Register Login
Save up to 15% with Adrian Flux insurance!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Thumbs up whistling roof

Hi everyone I hope this can be of some use to someone with roof problems on their 500c.My wife has owned one of these for about 18 months and after a few months the canvas roof began to make a whistling noise,after a period of putting up with this while lubricating and trying to cure it to no avail.Also we noticed that when the roof was retracted it didn't raise when trying to enter the boot space, we sent the car for a service and asked the Garage to have a look at the roof. they told us they put it through their Diagnostic checks and it seemed to be working ok,they couldn't find a problem.My wife picked up the car which after a couple of days their seemed to be more noise than ever.The next day I set about looking at it myself I had an idea of closeing the roof manually with the spanner provided in the boot and tightening the nut found in the roof of the boot space, this to my amazement closed the roof entirely,I left it like this for a few hours before trying it electrically this now works perfectly it even raises when going into the boot.I hope this helps someone.:
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kek59 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #2
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 870
Thanks: 64
Trader Rating: 0
Australia 
Re: whistling roof

Quote Originally Posted by Kek59 View Post
Hi everyone I hope this can be of some use to someone with roof problems on their 500c.My wife has owned one of these for about 18 months and after a few months the canvas roof began to make a whistling noise,after a period of putting up with this while lubricating and trying to cure it to no avail.Also we noticed that when the roof was retracted it didn't raise when trying to enter the boot space, we sent the car for a service and asked the Garage to have a look at the roof. they told us they put it through their Diagnostic checks and it seemed to be working ok,they couldn't find a problem.My wife picked up the car which after a couple of days their seemed to be more noise than ever.The next day I set about looking at it myself I had an idea of closeing the roof manually with the spanner provided in the boot and tightening the nut found in the roof of the boot space, this to my amazement closed the roof entirely,I left it like this for a few hours before trying it electrically this now works perfectly it even raises when going into the boot.I hope this helps someone.:

I would suggest you perform a roof initialization as soon as possible. This will cure most roof-related problems on the 500C. Follow the procedure on the attached image.

In normal operation one short press of the 'Open' button should see the roof roll back to the 'spoiler' position above the back window. A second short press should make it fold over the boot. One short press of the 'close' button will raise it to the spoiler position again and a second will move it forward to stop about 250mm short of the front. You need to press, and hold, the close button to close it fully from this point (you should hear it latch). The roof can be stopped in any position by briefly pressing a button while it's moving. It is also possible to open the roof using the keyfob 'Unlock' button, but this needs to be held down during operation. Unfortunately it cannot be closed using the keyfob!

As you say, if the roof is fully open and you want to access the boot, pressing the boot button on the keyfob, or the release button under the handle, will move it up to the spoiler position.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	FIAT 500C Softtop Initialisation.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	831.3 KB
ID:	184130  
Likes Jor liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Piccolo Nero e Bella is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #3
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: whistling roof

Everything seems to be working fine but I will certainly give this a try, thank you for your response.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kek59 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whistling sound ROYSTER 79 Lets Talk FIAT 1 14-04-2016 11:53
(T) 500c with a whistling roof. The Gay Pilchard 500 2 25-03-2012 21:29
(T) whistling sound iraklas 500 38 17-11-2011 00:16
(G) Roof Bars- Roof Bike Rack and Roof box PIC OldPopwithNewPop 500 21 01-02-2010 09:51