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Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points
Quick guide showing the locations of the Major earthing points in the GP's engine bay
Published by Andy Monty
13-11-2008
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Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

Tools needed

13mm socket and a LONG extension bar or 2 and T brace (13mm combination spanner will do at a push although one earth point NEEDS a 13mm socket)

a 10mm socket and small ratchet

fine Emmery paper /wire wool

small wire brush

Some kind of grease or petrolium jelly (Vaseline)

its a simple matter of removing each earth wire, cleaning both the crimped on ring and the landing point on the car and contact point of the nut and thread on the post using a combination of the Emmery paper and wire brush putting back together then giving a good coat of grease to seal out the water...

there are four that i have found in the engine bay the Green spots give their approximate location





Lets start with the easy ones

(disconnect the earth at the battery before you go any further)


there are 2 earths under the ABS modulator




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both of these are held in place by a 10mm nut


now onto the one which is located on the leg chassis leg on the opposite side to the screen wash water bottle




this is held in place by a 13mm nut but has a plastic shroud around it so only a socket will fit



And finally saving the most difficult for last...

The gearbox earth strap....



First of all

use a 13mm socket to loosen both gold clutch actuator bolts





once loose remove one completely..




now with one hand hold the clutch actuator and with the other remove the last bolt



once loose the actuator will be trying to push back keep hold of it and move gently to one side and use one of the bolts to secure it to the opposite hole if it extends too far you will need to bleed the clutch



now remove nut with a 13mm socket

and re fit in reverse order take care not to over tighten the clutch actuator (its only plastic)

lastly reconnect the battery


hope this helps
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

When I fitted my HID's i just connected the lines to the battery terminal and it worked fine. Or is this something else?
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

Anybody know where the earthing points are on a sporting as there's quite a bit more in the engine bay than in the pictures shown. Preferably the earthing points on the 1.9 mjet.
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

For what item?
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

As much as I know this will go down like a lead balloon with some people. Its for a HID kit.
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

haha still no reply 7 months later. Not seen you on here much recently mate?
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

A couple of years back I had the dashboard lights go out and thought it was probably the earth. So I just ran a duplicate lead across to the engine.

Poking around today I found the old earth lead in this state.
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Re: Grande Punto Engine bay Earthing Points

In my past life many moons ago, she said the choke does'nt work.

BMC 1100, earth strap broken so engine earths thru choke, throttle, heater, speedo cable and anything else!!!
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