Kia Niro: Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly Repair procedures

Kia Niro 2017 (DE HEV) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly Repair procedures


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.


Remove the front seat.

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


Remove the front pillar trims on both sides.

(Refer to Body - "Front Pillar Trim")


Remove the crash pad center lower panel.

(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash Pad Center Panel")


Remove the steering wheel.

(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")


Remove the steering column shroud lower panel.

(Refer to Crash Pad - "Steering Column Shroud Panel")


Remove the center speaker grille (A) by using a remover.


Separate the center speaker (A) after loosening the screws.


Remove the center speaker (B), after disconnecting the connector (A).


Remove the mid-range speaker grilles (A) on both sides by using a remover.


Separate the mid-range speakers (A) on both sides after loosening the mounting bolts.


Remove the mid-range speakers (B) on both sides after disconnecting the connector (A).


Separate the photo sensor (A) by using a remover.


Loosen the passenger airbag mounting bolts (A).


Remove the crash pad garnish (A) after loosening the screws.




Remove the center air vent duct (A) after loosening the screws.


Separate the main crash pad assembly (A) after loosening the mounting bolts and nuts.




Disconnect the passenger airbag connector (A).


Remove the crash pad assembly after disconnecting the wiring clip (A).


Remove the passenger airbag (A) after loosening the bolts.


Install in the reverse order of removal.


Make sure the crash pad fits onto the guide pins correctly.

Before tightening the bolts, make sure the crash pad wire harnesses are not pinched.

Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead is connected properly.

Enter the anti-theft code for the radio, then enter the customer's radio station presets.

Main Crash Pad Assembly Components and components location
Component Location 1. Crash pad main lower panel ...

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