Kia Forte: Center Pillar Trim Replacement - Interior Trim - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service ManualKia Forte: Center Pillar Trim Replacement

Second generation YD (2014-2019) / Kia Forte TD 2014-2019 Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Interior Trim / Center Pillar Trim Replacement

[Center pillar lower trim]
(4Door, 5Door)
  
Х
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
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When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
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Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
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Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Remove the front door scuff trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Door Scuff Trim")
2.
Remove the rear door scuff trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Door Scuff Trim")
3.
Slighty remove the front door body side weatherstrip.
4.
Slighty remove the rear door body side weatherstrip.
5.
Disconnect the battery negative cable, and wait for at least three minutes before beginning work.
6.
The seat belt anchor pretensioner (A) be removed after pushing the lock pin (B) as arrow direction.

7.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center pillar lower trim (A).

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Replace any damaged clips.
[Center pillar upper trim]
(4Door, 5Door)
  
Х
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
Х
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Х
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Х
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Remove the center pillar lower trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Center Pillar Trim")
2.
Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center pillar upper trim (A).

3.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
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Replace any damaged clips.
(2Door)
[Rear inner outer trim]
  
Х
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
Х
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Х
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Х
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Remove the rear seat cushion assembly.
(Refer to Rear Seat - "Rear Seat Assembly")
2.
Remove the rear seat back assembly.
(Refer to Rear Seat - "Rear Seat Assembly")
3.
Remove the front door scuff trim.
(Refer to Interior Trim - "Door Scuff Trim")
4.
After loosening the mounting clips, then remove the rear inner outer trim (A) by using a screw driver.

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Х
Replace any damaged clips.
[Center pillar upper trim]
  
Х
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
Х
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Х
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Х
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Remove the rear inner outer trim.
2.
Remove the front seat belt upper anchor cover (A).
3.
After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the front seat belt upper anchor (B).

Tightening torque :
39.2 ~ 53.9 N.m (4.0 ~ 5.5 kgf.m, 28.9 ~ 39.8 lb-ft)

4.
After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the center pillar upper trim (A) by using a screw driver.

5.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Х
Replace any damaged clips.
Center Pillar Trim Component Location
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