Kia Picanto: Tailgate / Tailgate Assembly

Kia Picanto JA 2017-2024 Service & Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tailgate / Tailgate Assembly

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Tailgate assembly

Repair procedures
Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.
Work in a group of two when removing and installing the tailgate.
Remove the rear pillar trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Rear Pillar Trim")
Disconnect the washer nozzle hose (A) and high mounted stop lamp connector (B).

Remove the tailgate trim.
(Refer to Tailgate Trim - "Tailgate Trim")
Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the tailgate lifter (B).

Disconnect the connectors and tailgate wiring harness.
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)

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.
Repair procedures Adjustment 1. After loosening the tailgate hinge (A) mounting bolts, adjust the tailgate by moving it up and down, or right and left. 2. Adjust the tailgate height by turning ...

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

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