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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So, I was unable to find anything like this on either this site, or the wider internet, so here goes... Over the years, and through several cars, I've always had a tough time aiming aftermarket or stock headlamps to get the best beam pattern, but not blind oncoming drivers... Lately, I've come...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I have a 2015 Optima. Both low beams went out within a week of each other. I replaced them last night, but they are both out again today. The high beams work fine. Help please! Where do I begin to look other than fuses?
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys I own a 2014 SXL and was considering converting my halogen H7 high beams to LED. But with the dust cap it doesn't seem like there's much room behind where the bulb mounts. Has anyone found an LED that will work in my application and allow the dust cover to still be used?
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi Guys, My driver side bulb is out and I'm trying to get it replaced. The housing cover is stuck and won't open. I've unscrewed the White reservoir and put it to the side but for the life of me I can't open the cover. I've read somewhere that there is a screw somewhere underneath but can't...
  5. 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!!
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2013 sx optima and bought some LED bulbs from the K5 store recently. I went to go start the replacement of them but had issues removing the dust cover. Just to make sure that I wasn't turning it the wrong way, I tried both ways and still nothing. I was able to remove the high beam...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys, I'm looking for a 600K white LED bulb kit for my 2013 optima EX. I normally can find plug and play LED bulbs for around $40 online but for some reason I can't find any for the optima, does anyone know of some that are less than $100?
  8. DIY Projects
    Wondering if anyone's done this on an lx just bought a 2016 and want to have the light bar controlled by the high beam switch. On the wife's 2012 Hyundai accent it had a power and signal wire that had to be run to the negative. Wondering if the optima is like this as well. Thanks!
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just purchased a 2013 Optima SXL and thoroughly enjoy enjoy spending time in the drivers seat. Am having issues with dim low beam xenon d1s. I have replaced the bulbs and ballasts but they are still dim. If anyone has any thoughts, please drop me a message.
  10. K5OS - LED & HID Lighting
    Is excited to present to the Optima forums: K5 Optima Store - RGB LED Color Changing Headlight or Fog Light Kit (BUY NOW) Description: These brand NEW high powered COB LED headlight low beam & fog light kits with built-in color changing RGB LED Demon Eyes, are designed to outperform your...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    While is have the low beam LED bulb kit from K5OS I was wondering if anyone is running a H7 LED bulb kit for the high beams with any luck.
  12. DIY Projects
    Is there a fix for after market high beam bulb on 2013, that's 5000 kelvin?
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys, trying to replace the low beam bulbs on my 2014 optima LX, but what is the right bulb size? I remember seeing a discussion where people mentioned that there might be two different sizes for the 2014 lx. Is it a H11B? Any info is greatly appreciated!
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2015 Optima LX and I'm wondering what type of bulbs the low beam headlights use? Does anybody know? I think it's H11b, but I'm not 100% sure and I need to know before I buy a HID conversion kit. Thanks.
  15. New Member Introductions
    I replaced both H11B bulbs on my wife's '11 Optima no difference from original bulbs. I've checked adjustment and I'm getting 7.7 amps at the bulb connection on both sides. High beams work fine. I bought the car new and no accidents. I figure power supply resistance somewhere? Any suggestions...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Do HID lights shine any brighter to the front sides than stock head lights? Reason that I'm asking is I previously replaced the stock head lights in my Lexus with low beam only HIDs. Those lamps were not projector however so I guess the beam was less focused. However that was kind of a good...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hi folks. I joined this forum looking for information relating to headlight wiring looms and found a treasure trove of other information and some pretty smooth looking machines. I am for a small coastal town called Encounter Bay in South Australia. I recently acquired my 2013 Kia Optima GDI...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey folks, I am looking for a picture of the beam pattern of the OEM HID headlights, unmodified and unadjusted, on the 2014+ Optimas against a wall. Maybe from about 20-30 feet away. Thank you! Just need some comparison pictures. I would be interested in the pictures from the 2013 and older...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello friends... I recently installed 55W HID bulbs in my high beams. I only drive country roads where there is nearly no traffic and I work nights, so flashing/repeatedly turning them on/off is/was not really an issue with me. Anyways, that's now beside the point. Last night when I set out on...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I recently ordered some HIDs from VVME to do a little testing in the hope that I could get more distance out of my high beams. Before I catch some serious flack for this, I'd like to say a few things: yes, I am aware of the fact that HIDs are ill-suited for the majority of drivers...
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