KIA Niro: Tailgate Trim | Tailgate Latch Assembly

  1. Tailgate trim

Replacement

Warning

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

Warning

  • Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces without marring the surface.
  • Be careful not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

Tailgate upper trim

  1. Using a remover, remove the tailgate upper trim (A).

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

Replace any damaged clips.

Tailgate side trim

  1. Remove the tailgate trim (A).

  1. Remove the tailgate upper trim (A).

  1. Remove the tailgate side trim (A) after loosening the mounting screw.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

Replace any damaged clips.

Tailgate trim

  1. Remove the tailgate pull handle caps (A).

  1. Remove the tailgate trim (A) after loosening the mounting screws and clips.

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

Replace any damaged clips

Tailgate Latch Assembly

  1. Tailgate latch assembly

Replacement

  1. Remove the tailgate trim.

    (Refer to Tailgate - " Tailgate Trim")

  2. Disconnect the tailgate latch connector (A).

  1. Remove the tailgate latch assembly (B) after loosening the mounting bolts (A).

Tightening torque : 10.8 - 11.8 N*m (1.1 - 1.2 kgf*m, 8.0 - 8.7 lb*ft)

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

  • Make sure that the tailgate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
  • Adjust the tailgate alignment.
  • Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.

Tailgate Lift Repair procedures

Warning

Be careful as the tailgate may fall down on people when the lifts are removed. Have a helper hold the tailgate open, or use a secure method to hold it open.

  1. Using a screwdriver (A), lift up slightly the socket clips (B) of both ends on the lifter (D), and then remove the lifter from the bracket (C).

  1. Push the socket of the lifter into the bracket for installation.

Warning

Make sure the tailgate locks and opens properly and locks securely.

Tailgate Weatherstrip Repair procedures

Replacement

Warning

Do not apply sealant to the body.

  1. Remove the tailgate weatherstrip (A).

  1. Install in the reverse order of removal.

Warning

Install the weatherstrip aligned with center line (B).

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