Register Login
endrop - for all your online needs
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-03-2015   #1
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Dashboard control lights - advice required

Iím hoping someone can help with a really simple query. Two weeks ago I bought a 2009 Fiat Panda Active Eco. There was no socket to plug in my sat-nav so today I have had a 12v socket installed at my local Fiat dealer. So far so good, but on the way home I noticed that all the lights were lit up on the buttons for the fog light, city steering, hazard lights and rear window heater, and also the electric windows, (but not on the controls for the fan/heater). I donít remember any of these lights being on constantly before and I thought that they were only supposed to come on when the headlights were turned on. I have not had the car for long enough to be certain that I'm right and wondered if someone with a similar vehicle could tell me if their instrument lights are on all the time, or do they just come on when you turn on the headlights. I think the garage may have muddled the electrics whilst installing the socket but wanted to confirm before I go back to complain. Thanks in anticipation.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

PandaBetty is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-03-2015   #2
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Dashboard control lights - advice required

Hi mate, doesn't sound good. But also doesn't sound bad or irreversible.

Good luck on getting it sorted. Let us know how you get on.

Cheers
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

pandadog is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 12-03-2015   #3
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Dashboard control lights - advice required

Quote Originally Posted by pandadog View Post
Hi mate, doesn't sound good. But also doesn't sound bad or irreversible.

Good luck on getting it sorted. Let us know how you get on.

Cheers
Thanks for the sympathy. It's not the end of the world, but it's just bugging me having all those little orange lights winking at me when I'm sure they should be off! I'm convinced the garage will tell me that they are supposed to be on anyway even if they're not, so thought I'd see if anyone could confirm that theirs do all stay off when the headlights/sidelights are not in use.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

PandaBetty is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 22-03-2015   #4
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 72
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Dashboard control lights - advice required

My leccy window switches were always lit up so long as the ignition was on, can't remember about the other lights. Think they were too though, mine was only a Dynamic so there were a few blanks there. I sometimes caught a glimpse of it and thought it odd that they were wired that way. My car was an 09 too, though I'm sure my 05 was the same.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides


Last edited by HHR; 22-03-2015 at 01:01.
HHR is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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
(G) 1971 Lusso, dashboard control questions. Pete145 500 (Classic) 8 08-06-2014 18:33
Advice required please Mogose Newbie Central 0 16-12-2008 12:52
(G) Some advice required! Thanks Shminkypinky Stilo 5 13-10-2007 13:23
(G) Dashboard lights, Dim lights and Back lights heavybds Punto (Mk2/2b) 2 04-08-2006 20:24
(T) Dashboard dimmer control - output? Paul_Caruso Bravo / Brava 3 05-09-2004 00:22