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ALFA ROMEO 159 Owner's Manual

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    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 ser- vice for any assistance problems you may have.

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    MUST BE READ! REFUELLING 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.

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    ELECTRICAL ACCESSORIES If, after buying the car, you decide to add electrical accessories (that will gradually drain the battery), contact Al- fa Romeo Authorized Services. They can calculate the overall electrical requirement and check that the car’s elec- tric system can support the required load. CODE CARD (for version/markets where applicable) Keep the code card in a safe place, not in the car.

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    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...

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    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, there- fore the specifications and fittings may be altered without prior notice.

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    DASHBOARD ............ CRUISE CONTROL ..........CEILING LIGHTS ..........INSTRUMENT PANEL ......... CONTROLS ............SYMBOLS ............INTERIOR FITTINGS..........ALFA ROMEO CODE SYSTEM ....... SUNROOF ............ELECTRONIC KEY ..........DOORS ............ALARM ............POWER WINDOWS ........... IGNITION DEVICE..........BOOT .............. 101 INSTRUMENTS..........

  • Page 8: Dashboard

    DASHBOARD fig. 1 A0E0056m 1. Adjustable swivel side air vents - 2. Front side window demisting/defrosting vents - 3. External lights control lever - 4. In- strument panel - 5. Driver’s air bag and horn - 6. Windscreen wiper control lever - 7. Upper central vent - 8. Adjustable swiv- el centre air vents - 9.

  • Page 9: Instrument Panel

    INSTRUMENT PANEL A. Speedometer (speed indicator) B. Warning lights - C. Rev counter - D. Multifunction display h c m Warning lights on diesel versions only On diesel versions the rev counter A0E0312m fig. 2 - Versions with multifunction display end scale value is at 6000 rpm.

  • Page 10: Symbols, Alfa Romeo Code System

    ALFA ROMEO SYMBOLS CODE SYSTEM Special coloured labels have been at- tached near or actually on some of the To further protect you car from theft, it components of your car. These labels has been fitted with an engine immo- bear symbols that remind you of the pre- bilising system.

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    If the warning light stays on, contact The code is sent only if the Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. CODE system control unit has recognised If 2 seconds after fitting...

  • Page 12: Electronic Key

    ELECTRONIC KEY CODE CARD (for versions/markets where applicable) The CODE card fig. 5 delivered with the keys, contains the mechanical code A and the electronic one B. A0E0023m A0E0021m fig. 5 fig. 6 The code numbers on the CODE card Button Ë...

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    The electronic key fig. 7 is fitted with WARNING a metal insert A, that can be extracted Never leave the elec- by pressing button B. tronic key unattended The metal insert operates the following: to prevent anyone, especially children, from holding it and ❒...

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    A0E0021m A0E0035m A0E0242m fig. 8 fig. 9 fig. 10 Replacing the battery of the To change the battery fig. 9 proceed IMPORTANT Never touch the electric electronic key as follows: contacts of the key and prevent fluid or dust infiltration inside it. If when pressing button Ë, Á, or `, ❒...

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    SAFE LOCK DEVICE WARNING WARNING (where provided) Once the safe lock de- If the car battery is This safety system inhibits the operation vice has been actuated, down, the safe lock de- doors cannot be opened from vice can be activated only us- of the car door handles.

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    Device activation is signalled by three Device deactivation flashes of the led on the driver’s door The device is deactivated automatically panel and, only if activated by pressing on every door in the following cases: the electronic key button Á, of direction ❒...

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    The main functions that can be activated with the electronic key or with the emergency metals insert are the following: Doors, Doors, Window Window Safe lock Tailgate tailgate tailgate and sunroof and sunroof (where opening and fuel cap and fuel cap opening closing provided)

  • Page 18: Alarm

    ALARM Depending on the markets, the trigger- ing of the alarm will activate the siren (where provided) and the hazard warning lights (for about 26 seconds). The methods of operation and the number of cycles may vary de- WHEN THE ALARM pending on the versions/markets.

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    Surveillance HOW TO DEACTIVATE THE ALARM When the system has been turned on, Press button Ë. The system will react as the led A-fig. 12 will flash to indicate that the system is in the surveillance follows (with the exception of certain mode.

  • Page 20: Ignition Device

    (for ex- car is facing downhill, reverse. ample during an attempted Never leave children unat- break-in) have it checked over tended in the car. by Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- vices before travelling again.

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    (on certain versions to- gether with a message on the display), check whether the electronic key is the proper one and then try to refit it into the ignition device. If the problem per- sists contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- vices.

  • Page 22: Instruments

    INSTRUMENTS STEERING COLUMN LOCK ed) (or as an alternative, on certain ver- sions, a symbol and a message are dis- Engaging played). In this event contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. REV. COUNTER The steering column lock will engage 5 seconds after removing the electron- IMPORTANT If after trying to turn on Rev counter shows engine rpm.

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    1 - tank full (see the indications given IMPORTANT Refuelling shall always Alfa Romeo Authorized Services . in paragraph “At the filling station"). be performed with engine off. Failing to observe this precaution could cause the...

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    Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. IMPORTANT The pointer can reach the red area also for a sum of un- A0E0179m favourable conditions, i.e.: slow speed,...

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    MANUAL INSTRUMENT AUTOMATIC INSTRUMENT PANEL LIGHT DIMMER PANEL LIGHT DIMMER With this function it is possible to adjust To give max. visibility and comfort un- on 8 levels the light intensity of the indi- der whatever driving conditions (e.g.: cations given on the instrument panel dis- lights on in daylight, tunnels, etc…), play, sound system display (where pro- the speedometer is fitted with a sensor...

  • Page 26: Multifunction Display

    INFORMATION ABOUT CAR MULTIFUNCTION CONDITIONS (at event) DISPLAY õ ❒ Scheduled servicing (symbol (where provided) D-fig. 22). ❒ Instrument panel light dimmer. The “Multifunction display” shows all ❒ Symbol of possible presence of ice on the useful information necessary when √...

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    “SETUP MENU” Speed limit (SPEED BEEP) There is also a “Setup Menu” enabling With this function it is possible to set the to perform the adjustments and/or set- car speed limit (km/h or mph) which, tings described on the following pages if exceeded, automatically sounds a by pressing button MENU and +/–...

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    Clock (TIME REG) Failure/warning buzzer To set the speed limit, proceed as fol- lows: volume (BUZZ) This function enables to adjust the clock. ❒ press button MENU until selecting With this function the volume of the To adjust the clock proceed as follows: SPEED BEEP: the display will show buzzer accompanying any failure/warn- ❒...

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    “Checking levels” in section “Car km/mi to go before car servicing. Con- maintenance”). tact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to IMPORTANT Proper engine oil level carry out any service operation provid- ed by the Service schedule or by the An-...

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    MESSAGES DISPLAYED ILLUMINATION OF REV Once on, the NIGHT PAN function can be deactivated as follows: AT STARTING COUNTER/INSTRUMENTS ❒ by long press on button + (also with (NIGHT PAN) After the engine oil level, the display will external lights off); show for a few seconds a message in- This function enables to turn on/off ❒...

  • Page 31: Reconfigurable Multifunction Display

    INFORMATION ABOUT CAR RECONFIGURABLE CONDITIONS (at event) MULTIFUNCTION ❒ Scheduled servicing; DISPLAY ❒ Trip computer; (where provided) ❒ Instrument panel light dimmer; ❒ Engine oil level; The “Reconfigurable multifunction dis- play” shows all the useful information IMPORTANT When opening one of A0E0015m fig.

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    Selecting an option of the main CONTROL BUTTONS menu without submenu: MENU ❒ briefly press button MENU to select the main menu option to set; Short push on button: to confirm the required option and/or to go to next ❒ operate buttons + or – (by single screen;...

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    Selecting an option of the main Selecting “Date” and “Clock”: ENGINE OIL LEVEL menu with submenu: INDICATION ❒ briefly press button MENU to select ❒ briefly press button MENU to display the first value to change (e.g. hours/ Fitting the electronic key into the igni- the first submenu option;...

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    Briefly press button MENU to access navigation from the standard screen. To surf the menu press buttons + or –. For safety rea- sons, 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.

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    IMPORTANT The possible setting is Speed limit Automatic headlight daylight between 30 and 250 km/h (or be- sensor (where provided) With this function it is possible to set the tween 20 and 150 mph) depending on (Light Sens.) car speed limit (km/h or mph) which, the unit set previously (see paragraph if exceeded, automatically sounds a With this function it is possible to adjust...

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    Clock mode (Mode 12/24) Setting the clock (Clock) IMPORTANT Every press (pulse) on the button +/– increases/decreases by This function enables to set the clock. This function is used to set the clock in one unit. Keeping button +/– pressed the 12h or 24h mode.

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    Setting the date (Date) Audio Info Repetition To activate/deactivate (ON/OFF) in- (Audio Rpt.) (where provided) fo displaying proceed as follows: This function enables to update the date ❒ briefly press button MENU: the dis- (year - month - day). This function enables to display sound system information.

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    Automatic central door locking Independent boot unlocking Driver’s door unlocking (Indep. Boot) (Unlock Fda) (Door lock) With this function it is possible to unlock With this function it is possible to unlock When activated (ON), this function the boot independently from doors. only the driver’s door by pressing the locks automatically the doors when the electronic key button Ë.

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    Consumption Temperature Units With this function it is possible to set the If the distance unit set is km (see pre- This function enables to set the tem- units for distance covered (km or mi), vious paragraph) the display will enable perature unit (°C or °F).

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    Adjusting the failure/warning Adjusting the button volume Selecting the language (Keys Vol.) (Language) buzzer volume (Beep Vol.) Display messages can be shown in the With this function the volume of the With this function the volume of the following languages: Italian, English, buzzer accompanying any failure/warn- roger-beep accompanying the activation German, Portuguese, Spanish, French,...

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    MENU. number of km/mi to go before car ser- vicing. Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- vices to carry out any service operation provided by the Service schedule or by the Annual inspection plan, and to reset the...

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    TRIP COMPUTER General features The “Trip computer” displays information (with electronic key fitted into ignition device) relating to the operating status of the car. This function comprises the “Trip A” concerning the “complete mission” of the car (journey) and “Trip B” concern- ing the partial mission of the car;...

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    The display will show “- - - -“ in the fol- The “Trip A” displays the figures relating Values displayed lowing cases: Average consumption ❒ Average consumption ❒ value lower than 50 km (30mi); Represents the indicative average of con- ❒...

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    New mission (reset) Reset can be: ❒ “manual” reset is performed by the driver by pressing button TRIP; ❒ “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) A0E0076m A0E0052m fig.

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    Briefly press button TRIP to select the Start of journey procedure Reset Trip B two Trip computer modes; use button (reset) As concerns the Trip B values, it is pos- - to scroll the options at the top of the Trip A and Trip B reset are independent.

  • Page 46: Seats

    SEATS MANUALLY ADJUSTABLE FRONT SEATS fig. 31 WARNING A0E0053m Only make adjustments fig. 30 when the car is sta- On versions fitted with T.P.M.S. system tionary. (Tyre pressure Monitoring System) (see paragraph “T.P.M.S. system” in this sec- tion), after Trip A and Trip B info, the screen with tyre pressure condition is dis- played (see fig.

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    WARNING Once you have re- leased 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 sud- A0E0024m denly and the driver losing fig.

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    Seat controls are the Storing driver’s seat/door following: mirror positions Multifunction control A: Buttons C allows to store and recall three different driver’s seat and door mirror po- – front seat height adjustment; sitions. Storing and recalling are only pos- –...

  • Page 49: Head Restraints

    HEAD RESTRAINTS FRONT HEAD RESTRAINTS Head restraints are adjustable in height and they lock automatically in the re- quired position. To adjust height proceed as follows: A0E0473m A0E0479m fig. 34 fig. 35 ❒ to raise: raise the head restraint un- REAR HEAD RESTRAINTS WARNING til hearing the locking click.

  • Page 50: Steering Wheel

    STEERING WHEEL WARNING Any adjustment of the steering wheel position The steering wheel can be adjusted both must be carried out only with axially and in height. the car stationary and the en- Release the lever A-fig. 36 pushing it gine turned off.

  • Page 51: Rearview Mirrors

    REARVIEW MIRRORS DRIVING MIRROR The mirror is fitted with a safety device that causes it to be released in the event of a violent crash. A0E0135m A0E0036m fig. 37 fig. 39 Using lever A-fig. 37 the mirror can Adjusting the mirror be adjusted to two different positions: normal or antiglare.

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    Electrically folding of the Storing the “parking” mirror (only versions with 4 position of the door mirror power windows) on the passenger side (optional for versions/ On versions equipped with electric seats, markets where applicable) when engaging reverse for parking to When required (for example when the improve visibility the driver can adjust mirror causes difficulty in narrow spaces)

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    Together with the passenger door mir- Recalling the passenger door Automatic door mirror realignment ror “parking” position, also the driver mirror “parking” position seat position and the driver door mirror Proceed as follows: fit the electronic key Each time the electronic key is fitted in- will be stored.

  • Page 54: Climate Control System

    CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM A0E0220m fig. 41 1 Upper vent - 2 Adjustable and swivel central vents - 3 Adjustable and swivel side vents - 4 Lower vents for rear seats - 5 Adjustable and swivel air vents for rear seats (where provided) - 6 Lower vents for front seats - 7 Windscreen and front windows demisting/defrosting vents.

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    A0E0014m A0E0057m A0E0067m fig. 42 fig. 44 fig. 45 UPPER VENT fig. 44 The vent has an opening/closing con- trol. O = Completely closed I = Completely open WINDSCREEN AND FRONT A0E0012m A0E0088m fig. 43 SIDE WINDOW DEMISTING/ fig. 46 DEFROSTING VENTS CENTRAL AND REAR VENTS...

  • Page 56: Manual Climate Control System

    MANUAL CLIMATE CONTROL SYSTEM (where provided) CONTROLS fig. 47 A - Air temperature knob (mixing warm and cold air); B - Air distribution knob; C - Fan speed knob; D - Heated rear window and door mir- rors defrosting on/off button; E - Windscreen, front side windows and fig.

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    HEATED REAR WINDOW WARMING THE PASSENGER QUICK WINDSCREEN COMPARTMENT AND FRONT SIDE WINDOW AND DOOR MIRROR DEMISTING/DEFROSTING DEMISTING/DEFROSTING Proceed as follows: (MAX-DEF function) Press button ( to activate the demist- ❒ turn knob A to the required temper- ing/defrosting function: when this func- Press button -: the button leds -, ature;...

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    However, it is Proceed as follows: Before summer, have the system better not to use it for long periods, es- checked at Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- ❒ turn knob A completely leftwards; pecially if there are several people in the vices.

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    AUTOMATIC TWO-/ The following parameters and functions can be set or changed manually: THREE-ZONE ❒ required temperature; CLIMATE CONTROL ❒ fan speed; SYSTEM ❒ air distribution on seven levels ; (where provided) ❒ compressor on/off; ❒ window demisting/defrosting; DESCRIPTION A0E0091m fig.

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    TWO-ZONE controls fig. 49 A - air distribution buttons (on driver and passenger side); B - temperature adjustment knob on dri- ver side; C - automatic operation button (AUTO); D - climate control data display; E - temperature adjustment knob on passenger side;...

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    THREE-ZONE controls fig. 50 Front controls A - air distribution buttons (driver and pas- senger side); B - temperature adjustment knob on driver side; C - automatic operation button (AUTO); D - climate control data display; E - temperature adjustment knob on passen- ger side;...

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    HI function (HIGH) SWITCHING THE CLIMATE AIR TEMPERATURE (maximum heating power) CONTROL SYSTEM ON ADJUSTMENT KNOBS It is switched on by setting a tempera- The system can be turned on by press- Turning the knob knurled rings (B/ ing any button (excluding (, v and ture of more than 32°C on the display, E/P), clockwise or counter-clockwise, and can be switched on independently...

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    With the function switched on, howev- This function should not be ac- LO (LOW) function tivated when the engine is cold, (highest cooling power) er, all the manual settings can be made. to prevent air not warm enough To switch the function off, you only need It is switched on by setting a tempera- from entering the passenger to turn the ring of knob B/E/P of the...

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    AUTOMATIC OPERATION AUTO will also go off if the system (spe- FAN SPEED ADJUSTMENT cially when compressor is turned off (AUTO BUTTON) Press buttons +/– to increase or to de- manually) cannot reach or cannot keep crease the fan speed. Pressing button AUTO (front and rear the required temperature.

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    QUICK FRONT WINDOW IMPORTANT If the engine is not The MAX-DEF function activates the fol- lowing operations: warm enough, the function will not en- DEMISTING/DEFROSTING gage the predefined fan speed imme- (MAX-DEF function) ❒ rear panel turning off; diately, to limit the flow to the passen- Pressing button - the climate control ❒...

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    Temperature detection (compressor off HEATED REAR WINDOW CLIMATE CONTROL and outside temperature higher than set AND DOOR MIRROR COMPRESSOR ON/OFF temperature) is activated each time the DEMISTING/DEFROSTING √ Press button to turn the compressor electronic key is fitted into the ignition Press button ( to activate the demist- on: when climate control compressor is device.

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    A Splitting of the air flow between AIR DISTRIBUTION Rear seat Three-zone configuration controls SELECTION S windscreen and front side window Pressing buttons A/S (rear controls) demisting/defrosting vents and the Front seat Two-zone/ lower part of the passenger com- you can manually choose one of the 3 Three-zone configuration partment.

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    AIR RECIRCULATION AND IMPORTANT The inside air recircula- In certain weather con- tion system makes it possible to reach AQS FUNCTION (AIR ditions (e.g. outside the required heating or cooling condi- QUALITY SYSTEM) temperature around tions faster. It is however inadvisable to ON/OFF (where provided) 0°C) and with automatic air re- use it on rainy/cold days as it would...

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    Have the conditions of the filter checked gardless of outside air pollution level. by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services at least once a year, preferably at the on- IMPORTANT The AQS function is dis- set of summer.

  • Page 70: Additional Heater

    Pressing button OFF on the rear control ADDITIONAL SWITCHING THE CLIMATE will display the wording OFF on the rear CONTROL SYSTEM OFF HEATER (diesel display and will stop air flow to rear Press OFF button. The circular led around versions only) seats.

  • Page 71: External Lights

    Direction indicators EXTERNAL LIGHTS Push the stalk to (stable) position: ❒ up: to turn the right-hand direction LEFT-HAND STALK fig. 51 indicator on; The left-hand stalk control almost all ex- ❒ down: to turn the left-hand direction ternal lights. indicator on. The external lights can only be switched Warning light Î...

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    “FOLLOW ME HOME” AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS Deactivation DEVICE SENSOR (daylight sensor) As a result of the sensor control, the (where provided) dipped beam headlights will switch off This function allows the illumination of and, after a few seconds, sidelights will the space in front of the car for a pre- It detects the changes of the external switch off too.

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    Parking lights With instrument panel off they turn on by pressing button C. When pressing the button a buzzer will sound and the in- strument panel warning light 3 will turn on. Press the button again to turn the lights off.

  • Page 74: Window Washing

    WINDOW WASHING Never use the window wiper to remove ice or snow from the wind- RIGHT-HAND STALK screen. In these conditions, the wiper is submitted to excessive Right-hand stalk fig. 54 controls wind- effort that results in motor pro- screen washer/wiper operation. tection cutting in and wiper op- With external lights on, activating the eration inhibition for few seconds...

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    “Smart washing” function Turning the knurled ring A-fig. 54 it is possible to increase the sensitivity of Pulling the lever towards the steering the rain sensor, obtaining a quicker wheel (unstable position) operates the change from stationary (no wiping) windscreen washer. when the windscreen is dry, to first con- Keeping the stalk pulled with just one tinuous speed (continuous, slow).

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    IMPORTANT In the event of rain sen- Rain sensor shall be de- sor failure, windscreen wiper operation activated when washing with right-hand stalk at 1-fig. 54 shall the car at automatic car- be intermittent. If failure occurs during wash. automatic operation, the system will keep the last wiper operating condition.

  • Page 77: Cruise Control

    CRUISE CONTROL TO MEMORISE SPEED (where provided) Proceed as follows: ❒ turn the knurled ring A-fig. 57 to Ü and press the accelerator pedal to GENERAL the required speed; The speed regulator (CRUISE CON- ❒ push the stalk upwards (+) or down- TROL), with electronic control, makes wards (–), then release it: car speed it possible to drive the car at the required...

  • Page 78

    In the event of Cruise Control or engine ❒ turning the engine off or removing control system failure, the device is de- activated until removing the electronic the electronic key from the ignition key from the ignition device. In this device; event contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.

  • Page 79: Ceiling Lights

    A-fig. 57 after a few minutes. To turn them on to O and contact Alfa Romeo Keeping pressed button B will turn off again, open another door or close and...

  • Page 80

    In the following table are summarised the causes that make front/rear ceiling lights turn on/off and their turning on/off mode: Cause Front and rear ceiling lights turning on/off mode Opening one of the front/rear doors Central front light and rear light turning on for a few minutes. This timed operation will be reactivated each time a door is opened.

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    DOOR PUDDLE LIGHTS The door light will turn on when open- ing the door regardless of the electron- ic key position. It will stay on for about 3 minutes when the door is open, then it will go off automatically. A0E0094m A0E0037m fig.

  • Page 82: Controls

    CONTROLS WARNING WARNING If, after a crash, you If central door locking smell fuel or see leaks has been activated POWER SUPPLY AND FUEL from the fuel system, do not from inside the car and after a CUT-OFF SWITCHES reset the switches to avoid crash the fuel cut-off switch cannot activate automatic door fire risk.

  • Page 83

    A0E0221m A0E0126m A0E0071m fig. 61 fig. 62 fig. 63 Resetting the fuel cut-off Resetting the power supply The switch is located inside the fuse box switch cut-off switch at battery positive terminal. (where provided) To reset the power supply cut-off switch, proceed as follows: WARNING WARNING...

  • Page 84: Interior Fittings

    INTERIOR FITTINGS CENTRAL ARMREST The central armrest is located between the front seats. Inside the armrest are housed an oddment compartment and an air-conditioned food box (where pro- vided) (see next paragraphs). A0E0039m A0E0141m fig. 64 fig. 65 On certain versions the central armrest can be adjusted forward or backward by Air-conditioned food box operating the cover B-fig.

  • Page 85

    A0E0142m A0E0146m A0E0199m fig. 67 fig. 69 fig. 70 REAR ARMREST WITH ODDMENT COMPARTMENT (where provided) To use the central armrest B-fig. 69, take it from tab A and then lower it. Inside the armrest is fitted an oddment compartment fig. 71. To open it, press button B-fig.

  • Page 86

    A0E0147m A0E0149m A0E0031m fig. 72 fig. 74 fig. 75 GLOVE COMPARTMENT CIGAR LIGHTER To open the glove compartment use lever Front cigar lighter A-fig. 74. When the glove compart- (optional for versions/ ment is opened, the internal courtesy light markets where applicable) turns on.

  • Page 87

    Do not plug electric ac- cessories with absorption exceeding the max. spec- ified value. Prolonged current ab- sorption could drain the battery and impair next engine start up. A0E0152m A0E0068m fig. 76 fig. 77 Press button B-fig. 76 to switch on Rear cigar lighter IMPORTANT To safeguard the light- the cigar lighter with key fitted into ig-...

  • Page 88

    A0E0140m A0E0153m A0E0101m fig. 78 fig. 79 fig. 80 ASHTRAY Rear ashtray (optional for versions/ It is located on the central console, be- markets where applicable) tween front seats. To use the ashtray, lift lid A-fig. 79 as shown by the ar- Front ashtray row.

  • Page 89

    A0E0197m A0E0154m A0E0102m fig. 82 fig. 84 fig. 85 ODDMENTS COMPARTMENTS To use the mirror open cover A-fig. (where provided) fig. 84 Mirror lights will turn on automatically They are located on the central console when lifting the cover and they will turn between the front seats.

  • Page 90

    HOMELINK Proceed as follows: (where provided) 1) press and keep pressed the outer but- tons (A and C): 20 seconds after led D will start flashing. Release both buttons; DESCRIPTION NOTE This operation clears the stan- dard codes programmed by the manu- The HomeLink fixed-system installed on facturer.

  • Page 91

    SYNCHRONISING The distance required between the HOW TO USE THE portable remote control and the Home- HOMELINK SYSTEM ALTERNATE CODES Link depends on the system to be pro- To ascertain whether your garage door The HomeLink remote control activates grammed (type of frequency of main the operation of the garage door mo- motor or gate motor is provided with an door, gate or other system).

  • Page 92

    RE-PROGRAMMING ONE HomeLink can only work if the pro- Proceed as follows: grammed alternate code is synchronised SINGLE BUTTON ❒ find the set-up button on the upper with the system of the device (garage side of the garage door/gate motor. It is possible to programme another orig- door, gate, etc.).

  • Page 93

    TECHNICAL DATA FOR THE The distance required between the CLEARING THE portable remote control and the Home- PROGRAMMED BUTTONS ASSISTANCE SERVICE Link depends on the system to be pro- If after following the previous instruc- You are recommended to clear the grammed (type of frequency of main HomeLink programming before selling tions you are still unable to set the...

  • Page 94: Sunroof

    SUNROOF WARNING (where provided) When leaving the car, the ignition key should be removed to prevent the The sunroof consists of a moving pane sunroof from being operated sliding horizontally and retractable. inadvertently and harming When closed it enables sunlight to get anyone remaining in the car.

  • Page 95

    SUNROOF CLOSING Sunroof sliding by pressing the electronic key button Ë can be stopped by operat- Turn selector A-fig. 87 counter-clock- ing selector A-fig. 87 (by changing its wise. position or pressing it). The movement of the roof may be in- Changing selector position, will make terrupted and restarted by means of the sunroof slide to the new position ig-...

  • Page 96

    ANTI-CRUSHING SAFETY SUNROOF INITIALISATION SYSTEM PROCEDURE The anti-crushing safety system fitted on After disconnecting the battery or failing the front curtain outline is active during the protection fuse, the sunroof shall be horizontal closing (front edge) and ver- “initialised” again, proceed as follows: tical closing of the panel (rear edge) and ❒...

  • Page 97: Doors

    Through the “Setup menu” (or the Ra- DOORS dionavigation system for certain versions) it is possible to activate the function that CENTRAL DOOR LOCKING/ enables to unlock only the driver’s door UNLOCKING SYSTEM lock by pressing the electronic key button Ë...

  • Page 98

    Button q is disabled after door locking IMPORTANT Each device acts only carried out by operating the remote con- on the relevant door. trol, the driver's door revolving plug, or IMPORTANT Always use this device by automatic door locking after about when transporting children.

  • Page 99

    IMPORTANT As concerns rear doors, DOOR LOCKING WITH RUN with child lock device on and the previ- DOWN BATTERY ously described locking active, operat- If the car battery is run down, to lock ing the internal door handle will not the doors proceed as described in the open the door but will only realign door- following points.

  • Page 100: Power Windows

    Windows and sunroof POWER WINDOWS IMPORTANT In the event the anti- crushing function is activated 5 times in opening/closing by the only 1 minute or in the event of a fail- electronic key Versions with 2 front power windows ure, the system will automatically enter (where provided) are fitted with automatic window open- the “recovery”...

  • Page 101

    C (where provided) – rear left window Improper use of the opening/closing; “automatic continu- power windows can be ous” mode operation during window dangerous. Before and opening/closing; during its operation ensure that any passengers are not at risk D (where provided) – rear right win- from the moving glass either by dow opening/closing;...

  • Page 102: Boot

    Tailgate opening is facilitated by the BOOT side gas shock springs. Opening the boot its internal light will The boot lock is electric and it is dis- turn on and it will turn off automati- abled when the car is running. cally when re-closing the tailgate.

  • Page 103

    IMPORTANT After disconnecting the OPENING BY REMOTE battery or failing the protection fuse, the CONTROL tailgate locking/unlocking mechanism Press the electronic key button `. shall be “initialised” again, proceed as Opening is indicated by double flashing follows: of direction indicators. ❒...

  • Page 104

    TAILGATE CLOSING WARNING Lower the tailgate pressing the lock un- When using the boot, til hearing the locking click. make sure the loads do not exceed the permitted IMPORTANT If the option for ”Indep. weight (see “Technical specifi- boot” is on, before closing the boot, cations”...

  • Page 105

    TO RETURN THE REAR SEAT WARNING BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL If you want to carry POSITION reserve fuel in a can, follow law regulations, only Move aside the seat belts, check that using a certified can, suitably they are not twisted. fastened to the load securing Raise the seat backrests and push them eyelets.

  • Page 106: Bonnet

    Improper bonnet closing is indicated (on BONNET certain versions) by the instrument pan- el warning light ´ (where provided), or by symbol S and a message on the TO OPEN THE BONNET display (see section “Warning lights and Proceed as follows: messages”).

  • Page 107: Roof Rack/ski Rack, Headlights

    Con- tightened. tact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have the headlights properly adjusted. IMPORTANT Never exceed the max. Distribute the load even- permissible loads (see section “”Tech-...

  • Page 108

    FRONT FOG LIGHT ADJUSTMENT ❒ remove headlight cover (see para- graph “Dipped beam headlights” in Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services section “In an emergency”); to have the headlights correctly adjusted. ❒ move lever A-fig. 102 aside;...

  • Page 109: Abs System

    ABS SYSTEM ABS SYSTEM WARNING INTERVENTION The ABS exploits the tyre-road grip at the The car is fitted with ABS braking sys- The driver can tell the ABS system has best, but it cannot improve it; tem, which prevents the wheels from come into action because the brake ped- you should therefore take locking when braking, makes the most...

  • Page 110

    Drive extremely sions equipped with VDC system in the the aid of the ABS system. carefully to the closest Alfa Romeo Au- event of VDC system failure, indicated Drive carefully to the closest Alfa Romeo thorized Services to have the system by the turning on of warning light á...

  • Page 111: Vdc System

    In this case con- warning light á on the instrument pan- turn on again automatically. tact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as el, to inform the driver that the car is soon as possible. in critical stability and grip conditions.

  • Page 112

    HILL HOLDER SYSTEM WARNING WARNING (where provided) Performance of the During the use of the VDC system, in terms space-saver spare This system is an integral part of the VDC of active safety should not in- wheel (where provided), the system and it is provided to facilitate duce the driver to take point- VDC system carries on work-...

  • Page 113

    ASR SYSTEM This time elapsing without starting, the Failure warnings system will deactivate automatically by (AntiSlip Regulation) System failure is indicated by the turn- releasing gradually the brake force. ing on of warning light * (where pro- This system is an integral part of the VDC At releasing, the typical brake disen- vided) on the instrument panel (on cer- system, it controls car drive and cuts in...

  • Page 114

    The action of the ASR is particularly help- Switching the ASR system WARNING on/off ful in the following circumstances: The performance of the ❒ slipping of the inner wheel due to the ASR turns on automatically when turn- system, in terms of ac- effect of dynamic load changes or ex- ing the instrument panel on.

  • Page 115

    MSR system (engine braking Failure warnings WARNING torque control) In the event of malfunctioning, the ASR For correct operation of system is automatically disconnected It is an integral part of the ASR system the ASR system, the and on versions fitted with “Reconfig- that in case of sudden gear shifting, cuts tyres must absolutely be of urable multifunction display”...

  • Page 116: Eobd System

    IMPORTANT After eliminating the in- convenience, to check the system com- pletely, Alfa Romeo Authorized Services are obliged to run a bench test and, if necessary, road tests which may also call for a long journey.

  • Page 117: Sound System Presetting, Accessories Purchased By The Owner

    Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- battery warranty can be inval- Sound system presetting includes: vices, whose qualified personnel, besides idated.

  • Page 118: Installation Of Electric/electronic Devices

    INSTALLATION OF IMPORTANT Installation of devices RADIO TRANSMITTERS AND resulting in modifications of car charac- CELLULAR TELEPHONES ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC teristics may cause driving license seiz- Mobile phones and other radio trans- DEVICES ing by traffic agents and also the lapse ceiver equipment (e.g.: HAM radio sys- of the warranty as concerns defects due tems and the like) shall not be used in- to the abovementioned modification or...

  • Page 119: Parking Sensors

    PARKING SENSORS Versions with 8 sensors (where provided) Front and rear sensors are automatical- ly activated with electronic key fitted in- to the ignition device when reverse gear Parking sensors inform the driver about is engaged or when pressing the front the presence of obstacles behind the car ceiling light button A-fig.

  • Page 120

    BUZZER The acoustic alarm will stop immediately as distance raises. The acoustic alarm is The presence of any obstacle and its dis- constant if the distance measured by tance from the car is indicated by the central sensors is unvaried, whereas if buzzers installed inside the passenger this situation takes place for side sen- compartment:...

  • Page 121

    SENSOR DETECTION For proper operation, RANGE the parking sensors shall always be clean from Sensors enable the system to monitor mud, dirt, snow or ice. When the front part (versions with 8 sensors) cleaning the sensors, take the and the rear part of the car. utmost care to prevent their Actually their position covers the central damaging;...

  • Page 122

    FAILURE INDICATIONS ed by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services at next inspection. The system control unit checks every system component each time the key is fitted into the ignition device.

  • Page 123

    Failure indications will not be stored and special characteristics, use only tyre re- therefore will not be displayed when pair sealants approved by Alfa Romeo; turning the engine off and on again. If other sealants could cause system mal- failure persists, the control unit will send functioning.

  • Page 124

    Romeo Authorized Services. Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. fitting, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to have tyre and/or rim Strong radio-frequency disturbances Tyre pressure could change according to changed.

  • Page 125

    – with others of different size (*) Wheel cross switching – (front/rear) (**) (*) 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).

  • Page 126: At The Filling Station

    DIESEL ENGINES AT THE FILLING PETROL ENGINES STATION Use only unleaded petrol. To prevent er- If the outside temperature is very low, rors, the diameter of the fuel tank filler the diesel thickens due to the formation is too small to introduce a lead petrol of paraffins and could clog the diesel fu- IMPORTANT Refuelling shall always el filter.

  • Page 127

    The car must only be filled with diesel fuel for motor vehicles, in com- pliance with European Standard EN590. The use of other prod- ucts or mixtures may irrepara- bly damage the engine with in- validation of the warranty due to the damage caused.

  • Page 128: Protecting The Environment

    PROTECTING WARNING THE ENVIRONMENT During normal service the diesel particulate filter (DPF) (where required) The devices for curtailing petrol engine reaches high temperatures. emissions are the following: Do not therefore park the car ❒ three-way catalytic converter; over inflammable materials (grass, dry leaves, pine nee- ❒...

  • Page 129

    DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER Diesel particulate filter Since this filter physically traps particu- lates, it shall be cleaned (reclaimed) at clogged (DPF) (where required) regular intervals by burning carbon par- When the Diesel particulate filter is The Diesel Particulate Filter is a me- ticles.

  • Page 130

    SEAT BELTS ............130 S.B.R. SYSTEM ..........131 PRETENSIONERS ..........132 CARRYING CHILDREN SAFELY ......135 PRESETTING FOR MOUNTING THE “UNIVERSAL ISOFIX”CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM..140 FRONT AIR BAGS..........142 SIDE AIR BAGS (Side bag - Window bag) ..... 145...

  • Page 131

    SEAT BELTS USING THE SEAT BELTS The belt should be worn keeping the chest straight and rested against the seat back. To fasten seat belts, take the tongue A0E0083m A0E0055m fig. 1 fig. 2 A-fig. 1 and insert it into the buckle B, until hearing the locking click.

  • Page 132

    S.B.R. SYSTEM WARNING (Seat Belt Reminder) Remember that in the event of a violent colli- sion, back seat passengers not The car is fitted with the S.B.R. system wearing seat belts also repre- (Seat Belt Reminder), consisting of a sent a serious danger for the buzzer which, together with the turning front seat passengers.

  • Page 133

    Pretensioners should which allows controlled sag in such a Front seat pretensioners activate only be replaced at Alfa Romeo Au- way as to dose the force acting on the if front seat belts are properly fitted in- thorized Services as this date chest and shoulders during the belt re- to buckles.

  • Page 134

    WARNING For maximum protec- tion keep the back of your seat upright, lean back in- to it and make sure the seat belt fits closely across your chest and hips. Make sure that the seat belts of the front and A0E0104m A0E0103m fig.

  • Page 135

    ❒ after a serious accident, replace the ified and authorised personnel. belt being worn at that time, even if A0E0105m fig. 7 Always contact Alfa Romeo it does not appear damaged. Always Authorized Services. replace the seat belts if pretensioners IMPORTANT Never travel with a child have been activated;...

  • Page 136

    CARRYING The results of research on the best child Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo offers seats for restraint systems are contained in the each weight group, which are the rec- CHILDREN SAFELY European Standard ECE-R44. This Stan- ommended choice, as they have been...

  • Page 137

    WARNING 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 A0E0106m A0E0106m (front air bag, knees air bag, fig. 8 fig. 9 where provided, and side bag GROUP 0 and 0+ GROUP 1...

  • Page 138

    WARNING Seats exist which are suitable for covering weight groups 0 and 1 with a rear connection to the car belts and their own belts to restrain the child. Due to their size, they can be dangerous if installed in- A0E0108m A0E0109m correctly fastened to the car...

  • Page 139

    PASSENGER SEAT COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS ON CHILD’S SEAT USE 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: Front and rear seat (fixed and double seat) SEAT Group Range...

  • Page 140

    ❒ always check the seat belt is well fas- Below is a summary of the WARNING rules of safety to be followed tened by pulling the webbing; With passenger’s air for carrying children: ❒ only one child is to be strapped to bag active, never place ❒...

  • Page 141

    11/a fig. 13 A-fig.12, set between rear seat back and cushion. The upper belt (provided At Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo is available with the child's seat) shall be then se- WARNING the “Universal Isofix” “Duo Plus” child’s cured to fasteners B-fig.13 set behind Mount the child restraint seat shown in.

  • Page 142

    PASSENGER SEAT COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS ON UNIVERSALS ISOFIX CHILD’S SEAT USE The table below, according to ECE 16 European Directive, shows the different installation possibilities of Isofix restraint sys- tems on seats fitted with Universals Isofix fasteners. Range of weight Child’s seat Isofix Isofix position...

  • Page 143

    ❒ the air bag is not triggered as it offers FRONT AIR BAGS The front air bags (driver and passen- ger) and knees air bags (driver and pas- no additional protection compared with senger) are not a replacement of but the seat belts, consequently it would The car is fitted with front multistage air complementary to the use of belts,...

  • Page 144

    WARNING On cars fitted with front passenger’s air bag deactivation (front air bag, knees air bag (where provided) and side on seat), these air bags shall be deactivated when placing the child’s seat on the A0E0077m A0E0078m fig. 14 fig. 15 front passenger’s seat.

  • Page 145

    A0E0079m A0E0092m A0E0062m fig. 16 fig. 17 fig. 18 DRIVER’S AND MANUAL DEACTIVATION (where provided) OF PASSENGER’S PASSENGER’S KNEES AIR FRONT AIR BAG , KNEES AIR BAG (where provided) AND BAG (where provided) PASSENGER’S FRONT SIDE BAG Knees air bag consists of an instant-in- Should it be absolutely necessary to car- IMPORTANT Operate the switch on- flating cushion housed into a special...

  • Page 146

    ❒ passenger's front air bag and knees SIDE AIR BAGS air bag (where provided) and side (Side bag - bag deactivated (OFF position F): Window bag) warning light Fon front ceiling light panel on; it is possible to carry a child protected by special restraint systems The car is fitted with front side bags for on the front seat.

  • Page 147

    20 and covered by proper finishing. flates it emits a small amount of dusts. only be carried out c/o Alfa Romeo Au- Window bags have been designed for thorized Services. If you are having the...

  • Page 148

    Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.

  • Page 149

    WARNING WARNING WARNING Remember that with When the key is fitted The front air bag is trig- the key fitted into the into the ignition device, gered shocks the warning light F (with pas- ignition device and engine off, greater in magnitude than the the air bags may be triggered senger’s front air bags deacti- pretensioners.

  • Page 150

    ENGINE STARTING ..........150 PARKING............155 USING THE GEARBOX......... 156 CONTAINING RUNNING COSTS......157 TOWING TRAILERS..........159 SNOW TYRES ........... 162 SNOW CHAINS ..........163 CAR INACTIVITY ..........164...

  • Page 151

    If the engine fails graph “Removing the electronic key from less current absorption from to start, see paragraph “Alfa Romeo the ignition device in an emergency”), draining the batter. CODE system” in section “Dashboard this ensures that the steering column lock and controls”.

  • Page 152

    STARTING PROCEDURE FOR The starter automatically operates until STARTING PROCEDURE FOR the engine starts. PETROL VERSIONS DIESEL VERSIONS With engine off and electronic key in- Proceed as follows: Proceed as follows: serted in the ignition device, it is possible ❒ Ensure that the handbrake is up; ❒...

  • Page 153

    START/STOP. In this case contact Alfa Romeo Autho- ble to operate the automatic ignition If after a few attempts the engine does rized Services.

  • Page 154

    Start-up failures HOW TO WARM UP THE STOPPING THE ENGINE ENGINE AFTER IT HAS The system can recognise start-up fail- With car stopped press button START/ JUST STARTED ures. STOP. When the engine is off it will be (petrol and diesel engines) possible to remove the electronic key In the event of failure, the electronic key from the ignition device.

  • Page 155

    IMPORTANT Turning the car off will REMOVING THE ELECTRONIC deactivate the electronic safety systems KEY FROM THE IGNITION and turn off the external lights. DEVICE IN AN EMERGENCY IMPORTANT In the event of engine In the event of a failure at engine switch- locking while the car is running, due to ing off system or at electronic key un- safety reasons it will not be possible to...

  • Page 156

    Never leave children un- a few clicks of the handbrake lever. If attended in the car. Al- this is not the case, contact Alfa Romeo ways remove the electronic key from the ignition device when Authorized Services to have the hand- leaving the car and take it out brake adjusted.

  • Page 157

    USING THE WARNING GEARBOX To change gears prop- erly you must push the clutch pedal fully down. It is The car can be fitted with 6-gear or therefore essential that there 5-gear manual gearbox (1.8 version). is nothing under the pedals: Gear positions are shown on the make sure mats are lying flat gearshift lever knob.

  • Page 158

    CONTAINING Unnecessary loads Climate control RUNNING COSTS Do not travel with too much luggage The air conditioner is an additional load stowed in the boot. The weight of the which greatly affects the engine leading car (especially when driving in town) to higher consumption.

  • Page 159

    CONDITIONS OF USE DRIVING STYLE Gear selection As soon as the conditions of the traffic Starting Cold starting and road allow, use a higher gear. Us- Do not warm the engine with the car Short journeys and frequent cold starts ing a low gear to obtain brilliant perfor- at a standstill or at idle or high speed: do not allow the engine to reach opti-...

  • Page 160

    TOWING TRAILERS Engage a low gear when driving down- WARNING hill, rather than constantly using the The ABS system with brake. which the car may be IMPORTANT NOTES The weight the trailer exerts on the car fitted does not control the tow hook reduces by the same amount trailer braking system.

  • Page 161

    Assembly diagram fig. 4 INSTALLING THE TOW HOOK For the electric connection a unified con- nector should be used which is gener- The towing device should be fastened The structure of the tow-hook must be ally placed on a special bracket normally fixed in the indicated points with Ø...

  • Page 162

    fig. 4 A0E0428m...

  • Page 163

    It is therefore necessary to limit km/h for tyres with “T” their use to the purposes for which they Alfa Romeo Authorized Services will be marking and 210 km/h for are certified. glad to provide advice concerning the tyres with H marking.

  • Page 164

    SNOW CHAINS IMPORTANT Snow chains cannot be WARNING fitted to the space-saver spare wheel. Keep your speed down So, if a front (drive) wheel is punctured when snow chains are Use of snow chains should be in compli- and chains are needed, a rear wheel fitted.

  • Page 165

    ❒ clean and protect the painted parts ❒ if you don’t disconnect the battery CAR INACTIVITY using protective wax; from the electric system, check its charge every month and recharge it ❒ clean and protect the shiny metal If the car is to be left inactive for longer if the optical indicator shows a dark parts using special compounds read- than a month, the following precautions...

  • Page 166

    LOW BRAKE FLUID/HANDBRAKE ON ....166 VDC SYSTEM ........... 175 BRAKE PAD WEAR ..........167 HILL HOLDER FAILURE ........176 SEAT BELTS NOT FASTENED......... 167 ASR SYSTEM (WHEEL ANTISKID SYSTEM) .... 176 AIR BAG FAILURE..........168 EXTERNAL LIGHTS FAILURE ......... 176 PASSANGER’S FRONT AIR BAGS DEACTIVATED..

  • Page 167

    LOW BRAKE WARNING LIGHTS Very serious failures FLUID AND MESSAGES These failures are repeated on the display (red) indefinitely and stop any previous indi- cation on the display. These failures are HANDBRAKE ON repeated each time the key is fitted into GENERAL WARNINGS (red) the ignition device until the cause of mal-...

  • Page 168

    SEAT BELTS NOT The buzzer can be muted temporarily by BRAKE PAD WEAR < the following procedure: FASTENED (red) (amber) ❒ fasten the front seat belts; The warning light turns on The warning light (where pro- glowing steadily when: vided) turn on (on certain versions to- ❒...

  • Page 169

    With passenger's air bags active, when WARNING safety systems. Before restart- fitting the electronic key into the ignition ing contact Alfa Romeo Autho- If the ¬ warning light device the warning light will turn on for rized Services immediately to...

  • Page 170

    Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- ing it off. If the warning light comes on, proceed vices.

  • Page 171

    The warning light (where provided) with steadily or flashing contact immediate- turn on flashing (on certain versions a ly Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. message is displayed) when the system detects that the engine oil is exhaust.

  • Page 172

    R (red) are heavy effort or high speed from the en- Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon displayed to indicate that boot is gine. In any case, contact Alfa Romeo as possible. open. Authorized Services as soon as possible.

  • Page 173

    The turning on of the warning light (where failure: in this event contact Alfa Romeo provided) (on certain versions a message Authorized Services as soon as possible. is displayed) indicates that there is a fail- ure in the alarm system.

  • Page 174

    POSSIBLE PRESENCE OF ICE PRE-HEATING This cycle is performed only once when the outside temperature read is lower ON THE ROAD GLOW PLUGS than or equal to 3°C and it can be re- (diesel versions - peated only when outside temperature When the outside temperature reaches amber) exceeds...

  • Page 175

    Con- is indicated by a message + symbol tion. If the warning light c on tact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as (amber) on the display. the dial turns on (on certain ver- soon as possible to have the failure elim- sions together with the mes- inated.

  • Page 176

    ABS system. lock before time, with the possibility of Drive carefully and contact Alfa Romeo VDC deactivation skidding. Authorized Services as soon as possible. When the VDC is deactivated manually...

  • Page 177

    In the event of a failure the ASR system is deactivated automatically and on ver- sions fitted with “Reconfigurable multi- function display” the symbol V is dis- played. In this case contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services as soon as possible.

  • Page 178

    BRAKE LIGHTS SIDE/TAILLIGHTS MAIN BEAM FAILURE (green) HEADLIGHTS (blue) (amber) The warning light turns on FOLLOW ME HOME when the main beams are turned on. The warning light (where provided) turns (green) on (on certain versions a message is dis- played) when a failure at brake lights Sidelights LEFT-HAND...

  • Page 179

    CRUISE CONTROL LIGHT SENSOR PARKING SENSOR Ü FAILURE FAILURE (where provided) (where provided) (where provided) (green) (amber) (amber) The warning light turns on (on certain The warning light (or as an alternative, versions a dedicated message is dis- The warning light (or as an alternative, on certain versions, a symbol and a mes- played) when turning the the knurled on certain versions, a symbol and a mes-...

  • Page 180

    “Multifunction Display” or “Re- long life of the tyre and optimum fuel Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. configurable Multifunction Display” in consumption, and/or to indicate a slow section “Dashboard and controls”).

  • Page 181

    (where provid- threshold. ed) or repair the puncture tyre using the proper kit (see paragraph “If a tyre is punctured” in section “In an emer- gency”) and then contact Alfa Romeo Au- thorized Services as soon as possible.

  • Page 182

    In an emergency we recommend that you call the toll-free number found on the Warranty Booklet. You can also connect to the site www.alfaromeo.com to search for the nearest Alfa Romeo Authorized Services point. JUMP STARTING ..........182 IF A TYRE IS PUNCTURED ........183 QUICK TYRE REPAIR KIT FIX&GO automatic ..........

  • Page 183

    JUMP STARTING Under no circumstances should a battery charger be used to start the en- If the battery is flat, it is possible to start gine: it could damage the elec- the engine using an auxiliary battery tronic systems and in particular with the same capacity or a little high- the ignition and injection control er than the flat one.

  • Page 184

    IF A TYRE BUMP STARTING WARNING IS PUNCTURED Never bump start the engine (by push- Alert other drivers that ing, towing, or coasting downhill) as this the car is stationary in could cause fuel to flow into the catalytic compliance with local regula- For versions/markets where applicable, exhaust system and damage it beyond tions: hazard warning lights,...

  • Page 185

    WARNING WARNING WARNING The space-saver spare When driving with a The jack shall only be wheel (for versions/ space-saver spare used changing markets where applicable) is wheel fitted, the driving per- wheels on the car with which specific to your car; do not use formance of the car changes.

  • Page 186

    WARNING 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 A0E0132m A0E0133m Specifications”. fig. 2 fig. 3 Please note: To change a wheel proceed as follows: ❒...

  • Page 187

    A0E0134m A0E0206m A0E0195m fig. 4 fig. 5 fig. 7 ❒ Take out the tool container fig. 4; ❒ The jack shall be fitted as shown in fig. 7 (for versions fitted with ❒ Loosen the bolts of the wheel to be sideskirts, before fitting the jack, re- replaced by about one turn with the move cover A-fig.

  • Page 188

    A0E0208m A0E0049m fig. 8 fig. 9 ❒ Operate the device F-fig. 8 to ex- ❒ Fit the handle L-fig. 8 to operate ❒ Warn anybody nearby that the car is tend the jack until the top of the jack the jack and lift the car until the about to be lifted.

  • Page 189

    REFITTING A NORMAL WHEEL Following the procedure described pre- viously, raise the car and remove the spare wheel. Versions with steel rims Proceed as follows: A0E0209m A0E0210m fig. 10 fig. 11 ❒ Make sure the contact surfaces be- ❒ fit the space-saver spare wheel mak- ❒...

  • Page 190

    When you have finished: ❒ Stow the spare wheel in the space provided in the boot; ❒ Fit the jack partially open in its con- tainer forcing it lightly to prevent it from vibrating when travelling; ❒ Put the tools back into their places in the container;...

  • Page 191

    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 A0E0114m A0E0048m spare wheel. fig. 14 fig. 15 The kit fig. 14 is placed in the boot. In ❒...

  • Page 192

    It should be noticed that: WARNING WARNING The sealing fluid of the quick tyre re- Hand the instruction The cylinder contains pair kit is effective with external tem- brochure to the per- ethylene glycol. The peratures between –20°C and +50°C. sonnel charged with treating cylinder contains latex: it can The sealing fluid has limited life.

  • Page 193

    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. A0E0212m A0E0116m fig. 16 fig. 17 INFLATING PROCEDURE WARNING Put on the protection Replace the cylinder if gloves provided to- sealer has run out.

  • Page 194

    ❒ after reaching the tyre pressure spec- ified in paragraph “Wheels” in sec- tion “Technical Specifications”, start driving immediately; WARNING Apply the sticker in a A0E0213m A0E0217m fig. 19 fig. 20 visible position for the driver to indicate that the tyre ❒...

  • Page 195

    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 A0E0215m A0E0216m Authorized Services. fig. 21 fig. 22...

  • Page 196

    CYLINDER REPLACEMENT WARNING PROCEDURE Inform other people driving the car that the To replace the cylinder proceed as fol- tyre has been repaired using lows: the quick tyre kit. Hand the ❒ disconnect connection A-fig. 23 sticker to the personnel that and hose B;...

  • Page 197

    WHEN NEEDING TO CHANGE A BULB WARNING Halogen bulbs contain pressurised gas which, GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS WARNING if broken, may cause small ❒ When a light is not working, check Halogen bulbs must be fragments of glass to be pro- that the corresponding fuse is intact handled touching only jected outwards.

  • Page 198

    fig. 24 A0E0117m TYPES OF BULBS fig. 24 Bayonet type bulbs: press the D-E Halogen bulbs: to remove the bulb, turn counter-clockwise to re- bulb, release the clip holding the Various types of bulbs are fitted to your move this type of bulb from its bulb in place.

  • Page 199

    BULBS FIGURE 24 TYPE POWER Main beam headlights Dipped beam headlights Main beams/Dipped beams (versions with Bixenon headlights) (where provided) Additional main beams (where provided) Front sidelights (1 per headlight) W5WB Taillights (1 on fixed light unit - 1 on mobile light unit) P21/5W Front fog lights Front direction indicator...

  • Page 200

    To change the bulbs, turn cap counter- On some versions a special brake ser- ried out by Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- clockwise and then remove it. vo vacuum unit is fitted which has to be vices.

  • Page 201

    A0E0223m A0E0193m A0E0194m fig. 26 fig. 27 fig. 28 ❒ remove the bulb and replace it; Sidelights Front direction indicators ❒ fit the new bulb and refit bulb hold- To change the bulb, proceed as follows: To change the bulb, proceed as follows: er catch B-fig.

  • Page 202

    A0E0192m A0E0163m A0E0164m fig. 29 fig. 30 fig. 31 Dipped beam headlights Gas-discharge dipped Side direction indicators (halogen bulbs) beam/main beam headlights To change the bulb, proceed as follows: (Bixenon) (where provided) To change the bulb, proceed as follows: ❒ push the lens by hand in opposite run- ❒...

  • Page 203

    Rear light units contain: reversing light, rear fog light, direction indicators, tail- To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: IMPORTANT Contact Alfa Romeo Au- lights, number plate lights, brake light thorized Services to have front fog lights ❒ open the tailgate;...

  • Page 204

    A0E0167m A0E0229m A0E0170m fig. 35 fig. 36 fig. 37 ❒ remove and replace the burnt-out ❒ remove and replace the burnt-out Taillight bulb on tailgate bulb by pressing it slightly and turn- bulb by pressing it slightly and turn- To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: ing it counterclockwise fig.

  • Page 205

    A0E0040m A0E0041m A0E0168m fig. 38 fig. 39 fig. 40 ❒ remove and replace the burnt-out Direction indicators/ Number plate light Taillights/Brake lights bulb by pressing it slightly and turn- To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: ing it counter-clockwise fig. 39: To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: ❒...

  • Page 206

    “When needing to change a bulb”. FRONT CEILING LIGHT A0E0169m A0E0183m fig. 41 fig. 42 Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services to change the bulb. Additional brake light (third stop) REAR CEILING LIGHT Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services Versions without sunroof to have the third brake light replaced.

  • Page 207

    A0E0098m A0E0099m A0E0118m fig. 44 fig. 45 fig. 46 ❒ replace the bulb B-fig. 45 releas- Versions with sunroof COURTESY MIRROR LIGHTS ing it from the side contacts making (where provided) To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: sure that the new bulb is correctly To change the bulb, proceed as follows: ❒...

  • Page 208

    A0E0171m A0E0172m A0E0173m fig. 47 fig. 48 fig. 49 ❒ replace the bulb C-fig. 47 releas- ❒ close protection B-fig. 49 on light GLOVEBOX LIGHT ing it from the side contacts making unit A-fig. 48; To change the bulb, proceed as follows: sure that the new bulb is correctly ❒...

  • Page 209

    A0E0205m A0E0204m A0E0075m fig. 50 fig. 51 fig. 52 BOOT LIGHT PUDDLE LIGHT To change the bulb, proceed as follows: To change the bulb, proceed as follows: ❒ open the tailgate; ❒ open the door and remove lens A- fig. 52 levering in the point shown ❒...

  • Page 210

    (same colour). A: undamaged fuse WARNING If the fuse blows again, B: fuse with damaged filament. contact Alfa Romeo Au- WARNING To replace a fuse, use the pliers C thorized Services. Never change a fuse hooked to the fusebox on the dash- with another with a board.

  • Page 211

    A0E0157m fig. 55 FUSE LOCATION Fuses are grouped into four fuse boxes to be found respectively on the dash- board, on the battery positive pole, near the battery and inside the boot (right- hand side). fig. 56 A0E0124m Fuse box on the dashboard To gain access to the fuses in the fuse box on the dashboard, loosen the fas- tening screw A-fig.

  • Page 212

    A0E0126m fig. 57 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. 57 and remove the protection cover B. fig. 58 A0E0125m...

  • Page 213

    A0E0128m fig. 59 Fuse box near the battery To gain access to the fuses, loosen the two fastening screws A-fig. 59 and remove the protection cover B. fig. 60 A0E0123m...

  • Page 214

    A0E0129m fig. 61 Fuse box in the boot (left-hand side) To gain access to the fuses, open the lid on the left side of the boot as shown by the arrow A-fig. 61. fig. 62 A0E0224m...

  • Page 215

    FUSE SUMMARY TABLE LIGTHS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE Right main beam headlight Left main beam headlight Right dipped beam headlight Left dipped beam headlight Front fog light Reversing light/Brake light Third brake light Front/rear ceiling light Front ceiling light Direction indicators Hazard lights USERS FUSE...

  • Page 216

    USERS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE Climate control system fan (1.8 versions) F02 (MAXI-FUSE) Climate control system fan (1.9 JTS and 2.2 JTS versions) F02 (MAXI-FUSE) Electric steering lock F03 (MAXI-FUSE) Brake branch point (pump) F04 (MAXI-FUSE) Brake branch point (solenoid valve) (ABS version) F05 (MAXI-FUSE) Brake branch point (solenoid valve) (VDC version) F05 (MAXI-FUSE)

  • Page 217

    USERS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE Fuel pump supply Electronic injection service Sound system/radionavigation system power/Blue&Me Supply + key for relay coils of engine compartment control unit/ dashboard control unit/Body Computer Driver’s door branch point/passenger’s door branch point/ ignition device Rear left window control/boot node Rear right window control/boot node Water in diesel fuel filter sensor/flow meter/Brake light switch/ central console control panel/Cruise Control/AQS sensor...

  • Page 218

    USERS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE Heated rear window Defrosting of external mirrors/heated windshield relay coil Brake branch point power (ABS/VDC) – Steering angle branch point – Yawing sensor Windshield wiper/washer Front cigar lighter on central console Supply of socket in the boot Sunroof Power supply of driver door node Power supply of passenger door nodes...

  • Page 219

    USERS FUSE AMPERE FIGURE Rear window wiper/Rear lighter Instrument panel branch point Amplifier Bose audio system Front left seat movement control Driver’s seat warming left Front right seat movement control Amplifier Bose audio system on rear parcel shelf Front passenger’ seat warming right Free Free Free...

  • Page 220

    Charge the battery as follows: IF THE BATTERY WARNING ❒ disconnect battery negative terminal IS FLAT The liquid in the battery (–); is poisonous and corro- sive. Do not let it touch the ❒ connect the charger cables to the bat- IMPORTANT The description of the skin or eyes.

  • Page 221

    Never jack the car from the front side, the car can only be jacked at the sides, jack arms or workshop lift shall be A0E0195m fig. 63 placed as shown in fig. 63. In any case, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.

  • Page 222

    TOWING THE CAR The tow hook provided with the car is contained into the Fix&Go automatic container. PRECAUTIONS FOR TOWING THE CAR A0E0111m A0E0176m fig. 64 fig. 66 To prevent damaging the transmission components, tow the car only in one of TOW RING HOOKING following ways: Front...

  • Page 223

    WARNING WARNING WARNING Before fitting the hook, Before starting to tow, Do not start the engine clean accurately its disengage the steering when towing the car. threaded seat. Before starting lock (see paragraph “Ignition de- to tow, make sure to have vice”...

  • Page 224

    SCHEDULED SERVICING........224 SERVICE SCHEDULE ........... 225 PERIODICAL CHECKS .......... 227 USE OF THE CAR UNDER HEAVY CONDITIONS ..227 CHECKING FLUID LEVELS ........228 AIR FILTER/POLLEN FILTER ........ 236 DIESEL FUEL FILTER .......... 236 BATTERY ............237 WHEELS AND TYRES.......... 241 RUBBER HOSES ..........

  • Page 225

    This is why Alfa Romeo has programmed If during whatever service operation, in a series of checks and maintenance op- addition to the ones programmed, the...

  • Page 226

    SERVICE SCHEDULE Thousands of km ● ● ● ● ● Check tyre conditions/wear and adjust pressure if required Check light system operation (headlights, direction indicators, hazard lights, ● ● ● ● ● boot lights, passenger compartment lights, glovebox lights, warning lights, etc.) ●...

  • Page 227

    Thousands of km ● ● ● ● ● Check and adjust tappet clearance (1.9 JTD 8v version) ● Check and adjust tappet clearance, if required (1.8 version) ● ● ● ● ● Check exhaust emissions (petrol versions) ● ● ● ●...

  • Page 228

    You are recommended to use FL Se- carry out checks more frequently than lenia products, designed and produced required on Service Schedule: specifically for Alfa Romeo cars (see table “Capacities” in section “Techni- ❒ check front disk brake pad conditions cal specifications”).

  • Page 229

    CHECKING FLUID LEVELS For refilling amounts refer to Technical Specifications section. When topping up take care not to confuse the various types of fluids: they are all incompatible with one another and could serious- ly damage the car. A0E0374m fig. 1 - 1.8 version WARNING Never smoke while working in the engine...

  • Page 230

    1. Engine oil - 2. Battery 3. Brake fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid - 5. Engine coolant 6. Power steering fluid A0E0038m fig. 3 - 3.2 JTS version 1. Engine oil - 2. Battery 3. Brake fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid - 5.

  • Page 231

    1. Engine oil - 2. Battery 3. Brake fluid - 4. Windscreen washer fluid - 5. Engine coolant 6. Power steering fluid A0E0203m fig. 5 - 2.4 JTD version...

  • Page 232

    A0E0400m A0E0069m A0E0202m fig. 6 fig. 8 fig. 10 Checking engine oil Check the oil level a few minutes (about 5) after the engine has stopped, with the car parked on level ground. 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.

  • Page 233

    IMPORTANT The oil consumption de- other loose clothing might be MAX mark, contact Alfa Romeo Au- pends on driving style and the conditions pulled by moving parts. thorized Services to have the correct lev- under which the car is used.

  • Page 234

    WARNING Do not remove the reservoir cap when the engine is hot: you risk scalding yourself. A0E0017m A0E0029m fig. 11 fig. 12 The cooling system uses ENGINE COOLANT FLUID WINDSCREEN/HEADLIGHT PARAFLU UP that shall fig. 11 be used for topping up WASHER FLUID fig.

  • Page 235

    WARNING Do not travel with the windscreen washer reservoir empty. The wind- screen washer is fundamental for improving visibility. A0E0027m A0E0234m fig. 13 1.8 - 1.9 JTS - 2.2 JTS - fig. 14 3.2 JTS - 1.9 JTD 2.4 JTD versions 1.9 JTD versions...

  • Page 236

    IMPORTANT For this operation it is IMPORTANT For this operation it is however recommended to always con- however recommended to contact Alfa tact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services. Romeo Authorised Services. From time to time, check the instrument panel warning light x: pressing on cap A (with key fitted into the ignition de- vice) the warning light shall turn on.

  • Page 237

    Air cleaner or pollen filter replacement CONDENSE wash the parts involved im- shall be carried out at Alfa Romeo Au- mediately with neutral soap thorized Services. and water, then rinse thor- oughly. Call the doctor imme-...

  • Page 238

    Contact at Alfa Romeo Authorized Ser- moved, especially in the case of after vices to have the battery checked/re- A0E0127m fig.

  • Page 239

    Alfa Romeo Authorized Services ature and distribution. Refer therefore to the instructions pro- whose qualified personnel, in ad- vided by the battery manufacturer.

  • Page 240

    USEFUL ADVICE FOR IMPORTANT A battery which is kept WARNING at a charge of less than 50% (optical in- LENGTHENING THE LIFE If the car is left inactive dicator with dark colour without green OF YOUR BATTERY for long periods at cold, area in the middle) for any length of time remove the battery and store To avoid draining your battery and...

  • Page 241

    (alarm, etc.) key is off, they gradually run down the car is inactive for a long period of time, contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services battery. refer to “Car inactivity”, in section “Cor- whose qualified personnel, in addition rect use of the car”.

  • Page 242

    For the correct tyre inflation pressure, A0E0120m fig. 17 or irregular tyre wear. If any of these oc- see “Wheels” in “Technical specifica- cur, have the car seen to at Alfa Romeo tions” section. Incorrect pressure causes abnormal tyre Authorized Services. wear fig. 17: Avoid overloading the car when travel- A normal pressure: tread evenly worn.

  • Page 243

    Tyres age even if they are not used WARNING WARNING much. Cracks in the tread rubber are a Remember that road Do not cross switch the sign of ageing. In any case, if the tyres holding depends also tyres, moving them have been on the car for over 6 years, on the correct tyre inflating from the right of the car to the...

  • Page 244

    RUBBER HOSES WINDSCREEN/REAR WARNING SCREEN WIPERS Driving with worn wiper blades is a seri- As far as the brake system and fuel rub- ous hazard, because visibility ber hoses are concerned, carefully fol- is reduced in bad weather. BLADES low the Service schedule in this section. Periodically clean the rubber part using Indeed ozone, high temperatures and special products TUTELA PROFES-...

  • Page 245

    HEADLIGHT WASHERS SPRAY NOZZLES If the jet of fluid is missing, firstly check Regularly check that the spray jets are that there is fluid in the reservoir: see intact and clean. “Checking fluid levels” in this section). The headlight washers are automatical- ly switched on when the windscreen Then check that the nozzle holes are not washer is operated and the dipped...

  • Page 246

    Normal paint maintenance consists in el raised by other cars. tapes in the most exposed areas washing at intervals depending on the On your car, Alfa Romeo implemented (e.g.: rear mudguard, rear door, conditions and environment of use. For the best manufacturing technologies to etc.).

  • Page 247

    To wash the car correctly proceed as fol- Windows Detergents cause water lows: pollution. Therefore the Use specific window cleaner products. Use ❒ remove the aerial from the roof to car should be washed also clean cloths to avoid scratching the in areas equipped for collecting prevent damage to it if the car is glass or damaging the transparency.

  • Page 248

    LEANING LEATHER SEATS Engine compartment INTERIORS (optional for versions/ At the end of the winter the engine com- markets where applicable) partment should be carefully washed, Periodically check that water is not without directing the jet against electronic Remove dried on dirt with lightly moist- trapped under the mats (due to water control units.

  • Page 249

    STEERING WHEEL/ Upholstery of your car WARNING GEAR LEVER KNOB WITH has been designed to Never use flammable GENUINE LEATHER withstand wear deriv- products like oil ether COVERING ing from common use of the car. or rectified petrol for cleaning (optional for versions/ You are however recommended car interiors.

  • Page 250

    IDENTIFICATION DATA ........250 ENGINE CODES - BODYWORK VERSIONS....252 ENGINE ............253 FUEL FEED/IGNITION ........255 TRANSMISSION ..........255 BRAKES ............256 STEERING ............256 SUSPENSIONS..........256 WHEELS ............257 DIMENSIONS............ 261 PERFORMANCE ..........263 WEIGHTS............264 CAPACITIES ............266 FLUIDS AND LUBRICANTS ........

  • Page 251

    IDENTIFICATION DATA You are advised to note the identifica- tion codes. The identification data stamped and given on the plates and their position are the following fig. 1: A0A0045m A0E0013m fig. 1 fig. 2 1 - Identification label 2 - Body label IDENTIFICATION LABEL C.

  • Page 252

    ENGINE MARKING Engine marking is stamped on the gear- box side, on the rear left side. A0A0175m A0A0222m fig. 3 fig. 4 BODYWORK LABEL BODYWORK PAINT IDENTIFICATION LABEL This is located on the passenger com- partment floor near the front passen- This is located in the inner side of the ger’s seat.

  • Page 253

    ENGINE CODES - BODYWORK VERSIONS Versions Engine code Bodywork version 939A4000 939AXL1A 21C 939BXL1A 22C ( ) 1.9 JTS 939A6000 939AXA1B 00C 939BXA1B 10C ( ) 2.2 JTS 939AXB1B 03C 939BXB1B 11C ( ) 939A5000 939AXB1B 03D (**) 939BXB1B 11 ( ) (**) 3.2 JTS 4x2 939A000 939AXG1B 44...

  • Page 254

    NGKFR5CP BOSCH Spark plugs FQR8 LEU2 HR7MPP152 Unleaded petrol Unleaded petrol Unleaded petrol Unleaded petrol Fuel 95 RON 95 RON 95 RON 95 RON (Specification (Specification (Specification (Specification EN228) EN228) EN228) EN228) To change plugs contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.

  • Page 255

    GENERAL 2.4 JTD 2.4 JTD 8v (*) 16v (*) 200 HP (**) 210 HP 939A1000 939A7000 939A2000 939A8000 939A3000 939A9000 Engine code Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Diesel Cycle 4 in line 4 in line 4 in line 4 in line 5 in line 5 in line Number and layout of cylinders...

  • Page 256

    FUEL FEED/IGNITION 1.9 JTS - 2.2 JTS 1.9 JTD 3.2 JTS 1.9 JTD 16v - 2.4 JTD Fuel feed Multipoint fuel injection Direct injection Direct injection, Common Rail 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.

  • Page 257

    BRAKES 1.8 - 1.9 JTS - 2.2 JTS - 3.2 JTS - 2.4 JTD 1.9 JTD 8v - 1.9 JTD Service brakes: – front Disc, self-ventilating Disc, self-ventilating – rear Disc Disc, self-ventilating Parking brake Controlled by hand lever, it works on rear brakes IMPORTANT Water, ice and antifreeze salt on roads may deposit on the brake discs thus reducing braking efficiency at first braking.

  • Page 258

    Attaining to the prescribed size, to en- WHEELS sure safety of the car in movement, it must be fitted with tyres of the same RIMS AND TYRES make and type on all wheels. Pressed steel or alloy rims. Tubeless tyres IMPORTANT Do not use inner tubes with radial carcass.

  • Page 259

    Load rating (capacity) Maximum speed rating UNDERSTANDING RIM MARKING 60 = 250 kg 84 = 500 kg Q = up to 160 km/h. 61 = 257 kg 85 = 515 kg R = up to 170 km/h. Example: 7 J x 16 H2 ET 43 62 = 265 kg 86 = 530 kg S = up to 180 km/h.

  • Page 260

    TYRES 2.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 1.9 JTD 1.9 JTD 2.4 JTD Versions 1.9 JTS 2,4 JTD 200 HP 210 HP 4x4 7Jx16” steel 7Jx16” steel 7,5Jx17” (*) alloy 7Jx16” steel 7Jx16” steel 7,5Jx17” (*) alloy Standard tyre 8Jx19" alloy tyres 235/40 ZR19 96Y (▼) 205/55 R16 91V 215/55 R16 93V...

  • Page 261

    COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE Tyres Tyres Tyres Tyres Tyres Space-saver 205/55 R16 91V 215/55 R16 93V 225/50 R17 98W 235/45 R18 98W 235/40 ZR19 96Y (▼) spare wheel front rear front rear front rear front rear front rear T125/80 R17 average load bar full load (▼) Unchainable tyres.

  • Page 262

    DIMENSIONS Dimensions are expressed in mm and refer to the car fitted with standard tyres. Min. size variations when optional tyres are fitted. The height refers to the car unladen. BOOT VOLUME Boot volume ....405 dm A0E0044m fig. 6 Versions 1.8 - 1.9 JTS - 2.2 JTS - 4660...

  • Page 263

    Dimensions are expressed in mm and refer to the car fitted with standard tyres. Min. size variations when optional tyres are fitted. The height refers to the car unladen. BOOT VOLUME Boot volume ....445 dm A0E0307m fig. 7 Versions E (*) 1.8 - 1.9 JTS - 2.2 JTS - 4660...

  • Page 264

    PERFORMANCE SALOON VERSIONS Top speed Acceleration from 0-100 km/h Kilometer with standing start km/h sec. sec. 10.2 31.1 1.9 JTS 30.5 2.2 JTS 29.4 3.2 JTS 4x2 27.0 3.2 JTS 4x4 27.3 1.9 JTD 10.7 32.6 1.9 JTD 30.6 2.4 JTD 28.7 2.4 JTD 29.0...

  • Page 265

    WEIGHTS Weights (kg) 1.9 JTS 2.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 2.4 JTD 2.4 JTD Saloon versions Weight empty (including fluids, 90% fuel in the tank and no optional) 1385 1435 1445 1540 1610 1480 1490 1585 1645 Maximum admitted load (*) 1100 1100 1100...

  • Page 266

    (**) If special equipment is fitted (sunroof, tow hitch etc.) the unladen weight increases, thus reducing the payload as specified in the maximum weight allowed. (***) Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo roof rack, max capacity: 50 kg.

  • Page 267

    CAPACITIES Specified fuels and 2.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 1.9 JTD 1.9 JTD 2.4 JTD 1.9 JTS 2,.4 JTD original lubricants 210 HP 70 ● ● Unleaded petrol 70 ● 70 ● 70 ● 70 ❍ 70 ❍ 70 ❍ Fuel tank: litres –...

  • Page 268

    For diesel engines, in emergency cases where genuine products are not available, lubricants with min. performance ACEA C2 are accepted. If this is the case, the best engine performance is not guaranteed. We however recommend replacing the lubricant with those recommended by Alfa Romeo Authorized Services.

  • Page 269

    Fluid and lubricant specifications Original fluids Applications for correct car operation and lubricants Mechanical gearbox Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 75W-85 TUTELA CAR and differential that passes API GL 4 specifications. MATRYX Contractual Technical Qualification FIAT 9.55550-MZ1 Reference N° F108.F02 Rear differential and Synthetic-based oil, grade SAE 75W-90 that passes TUTELA transmission unit...

  • Page 270

    IMPORTANT The type of route, FUEL CONSUMPTION – extra-urban cycle: frequent ac- traffic situations, weather condi- celerating in all gears, simulating ex- traurban use of the car; the speed varies tions, driving style, general con- The fuel consumption figures given in between 0 and 120 km/h;...

  • Page 271

    EMISSIONS The CO emission levels given in the following tables refer to combined consumption. EMISSIONS ACCORDING TO 1999/100/EC DIRECTIVE (g/km) Saloon versions 1.9 JTS 2.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 3.2 JTS 1.9 JTD 8v 1.9 JTD 2.4 JTD 2.4 JTD 210 HP 4 Sportwagon versions 1.9 JTS 2.2 JTS 3.2 JTS...

  • Page 272

    RADIO FREQUENCY REMOTE CONTROL: Ministerial Certifications Certification number T939 NTR939 European Union and Countries applying 0523 0523 EC directive Argentina ❒ ❒ Australia – N15278 Brazil ❒ ❒ HHHH-AA-FFFF HHHH-AA-FFFF Bulgaria China CMII ID : 2006DJ0351 CMII ID : 2006DJ0352 ❒...

  • Page 273

    Certification number T939 NTR939 Malaysia AA 000000 E ❒ AA 000000 E ❒ Mexico YYYYXXXX-XXX YYYYXXXX-XXX ❒ ❒ AGREE PAR L’ANRT MAROC AGREE PAR L’ANRT MAROC Numéro d’agrément : MR 2395 ANRT 2006 Numéro d’agrément : MR 2394 ANRT 2006 Morocco Date d’agrément : 13/01/2006 Date d’agrément : 13/01/2006...

  • Page 276

    REARSCREEN WIPER ......... 276 BOOT .............. 277 ROOF RACK/SKI RACK ........284 PRESETTING FOR MOUNTING THE "UNIVERSAL ISOFIX" CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM ... 285 IF AN EXTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT ..... 288 IF AN INTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT ..... 290 IF A FUSE BLOWS ..........292...

  • Page 277

    Should vate with just one movement both the it be not possible to restore its windscreen wiper and the rear window operation, contact Alfa Romeo wiper; the latter comes actually into ac- Authorized Service. tion automatically when the unstable ring nut is kept at position &...

  • Page 278

    BOOT TAILGATE EMERGENCY OPENING FROM THE INSIDE To open the tailgate from the inside if the battery is flat or the electric tailgate lock is failing, proceed as follows: A0E0268m A0E0269m fig. 3 fig. 4 ❒ tilt the rear seats completely (see SPRAY NOZZLE paragraph "Extending the boot"...

  • Page 279

    EXTENDING THE BOOT IMPORTANT ❒ before performing the operation of The boot can be partially (1/3 or 2/3) folding the backrest over, make sure or totally extended splitting the rear that the rear head restraints are in seat. the “rest” position (completely low- Proceed as follows: ered).

  • Page 280

    (available as op- ble) to prevent it moves forward in the tional, for versions/markets where ap- WARNING event of sharp braking causing injuries plicable, at Alfa Romeo Authorised Ser- to passengers. If you want to carry vices). reserve fuel in a can,...

  • Page 281

    A0E0273m A0E0272m A0E0274m fig. 10 fig. 11 fig. 12 ODDMENT COMPARTMENTS CURRENT OUTLET Never use the outlet for fig. 10 - 11 (optional for versions/ accessories with power markets where applicable) over the max. specified The boot sides are equipped with two odd- one.

  • Page 282

    A0E0281m A0E0282m A0E0476m fig. 13 fig. 14 fig. 15 LUGGAGE NET Using seats B-fig. 17 to secure the net to the rear side of the boot. (optional for versions/ markets where applicable) To secure the net, fit hooks A-fig. 18 into seats B and press downwards.

  • Page 283

    A0E0308m A0E0278m A0E0279m fig. 17 fig. 20 fig. 21 LUGGAGE COMPARTMENT COVER The luggage compartment cover A-fig. 20 can be rolled up and re- moved. To roll it up remove the two rear pins B-fig. 21 from their housings. A0E0276m IMPORTANT Hold the cover by han- A0E0280m fig.

  • Page 284

    Do not put objects on the cover which may damage it. WARNING The objects put on the A0E0283m A0E0287m fig. 23 fig. 24 cover may be thrown PASSENGER'S forwards and injure passen- COMPARTMENT UPPER gers should you brake sharply or in the event of an accident. SEPARATION NET Your are recommended to use (where provided)

  • Page 285

    A0E0284m A0E0291m A0E0305m fig. 26 fig. 27 fig. 28 To roll up the net, release ends B- Passenger's compartment SOUND SYSTEM fig. 25 from housings C-fig. 26 and separating net CD Changer (where provided) guide it during rolling. removal/refitting O certain versions, behind the right boot To remove the net press button D- lid, is fitted a CD Changer for 10 discs fig.

  • Page 286

    ROOF RACK/ SKI RACK (optional for versions/ markets where applicable) The car can be fitted with two longitu- dinal bars fig. 30 that can be used, by adding special accessories to carry var- ious objects (e.g.: skis, windsurf, etc.) A0E0285m A0E0286m fig.

  • Page 287

    PRESETTING FOR MOUNTING THE "UNIVERSAL ISOFIX" CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM This car is preset for mounting the Uni- A0E0174m fig. 32 versal Isofix child restraint system, a new European standardised system for carrying children safely. fig. 31 shows an example of child restraint system. The Universal Isofix child's seat covers weight group 1.

  • Page 288

    ❒ pull up fastener A and then secure Isofix". the mounting brackets when the belt to the fastener. At Lineaccessori Alfa Romeo you can find clicks are heard. In any case, the "Universal Isofix" "Duo Plus" child's keep to the installation in- seat.

  • Page 289

    IF AN EXTERIOR LIGHT BURNS OUT For the type of bulb and power rating, see paragraph “When needing to change a bulb" in section "In an emer- gency". A0E0292m A0E0294m fig. 35 fig. 37 IMPORTANT Before changing a bulb, read carefully the instructions given in ❒...

  • Page 290

    Taillight bulb on tailgate To replace the bulbs proceed as follows: ❒ open the tailgate; ❒ remove the cover A-fig. 35 work- ing in the point shown by the arrow; ❒ remove the bulb holder unit by press- ing the retaining tabs B-fig. 36; A0E0295m A0E0296m fig.

  • Page 291

    LEDs and it is built into the rear spoiler ❒ remove the light unit A-fig. 42 lev- fig. 41. ering in the point shown by the ar- Contact Alfa Romeo Authorized Services row; to have the third brake light replaced.

  • Page 292

    A0E0488m A0E0301m A0E0302m fig. 43 fig. 44 fig. 45 ❒ replace the bulb B-fig. 43 releas- ❒ replace the bulb B-fig. 45 releas- TAILGATE LIGHT ing it from the side contacts mak- ing it from the side contacts mak- To change the bulb, proceed as follows: ing sure that the new bulb is cor- ing sure that the new bulb is cor- ❒...

  • Page 293

    IF A FUSE BLOWS The fuse specific for the Sportwagon ver- sion is located in the fuse box at the right side of the boot (see “In an emer- gency” chapter). IMPORTANT Before changing a bulb, read carefully the instructions given in A0E0303m A0E0304m fig.

  • Page 294

    INTRODUCTION ............295 FADER adjustment ............. 305 Advice ..............295 LOUDNESS function ........... 305 - Road safety ............295 Antitheft protection ........... 305 - Reception conditions ..........295 - Care and maintenance ..........295 RADIO (Tuner) ............306 - Compact Disc ............296 Introduction .............

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    COMPACT DISC PLAYER ..........312 Introduction ............. 312 Selecting the CD player ..........312 Loading/ejecting CD ..........312 Possible error messages ..........313 Display information ........... 313 Select track ............. 313 Fast forward/backward ..........313 Pause function ............313 Antitheft protection ........... 314 - Entering the secret code ...........

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    In the following pages you will find the in- mal. with no need for particular maintenance. structions for use, which you are advised to In the event of a fault, contact Alfa Romeo read through carefully. The instructions also Authorized Services. contain the procedure for controlling the CD Changer (if provided) through the radio.

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    ❒ Never use chemical products for cleaning Compact Disc Always hold Compact Discs by the outer cir- (e.g.: spray cans, antistatic or thinners) as cumference. Never touch the surface. Remember that dirt, marks or distortion on they might damage the surface of Com- Compact Disc can cause skipping.

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    IMPORTANT Should copy-protected CDs be Protected discs (and their cover) very often TECHNICAL DATA used, then, few seconds may be required are not marked with the audio CD identifica- for playing them. Moreover, due to the pro- tion symbol: Radio liferation of always new and different pro- Maximum power: 4x40W tection methods, it is not guaranteed that...

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    HI-FI BOSE SYSTEM Technical data – 1 mid-tweeter (Centerfill) with a (optional for versions/ diameter of 80 mm and 50 W max. The system includes: markets where applicable) power, set in the middle of the dashboard; – 2 tweeters with 50 W max. power, The HI-FI BOSE system installed on your car –...

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    AUDIO SECTION ❒ Loudness function (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system) ❒ Standard equalization (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system) ❒ Personal equalization (excluding versions with Bose HI-FI system) ❒ Automatic volume changing according to car speed (SPEED VOLUME) ❒ MUTE function RADIO SECTION ❒...

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    Button GENERAL FUNCTIONS Mode Radio band selection FM1, FM2, FM Autostore Brief cyclic button pressing Radio band selection MW, LW Brief cyclic button pressing Audio source selection (radio/CD/CD-Changer) Brief cyclic button pressing MUTE Volume on/off (MUTE / PAUSE) Brief button pressing AUDIO Audio settings: bass (BASS), treble (TREBLE), Menu activation: brief button pressing...

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    STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS (where provided) A0E0532m Button FUNCTION Mode AudioMute on/off Brief button pressing (with sound system on) Press button Volume up – Press button Volume down Radio frequency Press button (FM1, FM2, FMT, MW, LW) and audio source (Radio - CD - MP3 - CD Changer) selection button Radio: recall preset stations (1 to 6) Press button MP3: select next directory...

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    GENERAL Compact Disc section MP3 CD section ❒ Direct disc selection; ❒ MP3-Info function (ID3-TAG); The set possesses the following functions: ❒ Track selection (forward/backward); ❒ Directory selection (previous/next); Radio section ❒ Fast forward/backward; ❒ Track selection (forward/backward); ❒ PLL tuning with FM/AM/MW/LW fre- ❒...

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    TURNING THE SELECTING CD/CD CHANGER VOLUME ADJUSTMENT SOUND SYSTEM ON FUNCTIONS Adjust volume through button/knob The set is switched on pressing briefly the ON/OFF. Pressing briefly and repeatedly button CD button/knob ON/OFF. it is possible to select the following audio If the volume level is changed during the sources in sequence: When turning the sound system on, the vol-...

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    TONE ADJUSTMENT MUTE /PAUSE FUNCTION AUDIO ADJUSTMENTS (turning off the volume (bass/treble) The options proposed by the audio menu dif- completely) fer according to the audio source selected: Proceed as follows: AM/FM/CD/CDC. To switch on the Mute function, briefly press ❒...

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    *USER EQ SETTINGS function FADER ADJUSTMENT PRESET/USER*/CLASSIC/ ROCK/JAZZ functions (only if the USER equalizer Proceed as follows: setting has been selected) (equalizer on/off) ❒ Use button N or O to select “FADER” in (excluding versions with The integrated equalizer can be turned on Bose HI-FI system) the AUDIO menu;...

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    INTRODUCTION SELECTING THE FREQUENCY PRESETTING BUTTONS BAND When the set is turned on the last function The buttons with symbols from 1 to 6 make selected before turning off is played (Radio, it possible to set the following presettings: If in the Tuner mode, briefly and repeated- CD or CD Changer).

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    At the end of the AutoSTore function the ra- AUTOMATIC TUNING AUTOSTORE FUNCTION dio automatically tunes on the first preset (automatic station storage) Briefly press button ÷ or ˜ to start station in the FMT band stored on preset but- automatically searching the tuning for the To switch on the AutoSTore function, keep ton 1.

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    EMERGENCY ALARM EON FUNCTION MENU RECEPTION (Enhanced Other Network) MENU button functions In the RDS mode the radio is set to receive Certain countries have circuits which group To activate the menu function, briefly press emergency announcements in the case of together several stations enabled to broad- button MENU.

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    IMPORTANT In certain countries radio sta- AF SWITCHING function TRAFFIC INFO function (alternative frequency search) (traffic information) tions exist which, even if the TP function is on (the display shows “TP”), do not trans- Within the RDS system the radio can work Certain stations in the FM band (FM1, FM2 mit traffic information.

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    MP3 CD DISPLAY REGIONAL MODE function The display will show the current status of (regional broadcast reception) the function: (MP3 CD data display) ❒ “REGIONAL MODE: ON”: function on. Certain national broadcasters, at determi- With this function it is possible to choose the information shown on the display, when lis- nate times of the day, transmit regional pro- ❒...

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    IMPORTANT When the sound system is SPEED VOLUME function EXTERNAL AUDIO VOL function (volume changing with speed) switched off automatically after removing With this function it is possible to adjust (set- the key from the ignition device (for both (excluding versions with ting from 0 to 40) or exclude (OFF) external Bose HI-FI system) immediate or 20-minute delayed power...

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    INTRODUCTION SELECTING THE CD PLAYER LOADING/EJECTING CD This section only describes CD player oper- To turn on the Compact Disc player inte- To insert the CD set it gently in place to ac- ation variants: as concerns sound system op- grated in the set, proceed as follows: tivate the powered loading system, which eration, refer to section “FUNCTIONS AND...

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    POSSIBLE ERROR MESSAGES SELECT TRACK PAUSE FUNCTION (forward/backward) If the CD inserted is illegible (e.g.: CD-ROM To pause the CD player, press button MUTE. inserted, CD not inserted properly or read- The display will show “PAUSE”. Briefly press button ÷ to play the previ- ing error), the display will show the mes- ous track and button ˜...

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    Every time the user enters a wrong code, ANTITHEFT PROTECTION Entering the secret code the waiting time increases gradually (1 min, The radio is fitted with an antitheft protec- When turning the sound system on (in the 2 min, 4 min, 8 min, 16 min, 30 min,1h, tion system based on the exchange of in- event of code request), the display will show 2h, 4h, 8h, 16h, 24h) until reaching a max-...

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    INTRODUCTION MP3 MODE Technical data and operating conditions for MP3 files are as follows: This section only describes MP3 CD player In addition to standard audio CDs, the sound ❒ adopted CD-ROM shall be mastered ac- operation variants: as concerns sound sys- system can also play audio files in MP3 for- cording to ISO9660 Standard;...

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    DISPLAY INFORMATION SELECT NEXT/PREVIOUS PROTECTION AGAINST THEFT DIRECTORY Refer to section “COMPACT DISC PLAYER”. ID3-TAG info display Press button N to select the next directory or press button O to select the previous one. In addition to time elapsed, directory name and file name, also ID3-TAG info relevant The name of the new selected directory will to track Title, Artist, Author (see section...

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    O to select the previous CD. Changer shall only be per- lowing cases: formed by Alfa Romeo Authorized ❒ no CD in the CD Changer: the display will If the loader does not contain a disc in the Services.

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    OVERVIEW COMPACT DISC PLAYER MP3 FILE READING Low volume CD not played Skipping when reading MP3 files The Fader function shall only be set to “F” Loaded CD is dirty. Clean the CD. Loaded CD is scratched or dirty. Clean the (front), to prevent sound system output Loaded CD is scratched.

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    Bulb (replacement) ....196 – automatic two-/three-zone .. 58 Alfa Romeo CODE system ..– manual ......55 – general instructions ..... 196 Alfa 159 Sportwagon ..275 emissions ......270 – types of bulbs ....197 Armrest CODE card ......12 Capacities ......

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    In an emergency ....181 Direction indicators – fuel gauge ......22 – bulb replacement 200-201-204 Inactivity of the car ....164 Fuel cut-off and power supply – control ......70 Inertial fuel cut-off switch ..80 switches ....... 81 Doors ........

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    Top speeds ......263 – nozzle ......244 Rev counter ......21 Towing the car ......221 Reverse light Towing trailers – bulb replacement ....202 – installing the tow hook ..159 Right hand drive version .. 297 T.P.M.S. system ....... 122...

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    “End of Life Vehicles” to approved environmental standards. To find out the location of your nearest autho- rised 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.

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    DASHBOARD fig. 1 1. Adjustable swivel side air vents - 2. Front side window demisting/defrosting vents - 3. Passenger’s air bag - 4. Fuel lev- el 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.

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    INSTRUMENT PANEL A. Speedometer (speed indicator) B. Warning lights - C. Rev counter - D. Multifunction display h c m Warning lights on diesel versions only On diesel versions the rev counter A0E0309m fig. 2 - Versions with multifunction display end scale value is at 6000 rpm.

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    COLD TYRE INFLATION PRESSURE Tyres Tyres Tyres Tyres Tyres Space-saver 205/55 R16 91V 215/55 R16 93V 225/50 R17 98W 235/45 R18 98W 235/40 ZR19 96Y (▼) spare wheel front rear front rear front rear front rear front rear T125/80 R17 average load bar full load (▼) Unchainable tyres.

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