Kia Niro: Front Seat / Front Seat Back Cover Repair procedures

Replacement
  

Put on gloves to protect your hands.

  

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

Be careful not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

1.

Remove the front seat assembly.

(Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Assembly")

2.

Remove the front seat outer shield cover.

(Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Outer Shield Cover")

3.

Remove the front seat shield inner cover.

(Refer to Front Seat - "Front Seat Shield Inner Cover")

4.

Push the lock pin (B), and remove the front seat headrest (A).

5.

Remove the front seat lower protector (A).

6.

Remove the front seat back board (A).

(1)

Separate the upper back cover by pushing the lock pin (B) in the direction of the arrow.

(2)

Remove the front seat back cover (A) by lifting in the direction of the arrow.

7.

Remove the air ventilation duct (A).

[UPPER]

[LOWER]

8.

Disconnect the airbag connector (A), heater connector (B), and extension wiring connector (C).

9.

Pull out the protector (A) from the front seat back frame.

10.

Turn the front seat back cover inside out. Then pull out and remove the headrest guides (A) while pinching both sides of the lower part of the guides.

11.

Remove the front seat back cover (A) from the front seat back frame.

12.

After removing the velcro tape (A) and hog-ring clips (B) from the front of seat back, remove the front seat back cover (C).

13.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

Make sure that the connectors are plugged in properly.

Replace any damaged clips.

To prevent wrinkles, make sure that the material is stretched evenly over the cover (B) before securing the hog-ring clips (A).

Replace the hog-ring clips with new ones using special tool (C) (09880-4F000).

Front Seat Back Cover Components and components location
Component Location 1. Front seat back cover ...

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