Kia Niro: Tailgate / Tailgate Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
  

Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.

  

Work in a group of two when removing and installing the tailgate.

1.

Remove the tailgate trim (A).

(Refer to Tailgate - "Tailgate Trim")

2.

Remove the rear spoiler.

(Refer to Body Side Molding - "Rear Spoiler")

3.

Disconnect the washer nozzle hose (A) and high mounted stop lamp connector (B).

4.

Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the tailgate lifter (B).

5.

Disconnect the connectors and tailgate wiring harness (A).

6.

Remove the tailgate assembly (B) after loosening the mounting bolts.

Tightening torque :

21.6 - 26.5 N·m (2.2 - 2.7 kgf·m, 15.9 - 19.5 lb·ft)

7.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

Make sure that the tailgate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.

Adjust the tailgate alignment.

Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.

Replace any damaged clips.

Tailgate Assembly Components and components location
Component Location 1. Tailgate assembly ...

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