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How to Replace Door Handle on a Kia

DIY Cost: $ 15 - 20
Est. Time: 10 mins
Difficulty: Very Easy

Summary

Step-by-step instructions on how to replace the door handle on a Kia Optima. This guide may apply to other Kia models.

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Locate the hole under the door handle cover, insert the metal key into the hole and push it up to remove the cover.Removing the cover of the door lock.

     

  2. Unlock the vehicle and open the door.
  3. Locate the rubber cover above the door latch and remove it using a prying tool.Removing the black cover above the door latch

     

  4. Insert a 10mm nut driver into the hole and loosen the 10mm bolt holding the door lock. Then remove the door lock by pulling it out.Removing the door lock of the vehicle.Removing the door lock out of the door.

     

  5. Slide the door handle to the right and pull it out.Removing the door handle of the vehicle.

     

  6. Get the new door handle, push it back to the door, and slide it to the left to lock in its place.Installing the new door handle of the vehicle.Installing the new door handle of the vehicle.

     

  7. Line up the door lock and push it into the door.Reinstalling the door lock of the vehicle.

     

  8. Tighten the bolt above the door latch.Reinstalling the door lock of the vehicle.
  9. Line up the door lock cover and push it in to lock on its place.Installing the cover of the door lock.
  10. Push the black rubber cover back into the door.Reinstalling the cover above the door latch.The door handle of the vehicle.

That's it. Replacing the door handle on a Kia Optima is easy. This procedure may apply to other Kia models, including Kia Forte, Sedona, Sorento, Soul, etc. 

How to Replace Door Handle on a Kia What you will need 10mm nut driver Prying tool Door handle Procedure Locate the hole under the door handle cover, insert the metal key into the hole and push it up to remove the cover.