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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hello, I've been trying to figure out this wiring for a while now. I'm scared to splice into random wires.. Anyways, I'm trying to install load resistors on my front turn signals but my plug looks different than the ones I always see in the diagrams. anybody know where I might find the...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2014 Optima Hybrid 12K miles - Bought the car as certified pre-owned in 2017, dealer said it was a lease vehicle prior to purchase 13K miles - Transmission starts knocking, dealer replaced under warranty without issues, said they have seen lots of Optima with transmissions **** out so they...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a 2015 Optima and I am wanting to put in LED headlights, but for some stupid reason Kia decided to use a bulb (H11a) that has to attach to the housing with the socket instead of the bulb itself. I have heard that there are adapters to connect the led bulb to the housing, but I don't know...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    So, I got in an accident and looks like lx and sx headlight price is the same or a little less for sx headlight. So, I am wondering if I can use Sx headlight on my lx. Do I need any extra wiring? Thanks in advance @Turbonut for always step up and answer it the right way.
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I have a 2013 optima EX. From my understanding this year and model does not come with HIDs stock but they do have the right type of head light housing that won’t blind people if you choose to use HIDs/LEDs ? I believe they are projectors ? What type of lighting comes stock in my car ? For...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Installed some TOAUTO 3D 360 degree LED bulbs in my stock housings back before Christmas bc I was frustrated by my inability to see at night. I never do reviews or brag about many things but I have to say for under $50 these bulbs have been amazing. I’m sure there are better bulbs out there but...
  7. The Service Center
    My apologies if this is a repeat question, but my left headlight, right tail light, and the dashboard lights on my 2008 Optima are out. I change the corresponding fuses and all the lights work for a couple days and then go out again. I would appreciate any feedback on what is most likely the...
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 SX ... I've had the car for 45 days and noticed I have a headlight out. Still fairly unfamiliar with the car. Purchased replacement HID's from K5Optima. Took me a minute to even find the screw to get the weather seal cap off, ha. Do I have to take the **** bumper off? Once I do, how do I...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Maybe others have received the letter from the morons at Kia extending the headlight problem that have the reflectors disintegrate. They've had the problem for the last 13 years that I know of, and finally offer relief about 2 years after I replaced mine because of the problem. I know, they say...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hi just joined the forum. I am in Western Australia and have a 2014 Optima. Have had the LH low beam stop working. Bulb looks OK. Cannot locate a fuse in either the interior or engine bay fuse panel for any of the headlights. Can anyone advise were the headlight fuses are located? The internet...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Low Beam HID troubles, yes I joined for a frustrating mechanical issue. HOW DO YOU GET THIS DAMNED THING OFF!!! I do hope to learn what mods are best, save some cash along the way and maybe not blow the motor choosing a foolish path. Howdy from Texas!!
  12. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    http://www.exledshop.com/exled-custom-leds/kia/k5-optima-2014/2014-kia-k5-optima-exled-front-led-headlight-set-copy.html Wondering if anybody has does this to their Optima. If so could you please help me with installing it?
  13. New Member Introductions
    I joined this forum as I have been searching it for some time to find answers to questions on my 2011 Kia Optima - SX Turbo. I have owned the car since Feb 2013 when I purchased it as certified with just over 30,000 miles on it. I have had one MAJOR problem, which Kia was able to take care of...
  14. 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...
  15. Vendor Deals
    Impact Tools, Tuning Software, Headlight Repair Kits, and Other Huge Black Friday Deals and Promo Codes It's been another busy day as we roll towards Black Friday, the deals keep rolling in. Here's what we've tracked down for you so far today. 3M Headlight Restoration Kits on Sale...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Dear OPTIMA Lovers!! Good Day! My name is Umair, i m from Dubai. I recently bough OPTIMA 2012. I am seeking information about upgrading Headlights & Fog lights, looking for HID but i dont know anything about this. Kindly let me know how to proceed. Thanks
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi folks. I have looked at a number of threads here without actually seeing the answer i was looking for. This one is hopefully pretty simple. I am going to change my halogen low beams out with some LED lights. I understand that it is easier to remove the cap/bulb on the passenger side by...
  18. Kia Optima News, Rumors and Updates
    Read more about the Top 5 Best LED Headlight Bulbs at AutoGuide.com.
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello. I have Kia Optima 2011. It was purchased brand new. I was never happy with EX Halogen Low Beam light/ H11B 35W type. I replaced the Factory Bulb, with official Oslam one... tried couple amazon ones.. Finally gave up and installed HID - Morimoto XB35 35W with H11A ( apparently this is...
  20. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I have a 2017 Optima Hybrid Base model. For some reason I thought the car model was an EX but I was wrong, it's just a base model :(. Anyway, I would like to upgrade the headlight housing to the EX model lights (LED Strip) like in this picture: https://imgur.com/LBeu49G I know it is going to...
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