Tipo Electrical Problems Cause Discovered

As the Tipo is not very waterproof... the electrics can suffer. Minor failures like the electric windows, central locking and sunroof are caused by corrosion on the electrical contacts, which can be removed with emery
paper. A good spray of WD40 will help them stay working longer ;-)
More serious and expensive electrical failures are caused by dead leaves or other types of blockages to the drainage channels under the bonnet causing water draining from the windscreen to be diverted down the heater air intake and shorting out the system. Ours collected three inches of water in the passenger footwell and it took weeks to fully dry the undercarpet sound insulation material, through which the cables to the rear lights and wiper pass. (Ah haaa! I hear you say ;-) Don't ask how long it took me to find that out!) Scrape them out, check the rubber drainage spouts are seated correctly and use clear silicon to ensure that water goes where it is supposed to.
If you can be bothered to take some preventative maintainance measures, I recommend it. If you can't, it will be a nightmare.
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WD40 seems to dry out too quickly, I use a smear of Vaseline, also on the battery posts.
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