Register Login
FIAT Auto Specialist Team
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 25-09-2016   #1
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,655
Thanks: 60
Trader Rating: 0
SB1500 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Fitting a new DRL?

Apparently a Land Rover hit my granny's car and it's not half as bad as it sounds (see photos).

Going to order a new DRL and generic license plate holder.

Any bonus tips about cleaning the white paint?

It's a 2015 Panda Pop 1.2

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1474838651.581855.jpg
Views:	31
Size:	244.6 KB
ID:	171837

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1474838699.330875.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	270.7 KB
ID:	171838
__________________
2017 Fiat Panda Easy 1.2 - 27,050 miles
2005 Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 - 153,700

SB1500 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 26-09-2016   #2
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Thanks: 4
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Fitting a new DRL?

Can't really see the extent of damage in the photo, but if it's a scrape on the paint, then t-cut or a similar abrasive usually does a good job of getting rid of superficial paint or bumper marks from another car so you can see exactly what damage has been done to the underlying body/paint.

Chipex makes little paint-match kits which work very well on small scratches and chips and with practice and care can disguise small areas of damage.

Otherwise a 'Smart' repair (Chips Away etc.) is very good but it's prob going to cost you 100 or so.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

hollister is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 26-09-2016   #3
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Northern Ireland
Posts: 2,655
Thanks: 60
Trader Rating: 0
SB1500 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Fitting a new DRL?

It's so hard to photograph. Literally only the lens is half cracked
__________________
2017 Fiat Panda Easy 1.2 - 27,050 miles
2005 Fiat Panda Dynamic 1.2 - 153,700

SB1500 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 27-09-2016   #4
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Thanks: 4
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Fitting a new DRL?

There is a case for leaving small damage untouched, after all if it's not going to cause rust, it is just a 'battle-scar' making the car more original! Think tattoos or body piercing
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

hollister is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 28-09-2016   #5
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Herts
Posts: 2,204
Thanks: 304
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Fitting a new DRL?

The DRL unit is fitted from the rear of the bumper by three screws. You should be able to access via the removable 'door' inside the front wheel arch. Turn the wheels to full lock to the right to give better access. Two screws hold the door/flap in place. There's another post somewhere which shows this door - use the 'search this forum' link and search DRL...

And you'll find this post: https://www.fiatforum.com/panda-iii/...ml#post4193388
Thanks SB1500 thanked for this post
__________________
2018 Panda 4x4 MJ :: North Herts :: Remember, if you find a post helpful, press the smiley face 'thanks' button below

Last edited by Herts Hillhopper; 28-09-2016 at 01:34.
Herts Hillhopper is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) DRL again Mick F 500 48 23-12-2016 17:26
(G) Drl manxman020 500L 5 10-04-2015 16:30
(T) DRL, yes Again... Mac Evo Punto Evo 2 25-05-2014 15:46
Drl Buller Bodyshop 10 24-10-2013 17:38
(G) DRL's nickthegreek1958 500 3 18-10-2013 13:25