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2018+ Kia Forte Backup Camera Replacement

Guide on how to replace the rear backup camera on a Kia Forte 2018-2022.

2018+ Kia Forte Backup Camera Replacement
ESTIMATED TIME 30 mins - 1 hour
DIY COST $ 50 - 100
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

If your Kia backup (reverse) camera is not working the fuse may have blown, the cables to the camera may be damaged or the camera itself may be damaged. 

In this guide, you will learn how to replace the backup camera on a Kia sedan. 

What you will need

Procedure

  1. Open the trunk by pulling the trunk release on the left side of the driver's footwell.
  2. Remove the eight push clips on the trunk shield by pulling them using a flat screwdriver.The location of the eight push clips on the door trunk shield.

     

  3. Pop-out the handle on the trunk shield by pulling the handle using a pick tool.Pulling the handle on the trunk shield out.

     

  4. Remove the two screws inside the handle by turning them counterclockwise using a Philips screwdriver.Removing the screws inside the door handle of the trunk.

     

  5. Pull the trunk shield out of the vehicle.Removing the trunk shield of the Kia Forte.

     

  6. Remove the nine 10mm bolts holding the inner tail lights and the center lamp. Turn the bolts counterclockwise using a 10mm socket to remove them.Removing the nine 10mm bolts holding the inner tail light and center brake lamp.

     

  7. Disconnect the electrical connectors of the inner tail light and the center lamp by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.Disconnecting the electrical connectors of the inner tail light and center brake lamp.

     

  8. Press and pull out the rubber grommets on the cables of the inner tail light and the center lamp.Pressing and pulling out the rubber grommets of the cables.

     

  9. Pull the passenger's and driver's side inner tail light out of the vehicle.Pulling the inner tail light assembly out of the vehicle.

     

    Pulling the inner tail light assembly out of the vehicle.
  10. Squeeze on the clip and push it in to pop the center lamp out.The clip that holds the center brake lamp.

     

  11. Pull the center brake lamp out of the vehicle.Removing the center brake lamp of the Kia Forte.

     

  12. Disconnect the electrical connector of the backup camera by pressing the clip and pulling the connector out.Disconnecting the electrical connector of the backup camera.

     

  13. Remove the two screws on the backup camera by turning them counterclockwise using a Philips screwdriver.The screws holding the backup camera of the Kia Forte.

     

  14. Pull the backup camera out from the center brake lamp.
  15. Line up the new backup camera into the center brake lamp and install the two screws holding it.
  16. Place the cable back on and connect the electrical connector of the backup camera.
  17. Line up the center brake lamp into the vehicle and press it in to set it into place.Installing the center brake light of the Kia Forte.

     

  18. Reinstall the inner tail lights back to the vehicle.Reinstalling the inner tail light assembly of the Kia Forte.

     

    Reinstalling the inner tail light assembly of the Kia Forte.
  19. Reinstall the nine 10mm bolts back to the center lamp and inner tail light.
  20. Reconnect the electrical connectors of the center lamp and inner tail light.Reinstalling the bolts and reconnecting the electrical connectors of the inner tail light and center brake lamp.

     

  21. Line up the trunk shield back to the vehicle. Then reinstall the trunk shield's push clips and screws.Reinstalling the trunk shield back to the vehicle.

 

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