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Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!
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27-11-2008
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A fairly common problem on the Punto Mk2 is the interior fan not working when the fan control nob is turned. If instead, your sidelights come on, then this guide is for you!! <br />
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This is a 10 min job to fix, and all you will require is a small peice of wire, a
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

spot on, did that and worked right away
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Thankyou, fixed my problem straight away.

How on Earth did you find the fix for this? I mean, what possesed you to think "Oh i know, if i bridge this black wire it is going to sort my problem out!".

Amazing
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Quote Originally Posted by zykl0n3 View Post
Hello to all,

I have the same problem with my Fiat Punto 2003 16v.

The blower motor was intermittent - and now it stopped working.

The sidelights are working just fine.

I cold follow the steps described on this topic to fix it but the problem is that

i cant find the black wiring multi-plug. Is it possible that i don't have one ?

If it helps answering my question i can take some photos and post them here.

Many thanks in advance
i think this post is for the mk2 04 onwads the facelift one ??

your one is the mk1-2 non face lift i presume ???
i may be wrong though
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Having discovered that the steering column and fan motor assembly are reversed on our l.h.d Punto, (a 2002 1.2 Mk2) i.e. they are still in the passenger footwell, the connecter block is easy enough to find - especially as there doesn't appear to be a felt cover on the Polish market model!

Having read your extremely helpful "quick-fix" above, we've discovered that the side lights don't operate on the fan switch - only the illumination on the centre console - which fails to light when the side lights are turned on!

Assuming that this is a similar problem - in technical Polish language the heater fan is "kaput", once it's light tomorrow we'll further investigate the footwell wiring, which, judging by the amount of insulation tape wrapped in various places has already given trouble in the past.

I will update this for any owners of left hand drive Puntos once we sort it.
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Thank you so much for this post!!
Have been driving around for a long time in the freezing cold and ten mins later...all sorted!
well my Dad helped a bit

Cheers fellow punto people
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Quote Originally Posted by DanielR View Post
So basicly it comes down to bad ground in the connector?
thanks for your wonderful post just need to add one thing as i have wasted my whole day for looking for this on my punto 2004 face lift the issue was when u connect the wire it works fine and after that it literally burned it so finally i used a good quality thick wire to sort this issue so make sure u use proper hard wire for earth otherwise it wont last long i hope it will help.... thx for ur excellent post what a day i had......
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

before i go outside in the cold to check this.....
i have a 2000 mk2 and my heater isnt working at all, also the lights on the heater dials dont work. the lights on the rest of centre console are fine (windows, fog etc) noticed my lighter socket light isnt on ither but the lighter still works. everything else seems ok in the car. could this be the guide i need or do you guys think it may just be a fuse? i checked fuses earlyer tho and all seem good. in car and under bonnet. but the red solid blocks on the fuse box looks like 1 has a pic of a fan on the fuse box cover and i cant see quality of that as its solid red (type that has 3 flat pins to connect) cant imagine it fusing the heater fan, maybe the radiator fan? any help guys to get my heater working????
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

tried the sidelight thing and that did no difference. il look into it further later
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

ok it sorted itself out, but now its not working again. if i have my lights on then turn the heater there is no lights and no blowing......nothing.
however when i turn my headlights and sidelights off, then turn the heather then theres still no blowing but the heater lights will come on at level 4 (but still not blowing).
the other day when my heater was working one of my sidelights had 'blown' (Well not working). but the following day the sidelight was working again.
so does this look like its leading up to this wire or is it something else causing this problem?
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Excellent post , I used two Snap-Lock Automotive Cable Connectors from maplin and a 3 inch length of wire and "hey presto" problem fixed, easy peasey..
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Great post.

I had the same problem in my Punto active sport 05. I cut the wire and used barrel crimps to put in a new wire either side of the connector. Worked perfectly.

Thanks for saving me a trip to the garage!
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Hi, I don't have the problem with the side lights coming on, but my blower is not working again. It's been an intermittent problem and I think someone has done something to bypass some of the wiring, this is what it looks like under the passenger side ....

I used to be able to wiggle the wires underneath and the fan would kick in, but now nothing happens, and I can't work out what's been done to the wiring already!

I hope someone can help me! It's so cold!
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

My lads punto had a coolant leak that was dripping from around the passenger side footwell heater opening and the heater blower stopped, could water ingress into those wiring connections have done this ?.
I've checked the fuses and changed the blower relay but nowts changed .
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Ive just bought a fiat punto .1.2L 2000 reg.when i turn the dials on the heating there is no response.my heating does not work.also my cigar lighter npt working too.i have check the fuses and they are fine.can sombody help me on how i could fix the problems.does the under pasengers foot trick apply to my car with the bad conectors.?
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Done & done!

Feckin' fantastic!

Well done & thanks!
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