Warning: All models are equipped with an airbag system. The driver's airbag is mounted in the steering wheel centre pad and, where fitted, the passenger's airbag is mounted in the passenger's side of the facia of Fiat Punto.

Glovebox of Fiat Punto

Removal

1 Open the glovebox and use a small screwdriver to push the two plastic hinge pins inwards (see illustration).



Push the two plastic hinge pins inwards and remove the glovebox from the facia


2 With the hinge pins released, withdraw the glovebox from the facia.

Refitting

3 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Driver's side lower panel of Fiat Punto

Removal

4 Release the two plastic screws located at the top of the panel, then lift the pane) from the facia.

Refitting

5 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Steering column shrouds of Fiat Punto

Removal

6 Undo the four retaining screws and remove the lower shroud from the underside of the steering column (see illustration).



Undo the four retaining screws (arrowed) and remove the lower steering column shroud


7 Remove the steering wheel.
8 Undo the two screws securing the front of the upper shroud to the steering column switch assembly. Manipulate the shroud out from under the instrument panel and remove the shroud from the column (see illustrations).



Undo the two screws securing the front of the upper shroud to the switch assembly...



... then manipulate the shroud out from under the instrument panel


Refitting

9 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Instrument panel surround of Fiat Punto

Removal

10 Undo the two lower retaining screws, one on each side of the surround (see illustration).



Undo the two instrument panel surround lower retaining screws


11 Undo the two upper screws in the centre of the surround, then withdraw the surround from the facia (see illustrations).



Undo the two upper screws …



... then withdraw the surround from the facia


Refitting

12 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Lower centre panel of Fiat Punto

Removal

13 Remove the centre console.
14 Undo the retaining screws securing the vent panels to the lower centre panel. Withdraw the panels from their location to disengage the rear retaining clips (see illustrations).



Undo the retaining screws securing the vent panels to the lower centre panel...



... withdraw the panels to disengage the rear retaining clips


15 Undo the two lower centre panel retaining screws located beneath the ashtray (see illustration).



Carefully prise up and remove the coin holder from the console – automatic transmission models


16 Carefully prise free the upper edge of the panel to disengage the four retaining clips (see illustration).



Undo the two screws (arrowed) on each side of the console – automatic transmission models


17 Disconnect the wiring connector at the rear of the panel, then withdraw the panel from the facia (see illustration).



Disconnect the wiring connector, then withdraw the panel from the facia


Refitting

18 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Centre switch panel of Fiat Punto

Removal

19 Remove the lower centre panel as described previously.
20 Undo the two lower screws securing the switch panel to the facia (see illustration).



Undo the two lower screws (arrowed) securing the centre switch panel to the facia


21 Lower the panel from its location to free the upper retaining tags, disconnect the wiring connectors and remove the panel (see illustration).



Lower the panel to free the upper retaining tags, then disconnect the wiring connectors and remove the panel (see illustration).


Refitting

22 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Centre vent panel of Fiat Punto

Removal

23 Remove the radio/cassette player.
24 Remove the centre switch panel as described previously.
25 Undo the two retaining screws located in the centre switch panel aperture (see illustration).



Undo the two screws (arrowed) in the centre switch panel aperture


26 Undo the four retaining screws located in the radio/cassette player aperture and remove the centre vent panel from the facia (see illustration).



Undo the four screws (arrowed) in the radio/cassette player aperture and remove the centre vent panel


Refitting

27 Refitting is a reversal of removal.

Complete facia assembly of Fiat Punto

Note: This is an involved operation entailing the removal of numerous components and assemblies, and the disconnection of a multitude of wiring connectors. Make notes on the location of all disconnected wiring, or attach labels to the connectors, to avoid confusion when refitting,

Removal

28 Disconnect the battery negative terminal.
29 Remove the front pillar trim panels on both sides.
30 Remove all the facia panels as described previously in this Section.
31 Remove the steering column.
32 Remove the instrument panel.
33 Where fitted, remove the passenger's airbag.
34 Lift up the locking catch and disconnect the wiring connector from the body computer (see illustration).



Lift up the locking catch and disconnect the wiring connector from the body computer


35 Undo the three bolts and release the fuse/relay box from the facia (see illustration).



Undo the three bolts (arrowed) and release the fuse/relay box


36 Carefully prise out the retaining bolt access covers from the top of the facia at the centre, and on each side (see illustration).



Carefully prise out the retaining bolt access covers from the top of the facia


37 Undo the three bolts now accessible, securing the upper edge of the facia to the body (see illustration).



Undo the three bolts securing the upper edge of the facia to the body


38 Prise out the lower retaining bolt access cover on the passenger's side (see illustration).



Prise out the lower retaining bolt access cover on the passenger's side


39 Undo the bolts securing the lower part of the facia to the body of Fiat Punto (see illustrations).



Undo the facia centre bolts (arrowed)...



... the side bolt (arrowed) on the passenger's side ...



... and driver's side (arrowed)...



... and the tower bolt (arrowed) on each side


40 Carefully pull the whole facia moulding away from the bulkhead slightly (see illustration). Label all remaining wiring connectors to aid correct refitting later, then disconnect them. Check that nothing remains connected between the facia and bulkhead then draw the facia moulding away and remove it from the Fiat Punto car.



Carefully pull the facia moulding away from the bulkhead


Refitting

41 Refitting is a reversal of removal, noting the following points:
a) Reinstate all electrical connections according to the labels made during removal and ensure that cables are secured in their clips, using the original routing.
b) Refit alt components disturbed during the removal process.
c) On completion, reconnect the battery negative terminal and check the operation of all controls, gauges and instruments disturbed during the removal process, including the heating/air conditioning system of Fiat Punto.