Kia Sportage: Tailgate / Tailgate Trim Repair procedures

Kia Sportage QL (2015-2020) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Trim 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.
[Tailgate upper trim]
1.
Using a remover, remove the tailgate upper trim (A).

2.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Replace any damaged clips.
[Tailgate side trim]
1.
Remove the tailgate upper trim.
2.
Remove the tailgate side trim (A) after loosening the mounting screw.

3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Replace any damaged clips.
[Tailgate trim]
1.
Remove the tailgate upper trim.
2.
Remove the tailgate side trim.
3.
Remove the tailgate pull handle caps (A).

4.
Remove the tailgate trim (A) after loosening the mounting screws and clips.

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Replace any damaged clips.
Tailgate Trim Components and components location
Component Location 1. Tailgate trim ...

Tailgate Latch Components and components location
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