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Old 11-04-2014   #1
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Fiat Panda 100HP Advice - I'm New Around Here

Hello one and all on the Fiat Forum

I own a 2009 Fiat Panda 100HP. In fact, you can see it here: facebook.com/FiatPanda100HP

Anyway, I love it. Great fun to drive and own. I've had it now for around 18 months and going strong.

I have a few small things to sort out however, and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction please?

No doubt someone on here has a solution and probably already posted about it, so apologies in advance for the potential repetition. If there are posts already, would it be possible to show me where please?

So, without further ado, any information is greatly appreciated!

1. I need a new rear wiper blade. I got the front ones from Halfords, nice an easy, however they said that rear ones are scarce and only from FIAT. Is this the case? Do I have to replace the whole rear unit, or are replacement blades available for the 100HP please?

2. When I start the car, and only upon turning the ignition, on a cold/damp morning, there is sometimes a little odd noise. A slightly high pitched graunch, if that makes any sense?! Any ideas? Newly appeared.

3. The FIAT badges on the wheels have faded. At least the red background has. Is there a way of replacing them?

4. One of the rear numberplate lights appears to need a new bulb. Does anyone happen to know a) how to fit one and b) where to buy one from please?

5. Both of the front metal wiper prongs are corroding. I've seen that a few breakers yards may supply them on eBay. Where is best to buy and fit new ones please? Would a FIAT main dealer be able to help out, or is there a more cost effective way please?

So there we have it, a list of some tiny little things that seemingly drew Google blanks. Thank you!
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Re: Fiat Panda 100HP Advice - I'm New Around Here

1 I always use the best old front to cut a "new" rear. It slides out and in.

2 ?

3 Buy new ones from E-Bay.

4 Check the manual. Buy from Hellfrauds or whatever.

5 Take them off. Sand and spray zincspray followed by black. Put them on again.

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Re: Fiat Panda 100HP Advice - I'm New Around Here

As per Jeroens post - but have a good scout through ebay listings for number 5 first - I managed to grab a pair of unmarked front wiper arms from a 2011 Active for under 20 posted. Same size and fitment as the 100HP
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Lights are easy. Just push the covers one side and out. Then replace bulbs. The bulbs type is in the manual. Take a minutes
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