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Fiat 500 and 500L: problems and solutions


Minitools has been studying 3 frequent problems on Fiat 500 and Fiat 500L, and has found the solution for each one of them.

The most common is the Fiat 500 or 500L faulty speedometer, where there are missing pixels on the LCD or the illumination and LCD display don’t work leaving the cluster dark.

The solution, for Fiat 500L and Fiat 500 digital dashboards problems repair, is the display’s replacement by using SEI-DISP121 or SEI-DISP122 (to repair Fiat 500L cluster) and SEI-DISP102 (to repair Fiat 500 cluster).

The spare LCD display must have the same code as the original one. It’s very important to notify it to Minitools experts before the purchase. You can find the code on a white label placed on the LCD’s flat flex ribbon cable (on Fiat 500) or on the edge of the display (on Fiat 500L). It is composed by numbers and letters, such as: COG-VLIT1229A-01; COG-VLGEM1381-01.

The purchase of Minitools display, avoids the instrument cluster replacement.

The second problem on those models of cars is the damage of the plastic side buttons (black or ivory) of the Fiat 500 dashboards. They can be repaired, replacing them by SEP-AZ-500B or SEP-AZ500I.

Furthermore, there are some Fiat 500 power steering faults. In this case it is necessary to replace the steering sensor with one of the following: sensor SEI-SEN06 (orange cable) or sensor SEI-SEN07 (yellow cable).

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