Kia Optima: Replacements - Front Door. Repair procedures - Exterior - Body (Interior and Exterior) - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Service ManualKia Optima: Replacements

Door Trim Replacement

Be careful not to scratch the door trim and other parts.
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the front door quadrant inner cover (A).

2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the front door trim (A).

3. Remove the inside handle cage (A).

4. Disconnect the connectors (A).

5. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure connectors are connected properly and each rod is connected securely.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Inside Handle Replacement
1. Remove the front door trim
2. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the inside handle (A).

3. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Glass Replacement
1. Remove the front door trim.
2. Disconnect the speaker connector (B).
3. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the speaker (A).

4. Remove the front door belt inside weatherstrip (A).

5. Remove the glass mounting hole plug (B).
Use the door switch to align the mounting hole/bolt with the hole in the door.
If unable to operate the window motor, remove the motor and align the hole by hand.
Be careful not to drop the glass and/or scratch the glass surface.
6. Carefully adjust the glass (A) until you can see the bolts, then loosen them. Separate the glass from the glass run and carefully pull the glass out through the window slot.

Tightening torque :

3.9 ~ 2.9 N.m (0.4 ~ 1.2 kgf.m, 11.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)


7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Roll the glass up and down to see if it moves freely without binding.
Adjust glass position as needed.
Make sure the door lock and opens properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Speaker Replacement
1. Remove the front door trim.
2. Disconnect the speaker connector (B).
3. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the speaker (A).

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Use sheet metal screws to secure the speaker.
Replace any damaged clips.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Make sure connectors are connected properly and each rod is connected securely.
Power Window Motor Replacement
1. Remove the front door trim.
2. Disconnect the power window motor connector (B).
3. After loosening the mounting screws, then remove the power window motor (A).

4. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Grease should be applied to areas where there is rotational parts and springs.
Roll the glass up and down to see if it moves freely without binding.
Replace any damaged clips.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Door Module Assembly Replacement
1. Remove the following parts:
A. Front door trim
B. Window glass
C. Outside handle
2. Loosen the mounting bolt (A).

3. After loosening the door module mounting bolts, then remove the front door module (A).

Tightening torque:

6.9~10.8 N.m (0.7~1.1 kgf.m, 5.1~8.0 lb-ft)


4. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A) and outside handle rod (B).

5. Disconnect the connectors and door module wiring harness (A).

6. Installation is the reverse of removal.
The area of whole parts should be applied with sufficient grease.
Make sure connectors are connected properly and each rod is connected securely.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Outside Handle Replacement
1. Remove the front door trim.
2. Remove the front door module.
3. Remove the hole plug (B).
4. After loosening the mounting bolt, then remove the outside handle cover (A).

Tightening torque:

0.7 ~ 0.5 N.m (0.07 ~ 0.1 kgf.m, 1.0 ~ 0.7 lb-ft)


5. Remove the outside handle (A) by sliding it rearward.

6. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Make sure the door locks and opens properly.
Door Latch Replacement
1. Remove the following items :
A. Front door trim
B. Window glass
C. Outside handle
2. Loosen the mounting bolt (A).

3. After loosening the door module mounting bolts, then remove the front door module (A).

Tightening torque:

6.9 ~ 10.8 N.m (0.7 ~ 1.1 kgf.m, 5.1 ~ 8.0 lb-ft)


4. Disconnect the outside handle connector (A).

5. Disconnect the connector (C) and rod (B).
6. Remove the rear door latch (A).

7. Installation is the reverse of removal.
Make sure the connector is connected properly.
Make sure the door locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Replace any damaged clips.
Door Side Weatherstrip Replacement
1. Loosen the checker mounting bolts.
2. Detach the clips, then remove the front door side weatherstrip (A).

3. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Front Door. Repair procedures
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Adjustment
Glass Adjustment Check the glass run channel for damage or deterioration, and replace them if necessary. ...

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