Fiat offers dashboard lighting solution

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  1. chippy63

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    Thanks for that. Just got a new Fiat based motorhome and thought it was just me. I will have to buy the MMM to read more.
     
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    We also have a modern Ducat. You can't easily read it in any light. It needs lighting at all time. Was wondering if the dash illumination could be on all the time.
     
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    Fiat is offering to modify the dashboard lighting free of charge. My question is has anyone had this FOC fix applied and if so how effective was it?
     
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    I have been selling stick on mirror vinyl to a number of people who tell me it reflects enough natural light back at the dash cluster to make it easier to read. They tell me that they stuck it to the plastic flat area below the cluster.
     
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    In this case Fiat has accepted that there is a problem and are said to be offering a fix. I would like to know what this fix entails and if it works.
     
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    It's strange MMM know about it and want a subscription to find the details we have a new type dash and agree it is dark surely Fiat should be contacting buyers?
    I have emailed Fiat Professional for an answer I will post any reply.
     
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    Our Peugeot dash is the same, unless the lights are on, the dash lights are off and you can't see the KM scale at all.
    We had a new instrument cluster fitted a few weeks ago which is just as dark.
     
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    We had a new cluster fitted to our Exsis two weeks ago and still as dark.
     
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    As I understand it you don't have to go that far. Just buy February's Edition supposedly.
     
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    Did you both have it done to cure this problem or for other reasons?
     
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    @peterc10 Mine was because I had warning lights coming on when cruise control engaged which were totally irrelevant it was found the instrument cluster was faulty apparently common problem in later Ducato,s.
     
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    I believe this is Fiats fix to the problem............ image.jpg Sorry, couldn't resist.:xblush:
     
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    I'm signed up for some free copies of MMM so when the February ones arrives I'll try and remember to let you lot know what it says!
     
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    do you know when it comes out?
     
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    :xThumb:Thanks @MinxyGirl that's great I'll watch with interest,as soon as I hear back from Fiat I will post details.:xThumb:
     
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    As this is clearly a safety issue I would have thought rather than try and drum up sales from it MMM would release the information FOC. I must say when we took a M/H out for a test drive both me and Mrs T thought the dials were hard to read but thought it was just us, cant see why it affects only some dashboards, I thought they were all the same?
     
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    I finally got a reply from Fiat Proffesional today they have told me that there is a problem with the illumination and they are working on a fix and will inform me when they are in a position to provide a remedy .
     
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