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Hyundai Tucson: Tailgate latch assembly

Hyundai Tucson - Fourth generation (NX4) - (2020-2023) - Workshop Manual / Body (Interior and Exterior) / Tail Gate / Tailgate latch assembly

Component Location

  1. Tailgate latch assembly

Replacement

WARNING

  • When removing with a flat-tip screwdriver or remover, wrap protective tape around the tools to prevent damage to components.
  • Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.
  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
  2. Remove the tailgate lower trim.

    (Refer to Tail Gate - "Tail Gate Trim")

  3. Disconnect the tailgate latch connector (A).

  1. Loosen the mounting bolts, remove the tailgate latch assembly (A).

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

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.

WARNING

  • Make sure the tailgate locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.
  • Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.

Replacement

WARNING

Wear gloves to protect hands from injury.

WARNING

Take care not to scratch the tailgate and body surface.

WARNING

When removing and installing the tailgate, an assistant is needed.

  1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
  2. Remove the luggage side trim.

    (Refer to Trunk Trim - "Luggage Side Trim")

  3. Disconnect the tailgate lifter connector (A).

  1. Using a screwdriver, lift up slightly the socket clips (A) of both ends on the lifter (B), and then remove the lifter from the bracket.

  1. Push the socket of the lifter into the bracket for installation.

WARNING

  • Make sure the tailgate locks and opens properly and locks securely.
  • Make sure the connectors are connected in properly.
  • Make sure the tailgate locks / unlocks and opens / closes properly.

Replacement

WARNING

Do not apply sealant to the body.

  1. Remove the tailgate weatherstrip (A).

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.

WARNING

When installing the tailgate weatherstrip, check the center-marking line (B).

Component Location

  1. Tailgate back panel molding

Replacement

WARNING

Put on gloves to prevent hand injuries.

WARNING

Take care not to scratch the tailgate and body surface.

  1. Using a screwdriver or remover, remove the tailgate back panel molding (A).

  1. To install, reverse removal procedure.

WARNING

Replace any damaged clips (or pin-type retainers).

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