2012 Fiat Panda 4x4

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MustangGT

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281 months

Wednesday 3rd April
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Just purchased a 2012 Panda 4x4 as my commuter car for here in rural Cumbria, great little thing, perfect for the job. It does have a little issue, easily fixed if I knew something. The 12V socket and the USB socket near the gear level are dead. I think the fuses are below the steering column, but how do I remove the cover?

Many thanks in advance.

seawise

2,149 posts

207 months

Wednesday 3rd April
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Mine is a 2017 model and the secondary fuse panel is located behind a easily opened flap within the glovebox

MustangGT

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281 months

Wednesday 3rd April
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Many thanks. For some reason I thought it was below the steering column.

Alfahorn

7,776 posts

209 months

Thursday 4th April
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MustangGT said:
Just purchased a 2012 Panda 4x4 as my commuter car for here in rural Cumbria, great little thing, perfect for the job. It does have a little issue, easily fixed if I knew something. The 12V socket and the USB socket near the gear level are dead. I think the fuses are below the steering column, but how do I remove the cover?

Many thanks in advance.
Having bought it you realise you'll never part with it now don't you? biggrin

MustangGT

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281 months

Friday 5th April
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Alfahorn said:
MustangGT said:
Just purchased a 2012 Panda 4x4 as my commuter car for here in rural Cumbria, great little thing, perfect for the job. It does have a little issue, easily fixed if I knew something. The 12V socket and the USB socket near the gear level are dead. I think the fuses are below the steering column, but how do I remove the cover?

Many thanks in advance.
Having bought it you realise you'll never part with it now don't you? biggrin
Absolutely! This is the second one, my wife had one, only changed it when her commute went up to 160 miles. This one is for local stuff, my commute is 27 miles round trip, mostly single lane rural/farm roads. Panda is perfect for this.

Bonefish Blues

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224 months

Friday 5th April
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TA or Multijet flavoured?

MustangGT

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Friday 5th April
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Multijet. I tried a TA and it was horrible, sounded dreadful. Done 250 miles now and fuel tank shows half. Not bad for a 35 litre tank.

Seems like a good one, looking at the tyres is always a good indicator, this one has 4 good Michelin Cross-climates.


Bonefish Blues

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224 months

Friday 5th April
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...is the correct answer IMHO too smile

They always look good in the 4x4 green. I can't imagine anything stopping us getting where we want to go.


MustangGT

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281 months

Monday 8th April
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The battery was changed shortly before purchased it. The milometer is now flashing on and off, any ideas on how to get it to remain on?

Alfahorn

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209 months

Monday 8th April
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Bonefish Blues said:
...is the correct answer IMHO too smile

They always look good in the 4x4 green. I can't imagine anything stopping us getting where we want to go.
Agreed, Tuscany green (IIRC) and JTD is the perfect combo.

MustangGT

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Monday 8th April
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Bonefish Blues said:
Thanks. Looks like the B&M module is probably dead, will unplug and see what happens.

Alfahorn

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209 months

Monday 8th April
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MustangGT said:
Bonefish Blues said:
Thanks. Looks like the B&M module is probably dead, will unplug and see what happens.
Had this on my Giulietta Cloverleaf and it was the B&M Ecu/Module thing, replaced it and the problem went away.

MustangGT

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281 months

Tuesday 9th April
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It seems so, B&M not functional.

MustangGT

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Thursday 25th April
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Removed B&M, need to reset the odometer control to stop it flashing, replaced the radio with a generic cheap (£35) BT and touchscreen unit, even has a reverse camera. It also has Car Play and Android Auto, yet to set it up with my phone.