Note: Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the seat belt anchors, and ensure they are refitted in their original positions.

Front seat belt of Fiat Punto

Warning: On certain models, the front seat belt inertia reels are equipped with a pyrotechnic pretensioner mechanism. Do not tamper with the inertia reel pretensioner unit in any way, and do not attempt to test the unit.

Removal - 3-door models

1 De-activate the airbag system (which will also de-activate the pyrotechnic pretensioner mechanism, where fitted), before attempting to remove the seatbelt.
2 Remove the side trim panel.
3 Lift up the trim cap over the seat belt upper anchor nut. Undo the upper anchor nut and release the seat belt from the height adjuster (see illustration).



Front seat belt upper anchor nut (arrowed)


4 Undo the inertia reel retaining bolt and withdraw the inertia reel from the centre pillar (see illustration). Where applicable, disconnect the pretensioner wiring connector and remove the seat belt assembly from the car.



Front seat belt inertia reel retaining bolt of Fiat Punto (arrowed)


Removal - 5-door models

5 De-activate the airbag system (which will also de-activate the pyrotechnic pretensioner mechanism, where fitted), before attempting to remove the seatbelt.
6 Remove the centre pillar trim panels.
7 Extract the retaining clip and remove the seat belt upper guide pin from the centre pillar.
8 Undo the inertia reel retaining bolt and withdraw the inertia reel from the centre pillar. Where applicable, disconnect the pretensioner wiring connector and remove the seat belt assembly from the car.

Refitting

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that all mounting bolts are tightened to the specified torque.

Front seat belt stalk of Fiat Punto

Removal

10 Unscrew the anchor bolt and withdraw the stalk assembly from the side of the seat.

Refitting

11 Refit the stalk and tighten the anchor bolt to the specified torque.

Rear seat belt and buckles of Fiat Punto

Removal - 3-door models

12 Remove the parcel shelf from the luggage compartment.
13 Raise the seat cushion and tilt it fully forward.
14 Remove the rear loudspeaker from the parcel shelf support.
15 Lift up the trim caps and undo the seat belt upper and lower anchor bolts.
16 Withdraw the seat belt through the incision in the loudspeaker housing.
17 Undo the inertia reel retaining bolt and remove the seat belt assembly from the car (see illustration).



Rear seat belt inertia reel retaining bolt (arrowed) - 3-door models


18 Undo the seat belt buckle anchor bolt(s) and remove the relevant seat belt buckles.

Removal - 5-door models

19 Remove the parcel shelf from the luggage compartment.
20 Raise the seat cushion and tilt it fully forward.
21 Where fitted, disconnect the wiring connector, undo the retaining screws and remove the audio amplifier/loudspeaker unit from the luggage compartment.
22 Lift up the trim caps and undo the seat belt upper and lower anchor bolts (see illustrations).



Rear seat belt upper anchor bolt of Fiat Punto (arrowed)...



... and lower anchor bolt (arrowed) - 5-door models


23 Withdraw the seat belt through the incision in the parcel shelf support.
24 Where applicable, undo the retaining bolts and remove the audio amplifier/loudspeakar unit mounting bracket from around the inertia reel (see illustration).



Undo the bolts end remove the audio amplifier/loudspeaker unit mounting bracket - 5-door models


25 Undo the inertia reel retaining bolt and remove the seat belt assembly from the car (see illustration).



Rear seat belt inertia reel retaining bolt (arrowed) - 5-door models


26 Undo the seat belt buckle anchor bolt(s) of Fiat Punto and remove the relevant seat belt buckles (see illustration).



Rear seat belt buckle anchor bolts (arrowed) - 5-door models


Refitting

27 Refitting is a reversal of removal, but tighten the seat belt anchor bolts to the specified torque.