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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

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installed under seat sub
Hi Baglady, which model & year do you have and what's involved? Is the wiring already there but hidden under the carpet? Do you need to take the seat out?

For reference, mine is 2015 facelift Lounge with six speakers
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Hi Baglady, which model & year do you have and what's involved? Is the wiring already there but hidden under the carpet? Do you need to take the seat out?

For reference, mine is 2015 facelift Lounge with six speakers
hey! I have a 2011 500 by Gucci
I have six speakers also 4 x 2 tweeters I could only add a sub as I upgraded my stereo
my factory fitted one was basic blu&me and I don't think it had sub imputs


as for the wiring I had to add that
was very easy as the loom comes with sub and its universal
I ran both wires under carpet (wrapped)in that fury car tape that's factory on most looms!
through a grommet (in the fire wall) to the engine bay
secure the earth to chassis & the positive to the positive on the battery it comes with a pre fitted fuse for safety


then I wrapped all the wires in the engine bay for safety
as for the sub itself yes passenger seat out (battery off for half hour)for airbags as I didn't want them going off! had to line up sub then secure to floor with nuts & bolts x 3 (drilling into floorpan) then sealing to prevent rust
you could also secure it with some wood under carpet then screw sub to it!
just make sure its secure
inputs to stereo I ran under centre console & up & around to glove box then up through to stereo (fiddly)


I hope this helps it is at least food for thought I just don't know how compatible a facelift model is for this?
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It might interest people that the head unit has a sub output(booster output)? And switching output swell as phone switching input(tel mute)
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hey! I have a 2011 500 by Gucci
I have six speakers also 4 x 2 tweeters I could only add a sub as I upgraded my stereo
my factory fitted one was basic blu&me and I don't think it had sub imputs


as for the wiring I had to add that
was very easy as the loom comes with sub and its universal
I ran both wires under carpet (wrapped)in that fury car tape that's factory on most looms!
through a grommet (in the fire wall) to the engine bay
secure the earth to chassis & the positive to the positive on the battery it comes with a pre fitted fuse for safety


then I wrapped all the wires in the engine bay for safety
as for the sub itself yes passenger seat out (battery off for half hour)for airbags as I didn't want them going off! had to line up sub then secure to floor with nuts & bolts x 3 (drilling into floorpan) then sealing to prevent rust
you could also secure it with some wood under carpet then screw sub to it!
just make sure its secure
inputs to stereo I ran under centre console & up & around to glove box then up through to stereo (fiddly)


I hope this helps it is at least food for thought I just don't know how compatible a facelift model is for this?
Thanks BL. Really appreciate the detailed response. Now I know what it involves.

Would really like to get this done.
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Thanks BL. Really appreciate the detailed response. Now I know what it involves.

Would really like to get this done.
it really is worth it!
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

A sub makes a world of difference you can cut the bass to the normal speakers allowing them to handle more power, I've got a 10" sub with 150w RMS amp in the Mazda(sub rated at 100w )
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it really is worth it!
I'll bet.
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A sub makes a world of difference you can cut the bass to the normal speakers allowing them to handle more power, I've got a 10" sub with 150w RMS amp in the Mazda(sub rated at 100w )
Nice. I had a factory one in the boot of my last Merc. It was part of the Harmon Kardon system. The sound was immense.

The sound in both cars I have now is missing that final piece - in both cases what is produced in crisp and clear - but, as you say, if you try to crank it up the existing speakers struggle a bit. A sub would solve that instantly.
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Re: Fiat 500 Joyful White Pearl

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Hello Fiat enthusiasts,

I'm proud to present my family's toy. Some details can be found below:

Engine: 1.2 8V 69HP (51kW), FIRE
Gearbox: 5-speed manual
Equipment level: Lounge
Colour: joyful white pearl
Origin: France
Production: 2008


More information to be posted soon in this thread, hopefully.

Greetings.
Love the colour.
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Thank you, AC43! Every little 500 has his own charm. 🙂
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Thank you, AC43! Every little 500 has his own charm. 🙂
They are charming cars.

Long before I ever drove one I sat in one and from that point on I couldn't find any other city car that I found remotely interesting.

After that it was just a matter of deciding on the budget, engine, spec & colour.

My wife's getting annoyed because I keep ignoring my Merc and grabbing the keys for "her" car :-)
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My wife's getting annoyed because I keep ignoring my Merc and grabbing the keys for "her" car :-)
Mine too I/we have a Mazda 6 2L which I mainly drive, but at 32MPG normally the little Fiat makes much more sense to drive round the doors?
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Mine too I/we have a Mazda 6 2L which I mainly drive, but at 32MPG normally the little Fiat makes much more sense to drive round the doors?
I dream of being able to get 32mpg. It's a 5.5 V8....

I've always tried to run a large car for long distance/family trips/big loads and a small one for the short trips 1 or 2 up.

The 500 is brilliant at the latter.

So it's not really "my car" and "her car" but the "long distance" and "local" car.

At least that's how I see it anyway....
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It happens the same in my family. We have a 1.9 diesel and the 1.2 Fiat. None of them is "my wife's" or "mine" anymore. I happen to drive them most of the time lately but we only take the 1.9tdi for longer trips, where it feels best, or when we need to take it to the car wash. Due to Covid, most of the times we drive around town... Sigh.
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They are charming cars.

Long before I ever drove one I sat in one and from that point on I couldn't find any other city car that I found remotely interesting.

After that it was just a matter of deciding on the budget, engine, spec & colour.

My wife's getting annoyed because I keep ignoring my Merc and grabbing the keys for "her" car :-)
Relent and do what I did we have 3 Pandas and may yet end up with four. Whatever is left for the last driver causes no ripples!
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