Kia Rio: Tailgate / Tailgate Assembly

Kia Rio 2017-2021 YB Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Assembly

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Tailgate assembly


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.

  

When removing and installing the tail gate, an assistant is needed.

1.

Remove the tailgate trim (A).

(Refer to Tailgate - "Tailgate Trim")

2.

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

3.

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

4.

Remove the tailgate assembly (A) 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)

5.

Install in the reverse order of removal.

  

Make sure the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.

Adjust the tail gate alignment.

Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.

Replace any damaged clips.

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