Kia Amanti 2004-06

Removal & Installation

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Drain the engine coolant into a clean container for reuse.
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  5. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
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  7. Disconnect the heater hoses from the heater unit.
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  9. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front door scuff trim
     
    Hood latch release lever
     
    Cowl side trim
     
    A-pillar trim
     
    Left side mounting trim cover
     
    Parking brake release lever
     
    Crash pad lower panel and lower panel lamp
     
    Steering wheel
     
    Steering column shroud
     
    Left side crash pad plate
     
    Audio keyboard from main instrument panel assembly
     
    Right side mounting trim cover
     
    Right side crash pad plate
     
    Cluster fascia panel
     
    Instrument cluster assembly
     
    Audio monitor assembly
     
    Under cover and under cover lamp
     
    Glove box
     
    Glove box housing
     
    Passenger airbag assembly
     
    Floor console side covers
     
    Floor console
     
    Center fascia panel
     
    Radio and heater controller
     

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  11. Disconnect the main instrument panel connect and remove the main instrument panel.
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  13. Remove the cowl crossbar mounting bolts and remove the crossbar assembly.
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  15. Remove the heater unit.

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    Fig. Exploded view of crash pad components



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    Fig. Exploded view of heater unit components

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  17. Installation is the reverse order of removal. Note the following torques:
    1. Upper cowl crossbar mounting bolts: 24-40 ft. lbs. (33-55 Nm).
    2.  
    3. Lower cowl crossbar mounting bolts: 12-19 ft. lbs. (17-26 Nm).
    4.  

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  19. Fill the cooling system to proper level.
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  21. Start the engine and check for leaks.
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