Kia Carens: Interior Trim / Front Pillar Trim Repair procedures

Kia Carens RP (2013-2018) Service Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Interior Trim / Front Pillar Trim Repair procedures

Replacement
  
Put on gloves to protect your hands.
  
When prying with a flat-tip screwdriver, wrap it with protective tape, and apply protective tape around the related parts, to prevent damage.
Use a plastic panel removal tool to remove interior trim pieces to protect from marring the surface.
Take care not to bend or scratch the trim and panels.
1.
Remove the front pillar trim.
(1)
To remove the front pillar trim, the below tool (A) must be used.

(2)
Slightly spread open the front pillar trim and then place the tool (A) on the mounting clip (B) like the picture below.
After placing the tool (A) on the mounting clip (B) push it to the front.
  
Once the front pillar trim has been removed, replace the clips to new ones.

(3)
Remove the front pillar trim (A).

  
Remove the mounting clip (A) by turning it clockwise.

2.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
  
Replace any damaged clips.
Front Pillar Trim Components and components location
Component Location 1. Front pillar trim ...

Center Pillar Trim Components and components location
Component Location 1. Center pillar lower trim 2. Center pillar upper trim ...

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