Kia Soul: Main Crash Pad Assembly Replacement - Crash Pad - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Main Crash Pad Assembly Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly Replacement

  
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Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
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When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
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Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
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Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2.
Remove both sides of the front pillar trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Front Pillar Trim")
3.
Remove both sides of the cowl side trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Cowl Side Trim")
4.
Remove the instrument cluster.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Instrument Cluster")
5.
Remove the crash pad lower panel.
(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")
6.
Remove the glove box housing.
(Refer to Crash Pad - "Glove Box Housing")
7.
Remove the audio unit or AVN head unit.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Audio Unit")
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "AVN Head Unit")
8.
Remove the crash pad center lower panel.
(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash Pad Center Panel")
9.
Remove the steering column shroud lower panel.
(Refer to Crash Pad - "Steering Column Shroud Panel")
10.
Remove the steering wheel.
(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")
11.
Remove the multifunction switch assembly.
(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction Switch")
12.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad lower switch panel (A).

13.
Disconnect the crash pad lower switch connector (A).

14.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad center air vent panel (A).

15.
Disconnect the hazard switch connector (A).

16.
Remove the center speaker.
(1)
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center speaker panel (A) by using a screw driver.

(2)
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center speaker (A).

(3)
Disconnect the center speaker connector (A).

17.
Remove the twitter speaker.
(1)
Insert the flat-tip screwdriver (C) to the hole (B) and remove the twitter speaker grill (A) by raising it with the screwdriver.

(2)
Remove the twitter speaker grill (A).

(3)
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the twitter speaker (A).

(4)
Disconnect the twitter speaker connector (A).

(5)
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad side air vent panel (A) by using a screw driver.

18.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the photo sensor (A).
19.
Disconnect the photo sensor connector (B).

20.
Loosen the mounting bolts (A).
21.
Disconnect the passenger's airbag connectors (B).

22.
Remove the center fascia panel side's mounting clip (A).
23.
After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the main crash pad assembly (B).

  
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When installing main crash pad, be sure to pull out the twitter speaker connector wiring (A) through the hole on the side air vent panel.

24.
Right before removing the main crash pad, slightly lift the main crash pad and remove the twitter speaker connector mounting clips (A) located at the end of both side.
[LH]

[RH]

25.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Make sure the crash pad fits onto the guide pins correctly.
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Before tightening the bolts, make sure the crash pad wire harnesses are not pinched.
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Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead is connected properly.
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Enter the anti- theft code for the radio, then enter the customer`s radio station presets.
    Main Crash Pad Assembly Component Location
    1. Main crash pad assembly ...

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