Kia Forte: Tailgate / Tailgate Back Panel

Kia Forte 2019-2024 (BD) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Back Panel

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Tailgate back panel

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 tailgate trim.

(Refer to Tailgate - "Tailgate Trim")

2.

Remove the rear wiper motor.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Wiper Motor")

3.

Disconnect the back view camera connector (A).

4.

Loosen the tailgate back panel mounting nuts.

5.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the tailgate back panel (A).

6.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

Make sure the connector is plugged in properly.

Replace any damaged clips.

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