Led cup holder install 2016
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    Led cup holder install 2016

    Install the LEDs this weekend. Since there is no written instructions for a 16 or later I wanted to show what I did.

    Basically follow the directions.
    Remove the shifter
    Remove the passenger side trim
    Pop out the console



    I wire up the red and black wires from the LEDs to the shifter indicator wires reds to blue blacks to black






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    Looks great.

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    This is great information. We are in the process of working with the manufacturer to develop new installation instructions for the 2016 to 2017 Kia Optima models. In the meantime, if you don't mind posting this in our forum thread below, it will greatly help others who have the newer models.

    Kia Optima LED Cupholder Light Kit - K5 Optima Store
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    Thanks for sharing this! I plan on doing this installation myself soon. Looks great.

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    Quick question...by connecting to the blue wires for the shift indicator, are the cupholder LEDs always on, or do they only come on when the lights are on?

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    They only come on when the lights are on

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    Great, thanks. I had these in my 2013 Optima and made sure to hold onto them for my new 2016. Now I just need to get up the courage to pull apart the center console.

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    Don't know what I'm doing wrong, but I can't seem to figure out how to remove the shifter. I'm guessing I'm just not pulling up hard enough on the shift knob, but I also can't figure out how to remove the base of the boot from the console. Am I just being too timid because I'm afraid of busting something in a new car?? LOL

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    Yes you are. Pull up the boot first and make sure you are in neutral than pull up the shifter. I felt the same way.
    Good luck.
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    Thanks...I finally got it installed. For me the trick was to pull the boot up from the top (closest to the dashboard). It seemed to pop right out with little effort. Then the passenger side trim and console easily came out. I didn't need to remove the shifter at all..a few little wiggles and it fits through the opening. Then just drill two small holes, feed the wires through, splice the power wires together and the ground wires together, and tap into the blue (power) and black (ground). Worked like a charm. Thanks for all the help. Hopefully its just as easy for the other 2016 owners.

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