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My Fiat X1/9: The Agony and The Ecstasy

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Regular readers will know that UMPH has a sometimes strained relationship with his Exxie.  He adores it when it's going, the only problem being that, more often than not over the past year, it's been gathering dust in the tenebrous back corner of the local Italian specialist's workshop.  (Please see https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=7165367970551834236#editor/target=post;postID=377536526271448757;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=44;src=postname.) 

Then there are the electrics.  Even UMPH's regular auto-electrician baulked at sorting the spaghetti-like fuse and relay box, the equally labyrinthine mess behind the centre console, the defunct central locking and the non-functioning headlight motors, before relenting and taking the project on.  However, handicapped by a lack of wiring diagrams that at least vaguely resembled the chaos before him, he still couldn't get the headlight motors operating reliably. 

Fortunately, help was available in…