Kia Optima: Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2023 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Crash Pad / Main Crash Pad Assembly

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Main crash pad assembly

Repair procedures

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.


Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.


Remove the front seat assembly (both sides).

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


Remove the floor console assembly.

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


Remove the front pillar trim

(Refer to Interior Trim - "Front Pillar Trim")


Remove the cowl side trim.

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


Remove the cluster fascia panel.

(Refer to Cluster Pad - "Cluster Fascia Panel")


Remove the A/V Navigation.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "A/V Navigation")


Remove the instrument cluster.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Instrument Cluster")


Remove the crash pad center panel.

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


Remove the steering wheel.

(Refer to Steering System - "Steering Wheel")


Remove the multifunction switch assembly.

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Multifunction Switch")


Press the lock pin and separate the photo sensor connector (A).


Loosen the mounting nuts (A).

Tightening torque :

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


Remove the center speaker and side speaker [LH, RH].

(Refer to Body Electrical System - "Speaker")


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


Disconnect the connector (A).


Loosen the mounting bolts and nuts and remove the main crash pad assembly (A).


Disconnect the passenger's airbag connectors (A).


To install, reverse the removal procedure.


Make sure the crash pad fits onto the guide pins correctly.

Before tightening the bolts, make sure the crash pad wire harnesses are not pinched.

Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the antenna lead is connected properly.

Make sure that each of the assembly components operates properly.

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

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