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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi there, This is only my second post here. I just wanted to know if anyone with a base model here has installed fog lights themselves, including a switch for them and the wiring. I'm new to cars in general (and know close to nothing about wiring,) but where I live foggy mornings are basically...
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello, I just bought a used optima which had no stock radio, and the heater controls are are also not working or lighting up. Behind where the stock stereo went are two wraps of wires either that were once connected then severed, or two separate wraps one maybe to heater and the other to back of...
  3. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    So last week I bought the Pioneer ND-BC8 back up camera to install along with my AVIC-5201NEX head unit. I got the camera mounted and the wires routed; but I'm having trouble finding the reverse light wire to splice into so the HU will automatically switch to the camera when I shift into...
  4. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    A multi-store Tire Ctr here told me yesterday their bldg's storage may have 4-5 year old New tires TO SELL (still can't believe it) . Guessed that the Yokohama Advan Sport A/S I'm interested in on arrival may be a 2016-17 Tire (told him no way) . What's the max made-date Age would you feel is...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but an hour of searching the forum did not answer my question... I have a 2015 EX that was rear ended. It goes to the body shop Monday morning. The rear bumper cover and valance will be replaced, along with support bar under bumper. Can I swap to an...
  6. The Service Center
    I need an adapter to hook up the factory head unit to an aftermarket backup camera. Only thing I can find is this product, an Axxess AX-HYKIACAM2. I can't link anything cause of post limits! Though it states it is only compatible with a 2016/2017 Optima. The instruction manual for setup seems...
  7. 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...
  8. DIY Projects
    My 2017 Optima Hybrid EX did not have remote start. The dealer wanted $900 to install a remote start. Not only was the price insanely prohibitive, their remote start had a separate fob to carry. Forget that. I searched around and found the K5 Optima Store offered a K5OS Canbus module that...
  9. DIY Projects
    There is an older thread where an oil catch can was mounted in an earlier hybrid. IIRC it was a different engine with PCV on front or passenger side of engine. The can was mounted on firewall. My 2.0L engine has the PCV hose on rear or transmission/driver side of engine. The hybrid is pretty...
  10. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a 11 optima lx of course with the 2.4, ive gone through so far 2 intakes to test and see if the hesitation i was getting was because of the ebay branded intake or not. I first bought the cold air intake on ebay for 99 bucks shipped right? Okay, install went flawless car sounded great, but...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Picked up a fat RSB from Korea. Can't find a single article/video about installation and it's icy AF outside so I haven't peeked underneath yet. Any tips or tricks I should before I go to my borrowed garage space tomorrow? I've installed a RSB before but the car had a rear beam so it was a...
  12. New Member Introductions
    Can anyone help me? I just install 20 inch rims on my 2015 Ex. I had new senors install and after driving about 1day the low pressure light came on. The tires have right amount of air. Can anyone tell me what I need to do. Rimtyme said I should have driven for 15-20 min over 20 mph and it would...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I have an SX with tech package and not the SX-L which comes with Aluminum pedals. I wanted to know how easy the following would be to install: Kia Optima Steel Pedals | Kia Stuff Thanks!
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    www.exledusa.com/exled-infrared-smart-trunk-open-module-with-2x-trunk-lifting-spring.html https://youtu.be/Ehpuey22qK0
  15. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Finally got around to removing the factory nav and installed a kenwood dmx7704s , this headunit is awesome had to re wire the non Navi heater controls for mine but now I got some cool gauges to go with the car like boost, volts and a whole bunch of other cool stuff
  16. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Are there better or more up close photos of the modifications to the tab that you need to cut? I have the PDF but it's a combo of a small photo and my eyes being awful. About to just take it all to a shop and throw the papers at them and let them try since I feel like I'm gonna screw it up if I...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi everyone,Just say this kickstarter for a 360 degree dash cam. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/waylens/waylens-secure360-with-4g-automotive-security-came/description Looks like an interesting concept. Whether or not it will be delivered on its stated estimated delivery date is...
  18. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hello everyone. First I want to thank the guys that have gone before me on this journey of install an iPad Mini in the dash of their Optima's. I have learned much by reading their posts and watching their videos. I have wanted to do this for a long time, even before the Optima purchase. My...
  19. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Spent a few weeks sending bulbs back and forth to GP Thunder Just a heads up on my 16 SX the directional bulbs are different front and rear. Front: 1157 offset Rears: 1156 straight On the fronts had to file the higher tit off to fit. Rears had to take the taillight off the car to replace...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello k5 fam, I just installed switchbacks on my 2014 lx. I need some help. When my car is off and turn on my parking lights, switchbacks work perfectly with no issues. They're solid white and change amber with the hazards and turn signals. Once I turn on the car, passenger switchback works...
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