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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey Guys! So I finally picked up my first Kia. I've always liked the look of the Optima and came across a 2014 Optima LX. I wanted the 2.0T or V6 but found a deal on a '14 LX that I couldn't pass up. This will be my DD as I also have a '08 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG and '13 Audi Q7. I've only owned...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Dave here. Driver of Dr Rambo's 2013 Optima Hybrid EX. Mostly loving it, exept the default ECO mode which IMHO makes the car borderline dangerous to drive. Starting to need to do some wrenching on the beast ,so here I am. Looking forward to chatting with the Kia Brainiacs.
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I have been a member for a few years, but never had a need to post - car has been fantastic. My only issue is how quickly the driver's seat ripped out. I am trying to identify the correct seat cover part. The car is a 2012 Kia Optima SX Sports Package Technology Package The...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Is it difficult to replace the standard driver's side seat with a power seat? I found one at one of my local used parts providers, but didn't know if it required more than just unbolting the standard seat and hooking the new seat cable to the existing coupler.
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    For the life of me I dont know why my driver door side speaker only gets a mid bass single meanwhile all other speakers receive the same I thought my speaker was blown or the tweeter and i changed speakers out with a good one and that didnt solve my problem. I rechecked the amp wiring and...
  6. The Service Center
    On my 2015 sx turbo the driver's seat won't go back as much as the passenger side. My 2013 went back a lot more than this one also. Any input as to why?
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I don't think we have a dedicated subforum for this, but what's the view from your driver's seat like? What mods have you done to your driver position, and what do you sit behind when you drive? Here's Mine: Cockpit 3.0 From Left to Right: Mini Fire Extinguisher Change sorter/carrier...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Purchased 2013 Kia Optima 10/6/18. Went to use auto yesterday and nothing working. Battery drained. I did use keyless stop engine before I got out. Had not used auto for several days. Son tried battery charger, which only caused clicking noise under hood and no honking alert sound...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I am having a problem with my driver's door. Sometimes when I use the keyfob OR press the button on the handle, all the doors lock but the driver's door. When this happens I have to lock the car manually with the key. I'm assuming it's the lock actuator but was wondering if anyone...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a '12 SX and as you can see from the photo below the material on the armrest has completely worn through from where my elbow rests. As far as I can tell, the armrest can't be replaced individually - it seems I'd need to buy the entire door panel. Does anyone have suggestions for a way...
  11. The Service Center
    Hi fam! Today while making a sudden stop in morning traffic, my radio powered off. I was thinking it was maybe a safety feature, but I could not manually turn the radio back on. I got to work and powered off the car and turn the ignition on, but the radio still remained off. Lights on the...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello all. I need a bit of assistance - I knocked my driver's side mirror out of place when I was carrying a box out of my car. I'm at a complete loss! Is there a way for me to remove the mirror housing and reattach it (I normally don't fold my mirrors in or anything so I just need to remove it...
  13. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I just bought this 2011 Optima Ex with the 2.0 turbo. The car is what I should have bought before my 6 week ownership of a 2013 Ford Fusion 2.0 turbo. Yup 6 weeks... Lol I'm enjoying this car so much!
  14. The Service Center
    After installing my latest mod, the rear passenger window decided to work only when it has had a good day. Basically, one of the wires is loose going into the connector on the harness. If the door panel hangs and the wires going into the connector are at that angle, the window works fine. As I...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    As the title says all of the driver side parking lights are out. This include front center, front side, rear side, left license plate and both the driver side tail lights. The blinkers work fine. I can't find a fuse for it. I have front switch backs and all other bulbs are led. Thanks
  16. The Service Center
    Not sure if it was a branch or just a crappy person, but I walked out to my car this morning to see this... Does anyone have any idea if this can be repaired? I don't know what it's supposed to look like regularly and if there are any bits missing or broken off that would cause it to be unusable.
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