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Hey everyone. I've been doing little updates on my car over the past few months, and now want to replace the panels around my locks. I remember seeing somewhere on this forum where someone had replaced his dark grey panels for dark grey wood-grain panels like the detail is in the car. I have the same dark grey color and would like to do this. Can anyone point me in the direction of where I can order these? Talked with my KIA shop and they were unaware of any upgrades. Thanks in advance.

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I think I remember what you are talking about, I believe it is a Korean part you had to order from some specific import. I think there was also 2 different versions with placement/number of screw holes. If I keep my car I was going to look into the wood panels for mine as well, jazz up that area because I feel it is lacking as well.
 

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I replaced mine and the parts were ordered right from KIA parts at the dealership.
You find a cadenza with the wood grain panels, Then get the vin #. Ask parts to
order replacements for that car. I got mine that way. The one thing to watch for.
Make sure the car with the vin# you use has the rear seat heaters or not depending
on your car.
Sorry wood grain didn't show good in the picture.
This is one of the back door panels
 

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Wasn't that quite the involved install process though? I thought you had to take off the whole panel, disconnect switches, blah blah blah. May be more than I could (or more properly, should) handle. Also, do you remember how much those were if you don't mind me asking.
 

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I think the ears were only about 40.00 but the fronts were about $60.00 something.
Yes the entire door panel has to come off switches unplugged. forget if it was 11 or 13 screws
just to get the panel out.
First one took me about 2 hours the rest just under 1 hour.
 

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I replaced mine and the parts were ordered right from KIA parts at the dealership.
You find a cadenza with the wood grain panels, Then get the vin #. Ask parts to
order replacements for that car. I got mine that way. The one thing to watch for.
Make sure the car with the vin# you use has the rear seat heaters or not depending
on your car.
Sorry wood grain didn't show good in the picture.
This is one of the back door panels
Thank you Gene. That is exactly what I was looking for. I have some time coming up to tackle this job. I'll order them at my next service appointment. Thanks everyone. Looked online and found a few Kia Optima videos to replace the door panel. Hopefully it will be similar. Any how-tos that you've seen?
 

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I found some drawings of the placement of clips and screws holding the door panels on. Will try and copy them so I can post them on here for you
 
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