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fig. 86

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fig. 88

F0M0099m

fig. 85

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REMOVING THE PARCEL SHELF

To remove the parcel shelf in order to 
extend the boot: release the upper ends
A-fig. 86 by removing the eyelets from
the pins, unhook and swivel the parcel
shelf in its seat and then release both pins
fig. 87 from the side holes.
Once removed, the parcel shelf can be po-
sitioned between the back of the front
seats and the folded cushion of the rear
seat fig. 88.

fig. 87

F0M0222m

Repositioning the rear seat fig. 85

Raise the backrests and push them back
until hearing the locking click of both 
retainers.

Position seat belt buckles upwards and set
the cushion in the normal position of use.

IMPORTANT The backrest is correctly
secured when the red band next to the
handles disappears. This red band indicates
that the backrest is not secured. When re-
turning the backrest to its normal posi-
tion, make sure it is correctly fastened and
you hear the lock click.

Make sure the backrest is properly se-
cured at both sides to prevent it moving
forward in the event of sharp braking that
may cause injuries to passengers.

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BONNET

OPENING 

Proceed as follows:
❒ pull the lever fig. 89 in the direction

of the arrow;

❒ pull catch A-fig. 90 as shown in the 

diagram;

❒ lift the bonnet and at the same time re-

lease the support prop from its locking
device D-fig. 91, then insert the end 
C-fig. 92 into hole on the bonnet.

IMPORTANT Before opening the bonnet,
check that the windscreen wiper arms are
not lifted from the windscreen.

CLOSING 

Proceed as follows:
❒ hold the bonnet up with one hand and

with the other remove support rod 
C-fig. 92 from hole and fit it back in-
to its catch D-fig. 91;

fig. 90

F0M0358m

fig. 89

F0M0135m

❒ lower the bonnet to about 20 cen-

timetres above the engine compart-
ment and then let it drop. Make sure
that the bonnet is closed correctly and
not just in the safety position by trying
to lift it. If it is not perfectly closed, do
not try to press the bonnet lid down
but open it and repeat the procedure. 

IMPORTANT Always check that the bon-
net is closed properly to avoid it opening
while the car is travelling.

fig. 91

F0M0413m

fig. 92

F0M0133m

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For safety reasons, the bon-
net must always be perfect-

ly closed while travelling. Make sure
that the bonnet is perfectly closed
and that the lock is engaged. If you
discover during travel that the lock
is not fully engaged, stop immediate-
ly and close the bonnet in the correct
manner.

WARNING

If the supporting rod is not
positioned correctly, the

bonnet may fall violently.

WARNING

Perform these operations on-
ly when the car is stationary.

WARNING

ROOF RACK/SKI RACK

3-door versions

The front hooks are located at points 
A-fig. 93.

The rear hooks are set at points marked
by the (

O) symbols on the rear side win-

dows.

5-door versions

The front hooks are located at points 
A-fig. 93.

The rear hooks are set at points and are
marked by a groove on the upper part of
the door frame.

IMPORTANT Follow the instructions
contained in the assembly kit carefully. As-
sembly must be performed by qualified
personnel.

fig. 93

F0M0102m

After travelling for a short
distance, check that the fas-

tening screws are correctly tightened. 

WARNING

Strictly adhere to the laws in
force concerning maximum
clearance.

Distribute the load evenly
and, when driving, bear in

mind the increased sensitivity of the
vehicle to side wind.

WARNING

Never exceed the permitted
load (see “Technical data”
section).

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HEADLIGHTS

LIGHT BEAM DIRECTION

The correct direction of the headlights is
essential for the comfort and safety of the
driver and other road users. The head-
lights must be correctly directed to ensure
the best visibility. Contact a Fiat Dealer-
ship to have the direction checked and, if
necessary, adjusted.

HEADLIGHT ALIGNMENT
CORRECTOR

This device works with the key at MAR
and the dipped beam headlights on. The
car will slant backwards when it is loaded,
raising the light beam. The beams must
therefore be aimed again in this case.

Headlight alignment adjustment
fig. 94

To adjust, press buttons Ò and

on the

control panel.

The display located on the instrument pan-
el provides the visual indication of the po-
sitions during the adjustment operation.

Position – one or two people on front
seats.

Position – five people.

Position – five people + load in the boot.

Position – driver + maximum admitted
load in the boot.

IMPORTANT Check the beam alignment
every time the load transported changes.

FRONT FOG LIGHTS
ALIGNMENT
(for versions/markets, where provided)

Contact a Fiat Dealership to have the di-
rection checked and, if necessary, adjusted.

fig. 94

F0M0103m

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HEADLIGHT BEAM
ADJUSTMENT ABROAD
fig. 95-96

The dipped headlights are adjusted to
work in the country where the vehicle
was originally purchased. In countries
where vehicles are driven on the other
side of the road, the beams are aligned by
applying a specially designed adhesive film
in order not to dazzle the vehicles trav-
elling in the opposite direction.

Such film is provided by Lineaccessori
Fiat and is available at Fiat Dealerships.

The illustrations refer to the changeover
from driving on the left to driving on the
right.

fig. 95

F0M0105m

fig. 96

F0M0106m

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ABS SYSTEM

If you have never driven a vehicle with
ABS before, it is advisable to perform
a few tests on slippery ground, naturally in
conditions of safety and respecting the
highway code of the country where you
are driving. Read the following informa-
tion carefully.

ABS is an integral part of the braking sys-
tem which prevents, whatever the road
conditions and force applied to the brake
pedal, the wheels from locking and con-
sequently sliding under braking, thus en-
suring that the vehicle remains under con-
trol even during emergency braking.

The system is completed by EBD (Elec-
tronic Brakeforce Distribution), which dis-
tributes the braking action between front
and rear wheels.

IMPORTANT For the maximum efficien-
cy of the braking system, a bedding-in pe-
riod of about 500 km is needed (for a new
vehicle or after having replaced the brake
pads/discs): during this period it is better
to avoid sharp, repeated and prolonged
braking.

The ABS gets the most from
the available grip, but it can-

not improve it; you should therefore
take every care when driving on slip-
pery surfaces and not take unneces-
sary risks.

WARNING

SYSTEM INTERVENTION

The driver can tell the ABS system has
been activated because the brake pedal
pulsates slightly and the system gets nois-
ier: this means that the car speed should
be altered to fit the type of road surface.

MECHANICAL BRAKE ASSIST
(emergency braking assistance)
(for versions/markets, where provided)

This system (which cannot be deactivat-
ed) recognises emergency braking condi-
tions according to the speed of operation
of the brake pedal and provides an addi-
tional hydraulic braking pressure to sup-
port that provided by the driver. This al-
lows faster and more powerful operation
of the braking system.

IMPORTANT When the Mechanical
Brake Assist is activated noises can be
heard from the system. This is normal.
Anyway, while braking keep the brake
pedal depressed.

If the ABS cuts in, it is a sign
that the grip between tyre

and the road surface has reached the
limit: you must slow down to match
the speed to the road grip available.

WARNING

FAILURE INDICATIONS

ABS failure

This is indicated by the > warning light
on the instrument panel together with the
dedicated message on the multifunction
display (for versions/markets, where pro-
vided) coming on (see “Warning lights and
messages” section).

In this case, the braking system will work
as normal, but without the extra capacity
offered by the ABS system. Drive care-
fully to the nearest Fiat Dealership to have
the system checked.

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ESP SYSTEM (Electronic
Stability Program)

(for versions/markets, where provided)

This is an electronic system that controls
car stability in the event of tyre grip loss,
helping to maintain directional control.

The ESP system is therefore particularly
useful when road surface grip changes.

In addition to the ESP system, ASR system
and Hill Holder, the MSR system (adjusting
the engine braking torque) and the HBA
system (improving the braking force dur-
ing emergency braking) are also provided
(for versions/markets, where provided).

SYSTEM INTERVENTION

This is signalled by the flashing of warn-
ing light á on the instrument panel, to in-
form the driver that the car is in critical
stability and grip conditions.

When the ABS cuts in and
you feel the brake pedal pul-

sating, do not remove your foot, but
keep the pedal pushed down; in do-
ing so you, will stop in the shortest
distance possible under the road con-
ditions at the time.

WARNING

EBD failure

This is indicated by the > and

x warn-

ing lights on the instrument panel togeth-
er with the dedicated message on the mul-
tifunction display (for versions/markets,
where provided) coming on (see “Warn-
ing lights and messages” section).

In this case, the rear wheels may sudden-
ly lock and the vehicle may swerve when
braking sharply. Drive carefully to the
nearest Fiat Dealership to have the system
checked.

If only the

warning light

on the instrument panel

lights up (together with a message in
the multifunction display, for ver-
sions/markets, where provided) stop
the vehicle immediately and contact
the nearest Fiat Dealership. Fluid
leaking from the hydraulic system will
compromise the operation of the
braking system, whether it is of the
conventional type or with ABS.

WARNING

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SYSTEM ACTIVATION

The ESP system is automatically activat-
ed when the car is started and cannot be
de-activated.

FAILURE INDICATIONS

In the event of a failure, the ESP will be au-
tomatically switched off and the á warn-
ing light will come on permanently on the
instrument panel along with a message on
the multifunction display (for versions/
markets, where provided) (see “Warning
lights and messages” section). The LED on
the ASR OFF button will also light up.
Contact a Fiat Dealership as soon as pos-
sible if this happens.

HYDRAULIC BRAKE ASSIST
(integrated ESP emergency
braking assistance)
(for versions/markets, where provided)

This system (which is compulsory) recog-
nises emergency braking according to the
speed of operation of the brake pedal and
provides additional hydraulic braking pres-
sure to support that applied by the driver.
This allows faster and more powerful op-
eration of the braking system.

The Hydraulic Brake Assist is deactivat-
ed on versions equipped with ESP, in the
event of an ESP system failure (indicated
by warning light á switching on together
with the message in the multifunctional
display, for versions/markets, where pro-
vided).

Do not take unnecessary
risks, even if your vehicle is

fitted with an ESP system. Your dri-
ving style must always be suited to the
road conditions, visibility and traffic.
The driver is always ultimately re-
sponsible for road safety.

WARNING

HILL HOLDER SYSTEM

This is an integral part of the ESP system,
making hill-starts easier.

It is automatically activated in the follow-
ing conditions:
❒ uphill: vehicle stationary on a road with

a gradient higher than 5%, engine run-
ning, brake pedal pressed and gearbox
in neutral or gear other than reverse;

❒ downhill: vehicle stationary on a road

with a gradient higher than 5%, engine
running, brake pedal pressed and re-
verse gear engaged.

At pick-up, the ESP system control unit
will maintain the braking pressure at the
wheels until the necessary engine torque
for moving away is reached or, in any case,
for a maximum of 2 seconds in order to
move easily from the brake pedal to the
accelerator pedal.

If the vehicle has not departed after this
time, the system will deactivate automat-
ically by gradually releasing the brake
force.

At release, the typical brake disengage-
ment noise indicating that the car is go-
ing to move will be heard.

Failure indications

System failure is indicated by the turning
on of warning light

* on the instrument

panel with digital display and warning light

á on the instrument panel with multi-
function display (for versions/markets,
where provided) (see section “Warning
lights and messages”).

IMPORTANT The Hill Holder system is
not a parking brake; therefore, never leave
the vehicle without having engaged the
handbrake, turned the engine off and se-
lected first gear.

For the correct operation of
the ESP and ASR systems,

the tyres must be the same make and
type on all wheels, in perfect condi-
tion and, above all, of the type, make
and size recommended.

WARNING

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MSR system
(engine braking regulation)

This is an integral part of the ASR system
that, in case of sudden gear shifting, cuts
in to provide torque to the engine, thus
preventing excessive driving wheel drag
that, especially in poor grip conditions, can
lead to loss of stability.

Switching the system on/off fig. 97
The ASR system switches on automatically
each time the engine is started.

When travelling, the ASR can be switched
off and on again by pressing button lo-
cated on the dashboard fig. 97.

If the system is off, the LED on the button
lights up together with a message shown
on the multifunction display (for versions/
markets, where provided).

If the ASR is switched off when travelling,
it will turn on again automatically the next
time the engine is started.

When travelling on snowy roads with
snow chains, it may be helpful to turn the
ASR off: in fact, in these conditions, the
driving wheels skidding when moving off
makes it possible to get better traction.

For the correct operation of
the ESP and ASR systems,

the tyres must be the same make and
type on all wheels, in perfect condi-
tion and, above all, of the type, make
and size recommended.

WARNING

fig. 97

ASR

OFF

F0M0109m

ASR SYSTEM (Anti-slip Regulator)
This function controls car drive and cuts
in automatically every time one or both
driving wheels skid.

Depending on how skiddy the road is,
two different control systems are acti-
vated:
❒ if the skidding involves both drive

wheels, the ASR function intervenes
by reducing the power transmitted by
the engine;

❒ if the skidding involves only one dri-

ving wheel, the ASR system cuts in by
automatically braking the wheel that
is sliding.

The ASR system is particularly helpful in
the following circumstances:
❒ skidding of the inner wheel when cor-

nering due to the effect of dynamic
load changes or excessive acceleration;

❒ too much power transmitted to the

wheels in relation to the conditions of
the road surface;

❒ acceleration on slippery, snowy or

icy surfaces;

❒ loss of grip on a wet surface (aqua-

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Do not take unnecessary
risks, even if your vehicle is

fitted with this system. Your driving
style must always be suited to the
road conditions, visibility and traffic.
The driver is always responsible for
road safety.

WARNING

For correct operation of the ASR system,
the tyres must be of the same brand and
type on all wheels, in perfect conditions
and, above all, of the type, brand and size
recommended.

FAILURE INDICATIONS

In the event of a failure, the ASR system
will be automatically switched off and
warning light á will appear permanently
on the instrument panel along with a mes-
sage on the multifunction display (for ver-
sions/markets, where provided) (see
“Warning lights and messages”). In this
case, contact a Fiat Dealership as soon as
possible.

EOBD SYSTEM

The EOBD (European On Board Diagno-
sis) system allows continuous diagnostics
of the emission-related components of the
car.

It also alerts the driver, by turning on the

U

warning light on the instrument panel

(together with a relevant message in the
multifunction display, for versions/mar-
kets, where provided) (see “Warning
lights and messages” section), when these
components are no longer in peak con-
dition.

The goal of the system is to:
❒ keep the system efficiency under con-

trol;

❒ warn when a fault causes emissions lev-

els to increase;

❒ warn of the need to replace non-per-

forming components.

The system also has a connector that can
be interfaced with appropriate equipment,
which makes it possible to read the er-
ror codes stored in the control unit, to-
gether with a series of specific parameters
for engine operation and diagnosis. This
check can also be carried out by traffic
authorities.

IMPORTANT After resolving the prob-
lem, to check the system completely, Fi-
at Dealerships are obliged to run a bench
test and, if necessary, road tests which
may call for a long journey.

If, when the ignition key is
turned to the MAR position,
the 
warning light either
does not come on or, when

driving, it comes on permanently or
flashes (along with a message in the
multifunction display for versions/mar-
kets, where provided), contact a Fiat
Dealership as soon as possible. The
operation of the 
warning light may
be checked by traffic police using ap-
propriate equipment. Follow the laws
in force in the country where you are
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“DUALDRIVE”
ELECTRIC POWER
STEERING SYSTEM

The car is equipped with an electrically
controlled power steering system called
“Dualdrive”, working only with the igni-
tion key at MAR and the engine running,
that customises steering force according
to the driving conditions.

ACTIVATION/DEACTIVATION
(CITY function)

To activate/deactivate the function, press
the button on the dashboard.

Activation is indicated by:
❒ the word CITY on the instrument

panel (for versions with multifunction
display);

❒ the word CITY lit up on the button

after it has been pressed fig. 98.

When the CITY function is on, the steer-
ing wheel effort is lighter, making parking
easier: therefore, this function is particu-
larly useful for driving in city centres.

For the Sport version, this function guar-
antees improved driving comfort because
the accelerator pedal is better calibrated
for gradual acceleration/deceleration.

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FAILURE INDICATIONS

Any failure of the electric power steering
system is indicated by instrument panel
warning light g coming on together with
a message on the multifunction display (for
versions/markets, where provided) (see
section “Warning lights and messages”).

In the event of electric power steering sys-
tem failure, the car can be driven with me-
chanical steering.

IMPORTANT In some circumstances, fac-
tors independent of the electric power
steering could cause the g warning light
in the instrument panel to come on.

In this case, stop the car immediately,
switch off the engine for about 20 seconds
and then restart the car. If the warning
light g is still on, along with the message
on the multifunction display (for ver-
sions/markets, where provided), contact
a Fiat Dealership.

IMPORTANT The steering may become
stiffer during parking manoeuvres that re-
quire a lot of turns of the wheel. This is
normal and is caused by the electric con-
trol motor overheating protection system.
No repairs are needed. The power steer-
ing system will start working properly
again the next time the car is used.

It is absolutely forbidden to
carry out any after-market

operation involving steering system or
steering column modifications (e.g. in-
stallation of anti-theft device) that
could badly affect performance and
safety, invalidate the warranty and
also result in the car failing to com-
ply with regulations.

WARNING

Before servicing the car,
switch off the engine and re-

move the key from the ignition to ac-
tivate the steering lock. This is espe-
cially important when the car wheels
are not touching the ground. If this
is not possible (for example if the key
needs to be turned to MAR or the en-
gine must be running), remove the
main fuse that protects the electric
power steering.

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START&STOP SYSTEM
(for versions/markets, where provided)

FOREWORD

The Start&Stop device automatically stops
the engine each time the vehicle is sta-
tionary and starts it again when the driver
wants to move off.

This improves the efficiency of the vehicle
by reducing fuel consumption, the emis-
sion of harmful gases and noise pollution.
The system is activated each time the car
is started.

OPERATING MODES

Engine cut-out mode

With manual transmission

With the vehicle stationary, the engine
cuts out with the gearbox in neutral and
the clutch pedal released.

With Dualogic gearbox

(for versions/markets, where provided)

The engine cuts out if the car stops with
the brake pedal pressed.

This condition can be maintained even if
the brake pedal is not pressed, if the gear
lever is in position N.

NB: The engine can be stopped automat-
ically only after a speed of about 10 Km/h
is reached, to prevent the engine from be-
ing repeatedly stopped when driving at
walking pace.

The engine being stopped is signalled by
the warning light fig. 99 on the instrument
panel, depending on the configuration.

Engine restarting mode

With normal transmission

Press the clutch pedal to allow the engine
to be restarted.

With Dualogic gearbox
(for versions/markets, where provided)

If the gear lever is in position N, place it
in any other gear, otherwise release the
brake pedal or move the gear lever to (+),
(–) or R .

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fig. 101

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MANUAL ACTIVATION AND
DEACTIVATION

You can activate/deactivate the device
by pressing the button on the dashboard
fig. 101. When the system is switched off,
“Start&Stop OFF” appears on the dash-
board fig. 100.

In addition, (for versions/markets, where
provided) additional indications concern-
ing the deactivation or activation of
Start&Stop is given through a message on
the display.

NO ENGINE CUT-OUT
CONDITIONS

With the device activated, for reasons of
comfort, limiting emissions and safety, the
engine does not stop in certain conditions,
including:
❒ engine still cold;
❒ particularly cold external temperatures,

where the appropriate indication is pro-
vided;

❒ battery not sufficiently charged;
❒ heated rear windscreen activated;
❒ windscreen wipers working at maxi-

mum speed;

❒ diesel particulate filter (DPF) regener-

ation ongoing (for versions/markets,
where provided);

❒ driver’s door not shut;
❒ driver’s seat belt not fastened;

❒ reverse gear engaged (for example, dur-

ing parking manoeuvres);

❒ automatic climate control, if a com-

fortable temperature has not yet been
reached or MAX – DEF function en-
abled;

❒ during the first period of use, to initial-

ize the system.

In the above cases, an information mes-
sage appears on the display and (for ver-
sions/markets, where provided) the warn-
ing light fig. 99 will flash on the instrument
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RESTARTING CONDITIONS

For reasons of comfort, limiting harmful
emissions and safety purposes, the power
unit can restart automatically without any
action on behalf of the driver if certain
conditions are met, including:
❒ battery not sufficiently charged;
❒ windscreen wipers working at maxi-

mum speed;

❒ extreme braking system pressure, e.g.

following the brake pedal being pressed
repeatedly;

❒ car moving around, for example when

driving on hilly roads;

❒ stopping the engine through the

Start&Stop system for more than about
three minutes.

❒ automatic climate control system for

establishing a comfortable temperature
or enabling the MAX – DEF function.

With a gear engaged, the engine can be au-
tomatically restarted only by fully de-
pressing the clutch pedal. The driver is
asked to perform this operation through
a message on the instrument panel and,
for versions/markets, where provided, by
the warning light fig. 102 on the instru-
ment panel flashing

NB: If the clutch is not pressed, when the
three minutes have elapsed since the en-
gine was stopped, the engine can be
restarted only by using the key.

NB: In cases when the engine stops and
this is not desired, due for example to the
clutch pedal being released sharply with
a gear engaged, if the Start&Stop system
is activated, the engine can be restarted by
fully depressing the clutch pedal or by
putting the gear lever into neutral.

SAFETY FUNCTIONS

In engine cut-out conditions through the
Start&Stop system, if the driver unfastens
his/her seat belt and opens the driver’s
door or the passenger door, the engine
can be restarted only by using the key.

The driver is notified of this condition
both by a buzzer and through an infor-
mation message on the display and (for
versions/markets, where provided) by the
warning light fig. 102 on the instrument
panel flashing.

ENERGY SAVING FUNCTION
(for versions/markets, where provided)

If, after the engine has been automatical-
ly restarted, the driver does not take any
action for a period of about 3 minutes, the
Start&Stop system will definitively stop the
engine to avoid fuel consumption. In these
cases, the engine can be restarted only by
using the key.

NB: In any case, it is possible to keep
the engine running by deactivating the
Start&Stop system.

OPERATING IRREGULARITIES

In the case of malfunctions the Start&Stop
system is disabled. The driver is informed
of the problem by the general failure
warning light A-fig. 102, for versions/
markets, where provided, coming on with
an information message and the system
failure symbol B-fig. 102 on the control
panel. In this case, contact a Fiat Dealer-
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CAR INACTIVITY fig. 103
(with Start&Stop system with
dummy pole)
(for versions/markets where provided)

In case of vehicle inactivity conditions, pay
special attention to the disconnection of
the battery power supply. The procedure
must be made by disconnecting the quick
release negative terminal A-fig. 103 from
the dummy negative pole B, as the battery
negative pole has a sensor for bat-
tery condition monitoring that must nev-
er be disconnected (unless the battery is
replaced).

CAR INACTIVITY fig. 104
(with Start&Stop system without
dummy pole)
(for versions/markets where provided)

In case of car inactivity, special attention
must be paid due to the disconnection of
the battery power supply. Proceed as fol-
lows: detach the connector A-fig. 104 (by
pressing button B) from sensor for
monitoring the battery status installed on
the battery negative pole D. This sensor
should never be disconnected from the
pole except if the battery is replaced.

EMERGENCY STARTING
(with Start&Stop system with
dummy pole)
(for versions/markets where provided)

In case of vehicle jump starting, never
connect the negative cable (–) of the
auxiliary battery to the negative pole
B-fig. 105 of the vehicle battery, rather
to the dummy pole A or to an en-
gine/gearbox earth point.

When replacing the battery,
always go to a Fiat Dealer-

ship. Replace the battery using a new
one of the same type (HEAVY DUTY)
and having the same specifications.

WARNING

fig. 103

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