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How to Replace Door Window Switch on Kia Optima 2016-2020

DIY Cost: $ 15 - 30
Est. Time: 15 - 20 mins
Difficulty: Easy

Summary

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

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the hood and disconnect the negative battery terminal. 
  2. 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.Opening the driver's door of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  3. 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.The cover on the inner door handle.The cover on the door handle.Removing the screw on the arm rest of the door panel

     

  4. 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.Prying out the door panel.Removing the door panel of the 2016-2020 Kia Optima.

     

  5. On the back side of the door panel locate the window switch.The window switch on the door panel.

     

  6. Pry out the tabs holding the window switch using a flat screwdriver.Prying out the window switch.Removing the window switch.

     

  7. Squeeze the tabs on the window switch and pull it out from the door panel.Removing the window switch.Removing the window switch.

     

  8. Install the new window switch. Line it up back to the door panel and push it in to lock the tabs holding to it. You will hear it snap once the tabs are locked into place.Installing the new window switch.Pushing the new window switch in.

     

  9. Carry the door panel near the door, then reconnect the cable and electrical connectors to the door panel.Reconnecting the cables and electrical connectors back to the door panel.

     

  10. Line up the door panel back to the door and push it in to lock the tabs holding it.Reinstalling the door panel back to the door.Pushing the door panel back to the door.

     

  11. Reinstall the screws and cover on the inner door handle and armrest.Reinstalling the screws to the armrest of the door panel.Reinstalling the cover of the armrest and inner door handle.

     

  12. Reinstall the side mirror cover. Line it up back to the door and push it to lock the tabs on it.Reinstalling the cover of the side mirror.

     

Notes

How to Replace Door Window Switch on Kia Optima 2016-2020 What you will need Flat screwdriver Philips screwdriver Prying tool or plastic removal tool Window switch (Kia Optima) Procedure Open the hood and disconnect the negative