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Old 02-01-2012   #1
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No dashboard power

New Battery about 3 weeks ago all working fine. Today no dashboard working, no lights on it, fuel gauge, temp, etc.

All other electrics fine, electric windows, lights etc.

Any ideas what it cold be, clock on dash only thing on shows 12:00.

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Re: No dashboard power

Clock still working and yellow air bag off sign showing (it is turned off) but nothing else on dash...any ideas?
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Re: No dashboard power

I have had a searched around other posts about Stilo dash failure and seems a few things it could be. Is it likely now the clock has dissapeared on the dash, all that remains is the yellow passenger airbag light that my new battery is to blame as I have seen posts that say the car shuts stuff down? I'll try to get to a garage this week as no idea what wrong.
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Re: No dashboard power

Sounds very much like your dash has died, although mine did use to work when it felt like it but then i picked up a new one on ebay.

These can be repaired i believe and i think there have been posts lately.
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Do you mean co. like this on ebay, are they any good? Are there others?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fiat-Stilo...item5d31a85d0f
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Re: No dashboard power

used car properly for first time in a week, after 40 mins driving dash all came on ! Does this mean new battery under powered ? 50 ah came out new one is 45 and was recommended as ok by car parts 4u
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Re: No dashboard power

I have a 60A in my 1.6 and would rather have bought a 74A.
Edit: My dashboardproblems would vanish after the circuitboard warmed up during a longer trip. The only thing that solved my problem was a "new" prefacelift Abarthcluster I'm a happy camper now

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Re: No dashboard power

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used car properly for first time in a week, after 40 mins driving dash all came on ! Does this mean new battery under powered ? 50 ah came out new one is 45 and was recommended as ok by car parts 4u
a 45Ah battery is definately too small for a Stilo - a 74 Ah fits in the battery tray and is the better choise, i guess your electric power steering will switch off rather quickly because of voltage dropping....
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Re: No dashboard power

I take it from this it may not be the battery then? Are you saying could still be the dash that needs replacing eventually as 40 mins into dirve dash all came on which follows the circuit warming up theory too?

Off to garage Friday to see if they know. Problem is seems to be a few things highlighted on here as potential issues.

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Not looking good car left 5 hrs between using yesterday and dash fine. 2 hours driving in total.

Over night, not used for about 12 hours, dash dead again except for clock and airbag light. Is this now very likely new dash needed and not battery power ?

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Re: No dashboard power

I have my money on the instrumentcluster.
Still the battery could (and probably will) cause other problems.

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Re: No dashboard power

All websites recommended a 44ah or 45ah battery for my 1.4 Stilo. I tried at least 5 and they all quoted the same size.

I think the garage will advise a more powerful one too, like everyone here!

Will a Fiat indy garage likely source me a reconditioned dash? I presume that will cost me less than 200? What does a new one cost?

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Re: No dashboard power

i can help you with a reconditioned instrument cluster - please send PM for details....
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PM sent - please specify your engine and cluster version (black scaling ? max. rpm + miles indication?)
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Re: No dashboard power

Yellow Stilo, are your speedo's using KPH or MPH?
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