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Old 01-08-2019   #1
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Yesterday, my wife and I took her beloved 2009 500C to Small Car Services in Lower Upham, near Southhampton. Her car had recently suffered the dreaded heater-flap failure and a dealer replacement would have been an epic strip-down and horrendous four figure cost, as some of you here know.
So, following advice from a thread on this forum, we booked in with Dean at the above workshop where he duly repaired the errant heater in situ, using a clever system that he has perfected himself.
We are delighted with the results and we would like to recommend him and his business to anyone with a similar problem.

Here is a snippet from his website:

Fiat 500's built between 2008-2012 suffer with a weak heater control system which leads to an internal failure of one of the control flaps causing the heater to usually only blow cold air which during the winter months can be a very cold experience and also cause issues with de-misting.
In some cases it can also get stuck on hot so during the summer your stuck with driving an oven. If you have already had this fault investigated you will have probably been told that you will need a replacement heater box at a cost of a small fortune. Some dealers are charging over 2000 for this repair.
We have now come up with an in place repair which takes around 2-3 hours to complete and when finished your heating system will work like it did from new. We have now repaired in excess of 25 of these with no reports of the fault returning.
The cost for this repair is 160 so even if you are not located nearby it's probably still worth the drive. We have even repaired these for a number of customers that come from France.

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