Removal

1 Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
2 Using a small screwdriver, carefully prise the selector lever knob locking collar downward to disengage the internal grooves on the collar from the external lugs on the knob base of Fiat Punto transmission. Slide the knob off the selector lever, then remove the locking collar.



Carefully prise the selector lever knob locking collar downward to disengage it from the knob ...



... slide the knob off the selector lever...



... then remove the locking collar


3 Release the selector lever cover from the centre console and lift the cover up and off selector lever (see illustration).



Release the selector lever cover from the console and lift the cover off the selector lever


4 Release the wiring harness from the selector lever housing and disconnect the wiring connector (see illustration).



Release the wiring harness from the housing and disconnect the wiring connector


5 Firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car Fiat Punto and support it securely on the stands.
6 Unscrew the nuts and disconnect the exhaust front pipe flange from the manifold downpipe. Recover the gasket.
7 Undo the bolts securing the front and rear exhaust system mounting brackets to the underbody. Lower the system and suitably support it.
8 Undo the retaining bolts and remove the exhaust system front heat shield.
S Undo the bolts and remove the cover from the base of the selector lever housing.
10 Disconnect the selector cable end fitting from the base of the selector lever.
11 Extract the retaining clip and withdraw the selector cable from the housing.
12 Undo the bolts securing the selector lever lousing to the underbody and remove the fusing from under the car Fiat Punto.

Refitting

13 Refitting is a reversal of removal, bearing in mind the following points:
a) Tighten the gear selector lever housing retaining bolts to the specified torque.
b) Reconnect the exhaust system flange joint using a new gasket and tighten the mounting nuts to the specified torque.