Kia Sportage: Body Side Molding / Front Wheel Guard Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Body Side Molding / Front Wheel Guard Repair procedures

Replacement
  
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
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 tire.
2.
Remove the front wheel guard (A), after loosening the mounting clips and nuts.

3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Replace any damaged clips.
Quarter Garnish Repair procedures
Replacement    Put on gloves to protect your hands.    ...

Rear Wheel Guard Repair procedures
Replacement    Put on gloves to protect your hands.    ...

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