Fuses of Fiat Punto

1 Fuses are designed to break a circuit when a predetermined current is reached, in order to protect the components and wiring which could be damaged by excessive current flow. Any excessive current flow will be due to a fault in the circuit, usually a short-circuit.
2 The main fuses of Fiat Punto are located in the fusebox under the facia on the driver's side (see Illustration).



The main fuses are located in the fusebox under the facia on the driver's side


3 To gain access to the fuses, release the two plastic screws located at the top of the facia lower panel, then lift the panel from the facia.
4 Additional fuses and circuit breakers are located in the fuse/relay box in the engine compartment; release the clips and lift off the cover to gain access (see Illustration).



Additional fuses and circuit breakers are located in the engine compartment fuse/relay box


5 A blown fuse in Fiat Punto can be recognised from its melted or broken wire (see illustration).



A blown fuse can be recognised from its melted or broken wire


6 To remove a fuse in Fiat Punto car, first ensure that the relevant circuit is switched oft.
7 Using the plastic tool clipped to the main fusebox, pull the fuse from its location.
8 Spare fuses are provided in the main fusebox.
9 Before renewing a blown fuse, trace and rectify the cause, and always use a fuse of the correct rating (fuse ratings are specified on the inside of the fusebox cover panel). Never substitute a fuse of a higher rating, or make temporary repairs using wire or metal foil; more serious damage, or even fire, could result.
10 Note that the fuses are colour-coded as follows. Refer to the wiring diagrams for details of the fuse ratings used and the circuits protected.

Colour              Rating
Orange               5A
Red                   10A
Blue                  15A
Yellow                20A
Clear or White     25A
Green                30A

11 The radio/cassette player fuse is located in the rear of the unit, and can be accessed after removing the radio/cassette player.