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Old 25-06-2007   #46
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re: Stilo Hidden Features

I've discovered two hidden features this week.
If you engage reverse, and then turn the rear wiper on then off, it stays on until you disengage reverse. Then, it stops.

The other feature I found last night: pulling the handbrake lever disengages the cruise control

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Old 26-06-2007   #47
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Quote Originally Posted by Kieran83 View Post
Did you have the front wipers on at the same time? it automatically turns the rear wiper on when you select reverse until you go back into neutral or select another gear
I knew about that but no, that wasn't what I meant.

I didn't have the front wipers on (I find that when I do, the rear wiper usually doesn't go when in reverse, because the front wipers are rain-sensing so the rear wiper only 'fires' if the front wipers are actually wiping when I select reverse.)

Now, let's say it's not raining, so the front wipers are not on, and the rear screen is covered in water after being parked. You start reversing (the rear wiper is off) and then you switch the rear wiper ON, then OFF. It continues to wipe until you select a forward gear, when it stops. This is all without turning the front wipers on! Clever, don't you think?

As for the handbrake disengaging the cruise control, yes, I was wondering if I could pull a handbrake turn at a constant speed, but no...

I suspect that the handbrake also overrides the ESP braking, since it seems to do handbrake turns really well with absolutely no attempt made by the ESP to correct it.

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Old 31-07-2007   #48
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I had my stilo for 2 months before I found that the dash above the glove box flipped up to show a cool box with int's own AC on off button to keep drinks etc cool. AC ONLY MODELS I THINK, any one else no know about this?
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Old 12-08-2007   #49
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Quote Originally Posted by coyotes_uk View Post
The upper glove box was an amazing revelation for me!
I found something else this week (after a year of ownership)... If you press the 'front screen demist' button, so that it ramps up the fan, switches on the aircon, heated rear window comes on etc. (I knew this) but - did you know that it cancels itself after about 10 minutes and everything goes back to normal... now that's clever, less buttons to have to push...

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Do we all know that under the drivers side mats (both of them) is a little compartment for hiding keys and money etc?
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you can leave you lights on and just take the key out and they go off, i love this in winter, never forget to put them on!
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Quote Originally Posted by Dave Matthews View Post
Do we all know that under the drivers side mats (both of them) is a little compartment for hiding keys and money etc?
this is just designed for access to the chassis number isnt it?
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Quote Originally Posted by Argonought View Post
Depends on relative position compared to car.

Very weak from the rear but seems to be at its best from above.

Quite impressive when in the office above the car park and you're able to shut the sky-roof
Dont know if any one remebers top gear with the key fob to the head test, its actually reaches double the distance if you put your key to your head and look at the car , try it!!!
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Quote Originally Posted by mrHammy View Post
Dont know if any one remebers top gear with the key fob to the head test, its actually reaches double the distance if you put your key to your head and look at the car , try it!!!
Tried it, and yes it does god knows what its does to your brain like though
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just found out that you can adjust the armrest.
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Re: Stilo Hidden Features

The reason this works is that your skeleton acts as a larger transmission aerial. It doesn't have to be your head, hold it against any large bone mass e.g. skull, elbow, knee cap etc. It also increases your chances of opening the car if the remote control battery is almost flat.

I used the technique many times when I worked for the AA but it only works for cars with radio signal remote controls not for infra red ones.

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Dont know how common it is,but I have black blinds between the rear seats and the metal parcel shelf holder,fiat dealer said he had never seen them before.
Has everyone got these and the dealer does not know his own cars.
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they are not sun blinds,if I push the rear seats forward towards the front seats there are black blinds that extend from the parcel shelf to the rear seats so the extended boot is covered for security,he said never seen it before but to me its a fairly obvious design to me.
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Re: Stilo Hidden Features

Quote Originally Posted by mrapriliafalco View Post
they are not sun blinds,if I push the rear seats forward towards the front seats there are black blinds that extend from the parcel shelf to the rear seats so the extended boot is covered for security,he said never seen it before but to me its a fairly obvious design to me.
Yes; that's a completely standard feature on all 5 doors (due to sliding rear seats) and I think the MW has an even fancier design.
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I like the way the wipers come on for a while after you use the washer jets but stop for a period to let the windscreen dry slightly, then wipe once more
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