Welcome to the workshop. We’ve tried to gather technical guides, documents and links that might be useful to the owner who wishes to work on their own vehicle or just understand it a little more.

Technical guides

A number of these guides were originally published at This website has not been updated for any years and so the decision has been taken to relocate some of the more useful guides here to ensure that they are not lost. Although we have copied email addresses over from the old site, please be aware that some of these guides are over twenty years old and so the authors may no longer be around, have a Barchetta or the same email address.

Welcome to the Fiat Barchetta owners technical manual. (written and maintained by Barchetta owners worldwide)

In these pages we hope to provide you with a collection of projects carried out by barchetta owners that will help you maintain your barchetta, some might even save you money!

WARNING.  Please read ALL of the instructions for a project BEFORE commencing and if you are unsure about ANYTHING e-mail the author for clarification, an e-mail link is provided under the project title. If you are still unsure DO NOT start anything you may regret. The last thing we want to do is upset people by encouraging them to harm their barchetta. Sometimes Fiat will change or update part numbers, please double check you are ordering the correct part before placing an order.

To view a project just click on the link in the list below. All projects have a rating from one spanner โ€“ the simplest, to five โ€“ the scariest.

None of the projects have been approved by Fiat and we must point out that any work you undertake will be at your own risk. Where possible safety precautions and environmental guidelines are included. Please remember in some cases you will be dealing with CAUSTIC, FLAMMABLE and POISONOUS substances and in other cases with DIRECT CURRENT electrical devices that do not like positive and negative terminals to be mixed up.

If you have any suggestions for projects, comments on or contributions for these pages please e-mail us via the contact page.

Please click here to view member Chris Reynolds guide to ePer, the Fiat dealer parts system that can be a an additional useful reference tool.

Remove door trimIan Barnett๐Ÿ”ง
Repair tonneau gasketIan Barnett๐Ÿ”ง
Replace boot gas strutChris Reynolds๐Ÿ”ง
Replace hood strutsChris Reynolds๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Cleaning hood area drain holesBrian Poole๐Ÿ”ง
DIY repair of hood flapsBrian Poole๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Windshield repairBrian Poole๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Replace front padsMark Booth๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Lighting upgrade to LEDGraham Silverton๐Ÿ”ง
Replace spark plugsJan Willem๐Ÿ”ง
Heater problemsJohn Turvill๐Ÿ”ง
Trip meter reset button repairNick Kitchin๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Replace the clock bulbIan Barnett๐Ÿ”ง
Remove windscreen wiper motorRicky Reid๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Overhauling the wiper assemblyDave Maddock๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Radio wiringChris Reynolds๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Heat shield replacementJohn Turvill๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Fiat original exhaustIan BarnettDescription only
Oil changeJan Willem๐Ÿ”ง
Gearbox oil changeJan Willem๐Ÿ”ง
Replace fuel filterJohn Turvill๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Replace power steering fluidJohn Turvill๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Screen washer reservoir repairTjaco Bokkinga๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
General tips
Frozen handbrakeGeoff Bowles/Chris Reynolds๐Ÿ”ง
Changing the air filterIan Barnett๐Ÿ”ง
Frosty tipsGeoff Bowles๐Ÿ”ง
Lubricating the bonnet release cableBrian Poole๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Change suspension springsBosse Anell๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ”ง
Replace wheel bearingsIvo Molรกk๐Ÿ”ง

Technical documents

The Barchetta Technical Resource document below was created early in the life of the car but it still provides some useful information for those people new to the car

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Other technical links

Fiat Forum, an online forum with a lot of information about the Barchetta. If you use the Fiat forum why not update your signature to show you’re a member of the club.
A downloadable, printable document containing all the parts diagrams for the Barchetta extracted from ePer V84.
The Fiat service manual. Available as a set of rar files, you will need a tool such as 7Zip to join the rar files together and then extract the PDF documents
The Fiat service manual. The same information as above but in an easier to download form and with bookmarks to aid navigation
Pauliecabs YouTube channel. A series of videos showing various jobs on the Barchetta. UK owners can just envy the rust free underneath of his car.