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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Got a real head-scratcher for you all: Is it possible to upgrade the base HVA/C system in the 3rd Gen LX to the higher trim EX system? Is the vehicle wiring basically the same, and attaching the higher grade controls merely a case of plug-and-play? Or, do you need to purchase some additional...
  2. The Service Center
    hey guys, I have 12 EX 2.4L and recently my steering audio control has completely gone to crap. When i press up to increase volume, my volume decreases and when i press mode, my volume increases.... WTF?! Does anyone know what the issue may be? I can't even google this issue because I don't...
  3. The Service Center
    Hello, I searched forum a little bit, didn't find anyone with same problem. KIA OPTIMA 2012 DOHC (in europe L version). When Climate Control is set to AUTO, on let's say 21 degrees C, after a ride of 30 minutes it's "freezing" from top vents (near windshield, and on dashboard). After a 30...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2015 Optima EX, have a button next to my steering wheel warmer button, I assume that is for traction control, why would I turn that off? Seems like common sense you would want to have good traction, what am I missing?
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone had issues with their body control modules on the Optima's? My car has blown the module 1 fuse and has numerous things that has stopped working along with it being stuck in park.
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Slightly drizzly day here today and the roads are a bit slick. Stepping on the gas from a stop produced the expected wheelspin, but traction control never kicked in (at least, the light never blinked on the dash). Repeated it a few times and could never get TC to engage. Do you guys get TC...
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Can the koh control arm fit into the sxt model? Reason why I ask is,I'd rather have the aluminum one .
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    MY19 Optima GT cruise control not maintaining speed Hi, We picked up our new Optima GT a couple of weeks ago and have noticed that the cruise control isn't maintaining the set speed very well. On moderate hill climbs it's dropping down by as much as 15kph and then on the downhill run its...
  9. The Service Center
    I have a 2012 optima ex 2.4. The check engine light came on with about 94,000 miles. Shows code P0444 which is purge control valve. I replaced the valve and the code returned within a few days. My first thought is to try another valve just to make sure the new one wasn’t defective. What do I...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just purchased my third Optima. Had a 2015 and have a 2018. I picked up a 2012 EX for a good price. When I looked at the Carfax for this one, it said that the rear control arms were replaced at 26000 miles. Does anyone know if there was a common problem with these or did the PO run it like a 4X4??
  11. New Member Introductions
    Car actually jerks me back and forth in the seat when it encounters snow. Very Weird! Anyone else having this problem? My 2011 was just fine in snow, not so with 2013.
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Anyone in the North Jersey area have the canbus control module installed? Or can someone recommend a capable installer? Thank you.
  13. The Service Center
    Hello friends, My very recently out of warranty 2012 Optima SX started throwing up an Airbag CEL about a month ago. I noticed that the passenger occupied airbag light was not coming on when a person was in the seat. I assumed this was likely the seat sensor or perhaps cabling. I made sure all...
  14. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hi all, So I recently came from a GTO where I can do VERY fast launches off the line. I just traded for an Optima and I like the surprising power of the turbo four and so I'm trying to use it to its best advantage off the line. First off, I thought I read somewhere about the Optimas having...
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anyone found out how to display the climate control to another monitor or an iPad mini? Any clues on which wire to tap into for the climate display? I've read the older post but didn't find out anything definite. Would appreciate any ideas. Alpine makes a nice bezel that fits the iPad mini...
  16. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    I've got a 2012 SX, and lately I've begun to notice that when I hit a bump in the middle of a turn, be it a sharp or long curve, my car seems to want to continue sliding to the outside of the turn while the car recovers from the bounce. It feels almost like the wheels are wanting to roll over...
  17. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I did read the owners manual, and if I missed what I am about to ask I am sorry. I just picked up my 16 SX Turbo yesterday and I have a question about the adaptive cruise control. Is there a way to use the cruise control in the "old school" setting where you don't use the part that keeps the...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    After running my front and rear defroster this morning and turning both off.. now when I try using auto AC it only lets me use the mode AC on my feet and shows the front defroster on. As soon as I try and change it to Just top vents the auto turns off..
  19. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    As a disclaimer, I have read the owner’s manual about the adaptive cruise control. Of course, reading and using it in real life may differ. I’ve had the occasion to make the rather boring trip from Las Vegas, NV to Phoenix, AZ several times over the past few months. I use the Sport mode and set...
  20. DIY Projects
    2016 Kia Optima Lx 1.6 Turbo. I am trying to hook up the K5 optima store canbus control module and ran into a problem. From their wiring diagram it says to hook the brown wire (door outside switch) from the module to pin 65 blue wire (smart button)on mf11. on my mf11 67 & 68 are blue. Pin 64,65...
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