Kia Sorento: Tail Gate Replacement - Exterior - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Sorento: Tail Gate Replacement

Second Generation XM (2011-2019) / Kia Sorento XM 2011-2019 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Exterior / Tail Gate Replacement

Tailgate Trim Replacement
1.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the upper trim (B).
2.
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the side trim (C).
3.
Pull out the screw covers and then remove the screws and then remove the handle (D).
4.
After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the tailgate trim (A).
5.
Installation is the reverse of removal.
  
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Replace and damaged clips.
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Make sure the tail gate locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.

Tailgate Latch Replacement
1.
Remove the tailgate trim.
2.
Disconnect the tailgate latch connector (A).
3.
After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the latch assembly (B).

Tightening torque :
6.9~10.8 N.m (0.7~1.1 kgf.m, 5.1~8.0 lb-ft)

4.
Installation is the reverse of removal
  
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Make sure the tailgate opens properly.
Tailgate Lift Replacement
  
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Take care not to be closed the tailgate, when removing the life.
1.
Using a screwdriver (A), lift the socket clip (B) up slightly on both ends of the lifter (D), and then remove the lifter from the bracket (C).

2.
Push the socket of the lifter into the bracket for installation.
  
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Make sure the tailgate lock and opens properly and locks securely.
TailGate Back Panel Replacement
  
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Pry the trim off using a plastic trim tool and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
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Put on gloves to protect your hands.
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Take care not to scratch the body surface.
1.
Remove the tailgate trim.
2.
Disconnect the license lamp connector and back view camera connector (A).

3.
Loosen the tailgate back panel mounting nuts (A).

4.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the tailgate back panel (A).

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Make sure the connector is plugged in properly.
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Replace any damaged clips.
Tailgate Weatherstrip Replacement
  
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Do not apply sealant to the body.
1.
Remove the tailgate weatherstrip (A).

2.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Install the weatherstrip aligned with canter line (B).
Hood Adjustment
Adjust Hood 1. After loosening the hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the hood (B) by moving it up or down, or right or left. 2. Adjust th ...

Tail Gate Adjustment
1. After loosening the tailgate hinge (A) mounting bolt, adjust the tailgate by moving it up or down, or right or left. 2. Adjust the tailg ...

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