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Fiat Linea/ Punto - "Did You Know" Series....

Discussion in 'Technical' started by VahanPujari, May 15, 2010.

  1. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Arakkonam
    It is some place close to steering column. Don't know the exact location.
  2. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Open the fuse box on the left hand side of the steering. In there is a port where the ECU examiner is plugged in.
  3. amolmane

    amolmane Guest

    What's going on " Fiat Linea/ Punto - "Did You Know" Series...." :confused


    This topic is created for unknown features of GP & Linea.

    Members are taking wrong meaning of this topic.

    They are writing querries on RDS feature of Audio ,location of CAN OBD Port etc.

    I think we should discuss the unknown features of GP & Linea in this topic.

    The starting of this topic is correct ,but now members are now :eek:fftopic

    Mods are you listening ?
  4. Today I noticed a spanner symbol coming while turning on or turning off the ignition key , my car has clocked 13221 kms,I have set a reminder at 14992 kms, But MID is reminding me in advance.
    Truly marvelous thought by FIAT.

    -Sat
  5. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    A missing feature -

    there is no security system in the top end linea and punto. there is no intrusion alarm. when you lock the car and the thief manages to break inside there is no alarm.

    in i20 when its locked and someone manages to open doors the horns start blowing and lights start blinking.
    also when u lock from remote and open with key the alarms blow on.

    the same feature is there in a 4000 rs security system in my alto too.

    i am wondering why fiat couldnt get this simple and cheap system in our cars. :confused
    i never expected this missing feature.
  6. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Although this feature is desirable, I can think of only one logic for "howler" alarm not being there. Even if some one manages to break in, starting the car will not be possible without original or even with a possibly cracked key :cool: .

    Engine immobilizer will not allow a push start either without the key inserted.

    If someone manages to break-in, only thing at peril is any valuables left inside the car including the HU of a costly ICE setup. On the side, it would be interesting to know if breaking into a Linea or Punto is possible. I remember that some traffic chaps were unable to unlock my wrongly parked Uno in Mumbai (they have incredible tools, believe me). So I reckon it would be much more difficult to break into newer generation vehicles :car .

    If I am wrong, plz correct me.
  7. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    ^^^ with modern cars modern thieves have graduated. its damn easy to break the glasses and get inside.

    IMHO if someone breaks the glasses and opens the door/boot/ remove the HU etc the alarms should blow. any sort of alarms panic the thieves.

    engine immobilisers is a different thing. what if your vehicle is towed away by thieves? sorry FIAT no excuses for missing this in modern cars like linea and punto and that too in india- absolute no
  8. Most of the times these cheap security systems create false alerts,may that's the reason for not having this.
    -Sat
  9. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Just recollecting the movie Gone in 60 seconds, no use with any security systems. ::V
    Unless there is nothing expensive left in the car no thief will break into a car, else he should be ignorant about the immobilisers. I hope they do their homework before going out on a mission. In UK most break-ins are for the navigator, laptops, mobiles left in the car. Our old Premier Padmini was trespassed since we used a jewelery pouch to carry coins and we left it behind the rear seat one night.
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  10. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    "Check number plate light" message was displayed when a light illuminating the number plate did not work. After effect of the hit I received from behind. Another hit with my hand fixed the issue, may be something is loose inside.

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