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

Kia Soul EV (PS EV) 2015-2020 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tail Gate Latch 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.
Take care not to scratch the body surface.
1.
Remove the tail gate trim.
(Refer to Tail Gate - "Tail Gate Trim")
2.
After loosening the mounting bolts, remove the tail gate latch assembly (A).

Tightening torque :
6.9~10.8 N.m (0.7~1.1 kgf.m, 5.1~8.0 lb-ft)

3.
Disconnect the tail gate latch connector (A).

4.
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.
    Tail Gate Latch Components and Components Location
    Component Location 1. Tail gate latch assembly ...

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