Kia Optima: Crash Pad. Repair procedures - Interior - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Service ManualKia Optima: Crash Pad. Repair procedures

Replacement

Cluster Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

3. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

4. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad garnish [LH] (A).

5. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad garnish [RH] (A).

6. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the cluster fascia panel (A).

7. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the cluster assembly (A).

8. Disconnect the connector (A).

9. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Center Facia Upper Panel Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

3. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

4. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad garnish [LH] (A).

5. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad garnish [RH] (A).

6. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the cluster fascia panel (A).

7. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the heater control unit (A).

8. Disconnect the connectors (A) and hose (B).

9. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center fascia upper panel (A).

10. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Crash Pad Lower Panel Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

3. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Audio assembly Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

3. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

4. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad garnish [LH] (A).

5. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad garnish [RH] (A).

6. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the cluster fascia panel (A).

7. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the heater control unit (A).

8. Disconnect the connectors (A) and hose (B).

9. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center fascia upper panel (A).

10. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the audio assembly (A).

11. Disconnect the connectors.

12. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Heater Control Unit Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the crash pad lower panel (A).

3. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

4. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad garnish [RH] (A).

5. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the heater control unit (A).

6. Disconnect the connectors (A) and hose (B).

7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Glove Box Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

2. Disconnect the guide (B) from the glove box (A).

3. Disconnect the lift (A) from the glove box (B).

4. Disconnect the pin (A) and then remove the glove box (B).

5. After loosening the mounting screw, then remove the passenger's under cover (A).

6. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the glove box housing (A).

7. Disconnect the connectors (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

8. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Shroud Replacement
1. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the shroud assembly (A).

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Crash Pad Side Cover Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the crash pad side cover (A).

[Driver's]

[Passenger's]

[Passenger's]

2. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Replace any damaged clips.
Main Crash Pad Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Remove the following items.
A. Front seat

(Refer to the BD group Front Seat)

B. Front pillar trim

(Refer to the BD group Interior Trim)

C. Floor console assembly

(Refer to the BD group Console)

D. Front door scuff trim

(Refer to the BD group Interior Trim)

E. Cowl side trim

(Refer to the BD group- Interior Trim)

F. Crash pad side cover
G. Crash pad lower panel
H. Crash pad garnish [LH, RH]
I. Cluster fascia panel & Cluster assembly
J. Heater control unit
K. Center fascia upper panel
L. Audio assembly
M. Glove box & Glove box housing
N. Steering column

(Refer to the ST group - "Steering Column and Shaft")

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center facia lower panel (A).

3. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the center speaker grille (A).

4. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the center speaker (A).
5. Disconnect the center speaker connector (B).

6. Disconnect the passenger`s airbag connector (A).
7. Loosen the mounting bolts.

8. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the photo sensor (A).
9. Disconnect the photo sensor connector (B).

10. Disconnect the side speaker connector (A).

[LH]

[RH]

[RH]

11. After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the main crash pad assembly (A).

12. Installation is the reverse of removal.
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.
Enter the anti- theft code for the radio, then enter the customer`s radio station presets.
Cowl Cross Bar Replacement
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Remove the following items.
A. Front seat

(Refer to the BD group Front Seat)

B. Floor console assembly

(Refer to the BD group Console)

C. Cowl top cover

(Refer to the BD group - "Cowl Top Cover")

D. Cowl side trim

(Refer to the BD group - "Interior Trim")

E. Main crash pad
2. Disconnect the blower unit connectors.

(Refer to the HA group - "Air conditioning system, Heater, Blower")

3. Disconnect the multi box connectors.

[Driver's]

4. Disconnect the multi box connectors.

[Passenger's]

5. Disconnect the passenger compartment junction box connectors.

6. Disconnect the airbag control module (SRSCM) connectors (A).

7. Disconnect the connector (A) and the mounting clips in the front pillar.

[Driver's]

[Passenger's]

[Passenger's]

8. Disconnect the buzzer connector (A).

9. After loosening the mounting nut and screw, then remove the body control module (BCM) (A).

10. Disconnect the body control module (BCM) connectors (A).

11. After loosening the mounting bolts and nuts, then remove the cowl cross bar assembly (A).

12. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.

Crash Pad. Components and Components Location
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