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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. The Service Center
    Any help would be great. A few weeks back my low-beams became very dim, both at the same time. I have the HID headlights. I ordered new bulbs off Amazon, but after thinking about it, I don't think it's the bulbs that were bad since it happened to both at the exact same time. Any info on...
  3. 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...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I got some bright LED H1 bulbs to replace the kind of lame halogen high-beams. They aren't that bright and look kind of silly color-wise since they run at the same time as my HID lows. I cannot for the life of me figure out how you're supposed to install these things. The Optima plug doesn't...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I thought they were h7 bulbs but see some people say h11?? What's the final verdict? I'm trying to replace my stock yellowish ones to match closely the color of my hids.. Heard sylvania silverstar Zxe's where a pretty good match, any input. Ty
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know the lumen rating on the D1S HID's in the OEM SX and SXL headlights?
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm pretty sure my lights aren't aimed too high up... I adjusted them myself so maybe they are lol but could it be that by 5k morimoto bulbs are just so bright they think I've got my high beams on? Sent from AutoGuide.com App
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Can somebody with halogens in check for me if your low beams come on when you flash your high beams. Mine are doing that and I wanna make sure there's not something weird going on.
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Is there a kit out there what will allow me to convert both High and Low Beams to HIDs? Or would I need 2 different kits? Fiance really wants headlights to match the Cree fogs I got from K5 (thanks BTW) so I am asking this stupid azz noob question... J
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Good Evening fellow Optima Owners, SO I've begun swapping out lights throughout my Optima, but I've run into a snag, selecting the proper bulb to place in the high beams. I replaced the stick HID bulbs that come in the SX with a 6000K HID bulb. Now I'm trying to locate a bulb who's color...
  11. Spotted
    I propose we start a call signal for THESE forums and members. I have seen a ton of lightly modded Optima's rolling around in my 45minute drive to and from work. Basically from Bel Air to Towson and back again. So, If you see a passing Optima / Sonata and you think it might be a forum member...
  12. DIY Projects
    I just got finished installing the Sylvania Silver Star ZXE H7 High Beam Headlights !!! :rockon: I have the HID headlights for the Low beam. The passenger side was a breeze, but the drivers side was a real pain. I will wait until night to take my 2012 KIA Optima Hybrid for a drive...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know of good source for 4300K high beams and fog light H8's? I don't want to mess with HID upgrades so I'm curious if anyone makes replacement bulbs that are more in line with the color of the stock HID low beams in my SXL. Edit: I found an Osram/Sylvania 4300K bulb for the high...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Wife's got the car at the moment, but I'm 99% sure that when I'm driving at night, fog and headlights on, the fogs go off when I hit the high beams. I looked in the owner's manual and didn't see anything to indicate why they would do that Can a forum member check their SXL to see if this is...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have looked in "search" and cannot see anyone that has had this problem. I purchased a pair of Autolumination H1 12V/55w Xenon bulbs. They would not fit through the slots that the originals came out of. The glass bulb was too large in diameter to fit through. Has anyone any suggestions as to...
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have the 2011 with EX Luxury package which means my vehicle came with the HID Xenon headlights. I find the headlights to be a little on the dim side on low beam, even with the fog lights on. No complaints on high beam. My co-worker owned a 2011 EX Luxury as well and he has the same...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I like the idea of using HID's in the foglights, but of course doing so without a projector beam or similar reflector change would likely deliver a spread fog beam. I'm not into that kinda thing. Anybody know how to get a legit driving beam from the fog location? Projector beam refit, etc...
  18. DIY Projects
    SX high beams: since they seemed weak :( compared to the sizzlin' low beams on the SX, I changed the high beam H-1 bulbs to "+50s" on my SX. (same wattage) This under $20-, five minute mod boosted the lumen output from about 550 to 600, as measured by me, at a fixed distance (about 50 ft), using...
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