KIA Niro: Hood lower latch assembly

  1. Hood lower latch assembly


  1. Remove the front bumper cover.

    (Refer to Front Bumper - "Front Bumper Cover")

  2. Disconnect the hood lower latch connector (A).

  1. Remove the engine clutch reservoir (A) after loosening the bolts.

  1. Remove the air duct (A).

  1. Disconnect the hood latch connector (A).

Tightening torque : 7.8 - 11.8 N*m (0.8 - 1.2 Kgf*m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb*ft)

  1. Disconnect the hood latch cable (A) and remove the hood latch.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.


  • Make sure the hood latch release cable is connected properly.
  • Make sure the hood locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
  • Adjust the latch alignment


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