Hyundai Kona: Liftgate / Liftgate Assembly Repair procedures

Replacement
  
Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.
  
When removing and installing the liftgate, an assistant is needed.
1.
Remove the liftgate trim.
(Refer to Liftgate - "Liftgate Trim")
2.
Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the liftgate lifter (B).

3.
Disconnect the connectors and liftgate wiring harness (A).
4.
After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the liftgate assembly (B).
Tightening torque :
21.6 - 26.5 N.m (2.2 - 2.7 kgf.m, 15.9 - 19.5 lb-ft)

5.
To install, reverse removal procedure.
  
Make sure the liftgate locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.
Adjust the liftgate alignment.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips (or pin-type retainers).
Liftgate Assembly Components and components location
Component Location 1. Liftgate assembly ...

Liftgate Trim Components and components location
Component Location 1. Liftgate trim ...

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