Kia Sportage: Tailgate / Tailgate Latch Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2021) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Latch 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 tailgate trim.
(Refer to Tailgate - " Tailgate Trim")
2.
Disconnect the tail gate latch connector (A).

3.
Remove the tailgate latch assembly (B) after loosening the mounting bolts (A).
Tightening torque :
6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft)

4.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Make sure the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Adjust the tail gate alignment.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Tailgate Latch Components and components location
Component Location 1. Tail gate latch assembly ...

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