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Old 13-02-2013   #1
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Punto mk2b city steering problem

Hi guys, have a problem that's just started today. The city button light is flickering on and off pretty much constantly, at all speeds, so steering is going normal/light/normal all the time. Any ideas to the cause?
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

i certainly wouldnt drive it like this
i would be checking all connections from motor ecu and motor plug too
might cause a fire if nothing else
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

doesn't sound too good! I don't have a clue when it comes to fixing cars so looks like it'll be in the garage tomorrow!
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

i'd be tempted to pull the little switch pannel out and find IF the fault stops when the pannel is removed, if it does it could forwell be the button sticking / Shorting

Cheap to try - and a whole lot to gain if it works

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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

Thanks ziggy, looks like it is the button, if I keep it held down it stays either on or off (depending when I catch it while its flashing) is it possible to switch buttons, or is it a full centre console job? Plenty of scrap yards round here so should be able to sort fairly cheaply
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

Further update!
On way to work its gone barmy, warning lights on dash: steering wheel light = constantly on
ABS, handbrake, fuel, doors, and one with a lock on? = all flashing randomly!!!
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

If its doing that I certainly wouldn't drive it....
You need to get it checked before it does severe damage.

My answer may not be helpful but its what i would do.

Hope you get it sorted.
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

really needs systematically checking over
might be something as simple as a poor earth connection
without the car and never having seen this problem im afraid i havent got a clue
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

Thanks everyone, waiting on local fiat garage to get back to me, hopefully will be cheap and simple, but realistically I can't see that happening!
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

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waiting on local fiat garage to get back to me, hopefully will be cheap
No chance they'll rape you from every corner possible!

When I had problems with my handbrake cause one side was unbalnced, they wanted 50 to check it.... I was like I'll get back to you on that one and took the car straight to a garage where they quoted me 62 to fix it. So yeah don't bother going Fiat directly unless you have poickets full of money...

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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

Well I've tried my local Indy garage, who's stumped, reckons its possible CAN bus problem? He's basically said get them to bang it on diagnostics and if it is that that's faulty only they can do it? Now I don't know if that's all true/makes any sense but I'm sure someone on here will be able to shed some light!
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

False if you really want to svae money then you can download MultiECUScan on your laptop and buy the rigth diagnostic cables of ebay or amazon for cheap and run the diagnostic yourself, this way you know whats up with teh car and get the problem sorted without being shafted by garages
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Re: Punto mk2b city steering problem

me and my mrs went through this exact problem a little while back and the electric steering motor was at fault. we went on ebay and bourght a recon motor ( you need the last 4 numbers off the steering motor ECU ) fitted it and off it went
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False if you really want to svae money then you can download MultiECUScan on your laptop and buy the rigth diagnostic cables of ebay or amazon for cheap and run the diagnostic yourself, this way you know whats up with teh car and get the problem sorted without being shafted by garages
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multiscan wont help here
at best random codes will appear
im surprised indy cant help
its something silly im sure
i still think its something silly like a loose rear speedo plug rather than major bsi issues
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