental contacts between the metal
parts of the two cars.
WARNING
Do not carry out this
procedure if you lack
experience; if it is not done
correctly it can cause very intense electrical discharges. In
addition, the fluid contained in
the battery is poisonous and
corrosive. Avoid contact with
skin and eyes. You are also advised not to put naked flames
or lighted cigarettes near the
battery and not to cause
sparks.
Remember that the
brake booster and the
power steering system are not
operating until the engine is
started, a greater effort will
therefore be required to press
the brake pedal or turn the
steering wheel.
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As an alternative to the “Kit Fix&Go automatic”, the car can be provided (upon request) with space-saver spare
wheel: wheel changing and correct use
of the jack call for some precautions as
listed below.
Alert other drivers that
the car is stationary in
compliance with local regulations: hazard warning lights,
warning triangle etc. Any passengers on board should leave
the car, especially if it is heavily laden. Passengers should
stay away from oncoming
traffic while the wheel is being changed on. If the wheel is
being changed on a steep or
badly surfaced road, place the
wedges or other suitable material under the wheel to stop
the car. Never start the engine
when the car is jacked up. If
you were towing a trailer, uncouple the trailer before jacking the car.
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WARNING
The car is equipped with the “Quick tyre
repair kit Fix&Go automatic“. Operations required to change a wheel are described in the following section.
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Never bump start the engine (by pushing, towing, or coasting downhill) as this
could cause fuel to flow into the catalytic
exhaust system and damage it beyond
repair.
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IS PUNCTURED
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WARNING
The space-saver spare
wheel (for versions/
markets where applicable) is
specific to your car; do not use
it on other models, or use the
spare wheel of other models
on your car. The space-saver
spare wheel shall only be used
in an emergency. It shall only
be used for the distance necessary to reach a service point
and the car speed shall not exceed 80 Km/h. The spare
wheel has a sticker that summarises the main cautions for
use and limitations. The sticker should never be removed or
covered!
WARNING
When driving with a
space-saver
spare
wheel fitted, the driving performance of the car changes.
Avoid accelerating or braking
sharply, abrupt turns or fast
cornerings. 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 space-saver spare
wheel. Have the punctured
wheel repaired and refitted as
soon as possible. Two or more
space-saver spare wheels
should never be used together. Do not grease the threads
of bolts before installing them:
they might slip out.
WARNING
The jack shall only be
used 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 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
and the 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.
Please note:
❒ the jack weight is 1.76 kg;
❒ the jack requires no adjustment;
❒ the jack cannot be repaired. If it
breaks it must be replaced with a
new jack;
❒ no tool other than its cranking device may be fitted on the jack.
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❒ Stop the car in a position that is not
dangerous for oncoming traffic
where you can change the wheel
safely. The ground should be flat and
adequately firm;
❒ Turn the engine off, pull up the handbrake and engage first gear or reverse;
❒ using handle A-fig. 2 raise carpet
B and secure it to the top of the boot
by means of the side couplings provided for the purpose;
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❒ for versions equipped with “Quick
tyre repair kit Fix&Go”, take out the
tool container fig. 3 from the boot;
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To change a wheel proceed as follows:
fig. 3
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Never tamper with the
inflation valve. Never
place tools between the rim
and tyre. Check and restore, if
required, the pressure of tyres
and spare wheel to the values
given in section “Technical
Specifications”.
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fig. 4
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fig. 5
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fig. 6
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❒ for versions equipped with spacesaver spare wheel, loosen the locking device A-fig. 4, take out the
tool container B, and take it near the
wheel to be changed then take the
space-saver spare wheel;
❒ Using the wrench provided A-fig.
5 loosen the bolts of the wheel to
be replaced by about one turn;
shake the car to facilitate rim removal from the wheel hub;
❒ Operate the device F-fig. 7 to extend the jack until the top of the jack
G fits correctly into catch H;
❒ The jack shall be fitted as shown in
fig. 6;
fig. 7
❒ Warn anybody nearby that the car is
about to be lifted. They must stay
clear and not touch the car until it
is back on the ground;
❒ Fit the handle L-fig. 7 to operate the
jack and lift the car until the wheel to
be changed is several centimetres off
the ground;
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❒ Loosen the fastening bolts and then
remove the wheel;
❒ Make sure the contact surfaces between space-saver spare wheel and
hub are clean so that the fastening
bolts will not come loose;
REFITTING A NORMAL
WHEEL
❒ Using the wrench provided, fully
tighten the five fastening bolts;
Following the procedure described previously, raise the car and remove the
spare wheel.
❒ Lower the car and remove the jack;
Proceed as follows:
❒ Use the wrench provided to fasten
the bolts completely in a criss-cross
fashion according to the sequence
shown in fig. 8.
❒ tighten pin A-fig. 9 in one of the
holes of the wheel hub fastening
bolts;
❒ insert the wheel on the pin and, using the wrench provided, tighten the
four bolts available;
❒ loosen pin A-fig. 9 and tighten the
last fastening bolt;
❒ lower the car and remove the jack,
then, using the wrench provided tighten the bolts according to the sequence
previously shown for the space-saver
spare wheel fig. 8.
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❒ refit the space-saver spare wheel
making the rim holes coincide with
the wheel hub holes
fig. 9
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fig. 8
When you have finished:
❒ Stow the spare wheel in the space
provided in the boot;
❒ Fit the jack partially open in its container forcing it lightly to prevent it
from vibrating when travelling;
❒ Put the tools back into their places
in the container;
❒ Arrange the container complete with
tools on the space-saver spare wheel;
❒ Reposition properly the boot stiff covering.
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QUICK TYRE REPAIR
KIT FIX&GO
automatic
The car is provided with the quick tyre
repair kit “FIX&GO automatic”, instead
of the traditional tool kit and space-saver
spare wheel.
The kit is placed in the boot on left side
fig. 10. In the kit container you will also find the screwdriver and the tow
hitch.
The quick tyre repair kit fig. 11 includes:
❒ a bottle A containing the sealer, fitted with:
- filling pipe B
- sticker C bearing the notice “max.
80 km/h”, to be placed in a position visible to the driver (on the
instrument panel) after fixing the
tyre;
fig. 10
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❒ compressor D with pressure gauge
and fittings;
❒ instruction brochure fig. 12, used
for prompt and proper use of the
quick repair kit and to be then handed to the personnel charged with
treating the tyre repaired with the
kit;
❒ a pair of protection gloves located in
the side space of the compressor;
❒ adapters for inflating different elements.
fig. 11
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fig. 12
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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.
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WARNING
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 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.
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.
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Hand the instruction
brochure to the personnel charged with treating
the tyre repaired with the kit.
It should be noticed that:
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WARNING
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.
WARNING
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.
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fig. 13
INFLATING PROCEDURE
WARNING
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.
Put on the protection
gloves provided together with quick tyre repair
kit.
Proceed as follows:
❒ set the wheel to be repaired with
valve A-fig. 13 in the position
shown in the figure, then pull up
the handbrake, take the quick
tyre repair kit and put it on the
ground near the wheel to be repaired;
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❒ make sure the compressor switch Afig. 16 is set to 0 (off), start the engine and fit plug A-fig. 17 into the
outlet/cigar lighter on the front console and then turn on the compressor
by setting switch A-fig. 16 to I
(on);
fig. 15
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❒ 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;
❒ inflate the tyre to the pressure specified in paragraph “Wheels” in section “Technical Specifications”. Check
tyre pressure on gauge B-fig. 16
with compressor off to obtain precise
reading;
fig. 17
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❒ 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;
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fig. 16
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fig. 14
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❒ after reaching the tyre pressure specified in paragraph “Wheels” in section “Technical Specifications”, start
driving immediately;
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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 and do not exceed 80
km/h. Avoid heavy braking
and accelerating.
❒ after driving for about 10 minutes
stop and check again the tyre pressure; pull up the handbrake;
WARNING
If pressure falls below
1.8 bar, stop the car
since the tyre is excessively
damaged and the quick tyre
repair kit Fix & Go automatic
cannot guarantee suitable
sealing. Contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
❒ if at least 1.8 bar pressure is read,
restore proper pressure (with engine
running and handbrake on) and
restart;
❒ drive with the utmost care to the
nearest Alfa Romeo Authorized
Service.
WARNING
You shall absolutely
communicate that the
tyre has been repaired with the
quick tyre repair kit. Hand the
instruction brochure to the personnel charged with treating
the tyre repaired with the kit.
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CYLINDER REPLACEMENT
PROCEDURE
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.
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;
❒ fit the new cylinder and turn it clockwise;
❒ refit connection A or connect hose
B into its seat.
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fig. 20
WARNING
Inform other people
driving the car that the
tyre has been repaired using
the quick tyre kit. Hand the
sticker to the personnel that
will carry out restoring operations.
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fig. 18
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WHEN NEEDING TO CHANGE A BULB
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
❒ 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 “If a fuse blows” in this section;
❒ Before changing a bulb check the
contacts for oxidation;
❒ Burnt bulbs must be replaced by others of the same type and power;
WARNING
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.
❒ Always check the height of the headlight beam after changing a bulb.
IMPORTANT The headlight inner surface may be lightly misted over: this is
not a fault but a natural fact due to low
temperature and level of air humidity. It
will disappear as soon the headlights are
turned on. The presence of drops inside
the headlights means water infiltration,
therefore contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
WARNING
Modifications or repairs to the electrical
system (electronic control
units) carried out incorrectly
and without bearing the features of the system in mind
can cause malfunctions with
the risk of fire.
WARNING
Halogen bulbs contain
pressurised gas which,
if broken, may cause small
fragments of glass to be projected outwards.
WARNING
Due to high voltage,
the bulb of (Bixenon)
gas-discharge headlights must
only be replaced by experts:
danger of death! Contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
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C
Tubular bulbs: release them
from their contacts to remove.
Various types of bulbs are fitted to your
car:
A
Glass bulbs: clipped into position. Pull to remove.
D-E Halogen bulbs: to remove the
bulb, release the clip holding the
bulb in place.
F
Gas-discharge bulbs
(Bixenon).
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Bayonet type bulbs: press the
bulb, turn counter-clockwise to remove this type of bulb from its
holder.
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TYPES OF BULBS fig. 21
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BULBS
FIGURE 21
TYPE
POWER
Main beam headlights
D
H7
55W
Dipped beam headlights
D
H7
55W
Main beams/Dipped beams
(versions with Bixenon headlights) (where provided)
F
D1S
55W
Additional main beams (where provided)
D
H1
55W
Front sidelights (1 per headlight)
A
W5WB
5W
Taillights
B
P21/5W
5W
Front fog lights
E
H7
55W
Front direction indicator
B
PY21W
21W
Side direction indicator
A
W5W
5W
Rear direction indicator
B
P21W
21W
Brake lights
B
P21/5W
21W
Third brake light
A
W2.3W
2.3W
Reversing light
B
P21W
21W
Rear fog lights
B
P21W
21W
Number plate lights
A
W5W
5W
2xA+1C
2xW5+10W
5+5+10W
Boot light
C
10W
10W
Courtesy mirror lights
A
1.5W
1.5W
Glovebox light
A
W5W
5W
Puddle/door lights
A
W5W
5W
Front ceiling light
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The bulbs are arranged inside the light
unit fig. 22 as follows:
A Main beam headlights
After replacement, refit the covers correctly
checking that they are properly secured.
B Sidelights/direction indicators
Main beam headlights
(halogen bulbs)
C Dipped beam headlights
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ remove cover A-fig. 22 by turning
it counter-clockwise;
❒ disconnect the electric connector Afig. 23;
❒ release the bulb holder catch B;
A0G0223m
❒ remove the bulb and replace it;
❒ fit the new bulb and refit bulb holder catch B;
❒ reconnect the electrical connector A;
❒ refit the protective cover properly.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
To change the bulbs, turn cap counterclockwise and then remove it.
WARNING
fig. 23
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The front light units contain main beam,
sidelights, direction indicator and dipped
beam bulbs.
A0G0191m
fig. 22
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FRONT LIGHT UNITS
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
For the type of bulb and power rating,
see “When needing to change a bulb”.
181
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fig. 24
A0G0193m
fig. 25
A0G0194m
Sidelights
Front direction indicators
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ turn cover B-fig. 22 counter-clockwise;
❒ turn cover B-fig. 22 counter-clockwise;
❒ press tab A-fig. 24, remove the
bulb and replace it;
❒ turn the bulb holder A-fig. 25 counterclockwise, remove the bulb and replace it;
❒ refit the bulb holder, it shall click into place; look at the light from the
outside to check for proper bulb positioning;
❒ refit the protective cover properly.
❒ refit the bulb holder, it shall click into
place; look at the light from the outside to check for proper bulb positioning;
❒ refit the protective cover properly.
fig. 26
A0G0192m
Dipped beam headlights
(halogen bulbs)
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ turn cover C-fig. 22 counter-clockwise;
❒ disconnect the electric connector Afig. 26;
❒ release the bulb holder catch B;
❒ remove the bulb and replace it;
❒ fit the new bulb and refit bulb holder
catch B;
❒ refit the protective cover properly.
WARNING
Due to high voltage,
the bulb of (Bixenon)
gas-discharge headlights must
only be replaced by experts:
danger of death! Contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
Side direction indicators
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ push the lens by hand in opposite
running direction in order to press the
catch A-fig. 27. Release the front
part and remove the unit;
❒ turn the bulb holder B-fig. 28
counterclockwise and remove it from
lens C.
Be careful not to damage the car body or the
lens.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
A0G0164m
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Gas-discharge dipped
beam/main beam headlights
(Bixenon)
(for versions/markets, where provided)
fig. 28
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A0G0163m
fig. 27
CORRECT USE
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SAFETY
DEVICES
❒ fit the bulb holder B into the lens C
then position the unit, the catch shall
click into place A-fig. 27.
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❒ remove bulb D and replace it;
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fig. 29
A0G0196m
fig. 30
A0G0273m
Front fog lights fig. 29
REAR LIGHT UNITS
IMPORTANT Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have front fog lights
replaced and adjusted.
Rear light units contain: reversing light,
rear fog light, direction indicators, taillights, number plate lights, brake light
and third brake light bulbs.
To change these bulbs, open the boot,
operate device A-fig. 30 and remove
the lid B.
fig. 31
A0G0166m
The bulbs are arranged inside the light
unit fig. 31 as follows:
A Reversing light (left side)/rear fog
light (right side)
B Brake lights/taillights
C Brake lights/taillight
D Direction indicators
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Reversing light/rear fog light
Taillights/Brake lights
Reversing light and rear fog light are located inside the rear light unit, one on
the left and the other on the right of the
car (according to running direction).
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
The rear light unit houses two bulbs for
taillights/brake lights.
❒ open the boot and the lid as described previously (see fig. 30);
❒ turn the bulb holder A-fig. 32
counterclockwise, remove the bulb
B and replace it;
❒ refit the bulb holder, it shall click into place; look at the light from the
outside to check for proper bulb positioning.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ open the boot and the lid as described previously (see fig. 30);
❒ turn the bulb holder A-fig. 33 or
A-fig. 34 counterclockwise, remove the bulb B and replace it;
fig. 34
A0G0229m
❒ refit the bulb holder, it shall click into place; look at the light from the
outside to check for proper bulb positioning.
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A0G0170m
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
fig. 33
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A0G0040m
INDEX
fig. 32
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fig. 35
A0G0167m
fig. 36
A0G0168m
Direction indicators
A0G0274m
Additional brake light
(third stop)
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
To change the bulb (fig. 38), proceed
as follows:
❒ open the tailgate, remove fasteners
A-fig. 39 and remove panel B;
❒ open the boot and the lid as described previously (see fig. 30);
❒ turn the bulb holder A-fig. 35
counterclockwise, remove the bulb
B and replace it;
❒ refit the bulb holder, it shall click into place; look at the light from the
outside to check for proper bulb positioning.
fig. 38
fig. 37
A0G0169m
Number plate light
To replace the bulbs proceed as follows:
❒ operate with a flat blade screwdriver
protected by a soft cloth on device Afig. 36 to remove the light unit B;
❒ remove the bulb holder C-fig. 37 by
turning it slightly and replace the snapfitted bulb D.
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IF AN INTERIOR
LIGHT BURNS OUT
SAFETY
DEVICES
For the type of bulb and power rating,
see “When needing to change a bulb”.
A0G0172m
GLOVEBOX LIGHT
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ open the glovebox;
❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 40 levering in the point shown by the arrow;
❒ raise protection B-fig. 41 and replace the snap-fitted bulb;
WARNING
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fig. 40
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❒ release the clips and working
through the proper sheet slots replace the light unit. Then refit panel
B.
Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
to have the bulb replaced.
INDEX
fig. 39
A0G0275m
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
FRONT CEILING LIGHT
187
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
A
188
fig. 41
A0G0173m
❒ close protection B-fig. 41 on light
unit A-fig. 40;
❒ refit the light unit inserting first one
side and then the other one until
hearing the locking click.
fig. 42
A0G0276m
BOOT LIGHT
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ open the tailgate;
❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 42 levering in the point shown by the arrow;
fig. 43
A0G0204m
❒ open the protection cover B-fig. 43
and replace the bulb releasing it from
the side contacts making sure that
the new bulb is correctly clamped between the contacts;
❒ re-close the protective cover B;
❒ refit the light unit inserting first one
side and then the other one until
hearing the locking click.
To change the bulb, proceed as follows:
❒ open the door and remove lens Afig. 44 levering in the point shown
by the arrow;
❒ raise protection B-fig. 45 and replace the snap-fitted bulb;
A0G0235m
❒ close protection B-fig. 45 on light
unit A-fig. 44;
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PUDDLE LIGHT
fig. 45
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A0G0075m
INDEX
fig. 44
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
❒ refit the light unit inserting first one
side and then the other one until hearing the locking click.
189
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SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
INDEX
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190
IF A FUSE BLOWS
WARNING
GENERAL
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.
When a device does not work, check the
efficiency of its fuse. The conductor element must be intact; if not, replace the
fuse with one of the same amp rating
(same colour).
A0G0119m
fig. 46
Never replace a broken
fuse with anything other than a new fuse.
A: undamaged fuse
WARNING
B: fuse with damaged filament.
To replace a fuse, use the pliers C
hooked to the fusebox on the dashboard.
If a general fuse
(MEGA-FUSE, MAXIFUSE) cuts in, do not attempt
any repair and contact Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
Before changing a fuse, check
the ignition key has been removed and that all the other
electric devices have been
turned off/disabled.
WARNING
Never change a fuse
with another with a
higher amp rating, danger of
fire.
If a general protection
fuse for safety systems (air bag system, braking
system), power unit systems
(engine system, transmission
system) or steering system is
triggered, contact Alfa Romeo
Authorized Services.
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DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
A0G0157m
FUSE LOCATION
fig. 48
Fuse box on the dashboard
To gain access to the fuses in the fuse
box on the dashboard, loosen the fastening screw A-fig. 47 and remove
the cover B.
A0G0124m
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Fuses are grouped into four fuse boxes
to be found respectively on the dashboard, on the battery positive pole, near
the battery and inside the boot (lefthand side).
INDEX
fig. 47
191
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SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
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192
fig. 49
A0G0126m
Fuse box on the battery
positive pole
To gain access to the fuses in the fuse
box on the battery positive pole press
the retainers A-fig. 49 and remove
the protection cover B.
fig. 50
A0G0125m
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CORRECT USE
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A0G0128m
Fuse box near the battery
fig. 52
A0G0123m
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CAR
IN AN
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
To gain access to the fuses, loosen the
two fastening screws A-fig. 51 and
remove the protection cover B.
INDEX
fig. 51
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DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
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fig. 53
A0G0277m
Fuse box in the boot
(left-hand side)
To gain access to the fuses, loosen device A-fig. 53 and open cover B.
fig. 54
A0G0224m
F14
10
52
Left main beam headlight
F15
10
52
Right dipped beam headlight
F12
15
48
Left dipped beam headlight
F13
15
48
Front fog light
F30
15
52
Reversing light
F35
7.5
48
Third brake light
F37
10
48
Front ceiling light
F49
7.5
48
Front ceiling light
F49
7.5
48
Direction indicators
F53
10
48
Hazard lights
F53
10
48
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FUSE
AMPERE
FIGURE
F70 (MEGA-FUSE)
150
50
Instrument panel control unit
F71
70
50
Fuel pre-heating unit (diesel versions)
F73
60
50
Boot control unit
F01 (MAXI-FUSE)
70
52
Instrument panel control unit
F01 (MAXI-FUSE)
70
52
Engine compartment control unit
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Right main beam headlight
SAFETY
DEVICES
FIGURE
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
AMPERE
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
FUSE
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LIGHTS
INDEX
FUSE SUMMARY TABLE
195
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DEVICES
CORRECT USE
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
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196
USERS
FUSE
AMPERE
FIGURE
Climate control system fan
F02 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
52
Electric steering lock
F03 (MAXI-FUSE)
20
52
Brake branch point (pump)
F04 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
52
Brake branch point (solenoid valve)
F05 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
52
Radiator fan (low speed)
F06 (MAXI-FUSE)
40
52
Radiator fan (high speed)
F07 (MAXI-FUSE)
50
52
F09
20
52
Headlight washer
Horns
F10
15
52
Electronic injection sundry secondary services
F11
15
52
+ INT for electronic injection system
F16
7.5
52
Electronic injection primary services
F17
10
52
Engine control branch point
F18
15
52
Climate control system compressor
F19
7.5
52
Rear window heating
F20
20
52
Fuel pump supply
F21
20
52
Ignition coils/injectors (petrol versions)
F22
15
52
Electronic injection primary services (diesel versions)
F22
20
52
Sound system/Radionavigation system power
F23
15
52
Body Computer branch point/Headlight washer relay coil
F31
7.5
48
Driver’s door branch point/passenger’s door branch point/
ignition device
F32
15
48
Free
F33
–
48
Free
F34
–
48
7.5
48
Brake light switch/central console control panel
F35
7.5
48
Cruise Control
F35
7.5
48
AQS sensor
F35
7.5
48
Free
F36
–
48
Instrument panel branch point
F37
10
48
Front headlight control unit/Power to control unit for gas-discharge
headights (Bixenon) (where provided)
F37
10
48
Boot locking/unlocking gearmotor
F38
15
48
EOBD system diagnostic socket
F39
10
48
T.P.M.S. control unit
F39
10
48
Mobile phone presetting
F39
10
48
Alarm system control unit (for versions/markets, where provided)
F39
10
48
Climate control system
F39
10
48
Heated rear window
F40
30
48
Headlight washer nozzle demister
F41
7.5
48
Heated mirror demister
F41
7.5
48
Brake branch point power (ABS/VDC) –
Steering angle branch point – Yawing sensor
F42
7.5
48
Windscreen wiper/washer
F43
30
48
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F35
SAFETY
DEVICES
Water in diesel fuel filter sensor/flow meter
CORRECT USE
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FIGURE
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
AMPERE
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INDEX
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AMPERE
FIGURE
Cigar lighter on central console
F44
10
48
Radionavigation system
F49
7.5
48
SAFETY
DEVICES
Rain sensor control unit
F49
7.5
48
Steering wheel branch point
F49
7.5
48
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Control buttons panel
F49
7.5
48
Parking sensor branch point
F49
7.5
48
Central console controls lights
F49
7.5
48
Seat controls lights
F49
7.5
48
Windscreen services
F49
7.5
48
Mobile phone presetting
F49
7.5
48
START/STOP button
F49
7.5
48
Air Bag system
F50
7.5
48
T.P.M.S. control unit
F51
7.5
48
Sound system presetting
F51
7.5
48
Instrument panel branch point
F53
10
48
Sound system amplifier with DSP
F54
30
54
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IN AN
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
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FUSE
198
USERS
30
54
Left seat movement control
F56
25
54
Left seat warming
F57
7.5
54
Right seat movement control
F60
25
54
Free
F61
–
54
Right seat warming
F67
7.5
54
Free
F58
–
54
Free
F59
–
54
Top hydraulic pump
F62
30
54
Top control unit and solenoid valves
F63
20
54
Free
F64
–
54
Free
F66
–
54
Free
F68
–
54
Free
F69
–
54
Free
F77
–
54
Left power window
F78
30
54
Free
F79
–
54
Right power window
F80
30
54
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F54
SAFETY
DEVICES
+ 30 HI-FI audio amplifier
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
FIGURE
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
AMPERE
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FUSE
INDEX
USERS
199
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CORRECT USE
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
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200
IF THE BATTERY
IS FLAT
IMPORTANT The description of the
battery charging procedure is described
only for informative purposes. This operation should be carried out by Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services.
Charging should be slow at a low amp
rating for 24 hours. Charging for a
longer time may damage the battery.
WARNING
The liquid in the battery
is poisonous and corrosive. Do not let it touch the
skin or eyes. Recharging the
battery should be done in a
well ventilated area away
from naked flames or possible
sources of sparks: explosion
and fire risk.
Charge the battery as follows:
❒ disconnect battery negative terminal
(–);
❒ connect the charger cables to the
battery terminals, observing the
poles;
❒ turn on the charger;
❒ when you have finished, turn the
charger off before disconnecting the
battery;
❒ reconnect battery negative terminal
(–).
WARNING
Do not attempt to
recharge a frozen battery. Thaw it first, otherwise
it could explode. If the battery
froze, make sure the internal
elements are not broken and
that the casing is not cracked:
risk of spilling the poisonous
and corrosive fluid.
JACKING THE CAR
USING AN ARM LIFT
OR WORKSHOP LIFT
Never jack the car from the front side,
the car can only be jacked at the sides,
jack arms or workshop lift shall be
placed as shown in fig. 55. In any
case, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized
Services.
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TOWING THE CAR
WITH THE JACK
See instructions given in paragraph
“Wheel replacement” in this section.
To prevent damaging transmission components, you are recommended to tow
the car only in one of the following
ways:
fig. 56
A0G0230m
TOW RING HOOKING
❒ with front wheels raised and rear
wheels resting on a suitable truck;
Front
❒ with rear wheels raised and front
wheels resting on a suitable truck;
❒ take the tow hook from the tool container;
❒ with front and rear wheels resting on
the wrecking car floor.
❒ remove the snap-fitted plug A-fig.
56 from the front bumper. If using the
flat blade screwdriver provided as
standard, protect its tip with a soft
cloth to prevent damaging the car.
Proceed as follows:
❒ tighten the tow hook in its seat.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
A0G0272m
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fig. 55
INDEX
PRECAUTIONS FOR
TOWING THE CAR
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
The tow ring provided with the car is
housed in the tool container.
201
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IN AN
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
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WARNING
202
A0G0176m
fig. 57
Rear
Take the tow hook from the tool container and tighten it as shown in A-fig.
57.
WARNING
Before fitting the hook,
clean accurately its
threaded seat. Before starting
to tow, make sure to have
tighten the hook.
Before starting to tow,
disengage the steering
lock (see paragraph “Ignition device” in section “Dashboard and
controls”). When towing, remember that without the help of
the brake booster and power
steering, a 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, you must
comply with the specific traffic
regulations regarding the tow
ring and how to tow on the road.
WARNING
Do not start the engine
when towing the car.
WARNING
The front and rear tow
hooks must only be
used for emergency situations
on the road. The vehicle may
be towed for short distances
when a dedicated device is
used in compliance with the
Highway Code (rigid bar), in
order to move the vehicle on
the road in preparation for
towing by a tow truck Tow
hooks MUST NOT be used to
tow vehicles off the road or
where there are obstacles
and/or for towing operations
using cables or other non-rigid
devices. Respecting the above
conditions, towing must only
take place with two vehicles
(one towing, the other towed)
travelling as far as possible in
alignment along the same centreline.
SERVICE SCHEDULE ........................................... 205
ROUTINE MAINTENANCE .................................... 207
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CONTROLS
SCHEDULED SERVICING...................................... 204
SAFETY
DEVICES
CAR MAINTENANCE
RUBBER HOSES ................................................ 220
WINDSCREEN WIPER ........................................ 220
BODYWORK ..................................................... 222
INTERIORS ....................................................... 225
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
WHEELS AND TYRES.......................................... 219
IN AN
EMERGENCY
BATTERY .......................................................... 216
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
AIR FILTER/POLLEN FILTER ................................ 215
INDEX
CHECKING FLUID LEVELS .................................... 208
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
HEAVY-DUTY .................................................... 207
203
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
This is why Alfa Romeo has programmed
a series of checks and maintenance operations every 35,000 km (or 21,000
mi).
INDEX
TECHNICAL
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Correct maintenance is essential for ensuring long car life under the best conditions.
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IMPORTANT The actual engine oil and
filter change frequency depends on the
conditions of use of the car and is signalled by means of a warning light or
message (where provided) on the instrument panel.
IMPORTANT At 2000 km from the
scheduled service, the display will show
a dedicated message.
It is however important to remember that
scheduled servicing does not completely
cover all the car’s requirements: also in
the initial period before 35,000 km (or
21,000 mi) service coupon and later, between one coupon and another, ordinary
care is still required such as for example
routine check and topping up the level of
fluids, tyre pressure check, etc...
IMPORTANT The Programmed Maintenance coupons are specified by the
Manufacturer. The failure to have them
carried out may invalidate the warranty.
Scheduled Servicing is performed by all
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services, at preestablished times.
If during whatever service 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 Authorized Services in
the event of any minor operating faults,
without waiting for the next service
coupon.
If your car is used frequently for towing,
the interval between one service coupon
and the other must be reduced.
Check tyre conditions/wear and adjust pressure if required
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Check light system operation (headlights, direction indicators,
hazard lights, boot lights, passenger compartment lights,
glovebox lights, warning lights, etc.)
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Check windscreen wiper/washer operation,
adjust nozzles if required
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Check windscreen/rear window blade position/wear
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Check front disk brake pad conditions and wear
and wear indicator operation
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Sight inspect the conditions of: body external parts, underbody
protection, pipes and hoses (exhaust - fuel - 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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Check and top up, if required, fluid levels
(brakes/hydraulic clutch, power steering, windscreen washer,
battery, engine coolant, etc.)
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Check and adjust handbrake lever stroke
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Replace accessory drive belt/s
Replace timing belt (1750 TURBO BENZINA versions) (*)
Replace timing belt (diesel versions) (*)
Change spark plugs (1750 TURBO BENZINA versions)
Change spark plugs (3.2 JTS and 2.2 JTS Selespeed versions)
Replace diesel fuel filter (diesel versions)
Change air cleaner cartridge (petrol versions)
Change front transmission gear oil (3.2 JTS 4x4 versions)
Changing engine oil and oil filter (3.2 JTS and 2.2 JTS Selespeed versions)
(or every 24 months)
Changing engine oil and oil filter (1750 TURBO BENZINA versions) (**)
(or every 12 months)
Change engine oil and oil filter (diesel versions with DPF) (**)
(or every 24 months)
Change engine oil and oil filter (diesel versions without DPF)
(or every 24 months)
Change brake fluid (or every 24 months)
Change pollen filter (or every 24 months)
Check for proper opening/closing, sight inspect sealing gaskets,
check for proper window adhesion to top seals and ad just if required
(or every 18 months)
Check top hydraulic system pump oil level and top up if required
(or every 12 months)
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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.
(**) The engine oil and the filter must be changed when the instrument panel warning light comes on (see “Warning lights and Messages” chapter) and in all cases every 24 months.
If the car is used mainly in towns the engine oil and filter need to be changed every 12 months.
❒ brake fluid level;
❒ windscreen washer fluid level;
❒ tyre pressure and conditions;
❒ light system operation (headlights,
direction indicators, hazard lights,
etc.);
❒ windscreen wiper/washer operation
and windscreen wiper blade position/wear;
Every 3,000 km check and top up if required: engine oil level.
You are recommended to use
PETRONAS LUBRICANTS products, designed and produced specifically for Alfa Romeo cars (see table “Capacities” in section “Technical specifications”).
❒ 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 (e.g. taxis
or door-to-door deliveries) or in case
of a long term inactivity;
❒ driving in the city;
carry out the following checks more frequently than required in the Service
Schedule:
❒ check front disk brake pad conditions
and wear;
❒ check cleanness of bonnet and boot
locks and lever cleanness and lubrication;
❒ visual check on various drive belt
conditions;
❒ check and change, if required, engine oil and oil filter;
❒ check and replace pollen filter, if required;
❒ check and replace air cleaner, if required.
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❒ check battery charge and fluid level
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❒ trailer or caravan towing;
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❒ engine coolant fluid level;
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Every 1,000 km or before long journeys, check and top up if required:
Should prevailing use of the car be under one of the following specially heavy
conditions:
❒ sight inspect the conditions of: engine, gearbox, transmission, pipes
and hoses (exhaust - fuel - brakes),
rubber parts (boots, sleeves, bushes, etc.);
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CHECKING
FLUID LEVELS
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3
5
2
Refer to section Technical Specifications
for fluid amounts.
When topping up take
care not to confuse the
various types of fluids:
they are all incompatible with
one another and could seriously damage the car.
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1
fig. 1 - 1750 TURBO BENZINA versions
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fig. 1/a - 2.2 JTS Selespeed version
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Never smoke while
working in the engine
compartment; gas and inflammable vapours may be present, with the risk of fire.
1. Engine oil - 2. Battery - 3. Brake
fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid
5. Engine coolant - 6. Power steering
fluid
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1. Engine oil - 2. Battery - 3. Brake
fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid
5. Engine coolant - 6. Power steering
fluid
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fig. 2 - 3.2 JTS versions
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1. Engine oil - 2. Battery - 3. Brake
fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid
5. Engine coolant - 6. Power steering
fluid
fig. 3 - 2.0 JTDM versions
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1. Engine oil - 2. Battery - 3. Brake
fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid
5. Engine coolant - 6. Power steering
fluid
fig. 4 - 2.4 JTDM versions
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Checking engine oil
Fig. 5: 1750 TURBO BENZINA versions
Topping up engine oil
Fig. 5/a: 2.2 JTS Selespeed versions
If the oil level is near or even below the
MIN mark, add oil through the filler
neck B, until reaching the MAX mark.
Oil level shall never exceed the MAX
mark.
fig. 5/a
Fig. 6: 3.2 JTS versions
Fig. 7: 2.0 JTDM versions
Fig. 8: 2.4 JTDM versions
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Remove the dipstick A and 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 gap between the MIN and MAX marks corresponds to about one litre of oil.
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Check the oil level a few minutes (about
5) after the engine has stopped, with
the car parked on level ground.
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fig. 6
IMPORTANT If a routine check reveals that the oil level is above the
MAX mark, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the correct level restored.
IMPORTANT After adding or changing the oil, let the engine turn over for
a few seconds and wait a few minutes
after turning it off before you check the
level.
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IMPORTANT The oil consumption depends on driving style and the conditions
under which the car is used.
IMPORTANT Do not add oil with
specifications other than that already
in the engine.
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When the car is new, the engine needs
to run in, therefore the engine oil consumption can only be considered stabilised after the first 5000 - 6000 km.
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Max engine oil consumption is usually
400 grams every 1000 km.
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WARNING
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. Scarves, ties and
other loose clothing might be
pulled by moving parts.
Used engine oil and filter contain harmful substances for the environment. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the oil
and filter changed.
fig. 9
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ENGINE COOLANT FLUID
fig. 9
If the level is low, pour slowly a mixture
of 50% distilled water and 50%
PARAFLUUP through the filler neck A.
A 50% mixture of distilled water and
PARAFLUUP gives freeze protection to
–35°C.
For particularly hard climate conditions,
we recommend use of a 60%
PARAFLUUP and 40% demineralized
water mixture.
The cooling system uses
PARAFLUUP that shall be
used for topping up and
that 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.
WARNING
The cooling system is
pressurised. If necessary, replace the cap only with
another genuine one, otherwise system efficiency could
be compromised.
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WINDSCREEN/HEADLIGHT
WASHER FLUID fig. 10
To top up, remove the cap A and then
pour a mixture of water and TUTELA
PROFESSIONAL SC 35, in the following concentrations:
❒ 30% TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 and 70% water in summer;
❒ 50% TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35 and 50% water in winter.
In case of temperatures below –20°C,
use undiluted TUTELA PROFESSIONAL SC 35.
WARNING
Certain commercial additives for windscreen
washers are inflammable. The
engine compartment contains
hot components which may set
it on fire.
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burnt.
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Do not travel with the
windscreen washer
reservoir empty. The windscreen washer is fundamental
for improving visibility.
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With engine hot, do not
remove the cap: risk of
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Check that the fluid level is at the MAX
mark on the reservoir or at the top mark
(maximum level) shown on the dipstick
under the reservoir cap.
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fig. 11 - 1750 TURBO BENZINA
2.2 JTS Selespeed - 2.4 JTDM versions
❒ top up until reaching the MAX
mark then refit the cap.
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❒ start the engine and wait until the
fluid level in the reservoir has stabilized;
❒ with the engine started, turn repeatedly the steering wheel fully
rightwards and leftwards;
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If the fluid level in the reservoir is below
the specified level, top up as follows:
IMPORTANT For this operation it is
however recommended to always contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
fig. 12 - 2.0 JTDM - 3.2 JTS versions
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POWER STEERING FLUID
fig. 11-12
Check that the fluid level in the reservoir
is at maximum level: this operation shall
be carried out with the car on level surface, engine not running and cold.
WARNING
Do not allow the power steering fluid to
touch the hot parts of the engine: it is inflammable.
fig. 13
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BRAKE FLUID fig. 13
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.
IMPORTANT Brake fluid 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 Service Schedule.
Air cleaner or pollen filter replacement
shall be carried out at Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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Brake fluid is poisonous
and highly corrosive. In
the event of accidental contact,
wash the parts involved immediately with neutral soap
and water, then rinse thoroughly. Call the doctor immediately if the fluid is swallowed.
AIR FILTER/
POLLEN FILTER
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From time to time, check the instrument
panel warning light x: pressing on cap
A (with key fitted into the ignition device) the warning light shall turn on.
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IMPORTANT For this operation it is
however recommended to contact Alfa
Romeo Authorised Services.
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Make sure that the highly corrosive brake fluid
does not drip onto the
paintwork. If it does, wash it off
immediately with water.
Symbol π 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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BATTERY
The battery does not require top ups of
distilled water to replenish the electrolyte. A periodic check carried out at
an Alfa Romeo Authorised Services is,
however, necessary to check efficiency.
IMPORTANT The charge in the battery should be checked at the start of
winter to limit the risk of electrolyte
freezing. 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.
After connecting/disconnecting the battery,
wait for 3 minutes at
least before starting the engine
in order to allow the climate
control system control unit to
reset the positions of the electric actuators that adjust air
temperature and distribution.
WARNING
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.
WARNING
Running the battery
with low fluid level can
damage the battery beyond
repair and could also cause its
explosion.
Batteries contain substances that are very
harmful for the environment. You are advised to have
the battery changed at Alfa
Romeo Authorized Services,
which is properly equipped for
disposing of used batteries respecting nature and the law.
When working on the
battery or near it, always wear the proper goggles.
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Refer therefore to the instructions provided by the battery manufacturer.
If the car is left inactive
for long periods at cold,
remove the battery and store
it in a warm place to prevent
freezing.
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If a battery with different specifications
is fitted, the service intervals given in
the Service schedule in this section will
no longer be valid.
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If required, replace the battery with a
genuine spare part having the same
specifications.
Incorrect fitting of electrical and electronic accessories can seriously
damage the car. If after buying
the car, you want to install electric accessories which require permanent electric supply (alarm,
free-hand phone kit, etc.) contact
Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
whose qualified personnel, in addition to suggesting the most
suitable devices, 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.
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USEFUL ADVICE FOR
LENGTHENING THE LIFE
OF YOUR BATTERY
To avoid draining your battery and
lengthen its life, observe the following
indications:
❒ when you park the car, ensure the
doors, tailgate and bonnet are closed
properly;
❒ the ceiling lights must be off. The car
is however provided with an automatic system for switching off internal lights;
❒ do not keep accessories (e.g.: sound
system, hazard lights, etc.) switched
on for a long time when the engine
is not running;
❒ before performing any operation on
the electrical system, disconnect the
battery negative terminal cable;
❒ battery terminals shall always be
perfectly tightened.
IMPORTANT A battery which is kept
at a charge of less than 50% for any
length of time will be damaged by sulphation leading to a reduction in cranking power.
Moreover, this might lead to a higher
risk of the battery electrolyte freezing
(this may even occur at –10°C). If the
car is inactive for a long period of time,
refer to “Car inactivity”, in section “Correct use of the car”.
If after buying the car, you want to install electric accessories which require
permanent electric supply (alarm, etc.)
contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services
whose qualified personnel, in addition
to suggesting the most suitable devices
available at 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, since these devices
continue absorbing energy even when
the ignition key is off, they gradually run
down the battery.
The total intake of these systems (factory and after-market) must be less than 0.6 mA x Ah (of the battery) as shown in
the following table:
Battery
Maximum admitted stand-by intake
50 Ah
30 mA
60 Ah
36 mA
70 Ah
42 mA
90 Ah
54 mA
A normal pressure: tread evenly worn.
B low pressure: tread particularly worn
at the edges.
C high pressure: tread particularly worn
in the centre.
Tyres must be replaced when the tread
wears down to 1.6 mm. In any case,
comply with the laws in the country
where the car is being driven.
IMPORTANT NOTES
As far as possible, avoid sharp braking
and screech starts, etc. Be careful not to
hit the kerb, potholes or other obstacles
hard. Driving for long stretches over
bumpy roads can damage the tyres.
Periodically check that the tyres have no
cuts in the side wall, abnormal swelling
or irregular tyre wear. If any of these occur, have the car seen to at Alfa Romeo
Authorized 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, the rim,
suspensions and steering system.
In the case of replacement, always fit
new tyres, avoiding those of dubious origin.
If a tyre is changed, also change the inflation valve; to allow even wear between the front and rear tyres, it is advisable to change them over every 1015 thousand kilometres, keeping them
on the same side of the car so as to not
reverse the direction of rotation.
WARNING
Remember that road
holding depends also
on the correct tyre inflating
pressure.
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wear fig. 14:
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For the correct tyre inflation pressure,
see “Wheels” in “Technical specifications” section.
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Check the pressure of each tyre, including the space-saver spare wheel, every
four weeks and before long journeys:
pressure should be checked with the tyre
rested and cold.
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Tyres age even if they are not used
much. Cracks in the tread rubber are a
sign of ageing. 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 spacesaver spare wheel.
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If the pressure is too
low the tyre overheats
and this can cause it serious
damage.
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Do not cross switch the
tyres, moving them
from the right of the car to the
left and vice versa.
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WARNING
Never submit alloy rims
to repainting treatments requiring to use temperatures exceeding 150°C since
the mechanical properties of the
wheels could be impaired.
RUBBER HOSES
As far as the brake system and fuel rubber hoses are concerned, carefully follow the Service schedule in this section.
Indeed ozone, high temperatures and
prolonged lack of fluid in the system
may cause hardening and cracking of
the hoses, with possible leaks. Careful
control is therefore necessary.
WARNING
Driving with worn
wiper blades is a serious hazard, because visibility
is reduced in bad weather.
WINDSCREEN
WIPER
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.
A few simple notions can reduce the possibility of damage to the blades:
❒ if the temperature falls below zero,
make sure that ice has not frozen
the rubber against glass. If necessary, thaw using an antifreeze product;
❒ remove any snow from the glass:
in addition to protecting the blades,
this prevents effort on the motor and
overheating;
❒ do not operate the windscreen
wipers on dry glass.
fig. 15
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Changing the windscreen
wiper blades fig. 15
How to remove the blade:
– raise the windscreen wiper arm A;
– turn the blade B by 90° around pin
C, on the final section of the arm;
– remove the blade from the pin C.
How to refit the new blade:
– fit pin C into the hole in the middle
of the blade B;
– refit the arm with the blade on the
windscreen.
Fluid jets shall be directed at about 1/3
height from the window upper edge.
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The headlight washers are automatically switched on when the windscreen
washer is operated and the dipped
beams are on.
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Then check that the nozzle holes are not
clogged, if necessary use a needle.
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Regularly check that the spray jets are
intact and clean.
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If the jet of fluid is missing, firstly check
that there is fluid in the reservoir (see
“Checking fluid levels” in this section).
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BODYWORK
PROTECTION FROM
ATMOSPHERIC AGENTS
The main causes of corrosion are the following:
❒ 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 Alfa Spider, Alfa Romeo implemented the best manufacturing technologies to effectively protect the bodywork against corrosion.
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 plastic parts, with a protective function, in the most exposed
points: underdoor, inner fender parts,
edges, etc;
❒ Use of “open” boxed sections to prevent condensation and pockets of
moisture from triggering rust inside;
❒ Use of special abrasion-proof films in
the most exposed points (e.g.: rear
fender, etc.).
BODY 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
the Alfa Romeo Warranty booklet.
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. Use only
original paint products for touching up
(see “Bodywork paint identification label” in section “Technical specification”).
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.
❒ wipe a sponge with a slightly soapy
solution over the bodywork, frequently rinsing with the sponge;
❒ rinse well with water and dry with
a jet of air or a 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.
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.
Where possible, do not park under trees;
the resinous substance many species release give the paint a dull appearance
and increase the possibility of triggering
rust processes.
IMPORTANT Bird droppings must be
washed off immediately and thoroughly as the acid they contain is particularly aggressive.
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❒ wash the body using a low pressure
jet of water;
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Paintwork does not only serve an aesthetic purpose, but also protects the underlying sheet metal.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
❒ remove the aerial from the roof to
prevent damage to it if the car is
washed in an automatic system;
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Paint
Detergents cause water
pollution. Therefore the
car should be washed
in areas equipped for collecting
and purifying the liquid used in
the washing process.
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To wash the car correctly proceed as follows:
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THE BODYWORK
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Windows
Front headlights
Engine compartment
Use specific window cleaner products. Use
also clean cloths to avoid scratching the
glass or damaging the transparency.
Front headlights shall be washed with
soft cloth moistened with water and car
detergent.
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.
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.
IMPORTANT Cleaning headlight lenses with a dry cloth will damage the
headlights with lack of performance as
a consequence. Solvents mat the lenses with lack of performance as a consequence.
IMPORTANT When washing front
headlights using a water nozzle, keep the
water jet at 2 cm at least from lenses.
IMPORTANT The car should be
washed with the engine cold and the key
removed from the ignition device. After
washing make sure that the various protections (e.g. rubber caps and various covers) have not been damaged or removed.
Use a soft brush or vacuum cleaner to
remove dust. Velvet is cleaned better if
the brush is moistened.
Rub the seats with a sponge moistened
with a solution of water and neutral detergent.
If the stain persists, use specific products, carefully following the instructions
for use.
IMPORTANT Never use spirit or alcohol-based products.
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CLEANING SEATS AND
FABRIC AND VELVET PARTS
Remove liquid or grease stains with a dry
absorbent cloth without rubbing. Then
wipe with a soft cloth or chamois leather
with water and neutral soap.
WARNING
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MESSAGES
Remove dried on dirt with lightly moistened chamois leather or cloth without
pressing too hard.
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Periodically check that water is not
trapped under the mats (due to water
dripping off shoes, umbrellas, etc.)
which could cause oxidisation of the
sheet metal.
Fabric upholstery of
your car is purposemade 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.
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CLEANING LEATHER SEATS
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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INTERIORS
225
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226
INTERIOR PLASTIC PARTS
Clean plastic parts with a cloth
mositened with water and non-abrasive
neutral detergent. To remove grease or
hard stains, use appropriate products designed to preserve the appearance of
components.
IMPORTANT Never use spirit or petroleum to clean the instrument panel
or other plastic parts.
WARNING
Never use flammable
products like oil ether
or rectified petrol for cleaning
car interiors. Electrostatic discharges generated by rubbing
during cleaning operations
could cause fire.
WARNING
Do not keep aerosol
cans in the car: they
might explode. Aerosol cans
must never be exposed to a
temperature above 50°C. The
temperature inside the car exposed to the sun may go well
beyond that figure.
STEERING WHEEL/
GEAR LEVER KNOB
WITH GENUINE LEATHER
COVERING
(for versions/markets, where provided)
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 alcoholbased 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.
IMPORTANT Take the utmost care
when engaging the steering lock to prevent scratching the leather covering.
ENGINE CODES - BODYWORK VERSIONS............... 230
ENGINE .......................................................... 231
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T E C H N I C A L S P E C I F I C AT I O N S
WHEELS .......................................................... 234
DIMENSIONS.................................................... 239
PERFORMANCE ................................................. 240
WEIGHTS......................................................... 241
CAPACITIES ...................................................... 242
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS ................................... 243
FUEL CONSUMPTION ........................................ 245
CO2 EMISSIONS .............................................. 246
RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL:
MINISTERIAL CERTIFICATIONS ............................. 247
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
SUSPENSIONS.................................................. 233
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STEERING ........................................................ 233
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
BRAKES ........................................................... 233
INDEX
TRANSMISSION ............................................... 232
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
FUEL FEED/IGNITION ........................................ 232
227
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228
IDENTIFICATION
DATA
You are advised to note the identification codes. The identification data
stamped and given on the plates and
their position are the following fig. 1:
1 - Identification label
fig. 1
A0G0286m
fig. 2
A0G0013m
2 - Body label
IDENTIFICATION LABEL
3 - Bodywork paint identification label
This is to be found in the engine compartment, aside the upper right shockabsorber connection and it bears the following identification data:
E. Space for smoke coefficient (diesel
versions only)
A. Space for details of national homologation
F. Space for punching the Manufacturer’s name.
4 - Engine label.
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
It can be reached by raising cover Afig. 3 and it includes:
❒ type of vehicle (ZAR 939000);
❒ Manufacturer’s serial number (chassis number).
BODYWORK PAINT
IDENTIFICATION LABEL
This is located in the inner side of the
tailgate fig. 4 and it includes:
A. Paint manufacturer
B. Name of colour
C. Colour code.
D. Colour code for touching up and respraying.
WARNING
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MESSAGES
This is located on the passenger compartment floor near the front passenger’s seat.
A0G0222m
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BODYWORK LABEL
fig. 4
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A0G0175m
INDEX
fig. 3
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SAFETY
DEVICES
Engine marking is stamped on the gearbox side, on the rear left side.
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230
Engine code
Bodywork version
1750 TURBO BENZINA (O)
939B1000
939EXN1B 57
3.2 JTS 4x2
939A000
–
3.2 JTS 4x4
939A000
939EXG2B 28
2.0 JTDM (O)
939B3000
939EXP1B 59
939EXP1B 59B
2.0 JTDM (O) (*)
844A2000
939EXQ1B 61
939EXQ1B 61B
2.4 JTDM
939A9000
–
(O) Euro 5 versions
(*) For specific markets
Engine code
939B1000
939A5000
939A000
939B3000
939A9000
Otto
Otto
Otto
Diesel
Diesel
4 in line
4 in line
6 in 60° V
4 in line
5 in line
4
4
4
4
4
Cycle
Number and layout of cylinders
Valves per cylinder
Piston bore and stroke
mm
83.0 x 80.5
86 x 94.6
85.6 X 89
83.0 X 90.4
82 X 90.4
Total displacement
3
cm
1742
2198
3195
1956
2387
Maximum power (EEC)
kW
HP
rpm
147
200
5000
136
185
6500
191
260
6300
120 (*)/125
163 (*)/170
4000
154
210
4000
Nm
kgm
rpm
320
32.6
1400
230
23.4
4500
322
32.8
4500
360
36.7
1750
400
40.8
2000
NGK
ILKAR7D6G
NGKFR5CP
BOSCH
HR7MPP152
NGKFR5CP
–
Unleaded petrol
95 RON
(Specification
EN228)
Unleaded petrol
95 RON
(Specification
EN228)
Unleaded petrol
95 RON
(Specification
EN228)
Diesel fuel for
motor vehicles
(Specification
EN590)
Diesel fuel for
motor vehicles
(Specification
EN590)
corresponding ratio
Maximum torque (EEC)
corresponding ratio
Spark plugs
Fuel
(*) For specific markets
(**) Selespeed versions
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3.2 JTS
WARNING
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2.2 JTS (**)
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1750
TURBO
BENZINA
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GENERAL
INDEX
ENGINE
To change plugs contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
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FUEL FEED/IGNITION
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 2.2 JTS - 3.2 JTS
2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM
Direct injection
Multijet direct injection, variable geometry
turbosupercharger and intercooler
SAFETY
DEVICES
Fuel feed
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Modifications or repairs to the fuel feed system that are not carried out properly or do not
take the system’s technical specifications into account can cause malfunctions leading to
the risk of fire.
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TRANSMISSION
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM - 3.2 JTS 4x2
3.2 JTS 4x4
Six forward gears + reverse and
synchronisers for forward speeds
Six forward gears + reverse and
synchronisers for forward speeds
Clutch
Dry single disk
with hydraulic control
Dry single disk
with hydraulic control
Drive
Front drive
Four-wheel drive
Gearbox
IMPORTANT In the event of significant difference in grip between front and rear axle, do not insist with hard accelerations but let the
engine run at medium-low rpm, with pauses of a few seconds if several attempts are required.
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 2.2 JTS
3.2 JTS - 2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM
Disc, self-ventilating
Disc
Disc, self-ventilating
Disc, self-ventilating
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Type
Turning radius
(between pavements)
Rack and pinion with hydraulic power steering
10.7
SUSPENSIONS
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 2.2 JTS - 3.2 JTS - 2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM
Front
High quadrilateral system
Rear
Multi-link system
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WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IMPORTANT Water, ice and antifreeze salt on roads may deposit on the brake discs thus reducing braking efficiency at first braking.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Controlled by hand lever, it works on rear brakes
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Parking brake
INDEX
– front
– rear
SAFETY
DEVICES
Service brakes:
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Load rating (capacity)
WHEELS
RIMS AND TYRES
Alloy rims. Tubeless tyres with radial carcass. The homologated tyres are listed
in the Log book.
IMPORTANT In the event of discrepancies between the information provided on this “Owner Handbook” and the
“Log book”, consider the specifications
shown in the log book only.
Four-wheel drive cars shall be fitted with
tyres of the same type, same tread and
same make to prevent damaging 4wheel drive system. The effectiveness
of the 4-wheel drive system however, is
not affected by different wear conditions
of tyres.
To ensure safety of the car in movement,
it must be fitted with tyres of the same
make and type on all wheels.
IMPORTANT Do not use inner tubes
with Tubeless tyres.
SPACE-SAVER SPARE WHEEL
Pressed steel rim. Tubeless tyre.
A0G0186m
fig. 5
UNDERSTANDING TYRE
MARKING fig. 5
Example: 215/55 R 16 93 V
215= Nominal width (S, distance between sidewalls in mm).
55 = Percentage height/width ratio
(H/S).
R
= Radial tyre.
16 = Rim diameter in inches (Ø).
93 = Load rating (capacity).
V
= Maximum speed index.
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
Q M + S = up to 160 km/h.
T M + S = up to 190 km/h.
H M + S = up to 210 km/h.
= rim drop center outline (side
projection where the tyre bead
rests) (2).
16 = 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).
43 = wheel camber angle (distance
between the disc/rim supporting plane and the wheel rim
centre line).
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A0G0329m
fig. 6
RIM PROTECTOR TYRES
fig. 6
WARNING
If after-sale tyres with
rim protector are used
(fig. 6) and the car has integral cups fixed (by springs) to
the sheet wheel, DO NOT fit
wheel cups. The use of unsuitable tyres and wheel cups
could cause a sudden pressure loss of the tyre.
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= rim width in inches (1).
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LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
7
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Maximum speed rating
for snow tyres
Example: 7 J x 16 H2 ET 43
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Q = up to 160 km/h.
R = up to 170 km/h.
S = up to 180 km/h.
T = up to 190 km/h.
U = up to 200 km/h.
H = up to 210 km/h.
V = up to 240 km/h.
W = up to 270 km/h.
Y = up to 300 km/h.
UNDERSTANDING
RIM MARKING fig. 5
INDEX
Maximum speed rating
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TYRES
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 2.2 JTS - 3.2 JTS - 2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM
Standard tyres
Optional
Space-saver spare wheel
(for versions/markets,
where provided)
rim
tyre
7,5Jx17" (*) alloy
225/50 R17 98W
rim
tyre
8Jx19" alloy
235/40 ZR19 96Y (O)
rim
tyre
8Jx18" alloy
235/45 R18 98W (O)
rim
4,00B x17"
tyre
T125/80 R17
(*) Tyres that cannot be fitted with traditional snow chains. Only “spider” type chains can be used.
WARNING Snow tyres with speed index H are recommended.
(▼) Unchainable tyres. When using winter tyres, use 225/50 R17 98 tyres or 235/45 R18 98.
Also for 3.2 JTS version, snow chains shall be fitted on the FRONT axle of the car.
Only “spider” type chains can be used on tyres 225/50 R17”.
Tyres 235/45 R18” and 235/40 ZR 19” cannot be fitted with snow chains due to interference with the fender.
2.5
2.7
2.5
2.7
2.5
full load
bar
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.6
2.9
2.7
Add +0.3 bar to the prescribed inflation pressure when the tyres are warm. Recheck pressure value with cold tyres.
With snow tyres, add +0.2 bar to the inflation pressure value prescribed for standard tyres.
Inflate tyres to full load pressures if driving at continuous speed exceeding 160 km/h.
(▼) Unchainable tyres. When using winter tyres, use 225/50 R17 98 tyres or 235/45 R18 98.
4.2
SAFETY
DEVICES
2.5
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
bar
T125/80 R17
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
average load
Sapce-saver
spare wheel
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EMERGENCY
Tyres
235/40 ZR19 96Y (O)
front
rear
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Tyres
235/45 R18 98W (O)
front
rear
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Tyres
225/50 R17 98W
front
rear
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– camber
front wheels:
Rear wheels:
INDEX
– half toe-in
17” rim (*)
18” rim (*)
–34’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 24’
4° 15’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 18’
–1.00 ± 0.5 mm
–1.05 ± 0.5 mm’
–56’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 24’
–1.63 ± 0.9 mm
–1.73 ± 0.9 mm
3.2 JTS versions
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– caster
– half toe-in
17” rim (*)
18” rim (*)
– camber
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CORRECT USE
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WHEEL GEOMETRY
– camber
Front wheels:
– caster
– half toe-in
17” rim (*)
18” rim (*)
– camber
Rear wheels:
– half toe-in
17” rim (*)
18” rim (*)
(*) values in degrees: – 8’ ± 4’ (maximum right/left difference: 4’)
–26’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 24’
4° 15’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 18’
–1.00 ± 0.5 mm
–1.05 ± 0.5 mm
–58’ ± 18’
max. difference right/left: 24’
–1.63 ± 0.9 mm
–1.73 ± 0.9 mm
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Dimensions are
expressed in mm and
refer to the car
fitted with standard tyres.
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Min. size variations
when optional tyres are
fitted.
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
The height refers to
the car unladen.
BOOT VOLUME
A0G0285m
fig. 6
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
4393
1000
2528
865
1318 (▲)
1370 (●)
1593
1579 (■)
1830
1575
1559 (■)
(■) With 225/50 R17” tyres
(▲) With top open
(●) With top close
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253 dm3
(with wheel
compartment)
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Boot volume: . . . 200 dm3
(without wheel
compartment)
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PERFORMANCE
Top speed
Kilometer with standing start
km/h
Acceleration
from 0-100 km/h
sec.
235
7.8
29.2
3.2 JTS 4x2
250 (*)
7.2
27.2
3.2 JTS 4x4
244
7.0
27.5
2.0 JTDM
218/215 (**)
9.0/9.2 (**)
30.5/30.8 (**)
2.4 JTDM
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8.1
28.7
1750 TURBO BENZINA
(*) With Michelin 17” tyre
(**) For specific markets
sec.
1490
1600
1665
1540
1635
Maximum admitted load (*)
– front axle
– rear axle
– total
1100
1050
1840
1200
1050
1950
1200
1050
2015
1200
1050
1890
1200
1050
1985
Payload including
driver (**)
350
350
350
350
350
Towable loads
1450
1500
1500
1500
1500
60
60
60
60
60
Max. load on ball
(*)
Loads not to be exceeded. The driver is responsible for arranging the loads in the boot an/or on the roof so that they comply
with these limits.
(**) If special equipment is fitted (sunroof, tow hitch etc.) the unladen weight increases, thus reducing the payload as specified in the
maximum weight allowed.
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Weight empty
(including fluids, 90% fuel
in the tank and no optional)
SAFETY
DEVICES
2.4 JTDM
CORRECT USE
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2.0 JTDM
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
3.2 JTS
IN AN
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3.2 JTS 4x2
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SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
1750 TURBO
BENZINA
Weights (kg)
INDEX
WEIGHTS
241
DASHBOARD
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CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IN AN
EMERGENCY
INDEX
CAR
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
242
CAPACITIES
1750
TURBO
BENZINA
3.2 JTS
2.0 JTDM
2.4 JTDM
litres
litres
70 ●
10 ●
70 ●
10 ●
70 ❍
10 ❍
70 ❍
10 ❍
litres
6.6
10.3
6.1
7.35
Engine greasing
system
litres
5.0 ✰
5.4 ■
4.9 ★
6.4 ❑
Mechanical gearbox/
differential
litres
2.0
2.8
2.8
2.8
Windscreen and headlight
fluid reservoir washer
litres
6.0
6.0
6.0
6.0
Fuel tank:
– including a reserve of
Engine cooling system
Recommended products and
genuine lubricants
● Unleaded petrol with no
less than 95 R.O.N.
(EN228 Specification)
❍ Diesel fuel for motor vehicles
(EN590 Specification)
Mixture of 50% water and
PARAFLUUP (▲)
■ SELENIA StAR
✰ SELENIA StAR P.E.
(175 TURBO BENZINA versions)
❑ SELENIA WR
★ SELENIA WR P.E.
(2.0 JTDM versions)
TUTELA CAR MATRYX
Mixture of water and
TUTELA PROFESSIONAL
SC 35
(▲) For particularly hard climate conditions, we recommend use of a 60% PARAFLUUP and 40% demineralized water mixture.
Lubricants for
petrol engines
(2.2 JTS and
3.2 JTS versions)
Synthetic-based oils, grade SAE 5W-40,
FIAT 9.55535-H2 qualification
SELENIA StAR
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F216.D05
According to
Service Schedule
Lubricants for petrol
engines (1750 TURBO
BENZINA versions)
Synthetic-based oils, grade SAE 5W-40, ACEA C3
FIAT 9.55535-S2 qualification
SELENIA StAR P.E.
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F603.D08
According to
Service Schedule
Lubricants for
diesel engines
(2.4 JTDM versions)
Synthetic-based oils, grade SAE 5W-40,
FIAT 9.55535-N2 qualification
SELENIA WR
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F515.D06
According to
Service Schedule
Lubricants for
diesel engines
(2.0 JTDM versions)
Synthetic-based oils, grade SAE 5W-30
FIAT 9.55535-S1 qualification
SELENIA WR P.E.
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F510.D07
According to
Service Schedule
For diesel engines, in the event of emergencies when genuine products are not available, lubricants providing at least ACEA B4 or
ACEA C2 performance are allowed; in that case, engine best performance is not guaranteed; we recommend to have it replaced as
soon as possible with the recommended lubricants by the Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.
Use of products with low-quality properties than ACEA A3 and ACEA B4 could cause damages to the engine that are not covered by the
warranty.
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Change
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Original fluids
and lubricants
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Fluid and lubricant specifications
for correct car operation
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Use
INDEX
RECOMMENDED PRODUCTS AND THEIR SPECIFICATIONS
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS
243
INDEX
Applications
Mechanical gearbox and
differential
TUTELA MULTIAXLE
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F426.E06
Rear differential and
transmission unit
(3.2 JTS versions)
Synthetic fluid for hydraulic and electrohydraulic systems.
FIAT 9.55550-AG3 qualification.
Power steering
Grease containing Molybdenum bisulphide for high temperature
appliances. N.L.G.I. 1-2 consistency.
FIAT 9.55580 qualification.
TUTELA GI/R
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F428.H04
TUTELA ALL STAR
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F702.G07
Grease for homokinetic joints with low friction coefficient.
NLGI 0-1 consistency.
FIAT 9.55580 qualification.
TUTELA STAR 700
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F701.C07
CV joints
on differential side
Synthetic fluid for hydraulic and electro-hydraulic systems
FIAT 9.55550-AG3 qualification
TUTELA GI/R
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F428.H04
Top hydraulic operation
Synthetic fluid for Brake and clutch controls FMVSS
n° 116 DOT 4, ISO 4925, SAE J1704, CUNA NC 956-01
FIAT 9.55597 qualification.
Protective with antifreeze action, red colour based on inhibited
monoethylen glycol and organic formula, that passes
CUNA NC 956-16, ASTM D 3306 specifications.
FIAT 9.55523 qualification.
TUTELA TOP 4
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F001.A93
PARAFLUUP
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F101.M01
Hydraulic brake and
clutch controls
Additive for
diesel fluid
Additive for diesel fuel, antifreeze action and protecting Diesel
engines
TUTELA DIESEL ART
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F601.L06
To be mixed with fuel oil
(25 cc per 10 litres)
Windscreen/
headlight washer
fluid
Mixture of alcohol, water and surfactants CUNA NC 956-11
FIAT 9.55522 qualification.
TUTELA
PROFESSIONAL SC 35
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F201.D02
To be used diluted
or undiluted
Lubricants
for transmission
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Genuine fluids
and lubricants
TUTELA CAR MATRYX
Contractual Technical
Reference N° F108.F02
IN AN
EMERGENCY
CAR
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
244
Fluid and lubricant specifications
for correct car operation
Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 75W-85 that passes
API GL 4 specifications
FIAT 9.55550-MZ1 qualification
Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 75W-85 that passes
API GL-5 specification, ZF-TE ML 18
FIAT 9.55550-DA3 qualification
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Use
Brake fluid
Protective agent
for radiators
CV joints
on wheel side
Cooling circuits
Proportion:
50% water and 50%
PARAFLUUP (❑)
(❑) For particularly hard climate conditions, we recommend use of a 60% PARAFLUUP and 40% demineralized water mixture.
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.
Extra-urban
Combined
1750 TURBO BENZINA
11.9
6.1
8.2
3.2 JTS 4x2
16.5
7.9
11,1
3.2 JTS 4x4
16.9
8.4
11.5
2.0 JTDM
7.1
4.4
5.4
2.4 JTDM
9.2
5.4
6.8
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Urban
INDEX
FUEL CONSUMPTION ACCORDING TO
EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE IN FORCE
(litres/100 km)
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
– 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 car, trim level/
equipment/accessories, load, climate control system, roof rack,
other situations that affect air
drag may lead to different fuel
consumption levels than those
measured.
SAFETY
DEVICES
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;
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
FUEL CONSUMPTION
245
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IN AN
EMERGENCY
INDEX
CAR
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
246
CO2 EMISSIONS
The CO2 emission levels given in the following table refer to combined consumption.
CO2 EMISSIONS ACCORDING TO EUROPEAN DIRECTIVE IN FORCE (g/km)
1750 TURBO BENZINA
192
3.2 JTS 4x2
3.2 JTS 4x4
2.0 JTDM
2.4 JTDM
262
272
142
179
T939
European Union and
Countries applying
EC directive
NTR939
0523
0523
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
Certification number
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: Ministerial Certifications
–
N15278
Brazil
❒
HHHH-AA-FFFF
❒
HHHH-AA-FFFF
Bulgaria
China
CMII ID : 2006DJ0352
❒ Data unavailable at the time of printing.
CMII ID : 2006DJ0351
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Australia
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
❒
INDEX
❒
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Argentina
247
INDEX
CAR
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Certification number
248
T939
NTR939
Malaysia
❒
Mexico
AA 000000 E
❒
Morocco
Singapore
YYYYXXXX-XXX
YYYYXXXX-XXX
❒
AA 000000 E
❒
AGREE PAR L’ANRT MAROC
Numéro d’agrément : MR 2395 ANRT 2006
Date d’agrément : 13/01/2006
AGREE PAR L’ANRT MAROC
Numéro d’agrément : MR 2394 ANRT 2006
Date d’agrément : 13/01/2006
Complies with
IDA Standards
DA 104022
Complies with
IDA Standards
DA 104022
South Africa
Taiwan
❒ Data unavailable at the time of printing.
TA-2005/701
APPROVED
TA-2005/702
APPROVED
249
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
250
INDEX
CAR
TECHNICAL
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
SAFETY
DEVICES
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Battery
Boot ....................................... 94
Boot light (replacement)............ 186
Child’s seats (compliance with
regulations on use) ................. 123
Brake lights ............................. 183
Cigar lighter ............................. 79
Brakes .................................... 233
Climate control system............... 48
Bulb (replacement) ................... 178
CO2 emissions ......................... 246
– bulb types .......................... 179
CODE card ............................... 11
– general instructions .............. 178
Containing running costs ............ 141
Capacities ............................... 242
Car inactivity ............................ 148
Car maintenance ................. 203
– heavy-duty ......................... 207
– routine maintenance ............ 207
Controls .................................. 76
Correct use of the car......... 133
Courtesy mirror light
– bulb replacement................. 187
Cruise Control........................... 71
– charging ............................ 200
– Service Schedule ................. 205
Dashboard ..............................
7
– replacing ............................ 217
– scheduled servicing .............. 204
Dashboard and controls .....
6
– jump starting ...................... 166
Carrying children safely.............. 122
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Checking fluid levels.................. 208
SAFETY
DEVICES
Changing a wheel ..................... 167
Bonnet.................................... 97
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Bodywork (cleaning)................. 222
Central armrest......................... 78
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Ceiling lights ............................ 74
IN AN
EMERGENCY
– useful advice for lengthening
the life of your battery.......... 218
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
ABS system............................. 100
Accessories purchased
by the owner ......................... 107
Additional heater ..................... 63
Airbags
– front.................................. 126
– side................................... 130
Air cleaner/pollen filter .............. 215
Air vents.................................. 49
Alarm...................................... 17
Alfa Romeo CODE ..................... 9
ASR system ............................. 104
Ashtray ................................... 79
At the filling station ................... 115
Automatic headlights sensor ....... 65
Automatic two-zone climate
control system........................ 53
INDEX
INDEX
Dashboard buttons .................... 66
251
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
IN AN
EMERGENCY
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Dimensions.............................. 239
EOBD system ........................... 106
Dipped beam headlights
External lights .......................... 64
– bulb replacement................. 181
– control ............................... 64
Direction indicators
– control ............................... 64
– replacement ......... 182-183-186
Doors...................................... 90
DPF ....................................... 116
Electronic key........................... 11
Engine
– identification code................ 230
– marking ............................. 229
– technical data ..................... 231
Engine compartment (washing) .. 224
Engine oil
– checking level ..................... 210
– consumption ....................... 210
INDEX
– specifications ...................... 243
– temperature gauge .............. 24
Engine starting ......................... 134
252
Fix&Go automatic
(quick tyre repair kit) .............. 172
Fluids and lubricants.................. 243
Follow me home device ............. 65
Front ceiling lights
– bulb replacement................. 187
– control ............................... 74
Front fog lights
– bulb replacement ................ 184
– control ............................... 66
Front headlights (cleaning)......... 224
Fuel feed/ignition..................... 232
Fuel
– consumption ...................... 245
– power supply and
fuel cut-off switches ............. 76
Fuel filler cap ........................... 115
Fuses (replacement) ................. 190
Gearbox (use) ......................... 140
Glove compartment................... 81
Glove compartment light
– replacement ....................... 187
Handbrake .............................. 139
Hazard lights ........................... 66
Headlight washer
– control ............................... 70
Headlights
– adjusting the headlight beam .. 98
– front fog light adjustment...... 99
– headlight adjustment abroad .. 99
– headlight aiming device ........ 98
Head restraints ......................... 44
Hill Holder system..................... 103
Identification data..................... 228
If an exterior light burns out ....... 181
If an interior light burns out ........ 187
Ignition device.......................... 19
In an emergency ................. 165
Installation of electric/
electronic devices ................... 107
Instrument panel ...................... 8
Instruments ............................. 22
Protecting the environment......... 116
Puddle lights
– bulb replacement................. 189
Main beam headlights
– bulb replacement................. 181
– control ............................... 64
– flashing the headlights ........ 64
Manual climate control system .... 50
MSR system ............................ 105
Radio frequency remote control:
ministerial certifications ........... 247
Radio transmitters and
cellular telephones .................. 107
Rain sensor.............................. 68
Rear fog lights
Number plate lights .................. 186
– bulb replacement ................ 185
Oddments compartments........... 78
– control ............................... 66
Rearview mirrors....................... 45
Paintwork ............................... 223
Parking ................................... 139
Parking lights
Reconfigurable multifunction
display ................................. 26
Reversing light
– control ............................... 66
– replacement ....................... 185
Parking sensors ........................ 108
Rubber tubing .......................... 220
Technical specifications ....... 227
Third brake light ....................... 185
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
SAFETY
DEVICES
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
Pretensioners ........................... 119
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
Power supply and
fuel cut-off switches................. 76
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Labels
– bodywork paint ................... 230
– identification data................ 228
Power windows ........................ 92
Safe lock device ....................... 14
Safety devices..................... 117
S.B.R. system .......................... 118
Seat belts................................ 118
Seats
– cleaning............................. 224
– electrically adjustable ........... 42
– manually adjustable ............. 41
– seat warming...................... 42
Side/taillights
– bulb replacement .......... 182-185
– control ............................... 64
Smart washing ......................... 68
Snow chains ............................ 145
Sound system .......................... 106
Steering .................................. 233
Steering column lock ................. 21
Steering wheel (adjustment) ...... 44
Sun visors................................ 80
Suspensions............................. 233
Symbols.................................. 9
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
Jacking the car......................... 200
Performance ............................ 240
INDEX
Interior fittings.......................... 78
Interiors .................................. 224
253
DASHBOARD
AND
CONTROLS
Top......................................... 81
– precautions/instructions
for using the top .................. 81
– cleaning the top................... 83
CORRECT USE
OF THE CAR
– top opening/closing ............. 85
Top speeds............................... 240
WARNING
LIGHTS AND
MESSAGES
SAFETY
DEVICES
– top washing/cleaning........... 81
T.P.M.S. (system) .................... 111
Towing trailers .......................... 143
Towing the car.......................... 200
Transmission ............................ 232
INDEX
TECHNICAL
CAR
SPECIFICATIONS MAINTENANCE
IN AN
EMERGENCY
Trip computer ........................... 37
254
Tyres
– changing............................ 167
– inflation pressure ................. 237
– snow tyres ......................... 144
– standard tyres ..................... 236
– understanding tyre
marking ............................. 234
VDC system ............................ 102
Warning lights
and messages.................... 147
Weights .................................. 241
Wheel geometry....................... 238
Wheel rims
– understanding rim marking.... 235
Wheels
– changing............................ 167
– technical data ..................... 234
Wheels and tyres ...................... 219
Wind stopper ........................... 88
Windows (cleaning) .................. 224
Windscreen washer
– control ............................... 67
Windscreen wiper
– blades......................... 220-221
– control ............................... 67
– nozzles.............................. 221
RIGHT HAND DRIVE VERSION
DASHBOARD
A0G0188m
fig. 1
1. Adjustable swivel side air vents - 2. Front side window demisting/defrosting vents - 3. Passenger’s air bag - 4. Fuel level gauge/engine coolant temperature gauge/engine oil temperature gauge (petrol versions) or turbocharger pressure
gauge (diesel versions) - 5. Adjustable swivel centre air vents - 6. Upper central vent - 7. External lights control lever 8. Driver’s air bag and horn - 9. Instrument panel - 10. Windscreen wiper control lever - 11. Front side window demisting/defrosting vents - 12. Adjustable swivel side air vents - 13. Switches for external lights, trip meter reset and headlamp
aiming device. - 14. Dashboard fusebox lid - 15. Bonnet opening lever - 16. Sound system controls on the steering wheel
(where provided) - 17. Driver’s knees air bag - 18. Cruise Control lever (where provided) - 19. Ignition device 20. Engine START/STOP button - 21. Heating/ventilation/climate controls - 22. Sound system (where provided) 23. Glove box - 24. Passenger’s knees air bag (where provided)
255
INSTRUMENT PANEL
A. Speedometer
B. Warning lights
C. Rev counter
D. Reconfigurable multifunction display
RIGHT HAND DRIVE VERSION
m c Warning lights on diesel
versions only
256
On diesel versions the rev counter end
scale value is at 6000 rpm.
fig. 2
A0G0133m
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
Oil change? The experts recommend Selenia
The engine of your car is factory filled with Selenia.
This is an engine oil range which satisfies the most advanced
international specifications. Its superior technical characteristics
allow Selenia to guarantee the highest performance
and protection of your engine.
The Selenia range includes a number of technologically advanced products:
SELENIA SPORT
Fully synthetic lubricant capable of meeting the needs of
high performance engines.
Studied to protect the engine also in high thermal stress
conditions, it prevents deposits on the turbine to achieve
the utmost performance in total safety.
SELENIA StAR PURE ENERGY
Synthetic lubricant designed for petrol engines that need
products with a low ash content. It maximises the
characteristics of engines with high specific power,
protects the parts mostly subjected to stress and helps
to keep modern catalysts clean.
SELENIA WR PURE ENERGY
Fully synthetic lubricant that can meet the requirements of
the latest diesel engines.
Low ash content to protect the particulate filter from the
residual products of combustion. High Fuel Economy
System that allows considerable fuel saving.
It reduces the danger of dirtying the turbine to ensure the
protection of increasingly high performance diesel
engines
SELENIA RACING
This lubricant has been developed as a result of Selenia’s
extensive experience in track and rally competitions,
it maximises engine performance in all kinds of
competition use.
The range also includes K Pure Energy, Selenia Digitech,
Selenia Multipower, Selenia 20K, Selenia 20K AR.
For further information on Selenia products visit the web
site www.selenia.com
COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE
Tyres
225/50 R17 98W
front
rear
Tyres
Tyres
235/45 R18 98W (O) 235/40 ZR19 96Y (O)
front
rear
front
rear
average load
bar
2.5
2.5
2.7
2.5
2.7
2.5
full load
bar
2.7
2.7
2.8
2.6
2.9
2.7
Sapce-saver
spare wheel
T125/80 R17
4.2
Add +0.3 bar to the prescribed inflation pressure when the tyres are warm. Recheck pressure value with cold tyres.
With snow tyres, add +0.2 bar to the inflation pressure value prescribed for standard tyres.
Inflate tyres to full load pressures if driving at continuous speed exceeding 160 km/h
(▼) Unchainable tyres. When using winter tyres, use 225/50 R17 98 tyres or 235/45 R18 98.
ENGINE OIL REPLACEMENT (litres)
1750 TURBO BENZINA
3.2 JTS
2.0 JTDM
2.4 JTDM
5.0
5.4
4.9
6.4
Engine sump and filter
Do not discard used oil in the environment.
REFUELLING (litres)
1750 TURBO BENZINA - 3.2 JTS - 2.0 JTDM - 2.4 JTDM
Fuel tank capacity
70
Reserve
10
Only refuel with unleaded petrol with octane rating (RON) not less than 95 (Specification EN228).
For cars with diesel engine, only use diesel fuel for motor vehicles (Specification EN590).
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