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Old 17-11-2006   #16
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

I also have the 'shopping bag hook' in the boot. It's under the left rear shelf support. I test-drove a different 3-dr Abarth of the previous year to mine, and it had a 12V power socket there. I wonder if the wires are nearby, it would be a convenient source for a (low-power) subwoofer amp. Maybe the socket was only fitted to the versions with the tyre sealant/compressor instead of a spare wheel?

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Talking re: Stilo Hidden Features

Here's a feature for Arbarths with flappy paddles (and obligatory cruise control)...after cruising at , say 70 (with cruise control ), on a dual carriageway, encounter a roundabout change down to 2nd, start accelerating hard out of the RB keep in auto mode and immediately hit resume on the cruise then take feet off and watch it continue to accelerate and also change gear by itself quickly back up to 70 again......obviously won't work (properly) with non selespeed versions!!! mind you sometimes this seems to overstretch the computers brain as the cruise then sometimes stops working (but works again once you have stopped and restarted at the end of your journey)

The option to have the navigation directions on the panel between the speedo and rev counter works well (and you can switch the bright main navigation screen off by pressing and holding down the top left button - system still works.

Have some fun with the voice activated navigation system........pre-set up for your likely destination for voice control and then give a friend a lift and they sometimes think that the navigation system has recognised your destination simply by you aksing for it.....little do they know you had already set it up!

Great fun....

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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by arbarth

The option to have the navigation directions on the panel between the speedo and rev counter works well


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Is this limited to the coloured panels which were on the slightly older Stilo models? Or do these navigation directions also appear on the standard LCD panel too? I've not been able to find any option to display nav directions on the main dial dash!
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

One for the obscure features...if you unlock on the key remote and don't open a door within a few seconds, it relocks again. This can be very puzzling until you discover it in the manual...

But - no oil level sensor. Or is there?

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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by puntodeltathema
...if you unlock on the key remote and don't open a door within a few seconds, it relocks again. This can be very puzzling until you discover it in the manual...
Good security feature though

Quote Quote:
But - no oil level sensor. Or is there?
I thought all Stilos had this
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

only the JTD's have oil level sensors that come up when starting the car i think
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

On the Arbarth display between the speedo and rev counter there is the option to display an LCD version of an oil temp and oil pressure gauges ..... but I can't understand the way they work.....totally unclear (to me) what they are saying......
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by arbarth
totally unclear (to me) what they are saying......
I have this on constantly.

https://www.fiatforum.com/attachment...7&d=1098639747

The left one is oil pressure - normally, all 6 bars are full up [unlike the picture, due to engine being off] although it may drop occassionally at idle.

The right one is the oil temperature - I tend to find it settles in the middle, so 3 left bars full, 3 right bars empty.
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by Argonought
I never realized

How strange that only the JTD has such a feature considering they hardly use any oil (at least mine doesn't)
And the JTD/Mutlijet lost the feature during the 2004 facelift (according to the manual), so my 2005 Multijet don't have it
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Quote Originally Posted by Athos
Just found this on Sunday while traveling with wife and Mother in law:

When Schumy reaches 200 KPH an alarm sounds and a message apears at central LCD: you passed speed limit!

And passengers bring hell to inside of the car!!

Dont you have the option to set that speed limiter to a speed of your choice?? think i can in the "my car" options.

Not really a 'hidden feature' as it's blatently obvious, but i like the fact that if you've been driving in the rain with the wipers on, when you come to park and put it in reverse, the rear wiper comes on untill you take it out of reverse.
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tried the follow me home thing today for the first time, that is great

didnt realise but you need the engine off for it to work, but i think its got to be the best graphic on the little dashboard screen thing
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Yes, I love the picture of the house... mainly the way that the car is bigger than the house and more accurately-drawn, I feel that it summarises my priorities perfectly

Also PNL will be relieved that the car in the picture has neither three nor five doors

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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Hidden features? Well, there's the secret menus that the car has for starters. Maybe I should start a "Did you know?" thread.

For example, did you know that when you press the footbrake, the 3rd centre light will come on before the other two? More noticable in the older Stilo's than the newer ones (as updated Body Computers got faster).

Did you know, that with your parking lights on, moving the indicator stalk to the left or right positions will turn off that side's sidelights?

Did you know, that if communications between the rain/light sensor are lost, the car engages default mode, blocks the headlights ON and reverts to a standard intermittent wiper program?

Did you know, if your car is in reverse and you have reversing sensors, you can actually hear the ultrasound waves being emitted?

Did you know, that if your remote batteries run low, the car will tell you to change them?

Can't think of anymore, will let you know if I do .
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Maybe not a hidden feature as such - but I believe the air temperature sensor is on the underside of the drivers door mirror..........

Can anyone tell me where the microphone is for the connect nav 'phone.....I can't figure out where it is hidden?

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re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by arbarth
Can anyone tell me where the microphone is for the connect nav 'phone.....I can't figure out where it is hidden?
Centre roof console (looks like a speaker grill)
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