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Old 15-04-2019   #16
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The car is a 66 plate, date of 1st reg is Feb 1 2017 but I don't know when it was actually made. I found the TPMS button, never thinking to look there! Bliss, a clear dashboard with no errors!

The larger bracket may well stretch, I did think that when I was underneath and I was pleased to see the three studs for the winder mech.
I'm on £20 VED but then yours is a 90PS engine so the g/km maybe a notch higher?

I'll measure the brackets for you Peter - next post 😊

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Hi, thanks for the photos - I can tell your that your layout IS the old type and the standard winder will fit. The V brackets are fine on mine and youalways have to either stretch or compress them slightly to match the holes. I have 4 studs in a rectangular shape where your 3 stud triangle is and there are studs on mine where there are holes in yours each side. The design changed in Jan 2017 apparently and my car was registered in March 2017 (£30 road tax) so I think maybe your car was made BEFORE Jan 17 if my info correct?

Will check my steering hose - thanks for info on that. I had a S/S button like yours on my 14 plater but the new one doesnt have it and there is a tyre symbol button on bottom row next to rear fog light button. I gave that a long press and it reset. Its shown on page 51 of my manual but the manual wrongly describes reset procedure as part of main menu and it isnt!
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I am glad you sorted your Indirect TPMS - am glad they binned the wheel sensor system as those sensors are £35 a wheel and play up!

I have 15" alloys and a 15" steel spare but if you have 16" alloys then you simply use 15" steel spare with 65 profile tyre on it as its the same diameter.

I was told by a Fiat parts bloke that the design of the wheel carrier changed in Jan 2017 but he couldnt get a picture of it as my car didnt have a spare wheel!

You are lucky not to have this hassle - I think there is a way to fit it and I have an old carrier thats spare to try out. I got a template of the 4 holes with a bit of cardboard and when compared to the carrier flange holes, the holes need to be elongated and the third hole will be redundant.

I intend to have a go tomorrow and will let you know how i get on!

If my car was manufactured in Jan 17 then it was probably made to order i would think.
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Well I got the blooming carrier fitted but had to hack off the side flange strengthening fins and drilled 2 new holes as well as elongate the other 2 original holes. The 3rd hole is redundant and the carrier is off centre by about 15mm so tyre doesnt go as high as it should but isnt wobbly. I tried to take pics but dark under car. have found a few 17 platers that are 2016 manufactured so mine if definitely a 2017 manufactured vehicle.

Re steering hose issue - was it on drivers side as per photo attached?
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What a fag - why did they have to change the winder mount? Just NO point at all!!!

I don't know where the pipe split on the steering escapade, nor if it was a rigid or a flexi. Must have been o/s as that's where the mess is on the garage floor and the drive shaft region underneath.

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Well I got the blooming carrier fitted but had to hack off the side flange strengthening fins and drilled 2 new holes as well as elongate the other 2 original holes. The 3rd hole is redundant and the carrier is off centre by about 15mm so tyre doesnt go as high as it should but isnt wobbly. I tried to take pics but dark under car. have found a few 17 platers that are 2016 manufactured so mine if definitely a 2017 manufactured vehicle.

Re steering hose issue - was it on drivers side as per photo attached?
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Thanks for reply - did you note the rust on driveshaft? - same both sides on mine. I am tyring to find a fiorino van or qubo post 2017 with spare wheel fitted so that I can give the reg to fiat parts who can then get an image and part number. I am sure they did this to stop people getting old ones off ebay.

The Trekking always had a spare as standard so they have just cut costs. It is only £90 or so for the complete spare wheel kit if pre ordered before registration but afterwards as in my case as second owner that price would at least treble!

I wish I didnt like Qubo`s as Fiat are pretty unhelpful but the Qubo cars are great and the 1.3 engine is punchy and better than the 1.6 Pug diesel.
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I can't remember seeing rusty driveshafts though on the last Qubo they were - also I had a flat tyre on the way home from buying the last one (from S Wales to Sheffield) and the guys I got towed to (Kwik-Fit I think) in Solihull or somewhere had to take a rubber sledgehammer to the wheel to get it off the rear hub - lot of surface rust underneath like it had been driven on a beach or maybe salty roads and never pressure washed?

I was looking at spec on the Trekking today (yours as in a facelift model) and it says the radio has a CD player! True/False? Also you get Cruise Control as standard. I had that as an option on my Fiorino and it was magic. Took the shroud off the steering column to look for the correct plug on the loom but was disappointed on this one. Such a shame it's not retro-fittable (using the Fiat system). Did you also get the satnav with yours and do you like it? Eventually got a windscreen mount for my Blue & Me TomTom and it's really low down in front of me so perhaps even better placing than the 68R socket I used to have in the middle tray.

I deliberately put on the local radio station to hear the traffic news this afternoon at the allotted time and the volume went up when it came on as it should, had it automatically switched over but despite the TA being activated on the unit I NEVER get interrupted by traffic reports where on the older radio it was all the time with stations far and wide. Don't know what's wrong with this unit. Do you think I'd get it swapped on a warranty call?

£90 for a full-size wheel with tyre, scissor jack, winder, wheel brace, bag and the underbody wheel mount setup is SO CHEAP compared to buying all the component parts! Makes a complete nonsense of the spares prices doesn't it..
I paid the £90 on my Fiorino.


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Thanks for reply - did you note the rust on driveshaft? - same both sides on mine. I am trying to find a Fiorino van or Qubo post 2017 with spare wheel fitted so that I can give the reg to Fiat parts who can then get an image and part number. I am sure they did this to stop people getting old ones off ebay.

The Trekking always had a spare as standard so they have just cut costs. It is only £90 or so for the complete spare wheel kit if pre ordered before registration but afterwards as in my case as second owner that price would at least treble!

I wish I didnt like Qubo`s as Fiat are pretty unhelpful but the Qubo cars are great and the 1.3 engine is punchy and better than the 1.6 Pug diesel.
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There is no sat nav or CD player on mine - think its an upgrade option rather than standard but to be honest, I have a portable satnav which I like. I miss not having a CD player but on the plus side, you can load up a micro SD card with music and its hidden behind the flap nice and neatly. Disappointing display as only shows music folders and not album covers like android systems do.

I have cruise control - never had it before, gave it a try on an A road and found it unnerving. May be better on a motorway!
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