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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello all. As the title states, I am looking for info on this. Definitely like the look of the SX trim stuff more. Firstly, I want to know if it is possible without major modification or done at all. If it is possible in this fashion, I would like to know if anyone has like an instructional...
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Does anybody know if the 2015 style optima steering wheels w/ paddle shifters fit on the 11-13 optimas? If so is it a direct plug and play? Do all controls on the steering wheel work as well as the paddle shifters? I currently have the OEM heated steering wheel but I want to add paddle shifters...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Doing the supervision cluster swap on my 2013 optima EX and I’m trying to source the plastic bezel trim piece that goes over the actual cluster in my vehicle. If anyone has one that they are parting out please reach out to me $$
  4. Classified Forum
    Looking to purchase the cluster bezel from a 2011-2013 optima sx or Sxl. It’s the trim piece that goes over the cluster. Please let me know if someone has one for sale
    $1 USD
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’ve been curios for a while now what the difference between the optima EX and EXL (Luxery) is. I can’t find any info on forums or websites that list what’s different between the two models. When I purchase car parts from different websites once in a while I’ll see them ask if it’s just a EX or...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I’m curious if anyone else has seen or used this remote start. I’ve been looking into getting one for my 2013 Kia Optima EX. I was going to use my key premium since it’s all plug and play they are about 300$ - a member of one of the k5 optima groups I’m in on Facebook made a post that he...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    so i have had the dreaded check brake warning with the parking brake light coming on always for a while now and i took it to the dealership and they told me i needed new brake disc and brake pads etc and a bunch of whole other issues that COULD have been the main cause so i decided to proceed...
  8. Hybrids
    I am a self-fixer novice - please forgive my lack of proper lingo. I suspect my blower resister is going out on my 2013 Optima Hybrid. The blower fan runs sporadically on all settings. The A/C compressor still works, just the fan is temperamental. I went to AutoZone and purchased a new...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anyone seen/tried to put the mid-level, 18-inch wheels from a K5 on a 2012ish Optima? I'm referring to the black 18 inch wheels that come on the EX and GT Line K5s. Looks like it would be about an extra inch on wheel width, and the offset is 41mm to 50mm. So it would put the inside of the...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I was thinking about getting some new tail lights for my 2016 optima and found some really nice ones but for sonatas i was wondering if they could possibly fit
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I could use help and info. I have a 2017 kia optima that while driving went into limp mode and was towed to a dealership and has a p1326 code. The dealership had it for 2 weeks - every test kia requested pointed to the connective rod bearing being the issue. So they requested more tests...
  12. New Member Introductions
    TPMS light went on about 7 mos. ago, for 1st time since bought car in '07. Tire pressure is fine. Is it worth the price to have shop reset/replace the sensor? Looks complicated ($$$). Thanks.
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey everyone, does anyone know if this generation of Optima is still reliable after the motor recall? I had my engine for free under the P1326 recall back in 2018 at about 120,000 km. The cars at just a little over 200,000 km now so approx 80,000 km on the new motor. My local Kia says that they...
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can someone help me? I took my 2015 Optima SXL for a brake job. They said my calipers were bad and needed to replace them. Then they said my right side was fine but needed to order the left caliper from Kia. Now they're saying they can't figure out how to fix the EPB and Auto Hold lights from...
  15. 2013 Hybrid LX 160k miles - No aftermarket mods (yet)

    Had it since it was new... love this car!!! Has a lot of torque and can cruise on a flat road up to ~73 mph in electric only mode. Averaging 40-42 mpg with the original 16" rims and I drive like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator pedal. With the 18's and normal driving, about...
  16. The Service Center
    2013 Kia Optime EX 2.4L non-hybrid 114k miles from Ohio So I tried to replace my thermostat and it’s leaking from the thermostat housing cover (#22 on picture) at the bottom of it. I tried two new thermostat/gaskets and even the old one, still leaking. I was replacing this preventatively since...
  17. The Service Center
    2013 Kia Optima Ex Noticed I was low on oil and coolant yesterday, put some coolant in it, and it was due for a oil change so took it into Firestone today for a change. They didn’t try to upsell me anything and sent me on my way. I was in the process of installing a new fog light today and...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hello my fellow Kia Owners, Long story short I am having to replace my front end and some on the back end. I figured since I’m already doing it what are some swaps I can do that would look good on my Kia. I am replacing my radiator support, bumper cover front and back l, grille, bumper beams...
  19. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I can’t find one where ever I look
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    The high beam and low beam driver side on my 2014 Optima EX are not working. It is unclear in any information I can find if there is a particular fuse which could be the problem. Can anyone clearly direct me which fuse I should be looking for? Are the low beam and high beam bulbs separate...
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