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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey all! I am thinking about doing a HID retrofit on my wife's 2011 Optima Ex. Currently the car has the factory halogen projectors and i would like to put proper HID/xenon projectors in to increase the light output. I am going to be picking up a pair of extra assemblies from my local LKQ pick...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm at a loss guys..just bought a 2012 sx....has the HIDs.... well to make this short and sweet the low beams"hids" are pointing outwards to the point I can't see sh%$.... so I took headlights out and adjusted the projectors as far inward twards the center of car as they would adjust and the...
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I have the 2016 Optima SXL with the fancy headlight that swivel and all. Recently the passenger side bulb went out so I naturally right it's just the bulb that's gone bad, since the DRL and indicators and all work perfectly fine, and bought new ones for replacement. Turns out they didn't work...
  4. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 Kia Optima. I bought used and it already had HIDs installed when I got it for the low beams and fog lights. I know the low beams do have projectors but I’m curious does the 2013 EX come stock with HIDS or does it use regular H11b halogens and the projectors are more just for...
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    https://www.theretrofitsource.com/bi-xenon-mini-d2s-4-0-projectors-P-M-D2S5?quantity=1 I have a 2015 Kia Optima Hybrid EX with HID D1S projectors. I would like to upgrade my projectors to the Morimoto D2S 5.0 because the optics are significantly better than OEM. Has anyone done this to their...
  6. 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...
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Was able to get a set of KDM dual projectors from a near-by Facebooker for my 15 SXL. Unfortunately I realized afterward they were the NON-HID version. Is there anyway I'll be able to make them work short of hacking the HIDs into them? K5OS/David, I'm the one that spoke to your pages web chat.
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    2012 Kia Optima SX Turbo I believe I have D1S low beams I am trying to purchase new bulbs with a whitter tone on the light beam maybe 6k? Thing is I dont know if my car has HIDs or LEDS...if it had HIDs can I replace them with LEDs? Will I need a conversion kit? What do you guys recommend as of...
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I’ve got a 15’ Optima Hybrid EX and wanting to see if I can take HID Headlamps from a 14’ Optima and install them in mine.
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I have a 2011 Optima SX (black) that I just love to drive. Bought new from the dealer. Anyways like so many people have posted, the low beams have deteriorated to the point that they are unusable. And because replacement assemblies are so costly, I purchased Cree LED fog lights...
  11. Hid

    3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    what’s the brightest hid available in the market to date. My factory ones is not bright enough anymore. Almost hit a deer the other day. So what brand and wattage and lumen should I be looking for?
    hid
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My 2011 Optima passenger side headlight has been appearing dim on the projection out. I took it to the dealership for an estimate. They wanted to replace the whole headlight at a cost of over $1000 claiming it was a flaw in the projection element saying that the glue between the glass for...
  13. 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!!
  14. The Service Center
    Am I going crazy here or is ~$2100 + labor + tax crazy to replace a light bulb??? I hit a deer last winter and part of the costs when fixing it was indeed a $2096.41 "Lamp" for the drivers side. Can they not just buy a new D1S bulb and replace it? I'm absolutely flabbergasted they want this...
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have a pair of left and right oem used HID headlights that I am selling $200 obo. Ballast and bulb included. High beams not included. Left headlight tab that snaps into the fender is damaged but doesnt affect overall usability. The ebay link is...
  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. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Don't know if this has been discussed and detailed somewhere else, but I've looked everywhere, and I'm almost at my wit's end. I recently purchased a set of custom headlights that came with Halo's & Demon Eyes already installed. Problem is that my 2013 EX did not come stock with HID's. The...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    OK so I just got my HID kit and 35 W they are not bright at all my halogen bulb was brighter is anyone else having this problem they are working but I can not see 10 feet in front of me, I had a stock halogen H 11 Bulb before and the stock projector lights Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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