Kia Optima: Body (Interior and Exterior) / Outside Rear View Mirror

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Outside Rear View Mirror

Components and components location
Component Location

1. Outside rear view mirror


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.

Take care not to scratch the body surface.

1.

Remove the front door trim.

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

2.

Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the outside rear view mirror cover (A).

3.

Disconnect the outside rear view mirror connector (A).

4.

After loosening the mounting nuts, remove the outside rear view mirror (A).

Tightening torque :

6.9 - 10.8 N·m (0.7 - 1.1 Kgf·m, 5.1 - 8.0 lb·ft, 60.8 - 95.5 lb·in)

5.

To install, reverse the removal procedure.

  

Make sure the connector is connected properly.

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

Disassembly

[Scalp]

  

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 outside rear view mirror assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Outside View Mirror")

2.

After inserting the flat-bladed screwdriver as shown in the illustration below, remove the mirror (A) by applying slight force.

  

Wrap the tool with protective tape or cloth to prevent damage to the parts.

Do not insert the tool too deeply.

3.

Disconnect the heater connectors (A) and rear corner radar indicator connectors (B).

4.

Remove the scalp.

(1)

Attach protection tape at the end of the screw driver.

(2)

Insert screw driver in where you can see the back of scalp.

  

When inserting screw driver, avoid touching internal wires in the mirror housing.

  

It is the way that screw driver taps the inner side of scalp cover to remove.

Lift screw driver and door mirror assembly about 20cm height from floor then tap them vertically.

Mirror scalp pops out of mirror assembly when tapping with screw driver.

After removing the scalp, make sure that the clip and hook on the back of the scalp are not damaged.

If clips and hooks are damaged, replace the scalp with a new one as noise may occur in driving.

5.

Reassemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

(Refer to Body - "Outside View Mirror")

[Housing cover]

  

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 outside rear view mirror assembly.

(Refer to Body - "Outside View Mirror")

2.

After inserting the flat-bladed screwdriver as shown in the illustration below, remove the mirror (A) by applying a momentary force.

  

Wrap the tool with protective tape or cloth to prevent damage to the parts.

Do not insert the tool too deeply.

3.

Disconnect the heater connectors (A) and rear corner radar indicator connectors (B).

4.

Remove the housing cover mounting screw.

5.

Using a remover and remove the housing cover (A).

6.

Reassemble in the reverse order of disassembly.

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