Kia Niro: Tailgate / Tailgate Latch 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 tailgate trim.

(Refer to Tailgate - " Tailgate Trim")

2.

Disconnect the tailgate latch connector (A).

3.

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

Tightening torque :

10.8 - 11.8 N·m (1.1 - 1.2 kgf·m, 8.0 - 8.7 lb·ft)

4.

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.

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