Kia Picanto: Tailgate / Tailgate Latch

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2022 Service & Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Latch

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Tailgate latch assembly

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.
Tailgate Trim
Components and components location Component Location 1. Tailgate trim Repair procedures Replacement    Put on gloves to protect your hands. ...

Tailgate Lift
Repair procedures Replacement    Be careful as the tailgate may fall down on people when the lifts are removed. Have a helper hold the tailgate open, or use a secure meth ...

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