KIA Niro: Front Seat Cushion Cover | Front Seat Frame Assembly

Component Location

  1. Front seat cushion cover

Replacement

  1. Remove the front seat shield inner cover.

    (Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Shield Inner Cover")

  2. Remove the front seat outer shield cover.

    (Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Outer Shield Cover")

  3. Remove the front seat lower protector (A).

  1. Disconnect the airbag connector (A), heater connector (B), and extension wiring connector (C).

  1. Pull out the protectors (A), and then separate the front seat cushion cover from the front seat cushion frame.

  1. Remove the front seat cushion cover (A) from the front seat cushion frame.

  1. Remove the velcro tape (A) and hog-ring clips (B) from the front of seat cushion.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

  • Make sure that the connectors are plugged in properly.
  • Replace any damaged clips.
  • To prevent wrinkles, make sure that the material is stretched evenly over the cover (B) before securing the hog-ring clips (A).
  • Replace the hog-ring clips with new ones using special tool (C) (09880-4F000).

Front Seat Frame Assembly

  1. Front seat back frame assembly
  2. Front seat cushion frame assembly

Replacement

Warning

  • Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  • Never attempt to measure the circuit resistance of the airbag module (squib) even if you are using the specified tester. If the circuit resistance is measured with a tester, accidental airbag deployment will result in serious personal injury

Warning

  • When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
  • Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces without marring the surface.
  • Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
  1. Remove the front seat back cover.

    (Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Back Cover")

  2. Remove the front seat cushion cover.

    (Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Cushion Cover")

  3. Remove the lumbar support assembly.

    (Refer to Body Electrical System - "Lumbar Support Unit")

  4. After loosening the mounting bolts, disconnect the front seat back frame assembly (A) and front seat cushion frame assembly (B).

Tightening torque : 44.1 - 53.9 N*m (4.5 - 5.5 kgf*m, 32.5 - 39.8 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

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