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FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

Here's a guide to the Murphy-modification used to get rid of the annoying rev-fluffing when you set off in the Euro6 Panda 1.2.

It's a sensible choice for those who like to control their launches (see image for numbering):

Before doing anything, have a light source, the drivers seat fully back and preferably tiny hands and no back problems. No tools required for the switch part.

1. Disconnect the switch. Doing so means you'll get the warning/light, even when you reconnect so budget for a cheap code resetter.

2. Move the weedy lever toward the front of the car and..

3... then pull it to the right. This is what holds the switch in place. You can then pull it away at the joint and it'll move around loosely.

4. Push the yellow 'cage' upwards which then allows you to slip the switch out from the clutch lever.

5. Once the switch is out, stick it on the left side of the steering column and move the wire to reconnect. Perhaps stick it to the back plastic with gaffer tape.

6. Pull off the right-hand ODB cover and plug in your device - reset the warning

7. Stand back, light your pipe and admire your handiwork.

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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

Great write up and a well worth mod to do.
The MIL light doesn't come on if you are able to do the job and position the sensor/switch lever in the rest or equivalent of the clutch pedal up position. The little lever has a light spring and the lever should stay that way unless it's pressed, all should be fine.
Mine is neatly tucked behind the plastic footwell cowling.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

I'm interested in this change, but I would not do damage, someone did a video ??
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

Quote Originally Posted by murphyv310 View Post
Great write up and a well worth mod to do.
The MIL light doesn't come on if you are able to do the job and position the sensor/switch lever in the rest or equivalent of the clutch pedal up position. The little lever has a light spring and the lever should stay that way unless it's pressed, all should be fine.
Mine is neatly tucked behind the plastic footwell cowling.
There's no video but the photo pretty much shows all. Bear in mind this was on a UK right-hand-drive car.

Not sure how the Left-hand-drive looks but would expect similar.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

I didn't take any pictures. The job is awkward with arthritis and even worse using a camera. To be fair its really self explanatory once looking at it. The effort is well worth it.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

thank you guys ,one more question, what do you mean by "rev-fluffing" ??
means that it drowns at the start??
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

Hi.
I think that what happens is when you take away especially if you are not a new driver you just expect the engine revs to just rise gradually as you press the throttle and bring up the clutch. Not so with the clutch switch in place, as soon as you bring up the clutch pedal the revs rise by 200rpm but a little throttle and the revs rise disproportionately up to 2000 rpm at times, then it can bog down too at times. You are left wondering what it will do at the next standing start. Perhaps if all new cars are like this then new drivers can adapt easier than us old codgers, to be fair though its not the way any car should drive.
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I think my panda is different from yours...

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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

2 things to bare in mind...

1, This will affect your Stop/Start
2, You'll have to restart the engine by key if you stall, rather than just pushing in the clutch.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

Mine doesn't have stop start. Does any 1.2 Panda have it?
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I think my panda is different from yours...

Image is too small to make out but I am not seeing the top of the clutch pedal lever like in the diagram I have shown.

It will indeed affect your Stop-Start presumably, though I have that disabled anyway.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

precisely where is this switch ??
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precisely where is this switch ??
It's just below the Clutch level/pedal inside the car. On my image you can see the brake pedal piston in the foreground.

You will need to get your head on the floor and use a torch. Follow the clutch pedal shaft up towards the top where it pivots and you will presumably then find the switch as shown in my image.

Again, we are assuming that it's in the same place for you as on our right-hand drive cars, even though we use a hydraulic clutch and you use a cable clutch.
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Re: FIAT Panda clutch switch Euro6

This modification may affect the hill holder (if fitted) functionality too. It would also affect cruse control but I don't think that's an option on the Panda.


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This modification may affect the hill holder (if fitted) functionality too. It would also affect cruse control but I don't think that's an option on the Panda.


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Nope, it doesn't affect the hill-holder. I can confirm that.
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