Kia Soul: Tail Gate Latch Replacement - Tail Gate - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service ManualKia Soul: Tail Gate Latch Replacement

Second generation PS (2014-2018) / Kia Soul 2014-2018 PS Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tail Gate Latch 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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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, then 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.
  
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Make sure the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
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Adjust the tail gate alignment.
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Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
    Tail Gate Latch Component Location
    1. Tail gate latch assembly ...

    Tail Gate Back Panel Component Location
    1. Tail gate back panel ...

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