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Old 15-02-2017   #31
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Re: Sick Tipo...HELP!

Great news and well done in getting Salvo sorted! What is the problem with heater? Mine now fairly toasting my feet following overhaul of cooling system and some fiddly bleeding of heater pipes. Collection of dead leaves in fan assembly didn't help either! Glad we are managing to keep these cars alive as so rare now and still a great daily driver. Would be heartbroken if mine had to go
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Great news and well done in getting Salvo sorted! What is the problem with heater? Mine now fairly toasting my feet following overhaul of cooling system and some fiddly bleeding of heater pipes. Collection of dead leaves in fan assembly didn't help either! Glad we are managing to keep these cars alive as so rare now and still a great daily driver. Would be heartbroken if mine had to go
Hi Iggy - cheers, yes it's wonderful to be back for another year. The heater is clearly knackered - the dial only turns one notch and won't go further, so the heat for the windscreen and cabin is basically non existent. Trouble is, I don't fancy pulling the unit apart to find out what's going on. Advice needed!
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Re: Sick Tipo...HELP!

Well done, happy days! What did they mean by 'clean the boot' I've just spent a few happy days taking my heating apart, so if you can provide more info. I may be able to give some pointers. Does it blow hot air ok, albeit on position one, so your issue is not having the higher fan speeds?
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Hi Jonti, thanks - 'clean the boot' is, I think, is a euphamism for 'uh, there's rust in the boot you might want to look at'! Yes, I get warm air, just can't twist the dial beyond 1. Dial feels more than 'stuck'; seems to be an almighty jam going on. Any help appreciated!

Just checked and there's a heater control panel on the Bay going for 14. I'd have that, hoping the jam is somewhere in the control panel, but... Anyone know how hard these are to install?
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Re: Sick Tipo...HELP!

You may be best seeing if you can work out what is causing the obstruction. I'm sure your fan switch will be as the TD, the spline of the switch pulls a long 'bicycle' style wire in a black casing which leaves to the right, then loops round behind the console and operates the fan above your passenger's feet. You could either:

1)take the switch panel off, then the 2nd panel off behind that. You can then see, on the reverse of that 2nd panel, whether the back of the switch is intact and able to push/pull the wire normally. If it is, then the problem is probably at the fan end.

2) You could locate the incoming wire coming from the right into the fan area, and you may be able to tell if the issue is there by locating the wire whilst jiggling the switch.

The back of the 2nd panel where the wires are attached can become brittle. I've found these issues with the Liberty (will post when get chance!)
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First drive after passing the MOT - lovely to have my green machine back!
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I'm so jealous
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Really? With that sweet yellow Punto of yours? Ta!
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I'd rather have an early tipo DGT or a 16v
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I get that! My DGT is not at your Punto's condition standard, though. Lots of bits to be done to get it right. Wish I knew something about touching up paint, for example, and how to sort that annoying front wing dent. I'll get there! Good to know Salvo is appreciated!

I really wish this thread was called something different... I might have to start a new one.
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I had this on my tipo many years ago and it was caused by a siezed heater control valve,it's mounted on the side of the heater matrix and is accessed by removing the passenger side glove box.
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Thanks everyone

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The heater is clearly knackered - the dial only turns one notch and won't go further, so the heat for the windscreen and cabin is basically non existent. Trouble is, I don't fancy pulling the unit apart to find out what's going on. Advice needed!
Pull it apart carefully.
There's nothing mysterious about the heating system, it's quite straightforward.
Just make the decision to get stuck in and find the problem.
Make notes or take pics as you go.
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Good idea to take the glovebox off anyway. That way you can get good access to all the bits attached to the heater controls and see what's going on. Did mine at the weekend and found nothing wrong but a good clean and lube of the cables and levers has made everything work much smoother.
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