Hyundai Santa Fe: Tail Gate Assembly. Repair procedures - Tail Gate - Body (Interior and Exterior)Hyundai Santa Fe: Tail Gate Assembly. Repair procedures

Replacement

Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.
When removing and installing the tail gate, an assistant is necessary.
1.
Remove the tail gate trim.
2.
Remove the tail gate upper trim.
3.
Remove the tail gate side trim.
4.
Disconnect the washer nozzle hose (A) and high mounted stop lamp connector (B).

5.
Using a screwdriver, lift the socket clips (A) up slightly on both ends of the tail gate lifter (B).

6.
Disconnect the connectors and tail gate wiring harness (A).
7.
After loosening the mounting bolts, then remove the tail gate assembly (B).

Tightening torque :
21.6 ~ 26.5 N.m (2.2 ~ 2.7 kgf.m, 15.9 ~ 19.5 lb-ft)

8.
Install in the reverse order of removal.
Make sure the tail gate locks/unlocks and opens/closes properly.
Adjust the tail gate alignment.
Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
Replace any damaged clips.

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