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andrew pickavance, Merseyside

Fiat Punto

Why wont my car go into gear with the engine on its fine with the engine off

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Hi Mate, sorry I don't have a answer to your question, but could I ask what the problem was? I'm having a similar problem. Rob from Merseyside

Hi Mate, sorry I don't have a answer to your question, but could I ask what the problem was? I'm having a similar problem. Rob from Merseyside

Submitted: 21/05/2014 17:08:13 | ID: 95861

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L.Pearce, West Sussex

Fiat Grande Punto

Where are the fuses apart from the box next to the battery also obd2 connection on grande punto 2006 1.4 16v sporting. The information in the handbook is completely wrong. With thanks. where are the fuses

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For fuse left side of the Glow box compartment and obd2 drivers side bottom of the menu and fog light buttons Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 26/04/2015 02:31:34 | ID: 115253

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mark, Powys

Fiat Grande Punto

After deployed passenger side airbag and steering one replaced whole dashboard including the airbags only fault showing on dash is airbag failure see owners handbook. Been on diagnostic all faults cleared but airbag failure see owners handbook see there. No airbag lights at all. And sometimes radiator temp fluid stop the engine saying on the dashboard what could be this problem? Thank you

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Firmware or software update by fiat cure your problem as well as radiator temp fluid problem. Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 08/06/2015 18:58:11 | ID: 116969

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Sumit Simlai , India

Fiat Grande Punto

Hi My variant is Emotion Pack 2009 model, 1.4 petrol. Just a small problem yet a significant one. The cigarette lighter stopped charging my mobile. Tried another charger, same issue. Strangely, the orange light bulb comes on every now and then still won't charge. Any help? Regards Sumit

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Check the fuse may needs changing Mark from Greater Manchester

Check the fuse may needs changing Mark from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 22/06/2015 15:55:55 | ID: 117546

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Eddie, Merseyside

Fiat Doblo

my doblo 1.9 diesel has gone into limp mode the engine has just been changed Anybody know the reason For this

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Its a faulty engine. Jimmy from Sligo

Its a faulty engine. Jimmy from Sligo

Submitted: 27/03/2015 13:25:29 | ID: 113940

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Michael Wood, Herefordshire

Fiat Ducato Maxi 2005

Problem with cruise control. Does not operate, just suddenly stopped working. It no longer displays itself on dashboard when attempting made to operate it but does initially display when ignition is switched on. Checked the fuse, it is OK. The vehicle is a Burstner Motorhome, fitted with the 2.8 diesel engine and the factory fitted cruise control on the steering wheel. Are there other fuses or connections to be checked?

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Check brake light circuits, it could be a fuse or bulb. Also check any brake wear indication. I’ve just had a system fitted to mine (5 months ago). One morning it wouldn’t work, I rang the supplier/installer and they said to check brakes for any faults as this is a safety feature. Mine was a rear brake light connection shorting Kev from England

I seem to have a similar problem: Fiat Ducato 2.8 in a 2005 Hymer motorhome. All brake lights and cruise control all stopped working at once. Where is the fuse for the brake lights? Is there a relay which could have broken, and if so which one? I've found a fuse box under the bonnet, and another in the Elektroblok in the cab. No obvious blown fuses in either, well, none labelled "brake lights". The brake light switch on the pedal seems to be ok - there are 4 wires from the switch: two thick (brakelights?) and two thin (cruise control?). When you press the pedal, the thick ones connect and the thin ones disconnect. The opposite when you release the pedal. Probably not a bulb because all brake lights have gone. How would I trace a short circuit in the brake light circuit? Nick from Somerset

I seem to have a similar problem: Fiat Ducato 2.8 in a 2005 Hymer motorhome. All brake lights and cruise control all stopped working at once. Where is the fuse for the brake lights? Is there a relay which could have broken, and if so which one? I've found a fuse box under the bonnet, and another in the Elektroblok in the cab. No obvious blown fuses in either, well, none labelled "brake lights". The brake light switch on the pedal seems to be ok - there are 4 wires from the switch: two thick (brakelights?) and two thin (cruise control?). When you press the pedal, the thick ones connect and the thin ones disconnect. The opposite when you release the pedal. Probably not a bulb because all brake lights have gone. How would I trace a short circuit in the brake light circuit? Nick from Somerset

Submitted: 14/02/2011 11:26:08 | ID: 68453

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kayla vautier, South Yorkshire

Fiat Ducato

Hi, I have a Fiat ducato 1998 and when it has even left over night or for more then 6 hours it struggles to start, the battery is fine and it sounds as though it does want to turn over but it struggles, and when it does a cloud of white smoke comes out. Is this the glow plugs?

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If the car / van is having trouble to start it points to a glow plug down, It is advisable to change the 4 at the same time, false economy to replace just the faulty one. Trebor from Lancashire

There isn't four glow plugs on a 2.5 Fiat Ducato engine 1998. There is only one. Which the engine doesn't need to use eighty percent of the time - only in the coldest weather will it activate. Add a good quality additive to the diesel fuel plus a cleaner to blow out the injectors. Or replace or tune the injectors. Replace the fuel filter and the air filter. Brian Noble from Carmarthenshire

Submitted: 12/05/2015 15:36:53 | ID: 115943

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Nathan Millward, Lancashire

Fiat Punto 2008

When I turn my interior heater on my radio and 18v doesn’t work and when I turn it off they come back on. Wondering if it’s something simple as I don’t have time to get to an auto electrician anytime soon!

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Fiat Punto 2006 I have a problem with my fait, While I was driving it went into limp mode and the engine light game on. What could be the problem.Thanks Susan from South Africa

Fiat Punto 2006 I have a problem with my fait, While I was driving it went into limp mode and the engine light game on. What could be the problem.Thanks Susan from South Africa

Submitted: 09/01/2013 10:39:13 | ID: 67550

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Vassilis Chalkias, Greece

Fiat Stilo 2003

I have a Fiat Stilo Dynamic 1.6 and at irregular moments the engine stops even while I am driving and I have to turn it off and then on again to get it started. First time it happened I was on a high speed motorway. Three mechanics and two electricians cannot find what is wrong. Any ideas? (dynamic)

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I've had my stilo for four years, and she's certainly is a learning curve lol. Brilliant daily drive, but is riddled with electrical faults. A) loose connection, immobiliser... Christmas tree lights... Had to fit a new ECU B) Air bag lights on... Relays are under passengers seat... Had these sensors reseated and installed correctly C) loosing power and going into limp mode... Lamba and crank sensors replaced D) Cutting out at junctions, poor performance... This was a biggie, and all down to Mechanic not fitting my timing belt using the correct fiat tool! Drove it for a year in that state. Had it replaced and drives brilliantly. E) Wipper arm broke whilst on duel carriage way... Got it pinned and soldered F) Lost all indicators and wiper actions.... Had switch motors in stalk replaced G) Brake lights staying on... Faulty brake switch under brake peddle H) False error readings on rear lights... When I close the boot, the vibration knocks my cluster out.. So have to go into the boot to reseat them I) Latest problem, been on for 7 days.. ABS and ARS lights... No faults in reader, in garage as I'm writing changing my tyres over to summers.. Will check if brake dust is causing error... Will let you know our come Victoria from Yorkshire

I've had my stilo for four years, and she's certainly is a learning curve lol. Brilliant daily drive, but is riddled with electrical faults. A) loose connection, immobiliser... Christmas tree lights... Had to fit a new ECU B) Air bag lights on... Relays are under passengers seat... Had these sensors reseated and installed correctly C) loosing power and going into limp mode... Lamba and crank sensors replaced D) Cutting out at junctions, poor performance... This was a biggie, and all down to Mechanic not fitting my timing belt using the correct fiat tool! Drove it for a year in that state. Had it replaced and drives brilliantly. E) Wipper arm broke whilst on duel carriage way... Got it pinned and soldered F) Lost all indicators and wiper actions.... Had switch motors in stalk replaced G) Brake lights staying on... Faulty brake switch under brake peddle H) False error readings on rear lights... When I close the boot, the vibration knocks my cluster out.. So have to go into the boot to reseat them I) Latest problem, been on for 7 days.. ABS and ARS lights... No faults in reader, in garage as I'm writing changing my tyres over to summers.. Will check if brake dust is causing error... Will let you know our come Victoria from Yorkshire

Submitted: 29/08/2013 10:49:31 | ID: 91077

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Anthony, Stockton-on-Tees

Fiat Ducato

My van is motor home can any body tell me the locations of the main battery and the leisure battery please

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2006 on , It is under the passengers feet. Jerome from Ireland

Submitted: 10/04/2015 21:22:43 | ID: 114559

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Chris, Suffolk

Fiat Scudo

My Scudo starts and drives well when cold. If you stop it for over an hour it will start fine again, but if you drive and it reaches normal running temp then you stop for less than 10 mins and try to start again it will start, splutter and stall 8 - 10 times or until you switch off. Leave it 15 mins then try again and it starts first time with no problem. Any suggestions?

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I had exactly the same thing. I'd had a new EGR but it needed programming of sorts to learn the engine's settings. Odd that it doesn't workk straight out of the box. So maybe EGR fault? I hope this helps. Alfie from Devon

Submitted: 19/02/2015 20:24:39 | ID: 111922

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Matt Downes, Ireland

Fiat Ducato 2007

Hi, I have an 07 Fiat Ducato 100 multijet. When I start it it cuts out again. I restart it and it might stay running for a minute and then will cut out. When I`m driving it will lose power (cuts out) and the only way of getting power back is to turn off the ignition and back on again. Fault code stored is p0600, K line fault. The van has always been hunting up and down from nearly new, so I had fitted a new egr valve but it still was the same. The ECU had water in it but there were no signs of damage or corrosion in it. I have dried out the ecu and left in hot press for a week but it is still the same. Has anyone seen this before or is this a common fault? (100)

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Hi Matt, have had the same problem with my 07 Ducato for the last 2 years, have replaced 2 egr valves and mass air flow sensor but problem lies with wiring loom around that area, any luck with yours? John Noone from Ireland

I’ve had this problem for 3 years with a Fiat 2006 jtd. Checked by Fiat service and an reputable independent auto electrician with no satisfactory outcome or code number. Same cure - switch off and on - presumably this resets the ECU - very hairy at night or in difficult circumstances. Potentially very expensive to pay for unsuccessful investigations!! I’ll watch this space with interest Mike Black from Yorkshire

Hi, I had this problem with my 08 100 multijet . Turned out to be the fuel filter. It was very dirty, probably never changed from new. So cheap to fix it might be worth a try. Hope this helps. Bob from Buckinghamshire

Hi there, I’ve been working on a friend’s Multijet Ducato 2007 3.0 for a year now, I’m an auto electrical tech and usually find problems quite fast, even having repaired ECU faults. This one, however, has been a nightmare as so far - I have only found the throttle body to be faulty. Errors are different to yours but after throttle body replaced (old one was rusted solid within the electrical control body) the fault returned. I know the wiring inside out and have had to resort to fitting a manual feed circuit to the throttle body to try to eliminate the fault returning. The ECU has signs of water corrosion so my next job is to take this apart to see what the PCB looks like. Earths have been cleaned, main relay board stripped out and checked, relays replaced etc. Anyway to help you out, K line fault means the twisted pair of wires from one ECU (or component) to another may be damaged/corroded, or have poor connection. You need the wiring diagram to start with, then trace all wires in the loom that are the K-Line wires in question to inspect and test the wires and connections. Hope that helps a little, but it’s a process that can take a lot of time. MC from England

I don't know if this helps at all, but according to my wiring diagrams this vehicle does not run a separate K-line system, only CAN and VAN. The K-line is a single wire communication circuit from either the instrument panel or body module to the DLC and not two twisted wired like on either CAN or VAN. This leads me to believe that the K-line is actually build into the body module (on this vehicle) however trying to prove this......? It would be interesting to see what other fault codes come from all the other controllers on board. Lee from Devon

I don't know if this helps at all, but according to my wiring diagrams this vehicle does not run a separate K-line system, only CAN and VAN. The K-line is a single wire communication circuit from either the instrument panel or body module to the DLC and not two twisted wired like on either CAN or VAN. This leads me to believe that the K-line is actually build into the body module (on this vehicle) however trying to prove this......? It would be interesting to see what other fault codes come from all the other controllers on board. Lee from Devon

Submitted: 06/11/2012 09:42:36 | ID: 91307

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gerald Richards, Hampshire

Fiat Ducato

We have a Fiat Ducato motorhome, (1999) we think the fuse has blown in the fridge but we cannot locate where the fuse is, we have looked in the fridge manual but to no avail.

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Hi Often the fuse for the fridge 12v supply is in the engine compartment and sometimes also supplies power to an electric step .it will be in its owe holder not with the vans fuse box and can be almost anywhere depending on who fitted the original supply ,hope this points you in the right direction. Ian Merrell from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/05/2015 15:51:44 | ID: 115561

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Michael York, Northamptonshire

Fiat Doblo

When I put my foot on the brake pedal of my Fiat Doblo the dashboard buzzes like a wasp and the rear window wiper motor starts to move very slowly (it`s not switched on). The brake lights seem okay. It`s just started doing it after I parked up for 10 minutes. I`ve absolutely no idea why. Any suggestions please? (JTD Diesel)

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Hello I have the same problem, any idea? please let me know via email Kind Regards Ivan Ivan Enriquez from Belgium

Hello I have the same problem, any idea? please let me know via email Kind Regards Ivan Ivan Enriquez from Belgium

Did you get this problem sorted if so can you tell me what it was as mine has just started doing the same. many thanks. Ric from Hertfordshire

Did you get this problem sorted if so can you tell me what it was as mine has just started doing the same. many thanks. Ric from Hertfordshire

Open tailgate. top left. Corrigated Rubber pipe has wires from car to tailgate - open up and you will find wires have snapped. Rejoin - job fixed. dave from North Yorkshire

Open tailgate. top left. Corrigated Rubber pipe has wires from car to tailgate - open up and you will find wires have snapped. Rejoin - job fixed. dave from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 06/03/2013 08:58:06 | ID: 68028

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David Edwards, Carmarthenshire

Fiat Doblo

Intermittently hunting/judder/unevenness on tickover. Drives fine, starts ok, and problem is not related to whether engine hot or cold. Have had various causes suggested - flywheel, sticking valve, diesel injectors, injector pump, EGR valve. Has anyone had similar experience, and what was the cause?

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I also have the same unevenness / judder on tick over on my Fiat Doblo 1.9 Diesel occasionally and was told by a mechanic that it was the engine`s D.P.F. cleaning itself out. He also told me to use an engine cleaner (REDEX or something similar) once a year to help keep the engine and filter clean. THE FIAT DOBLO MAN from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 28/11/2014 23:15:05 | ID: 107056

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Adrian, Bristol

Fiat Panda

Sticking clutch pedal. I see a number of past posts on this subject, has anyone found a solution for this yet? Son's 2007 Panda Dynamic 1.2, very intermittent fault (I initially thought it was my son!). Clutch sticks to floor, only releases with a sharp second stab. Accompanied by squeaking noise from area where activating rod enters gearbox housing. Seems temperature dependant but not always. Local garage couldn't get it to play up despite many eforts / test drives. Got them to change fluid & check slave. All seems ok. Got it home and the problem is back. It's not carpet, pedal spring etc, seems related to binding near operating shaft. Any ideas or solutions? Thanks.

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I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

I have had this problem for the best part of a year! The mechanics couldn't replicate it in my case either until one took it for a 20 mile test drive and it got heavy and squeaky. It turned out it was the master cylinder had grease all over it, looks like it happened at last MOT and service (my mechanic generously said it was probably an apprentice! at the other garage). I have now had the master cylinder replaced a month ago and all is good again. Zoe from Devon

Submitted: 08/04/2015 18:23:16 | ID: 114453

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peter, Ireland

Fiat Ducato

how much gear oil does the gearbox take,

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Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Hi, Has anyone answered this question as I would like to know.............Dom Dom from Buckinghamshire

Submitted: 03/03/2015 22:13:12 | ID: 112706

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al, France

Fiat Panda

Knocking sound from real axle when gears changed either:too quickly or too low revs...problem not apparent when gears changes very gingerly or with high ( over 3000 rpm).....please advise...help!

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Ps the model is a 4x4 climbing al from France

I have the same problem with my Panda 4x4 climbing edition ,55plate. I wonder if its the gear box mounts!! Not sure but I need help too Kenneth from Orkney Islands

I have the same problem with my Panda 4x4 climbing edition ,55plate. I wonder if its the gear box mounts!! Not sure but I need help too Kenneth from Orkney Islands

I too have the same problem on a 4x4 climbing 2005. Anyone had any luck finding a solution? Ian from West Sussex

I too have the same problem on a 4x4 climbing 2005. Anyone had any luck finding a solution? Ian from West Sussex

My car is booked into a garage next week to find the problem. They think it might be the rear CV joint. I will let you know the outcome of my knocking sound. Cheers. Kenneth from Orkney Islands

Submitted: 14/10/2014 14:57:14 | ID: 104602

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m ryan, Ireland

Fiat 500

Where can I find crash sensors on my Fiat 500?

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Usually on the driver`s side on the inside of the front panel k from Cheshire

Submitted: 03/05/2015 22:17:04 | ID: 115537

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Brenda Marson, West Midlands

Fiat Grande Punto

My boot lock will not open, either with the fob key, or the release button inside the car. We brought this car in October last year through a garage and upto till now have had no problem with it! Has anyone any suggestions that would help with my problem

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Have you checked the fuse. There are 3 fuse boxes which are listed in the handbook and tell you what amp rating they are. reece from Essex

Have you checked the fuse. There are 3 fuse boxes which are listed in the handbook and tell you what amp rating they are. reece from Essex

Hi Reece from Essex thanks for your reply, I will check the fuses tomorrow and thank you very much for your advice, I really appreciate you replying to my problem Best Regards Brenda Brenda Marson from West Midlands

I have he same problem. It works sometimes so it's not the fuse. iviewoods from North Ayrshire

I have the same problem. It works sometimes so it's not the fuse. iviewoods from North Ayrshire

Submitted: 27/08/2014 09:31:10 | ID: 102206

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dyson, Bridgend

Fiat Doblo

Hi, my question is this ..... my doblo van runs great for a while then looses power and has no pull, it will accelerate up to about 40 mph. The fault seams to come and go.. can anyone give advice?

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theres a sensor on the exhaust. if its clogged up it can cause the symptoms described. its a common fault. you can get a new one fitted for 200 quid, or ask your garage to clean it for 20 quid. hope this helps. steve from Derbyshire

EGR - exhaust gas recirculating valve. They're a constant nuisance, no-one has ever given me a satisfactory answer as to how they improve emissions, but that's the reason they're fitted. There's a sensor in the inlet manifold on my 2008 Doblo 1.9 that gets horribly coked up, the inlet manifold gets completely blocked and the valve itself becomes unusable after a while. I have now blanked off the entire EGR system with a simple plate inserted just behind the turbo and now it runs sweet as a nut. It passed the MOT no problem with the plate in and the only problem I have now is that the engine management warning light stays on. Do I care...? You almost certainly need to have the inlet manifold and valve cleaned out, which on my engine is a real pain. Removing the manifold involves taking off the cast iron casting behind the cam belt, you really need the engine out to do this. Might be different for earlier or later models, I don't know. Just how does forcing the engine to swallow it's own oxygen deprived exhaust gas improve anything? This problem notwithstanding, I think the Dobby is a great, unpretentious car. Notice that it is now made with 6 different brand names? The Mercedes Citan, the Vauxhall Combo, Renault Kangoo, Citroen Berlingo and the Peugeot Bipper - all Doblo variants. I'm sad, really ought to get out more... Andy Clark from Hampshire

I wonder if just giving the engine a terraclean might sort this out. I did this with my 2004 Passat 1.9 diesel and it was really impressive and goes like a drean with only 124 K on the clock... James from Surrey

I wonder if just giving the engine a Terraclean might sort this out. I did this with my 2004 Passat 1.9 tdi and it was really impressive and goes like a dream with only 124 K on the clock... James from Surrey

Submitted: 22/07/2014 19:25:17 | ID: 100172

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John Walton, Yorkshire

Fiat Punto 2001

Hi. My Fiat Punto`s heater fan has just stopped working. I`ve looked at the fuse but I`m not sure where to look now. Any ideas? Thank you.

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I had same problem. Under the glove box right hand side wiggle the wires to see if it comes on. Look on google how to remove glove box and you will see where the wires plug in. Just push them onto connector .. worked for me :) Karen Appleyard from Cheshire

Hi. I have had this problem before on my wife’s mk1 and mk2 Puntos. I fixed it on both occasions by removing the resistor next to the heater motor (under the dash near the passenger door), it is held in place by 2-3 screws. When removed it is green with a wired plug at 1 end. At the top of it there is what looks like an electrical component connecting 2 pins. It is this component that I bypassed by soldering a piece of 20amp fuse wire across the 2 pins then screwed the whole thing back and they have worked ever since costing the time and 20 pence Stuart from Leicestershire

easiest fix ever thanks Karen wiggled wires and away it went again thanks just got to keep big footed passengers from kicking wires thanks again robert from Perth and Kinross

easiest fix ever thanks Karen wiggled wires and away it went again thanks just got to keep big footed passengers from kicking wires thanks again robert from Perth and Kinross

Submitted: 29/11/2012 15:58:41 | ID: 63847

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Mrs J Glenn, South Yorkshire

Fiat Grande Punto

Three days ago at Fiat main dealer I had a MAP sensor replaced because I couldn't start the engine, not been very far since but tonight 08/02/15 I was travelling along ok then my acceleration failed and then I noticed the radiator fan was on. I restarted the engine and acceleration was back, then after approx. 1 mile the same again - engine off again, restarted with acceleration. What can the problem be? Thank you

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Where are the fuses and obd2 connection onGrande Punto 2006 1.4 16v sporting. the information in the Fiat owners handbook is completely wrong? With thanks. 26/4/15 L.Pearce from West Sussex

Submitted: 08/02/2015 20:41:00 | ID: 111155

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SIMON DOWDEN, Somerset

Fiat Panda

MY FIAT PANDA MAKE A LOUD SQUEALING NOISE BUT IT ONLY HAPPENS AFTER A LONG DRIVE COMING FROM THE LEFT SIDE OR FRONT RIGHT SIDE BUT ONLY WHEN I TURN THE STEERING WHEEL SLIGHT TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT. I DONT THINKS ITS THE BEARINGS AS THE NOISE ONLY HAPPENS AFTER DRIVING FOR ABOUT HOUR AND NOT ALL THE TIME.

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Any squealing noises from the wheels is usually the brake pads (or something in the pads, stones or rubble) just catching the discs. The pads should be checked for thickness or damage, but it is usually the pistons in the calipers not allowing the pads to return of the brake disc. A good cleaning of the caliper components would be cheapest from a spares point of view but expensive labour would cost more then new calipers and pads (and possibly discs). The reason it des not happen straight away is that it will take a number of brake applications before the discs heat up and expand to contact the pads. If there is unusual tyre wear then that is the bearings, get the bearings replaced as soon as possible. bcooper from South Yorkshire

Any squealing noises from the wheels is usually the brake pads (or something in the pads, stones or rubble) just catching the discs. The pads should be checked for thickness or damage, but it is usually the pistons in the calipers not allowing the pads to return of the brake disc. A good cleaning of the caliper components would be cheapest from a spares point of view but expensive labour would cost more then new calipers and pads (and possibly discs). The reason it des not happen straight away is that it will take a number of brake applications before the discs heat up and expand to contact the pads. If there is unusual tyre wear then that is the bearings, get the bearings replaced as soon as possible. bcooper from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 27/05/2014 21:46:59 | ID: 96283

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Nick Dale, Oxfordshire

Fiat Doblo Cargo 2003

Hi there. I would be very grateful if anyone could tell me if an RAC fault code finder would fit my Fiat Doblo Cargo 1.9 diesel van 2003? It`s a 16 pin. Many thanks.

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Yes: All cars and light commercials sold in the EU since 2001 use the same EOBD scheme, including connector. Conor from Ireland

Submitted: 19/11/2012 10:08:50 | ID: 63776

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jim Samele, Surrey

Fiat Doblo

Anyone know how the park lights go on and is it automatic on these vans as I`ve tried everything?

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There's a small button on the ignition switch, beside the ignition key slot. Push the button in as you remove the ignition key and your parking lights will remain on! Conor from Ireland

There's a small button on the ignition switch, beside the ignition key slot. Push the button in as you remove the ignition key and your parking lights will remain on! Conor from Ireland

Submitted: 22/01/2015 14:33:12 | ID: 110106

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Peter Cousins, Hertfordshire

Fiat Ducato 1986

I am in the process of buying a Fiat Ducato based coachbuilt motorhome, but I do not know what van chassis this was built on. As I will need to get new discs and pads for the front brakes as well as other parts I have tried searching using the vin No, but I end up dredging up loads of websites without answers. Can anybody help me out please? Thanks. (Fiat Ducato 2.5 diesel)

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Peter, we have a 1998 Hymer (imported LHD) based on a Ducato chassis with 2.5 TD lump. Unless Fiat made their own motorhomes, the chassis will be a Ducato, everything above that someone elses handiwork. The original VIN number should be good for most mechanical parts, but useless for anything above floor level, ie wiper motor etc. Most mechanical parts on our van have been fairly standard and easy to replace. I’m trying to identify what sort of exhaust system mine has - lots of fun and games. Regards. Simon Barnes from Hertfordshire

Thanks for your answer Simon a year on I have been pulling my hair out trying to find hoses for the cooling system websites advertise Fiat ducato spares enter the vehicle details and voila! 'Not found' comes up I've tried asking Fiat 'specialist' garages and can't even get a straight answer tohow many hoses are there on this model, I think I'll get a ford next time less hassle. Peter Peter Cousins from Hertfordshire

Thanks for your answer Simon a year on I have been pulling my hair out trying to find hoses for the cooling system websites advertise Fiat ducato spares enter the vehicle details and voila! 'Not found' comes up I've tried asking Fiat 'specialist' garages and can't even get a straight answer tohow many hoses are there on this model, I think I'll get a ford next time less hassle. Peter Peter Cousins from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 14/02/2014 10:46:53 | ID: 60590

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sid, Tyne and Wear

Fiat Ducato

Where is the horn relay on my 1994 ducato motorhome thanks

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The ones i have seen are on the of side under the hedlight at back of bumperbar.get some one to pres horn button while you stand at the front of van and listen. brian from North Yorkshire

SORRY i read it wrong .I thaught you ment the horn sorry.if you look under the bonnet there may be a black cover if you undo cover there is fuses and relays under there.hope it helps you brian from North Yorkshire

Submitted: 02/04/2015 20:10:57 | ID: 114217

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Les Haighway, Australia

Fiat Ducato

Hi, i have a Fiat Ducato 160 multi jet 2010 model, just above the gear box there are two reservoir one is bigger than the other, the small one has a leak, does anyone know what it is. The vehicle has an A T M. Thanks for your help.

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Hi Mate, sorry unable to give you the answer as I am trying to find out also. My problem is that in our 2009, 160 multi jet I am unable to select a gear. This has just happened as it has been in storage for past 2 months. When I started it the transmission light is blinking and telling me "transmission failure". When I try to select Reverse or 1 I get the message "gear unavailable" Not nice with only 27k on the clock. Most fiat service centres I rang in Sydney and Melbourne will not give you any info other than say get it towed to a service centre. Again not nice when the nearest is 85k away. One service man in Melbourne mentioned that I had to find the 2 reservoirs above the gearbox, both clear plastic and one bigger than the other. He said the small one is likely to be empty and this was my problem. He said to fill the small one with brake fluid but not to touch the big one and this should fix the problem. I am reluctant at this stage to do that until I speak with him again. Did you get any assistance to your enquiry that may also help me. many thanks Bruce from Australia

Hi Mate, sorry unable to give you the answer as I am trying to find out also. My problem is that in our 2009, 160 multi jet I am unable to select a gear. This has just happened as it has been in storage for past 2 months. When I started it the transmission light is blinking and telling me "transmission failure". When I try to select Reverse or 1 I get the message "gear unavailable" Not nice with only 27k on the clock. Most fiat service centres I rang in Sydney and Melbourne will not give you any info other than say get it towed to a service centre. Again not nice when the nearest is 85k away. One service man in Melbourne mentioned that I had to find the 2 reservoirs above the gearbox, both clear plastic and one bigger than the other. He said the small one is likely to be empty and this was my problem. He said to fill the small one with brake fluid but not to touch the big one and this should fix the problem. I am reluctant at this stage to do that until I speak with him again. Did you get any assistance to your enquiry that may also help me. many thanks Bruce from Australia

Submitted: 11/03/2015 02:15:39 | ID: 113128

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Gifford Ryan, England

Fiat Scudo 2004

Hi. My Fiat Scudo`s hazard warning lights are not working. I`ve changed the hazard switch but still no hazard lights although my indicators work okay. Any suggestions?

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hiya, have you checked the bulbs behind the cluster, my suggestuion would be to remove the cluster, only 4 Phillips screws, most likely this will be the problem if you have tried other avenues!.. imran from West Yorkshire

Thoroughly clean the connectors that attach the wires to the back of the light cluster. I had the same problem, it's because they use cheap alloy connectors and they corrode with a white powdery surface that prevents a good electrical connection. Paul from Hampshire

Thoroughly clean the connectors that attach the wires to the back of the light cluster. I had the same problem, it's because they use cheap alloy connectors and they corrode with a white powdery surface that prevents a good electrical connection. Paul from Hampshire

Thoroughly clean the connectors that attach the wires to the back of the light cluster. I had the same problem, it's because they use cheap alloy connectors and they corrode with a white powdery surface that prevents a good electrical connection.Paul from Hampshire

Submitted: 18/11/2013 11:35:21 | ID: 58014

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Graham Webb, East Sussex

Fiat Stilo

The rear offside flashing indicator light is "lazy" on my Stilo - it works but can hardly be seen. I have drivers behind me hooting at me because it looks as though I have not indicated to turn right. I've removed the bulb and put it back again since it had not blown. This situation was picked up on at the last MOT but is not a fail fault. Anybody any ideas what else I can check?

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I had that problem. The issue was that insulation on the cable to (under) the rear light was somehow worn out, it was an cheap fix at the garage. The similar thing happened to the cable that supplies the cooling vent (this one is in the cabin) also a cheap fix. I believe that insulation is not top quality... Mladen Krsmanovic from Serbia

I had that problem. The issue was that insulation on the cable to (under) the rear light was somehow worn out, it was an cheap fix at the garage. The similar thing happened to the cable that supplies the cooling vent (this one is in the cabin) also a cheap fix. I believe that insulation is not top quality. Mladen Krsmanovic from Serbia

Submitted: 18/02/2015 12:55:49 | ID: 111786

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Gordon Thorburn, Ayrshire

Fiat Doblo 2004

My Fiat Doblo`s front washer, rear washer and rear wiper don’t work, only the front wipers work. What can I do?

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It sounds like the wiper arm spindle has seized in its casing, there is a plastic sheath that it turns in and muck and dirt tend to build up inside. It can be stripped and cleaned, it's quite fiddly but saves the cost of a new oneDavid Poole from West Midlands

It sounds like the wiper arm spindle has seized in its casing, there is a plastic sheath that it turns in and muck and dirt tend to build up inside. It can be stripped and cleaned, it's quite fiddly but saves the cost of a new one David Poole from West Midlands

Submitted: 26/11/2013 12:05:31 | ID: 58642

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Mark Wickenden, Kent

Fiat Scudo 1999

I’m just getting my van MOT worthy. No problems with van apart from speedo has packed up (probably sensor). I gave van oil/filters change, needed it badly and test drove it up the road, excessive blue smoke, now all clear and running very sweet. It must have drawn oil in to system due to blocked filter, used Morrisons diesel treatment with the fuel, which I highly recommend at only £3.00 a pop, great stuff. Just mix half with a gallon of diesel and pop it in tank. Have now got to replace one rear suspension bush and my question is are they easy to do? Do they have to be extracted out? 5th gear goes in off the throttle, but when revving it starts to disengage and grind??? Apart from that the earlier vans are your best choice in my opinion.

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Hi Mark, I changed both rear suspension bushes on my Scudo 1.9td 1999. Hell of a job. The whole rear axel has to be taken down, brake lines, hand brake lines, suspension springs etc, brake regulator and role bars. Once down I had to saw out the bushings with a hacksaw then, to insert the new bushings, l had to build a home made extractor by using an old truck jack and soldering a metal frame to size. I did it in the end. Don’t hammer out the old bushings and I advise you to change both at the same time. Denis Cauchi Inglott from Italy

Hi, we have just changed the rear suspension bushes on a 2004 Fiat Scudo, the""easy" way. Jack up back of the vehicle. Put axle stands under rear jacking points. Remove rear wheels. Remove rear springs to release tension on bush bolts. Release handbrake cables etc from suspension arm. Remove bush bolts using 18mm spanners. Gently lower suspension arm, being careful not to damage the flexible brake lines. Using a hacksaw with the teeth facing into the frame, cut through the outer shell of the bush. When the blade binds, you are there. Drift out the bush remains. Using a length of threaded bar (preferably 12mm high tensile) and a combination of large washers and sockets, pull the new bush into the arm. Put a smear of grease in the housing to assist insertion and be careful not to press on centre boss of bush. Once both bushes are installed centrally in their housings, raise them up to the mounting holes and insert bolts and fit nuts loosely. Final tightening will be when the vehicle is sitting on the ground again. This will ensure that there is not a built-in twist in the bushes. Install rear springs. Refit wheels. Lower vehicle to ground and tighten wheel nuts. Crawl under vehicle and tighten bush mounting bolts. Job done! Herbie Mitchell from Ireland

Hi, We have just changed the rear suspension bushes on a 2004 Fiat Scudo, the "easy" way. Jack up back of vehicle Put axle stands under rear jacking points. Remove rear wheels. Remove rear springs to release tension on bush bolts. Release handbrake cables etc from suspension arm. Remove bush bolts using 18mm spanners. Gently lower suspension arm, being careful not to damage the flexible brake lines. Axle will pivot on lower damper fixings. Using a hacksaw with the teeth facing into the frame, cut through the outer shell of the bush. When the blade binds, you are there. Drift out the bush remains. Using a length of threaded bar (preferably 12mm high tensile) & a combination of large washers & sockets, pull the new bush into the arm. Put a smear of grease in the housing to assist insertion & be careful not to press on centre boss of bush. Once both bushes are installed centrally in their housings, raise them up to the mounting holes & insert bolts & fit nuts loosely. Final tightening will be when the vehicle is sitting on the ground again. This will ensure that there is not a built-in twist in the bushes. Install rear springs. Refit wheels. Lower vehicle to ground & tighten wheel nuts. Crawl under vehicle & tighten bush mounting bolts. Job done! Herbie Mitchell from Ireland

Submitted: 16/08/2013 23:29:28 | ID: 53547

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Gordon, Staffordshire

Fiat Scudo

Brake pedal goes solid, no brakes. Most of the time the brakes work fine and it appears to come on when gently braking, slowly touching the brake frequently. I don't think its the servo or the master cylinder and am more inclined to consider the vac pump or the pivot in the linkage from pedal to Servo. But I have not been able to find a definitive conclusion to this same problem anywhere on the nett. Please help if you have had this problem and resolved it..

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Hi Gordon I had the same problem on a 2005 1.9 d scudo . nNothing like no brakes to get the heart pumping . After changing everything else bar the servo the problem was still there. When I then changed the servo the problem was solved so in hindsight I would change the servo first. Hope this helps you. Niall Healy from Ireland

Hi Gordon I had the same problem on a 2005 1.9 d scudo . Nothing like no brakes to get the heart pumping . After changing everything else bar the servo the problem was still there. When I then changed the servo the problem was solved so in hindsight I would change the servo first. Hope this helps you. Niall Healy from Ireland

Hi Niall Thank you for your reply. Could do with another one or two to see if it supports your resolution. Thanks again Gordon Gordon from Staffordshire

Had the same problem, changed vacuum pump, master cylinder, pipes, still they went hard, with no patter. Eventually, bought a second hand servo on eBay, cut a hole in the panel by the passengers foot well, replaced servo, welded panel back. All sorted. Andrew from Gloucestershire

Had the same problem, changed vacuum pump, master cylinder, pipes, still they went hard, with no patter. Eventually, bought a second hand servo on eBay, cut a hole in the panel by the passengers foot well, replaced servo, welded panel back. All sorted. Andrew from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 02/03/2015 20:34:48 | ID: 112620

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Martin, Staffordshire

Fiat Doblo

My van is playing up when I start it ,it starts fine first time but with no power so I turn off ignition and start again and it's fine, now it's got no acceleration at all whatever I do any ideas please

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my doblo had same faults .I blocked up egr valve .replaced crank sensor and finally found fault as fuel filter in tank blocked, tank is easily removed, 4 bolts on tank straps 2 jubilee clips on fuel filler hose and pop of the fuel pipes to sender unit that's the tank out now remove tank sender unit its a large plastic container and filter is inside pop open the the clips that hold it together carefully and its a white disc about the size of a 50 p. all the dirt gets into container and cant get out even if you blow through fuel pipes. all doblo owners should check this filter, when clean its like driving a different car allan from Antrim

my doblo had same faults .I blocked up egr valve .replaced crank sensor and finally found fault as fuel filter in tank blocked, tank is easily removed, 4 bolts on tank straps 2 jubilee clips on fuel filler hose and pop of the fuel pipes to sender unit that's the tank out now remove tank sender unit its a large plastic container and filter is inside pop open the the clips that hold it together carefully and its a white disc about the size of a 50 p. all the dirt gets into container and cant get out even if you blow through fuel pipes. all doblo owners should check this filter, when clean its like driving a different car allan from Antrim

Submitted: 17/08/2014 16:48:36 | ID: 101651

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David Lyons, Middlesex

Fiat Scudo 2007

I have just bought an 07 Fiat Scudo 1.6 multi jet and it seems to throw out a lot of black smoke when changing up through the gears, mileage is 100k. Is this normal?

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no this is not normal, most likely cause is that you might need to get your egr valve cleaned, at the same time I would suggest a service!.. imran from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 07/01/2013 14:39:45 | ID: 67147

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Andrew Graham, Sussex

Fiat Scudo 2000

Hi, I have a 1.9 turbo diesel Fiat Scudo van, W reg, 2000. It is hard to engage first gear. It does go in eventually but sometimes it feels like I`m pushing against a brick wall. Could this be linkage and where on the van is it? Thank you.. (e.l t.d swb)

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Linkage-possibly, check your gearbox, oil level as well jordan_uk from London

most likel;y you will need to change your gear box oil, most mechanics recommend you change your gear box oil every few months and it will keep things nicely lubricated!.. imran from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 12/11/2013 16:17:27 | ID: 57789

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Ian Laverty, Hampshire

Fiat Scudo 1997

My Fiat Scudo may be old but is in good condition with low mileage. However I have a problem with quite large amounts of water under the rubber flooring on both sides of the cab, which reappear if cleared up. The passenger headlining to the left of the visor is also wet. I have removed this but found no sign of water ingress. I have had a new windscreen but that made no difference. I have ensured the drainage tubes above the bonnet below the windscreen are clear. There is no loss of water from the cooling system. I would be most grateful for any further suggestions?

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Hi mate, check where your ariel comes through, if it’s on the roof center of windscreen. My van leaks like a sieve through this so put some sealant round it, or get some wellies lol. Cheers James Young from Ayrshire

Thanks James have in fact done this, so I think its wellies for me Ian Laverty from Hampshire

I had the same problem, water was getting in from the antenna so I changed it and made sure there was sealer under it. I still get bits dripping through near the interior light, but only in cold weather, which I think is condensation off the roof coming forward with braking. Terry Howell from England

hiya, mate you problem is simply where the taxi hire sign is, if you look all the way around that there will be small gaps, which need to be sealed, over certain periods the sealant wares off and you got to seal it again, I had similar problem in my cab, it was coming from the light holder, I sealed the taxi hire sign problem gone!.. imran from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 18/11/2013 12:00:13 | ID: 58003

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Steve Haynes, Bristol

Fiat Scudo Window Van 2009

My Fiat Scudo Window Van taxi (van converted) has just turned 100,000 miles. It still drives well but is burning oil. It’s not the turbo, I renewed that 20,000 miles ago. People just say it’s the engine that`s gone? Surely there is a cheaper option? (1.6)

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hiya, the cheaper solution for your problem is that you need to use restore, engine restorer and lubricant, you can check and read about this on ebay, the item number is 261567221988, hope this solves your problem, I recently found out about this myself!.. imran from West Yorkshire

hiya, the cheaper solution for your problem is that you need to use restore, engine restorer and lubricant, you can check and read about this on ebay, the item number is 261567221988, hope this solves your problem, I recently found out about this myself!.. imran from West Yorkshire

Submitted: 19/12/2013 10:48:56 | ID: 59503

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ami, Bristol

Fiat Punto

Hi, my gear stopped working forward while driving, it still works fine for reverse, parking and neutral but the drive, low and "manual" don't work. My mechanic saw an auto transm serial line malfunction but didn't know what it says and advised me to replace the gear. What do you think may be the problem? Is there a way to fix it without changing the existing gear?

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Just want to add that I have no gearbox fail message showing on my dashboard screen ami from Bristol

Submitted: 16/03/2015 09:54:26 | ID: 113386

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