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Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!
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Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Hello,

A fairly common problem on the Punto Mk2 is the interior fan not working when the fan control nob is turned. If instead, your sidelights come on, then this guide is for you!!

This is a 10 min job to fix, and all you will require is a small peice of wire, a stanley knife or wire stripper, soldering iron and solder (optional).


First thing to do is to remove the felt cover at the top of the passenger footwell. This is done by pulling out the two plastic push fit clips

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This will reveal the interior fan and motor assembly.

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Look to the left of the fan/motor assembly, and you will see a black wiring multi-plug
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With your wire cutter/stipper, stip away a small amount of the insulation on the black wire either side of the electrical multi-plug. Then, simply bridge the connector with your new peice of wire as below.
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Make sure that you then use some shrink wrap or electrical tape to cover up the bare joints.

Test, and fingers crossed, problem solved!!


Hope that helps,
Alan
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

So basicly it comes down to bad ground in the connector?
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Hi mate,

Yes. It doesnt handle the load very well and normaly melts. There are several ways of going about fixing it, but the above is the most simple and quickest. You coould also make your own upgraded connector block if you so wished.

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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

people will still post up this question however good that there is somewhere to link their post to....beats going outside in cold with phone camera
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

wondered why my heater wasnt working,looked today and its the same prob with the wire burning out, lovely job chaps yet again
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

What a star you are - all done and working fine.

THANK YOU.

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Nice one

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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

thanks worked fine !!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Could this also have an effect on my wipers?
As both seem not to work at the same time
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Hi, I had this problem, I went under the passanger footwell and it seems a connector with blue wires had been disconnected... I simply went under with no experience or knowledge, not even read this properly...just looking a tthe pictures! and I saw it was unplugged!

GOOD work on the pictures and thanks for the advice...

Just to clarify how I fixed my problem...

A connector with blue wires had been disconnected on the back left hand side.. I reconnected it and bam the blowers are working!
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

wait, my problem was that the blowers where not working... I was redirected here from a topic with a different heading sorry for the confusion but still great work! HELPED me on a different subject
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

is this the same on 2000 1.2? cos the pics look slightly different to what mine looks like!
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

is this the same for a P reg mk1 as i curently have no heater fan or wipers thanks mark
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heater blowers ???

alan, does this solution to the fan problem also work on the grande puto 56 plate as i've been having the same problem but not the side lights coming on, eddie hayden.
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Re: Mk2 - My sidelights come on instead of my interior fan!!!

Hello to all,

I have the same problem with my Fiat Punto 2003 16v.

The blower motor was intermittent - and now it stopped working.

The sidelights are working just fine.

I cold follow the steps described on this topic to fix it but the problem is that

i cant find the black wiring multi-plug. Is it possible that i don't have one ?

If it helps answering my question i can take some photos and post them here.

Many thanks in advance
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