Kia Forte: Tailgate / Tailgate Latch

Kia Forte 2019-2021 (BD) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Latch

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Tailgate latch

Repair procedures
Replacement
  

When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

1.

Remove the tailgate lower trim.

(Refer to Tailgate - "Tailgate Trim")

2.

Disconnect the tailgate latch connector (A).

3.

After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the tailgate latch (A).

Tightening torque :

6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft)

4.

To install, reverse removal procedure.

  

Replace any damaged clips (or retainers or fasteners)

Adjust the latch alignment.

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