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Old 30-04-2008   #1
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should have looked before we leaped

well we have striped the b bare inside to sort out the wet floor will put pic 's
on later, but now it is all back together we have air bag light on, have just read similar threads and we should have disconnected the battery first BUMMER got any idea how to clear the fault without hand cash to fiat?????
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Re: should have looked before we leaped

'fraid not. Only way to do it is a trip to the dealer..make sure you bend over and pick up the soap when in the workshop...!
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there MUST be a way.. if even complex BMWs can have their maintenance shedule reset just by shortening two pins with a paperclip....
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I think not. This comes up on just about every fiat forum and the advice is always trundle on down to the dealer.

My coupe used to have the same problem..sometimes taking the battery leads off overnight would re-set the airbag sometimes not. But it had the downside of losing the ECU keep alive values which the car then had to re-learn so it ran like a Lada diesel for about 50 miles...
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Re: should have looked before we leaped

My local garage says they can reset the airbag light on most cars, not sure about the barch (providing there isn't a real fault with the system - i did the same thing on a punto - still had airbag disconnected when i reconnected the battery )

so yeh i'd ring around first
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Re: should have looked before we leaped

I seem to remember a conversation about this on Saturday!!
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let me guess lee was it with my husband by any chance????
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My lips are sealed, but I do remember him saying 'I have done much worse job's in the past'.................
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My local garage reset my airbag light with their Snap On Diagnostic tool, there are 2 sockets that plug in to the tool and they used the one furthest to the left under the passenger side. As he is a good mate it only took a few minutes and he did it for free

So you don't need to go to the main dealer who will charge you $$$$
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famous last words i think, what can i say????
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Apart from that how was the state of the car underneath?
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Re: should have looked before we leaped

found one tiny rust patch but it had not gone through good but better than i was expecting.looks good now.

buy the way how is the dog??
and have you checked the soft top yet?
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Glad to hear it wasn't any worse.
The dog is fine now. It was my own fault really. She is epileptic but the vets had told me that the drugs she was on were not of 'theraputic value' and I could wean her off them. The amount of drugs they gave me meant that happened 3 days before the Bristol event. Poor little bugger had at least 3 more fits during that day while we were there and the lady who was looking after her had to cope. She was really nice about it and we bought her a good pressie! From now on we're staying on the tablets!



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O and the soft top! There is no grass growing out from there yet! How do I tell if it is vinyl or mohair? - I think it is black from memory - lol!
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glad the dogs ok have you ever tried herbal medicine for her look it up on the net.
mohair is like material burn you hand if you keep rubbing it over to fabric fast,
vinyl is more smooth and feels cold to the touch.and looks more shiny
mine is mohair if that helps
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I think it is mohair then, will have to have a look at it one day!

I've not tried herbal remedies and think i'd be a bit nervous to take her off the tablets again now - its too distressing! She does have as near as I can get to an additive free diet as I think that was one of the things that was a trigger. It all seemed to start after I brought her into the office one day and she wacked her head on the side of a filing cabinet while racing about. Is perfectly fine the rest of the time.

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