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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hi there , I have a 2013 Kia Optima EX. I’ve ran into an issue with my HID fog lights not working. The car itself had HIDs low beam and fogs professionally installed 3 years back that have worked without issue up until now. The low beams still work fine but At one point I noticed both the fog...
  2. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    A couple years back, I posted about some LED headlamps by Hikari: Hikari LED Headlamps/Fog Lamps Recently, I upgraded to the Hikari LED Ultra headlamps, and have had them installed in all 3 positions for the past 4 months, and the results have been tremendous. They absolutely destroy all other...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The drivers side blind spot detection light in the mirror keeps lighting up on my 2015 Optima SX Turbo even when no cars are present. Is there a sensor or something that could be dirty that's causing this?
  4. Vendor Deals
    Wrapping up the day we spotted another lighting deal, this time on LED light bars designed with the off-road enthusiast in mind. the 31" curved bar has an output of 180W, and is designed with some serious heat sink fins to keep the LED nodes cool and extend their lifespan. Learn more at the...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Saying hello for the first time on the forum. Picked up a SXL, all the options except the cargo hook, during the May sale and lovin' it. The car checks all the boxes for the options I wanted in a new car. My first question was if I could change the color of the interior lighting...
  6. DIY Projects
    I had an ambient lighting kit in my 2015 Malibu LTZ that I liked. It had two LED's for footwells, two for cupholders, a push button control switch and module with wiring. It is a pricey kit, part number 22922239, 2013-2015 Malibu, $399 list. You can find them on epay for much less. I paid $150...
  7. 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...
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone has suggestions about what brand to stick with for interior lighting and underglow. Interior: I want to put lighting into the footwells in the front and under the drivers and the passenger seat. But I want it to be fully colour changeable with a remote...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    This could be a setting or operator error, but I figured if anyone knew if this was an issue it would be this place. I’m driving a 14 EX and I noticed that my side mirrors are not lighting up when I’m turning. I’ve tested this when I’m stopped and behind a vehicle and can see my cars...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I've had my vehicle for 5 years. Over the years I've taken less notice of the interior accent lighting and presently at a point where i have no idea where they are. Now i'm wondering if any of the bulbs need replacement. Does anyone have a list of where all the accent lights are in the interior...
  11. DIY Projects
    This DIY is on how to install the OLM Fog Light High Beam Harness - A bypass which allows you to use your fog lamps in high beam mode. This install comes with two caveats: 1. While you will now have the ability to have your fog lams and high beams on at the same time, you will NOT be able to...
  12. DIY : Appearance And Body Modifications
    This Guide is to help you with your installation of the OLM Fog Light High Beam HarnessThis install comes with two caveats: 1. This mod will NOT allow you to use your fog lamps independently of all other electrical systems, they will still only go live if the headlamps are engaged. 2. This mod...
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Got some new rims put on and decided to add a little lighting to see how it looked. I like the mix between my Oracle underbody lights and the wheel lights. What do you all think?
  14. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is here to introduce to the 2016-2020 Optima community, the: OSRAM XENARC 66340 CBI D3S HID Bulbs (BUY NOW) Description: Replace your stock HID bulbs with a pair of these high quality Osram D3S bulbs & brighten up the road These OSRAM bulbs offer more lumens than the once industry-standard...
  15. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is here to introduce to the 2016-2020 Optima community, the: Morimoto XB D3S HID Bulbs (BUY NOW) Description: Replace your stock HID bulbs with a pair of these high quality Morimoto D3S bulbs Easily change out the boring yellowish headlight bulb color you have now These are a direct...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    After a month of wrangling (Long Story), I finally got a hold of the K5 series scuff plates for my optima. Unfortunately, the supplier conveniently ran out of stock of the rear LED units, so I had to make my own. Check them out! Front: Rear: One question: Does anyone know where I can get...
  17. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Just a general discussion-type question: It seems the general opinion around here is to avoid the use of LEDs in headlamps. That having been said, what is the general attitude towards the use of LEDs in other areas of the exterior? I have seen some very impressive applications on...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    This is intended to be a question/discussion thread: If you have installed LED headlamp/fog lamps in your Optima, which ones have you selected? I myself am using a non-standard headlamp assembly, so I have H7 and H1 as my headlamp bulbs, but I have the standard H8/H11 units for my fog lamps...
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