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To save a copy of your proxi file (before you start changing things that need a proxi alignment) These example screenshots are from the simulation mode. Thanks to the original writer of this text. With Multiecuscan: Connect to the body computer using the CAN setup/Proxi Alignment menu. Go to...
theoneandonly
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This was originally written to help one person with his Ducato totally new to MES to start saving data. it is not an exhaustive manual nor intended to be. Tutorial to Measure specific Engine PIDs (Parameter ID) and Save data for analysis. Open Multiecuscan a page simular to this will open...
ben
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Originally posted by Ben Brown on the FIAT Boo website.
PROBLEM: Drivers door can not be opened from the outside. It can be opened from the inside. The drivers side door key operates central locking normally EXCEPT the driver's door. CAUSE: The car had been left in winter conditions for 3 weeks and the electric motor inside the central locking unit...
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My steps when replacing engine and gear box mounts in 1.4L 500X 1. remove engine cover: 10mm socket 2. pull off clip for air hose 3. remove air box lid by undoing 3 phillips head screws 4. pull out base of air box: 1 connector to engine mount (shown below); 2 connectors to side of car...
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Note - this will only lower the rear of the seat, lowering the front would take much more heavy engineering, involving cutting down the seat base and drilling new holes. Things you'll need: Your passenger seat out of the car (careful you don't damage the cables when removing it) A spare...
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This is a result of many hours fiddling about, using multimeters and spare batteries, modifying settings, reading forums and asking questions. Ultimately, very easy to do. I take no responsibility for your outcomes. This worked for me, but your setup may be different. 1. open glove box and...
Thiis guide is not my work, it was taken from the Abarth Owners Club Forum on Facebook and the creator's name appears within it. It is a step by step guide with pictures on how to code the car to accept a more modern up to date headunit incorporating Apple Car Play and Android Auto. Use with...
mj2k
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If you've recently bought an old-style TomTom Blue&Me2 (4CS01) and it won't connect to your car's Blue and Me, it might simply be because the car's not set up to talk to a TomTom. This guide's for a 2016 single din 'blue&me2' 595 Abarth, but it should be the same for any 500, or any other Fiat...
mj2k
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Strictly speaking this isn't necessary for a power feed since all accessory lines run from the same bus bar and 5 / 7.5 amp fuse so you could just splice a new wire into the power feed going to the cigarette lighter, but I wanted to do it since I'll be running a few extra accessories and you may...
mj2k
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By default the Abarth doesn't come with a spare tyre, presumably because Fiat are worried about you either putting it on the front and wrecking the brake calipers, or putting the jack in the wrong place and damaging the sideskirts. But as long as the spare is 14" or above and as long as you look...
I created a full guide for this in the older Panda (169 model) guides, but here is a link to an updated post for the post-2012 cars which shows the process to be similar. As before the bulb is a T5 wedge-ended 1.2w bulb. You will need a pry tool of some sort (or a screwdriver wrapped in a...
Herts Hillhopper
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One or two folks have reported issues with the gear-lever becoming stiff to move, and not freely springing back to the centre position. I investigated the issue, and managed to cure mine by removing a rod on the outside of the gearbox and cleaning away corrosion prior to lubricating it and...
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This might come in useful if you're planning to remove the boost gauge from an Abarth, replace the original single DIN radio, or replace it with an aftermarket double DIN mount. First stage, remove the 4 dummy buttons on the radio. They're the unmarked ones which don't do anything. If you've...
mj2k
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Just in case anyone's interested in how to get to the aerial (plenty of video guides out there, but they all seem to involve bending / damaging the headlining) you need to drop the headlining so you can actually get to the aerial mount. Luckily it's a very elegant, simple process on the 500 so...
rmiguel
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Hey guys, hope it helps on how to fix the tail lights when they look like some Christmas tree lights :) Thanks
RedAbarthMTA
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Remove the heater control panel using the earlier guide. I use a plastic trim removal tool but a chisel suitable protected will do the same job. Replace your dim bulbs whilst there. They do make 2.3W versions of that bulb, search ebay for 286X High Wattage Car Dashboard Instrument Panel Bulb...
arekp
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1. pull off the hub cap, there is a notch under the "500" for flat head screwdriver 2. loosen wheel nuts on front driver wheel using 17mm socket 3. lift car and support, chock up passenger rear wheel 4. remove wheel 5. undo multiple Philips head screws, pull out 1 plastic plug and unscrew 4...
BlueBravoGuy
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Footwell Leds the easy way. Requirements: LED strip 10m cable (or 5m and fuse tap) cable striper Soldering iron and solder is not required but should be used. fuse 3A or less with fuse holder Step 1. take out interior light step 2. un-tighten all 3 screws step 3. pull 1 (2 cables if...
varesecrazy
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To gain access you will need to undo : The small air feed hose.. 10mm Hex bolt..(like a horn bracket..just swing bracket) Large feed hose .spring clip (tool required) 2 x 10mm hex bolts.. retaining airbox Remove all of those and the air filter casing can be lifted free There is a moulded...
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