Lock and cylinder assembly of Fiat Punto

Removal

1 Remove the tailgate inner trim panel.
2 Unclip the tailgate lock wiring harness from the tailgate, then disconnect the wiring connector (see illustration).



Disconnect the tailgate lock wiring connector. ..


3 Slacken and unscrew the two bolts securing the lock assembly to the lower edge of the tailgate (see illustration).



... unscrew the two securing bolts (arrowed)...


4 Carefully withdraw the lock assembly, together with the lock cylinder (see illustration).



... and withdraw the tailgate lock assembly, together with the lock cylinder


Refitting

5 Refitting is the reversal of removal.

Lock barrel of Fiat Punto

Removal

6 Remove the lock assembly as described previously.
7 Insert the key into the lock barrel, then undo the screw securing the lock cylinder to the rear of the lock body (see illustration).



Undo the screw securing the lock cylinder to the tailgate lock body


8 Using a hooked tool, extract the lock barrel retaining clip, then withdraw the lock barrel from the lock cylinder (see illustrations).



Using a hooked tool, extract the lock barrel retaining clip ...



... then withdraw the lock barrel from the lock cylinder


Refitting

9 Refitting is the reversal of removal.

Striker plate of Fiat Punto

Removal

10 With the tailgate open, mark the position of the striker plate in relation to the bodywork using a pencil or marker pen, to aid accurate refitting.
11 Slacken and unscrew the bolts secure the striker plate to the body.
12 Remove the striker plate from its aperture disconnect the remote release cable and remove the striker.

Refitting

13 Refitting is a reversal of removal. Use the markings made during removal to give the correct alignment.
14 Check that the tailgate fastens and releasing in a satisfactory manner, if adjustment is necessary, slacken the striker plate retaining bolts, and adjust the position of the plate to suit. Once the lock is operating correctly, securely tighten the striker plate retaining bolts.