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  1. Saabretooth

    P0220 P1221 Limp Mode

    Back in this forum after years of trouble free motoring.Friend of mine has got this issue of car going into limp mode with P0220 and P1221 error codes. Headlights off. Limp mode guaranteed to come on after a while. Always after stationary, i.e. Low rpm around 700-800rpm. In the morning or sometimes even at cold start, while driving in the car park. BUT!!!! Immediately gone when he switched on the headlights!and then... Limp mode will return after 10- 20 mins even with lights on. He'll have to switch it off and on to reset the error to drive it without limp mode. So short of replacing the entire headlight assembly, what can he do? The throttle position sensors...etc has been cleaned and replaced and etc... and there was, the U1600 error code comes up. A couple of workshops have tried to solve it but are not successful. One of them suggests the throttle body (due to the P0220 and P1221 codes), while another says its the ECU due to the U1600 error (not all the time). Any thing that makes sense that we could troubleshoot with? Cheers!
  2. Hi! I have a problem with my headlights... They are the fancy Xenon type that really work great. When they work. One of them has a poor connection and sometimes turns itself off. I start the car up, only one light is on, I flip the switch off/on, and both lights are on. Then I drive around for a bit, and notice only one is on. So I toggle the switch, and both are on. Does anyone know any good fixes for this issue ? To the ones who do not know the Xenon lights, this setup was not one the finest engineering inventions of Alfa Romeo. The ballast for the lights is screwed to the main headlight body just bellow the assembly, with the connection to them not fixed with any hooks, just held on with the screws that fit the ballast to the assembly. And as the opening to the ballast is at the top, whenever there is moisture in the headlight (as the headlight is not easily sealed this happens often) the water gets into the ballast and fries it. A 80-100 pound replacement secondhand.
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