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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    hi all, the trip/eco/reset button on my wife's 2012 optima has fallen into the steering wheel itself. how is it attached in the first place and can it be fixed or does the button itself need to be replaced? thanks! (google photo of the steering wheel):
  2. Hybrids
    Our 2011 Hybrid has been trouble-free so far with just under 50K but the audio system went suddenly silent. No prior problems and notably, the screen still shows the presence of the sound. No just a signal but the actual volume registers visually. This suggests the problem is in one or other of...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I already have a thread about my vents peeling or whatever but I also have an issue where the driver side headlight has failed 3 times within the past 2 days. I took it to our mechanic and he said the bulb wasn’t blown but that something was loose so he tightened it, so I took it to get the oil...
  4. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    It has begun! Purple LEDs have been installed in the trunk and doors, front doors have been deadened, 0 gauge has been run, subs and sub amp installed (temporally w/ LOC connected at the factory 8) just to get them playing. The DSP will be going in next week (still haven't made my mind up on...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I took my 2015 Kia Optima LX to the local dealer for the software update on Sep 6, 2018. On October 10, I received another mail from Kia. It was dated Sep 20, 2018. Applies to: some 2014 and all 2015 Kia Optima As per the letter:"Our records show that the KSDS software was recently installed...
  6. New Member Introductions
    With all the negative comments about Kia reliability. I just wanted to report that I bought my 2013 Kia Optima sx in February 2014. I will say I got one heck of a deal on it. If I recall correctly I paid 27k with the nav and all the screen upgrades etc. Flash forward 5.5 years and the only...
  7. The Service Center
    My wife has a 2012 and her head unit has no sound including radio, bluetooth and navigation. When she manually turns on the bluetooth I can hear her, and background noise, but she can not hear me. It looks like it should be working. Anybody ever have this problem?
  8. The Service Center
    That you need a battery maintainer to change the battery out yet.
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Contrary to what I have read online, the Optima SX appears to only have a 15 gallon gasoline tank. I discovered this 2 days ago when I went to Costco to "fillerup". Checking my trip computer, I had roughly 40 miles for Range, and the orange indicator was on for low gasoline level. I bought...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi all. I know we should be using OEM filters, but they are kind of a PITA to get a hold of. I've been using Mobil 1 full syn with M1 filters and I've got this noise that sounds like extra firewall slapping the exhaust manifold. It occurs between 1 and 2k RPMs Anyone know if this is the type...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Yes, first rock 'chip' hits the freaking camera. Called dealer and said bumper has to come off. Haven't had a single good experience with that, mainly due to pesky tabs that readily break, so not planning to replace it if that's the case. At least not now. Also wanted to install fiberglass...
  12. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So I ordered the one from Amazon they said was correct and it did not fit (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CT2YDLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). So I searched for the part number on the stock air filter (28113-C1500) and it found this on Amazon...
  13. Hybrids
    I'm surprised no one has been discussing this! This info was never mentioned at the introduction of the car or at the presentation/launch for the Korean home market, Hyundai never listed it when they introduced their version (and still don't), they only mention the total system horsepower. I...
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    hey guys I'm going to install a double din pioneer unit and a backup camera, I was wondering if anyone has done it and if so how did you route the wire for the camera? more specific how did you get it into the trunk? I don't really see any type of hole I can use so do I have to put it through...
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So my 2014 Optima panoramic seals started folding in when closing the moon roof. I found some older threads and ones started by me. I know there is a TSB that they put some silicone etc, they tried it with mine, but they still started folding. - what they did was remove my MOLDING, put the seal...
  16. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    My FM radio squeal started when I purchased the car and now in 2016 (after 3 years of failing to fix the squeal) Kia has declared the squeal is “normal” and “there is nothing we can do.” I listen to my local FM public radio “talk” station and I hear the squeal during one-to-one interviews (e.g...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I was looking into ordering a roadrunner v1 grill from the k5Optima store but says it only fits up to the 2013 Optimas. Is there a big difference between 2013 to 2015 grills? I can't seem to find any info on anyone who have attempted to install or retrofit it. If anyone has any information on...
  18. 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...
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