Kia Optima: Interior Trim / Center Pillar Trim

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Interior Trim / Center Pillar Trim

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Center pillar lower trim
2. Center pillar upper trim

Repair procedures
Replacement

[Center pillar lower trim]

  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

  

When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components.

When removing the interior trim pieces, use a plastic panel removal tool not to damage the surface.

Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

1.

Remove the front door scuff trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Door Scuff Trim")

2.

Remove the rear door scuff trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Door Scuff Trim")

3.

Carefully remove the front door body side weatherstrip.

4.

Carefully remove the rear door body side weatherstrip.

5.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center pillar lower trim (A).

6.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Replace any damaged clips (or pin-type retainers).

[Center pillar upper trim]

  

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

  

When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components.

When removing the interior trim pieces, use a plastic panel removal tool not to damage the surface.

Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.

1.

Remove the center pillar lower trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Center Pillar Trim")

2.

Open the front seat belt cover (A) and loosen the mounting bolt.

Tightening torque :

39.2 - 53.9 N.m (4.0 - 5.5 kgf.m, 28.8 - 39.8 lb-ft)

3.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center pillar upper trim (A).

4.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Replace any damaged clips (or pin-type retainers).

Front Pillar Trim
Components and components location Component Location 1. Front pillar trim Repair procedures Replacement &nbs ...

Rear Pillar Trim
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