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

Kia Soul 2014-2019 PS Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tail Gate Assembly Replacement

  
Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.
  
When removing and installing the tail gate, an assistant is necessary.
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, then 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 the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Adjust the tail gate alignment.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
    Tail Gate Assembly Component Location
    1. Tail gate assembly ...

    Tail Gate Trim Component Location
    1. Tail gate trim ...

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