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Old 09-04-2009   #1
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F*****g leaves!

Yes, those flipping leaves in the fan are back just two weeks after getting them removed! What an incompetent design this really is. Turned on the Aircon and "thwap" something is sucked into the fan and I've got a buzzing whenever it's running now... FFS!

So basically, apart from being cheesed off with Fiat's shoddy designers, dashboard/door rattles not helping with this view, can anyone tell me if there's an easy way to access the fan and fix this??

I'm fairly handy with tools but have no experience in where to start with this as I've never gotten too oily with regards to cars... Cheers for any info
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i had this problem, asked fiat and they said we will charge you as its not Fiat's fault there are leaves in there.

Ive never had it in any other car, they've obviously ballsed up where the intake is, but can easily deny it
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you get to the fan unit by removing teh glove box empty glove box then look in the bottom there is a pin in one side lever that out then you should see the fan unit (god knows how it comes apart however
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Re: F*****g leaves!

think mine picked up one coming off the f**kin forecourt! but if you turn the speed up and down a few times it normally seems to move it a bit, comes back after about half an hour though!
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i get this problem as wel. i dont have air con though and the leaves usually come the whole way through and stick in the grills in the interior. just turn them off and open a window and only use the ents for the heater. solved my problem.
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Re: F*****g leaves!

no need to remove glovebox,

1) remove torx 20 screw holding lower air diffuser (trunking) on under passenger side dash.

2) remove 3 x 5.5mm screws & heater motor falls out.

3) remove leaves from heater fan.

4) press leaves into your scrapbook.

5) refit motor with 3 x 5.5mm screws.

6) refit air diffuser & secure with single 20 torx screw
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Is there a way to fit a filter? Such as a pollen filter as i dont think i have one
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Is there a way to fit a filter? Such as a pollen filter as i dont think i have one

yes there is check the grande punto guides section..
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yes there is check the grande punto guides section..
Won't do much good. The pollen filter location is after the fan.

Kind-of a stable-door/bolting horse situation.
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no need to remove glovebox,

1) remove torx 20 screw holding lower air diffuser (trunking) on under passenger side dash.

2) remove 3 x 5.5mm screws & heater motor falls out.

3) remove leaves from heater fan.

4) press leaves into your scrapbook.

5) refit motor with 3 x 5.5mm screws.

6) refit air diffuser & secure with single 20 torx screw

i did it last week, had about 10 leaves in there. Took 10 mins. Good as new!
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Re: F*****g leaves!

just removed my fan and found a fiat sticker in their

sounds smooth as hell now and i can actually turn it up to 4
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Re: F*****g leaves!

my fans seem to be pretty weak like an asthmatic blowing on me through a straw, is this likely to sort this or are they all like that?
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