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  1. New Member Introductions
    Ive got a 2015 kia optima LX model that I have installed a PAC L-O-C LP7-2 to the rear speakers, spliced into the harness in the middle columns between the doors, and its right because the speaker hits how it should, but now my ground is failing back and forth. At first I wired the ground in the...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone have the BMC Extreme Concepts K5 II Ground Effects Body Kit? Thoughts and opinions? Recommendations for other kits? Thanks!
  3. 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...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am going to install footwell lights this weekend. I plan on grounding to the BCM so they operate like the interior lights. So I have a theory that I could use a switch for ground instead of power.. Switch it up (which it will be 99% of the time) and it will be grounded to the BCM and work with...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So I just ordered a CAI from K5 and the directions say to disconnect the negative battery terminal. All because you need to relocate a ground wire..... Problem is a have an AXIS steering wheel control module for my head unit and if I disconnect the ground I will have to pull apart my dash to...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I got bored at work and was poking around the engine bay and thought it'd be a good time to look for a ground point where i can hook up the negative to if i need to jump my car. I didn't really notice any ground points i can connect to easily, that's still close enough to the positive that i...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anyone know if the 2014 has the same clearance as the 2011-2013 ? I think they had like 5.3"... searching the web it says the 2014 has 5.1"?
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I was reading the DRL DIY post and the grounding of the new DRL's came up. A question was asked about grounding direct to the battery, and another member posted a TSB about what could happen if another ground wire is attached to the battery. The TSB noted is: This bulletin provides...
  9. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello everyone, Where is a good location to ground my sub amp that was installed under the driver's seat? The problem I am having is that the sub does not get loud at all, so I'm checking the wiring, polarity, ground, and amp settings to absolutely make sure that everything is setup properly...
  10. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Well they finally came in today and I went and had them installed. They didn't really believe me when I told them that a +35 offset would work on this car. They even took some pictures of it and will be putting it up on their website. Anyways, I am pretty happy with the way they look on my...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    #1 Does anyone have any good ideas on how to upgrade the ground cables on the big 3? Shark racing sells a nice looking kit, but its not 0 AWG, its like 4 or 6 i think, for the price, I can just buy another rockford 0AWG install kit, and rig those 0 guage'rs as a ground. #2 I also have an...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello!! I was wondering if anyone had any insight or info on if Kia offers OEM Ground effects for the 2013 Optima? I am not into those crazy aftermarker bodykits, they don't look bad at all, they are just not for me personally. If not OEM then where I might be able to see something.... I don't...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have Sick Auto Mirrors and the LED Ground lighting I think I'm going to install tonight. What wires should I tap for the LEDs, Ground/positive colors?, going to the light on the door. What's it called? Door caution light? It turns on and off with the Door opening and that's how I want the...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I saw this when surfing today, not for me but it is cool. It's a Kia logo led door welcome light that lights up the ground from the bottom of the door. You can get different logos too. KIA Emblem Car LED LOGO Welcome Light Door Step Ground Projecting Lamp For...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Not sure if my car is for some reason sitting low (I'm not an overly heavy dude), but my EX scrapes on every driveway I have to drive up, including mine. I thought my Acura CL was bad, but this is ridiculous. Luckily it's on the bottom of the bumpers and not noticeable. Not sure if anybody...
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    ... without having to dismantle anything complicated? I can see a mounting screw off to the left of the fuse board, but I can't my fat fingers in there deep enough to manipulate the wire behind the nut. I can loosen the nut with a socket head. I am trying to run a 12V power supply extension...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Any suggestions on good grounds when installing such items as interior led footwell lights, or DRL's at the front of the car. Looking for solid locations both inside and outside the car. Also interested to know if there is a fuse in any of the engine area boxes that are possible to tap into...
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