Kia Optima: Crash Pad / Crash Pad Garnish

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

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Crash pad garnish [LH]
2. Crash pad garnish [RH]
3. Crash pad center garnish

Repair procedures
Replacement

[Crash pad center garnish]

  

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 screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover [LH] (A).

2.

Loosen the mounting screw, using a flat-tip screwdriver and remove the crash pad center garnish (A).

3.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

Crash pad garnish [LH]

  

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 screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover [LH] (A).

2.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the steering column shroud upper panel (A).

3.

After loosening the mounting screw, remove the crash pad garnish [LH] (A).

4.

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).

Crash pad garnish [RH]

  

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 side cover [RH] (A).

2.

After loosening the mounting screw, remove the crash pad center garnish (A).

3.

After loosening the mounting screws, remove the crash pad garnish [RH] (A).

4.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

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