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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    In light of the GM faulty ignition switch. Allot of us have key fobs.... and I have to wonder since these are wireless what prevents our cars from having accidental turn offs or even the steering wheel to accidental lock?
  2. Engine and Technical Discussion
    so i installed a relay so i'm wondering if the switch lead from the switch goes to power and negative goed to ground? Thanks!
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I installed the exLED trunk smile kit and want to be able to have it switch off when the trunk is opened. I'm sure there is an easy/inexpensive switch or relay I can install, I just don't know what to search for. Basically I want to cut power to the LED strip when the internal trunk light...
  4. DIY Projects
    hey guys . Simple question, I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to Pretty much switch out the stock bulbs. I bought some after market bulbs and want to switch. Any special tools needed or any thing like that.
  5. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I received a letter in the mail for a recall on my brake lamp switch. Something about it failing and not illuminating the brake lights. Finally getting around to taking it to the dealership today. Unfortunately, I have to leave it there overnight just so they can work on it as soon as possible...
  6. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I did search for this and kept coming up empty. I have a 2013 SXL with 700 miles. I hadn't paid much attention to my glove box until last night. I opened it and realized that no light came on. With more investigation I found that the switch that would turn it off when the door is closed is...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm constantly accidentally switching my headlights through the various switches by accident when i hit the switch to turn my blinker on. Does this happen to anyone else? Its VERY annoying to accidentally turn all your lights off in the middle of the night.
  8. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hyundai-Kia recalling nearly 1.9 million vehicles DETROIT (AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling almost 1.9 million vehicles to fix problems with air bags and brake light switches. The brake light recall covers the Hyundai Accent, Elantra, Genesis Coupe, Santa Fe, Sonata, Tucson...
  9. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I just installed the resistors on my switchbacks, the hyperflash was REALLY getting annoying. I installed the resistors by drilling small holes into the frame of the car that runs underneath the headlight, its VERY snug there, hidden, and directly on some cold (cooler) metal which should help...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm installing my my amp or at least the wiring tonight. I'm just wondering if anyone has used the heated steering wheel switch for a remote connection for the amp? I know a lot of people have used the 12V plug, but I'm not interested in pulling one if I can avoid it. I'm fat...lol. Close to the...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Open the hood for easy access to the screws to remove the bumper. There are two 8mm bolts under the wheel well and one 10mm under the bumper in the front middle. The rest are just push pins. Also disconnect the battery and let it sit for longer than 15mins to completely discharge. You need to do...
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I purchased some LED bulb along with load resistor to change the turn signal halogen bulb to LED (front and back of the car). On the website I purchased them, he said i'd only need 2 Load resistor(rear - left/right or front - Left/right) for the turn signal to work properly without...
  13. Hybrids
    I would like to know how much money I would lose if I switch my 2012 hybrid Optima premium it has 40,000 km as of now if I would switch it for 2013 SX Limited How much would it cost me To do the switch. Is it worth the loss or it's not Where to bother with.
  14. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Ok I need help. I know this has been covered before but it has been explained for so many different things I want to make sure I have it right. I am building my new headlights and decided not to do angel eyes. I just dont care for the,. I am going to do devel eye's instead (the projector lights...
  15. The Dealership
    So the wife goes out to run uptown and the Optima fails to start, keeps telling her to press the brake pedal, she was like all the way through the firewall. After fiddling with it it finally starts and she heads directly over to the dealer. Seems that the brake light switch was faulty. The...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Signing up to primarily get community input on tech features/options and upgrades, etc. I've been an Optima SX, fully loaded, for a month and just traded in my 2012 for a 2013 (today) to get out of the hassle of maintaining Black after a fiasco of with some bird droppings. Didn't have...
  17. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Where can you obtain a black switch that matches the switches next to the steering wheel.
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    As i dont have the heated or cooled seats i have a bare panel in that locatio. Would be a great place for phone to sit does anyone know of an aftermarket replacement
  19. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Dumb Question of the day. Want to add a switch to the left of the drivers wheel where the brighness switch, and others are located. Have LX with 2 blanks left. How to the blanks come out...I'm at work and can't tinker, now, but will be addiding on off for the Footwell leds i put in and wonder...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone so heres the find.. I just got a 2011 optima SX turbo.. Now right under the hill parking foot break there is a little round metal switch you can step on. Looks like the switch you used to use on old trucks to switch from high beam to low beams. I was messing around with it last...
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