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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My kia optima suddenly died on the highway. After a **** of a time getting it towed and to the dealer now start the wait for Corp Kia to approve a fix. I know this has been discussed many times. But i want to know how your experience have been with Gen 3 Kia repairs in 2021.
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The high beam and low beam driver side on my 2014 Optima EX are not working. It is unclear in any information I can find if there is a particular fuse which could be the problem. Can anyone clearly direct me which fuse I should be looking for? Are the low beam and high beam bulbs separate...
  3. Pictures and Videos
    First time here, hello everyone! Swapped the badges today, it just keeps getting better. :cool:
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, I am just about ready to replace my halogen tail light assembly with a complete assembly replacement. I see that K5 sell the hybrid tail lights, whilst ExLed sell a set with dotted/chrome lens indicators. Does anyone here have a set installed with pictures? Which ones would people...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys! So I finally picked up my first Kia. I've always liked the look of the Optima and came across a 2014 Optima LX. I wanted the 2.0T or V6 but found a deal on a '14 LX that I couldn't pass up. This will be my DD as I also have a '08 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG and '13 Audi Q7. I've only owned...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, where can we purchase the halos that fit this model? I've seen plenty of posts/sales links from previous years, but they don't seem to be for sale anywhere/anymore. If anyone can tell me where to source rectangular halos that would be much appreciated!
  7. New Member Introductions
    Had the car for a year, been like this since we got it. Basically they all do different things. For example, volume down turns on Bluetooth voice control, track skip up is volume down, volume up is mute, etc. Done a little bit of searching and sounds like its just wiring issue. I've seen little...
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone been able to change their led flights in there 2014 sxl Optima? I tried to change them but couldn't figure it out.
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hi everybody! Just bought a nice pearl white Optima Hybrid last week. My daily commute to work and back is 160 km 6 days a week, mostly highway, so I suppose a hybrid car is good option. Especially if it's not Prius :) I made almost 1000 km already with average fuel consumption 5.7 l/100 km...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi just joined the forum. I am in Western Australia and have a 2014 Optima. Have had the LH low beam stop working. Bulb looks OK. Cannot locate a fuse in either the interior or engine bay fuse panel for any of the headlights. Can anyone advise were the headlight fuses are located? The internet...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Low Beam HID troubles, yes I joined for a frustrating mechanical issue. HOW DO YOU GET THIS DAMNED THING OFF!!! I do hope to learn what mods are best, save some cash along the way and maybe not blow the motor choosing a foolish path. Howdy from Texas!!
  12. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-leds/kia/k5-optima-2014/2014-kia-k5-optima-exled-front-led-headlight-set-copy.html Wondering if anybody has does this to their Optima. If so could you please help me with installing it?
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi, i have a Kia optima 2014 SX (DOHC 2.4L) , im already following up this forum and wanted to be part of this community , interested in LED mods mostly for my car
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 hybrid ex premium and looking to trade it in for an sx. Found a couple with low mileage. Any issues I should be aware about? Looking at 2013-2015 models.
  15. The Service Center
    Hi all, I am coming up on 30k miles on my 2014 SX-T and had my car in the dealership recently for KIA's ECU upgrade/recall. At that time, the dealer suggested two maintenance services: Fuel injection service @ $155 Automatic transmission fluid replacement @ $230 I subsequently reviewed the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello Everybody, I'm a new member living in the SFV, near Los Angeles and recently purchased the above 2014 Optima LX Hybrid. Can somebody please spell out the specified replacement 12 volt battery for me? Can't see it listed in the Owner's Manual. Any idea about the cost of a replacement...
  17. Hybrids
    Yesterday while I was stopped at a red light. All of a sudden, I get a dash warning. It displayed HEV in a triangle, then said to shift into park and turn off vehicle and check hybrid system. I shifted into park and turned the car off. I tried starting it back up to no avail. Kept saying...
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum. My apologies to the admins, as this may not be the place for this post, but I cannot figure out how to post to the other forums! In addition to the posting issues, I'm having a **** of a problem trying to find info on how to change rear brakes and rotors on my...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Hi! My name is Jessica, live in sunny southern California. I've had my 2014 KIA Optima Hybrid EX for a little over 3 years now. I love the MPGS since I commute about 50+ miles per day! I've been having issues with car washers (unknowingly) leaving my vehicle on and draining my battery! I just...
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