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  1. The Service Center
    My 2012 EX heating system is giving me fits.The heater modes all seem to be functioning properly but the air is hardly blowing thru the vents. The blower motor is working correctly as I can hear the speeds increasing and the air is moving, although slightly thru the proper vents. The same thing...
  2. Hybrids
    Hi everyone! I'm planning to buy an Optima plug-in but I can't find any official tech info on the climate control; what is your experience with it? Is A/C pushing fine? Is A/C working in full electric mode without turning the gas engine on? Can't find info about heater too: does it turn the gas...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey everyone, thanks in advance! I have a 2013 optima hybrid and the car started getting hot out of no where. I opened the hood and noticed a hose that had been torn apart and everything was wet in the area. Im not great with cars, but was able to figure out it was the inlet heater hose going...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    anyone else notice on their 2016 optima that when you set the heat and blower to high or low for that matter, and set it to the floor, its still blowing heat out of the defrost vents on the windshield? with barely anything coming out of the lower vents?
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    A high pitched squeak/squeal sound coming from heater (windshield defroster vent) it can be heard especially when the fan is at the slowest setting. The sound seems to increase when the car is moving & gets a little quieter when it's stopped. Anyone has experienced this too? Car is a 2014 Sx-turbo
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can someone tell me where the rear heat heater switch is located.
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Can anyone tell me the location of the rear seat heater?
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have noticed when it is really cold outside and I get in the car..... I immediately get "warm" air out of the heater/ac. Leading me to believe the only way this can be done is if there is an electric heating element in the system somewhere. This is a very welcome feature!
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I had my side mirror off to have the cover painted. I decided to see which plug was "hot" for the heater mirrors. Turns out it's this one. So I think all I need is the mirror glass with the element and run a wire to this. Turns on and off with the rear def.
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Does anyone know if Heater AC controller unit has a removable face plate that can be replaced? Mine got scratched pretty bad as I was trying to install a new radio/navigation unit. Called my local Kia dealer and they said they only sell the full unit which is like $700 for my model. I have a...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am getting ready to install leather seat covers in my 11 LX and was wondering if anyone could help me use the factory seat heater switch with aftermarket seat heaters? I am not a fan of the switch that comes with the seat heaters. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks jonathan
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Ok all you cold climate optima owners. Where you running the block heater cord ? Everywhere is sealed.
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    2004 Kia Optima 2.7 V6 Automatic 103,000 Miles Hello, I recently purchased a 2004 Kia Optima just off factory warranty. The original owner had a lot of maintenance performed on the car before I bought it including new battery, new tires, new spark plugs & wires, oil change, all filters, trans...
  14. Hybrids
    Guys, I am thinking of getting a remote starter, what happen to the warranty that Kia provide if I get it install by a jobber ? should I get their own ? Also will it work in winter, will the car be more able to go on EV mode faster or it will be just hotter ? What about a block heater ...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello I have a 2006 KIA Optima EX V6 Sedan the issue I am having. I noticed a clicking noise on the passenger side, heat duct when I had the heater on. This lasted several days I was driving on the highway today. turned the heat off and the air kept blowing. The fan was blowing as if it was...
  16. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello I have a 2006 KIA Optima EX V6 Sedan the issue I have having I noticed a clicking noise when I had the heater on. This lasted several days I was driving on the highwaytoday turned the heat off and the air kept blowing. The fan was blowing as if it was turned on all four fan's what could...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    For some reason, that rotten smell does not seem to go away. (Not the coating smell that comes from outside, but the one from inside) The smell especially becomes noticeable if I change the air mode (not inside-circulating mode, but the button below that, which circulates the air from...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Now that it's getting cold up here, I've been using the seat heater, but I don't feel any difference between high (2 lights) and low (1 light.) Both warm my butt in about 3 minutes; make it too toasty in 4 min. Do you feel a big difference between high and low, &/or do I just have a...
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So i went throught the entire manual and i cant find anything on the block heater, more importantly, where to find the stupid thing. I see on the bumper and round thing that looks to pop out for where to cord would come out, but again, cant find anything in the manual. Anyone know where it is...
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