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Replacing the Driver Seat Side Cover in a 2011-2015 Kia Sorento

by JAMES DENARDO 14 Jun 2024

The driver seat side cover in your 2011-2015 Kia Sorento is an essential part of the seat assembly, protecting the seat's power controls and maintaining the interior's aesthetic appeal. Over time, this cover can become damaged or worn out. Replacing it is a straightforward process that can restore the look and functionality of your vehicle's seat. In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps to replace the driver seat side cover in your Kia Sorento.

Why Replace the Driver Seat Side Cover?

The driver seat side cover protects the power seat controls and contributes to the overall look of your vehicle's interior. Replacing a damaged or worn cover can:

  • Improve the appearance of your vehicle's interior.
  • Protect the power seat controls from dust and debris.
  • Enhance the overall comfort and functionality of the seat.

Tools and Materials Needed

To replace the driver seat side cover in your Kia Sorento, you'll need the following tools and materials:

  • Screwdrivers (Phillips and flathead)
  • Trim removal tool
  • Replacement driver seat side cover (available at Conquest Auto)

Step-by-Step Replacement Guide

  1. Preparation:

    • Ensure your vehicle is parked on a flat surface and the ignition is turned off.
    • Move the driver seat to its highest position to give you better access to the side cover.
  2. Remove the Old Seat Side Cover:

    • Use a trim removal tool to carefully pry off the existing seat side cover. Start at one end and work your way around, gently loosening the cover from its clips.
    • Once the cover is loose, disconnect any electrical connectors attached to the power seat controls.
  3. Detach the Cover:

    • Remove any screws or bolts securing the seat side cover to the seat frame.
    • Carefully detach the cover, ensuring not to damage any wiring or controls.
  4. Install the New Seat Side Cover:

    • Position the new seat side cover in place, aligning it with the mounting points on the seat frame.
    • Secure the cover with the screws or bolts removed earlier.
  5. Reconnect Electrical Connectors:

    • Reconnect any electrical connectors to the power seat controls, ensuring they are firmly in place.
  6. Reassemble the Seat:

    • Press the new seat side cover into place, ensuring it snaps securely onto the seat frame.
    • Test the cover by adjusting the seat controls to ensure everything functions correctly.
  7. Final Check:

    • Inspect the installation to ensure the cover is securely attached and there are no loose components.
    • Clean the area around the seat to remove any debris or dirt.

Conclusion

Replacing the driver seat side cover in your 2011-2015 Kia Sorento is a simple process that can significantly improve the look and functionality of your vehicle's interior. By following this guide, you can ensure a successful replacement and keep your seat controls protected. For high-quality replacement parts, visit Conquest Auto.

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