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Do try and find an independent Alfa or Fiat specialist to ask if they can sort it. Alfaowner or FiatForums will have UK pointers and recommendations.


I think the BCM is attached to the back on the interior fusebox. It is on the Alfas.
 

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Where did you get the scan done, and what scan tool did they use?

Well, at least you've found what is -- or seems to be -- wrong.

Just too bad that only a dealer can do this kind of reprogramming. If it's just reprogramming, with no component replacing, it should just be labor cost -- maybe an hour's worth...?

I still don't understand why, even with a total electrical/electronics failure, the doors wouldn't unlock or open mechanically. Not good to strand people in the vehicle.

I just got into my 2021 Trailhawk, without the keyfob. So no electronics "woke up." When I used the manual lock, i could feel and hear the mechanical linkage working back to the latch. Same thing when pulling the handle. The functions still worked...

I'd be very interested in hearing what the dealer says about the mechanical system...
 

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Maybe the dead locks are stuck on.
OK, you may be onto something. I'd never heard of Dead Locks. I had to look that up.

Here's what my 2021 Owner's Manual says:
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It doesn't say what the purpose is. I assume it's to prevent someone from using a straightened coathanger to break into a locked vehicle.

Note, though, that it's armed (or disarmed) from the key fob, by pressing the Lock button twice. Or by turning the ignition ON.

Since my 2021 Trailhawk has Passive Entry, the Dead Lock apparently also engages when I push the lock button on the outside door handle.

But if the Dead Lock feature malfunctioned...?
 

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Deadlocks are fitted to many models for the British market as it's part of the Thatcham insurance requirement. (Because they are all thieves! 😝)


In France alarms & deadlocks are not fitted as standard. Only as options or as part of an option pack.
 

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Just found this thread. Same issue and BCM to resolve. We are booked in to jeep Doncaster middle of december to be repaired.

Wondering if I should speak to a technician as don't want to be waiting for the part to be sourced from Italy.
 

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Same issue and BCM to resolve.
Wow. That guy had to get a new BCM...

Doubt any warranty would cover that for your 2015, unfortunately. Looks like a new BCM would be about $300-400 here in the U.S., depending on version (with or without keyless entry) -- so not too horrible. YMMV in the UK.

Labor might be significant, though.

I'd still like to hear from your dealer why the manual unlocking and opening system didn't work as a failsafe. I assume it's because of a software failure in the BCM, that kept the manual system disabled.

Thinking about this a bit more, it's logical that manual unlocking/opening would stay disabled; the purpose of Dead Lock does seem to be to prevent manipulation of the inside controls in a break-in... So if the software malfunctioned, Dead Lock would still be in effect.

In any case, it's good to be aware of the feature...
 
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