Kia Optima: Interior Trim / Cowl Side Trim

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Interior Trim / Cowl Side Trim

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Cowl side trim


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

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 hood latch release handle.

(Refer to Hood - "Hood Latch Release Handle")

3.

Carefully remove the front door body side weatherstrip.

4.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the cowl side trim (A).

5.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

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Repair procedures Replacement    Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.  & ...

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