General

1 Whenever a bulb of Fiat Punto is renewed, note the following points:
a) Ensure that the relevant electrical circuit is isolated before removing a bulb. If in doubt, disconnect the battery negative terminal before starting work.
b) Remember that, if the circuit has just been in use, the bulb may be extremely hot
c) Always check the bulb contacts and holder, ensuring that there Is clean metal-to-metal contact between the bulb and its live contacts) and earth. Clean off any corrosion or dirt before fitting a new bulb.
d) Wherever bayonet-type bulbs of Fiat Punto are fitted, ensure that the live contact(s) bear firmly against the bulb contact.
e) Always ensure that the new bulb is of the correct rating (see Specifications), and that it is completely clean before fitting it; this applies particularly to headlight/foglight bulbs (see following paragraphs).

Headlight of Fiat Punto

2 Open and support the bonnet.

Dipped beam bulb of Fiat Punto

3 Release the spring clip and lift off the plastic cover from the rear outer corner of the headlight unit (see illustrations).



Release the spring clip ...



... and lift off the plastic cover from the rear outer corner of the headlight unit


4 Disconnect the wiring connector from the rear of the bulb (see illustration).



Disconnect the wiring connector from the rear of the dipped beam bulb


5 Release the retaining spring clip and remove the bulb from the headlight unit (see illustration).



Release the retaining spring clip and remove the bulb from the headlight unit


6 When handling the new bulb, use a tissue or clean cloth to avoid touching the glass with the fingers; moisture and grease from the skin can cause blackening and rapid failure of this type of bulb. If the glass is accidentally, touched, wipe it clean using methylated spirit. Avoid knocking or shaking the bulb as this may weaken the filament.
7 Install the new bulb, using a reversal of the removal procedure, ensuring that its locating tabs are correctly located in the light unit cutouts. Secure the bulb in position with the retaining clip.

Main beam bulb of Fiat Punto

8 Release the two spring clips and lift off the plastic cover from the rear inner comer of the headlight unit (see illustrations).



Release the two spring clips …



... and lift off the plastic cover from the rear inner comer of the headlight unit


9 Disconnect the wiring connector from the rear of the bulb (see illustration).



Disconnect the wiring connector from the rear of the main beam bulb


10 Release the retaining spring clip and remove the bulb from the headlight unit (see illustrations).



Release the retaining spring clip ...



... and remove the bulb from the headlight unit


11 When handling the new bulb, use a tissue or clean cloth to avoid touching the glass with the fingers; moisture and grease from the skin can cause blackening and rapid failure of this type of bulb. If the glass is accidentally touched, wipe it clean using methylated spirit. Avoid knocking or shaking the bulb as this may weaken the filament.
12 Install the new bulb, using a reversal of the removal procedure. Ensure that its locating tabs are correctly located in the light unit cut-outs and secure the bulb in position with the retaining clip.

Sidelight of Fiat Punto

13 Open and support the bonnet.
14 Release the two spring clips and lift off the plastic cover from the rear inner comer of the headlight unit.
15 Depress the retaining tabs and withdraw the sidelight bulbholder from the headlight unit (see illustration).



Depress the retaining tabs and withdraw the sidelight bulbholder from the headlight unit


16 Remove the push-fit bulb from the bulbholder (see illustration).



Remove the push-fit bulb from the bulbholder


17 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Front direction indicator of Fiat Punto

18 Open and support the bonnet.
19 Release the two spring clips and lift off the plastic cover from the rear inner corner of the headlight unit.
20 Twist the bulbholder anti-clockwise and withdraw it from the light unit (see illustration).



Twist the direction indicator bulbholder anti-clockwise and withdraw it from the headlight unit


21 The bulb is a bayonet fit in the bulbholder.
22 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Indicator side repeater of Fiat Punto

23 Push the light unit towards the rear of the vehicle slightly, then insert a screwdriver behind the front edge of the unit and lever it out of the wing aperture (see illustration).



Push the side repeater light unit rearwards, then lever it out of the wing aperture


24 Withdraw the light unit, then twist the bulbholder anti-clockwise to release it from the light unit (see illustration).



Twist the bulbholder anti-clockwise to release it from the light unit


25 The bulb is a push-fit in the bulbholder.
26 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Front foglight of Fiat Punto

27 Refer to the headlight dipped beam bulb renewal procedure described previously. Note that, due to the restricted working clearance in the engine compartment, it will be necessary to remove the headlight unit, if the left-hand foglight bulb is being renewed.

Rear light cluster bulbs of Fiat Punto

28 For access to the left-hand light cluster on models equipped with an audio amplifier/loudspeaker unit, undo the retaining screws and move the unit to one side.
29 Working from within the loadspace, prise the plastic cap from the rear pillar trim panel (see illustration).



Prise the plastic cap from the rear pillar trim panel


30 Using the screwdriver and special socket provided with the vehicle's toolkit, unscrew the rear light cluster upper securing bolt (see illustration).



Unscrew the rear light cluster upper securing bolt using the screwdriver and special socket


31 Fold back the access flap in the rear carpet and unscrew the lower securing bolt in the same way (see illustration).



Fold back the carpet access flap and unscrew the lower securing bolt in the same way


32 Pull the light cluster away from the bodywork and disconnect the wiring connector (see illustration).



Withdraw the light cluster and disconnect the wiring connector


33 Remove the screws and separate the bulbholder from the lens unit (see illustrations).



Undo the retaining screws ...



... and separate the bulbholder from the lens unit


34 The bulbs are a bayonet fit in the bulbholder (see illustration).



Remove the bayonet fit bulbs from the bulbholder


35 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

Rear number plate light of Fiat Punto

38 Using a small screwdriver, carefully prise the right-hand side of the light unit from its location in the bumper.
37 Twist the bulbholder anti-clockwise and withdraw it from the light unit.
38 The bulb is a push-fit in the bulbholder.
39 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.

High-level stop-light of Fiat Punto

40 Open the tailgate and undo the two stoplight unit retaining screws (see illustration)



Undo the two high-level stop-light unit retaining screws


41 Withdraw the light unit from the tailgate and disconnect the wiring connector at the bulbholder (see illustration).



Withdraw the light unit and disconnect the bulbholder wiring connector


42 Release the plastic retaining clip at the end of the bulbholder and lift the bulbholder from the light unit (see illustration).



Release the plastic retaining clip and lift the bulbholder from the light unit


43 Remove the relevant push-fit bulb from the bulbholder (see illustration).



Remove the relevant push-fit bulb from the bulbholder


44 Fit the new bulb using a reversal of the removal procedure.