Starting procedure for diesel versions

Proceed as follows:

❒ Ensure that the handbrake is up;
❒ Put the gear lever into neutral;
❒ Turn the ignition key to MAR. The warning lights will light up on the instrument panel; and ❒ Wait for the warning lights  and will light up on the instrument panel;
❒ Wait for the warning lights to go out. The hotter the engine is, and the quicker this will happen; to go out. The hotter the engine is, the quicker this will happen;
❒ Press the clutch pedal down to the floor without touching the accelerator;
❒ Turn the ignition key to AVV as soon as warning light will lose the benefit of the work done by the glow plugs. Release the key as soon goes out. If you wait too long you will lose the benefit of the work done by the glow plugs. Release the key as soon as the engine starts.

If the engine does not start at the first attempt, return the ignition key to STOP before repeating starting.

If, when the ignition key is on MAR, warning light then back to MAR; if the warning light remains on, try with the other keys provided remains lit, turn the key to STOP and then back to MAR; if the warning light remains on, try with the other keys provided with the car.

If you still cannot start the engine, contact Fiat Dealership.

IMPORTANT Never leave the ignition key at MAR when the engine is off.

The warning light flash for 60 seconds at start-up or during prolonged cranking to signal a fault will flash for 60 seconds at start-up or during prolonged cranking to signal a fault in the glow plug heating system. You can use the car as usual if the engine starts but you should contact a Fiat Dealership as soon as possible.

    See also:

    Using the manual gearbox
    To engage the gears, press the clutch pedal fully and shift the gear lever into one of the required positions (the diagram is shown on the knob). IMPORTANT The car can only be put into reverse ge ...

    General instructions
    Ц When a light is not working, check that it has not fused before changing the bulb. Ц For the location of the fuses, refer to УIf a fuse blowsФ in this chapter. Ц Before replacing a bulb that doe ...

    Petrol engines
    Use only unleaded petrol. To prevent errors, the diameter of the fuel tank filler is too small to introduce a lead petrol pump filler. Use petrol with a rated octane number (R.O.N.) not lower than ...