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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I am in need of some assistance. While inspecting the underside of my 2013 Optima LX, I found the broken remnants of two parts that appear to have been some manner of air dams, deflectors, forward of the rear wheels, but inboard of the two dams in front of the wheels themselves. Removing these...
  2. 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...
  3. Hybrids
    Some of you know me as one of the longest running Optima owners (2012, 168K mi). Well, after many years and many miles. I think it might be time to part company. Last week one of the motor mounts sheared. The motor would vibrate pretty violently. The shop has it and while they can replace the...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Is this a variable timing solenoid? It looks like nothing on auto parts store. Can’t find a match but sorrento looks same but not an optima. The part is the melted one with what looks like grey vacuum lines on it.
  5. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hi Guys, Not sure if the TPMS is different year to year. I couldn't find if they were or not. I'm looking for the part number for the TPMS for a 2015 SXL. I'm getting a new set of wheels for the spring/summer (Same OEM 18" Chrome Wheels). My current ones are all curb rashed and have my...
  6. New Member Introductions
    2017 LX with a few upgrades: Katzkin Leather, Kinetic Eibach Springs, 20" RevolutionRacing R2 wheels, Epoxy Red Caipers, Lowden 3D Badges & 5% tint all around. Bought the K5 Emblems but like the Optima Badge better.
  7. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    The center caps on my wheels all have corrosion. I'm wondering if anyone knows the part number for the caps that come on a 2013 SXL, so I can order replacements. Thanks
  8. K5OS - 2016-2020 Kia Optima Products
    Is excited to finally bring to the Optima community: 2016-2018 Kia Optima Rear Sequential Bumper LED Light (BUY NOW) Description: Separate your new 2016-2018 Kia Optima from the rest with these brand new custom sequential bumper LED lights LEDs are installed in OEM factory bumper...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hey every I go by Cali but I'm in the Hampton roads of VA just bought a 2011 SX T-GDi looking to do some upgrades hope this is the place to get help
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My back-up camera died. My '11 SX Kia was built in Korea. This seems like the part to buy. Kia 957602T000 Genuine Camera | eBay Does this seem right? Anything else to try? Online instructions out there? Want to fix this before selling. $228 is steep. Don't mind $228, just don't...
  11. The Service Center
    Hello everyone. I have a 2014 SXT which as the nice light 'bars' in the outboard mounted tail lights. However one of the sections (lower 'bar' portion of the drivers' side) is dim / not on. I took it to the dealer, but they wouldn't look at it once they noticed the previous owner had installed...
  12. New Member Introductions
    How's it going everybody? Little introduction here... (from Brampton Ontario Canada) Just purchased a 2015 Kia Oprima LX (convenience package) Ebony Black. I love the car and excited about future mods! I picked her up last Wednesday. On Friday I drove her to Buffalo because I was flying out...
  13. Classified Forum
    Guys my dealer lost a part and of course nobody will admit to it.. The bad part is they can only get it by ordering the full upper inter cooler pipe.. It's the small metal plug thing that goes in the rubber grommet on the upper inter cooler bracket.. I have included a pick of it and Hopefully...
  14. New Member Introductions
    We just swapped our 2011 Optima for a 2014 EX in red with the premium package, and I am looking forward to learning a lot of great stuff about these great cars.
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all, My name is Duc and I just recently acquired a 2015 Optima EX Hybrid with EX Technology Package. Looking to be an avid contributor and looking to learning about how to increase fuel efficiency as well as performance. Thanks, Duc
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Can anyone help me with my part number search for the seat heater switches on a 2011+ manual transmission Optima? I have found this Korean website and that's about it: ÀÚµ¿Â÷Á¤Ç° Àü¹®Á¡ - Ä«¾Øž Multiple dealers/supplies can't find any info on this part though. This is a standard option on...
  17. Canada
    Hey Ontario! We're having our 2nd meet this summer and looking to the community for availabilities. The options this year are Richmond Green or back to our friendly host Bryan (w00sah) in Peterborough for another BBQ. This is an all-day event (if you want to stay) so feel free to bring the...
  18. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a KIA OPTIMA 2012 EX GDI. I was wanting to add a "Shelf" compartment above the trunk to holster my emergency equipment and ran across this unusual circular apparatus. Does anyone know what it is or what its housing?
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello all, Here recently, I ran over a possum (he was way on the other side of the road, but he decided to take 1 hop at the right moment and boom). Ran over him on my front passenger. I pulled over and everything looked okay besides blood on the front bumper, however... he caused some slight...
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