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How to Replace Door Glass on Kia Optima 2016-2020

DIY Cost: $ 150 - 300
Est. Time: 30 mins - 1 hour
Difficulty: Intermediate

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the window from the door off a 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

What you will need

Procedure

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

     

  2. Remove the cover on the armrest and inner door handle using a prying tool or screwdriver, then remove the screws on the armrest and inner door handle.Removing the cover of the door panel.Removing the screws on the door panel.
  3. Pry out all the tabs of the door panel and pull the door panel up, then disconnect the cables and electrical connectors from the door panel. Set the door panel aside.Removing the door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Removing the door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  4. Remove the rubber covers on the front door module by simply pulling it out.Removing the door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.Removing the rubber covers on the front door module.

     

  5. Connect the window switch back and adjust the window to where the bolts will be seen.Adjusting the window to have access to the bolts inside the door module.

     

  6. Loosen the bolt on the left side and remove the bolt on the right side. Use a socket wrench to loosen and remove the bolts.The bolts holding the glass.Removing and loosening the bolt holding the window.

     

  7. Carefully pull the glass up and out from the door. If the old window is broken, make sure to carefully remove all broken glass pieces. You will need to clean the window rails and also at the bottom of the door will be glass pieces as well. Removing the glass out of the door.

     

  8. Line up the new glass and carefully put it into the door.Installing the new glass into the door.

     

  9. Reinstall the new window glass. Reinstall the bolts back to the window and check the window using the window switch.Reinstalling and tightening the bolts back to the window.

     Torque Specification: 3.9 - 2.9 N.m (11.8 ~ 8.7 lb-ft)

    Checking the window using the window switch.
  10. Reinstall the rubber covers on the front door panel by pushing them in.Reinstalling the rubber covers on the door module.Reinstalling the rubber covers on the door module.

     

  11. Reinstall the door panel doing the reverse procedure when removing the door panel.Reinstalling the door panel back to the door.

     

How to Replace Door Glass on Kia Optima 2016-2020 What you will need Philips screwdriver Prying tool or plastic removal tool 10mm socket & wrench Front door car glass  Procedure Open the driver's door a