Kia Optima: Interior Trim / Front Pillar Trim

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

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Front pillar 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 pillar trim.

(1)

To remove the front pillar trim, the fastener remover (A) below must be used.

(2)

After slightly lifting up the front pillar trim and putting the tool in, remove the mounting clip (A) by pulling it.

  

Be sure to replace the existing clips with new ones when removing or replacing the front pillar trim.

Loosen the screw, remove the cap, and replace the mounting clip (A).

(3)

Remove the front pillar trim (A).

2.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

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

Be sure to replace the existing clips with new ones when removing or replacing the front pillar trim.

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