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  1. The Service Center
    I have a 2011 Optima LX GDI. The drivers side tail light will not work, neither does the license plate light on the same side. The turn signal and brake light do work. We have changed all the bulbs, checked the fuses and mechanic checked the wiring. He concluded that it was the smart junction...
  2. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hi all, I am just about ready to replace my halogen tail light assembly with a complete assembly replacement. I see that K5 sell the hybrid tail lights, whilst ExLed sell a set with dotted/chrome lens indicators. Does anyone here have a set installed with pictures? Which ones would people...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Guys , ive seen many optima's (2014) on road with their led tail lights partly fused (usually the lower side), is it something to do with quality or it's normal? Mine is also fused (lower portion, both sides, after 3 years) , i installed led roof and led trunk spoiler and not sure if i messed up...
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I`m sure that this has been asked before but I can`t seem to find it. What do I need besides the tail lights to install SX lights on my EX (2012)? Is it plug and play or do I need a different wiring harness? Anything else?
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hello ? I’ve searched the site for related issue with OEM LED break lights not lighting up when the break is pressed. Stop lamp fuse is intact & the LED tail lights do come on when the lights are switched-on & further more the break lights function properly when the break pedal is pressed...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey I have a 2013 kia optima sx I was wondering if I could somehow put the 2014 led tail lights on my 2013?
  7. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I purchased a $30 item to turn LED tail lights into turn signals. I never understood why auto manufacturers put old style amber turns with LED brake/parking lights . Anyhow the vids and pics are below. If you do this mod the left side has two brake wires (pink) and the turn is white. You will...
  8. The Service Center
    On a 2011-2013 Optima, if you put the lenses from an SX on an EX or LX is the wiring harness the same? In other words, are all the necessary bulbs there and where they need to be?
  9. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hello gentleman Just picked up my new 18 S yesterday and I'm starting a mod list. Im thinking the tail lights are a little boring. Anything I can do to mod them? Will the 14 Optima K5 tail lights interchange with them? All suggestions would be great.
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Any opinions on this? Seems like it would look good, just wondering what the community thinks...
  11. Pictures and Videos
    Came Standard on the S Model................. Optima LED Tail Lights 03-10-2018 by John Nelson, on Flickr And on the Niro too................ Optima and Niro LED Tail Lights 03-10-2018 by John Nelson, on Flickr
  12. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know what the difference is between the Type 1 LED Tail Lights and Type 2 LED Tail lights for the 2016-2018 Optimas?
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know of any after market taillights for the optima lx? I just dislike the oem taillights, and since its a show car i'd like to have something a little more eye pleasing.
  14. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
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  15. The Service Center
    Hello everyone! I am new to the forum and new to being a Kia owner (I come from owning 11 Volvos in 6 years). So I picked up my 2014 SX the other night, and of course the next day I get out of the car and notice half of the outer ring of the tail light is out. I have researched the forums and...
  16. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Has anyone successfully installed factory LED tail lights on their non-LED equipped 2016/17/18 Optima yet?
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I noticed tons of condensation build up on my car and brought it into the dealer around 60k miles and they said they fixed it.. A few months later now the left tail has condensation build up and it does not light up all the way... I brought it to the dealer and they said its not covered...
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Hey all, I own a 2016 JF Optima GT SWP. The first time I washed my car I noticed a strange issue - the corner of the tail lighted seemed to have cut into the paint in the rear quarter panel. After inspecting a few other cars at dealerships, I realised this wasn't an isolated incident - Some...
  19. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I'm not 100% sure that's even the right term for it, but I'm looking for a kit that basically gives the rear tail lights a "chasing or running" effect with the turn signal on. I've seen this on recent Mustangs and I've even seen it on a modded Challenger a couple weeks back. Thanks in advance...
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