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Removing A Front Lower Wishbone On A Fiat 500




In order to replace a front lower wishbone on a 500 the front bumper needs to be removed.

This guide is based on the LEFT side wishbone

WORKSHOP TIME 1 1/2hrs







If you would like to BOOK yourself in the price of this repair on a 500 (2012 to 08/02/2016) in our workshop for the LEFT side is £243.77 and the RIGHT £187.80.


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Undo the x4 wheel bolts to both front wheels and remove the wheels.

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Unscrew the x3 T30 screws to the under lip of the front bumper...

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...and the x1 Phillips screw at each end.

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On the right side wheel arch liner remove the inspection cover (other wise this will probably pop out when you pull the liner back).

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Unscrew the x2 Phillips on the outer edge of the wheel arch.

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Pull back the wheel arch liner to unplug the headlight connector (and the fog light if it has one).

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There's a T30 holding the corner of the bumper to the wing.
Now do the same on the left side wheel arch liner.

The last screws securing the bumper are the x4 T30 across the top.

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To remove the bumper separate the bumper clip from the wing at both corners.

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On the LEFT side of the vehicle undo the x2 15mm bolts to the vertical support bracket.

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Undo the x4 15mm bolts to the lower cross rail.

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There's a 16mm bolt to the side of the cross rail support arm...

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...and x2 18mm bolts on the underneath.

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Remove the support arm.

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The pinch bolt and nut to the wishbone ball joint are both 17mm.

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Using a lever bar prise the ball joint from the pillar.

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Loosen the 18mm bolt to the rear wishbone mount.

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Undo the 18mm bolt to the front wishbone mount.

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Now lever out the front wishbone mount as you rotate it on the rear bolt.

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Remove the rear wishbone bolt and lever out the wishbone.

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