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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm considering purchasing a 2015 Optima SX that has what appears to be the base radio. I'd really like to have Android Auto in the car. I understand there was an update for the 2015 Optima that adds Android Auto. But I don't think that is for this base radio, right? It's for the nav-radio unit...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, This is only my second post here. I just wanted to know if anyone with a base model here has installed fog lights themselves, including a switch for them and the wiring. I'm new to cars in general (and know close to nothing about wiring,) but where I live foggy mornings are basically...
  3. Hybrids
    Wow, I have a 2017 Optima Hybrid Base (I should have bought a EX or Premium) because I have tried every type or adapter for LED & HID's and also called all the Major Shops and I am not able to find anything that works. The Base model come with Projectors and Halogens which are garbage. I then...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey guys, In August last year, I bought a 2015 EX to keep the miles off what's now my week end car. After driving it for 7 months, I traded it in for a loaded 2015 SX-T. Three main reasons for this move: 1 - I needed a little more humpf from my daily. The EX is just too slow and to boring to...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a OCD cleaned and immaculate spicy red 2012 Optima EX base. I added OEM mud guards, drop in K&N, matching interior LED spicy red lighting accents, a 257 watt RMS kicker interior amp, and a separate 400 watt rms dual 10" MTX magnum sub. Speakers are Kicker 60 rms (front) and Alpine Mystake...
  6. Spotted
    Saw a white base model last night rolling north bound on 75/85 through Atlanta. It had blue lighting under it and blue LED's on the back bumper. It also had sky blue vinyl pieces running diagonal down across the back doors with blue halo headlights? Just an FYI all those blue lights are...
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anybody know everything i need to accomplish this or if it is even possible. I know i need the Panel with the Hardkey buttons to navigate within the nav, and a factory nav unit and bezel. Is that all i would need to do this mod? Ive searched but couldnt find the exact answers i needed...
  8. New Member Introductions
    sup folks! my wifey picked up her new ride so I had to join the forum to get some inside advice. my first impression on the car was sweet sexy lines on the car. interior was pretty classy, nothing outrageous. got that new car smell going so she's lovin it. only cons is the missing spare and...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    is it normal for the usb and cd player to take a super long time to load up? mine always says please wait loading may take a few minutes. all my other cars it never happened to with mp3 cds either. also is the only way to play a cd from say radio or xm is to use uvo and say cd? i dont see a...
  10. Hybrids
    other then gas mileage going down you think brakes would wear out faster as well? kia will void the warranty on suspension as well? thanks
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I've been using this forum for quite a while to research mod ideas and now I finally have something I can contribute myself. I wanted to get decent sound out of the base HU without spending a large amount of time and money. I've succeeded, IMHO, by simply replacing all six speakers. The key...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    i've had other cars exhibit lifter clatter before - and often times it was due to the wrong oil being used. Further, after the engine warms up to op-temp, i swear it sounds like a singer sewing machine ticking away - the ticking isn't bad and is probably normal valve train noise BUT the cold...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi I'm getting ready to pull the pin and buy an Optima Hybrid (why hybrid, because our provincial sales tax is 10% and I get up to 3k worth of that back by buying a hybrid, though it expires the end of March). So this is my dilemma...obviously they want to move the 2012 and they are...
  14. Hybrids
    Hi I'm getting ready to pull the pin and buy an Optima Hybrid (why hybrid, because our provincial sales tax is 10% and I get up to 3k worth of that back by buying a hybrid, though it expires the end of March). So this is my dilemma...obviously they want to move the 2012 and they are more...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    This thread is for those looking for the next leap in handling and performance from the Optima. For the same MSRP as an SXL, you'll be able to soon buy a 180 hp, tuneable BMW 3 Series nicely equipped. This will be nice for those who didn't want to make the $6-10k leap to a 328i. You can...
  16. Spotted
    I've seen at least 8 different Optimas on both the wet and dry side of base, any of you on here?
  17. Hybrids
    I have a 2012 Hybrid and decided to change the low beam headlight bulbs for a bulb to give more light, after a search, i found some online (H11b) Wow , how do you get them out/in without stripping down the front of the car , i must admit i have large hands , any ideas
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Maybe it's me..but the speakers definitely don't have any 'omph' to them? Maybe it's me used to getting overly-loud, extra bass sound systems that drown out the music? Maybe it's me using USB cord only to play my music? ..but then again I have tried Sirius/ FM/ Jukebox etc .. hmmm :\
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