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Abarth emblem on steering wheel

I know there is no current solution....but just in case someone has any ideas....how can we swap this Fiat emblem ?
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I know there is no current solution....but just in case someone has any ideas....how can we swap this Fiat emblem ?
Very simple, email Fiat and let them know how disappointed you are that the 500 has the Abarth emblem and not the Spider, Europe and Australia has it(I think)

When they get lots of dissatisfied email maybe they can send us one for free.

my seats don't have the Abarth written on it.
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Very simple, email Fiat and let them know how disappointed you are that the 500 has the Abarth emblem and not the Spider, Europe and Australia has it(I think)

When they get lots of dissatisfied email maybe they can send us one for free.

my seats don't have the Abarth written on it.
In Aus we get the Abarth steering wheel badge, engine cover, fender badges and Abarth on the seats. It has to be a "branding" decision for North America.

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Disclaimer, this is probably an illegal and life threatening modification. DO NOT DO THIS!

Or you can take your own road...




(56mm convex wheel sticker from ebay)
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even Ebay is lacking in steering wheel emblem options. Sticker it is.
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...my seats don't have the Abarth written on it.
You can always do your own badging on the cubby lid, easily removable with a heat gun if you want to experiment. I'm trying out this little guy (the EU's embroidered logo seats and huge heritage plaque are a bit overdone for me).

Other ideas for the cubby would be the chrome "124Spider" badge from the trunk lid, or the red, chrome, or black scorpion. The Abarth side fender badge might look good there too.
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It's a US airbag deal my dealer said. The abarth version that is safe to explode and tattoo on your forehead has not been developed yet. I did get the side badging from madness...looks pretty good!
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I did complain and the customer service of FCA called to say sorry we have no solution :-(. which means they are taking all NA Abarth fans for suckers !


Even if they change it in the new production, we will not get it as the whole airbag needs to be changed....I do not believe you can get only a cover change (still researching on this).


I hope to be able to buy a full unit from Europe or other country......if anyone willing to point me to a dealer in Europe or worldwide that would sell me the airbag with the proper emblem....let me now.
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Relayer, did you remove the old fiat badge...or did you stick it on top ? can you take close up pics please. Also the ebay lync would help. Thanks
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ew production, we will not get it as the whole airbag needs to be changed....I do not believe you can get only a cover change (still researching on this).
This is the airbag page on the Abarth catalogue.
It did not mention the cover at all, the airbag part code should be600061564, but I don't know the price
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