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Old 23-05-2018   #1
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Exclamation 500L transmission fluid level alert

Thought you might find this useful, as we have been tearing our hair out in frustration over this. Turned ignition on, immediately a red alert warned transmission fluid low consult handbook. Could not select a gear in auto or manual mode. The handbook was no use at all. Contact dealer it said. So we went online, read a few posts on here, towed car to friendly local garage for diagnostics. That reiterated said fluid was low. We then located where this oil is located and sure enough it was on min. Due to secret oil specially for dualogic box, had to order it. Topped it up and still nothing. Diagnostic co said needs to go to Fiat dealer. So booked in for tomorrow. However on scouring the forums further, a post referencing to an AA man gave us the clue to check a fuse, one of the secret ones in the fuse box in engine compartment. The maxi fuses that you have to see a dealer to sort out. We took it out, yep it was blown, replaced the 30amp fuse and car started, alerts cleared off dash, car drives. 12.50 for oil, 1.85 for fuse. Dealer already quoting 90 just to put it on diagnostics.
So thank you all on this forum! You have saved us potentially 1300 in work and more days of worry. Bless you all.
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Re: 500L transmission fluid level alert

Given how the oil level has dropped enough to cause problems I'd advise to clean up the gearbox area throughly and keep a check on it every few weeks to check for leaks
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