Kia Forte: Crash Pad / Crash Pad Lower Panel

Kia Forte 2019-2023 (BD) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Crash Pad / Crash Pad Lower Panel

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Crash pad lower panel


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

  

When removing with a flat - tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components.

Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces without marring the surface.

Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

1.

Remove the cowl side trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Cowl Side Trim")

2.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover [LH] (A).

3.

Loosen the mounting screws and remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

4.

Disconnect the diagnosis connector (A).

5.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Make sure the connector are connected in properly.

Replace any damaged clips (or pin - type retainers).

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