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  1. Vendor Deals
    Amazon Prime Day is ending at the end of the day, but the deals keep coming. We have seen great deals on everything, including TVs, watches, Roomba vacuums, coffee, watches, you name it! Yes, we know this is off-topic, but we wanted to share some of our favorite deals, because regardless of what...
  2. New Member Introductions
    My name is Lee and I'm from Minnesota. Been lurking on these forums for month and have gotten countless tips and tricks for my 13 optima hybrid. I recently replaced my backup camera very cheaply and easily thanks to one of the posts, so I am hoping to give back to the community and share some...
  3. New Member Introductions
    2016 1.6 t owner. Been flooting on here for months just recently realized I couldn't post or respond, admin helped with that. My account wasn't activated. Love my car but it seem impossible to find radio wiring diagram. Any help would be awesome!
  4. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I almost don't care about handling.....if the new tires reduce noise in the car by at least 15 or 20 percent. The tires on it NOW are seemingly major contributors to cabin noise, and it's driving us crazy. Anybody here ever put General Alti-max's on? Any other "quiet contenders" in an all-season?
  5. New Member Introductions
    new to Kia's so looking to learn. the car is a 2018 optima LX + actually my girlfriends that i will help maintain, drove it home today + she likes it as she left her 63 thou malibu LS bought new behind. the malibu was decent but so xtra repairs were needed in its life + their track record is...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey there, my name is Gus. I have a Smokey Blue Pearl 2015 Optima LX. Been a long time browser through the forums but this is my first post. I like looking through the DIY and thinking about what my next mod will be. Also have a new baby of 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Ultimate Turbo.
  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. New Member Introductions
    Hi, 2013 Optima EX owner and hoping to find a little help with some DIY repairs that are needed. Look forward to learning more. Thanks
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone, I've been a fan of the optima design for a while now but just recently purchased our first one. We have a 2017 hybrid ex,white with the white and black interior. We got it to replace my wife's Prius that was totaled. Everyone was ok thankfully, and I was able to talk my wife out of...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Greetz to everyone on the forum. My name is Steve, I'm in Western Australia. Thought I would finally join this forum as I like to fiddle with my 2014 Kia Optima Si (is it different badge names here?) I am planning on modding my rear lights and have done a bit of simple led modding/ bulb...
  11. New Member Introductions
    I have 2018 kia Optima EX.I am happy to be here to access all the great info.
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  12. New Member Introductions
    So basically i just bought -13 Optima hybrid to myself with low mileage. Car looking really good with pearl white and full black leather interior. Didn't even know before that there is a forum just for Optima model, come in handy! I like to fix cars and do something about the 'look' to make it...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Randy from Florida here.
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Where do I find the size of my tire? How do I know what the speed rating is? These are just a couple of common questions we field from our customers and rightfully so. A tire's sidewall contains a plethora of markings with letters, numbers, and even codes. It's these alphanumeric markings...
  15. The Service Center
    I have a 2013 Optima EX. I had to replace the little flexible coupling between the power steering motor and gearbox. Replacement went fine and took just over an hour. A couple days later I noticed that the ESC light was on constantly. I did forget to connect the brake light switch after the...
  16. New Member Introductions
    First time car owner and it so happens, first time KIA Optima owner as well. I am a graduate student at Purdue University (Indiana). I got myself a used one locally about a month ago, and it's a 2006 KIA Optima EX V6 2.7L, black. I mainly joined here because my Optima did not come with a manual...
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  17. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about Black Friday 2018: All the Best Tire Deals You Can Score This Year at AutoGuide.com.
  18. New Member Introductions
    Hi Everybody! Recently picked up a 2016 Optima SXL with 18K miles. Have been enjoying it so far. Added remote start in time for this nice cold Chicago winter and a catch can for K5 Store after reading about it here. Look forward to talking to more discussions! Anyone here into CAN hacking...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Greetings to everyone and a special early Thanksgiving wish to my US friends. Prayers for folks in difficulty in CA. OK so first off I'm so old I had all kinds of trouble getting to this point in the forum! I'm on the Great Plains in Canada, with a Hybrid with no extended coverage and a very...
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