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  1. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hey all, Just purchased a used 45k mile 2016 Kia Optima SXL. Loving it a lot but just had my first issue with the car. I have the model with the smart key detection to pop the trunk without pressing the latch. It worked great, however, out of nowhere it’s not longer working. This is when i went...
  2. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    At first I thought I just had a problem with a burned out light in the trunk of my 2018 SXL Turbo, but now I'm not so sure. If I push the trunk-release button inside the car, the trunk opens normally, but the indicator on the dashboard doesn't show that the trunk is open. Also, when I approach...
  3. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Spotted this over on eBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/283612340491 Versus the stock lip spoiler, will this increase performance, or drag? Or will it even matter?
  4. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Was searching for these a while back, and it looks like they're back in stock: https://www.ebay.com/itm/254143663109 How do these stack up compared to a lip spoiler, or wing?
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Hello, We rent Optima 2018 and you know rental car shops give us two keys and they can’t be separated. I stupidly locked keys in the trunk. Locksmith was able to get in the car but trunk button on the driver seat doesn’t work as we didn’t use the key to open. I read some threads and looked for...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    need help... unable to install new cargo net. can't find any place to put fasteners! Any help appreciated... Mke
  7. The Service Center
    Unfortunately I'm having a trunk issue where it opens randomly while in park and driving. I'll close it and it will laugh and pop open. I'll close it once and it's happy, but sometimes the trunk and I go back and forth maybe 5-10 times. Been searching on the forum but haven't really found the...
  8. Hybrids
    Im looking to install a radio in the trunk of my 2014 Optima Hybrid. The radio requires a 12v all the time hot wire and ground. Easy enough for me to wire directly to the 12v battery for this. However I need to find a 12v power source that is powered by the ignition being powered on. Any advice...
  9. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Today I had the trunk open by itself. Thankfully it was just as I was leaving the shopping center and turning onto the street. The rocking motion of dipping down and back as I turned onto the street was enough force to close it. When I got home, everything seemed fine. I'm hoping I somehow...
  10. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    OK - so this is completely my fault. I purchased a 2014 Optima EX a year ago. First time buying a newer vehicle. It didn't even register with me that the car wouldn't have a spare tire in the trunk. I noticed about a month ago, it has the tire repair kit. No spare tire and no jack. Any...
  11. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone know where I can find a replacement trunk lid for my 16 LX? I’ve searched the internet and can’t find anything. I came out of a walmart and it looked like some backed up, hitting a shopping cart, and pushing it into my trunk causing a dent in it.
  12. DIY Projects
    So i have this idea of wanting to wire on led strips like one of the diy(ers) on here, but the issue is my lx has no wiring or anything for a trunk light. It has the spot where it goes but no housing, or wiring harness in the rear deck, so i was wondering, where can i tap the positive and...
  13. K5 Optima Store
    Thanks to K5OptimaStore for providing this for me. Had this installed for a few months already. So far I'm pretty happy with it. Comes in really handy for me as I'm always loading boxes into my trunk. Here it is in action. Will post a small guide pretty soon. Any questions just let me know...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    www.exledusa.com/exled-infrared-smart-trunk-open-module-with-2x-trunk-lifting-spring.html https://youtu.be/Ehpuey22qK0
  15. The Service Center
    I have a 2015 Kia Optima. A couple of days ago I noticed my trunk wasn't closing. The latch locks but it doesn't catch the striker in the bottom. Hopefully my video loads. Did anyone else have this problem?
  16. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I just removed the optima letters from my 2016 optima and I used goo gone to get rid of all of the glue but that part of the paint is much whiter than the rest of the car (it's a white car) obviously because it was under the letter. I tried to wash the are with soapy water and a microfiber cloth...
  17. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I tried the bungee DIY here and it sucked. I couldnt find the correct bungee and the one I did try I got it to work like maybe 2 times before it shifted and no longer worked. So I came up with a way fucking simpler way. You can get 20 of these at Walmart for $5 Make sure you hook it on...
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Has anybody ever tried this on there car yet? Thinking of buying exLED Infrared Smart Trunk Open Module (with 2x Trunk Lifting Spring)
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