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Grande Punto - EBD Failure - ABS - Won't start!

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Got a problem with my Punto. When i try to start it i get nothing - i'm getting the warning messages to say the EBD has failed and the ABS isn't working. I can't start the car - the immobilser light is staying on along with the battery light and a few others.

Any advice on what i can do?

My concern is that it won't start so its not easy to get it to my local dealer!

Help!!!
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Hi all

Got a problem with my Punto. When i try to start it i get nothing - i'm getting the warning messages to say the EBD has failed and the ABS isn't working. I can't start the car - the immobilser light is staying on along with the battery light and a few others.

Any advice on what i can do?

My concern is that it won't start so its not easy to get it to my local dealer!

Help!!!
I'll bet on a flat battery, or a faulty battery, or a loose battery connection....
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CAN fault probably caused by water corrosion....give you 50 for it
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Re: Grande Punto - EBD Failure - ABS - Won't start!

Just to update - when i turn the key once to the right all i get is the warning lights, the windows, the headlights etc - it doesn't "wake up" like it normally would - and then attempting to start gives me nothing.

The immobiliser light, the battery light, the ! light and the abs light stay on.

Now yesterday i did have to brake sharply and the abs kicked in. I got home and half an hour went out again and it was fine - only later did it die on me.

Any advice on what i can do? Also - would the local fiat be able to come to my house to look at the car? The problem of not being able to start it isn't great!

Thanks Guys
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Just to update - when i turn the key once to the right all i get is the warning lights, the windows, the headlights etc - it doesn't "wake up" like it normally would - and then attempting to start gives me nothing.

The immobiliser light, the battery light, the ! light and the abs light stay on.

Now yesterday i did have to brake sharply and the abs kicked in. I got home and half an hour went out again and it was fine - only later did it die on me.

Any advice on what i can do? Also - would the local fiat be able to come to my house to look at the car? The problem of not being able to start it isn't great!

Thanks Guys
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Re: Grande Punto - EBD Failure - ABS - Won't start!

Hi, did you sort out the problem, mine has just done the same thing, the car is at a garage at the moment waiting to be looked out.
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Hi,
Well finally got the car fixed, the problem was caused by an earth cable which is connected underneath the car to the gearbox, the garage which i use had a Fiat in last year with the same problem and they remembered it.
Had a new fiat lead fitted at a cost of about 40 and with the labour and VAT a round 100 was paid out.
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Re: Grande Punto - EBD Failure - ABS - Won't start!

this is getting to be a fairly common issue with the GP's
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