Kia Soul: Rear Bumper Cover Repair procedures - Rear Bumper - Body (Interior and Exterior)Kia Soul: Rear Bumper Cover Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Rear Bumper / Rear Bumper Cover Repair procedures

Replacement
   
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
   
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
After loosening the mounting screws, remove the rear combination lamp (A).

2.
Disconnect the rear combination lamp connector (A).

3.
Loosen the rear bumper upper mounting clip (A).

4.
Loosen the bolts and nuts, and then remove the rear under cover (A).

5.
Loosen the mounting bolts (A).

6.
Disconnect the rear bumper main connector (A).

7.
After loosening the rear bumper side''s mounting screws and clip, separate the sides.
   
Slightly lift up the side of the rear bumper and pull in the direction of the arrow to remove.
   
When pulling out the front bumper, be careful not to damage the side part of the rear bumper.

8.
Remove the rear bumper cover (A).

9.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
Make sure that the connectors are plugged in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
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