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Old 9th August 2016, 18:10   #391
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My Feb 2009 MJD emotion pack Linea diesel, done 90k kms had a water leak problem and due to the settled water car had major fungus everywhere including some electrical system like stereo system and the lcd display behind the steering.

My query ........is there a way i can get this repaired and will it start working? Or i need to replace it? Replacing will cost me 14-15k at the dealer end who will replace the entire speedometer unit. There are few local guys who are ready to do it at 6-8k only by changing the lcd display and not the entire speedo.
My music system was not working and i gave it to a local music system repairing guy and he only did 'carbon cleaning' and it has started working perfectly. Is there a way to clean some moisture or fungus regarding this lcd problem and will it again start working by doing so?

Pics attached, the lcd has stopped working, rest other things are working all fine.

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Old 9th August 2016, 19:10   #392
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Pics attached, the lcd has stopped working, rest other things are working all fine.
Hello Prash,

From what I read about this issue in a different forum, the only possible solution seems to be replacement of the MID, however if you can check with the guys who have helped you with the ICE issue, the solution would be very helpful to many.

Sharing the link related to this issue from another forum.

https://www.teamfiat.com/threads/lin...-issues.13539/

Cheers,
Pradeep.
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Strange issue with my 2009 1.3 Multijet Emotion pk

I had run nearly 54000 kms so far and the problem i am mentioning here started 6 months back.

Beginning of issue
Whenever i drive over pot holes or speed breakers the audio system will switch off for a moment and then it will continue as usual. Happened probably once or twice a week. After a month the frequency increased and the sensors also started giving warning signs for a moment and they will be back to normal (ABS , engine warnings). Sent car to Ramkay fiat Perungudi for First repair and the car came back saying some loose connections behind audio.

Issue becomes Major
Car ran good for a week maximum and the same issues started again. Then Probably after 2 months from the start of entire issue, one day when i was driving suddenly the ac also switched off and came back. Since i was in highways i drove without stopping and in 5 minutes the entire power in the car was out, AC stopped, Power windows stopped working, but the engine was still running, but the vehicle was not responding to throttle inputs. I stopped the car on side and waited for 5 minutes and then restarted and the rest of journey was without issues. Sent car to Ramkay fiat Perungudi for Second repair and the SA sat with me and saw the issues. But they couldn't find any error codes in the scan and hence confused. They kept the car for 3 days and sent it back saying they fixed some loose connections.

The car was fine for a month and then the issue reached next level. The car started switching off while running and will restart immediately with a sudden jerk. The car was sent to Ramkay fiat Perungudi for Third repair and there were new SA's and they started again on the loose connection side. I asked them to clean the wiring in dashboard area completely andthe car ran fine after that for probably 1 or 2 weeks.

Then the whole ordeal is back again now. I dont want to go back to fiat service center now as they made it clear that they dont know what the issue is. Can someone here throw some light on this or any suggestions on why this is happening?
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Strange issue with my 2009 1.3 Multijet Emotion pk
Try running the car for couple of weeks with music system power supply disconnected. (ideally from fuse box and from battery, if any after market amp/woofer connected). Also disconnect the microphone from power that is located at front row cabin light. There is likely that some live wire is getting grounded/short that is causing this issue. Try to isolate the same.

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Battery Drain Issue :

I have a 2012 Linea Diesel, run 30K approx [ yes, very low odo reading ].

Got the OEM Exide battery replaced in Sep 2015 with same Exide battery.

Now since last 6-7 months, I am observing some very faint dashboard indicators ( instrument panel ) of 3-4 signs glowing and flashing mildly after key is taken out. I think this indicates that some where there is a leakage in circuit. Showed it to Fiat dealership, their only solution is replace the entire instrument panel @ cost of 18K. Thy have no clue why its happening.

Now, the car is run daily for 10-12 kms total . last 3 days i was out of station and then when i tried to start yesterday morning , battery was having just 9.3 V ( the exide batmobile came). Car was started by them, kept ON in parking for 30 mins. Battery was showing 12.5V then. Went to office by bike , and came back at night 10 PM

Got a multimeter, checked battery voltage , it was showing @ 12.4V. Car started fine.

now today morning @ 8 am , again checked , battery was showing 11.4V [ so dropped from 12.4V to 11.4V in 10 hrs. Car started fine though.

Just want to understand , even if there is such small leakage in the car ( which I am guessing by seeing the faint indications), can this be more of a battery issue ? cell getting weakened or any mfg issue from exide ? Its still in warranty so wanted to take action quickly based on your inputs. How to deal with the Exide dealers for such warranty cases ?
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I believe something is definitely draining the battery and I doubt this happening due to a faulty battery.

Do you have any aftermarket electrical or electronic accessories installed? Something like amp/aux lights/horns etc? Do share with us if at all you have installed anything else additional on the car.
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I believe something is definitely draining the battery and I doubt this happening due to a faulty battery.

Do you have any aftermarket electrical or electronic accessories installed? Something like amp/aux lights/horns etc? Do share with us if at all you have installed anything else additional on the car.
Nothing aftermarket or even additional fiat accessories added.
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Nothing aftermarket or even additional fiat accessories added.
Fine then. So FASS can't blame you for any such factors. Try try visiting some private electrician who has knowledge on modern cars. I'm sure they will be able to trace where the leak is happening. Sometimes even if the grounding isn't proper the battery would discharge.

Another option is once the battery is fully charged (12-12.5 v atleast) note the numbers using volt meter. Then disconnect the cables and leave overnight and measure again in the morning. If the voltage is equal or marginally lower (~.5), then you can deem the battery to be fine. Else, then battery might be at fault.
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