General

1 The interior trim panels are secured by a combination of metal and plastic clips and screws. When releasing certain types of securing clips, a suitable forked tool will prove invaluable to avoid damage to the panel and clips. A degree of force wilt be necessary to pull some of the panels from their locations, especially where numerous internal retaining clips are used. Be prepared for some of the plastic clips to break when their relevant panel is being removed.


Tailgate inner trim panel of Fiat Punto

3 Undo the retaining screws securing the lower edge of the panel to the tailgate (see illustration).



Undo the retaining screws securing the lower edge of the tailgate inner trim panel


4 Starting at the lower rear corner, pull the panel downwards to release the securing clips, then remove the panel from the tailgate (see illustration).



Pull the panel downwards to release the securing clips, then remove the panel from the tailgate


5 To refit the panel, locate it in position, ensuring that the retaining clips engage, and secure with the lower retaining screws.

Sill trim panels of Fiat Punto

6 Undo the retaining screws at each end of the panel (see illustrations).



Undo the retaining screw at the front...



... and rear of the sill trim panel


7 Carefully pull the panel away from the sill to release the securing clips (see illustration).



Carefully pull the panel away from the sill to release the securing clips


8 To refit the panel, locate it in position, ensuring that the retaining clips engage, and secure with the two screws.

Front pillar trim panels of Fiat Punto

9 Locally remove the front door weatherstrip from the edge of the panel.
10 Carefully pull the panel away from the pillar to release the securing clips (see illustration).



Carefully pull the front pillar trim panel away from the pillar to release the securing clips


11 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring the weatherstrip is correctly seated.

Centre pillar trim panels of Fiat Punto

3-door models

12 Locally remove the front door weatherstrip from the edge of the centre pillar.
13 Lift up the trim cap over the seat belt upper anchor bolt. Undo the upper anchor bolt and release the seat belt from the height adjuster. Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the upper anchor bolt to ensure correct refitting.
14 Using a small screwdriver, carefully prise off the seat belt height adjuster knob.
15 Undo the screw securing the side trim panel to the base of the centre pillar trim panel (see illustration).



Undo the screw securing the side trim panel to the centre pillar trim panel of Fiat Punto - 3-door models


16 Carefully pull the centre pillar trim panel and the upper part of the side trim panel away from the pillar to release the securing clips.
17 Disengage the centre pillar trim from the side trim panel and remove the trim.
18 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that all retaining clips are fully engaged. Refit the seat belt upper anchor bolt with the washers and spacers correctly positioned as noted during removal. Tighten the upper anchor bolt to the specified torque.

5-door models

19 Remove the sill trim panel as described previously.
20 Locally remove the front and rear door weatherstrip from the edges of the centre pillar.
21 Undo the screw securing the side trim panel to the base of the centre pillar trim panel of Fiat Punto (see illustration).



Undo the screw securing the side trim panel to the base of the centre pillar trim panel - 5-door models


22 Lift up the trim cap over the seat belt upper anchor bolt. Undo the upper anchor bolt and release the seat belt from the height adjuster (see illustration).



Undo the front seat belt upper anchor bolt...


Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the upper anchor bolt to ensure correct refitting.
23 Similarly, undo the seat belt lower anchor bolt, recording the positions of the washers and spacers (see illustration).



... and lower anchor bolt - 5-door models


24 Using a small screwdriver, carefully prise off the seat belt height adjuster knob (see illustration).



Carefully prise off the seat belt height adjuster knob - 5-door models



25 Undo the retaining screw at the base of the centre pillar trim panel upper section of Fiat Punto (see illustration).



Undo the retaining screw at the base of the centre pillar trim panel upper section - 5-door models


26 Carefully pull the panel away from the pillar to release the securing clips (see illustration).



Carefully pull the panel away from the pillar to release the securing clips - 5-door models


27 Separate the upper section of the panel from the lower section and disengage the seat belt (see illustration), Remove the two sections of the panel from the Fiat Punto car.
28 Befitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that all retaining clips are fully engaged. Refit the seat belt anchor bolts with the washers and spacers correctly positioned as noted during removal. Tighten the anchor bolts to the specified torque.



Separate the upper section of the panel from the lower section and disengage the seat belt - 5-door models


Side trim panels of Fiat Punto

3-door models

29 Remove the sill trim panel as described previously.
30 Locally remove the front door weatherstrip from the edge of the centre pillar.
31 Remove the rear seat cushion and seat back.
32 Undo the bolt securing the front seat belt lower anchor rail to the base of the sill (see illustration). Slide the seat belt off the anchor rail then disengage the anchor rail rear mounting.



Undo the bolt securing the front seat belt lower anchor rail to the base of the sill - 3-door models


33 Undo the rear seat belt lower anchor bolt (see illustration). Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the lower anchor bolt to ensure correct refitting.



Undo the rear seat belt lower anchor bolt (arrowed) - 3-door models


34 Undo the screw securing the side trim panel of Fiat Punto to the base of the centre pillar trim panel.
35 Carefully pull the panel away from the body to release the securing clips (see illustration).



Carefully pull the side trim panel away from the body to release the securing clips - 3-door models


36 Slide the seat belt out through the incision in the panel (see illustration).



Slide the seat belt out through the incision in the panel - 3-door models


37 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that all retaining clips are fully engaged. Refit the seat belt anchor bolts with the washers and spacers correctly positioned as noted during removal. Tighten the anchor bolts to the specified torque.

5-door models

38 Remove the rear seat back.
39 Locally remove the rear door weatherstrip from the edge of the side trim panel of Fiat Punto.
40 Undo the rear seat belt lower anchor bolt. Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the lower anchor bolt to ensure correct refitting.
41 Undo the screw securing the lower front corner of the side trim panel to the base of the centre pillar trim panel.
42 Undo the two screws securing the upper edge of the panel to the sill in the rear door aperture (see illustration).



Undo the screws securing the side trim panel to the sill in the rear door aperture - 5-door models


43 Undo the screw securing the upper rear corner of the panel to the body above the inner wheel arch (see illustration).



Undo the screw securing the upper corner of the panel above the wheel arch - 5-door models


44 Carefully pull the panel away from the body to release the securing clips.
45 Refitting is a reversal of removal. ensuring that all retaining clips are fully engaged. Refit the rear seat belt anchor bolt with the washers and spacers correctly positioned as noted during removal.
Tighten the anchor bolt to the specified torque.

Parcel shelf supports of Fiat Punto

48 Remove the parcel shelf from the luggage compartment.
47 Remove the side trim panel as described previously.
48 Remove the rear loudspeaker.
49 Carefully prise the luggage compartment light from the base of the parcel shelf support and disconnect the wiring connector.
50 On 3-door models, undo the screw securing the parcel shelf support to the body below the side window (see illustration).



Parcel shelf support side retaining screw (arrowed) - 3-door models


51 Undo the screws securing the upper section of the parcel shelf support to the inner wing, and the screw securing the lower section in the luggage compartment (see illustrations).



Undo the screws securing the upper section of the parcel shelf support to the inner wing ...



... and the screw securing the lower section in the luggage compartment


52 Lift up the trim cap and undo the seat belt upper anchor bolt. Record the positions of the washers and spacers on the anchor bolt to ensure correct refitting.
53 Carefully pull the support away from the body to release the securing clips (see illustration).



Carefully pull the support away from the body to release the securing clips...


54 Withdraw the seat belt through the incision in the loudspeaker housing, and remove the support from the Fiat Punto car (see illustration).



... then withdraw the seat belt through the incision in the loudspeaker housing


55 Refitting is a reversal of removal, ensuring that all retaining clips are fully engaged. Refit the rear seat belt upper anchor bolt with the washers and spacers correctly positioned as noted during removal. Tighten the anchor bolt to the specified torque.