Kia Soul: Rear Bumper Beam Assembly Replacement - Rear Bumper - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Rear Bumper Beam Assembly Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Rear Bumper / Rear Bumper Beam 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.
Remove the rear bumper cover.
(Refer to Rear Bumper - "Rear Bumper Cover")
2.
Disconnect the bumper antenna connector (A) and license lamp connector (B).
3.
Remove the joint connector mounting clip (C).

4.
Remove the rear bumper wiring harness mounting clips (A).
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Remove the mounting clips (B), then remove the rear bumper beam assembly (C) and then loosen the clips.

6.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Make sure the connector is plugged in properly.
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Replace any damaged clips.
    Rear Bumper Beam Assembly Component Location
    1. Rear bumper beam assembly ...

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