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Old 11-11-2008   #1
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my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

After 7 months of wait (one of the many downsides of living to my country), my 1.2 lounge dualogic is here.
An unpleasant surprise was waiting me when i went to the dealership yesterday to pickup the car. The car was prepared for the delivery to me (washed etc) and they noticed that there is a small crack on the glass roof
I will upload photos later today.

They told me that they have ordered the replacement glass and should be here in a week and there is no reason that i shouldnt pick up my car. It was the first 500 that had that kind of damage

Other than that, the car cannot be described with words. As clarkson said on Top Gear, it makes you happy. Its just awesome.
What i liked was the smoothness of dualogic in auto mode. I mean, i have read some horror stories with dualogic and honestly i have found it so far great.
Just one question for u guys: did ur car came with a blue and me manual?
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

Yes I got a blue and me manual with the car. Did you get a manual for the dualogic?

I have a 1.2 sport with dualogic and had major issues with it early on. It has been fixed but I don't think it's perfect. I wonder if they have made any changes to the ECU.....
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

yup, i got the manual for dualogic. But no manual for blue and me. Ι will ask the dealer.
Havent used it for a long time ( i actually have it only 1 day ) but the gear changes on automatic seemed to me and my 2 other passengers super smooth.
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

news update. Engine could not start up. It suddenly died. Dualogic failure appeared. I couldnt change gear and there was no way to start it up.
It was moved to service.

Photo of the crack:




Photo of my 500 going to the service.



I am waiting tomorrow the service department to check the car.
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

and yes, i am one more dualogic victim.
The service reported a dualogic ecu failure. They should expect a replacement in about 10 days.
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

Its such a shame about these dualogics... they have never been reliable but its a great system thats fatally flawed.
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Quote Originally Posted by nuovapanda View Post
Its such a shame about these dualogics... they have never been reliable but its a great system thats fatally flawed.
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Re: my 500 is here but with a cracked glass roof

you should have got 2 blue and me manuals 1 is the full manual and the other is the quick start guide
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