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Old 15-01-2011   #16
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That's good news

I just deleted my initial message asking about the switches as i was going to post it in your thread that has the photos in of the car - i read this thread first & just posted in here, but then thought i'd sneakily move it to another thread, not expecting anyone else to be awake

Anyway, glad it's all good so far. Long may it continue. My parents have been making a couple of noises about looking at an Evo, so i'm gonna be watching this section like a hawk - am abit nervous because the Grande Puntos isn't known for its bullet proof build!
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Fair comment about the Grande Punto.

If anyone on here knows about this boot light thing, let me know!
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Fair comment about the Grande Punto.

If anyone on here knows about this boot light thing, let me know!
They just seem shocking. I know people generally visit a forum more when something goes wrong than when it's all going fine, but there just seems to be problem after problem in the Grande Puntos section. Thankfully the Evo section seems to be better so far.

I think with the boot light, it should come on just from opening the boot. Maybe theyve not fitted or removed the bulb. Might be something done at the docks rather than the factory. Failing that, could they have put a light unit in the boot by mistake. I dunno if all Evos have boot lights, so maybe it should be a blank panel?
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Yeah boot light should come on when you open the boot (well on the sporting anyway), you could check the bulb & the fuse other than that get the garage to check it out.
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Just checked the light assembly. It's all wired up (thought maybe I had a dummy faceplate!) and there's a bulb in. But it doesn't come on when I open the boot. I have tried swapping the bulb with one from above the registration plate which I knew was working and that didn't work either. The bulb that was in the boot that would not come on worked fine when I put it in the registration plate connector.

So, wiring or fuse then. I'll get the dealer to take a look.
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They just seem shocking. I know people generally visit a forum more when something goes wrong than when it's all going fine, but there just seems to be problem after problem in the Grande Puntos section. Thankfully the Evo section seems to be better so far.

I think with the boot light, it should come on just from opening the boot. Maybe theyve not fitted or removed the bulb. Might be something done at the docks rather than the factory. Failing that, could they have put a light unit in the boot by mistake. I dunno if all Evos have boot lights, so maybe it should be a blank panel?
Grande's are getting older now tbh, i'm sure problems will dominate discussions, but yeah the Evo has only had 2 disasters so far which'd be MrBoney's headgasket problem (fixed) and mjt's deciding it likes oil rather than petrol (car replaced) - both storys i'd hope were just 1-hit wonders.

Only real problem Evo's have is cubby holes (might be fixed on 60s?) and misting lights on some which im not sure is a real problem or not atm.
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Grande's are getting older now tbh, i'm sure problems will dominate discussions, but yeah the Evo has only had 2 disasters so far which'd be MrBoney's headgasket problem (fixed) and mjt's deciding it likes oil rather than petrol (car replaced) - both storys i'd hope were just 1-hit wonders.

Only real problem Evo's have is cubby holes (might be fixed on 60s?) and misting lights on some which im not sure is a real problem or not atm.
Fiat assured me that my 'smoke problem' was most definitely a one off. So much so, they still have no idea what the hell happened!

As for the cubby hole issue, that was one of the first things I checked on my replacement GP and I have to say, so far, so VERY good. Fingers crossed it stays that way. AND, best of all, NO SMOKE

Not had any misting in the light fittings so far, other than a bit in the registration plate lenses, but they aren't even visible. I only saw it when I checked the bulb from my boot in one of them to see if it was faulty as my boot light isn't functioning.
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Fiat assured me that my 'smoke problem' was most definitely a one off. So much so, they still have no idea what the hell happened!

As for the cubby hole issue, that was one of the first things I checked on my replacement GP and I have to say, so far, so VERY good. Fingers crossed it stays that way. AND, best of all, NO SMOKE

Not had any misting in the light fittings so far, other than a bit in the registration plate lenses, but they aren't even visible. I only say it when I checked the bulb from my boot in one of them to see if it was faulty as my boot light isn't functioning.
I've got abit of misting in rear lights + alittle in front lights, but the weather has been paticularly horrible recently so im not too worried, its due for its first service soon so when i take it in if im still getting misting i'll point it out & get all the minor problems sorted before the first years out.

I'm sure after the first year i'm going to start getting "This isnt covered by the 2nd year warranty..." lines
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Best to play it safe, especially as it's your car and your money!
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