Kia Optima: Crash Pad / Crash Pad Center Panel

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Crash Pad / Crash Pad Center Panel

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Crash pad center panel


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

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

Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces without marring the surface.

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

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

1.

Using a remover and remove the crash pad under cover (A).

2.

Remove the floor console assembly.

(Refer to Floor Console - "Floor Console Assembly")

3.

Remove the cowl side trim.

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Cowl Side Trim")

4.

Remove the glove box.

(Refer to Crash Pad - "Glove Box")

5.

Remove the crash pad lower panel.

(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash Pad Lower Panel")

6.

Remove the crash pad garnish.

(Refer to Crash Pad - "Crash Pad Garnish")

7.

Remove the heater & A/C control unit .

(Refer to Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - "Heater & A/C Control Unit (MANUAL)")

(Refer to Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - "Heater & A/C Control Unit (DATC)")

(Refer to Heating,Ventilation, Air Conditioning - "Heater Control Unit")

8.

After loosening the mounting screws, remove the center air vent garnish (A).

9.

Disconnect the start swich connector (A) hazard swich connector (B).

10.

After loosening the mounting bolt and nuts, screws, remove the crash pad center panel (A).

11.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Make sure connectors are connected properly and each rod is connected securely.

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

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