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  1. From Stock Headlamps to HID

    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.
  2. 2011 HID low beams are useless

    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...
  3. 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?
  4. 2011 Optima SX HID Headlights

    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...
  5. Hello! 2014 SX-T Low Beam HID troubles

    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!!
  6. [Canada] 2011 Optima EX Luxury HID lowbeam died - Dealer wants $2096 for the part??

    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...
  7. 2011-2013 Optima HID Headlights for Sale

    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...
  8. New Member from DUBAI

    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
  9. [EX] : Problems switching from OEM Halogen to OEM HID

    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...
  10. 35w hid kit not bright

    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
  11. 35w or 55w hid kit

    New Member Introductions
    Looking to install HIDs to my low beams they have halogen bulbs in there now with projector lens was wondering if I could run the 55 w kit, thanks Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Morimoto XB35 HID install help! Bulb won't fit in housing

    DIY Projects
    I've finally gotten around to changing out my HID system into Morimoto XB35 HID kit from K5optima store and I am having 2 fitment issues.... 1st problem i'm having is that I got into an accident couple of years ago and I've had my driver side headlight replaced. The shop that my insurance used...
  13. 2017 Optima Hybrid HID Conversion

    DIY Projects
    My ’17 Optima Hybrid EX just had Halogen projectors using an H7 bulb for low beam. My previous car had OEM HID headlights and I really missed them driving my Hybrid in the dark. I purchased a Morimoto HID conversion kit from K5 Optima Store to install. Thanks to David for answering my questions...
  14. Replacement HID Headlights 2013 to 2014

    DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    Hey, one question. Can anybody tell me whether the connectors from the 2013 model fit the headlights from the 2014 model with the integrated drl's (plug n play). Thanks in advance. Sebastian
  15. New to me 2013 Optima SXL with low beam HID dimness

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I just purchased a 2013 Optima SXL and thoroughly enjoy enjoy spending time in the drivers seat. Am having issues with dim low beam xenon d1s. I have replaced the bulbs and ballasts but they are still dim. If anyone has any thoughts, please drop me a message.
  16. 2015 KOH HID Conversion

    Hi All, So without finding any definitive examples, or digging up an irrelevant thread from an older model KOH, I'm looking for some technical insight into my HID conversion project. I'll be installing a 55W kit and anti-flicker capacitors, and I was wondering if anyone has had unexpected...
  17. [VENDOR][FS]: K5 Optima Store - RGB LED Color Changing Headlight or Fog Light Kit

    K5OS - LED & HID Lighting
    Is excited to present to the Optima forums: K5 Optima Store - RGB LED Color Changing Headlight or Fog Light Kit (BUY NOW) Description: These brand NEW high powered COB LED headlight low beam & fog light kits with built-in color changing RGB LED Demon Eyes, are designed to outperform your...
  18. Optima HID adjustment?

    4TH Generation Optima (2016- )
    Hi Does anyone know if the low beam pattern height can be manually and easily adjusted on bi-xenon headlights (HID's)? There is the auto leveling function when you start the car, but I feel the light pattern on the right side points a bit more downwards than on the left side. On the BMW E9x...
  19. Morimoto XB35 HID installation location

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello I recently purchased Morimoto XB35 HID Conversion Kit. I was wondering where would be the good place to mount the kit. Do you guys have any suggestions or mounting location pictures?
  20. Some new HID fogs

    Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Decided ot put some 3000k HID fogs in.