Kia Optima: Hood / Hood Latch

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Hood / Hood Latch

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Hood latch assembly


Repair procedures
Replacement
1.

Remove the front bumper assembly.

(Refer to Front Bumper - "Front Bumper Assembly")

2.

Loosen the mounting nuts and remove the hood latch assembly (A).

Tightening torque :

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

3.

Disconnect the hood latch connector (A) after loosening the screw.

4.

Disconnect the hood latch cable (A) and remove the hood latch assembly.

5.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Make sure the hood latch release cable is connected properly.

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

Adjust the latch alignment.

Replace any damaged clips (or retainers or fasteners).

Hood Latch Release Handle
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