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Old 29-09-2006   #1
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Great idea Ozzie, the one problem that really annoys me is the continuing loss of plastic sliding door guides from the door jamb it's not helped by heavy handed passengers just about everyone has trouble closing shutting the rear doors I have had the doors realigned and still these things pop out at every opportunity I have glued the latest one in so far so good.
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EGR problem?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Ozzie,

I think this is a great idea. I have maintained my Doblo myself, regardless of the fact that the warranty is invalidated. I'm just reckless like that!

So far in nearly 40,000 miles in 2 1/2 years the only problem I have had is with the EGR. I fixed this myself.

One reason I brought the Doblo was because it is an essentially simple car and home maintenance should be possible. The frustration now is the lack of basic pointers when repairing and maintaining the car. At the moment the Doblo population is still relatively young with many vehicles still under "warranty". As time goes by this will change and owners will be more interested in maintaining and repairing without support from FIAT. They will need a little help, I think.

My top tip is to cut a hole in the engine undertray so that you can access the oil filter without taking the tray off. This halves the time taken to change the oil and replace the filter. I made up a small aluminium plate which is secured over the hole with with four 6mm stainless screws.

Let us all know what support you would like with this idea. I am sure there are plenty of people who will contribute
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

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Damn fine idea!

Watch those wires near the rear seat latches in the Family when taking the seats out. They control the sensor that beeps when you try to drive with the rear seats in and the middle seats up. Pull the wires out and the bl**ding thing beeps whenever the middle seats are up.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

I've just replaced the passenger side dipped beam headlight. Relatively easy, but a little tight for ham handed types like me. However one little warning - the light cluster is protected by a cover that is held on by clips - these clips come away from their mounts very easily. If you aren't careful they'll end up at the bottom of the engine well - completely out of reach.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Totally agree, did it myself when I did my light conversion... a long extending magnetic pick-up tool and lots of swearing comes in handy...

If you are clumsy, take the undertray off first and save yourself the hassle
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

SNAP!

Had the same problem. Luckily I had recently bought a pair of spare new headlights (5 each, new still in the fiat boxes) on ebay so I used a clip of one of them.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Hi everybody, just bought a 'preloved' 06 doblo dynamic ing grey (although I'd swear it was silver!) & came here via a search for towbars!
I asked on the other thread but might as well mention it whilst here, some towbar suppliers mention electric kits that simply plug into a socket already provided by manufacturers (not specifically mentioning the Doblo), anyone kno0w if the Doblo has one of these sockets?

Anyone had any dealings with the service disks knocked out on ebay?

CD/Radio. It has this annoying habit of always turning on at really low volume & increasing the volume isn't always convenient - is this just a problem with mine or is this a quirk of the pre-installed equipment - if so, how easy is it to wire in a new player?

One last thing.
The salesman kept calling it a Do-blo (posh southerner), I think it's called Dob-lo (rough Yorkshireman). Any thoughts on pronunciation?
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Just found this thread.

Lights. My dealer changed the bulb for me, for free. I had tried doing it myself but gave up because I was on the verge of killing someone and the prisons are full.

Radio. Mine's an '03 with a cassette deck. Same irritation that it turns on too low and had to be boosted - but really - can't we all live with that?

Oh, and it's Dob'lo. The 'posh' southerner is a t**t.
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Radio. Mine's an '03 with a cassette deck. Same irritation that it turns on too low and had to be boosted - but really - can't we all live with that?
Might whip it out & put in something newer, some nice sets on ebay that accept SD cards, USB keys and MP3 tracks on CD (not sure if the plug on the wiring will be compatable)
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Oh, and it's Dob'lo. The 'posh' southerner is a t**t.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

thanks guys.

I swapped the ignition & the permanant supply wires around to the radio & not only has it stopped draining the battary, but the radio holds it's settings.

woohoo

my central locking only opens 3 doors, the two cab doors & the drivers side sliding door. Not really a problem, but i'm just currious if there this is by design or by fault. (5 door van)

my fuel cap still is not lockable, does the flap lock or is it the actual cap that locks & how would you normally unlock the cap/flap, is it part of the central locking system ?

I've got my disc off ebay, it's ok for some things & i suspose for less than a fiver it's worth having, but nowhere near as good as a good old haynes manual.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

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my fuel cap still is not lockable, does the flap lock or is it the actual cap that locks & how would you normally unlock the cap/flap, is it part of the central locking system ?
On the car, the flap doesn't lock, it just has one of those fiddley locking fuel caps. Maybe it's had a replacement cap?
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On the car, the flap doesn't lock, it just has one of those fiddley locking fuel caps. Maybe it's had a replacement cap?
ok cheers, so no locking mechanism, just a good old faishoned key ?

cheers problem solved then.
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Re: FF Guide to the Doblo (Problems + Solutions) - Your Input Please :)

Hi All, its been a while - I just MOT'd mine, and the guy couldn't get the fuel cap to lock so he threw in a new third party one. They're really fiddly - you have to hold the lid still, then turn the key in the lid, then turn the cap. Fitting is the reverse. If a mechanic can't work it out... So I accepted the new fuel cap with good grace.

Other faults for this thread: Was overcharging, but the guy said try a new battery before a new regulator/alternator - he was right - so if you find yours is boiling the battery, its worth checking the battery(£60) before the alternator(£300).

And finally, a jingling sound from the front wheel may indicate that the hub cap/bearing cover has come off and is rattling round inside the alloy. d'oh!
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