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    My 430 has decided to lock me out.
    Using the button on the key makes the door locks click , but immediately locks both doors again.( not enough time to pull the handle anyway )
    Using the key in either lock and turning either way achieves nothing other than the window dropping ( spider ) and then fully closing again.
    It has been on the battery tender for 10 days since last use.
    The battery is only a few months old.
    It's blocking my other cars in.
    It's in 1st gear and the hand break is on.
    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    It sounds like the age old Alfa bouncing lock fault. If you try enough times does the auto function stop? You may then be able to open it with the key. Other than that I can only suggest trying again to open the door as it unlocks even if you need two hands one to operate the key and one to catch it even though you have tried this.

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    If that happened to me I would wedge something soft in the window gap once lowered, then attempt to open the interior door pull with a coat hangar or similar. I believe the regulators have 'trapped hand' prevention so should stop attempting to raise the window.

    Attempt at your own risk

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    Thanks
    I will try both suggestions and report on the outcome.
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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    Carried out Marks option with coat hanger and a pastry brush to keep gap open.
    Got into car,passenger door will still not open even using indoor handle.
    Drove car to dealer and left it with them to sort out.

    Thanks chaps
    Spider,or coupe? Just get one of each.

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