Kia Sportage: Hood / Hood Latch Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Hood / Hood Latch Repair procedures

Replacement
1.
Remove the front bumper cover.
(Refer to Front Bumper - "Front Bumper Cover")
2.
Disconnect the hood lower latch connector (A).

3.
Remove the air duct (A).

4.
Disconnect the hood latch connector (A).

5.
Remove the hood lower latch assembly (A) after loosening the bolts.
Tightening torque :
7.8 - 11.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.2 kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

6.
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.
Hood Latch Components and components location
Component Location 1. Hood lower latch assembly ...

Interior Trim
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