Kia Sportage: Body Side Molding / Rear Spoiler Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2019) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Body Side Molding / Rear Spoiler Repair procedures

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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 tail gate upper trim.
(Refer to Tail Gate - "Tail Gate Trim")
2.
Remove the anti-pinch strip.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Anti-Pinch Strip")
3.
Disconnect the washer nozzle (A) and high mounted stop lamp connector (B).

4.
Remove the cap (A) and then loosen the rear spoiler mounting nuts (A).
Tightening torque :
5.9 - 6.4 N·m (0.6 - 0.65 kgf·m, 4.3 - 4.7 lb·ft)

5.
Remove the rear spoiler (A).

  
Make sure the connector is connected properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
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