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Old 08-03-2013   #16
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

Shouldn't be with 4000Km on the clock. The way to check is set it to Auto and LO. If it blows Very cold then its working. The problem with working it manually is the unit doesn't regulate properly so you will not get proper temp control and if there is no air con it could get very hot very quickly. You'd be surprised how close the cabin gets to 18C (especially if its been sunny) without the heater on so it could be that is why its not putting out hot air.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

Agree with scout500. Best to run climate control on auto, dial a temp & just leave it do its job....
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

I did n evening trip. I can confirm the compressor is working ok, but the direction control is odd. When i start the car and select auto and set 23 i now get heat in the lower vents which is okay an the direction controls are all off. If i select heat to the front it works too but if i then select heat to the lower vents i get nothing and heat in the front vents.

If i turn on auto again i still only get heat from the front vents and the heat keeps comming although the cabin feels hot. Im now not able to stop or redirect the heat in from vents unless i shut down the climatecontrol.
I dont know what to make of this right now ?
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

It of interest have you read the handbook? I know for my Bravo it gives a much better explanation of how to effectively use it than we probably can
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:-) Yes, i have read the handbook several times. I have owned and driven a lot of new cars but i have never experienced this bad heat control like this. I will contact Fiat about it.
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Agree with scout500. Best to run climate control on auto, dial a temp & just leave it do its job....
Exactly - demist if you must, up the temp to 22 if it's really cold and down to 17 if there's a lot of sun coming in to the car, otherwise leave it alone.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

Good news, the problems I had with the direction control seems to be gone now. At the moment everything is working as it should.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

I'm finding that my new pada with manual heating/ventilation is really poor at heating your feet. The passenger side (port side UK) gets more air flow
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

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I'm finding that my new pada with manual heating/ventilation is really poor at heating your feet. The passenger side (port side UK) gets more air flow
Funny you should mention that - have tried directing the air flow towards the floor and I agree that it is absolute rubbish on the driver's side.

Possible RHD conversion issue?
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

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Possible RHD conversion issue?
Air boxes are normally the same for RHD and LHD from experience, so doubt its that.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

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Good news, the problems I had with the direction control seems to be gone now. At the moment everything is working as it should.
What was the solution or did the problem just go away?
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

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Funny you should mention that - have tried directing the air flow towards the floor and I agree that it is absolute rubbish on the driver's side.

Possible RHD conversion issue?
Could be that's how they are then, and with the lhd versions the driver gets hotter feet?
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What was the solution or did the problem just go away?
Yes, the problem vent away by itself. Earlier I was not able to switch the airflow to the feet from the Dashboard. But now I Can hear when the flow is changing and feel it too. Sometimes it happens that I can't stop the airflow from the Dashboard unless I first Press the button for airflow to the windows. After this I can switch flow between the dashboard and feet without problems.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

Here's a quick status on the climate problem.
The problem with the air direction controls kept annoying me, and the temperatureís still hard to adjust, so I took the car to the dealerís workshop yesterday.

The technician made a computer readout from the Panda and there was in fact an error unknown to Fiat. Something about a shortcut somewhere, that could be the cause of the climate controlís bad behavior.
Now they have sent this error to Fiat Italy and they will decide what to do with the problem.

Another strange thing we found is the start/stop system only works properly if the lights are in off position. If the lights are on, the start/stop system will stop the engine but restart after a few second because of the tolerance rules set in the computer.
Dealer finds it strange too, but Fiat says this is the way itís designed. Hopefully enough people will mention this and an update will be made.
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Re: Panda Twinair Lounge climate problem

Status update. My panda spend 7 days at the local dealers workshop and now the problems have been sorted out. The problem was a bad electric motor that controls the air direction flap. While the workshow was waiting for a spare from Fiat Italy I got a fiat 500l 1.4 peteol to drive around in. Nice soft and comfy car but i found it a tad too slow. Im glad to have my panda back again, but excellent service though.
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