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  1. Vendor Deals
    Gotta love it when new ideas and innovations come to an otherwise tried-and-true product. The Kimblade Wiper Blade is trying to bring an end to crappy, streaking, chattering wipers once and for all, and from what we can see they just might be onto something...
  2. The Service Center
    I found a discussion of an earlier 2013, they talked about checking a yellow fuse, I have a yellow breaker in the fuse box under the steering wheel off to the left, the roster is not well marked. I clicked the breaker off and on again, don't know if there is a fuse in it or how to remove it...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I just bought a 2014 Kia Optima EX 2.4, I did NOT do my research as well as i thought and only found out about my car's recall in the last few days. I called Kia w/ my vin# to see if my car was affected. I was told by Kia that a test was done and my car passed so the engine was not...
  4. Discount Tire
    If you need assistance, let us do the legwork! Text message Discount Tire Direct today at 480-400-1640 RESPONSE HOURS (Monday - Friday) Eastern - 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM Central - 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM Mountain - 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM Pacific - 5:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Not really a full blown diy post. I wasn't going to give the dealer $1000 bucks to replace it. from Amazon, $29 custom brand, nissan e2068 fuel pump fits my 2011 Korean optima 2.0 with some minor fitment issues. Those issues being that the outlet port has barbs that need to be sanded off for a...
  6. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have a 2016 kia optima and haven't updated the uvo software yet. Kia's video on youtube says that after downloading the new software onto the sd card it can take up to 40 minutes for the vehicle to update the infotainment system once the initiate the update with the updated sd card. I doubt...
  7. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I was amazed to see that my recirculate buttons light went off and fresh air was allowed to come into the cabin after opening up the sunroof. If you press the recirculate button again, fresh air will be allowed in the car 3 minutes later. The manual states this will happen when the air or heat...
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Ive had my 2015 optima for 5 days.... and I already damaged it! I went to pull it on some ramps to change the oil and accidentally drove over the ramps. I damaged both side skirts on the car. The have a dent on each side just under the doors and the passenger side is slightly popped out. I...
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Picked up my 2016 Optima SX-L on Saturday. Titanium Silver/Ivory. Liking it so far. The toys are a hoot!
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  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    New guy at work came up to me at the parking lot and started talking about tesla.. He asked me a few questions about maintenance, differences between models, and about features.. I know a fair bit having read about them so i was able to answer his questions confidently. He told me his son was...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi all, I'm trying to figure out the best location to hook up a sub amp power and ground on the car. I have a 2013 SX. I'm planning on putting the amp in the trunk. I'm on my second attempt at making the audio in my car sound better. My first set up was a Sundown SA-10 and a CT Sounds 750.1...
  12. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So I have a 2015 Optima with the UVO system. The stereo system is rather lacking, but I want to upgrade speakers and add a subwoofer possibly while keeping the factory head unit with the UVO system as I have a back up camera and everything with it as well. I have searched these forums and...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hello all. New guy here. From the DC area and live in PA. I'm an EMS helo pilot and also in the National Guard for DC doing the same thing. Been a member for a while but haven't had the time to post. Oh I also fly corporate for a wealthy dude who lives in Leesburg VA. So I have limited time to...
  14. The Service Center
    I own a 2013 EX Optima. Around 50k miles I noticed a clunking noise in my front end when going over certain terrain. Took it to my local mechanic (been using them for 8 years, solid guys) and they told me I needed new shocks/struts as well as a lower right ball joint. How many miles did you put...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Little help. :-). Guys , are these two hoses in the right place? From the BOV and charge pipe? Thanks!
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Did a search and didnt see anything exactly on this topic. Just wondering if anyone out there has any of ham/scanner equipment installed in there optima, and where you put it exactly? I have some ideas in mind but I wanted to pick the minds of the users here! Thanks in advance. :)
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi guys and gals. We are in the market for a brand new black on black sxl optima and would like to know what others have paid for their 2015 sxl model. I'm trying to get the best deal possible and would like to know what I could offer or expect from a dealer. I'm looking locally but willing to...
  18. Canada
    Heading to speak with dealers in Ottawa this week, which one is best or which one should I stay away from. Thank you,
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