Front seat of Fiat Punto

Warning: Certain models of Fiat Punto are equipped with side airbags built into the outer sides of the front seats. Do not tamper with the airbag unit in any way, and do not attempt to test any airbag system components. Note that the airbag is triggered if the mechanism is supplied with an electrical current (including via an ohmmeter), or if the assembly is subjected to a temperature of greater than 100°C.

Removal

1 On models with side airbags in the front seats, de-activate the airbag system, before attempting to remove the seat.
2 The front seats rails are secured to the floorpan by four bolts.
3 Slide the seat towards the rear of the car to gain access to the two bolts at the front, then slacken and remove them (see illustration).



Front seat rail front securing bolt (arrowed)...


4 Slide the seat fully forwards and remove the two rearmost bolts (see illustration). Where applicable, disconnect the airbag, and/or seat neater wiring connectors, then remove the seat from the car.



... and rear securing bolt (arrowwed)


Refitting

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Rear seat back of Fiat Punto

Removal

6 Raise the seat cushion and tilt it fully forward. Release the seat back from its locking catches and tip it forward slightly.
7 On models with split rear seat backs, undo the retaining bolt and lift up the centre hinge locking cover. Disengage the seat pivot from the centre mounting (see illustrations).



Undo the retaining bolt and lift up the rear seat back centre hinge locking cover...



... then disengage the seat pivot from the centre mounting


8 Undo the two bolts securing the side hinges to the body and remove the seat back from the car (see illustration).



Undo the two side hinge securing bolts and remove the seat back from the car


Refitting

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Rear seat cushion of Fiat Punto

Removal

10 Raise the seat cushion and tilt it fully forward.
11 Undo the bolts securing the hinged brackets to the floorpan, then lift out the cushion (see illustration).



Rear seat cushion hinged bracket retaining bolt (arrowed)


Refitting

12 Refitting is a reversal of removal.