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  1. [DIY] : Replacing Worn Endlinks

    DIY : Wheels, Tires, And Suspension
    Is there any after market product that will Last Longer than the original? 40K miles, or in my case, 48k kilometres, is not much distance for them to have worn out... Next replacement will likely be outside warranty and it would be nice to use a more durable long lasting product. -CL
  2. Daytime Running Light bulb replacement

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey Dhuhtala. Be sure to update us when you've received and tested them. I want the same thing for my 2013 EX-T (Canadian). Since 1990 DRL has been standard on Canadian models and for most the Highbeam is used but at a lower voltage (around 6 volts or so), so they look quite Yellow... I...
  3. [DIY] : Replacing Worn Endlinks

    DIY : Wheels, Tires, And Suspension
    Hi gang. AreENDLINKS te Samething as "Lnk Stabilizers"??? My 2013 EX-T has 48000km(~ 30K miles) on it and when I brought it in today for normal servcing I reported to the service dept noise from the Rear over bumps... They called to say it was the Rar Left ad Right Link Stabilizers and...
  4. Roof Racks

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Great - Thanks for the info!
  5. Trunk latch

    3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Y e s , m y t r u n k I s h a r d t l o s e a s w e l , f o m th e d y I o t I t a y e a r a go t o no w . I f y ou u s t p u l l d o w n g en tl y o n t h e h an d le I n s I de t r u n k I t w I l l n o t l a t c h . Y o u ' v e g o t to p...
  6. Roof Racks

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'll need one for 2 mountain bikes, skis, and occasionally plywood from the reno store... I've had a Thule for years but wonder if there is something nicer, better, more reasonably priced... and, I have the glass roof so that's why I've put off just buying the foot pack for a year... but now...
  7. [DIY] : How To Change Your Oil

    DIY : Maintenance
    When will Kia/Hyundai give the Fumoto "Genuine Part" Status as Nissan, Toyoto, Mazda, Etc. have already done in Japan? If they ever did, WHERE would we find such information? I was at the dealership for an oil filter and showed them a printout of the Fumoto page that show the other car...
  8. [DIY] : K5 Trunk Emblem Alignment and Install

    DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Great tips - I just did mine as well!
  9. [DIY] : Switchback LED's (Front Turn Signals)

    DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    No kidding!!! Having to take bumper off to Change a Turn-Signal Bulb really makes no sense at all - unless it is to access the wire harness...
  10. [DIY] : Switchback LED's (Front Turn Signals)

    DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    You can wrap them with electrical tape which will make the group of wires look cleaner and help keep water out. Also, anywhere you want extra resistance and protection I always use 'Amazing Goop' glue (Marine version has a UV stabilizer, excellent product - it comes in a toothpaste-like tube...
  11. Broken cig lighter?

    3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi gang. On the weekend I had a flat and luckily had a tire repair kit and 12V Compressor. Fixed everything A-1. When I pulled out the 12V male plug from the car's 12 socket it broke in two leaving the base of the male inside of the Optima's socket. I've tried to pull it out with long nose...
  12. [DIY] : Switchback LED's (Front Turn Signals)

    DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    They must be rated at least 50 WATTS. They DO get HOT. A lower wattage will burn up. you can get them on many sites including eba* of course. Use one with each LED. Place it away from other wires. I used High Heat Silicone to protect the front ones a bit as they will get the humidity and...
  13. [DIY] : Switchback LED's (Front Turn Signals)

    DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    Hi. Look at Photo #3 of this DIY. Locate EACH of the 2 wires coming from each of them. Those 2 wires are the two you need to tap into to wire the Resistor in Parallel to the bulb. The comment about pushing the resistor ends into the pin sockets is only to show how the hyperblinking stops as...
  14. [DIY] : Replacing the door mounted Speakers

    DIY Projects
    Hi. NO, the stock speakers are not Infinity. The car is a 2013 EX-T with the UVO Radio with sirius satellite radio and bluetooth. Not the premium stereo. So I bought 4 of the Infinity 6.5 inch speakers for the 4 doors. Big difference in clarity and definition with Bass! -CL
  15. [DIY] : CUSTOM GPS - NUVI DASH MOUNT (MY Nuvi 3597)

    DIY Projects
    I've added the missing photos with dimensions to help with building one.
  16. [DIY] : Replacing the door mounted Speakers

    DIY Projects
    Replacing the Door Mounted Speakers Thanks to Cdnswe for the guidelines and encouragement to “Do the Upgrade” and inspire this how-to. Door Removal: Pop off the door panels by first removing 2 screws from each of the door panels – 1 at the door Pull handle (to close door) and one at the door...
  17. [DIY] : CUSTOM GPS - NUVI DASH MOUNT (MY Nuvi 3597)

    DIY Projects
    It didn't take me long to really appreciate my new Garmin Nuvi 3597. As it replaced another Nuvi, I already had a Dash puck glued to the dash. But a month later I bought my 2013 EX-Turbo and wanted something more "custom" for the car. The only mount that came close was the ProClip but it is...
  18. Another Canadian..

    New Member Introductions
    Welcome fellow Cdn! One mod Everyone sees is the K Emblems (3.0 Kia K Emblems). It really makes the car turn heads! Sadly the name Kia does not, but as soon as you replace the Kia badges with the K, you get people looking. Even my neighbour commented on "What a nice cary you got. what make...
  19. [DIY] : 2013 EX-T Door Speakers Upgrade with Photos

    DIY : Audio, Navigation, And Electronics
    Speakers used were the Infinity REF-6502ix Thanks to Cdnswe for the guidelines and encouragement to “Do the Upgrade” and inspire this how-to. Door Removal: Pop off the door panels by first removing 2 screws from each of the door panels – 1 at the door Pull handle (to close door) and one at...
  20. New 2013 EX Turbo with sunroof... and new to this forum

    New Member Introductions
    What are the most popular and best mods to do to the 2013 EX-T??? ? Tint windows ? Custom GPS mount ? Upgrade speakers ? Amp the rear or all speakers etc ???
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