Kia Optima: Front Seat. Repair procedures - Seat & Power Seat - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Optima TF 2011-2018 Service ManualKia Optima: Front Seat. Repair procedures

Replaccement

Seat Assembly Replacement
1. Remove the seat track mounting cover.
2. After loosening the seat assembly mounting bolts, remove the seat assembly (A).

Tightening torque :

49.0 ~ 63.7N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5kgf.m, 36.2~47.0lb-ft)


3. Disconnect the power seat (A) and airbag (B) connectors.

[Driver's]

[Passenger's]

[Passenger's]

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х Be sure to perform PODS re-zero with the GDS after replacing parts (Passenger's).

(Refer to the RT group - "Airbag")

SEAT MOUNTING BOLT INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
Х Set the seat into the most rearward position. Check that each slide is locked, and then tighten the front mounting bolt temporarily.
Х Set the seat into most forward position. Check that each slide is locked, and then Tighten the rear mounting bolt completely.
Х Set the seat into the most rearward position. Check the front mounting bolt completely.
Х Check that the seat operates to and fro smoothy and the locking portion locks properly.
Front Seat Outer Shield Cover
Х When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts your hands.
Х Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Remove the power track & height switch (A) and recliner switch (B).

2. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the front seat outer shield cover (A).

3. Disconnect the connector (A).

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х Replace any damaged clips.
Х Make sure the connector is plugged in properly.
Х Be sure to perform PODS re-zero with the GDS after replacing parts (Passenger's).

(Refer to the RT group - "Airbag")

Seat Back Board Replacement
1. Remove front seat assembly.
2. Push the lock pin (B), remove the headrest (A).

3. Remove the protector (A).

4. Disconnect the connectors (A).

5. Push the clips (B) from the seat back board (A).
Х Push the middle area of clip using the flat head screwdriver.
Х Be careful not to damage the clip.

6. Push the hooks (B), loosen the air ventilation seat duct (A) mounting screws.

7. Push the protecter (A) by the seat back frame.

8. Pull out the headrest guides (A) while pinching the end of the guides, and remove them.

9. Remove the seat back cover (A) from the frame.

10. After removing the hog-ring clips (B) on the front of seat back and remove the seat back cover (A).
Х When removing the hog-ring clip, remove the hog-ring clip with pressing the wire not to separate the wire from the sponge.

11. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х To prevent wrinkles, make sure the material is stretched evenly over the cover (B) before securing the hog-ring clips (A).
Х Replace the hog-ring clips with new ones using special tool (C) (09880-4F000).

Х Be sure to perform PODS re-zero with the GDS after replacing parts (Passenger's).

(Refer to the RT group - "Airbag")

Seat Cushion Cover Replacement
1. Remove front seat assembly.
2. Remove the front seat outer shield cover.
3. Remove the protector (A).

4. Disconnect the connectors (A).

5. Push the protecter(A), and then seat cushion cover (C) from the frame(B).

6. Remove the seat cushion cover (A) from the frame.

7. After removing the hog-ring clips (B) on the front of seat cushion and remove the seat cushion cover (A).
Х When removing the hog-ring clips, remove the hog-ring clips with pressing the wire not to separate the wire from the sponge.

8. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х To prevent wrinkles, make sure the material is stretched evenly over the cover (B) before securing the hog-ring clips (A).
Х Replace the hog-ring clips with new ones using special tool (C) (09880-4F000).

Х Be sure to perform PODS re-zero with the GDS after replacing parts (Passenger's).

(Refer to the RT group - "Airbag")

Seat Frame Replacement
1. Remove the following items :
A. Front seat
B. Front seat back cover
C. Front seat cushion cover
2. After loosening the mounting screw, then remove the front seat shield inner cover (A).

3. Disconnect the connector (C).
4. After loosening the mounting bolts, then disconnect the seat back frame (A) and seat cushion frame (B).

Tightening torque :

49.0 ~ 63.7 N.m (5.0 ~ 6.5 kgf.m, 36.2 ~ 47.0 lb-ft)


5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Х Remove the side air bag for replacing side air bag installation seat.
Х Before service, be fully aware of precautions and service procedure relevant to air bag.

(Refer to page RT - Airbag)

Х Be sure to perform PODS re-zero with the GDS after replacing parts (Passenger's).

(Refer to the RT group - "Airbag")


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