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How to Remove the Door Panel on a Kia Optima 2016-2020

DIY Cost: $ 0
Est. Time: 15 - 20 mins
Difficulty: Very Easy

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to remove and install the door panel on a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the driver's door and pry out the side mirror cover on the upper right of the door panel.Removing the cover of the side mirror.

     

  2. Pop the covers of the screw out on the armrest and inner door handle. Use a prying tool or screwdriver to pop them out.Removing the cover on the door handle.Removing the cover in the arm rest.

     

  3. Remove the screws on the armrest and inner door handle using a screwdriver.Removing the screw on the arm rest of the door panelRemoving the screws on the inner door handle.

     

  4. Unlock all the tabs holding the door panel, pry out the edge of the door panel.Prying out the door panel.

     

  5. Pull the door panel up and hold it up.Removing the door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  6. Disconnect the door cables and electrical connectors on the door panel by pushing the tab and pulling it out of the door panel.Disconnecting the cables and electrical connectors on the door panel.Disconnecting the cables and electrical connectors on the door panel.

    Disconnecting the cables and electrical connectors on the door panel.

  7. Fully remove the door panel out and set it aside.Removed door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.
  8. To reinstall the door panel, carry the door panel near the door. Then reconnect the cables and electrical connectors to the back of the door panel.Reinstalling the door panel back to the door.Reinstalling the door panel back to the door.

     

  9. Line up the door panel back to the door and push all the edges to lock the tabs back to the door panel.Reinstalling the door panel back to the door.Pushing the door panel back to the door.

     

  10. Reinstall the screw and covers on the armrest and inner door handle.Reinstalling the screws back to the door panel.Reinstalling the cover on the door panel.

     

How to Remove the Door Panel on a Kia Optima 2016-2020 What you will need Prying tool or Plastic removal tool Screwdriver Door panel (Kia Optima) Procedure Open the driver's door and pry out the side mirror cover on the u