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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi All, I have a 2006 Kia Optima Lately, when i am on an incline, I hear grinding noise and the oil light will go on, then it stops when i level off. also, when i i shift gears, the oil light will go on. I dont see an oil leak. Any ideas before I give the dumb fck look to my mechanic? Thanks.
  2. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    It's not the same as the 11-13 unfortunately as it doesn't just come off, from the looks of it its glued in. Anyone got any idea's? I'm just looking to put a aftermarket one on.
  3. The Service Center
    Last Monday I bought a 2015 Optima EX. It started out as an intermittent issue where the car wouldn't shut off fully after you put it in park and turn the engine off. The dashboard would indicated that the vehicle was in park, but in the screen in the center of the speedometer it says "Shift...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Just installed my New Faces shift knob on my '15 SXL. Install was a bit involved, but not too bad. Got the hazard button to work. For all of you who don't know, the hazard button has to be tied into the wiring behind the air condionioner to the black wire coming from the New Faces module. Mine...
  5. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I've done some digging here on the site and can't find anyone who has replaced theirs. I found a few posts where folks found "top button" shift knobs that apparently sound like they won't work as the Optima has a side button. Has anyone had any luck finding a replacement automatic shift knob...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Spent a couple days doing research a few weeks ago and got in contact with a company called Shift Solutions. told them i was looking for a shift knob for my Optima and after taking measurements, found out that their Veloster shift knob will fit our cars. Ordered it and it came in on Wednesday...
  7. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Rant warning. I took my car to the dealership today to have to have them mount and balance 4 tires with their road force machine. Surprisingly they were the cheapest in the area when using the road force equipment. Anyways, I ask the service manager if when they have the wheels off they could...
  8. The Service Center
    Got a 2012 2.4. Just changed the inhibitor switch because of an error code and trouble recognizing gears on dash display. Also just changed tranny fluid. It's still shift hard into drive on occasion. Any tips?
  9. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I know this isn't a performance car but is there a " shift kit" available for these cars (2012 LX) I don't have any performance mods other than adding Paddle shifters ( So much nicer than the stick) but the sifts are so long and weak. Just looking to firm up the shifts, preferably closer to a...
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Bought from Throwdown Performance. Friendly employees. Fast shipping. Even included some swag! Very durable. Nice product. Look amazing on the car! Will do business with them again...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Simply put: Is the Cadenza shift knob interchangeable between the optima? Reason: The leather on the optima shift knob has heavy wear, and is flaking. Link for said Cadenza shift knob: (notice the knob is black in the heavy traffic area) Genuine Parts Auto Trans Gear Shift Knob for Kia Cadenza...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Has anyone taken the center counsel apart to change their shift boot? I've been debating on switching it up just because it could be a fun and or something different and unique thing to do! Just curious as to how big of a head ache it would be and if anyone's done it, let's see the results!
  13. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I have a 2013 sxl and I've been trying to install this all day. I cannot get the car to recognize that its in park. I've tried to install it in neutral, I've tried to install it in park, I've tried not to push down too hard on the knob while installing, I wait for the click, still nothing. I'm...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey guys so I need help. I'm having problems installing my NewFace Shift Knob on my car. I usually don't upload videos but thought that would be the best thing to do to explain what my problem is.
  15. New Member Introductions
    hi guys, I'm a new owner of an optima lx 2011 stick shift , my job boss are not proud of me cuz , i buy a kia and i'm a tech mechannic for hyundai since 10 years loll :) can wait to talk with u guys
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Recently had the steering mode on my 2015 EX changed from Standard to Sport and am very happy with the tighter, firmer feel. Now wondering if the transmission shift point can also be changed. Around town, the tranny shifts quite early and I don't like lugging the engine at 1300-1500rpm. If the...
  17. The Service Center
    Hey guys, if anyone here that has both the New faces shift knob and the reverse tilt module installed then I want to hear your thoughts. I have the tilt module for 1.5 yrs now and the New faces shift knob for about 3-4 months with no issue until recently. I set my tilt module to mode 2 which...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Would anyone know if this shift knob would fit on my 2011 LX? 2014 Kia Forte Koup K3 Koup Manual Gear Shift Lever Complete Assy Genuine Part | eBay i'm assuming if I unscrew mine and screw that one on there wouldn't be a problem?
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