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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    So my wife was going to use my 2011 Kia Optima (bought new in 2011) and when she tried the key in the ignition she said the horn and alarm went crazy and the car wouldn’t turn on. She called me and I heard it going crazy. I come back from out of town and I start to look at the car. I was...
  2. The Service Center
    Hey all, I have a 13 Optima with 46k miles, about a month or so ago I started having issues with the locking system. The interior lock switches are inop, the doors lock on their own at random times. The exterior handle lock functions are inop and the trunk electric switch is inop. Everything...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I'm not sure about this but from the way the fittings are installed, leads to believe this may cause boost leak. What do you guys think?
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, I have a dilemma about buying an Optima and I was trying to post a question about Optima, but it seems like I have to start here.. So, yeah.
  5. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Currently running the OEM tires with 2015 SXL rims. I have the kinetic lowering springs and I?m trying to fill in the wheel gap a little bit more vs purchasing coilovers. Also the stock tires are very slim, when I look at the car from behind I cant stand how thin they look. Running 235/45/R18...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Considering purchasing a small amount of darker wrap to "extend" the dark window greenhouse side profile into the D-pillar, I think it would give it a unique look. Almost reminds me of a Tesla Model S. Crudely "photoshopped" version (aka MS Paint) using a photo I grabbed yesterday in Asbury Park.
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Currently have 2014 Optima EX with Infinity Sound System/Navigation. Just curious if I were to get a head unit that has Apple Car Play in the future, any recommendations. Also, would it add anything to my current system outside of just the Car Play feature?
  8. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Currently have 2014 Optima EX with Infinity Sound System/Navigation. Just curious if I were to get a head unit that has Apple Car Play in the future, any recommendations. Also, would it add anything to my current system outside of just the Car Play feature?
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    hey guys i have my 2016 optima, not a whole lot to report. been decent, i have a few otehr questions that ill ask in some other posts, but i am wondering if anyone has seen any screen upgrades on the market for the 2016 nav screen which i have, (see below) basically i like the screen, but would...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hey folks We are looking at getting out of our 2005 Tahoe and have been impressed by the 2016 Optima SXL. Our test drive last night confirmed that this is a very nice car filled with lots of carefully designed features. Not sure if we should wait for the 2017 and not sure if there will be a...
  11. New Member Introductions
    Well I'm looking at a nice black/black nicely equipped sx, but don't know a lot about the platform The car has 50k miles and was just wondering overall the quality of the car.. Is it reliable Is it spendy to repair Are there any knows common issues or concerns Basically just the basics, but...
  12. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    I removed the glove box light assembly with the eye towards replacing the stock tungsten bulb with a brighter diode bulb. The owner's manual lists the glove box bulb as a "5 watt Feston" bulb. I was very surprised to see a regular style bulb in place, not a feston bulb. It looks like the same...
  13. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Hello friends. I need some solid advice please. I am seriously wanting to install a set of BMW [59586] Style#162 18x8 Silver Aluminum Alloy 7-spoke rims onto my 2012 Kia Optima EX. I have located a complete set of the BMW rims with tires (70% tread remaining) for only $650.00. I cannot...
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    so silly question, but i currently have the standard 2012 kia nav that looks like the photo below, its almost square, it looks bush league, and I want to see if there is some sort of upgrade aftermarket or not that has a wider screen option, even something that reduces the size of the side vent...
  15. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone! I'm Daniel. I just bought a used 2013 Optima EX (white), and it has the tech package. I got it a week ago, and am LOVING it so far. When I was 18, I had bought a 2005 Kia Spectra, and I had that for about 8-9 years. I can't believe I've been living without all of these fancy shmancy...
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, thinking about possibly getting a trunk spoiler off of ebay for $60 and an interior LED light kit off amazon for $20. There is a link where another member talked about getting the same one i'm looking at (for $33 from same seller), but ofcourse the thread died and he never said if he...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I talked with a representative of Mishimoto today about the double washer fix for the baffled catch can that is sold and they asked me to post their marketing email. So if you guys want to see more products from them specifically for our cars write them with your ideas and what you would want...
  18. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    Yesterday I purchased new Continental DWS 06 from a local mom & pop tire store. I like the tire but NOT THE SIZE! Can I exchange them? I found a PDF from Continental but am unable to upload to this post. google: Continental Total Confidence Plan Will that apply?
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