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Boot Light Installation
How to install a boot light in your Panda, 10 minutes work and 15.
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Boot Light Installation

STEP 1 gaining access to the wiring

This shows my light installed in the left hand side of the boot under the parcel shelf. You will have the mounting but no light fitting.

The two cross head screws in the picture need to be removed.

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After the screws are out pull the top of the carpet away from behind the plastic shelf fittings and from the rubber seal around the door frame.

STEP 2 preparing the wiring.

Locate the wire with the white plug from behind the carpet, it will most probably be taped to the bigger bundle of wires, if so remove the tape. Click image for larger version

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Pass the plug, the wire and the black plastic clip thorough the prepared (by Fiat) cut in the carpet which is in the form of a cross.

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The last picture shows the plug, wire and clip correctly inserted through the carpet.

STEP 3 inserting the light.

Slide the carpet back into place behind the plastic fittings (the ones from which you took the screws out of). Pass the wire through the light mounting cut out as shown and then connect the light which should illuminate.

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The light fitting slides up into the mounting and will then snap in at the bottom as shown. The clip that supports the wire pushes, from behind the bracket, into the hole beside the light.

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All that remains to be done is to put the carpet back behind the rubber seal.

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The light fitting is Fiat part number 0060665239 and the door switch to turn the light on and off is already installed.
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Tried this today on my Panda - took 10 minutes and works great! Awesome. Thank You.
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As above, 10 minutes, didn't even skin my knuckles! Thanks.
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added to my "to do" list
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Hi, I have purchased a new boot light for my Euro 5 Panda (2011) but the connecting plug/cables as mentioned in this guide are not live, I'm unable to see any cables at the fuse box of similiar colours, please can anyone advise how to proceed, many thanks in advance.

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Do make sure your car has the appropriate boot latch incorporating microswitch for detecting open/closed condition (probably not so equipped on Euro5) or you will be disappointed (I was!) and will have spent 18 for nowt. Apparently the latch is around 50 from Fiat.
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Hi,

Thanks for the info regarding the boot latch, I assume the microswitch etc is inside the boot lid as I can't see anything external on any of the doors that operate the front light.

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Hi BM,
Yes, microswitch is incorporated into the boot latch itself, a short wire harness with connector is attached to it - hence the price I suppose!
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Hi Martin,

Do you happen to know the part number for said microswitch/loom as I can't find anything listed in ePER Inner Lighting section, thanks.

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Do make sure your car has the appropriate boot latch incorporating microswitch for detecting open/closed condition (probably not so equipped on Euro5) or you will be disappointed (I was!) and will have spent 18 for nowt. Apparently the latch is around 50 from Fiat.
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Thinking out loud here...Would the 'door open' dashboard light be an indicator that you have the appropriate boot latch? For example, with the engine on, all four doors closed and the boot open making a red 'door open' dashboard light appear, can I assume I have the appropriate boot latch incorporating microswitch for detecting open/closed condition?

It would be a simple test before buying the part :)
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Took the plunge... and everything works a treat.

I must of had the boot open for so long that when I first connected the light it didn't light up, but closing and re-opening the boot activated the light. Luckily i remembered reading that the boot light times out after a certain lenght of time, so didn't panic!
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Hi thanks for the guide. Can you tell me where I can get the bulb/light unit from?
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Hi fugazi9999

I went into a Fiat dealers and quoted the part number in the guide, they looked confused but tracked it down as it now has a new part number...

The light fitting is Fiat part number 0051878127 and is exactly the same part. I did this upgrade and it worked great.

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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=390323093683

Found this on Flea-Bay, is it the right one?

Not much, if any cheaper than the 18 quoted above, but better if you're miles from a dealer!
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390323093683

Found this on Flea-Bay, is it the right one?
By the looks of it I would say yes.
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