Kia Optima: Front Door / Front Door Outside Handle

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2021 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Front Door / Front Door Outside Handle

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Front door outside handle


Repair procedures
Replacement
  

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

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

1.

Remove the front door module.

(Refer to Front Door - "Front Door Module")

2.

Press the lock pin and separate the front door outside handle connector (A).

3.

Remove the hole plug (B).

4.

After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the front door outside handle cover (A).

Tightening torque :

7.8 - 11.8 N·m (0.8 - 1.2 kgf·m, 5.8 - 8.7 lb·ft)

5.

Remove the front door outside handle (A) by sliding it rearward.

6.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Make sure the connector is connected properly.

Make sure the door locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.

Be sure to install the outside handle pad (A) between the outside handle and the door panel.

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