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  1. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I'm considering purchasing a 2015 Optima SX that has what appears to be the base radio. I'd really like to have Android Auto in the car. I understand there was an update for the 2015 Optima that adds Android Auto. But I don't think that is for this base radio, right? It's for the nav-radio unit...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone! i am currently the proud owner of a new 2019 Hyundai sonata 2.0T limited. However i find that not many forums are as active as this one or have a good place to document your build. Anyways i hope i am welcome here our cars are very similar and i think if i am not wrong the motors...
  3. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I have a '12 SX and I'll need to decide whether to keep it beyond the 10yr/100k powertrain warranty. Have many engines been failing despite passing the recall test?
  4. New Member Introductions
    Evening Folks, I just happened to be strolling through the internet looking for advice and I've been stealth reading for the last few weeks since I picked up my 2013 Optima SXL. I appreciate all the work you folks have put into having a great community and look forward to listening. Currently...
  5. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Now that they replaced my motor, how do I keep the car from coking the valves? I did do the valve cleaning on the old motor but after 90k miles they were terrible. I have a a 2.4 theta ii motor, i do have an OCC installed with a inline water/oil air seperator for a diesel routed to intake side...
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Is it just me, or does the sun shine a lot hotter through the Optima's windshield than it did in other cars I've had? I don't even remember my 2016 SXL transmitting so much heat. I'm talking about when when I'm driving facing the sun to one degree or another, and it beats down onto my legs and...
  7. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Is there a good aftermarket head unit that will use the existing bluetooth mic for telephone calls? I have installed head units in previous vehicles, and the bluetooth for calls sucks... Thanks in advance!
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, First of all, it's a pleasure to be a part of this forum. I have read a lot of random posts and everyone is so friendly and helpful so i decided to make an account. I bought a 2013 Optima EX Luxury last year and have just decided to do some modifications. All I did so far was putting on...
  9. Discount Tire
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  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys was just wondering does anyone know what kind of detailing cleaner or conditioner the dealerships for kia leather cars? When I got the car I know they detailed it does kia have a specific cleaner that they use kinda like how BMW has their own ? It smells absolutely fantastic was hoping...
  11. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    The news I have is a good news/bad news one. I had purchased a 2014 Optima SX Turbo from a Denver metro Kia dealership back in April of 2014, but after rolling in quite a bit of negative equity the payments were starting to kill me. I called back to the deal last week and spoke to a Matthew...
  12. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    My 2011 ex was in a accident and the rear bumper was destroyed. I had a repair shop do the repairs on the car and they removed the rear bumper cover. i had the bumper cover painted seperate. When i picked the car up the plug is hanging there, the old cover was thrown away by the shop. I know it...
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know which color wire coming out of the door controls the dome light coming on when the door opens? I have a 2016 if that matters. ---------- Post added 11-21-2016 at 12:26 AM ---------- Previous post was 11-20-2016 at 03:25 PM ---------- I guess it would help to say I installed...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    The FedEx guy just dropped these off, gives me something to do this Saturday morning.
  15. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hey guys, I've been on here for a little while now and have been searching for fixes to a few "issues" I personally have with my Kia. I have a 2012 Kia Optima SX-T and I love the car. (I've dropped in a K & N and a BOV plate.) Anyway, The "issues" I have are minor, but they are driving me a...
  16. The Service Center
    So... I opened my car door to find a wire and a fuse just hanging out... I have no idea what it is or where it connects to. I didn't touch anything down there either. Everything seems to be fine with the car as far as I can tell, but I have not tested anything yet. Could somebody please identify...
  17. The Service Center
    Has anyone had a scraping noise coming from your tire that goes with the revolution of the tire? I can jack the car up and spin the tire, and it'll make the same scraping noise at the same spot all the time. It's a 2012 lx 2.4 with only 23500 miles. The rotors in the front don't look grooved...
  18. The Detailing Corner
    My apt complex has a car wash with this type of water hose. I know the view isn't great here but can anyone think of a good foam product that will attach to this?
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