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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I have a 2011 Optima SX (black) that I just love to drive. Bought new from the dealer. Anyways like so many people have posted, the low beams have deteriorated to the point that they are unusable. And because replacement assemblies are so costly, I purchased Cree LED fog lights...
  2. 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...
  3. Vendor Deals
    In recent years, GoPro cameras have become a car enthusiast’s dream. Whether you’re a track day enthusiast or simply like attending car shows, a GoPro is the perfect compact device to capture all the action. With a GoPro, you can relive your lap around the track or share it quickly with the...
  4. The Service Center
    Hi there, My HIDs are so dim, it's unsafe to drive at night. I'm not sure if it's the bulbs themselves going out or the actual assembly, because in the research I've been doing I've found posts that talk about how the actual headlight assemblies were poorly built. Am I looking at replacing the...
  5. Vendor Deals
    <p class="p1">A clean engine is a more efficient engine (and also a more powerful one), so a fuel injector cleaning is an important part of maintaining your car. While you can always visit a mechanic to get this service done, this is actually one of a few maintenance items that are pretty...
  6. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    was about to put my new KYB struts/mounts in.. and noticed the "bearing" that comes with the strut mount seems to be 2 plates of fiberglass reinforced plastic.. they slide smoothly, but without any actual metal or ball bearings. I know that there isn't a significant load on this part, but still...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2013 KIA Optima. Installed low beam HID lights. Now the ESC warning indicator light goes ON when the low beams are on. Should I worry? When headlights are OFF no warning light. Thank you for any advice.
  8. Vendor Deals
    Though not autos specific at all, we went digging for deals on everything from electronics and games, to tools, appliances, mattresses, LEGO sets, and just about everything else! Check out the Autoguide list here...
  9. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Now that Thanksgiving is over, it can only mean one thing: Black Friday is here. Here are the best automotive deals we spotted on Amazon. Happy shopping! Move quickly because some of these deals are timed, so if you wait, you might miss out on a great deal. Shop Now...
  10. Vendor Deals
    They might as well call it Black Friday Week, because the deals are booming. We've been covering as much as we can over on Autoguide.com, but here are the deal worth checking out so far: Save On Philips and HELLA replacement headlight bulbs...
  11. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 2013 optima EX, I believe it has the 2.4L GDI engine. 61k miles. I work in sales so I drive a lot. Due to a long story I basically had to buy this optima, did I pick a reliable car? What are common issues/pitfalls I should look out for? Am I safe to keep this car, or should...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Owners manual for this info is of course, useless, as designed. I am finding several different spark plugs on auto zone etc, all with different gaps. Searching here is also returning threads where folks have been tuning their gap / buying different brands.I just want the stock info so I can...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Which year optima had the best satin metal paint? Or are all years with satin metal the same paint color each each?
  14. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I'm looking at buying this car this week it says 2015 but I don't believe these were available in 2015 for an SX?
  15. The Service Center
    Came home yesterday with the '11 EX-T, got out and the aroma of brake pads overheating filled the air. Hit the rotors with my trusty infrared thermometer and the left rear was a nice 475 degrees! Fronts only 100 and right rear 85.
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