Your Alfa Romeo 159 doesn’t start anymore? Have you analyzed all kinds of things? Battery, alternator, spare keys… And you feel like the issue originates from your immobiliser ? It is certainly possible, in fact that it is in question if your automotive doesn’t want to start anymore or stalls when starting without a reason. You want to disable the immobiliser on your Alfa Romeo 159 ? You are in the right place, we have created this post to support you see more clearly and solve your problems related to this component. First, we will see how the immobiliser functions on your Alfa Romeo 159, then the different methods to disable it.


How your immobiliser system functions on Alfa Romeo 159

Before explaining the different choices available to you, here is a short introduction to demonstrate the role and operation of the immobilizer in your Alfa Romeo 159. This electronic component appeared 30 years ago and aims to prevent the theft of your Alfa Romeo 159. Indeed, thanks to a transponder and an antenna (coil) included in the key, and, a immobilisation control box included in the ECU and a reception antenna on the neiman, your Alfa Romeo 159 will go each time you insert the key in the ignition, it controls that the code emitted by your key is in fact the one asked by your immobilization box. It is only at this instant, that it will permit you to turn on your car. It is thanks to RFID technology (chip in the key) that this system will work.

The different possibilities to bypass the immobiliser on your Alfa Romeo 159

Enter the code to turn off the immobiliser

First methodology, your key no longer permits your Alfa Romeo 159 to start, you want to turn off the immobiliser of your Alfa Romeo 159, but first of all you should try this technique to start it and take it to a garage verify that you can not execute a less important procedure to restore the normal start of your vehicle. Indeed, with your vehicle you should have a spare key (which you should try and which should start your Alfa Romeo 159), but if you don’t have it you should at least have the “code card”, it includes the start code. Thanks to this code, you will still be able to start your vehicle by entering it manually. To do this, turn on the ignition, use your centralized button to enter the digits, several quick presses (example: 2 for digit 2) then a stop of one and a half seconds to validate the digit and resume, duplicate the procedure until you have entered the full code. This should allow your Alfa Romeo 159 to start without having to remove the immobiliser.

Repair your key at a key specialist or your car dealer

If even though a battery swap, several tries to enter the immobiliser code on your Alfa Romeo 159 still doesn’t want to start, it’s likely your key that’s at issue. We can understand that you still want to bypass the immobiliser device from your Alfa Romeo 159. Indeed, your transponder must have been damaged or must have fallen off your key. To correct this issue, only option, go to a key specialist (also available on the internet) or, at your dealer who can repair your Alfa Romeo 159 key. Depending on who you go to the repair should cost you about 100 euros if you still have a copy or your “code card” and about 350 euros at your dealer if you have no support and you want a new functional key, it will avoid you having to remove the immobilizer from your Alfa Romeo 159.

Manually remove your immobilizer

Although you may be thinking to bypass the immobilizer from your Alfa Romeo 159, this is not recommended at all for many reasons. First your Alfa Romeo 159 would be much more vulnerable to theft attempts. Indeed, without an immobiliser box, simply doing “the wires” may be enough to turn your car on. In addition to that, your insurance, in case of theft most likely won’t refund you if it knows that the immobiliser on your Alfa Romeo 159 has been removed, bypassed or deactivated. This if you still want to do it, some internet pages still give the process, we have made the choice not to disclose it, because it could benefit people with bad intentions.

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