Kia Sportage: Body Side Molding / Roof Rack Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Body Side Molding / Roof Rack 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 roof rack side rail cap (A).
2.
Loosen the nuts and remove the roof rack assembly (B).
3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Tightening torque :
3.9 - 4.4 N·m (0.4 - 0.45 kgf·m, 2.9 - 3.3 lb·ft)

1. Roof rack (panorama sunroof type)
2. Roof rack (normal type)

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