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Perished rubber

Typically, my Fiat 500 Pop is just 8 weeks out of 3 years warrantee and I notice that the upper rubber section of the “triangle” section in front of the passenger door is crazed and the rubber falling off, same thing starting to happen on the driver’s side too.



All other rubber trim is fine, not crazed at all. Car has been kept out of the sun…

Couple of questions –
  • What is this part called?
  • Has anybody else had this issue?
  • Any ideas on cost for fixing it?
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Re: Perished rubber

Looks like this is the part I need.



Any idea of part numbers/suppliers in Australia?

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Re: Perished rubber

Try a salvage site for that part first
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Re: Perished rubber

I think Typecastboy has said in the past the fixings for that part can cause issues removing and installing a used part, but may well be wrong.
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Re: Perished rubber

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Looks like this is the part I need.



Any idea of part numbers/suppliers in Australia?

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@typecastboy ..

or look on "fiatdalys" site for parts description .. and numbers

TBH - being a 500 there are probably aftermarket options out there
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Re: Perished rubber

I may have that part you can have, although it may be the glossy one from the Lounge. I'll check tomorrow and let you know.

They are easy to prise off, they are just held on with three push in plastic pins. Careful though as they do have a habit of breaking off in the holes. Use a plastic trim removal tool, not a screwdriver and just prise it off carefully.

I'll let you know tomorrow what I have.
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I had a look tonight, and unfortunately I don't have that part but I have seen them on sale on eBay several times. Give Club500Italia a shout on eBay. He's also a member of this site I believe. I think I've seen him list the part before and I think he does send internationally.
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Thanks everybody for the replies. Fiat Australia have got back to me - I'll see what they have to say. If I don't get a result I'll try the avenues suggested.
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Hmm. They're taking their time. My FB post has been escalated to customer care, but a week later I've not heard a thing...
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Re: Perished rubber

There must be aftermarket options..??
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Re: Perished rubber

I replaced these triangles on our 2008 500 Lounge - same reason. I fitted genuine parts.
I ordered them through the FIAT parts specialist (where I was working) and they arrived from Poland in a couple of weeks. Not outrageously expensive, about $30 each. There are different part numbers for Lounge and Pop (gloss black for the Lounge, matt black for the Pop). Neither comes with the rubber/chrome trim below which is a separate part as the diagram shows.

None of this is much help other than to confirm that your FIAT dealer should have been able to order them...

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Re: Perished rubber

Well Fiat weren't much help - "Take it into a Fiat Service Center and they will submit a claim".

The first place I phoned said exterior trim wasn't usually covered under warrantee.

Rather than take time off work to get the issue assessed and then at a later date take time off again to "maybe" get fixed under a warrantee that has expired, I decided to bite the bullet and buy the parts from a dealer and fit them myself - $65 each. To fit would cost an extra $110 - bugger that.

Looks fairly straightforward -
http://www.fiat500usaforum.com/showt...-Cover-Molding

I'll let you know how I get on.
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Re: Perished rubber

Got the parts from Fiat Aspley - The parts guy knew exactly what the issue was. Picked them up yesterday, and I even got a discount on the quoted price. Fitted them today - no dramas.
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