Frequently asked questions about FIAT Tipo 16V
Can I fit more powerful headlight bulbs?
Nareman Virk says that
he's using 130/100W bulbs and they are noticeably better.
I'm not sure whether it's legal to change the wattage of bulbs. Anyway,
the headlamp plugs, the things that plug into the back of the bulb with
3 wires coming out, have melted on both sides of the car. Nareman has
replaced them with heavy duty ones from a Fiat Uno diesel.
Mike Jukes says that you must
be careful that you don't over do it on the wiring. If you overload it
you may burn it out. The plastic lampholders must also be rated to
Xenon is a tad overated, it tends to be just as bright as halogen,
it's just a higher colour temperature, meaning the light is closer
What replacement bulbs do I need for the dashboard?
Andy Forsdyke says they are
part number 286 which is a universal number used everywhere.
All garages will sell them and also Halfords. They're under £1
each and they are the plug in type.
My Glove Box light and Cigarette lighter socket don't work. What's wrong?
Keith Meredith says that
his glove box light and cigarette lighter don't work. He's checked all
the obvious things but was wondering if they may be linked in any way
without ripping everything out.
Steve Lewis says he's right!
Oddly enough the glove box light and cigarette lighter are on the
same fuse - he can't remember which one but it has a diagram
in the fuse box. His stopped working because the wire for the light
got shorted by the glove box catch breaking the wire so that might be
a good first stop.