Kia Forte: Interior Trim / Rear Pillar Trim

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Interior Trim / Rear Pillar Trim

Components and components location
Component Location

[4 Door]

1. Rear pillar trim


[5 Door]

1. Rear pillar trim


Repair procedures
Replacement

[4 Door]

  

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.

When removing the interior trim pieces, use a plastic panel removal tool not to damage the surface.

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

1.

Remove the rear pillar trim.

(1)

To remove the rear pillar trim, the fastener remover (A) below must be used.

(2)

Remove the rear pillar trim (A).

  

Be sure to replace the existing clips (B) with new ones when removing or replacing the rear pillar trim.

2.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

[5 Door]

  

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.

When removing the interior trim pieces, use a plastic panel removal tool not to damage the surface.

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

1.

Remove the rear wheel house trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Rear Wheel House Trim")

2.

After lifting up the assist handle caps and loosening the mounting bolts, remove the covering shelf side trim (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 11.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.2 Kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

3.

Loosen the mounting bolts and remove the rear pillar trim (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 11.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.2 Kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

4.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

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