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  1. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Has anyone modified their Optima to a racing-style ignition system? Essentially, leaving the key permanently inserted, and cutting out the Acc, Ign, and Start wires, and rigging them to two toggle switches and a pushbutton, respectively? Would this even work? Or, is it an expensive way to...
  2. The Service Center
    Hello folks, thank you for taking the time to read my post and hopefully help me out. BTW I love this car. I need the part that goes between parts 21 and 22. The parts guy at the local dealer is less than helpful.
  3. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    My auto headlights are randomly turning on and off they will turn off while driving on a pitch black road. By just tapping the end of the stalk corrects the problem. Doing a part search several online retailers offer just the headlight switch others show the headlight and wiper as 1 assembly not...
  4. The Service Center
    Given my 2013 optima has probably had the rear windows down 40 times in it's lifetime and after reading others had this same issue I figured I'd do a little postmortem on this thing for you guys. My issue was odd in that not only was the typical symptom there where the window would go down but...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    This is more of an idea than anything else, but I'd like to know if it's possible: I have an LX, so there is no fancy smart key or anything. Is it possible to replace my ignition key with a 3-switch setup? Basically, it would have two gated switches, one for Acc, and one for Ignition, and...
  6. The Service Center
    I'm a little annoyed that the power window switch in the driver's door panel appears to be flaking out in a car that's only 5 years old (2012 optima)...I have original switches in my thunderbird that are 30 years old now.. anyways, I'm looking on rock auto to buy a replacement and replace it...
  7. The Service Center
    For some reason my light switch on my overhead panel is jammed in the middle off position. it does not stop me from pushing the lights themselves to turn on and off but it does not allow me to have the lights come on when I enter the car, etc. Anyone know how I fix that?
  8. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I've looked all over and can't find anything. I got these for my Sorento and they are really nice. Look like its factory. Interior Chrome Seat Button Lever Cover Protector Trim for KIA 15-17 Sorento UM | eBay Anyone ever see any for the Optima?
  9. DIY Projects
    Was seeing if anyone has added a switch to their dash for controlling added DRLs. Have a pair of DRL's that I'm trying to have installed but I want a way to manually control them. Any and all types of switches. Post your pics! Thanks!
  10. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Just curious why the heck Kia put that thing in there. For those who don't know what I'm talking about, go to your cars, and with the ignition OFF, depress the throttle all the way down (WOT), and then some more. You'll feel and hear a switch. I have one of those on my Porsche GTS PDK, and the...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I am going to install footwell lights this weekend. I plan on grounding to the BCM so they operate like the interior lights. So I have a theory that I could use a switch for ground instead of power.. Switch it up (which it will be 99% of the time) and it will be grounded to the BCM and work with...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Under the trunk edge there is a black rubber square. If I JENTLEY press the square I can feel some sort of switch inside. So whats it for?
  13. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I bought the car new in 2013 and been on the ball with my oil changes but with regular oil. Can/should I switch to synthetic now? My car has 45000km. I live in Montreal Canada where temps reach -35 Celsius in the winter and 30-40 degrees in the summer with humidity. Worth switching?
  14. DIY Projects
    Looking for OEM looking dash switch for my red footwell leds.
  15. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Looking for dash switch for my interior led. Right now I have a switch from Advance auto but it looks cheesey. I want something more OEM
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, did a search and couldn't find if anyone has done this. I want to install my LED DRLs on my 2013 EXL, but I want to be able to control them via an on off switch. Has anyone done this and would this be easier than all the wiring needed to install them to the daytime running lights? I'm...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So during that whole garbage Emblem issue with KK, I never purchased, or recieved a new set of badges, and now my front emblem inlay or black sticker instert is messing up also, and looks like crap, so im nervous to pick up the updated set from anyone, and switch over to the Loden style. these...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I picked up a set of these from across the pond to go with my Haunted Carbon shifter bezel( see recent post ) and im pretty sure im going to have to take off the door panels to get to em, aren't I? Which is no biggie, I need to check the connections in my door speakers while im at it.
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So this is what I was doing at the weekend. Had these "ghost" lights forever but never got around to installing them as I couldn't decide if I liked them or not... Figured out the best way was to install them with an on/off switch....that way if I don't want them...I don't have to see them...
  20. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    So I just noticed tonight that only the lock portion of the power lock switch lights up. I figured both lock/unlock would light up. Is this how they are made?
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