Open the bonnet, fold-out the locking lever from the battery negative terminal clap, and disconnect the negative lead
Fold out the locking lever and disconnect the negative lead
Models upto 10/2008
Release the clips and remove the supply box cover from above the battery positive terminal
Release the clips and remove the cover
Slacken the clamp nut, disconnect the positive lead from the battery and position the supply box to one side
Slacken the nut and pull the positive clamp from the battery terminal
Models from 10/2008, or with Stop-start system
Pull up the plastic cover over the battery positive terminal.
Slacken the clamp and pull the positive lead clamp from the battery terminal.
Disconnect the battery as described previously
in this Section.
Unscrew the nut or bolt (as applicable) and remove the battery
retaining strap, then lift the battery out of the engine compartment
. Disconnect the vent
pipe (where fitted) as the battery is withdrawn.
Battery retaining strap bolt/nut
Models equipped with a stop-start system, are fitted with a battery condition sensor incorporated into the negative terminal. Fiat state that if the battery charge is less than 80%, it must be charged before using the vehicle.
Refitting is a reversal of removal, but smear
petroleum jelly on the terminals after reconnecting the leads, and always
reconnect the positive lead first, and the negative lead last.
Remove the battery as described previously in this Section.
Where applicable, on models with Stop-start system, prise up the retaining stud and remove the support bracket above the battery tray fastener.
Undo the retaining bolts, release any wiring and remove the battery tray
Battery tray retaining bolts
Refitting is a reversal of removal