Kia Soul: Tail Gate Assembly Repair procedures - Tail Gate - Body (Interior and Exterior)Kia Soul: Tail Gate Assembly Repair procedures

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tail Gate Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
   
Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.
   
When removing and installing the tail gate, work in a group of two or more.
1.
Remove the tail gate trim.
(Refer to Tail Gate - "Tail Gate Trim")
2.
Disconnect the washer nozzle hose (A).

3.
Disconnect the connectors (A) and tail gate wiring harness (B).
4.
Loosen the ground bolts (C).
5.
After loosening the mounting bolts, remove the tail gate assembly (D).

Tightening torque :
21.6~26.5 N.m (2.2~2.7 kgf.m, 15.9~19.5 lb-ft)

6.
Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the tail gate lifter (B).

7.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
   
Make sure that the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Adjust the tail gate alignment.
Make sure that the connectors are connected properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
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    Tail Gate Trim Components and Components Location
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