So that fuel filter then, as you can see its pretty buried away there
Maybe mechanics practice Gynaecology? I think it is easier to remove the trims and headlight, let the dog see the rabbit.
Now the Fiat service course says to disconnect the battery but I doubt anyone does that in the real world but of course ignition OFF
After removed the three bolts the headlight pulls forward and is only attached by the multi socket
This is removed by pulling back the grey plastic retainer and then unplugging. Place the headlight out of harms way so you wont trip over it!
Now we're in
At this stage you can if you wish open the bleed screw and drain the diesel but without getting a long piece of pipe and something to catch it in my option was to not drain it.
The amount of fuel that will come out of the pipe connection isn't huge so I caught it with an old tea towel initially then drained it fully when off the vehicle.
So first the upper electrical connection. This is locked by the yellow plastic part, just slide it back and then with a finger behind the orange nib that it was covering pull it away from the housing.
Now the fuel lines. The grey collars effectively grip the tubing so have to be pushed towards the body first before pulling the fuel line out
UNSECURED only a couple of mm difference
So I first removed the top pipe and then with a tea towel under the lower pipe that too.
The lower electrical connection is easier to do with the housing lifted clear. Yes it just lifts upwards out of it's bracket (quite tight) .Keep the fuel spouts uppermost to avoid leaking the fuel.
The spring needs compressing to free the connector then pull it clear.
Now you can fully drain the filter housing into a suitable container by undoing the bleed screw a few turns.
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Then reconnect the bottom electrical connection before relpacing the unit
push downwards to the stops
Replace fuel lines and top connection.
Turn engine over and it will fire up within 10 seconds.