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Old 04-11-2013   #1
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How does my 500e tell where it is?

With Fiat Access iPhone app, I can see where I parked my 500e. Works great. But I wonder how it knows where it is and how it can tells me. Does 500e itself have GPS and 3G antenna, or the information gets through my iPhone via Bluetooth? If the latter is the case, I won't be able to see where it is if my car got stolen, right?
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

I'd guess it uses 3G.

Sorry I can't confirm that but pleeeeeeeease post pics of your 500e!!
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

I believe your phone simply stores the last location you parked at.
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

Yeah, that was my guess... But if so, how can I remotely lock the key using the app? Or doesn't it work if I was out of Bluetooth range?
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

Any chance to share pics of car?
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I disabled Bluetooth on my iphone, but my wife was able to see where my car was. It must be using 3G and GPS!

Both TomTom navi and My Fiat iOS app are mediocre at best, but I love my new car!
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I disabled Bluetooth on my iphone, but my wife was able to see where my car was. It must be using 3G and GPS!

Both TomTom navi and My Fiat iOS app are mediocre at best, but I love my new car!
Is that a Sport? Manual or auto ? Looks great .
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Is that a Sport? Manual or auto ? Looks great .
There's no "gearbox" in EV. It's not even "auto". No shifting at all. Perfectly smooth. Love it.
It's a Sport, but only difference is its appearance. Two colors. That's it.
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There's no "gearbox" in EV. It's not even "auto". No shifting at all. Perfectly smooth. Love it.
It's a Sport, but only difference is its appearance. Two colors. That's it.
Wow, it's a model we don't have in Australia at the moment. I have a white 6 speed manual Sport on order, should arrive Jan-Feb.
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

Dumb question, but does anyone know where I could get 500e parts shipped to Australia from?
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

Here is mine:

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Here is mine:




Looks great, but only available in the U.S... You must have a really long power lead...😁
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Re: How does my 500e tell where it is?

Didn't Fiat say not to buy the Electric version of their 500?? Lol
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