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  1. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I'm trying to find a fix for this problem. 2015 Kia optima. I tried switching out of defrost once and noticed the air wasn't coming out of the vents. I checked the Internet and saw the problem may be the actuator. I took a look at the blower actuator while switching between settings (floor...
  2. Vendor Deals
    <p class="p1">It’s no secret that there are a TON of smartphone mounts on the market right now, and given the sheer volume of dirt cheap offerings available across the web, it’s not always easy to separate quality from the junk that isn’t worthy of holding your long-dead 1st gen Motorola Razr...
  3. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I`ve got a 2012 EX that the AC and Heat both work but the blower fan hardly pushes anything out. Is there a common problem that causes this? Stuck door or leaking vacuum switch perhaps??
  4. The Service Center
    Hi all, Having problems with my AC airflow. It started with the dash servo/clicking noises back in the fall. After trying the temp changes or vent direction changes I found the noise to be coming from when the airflow was moved from head to toe. So, I ordered the new actuator and put it in...
  5. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Are there better or more up close photos of the modifications to the tab that you need to cut? I have the PDF but it's a combo of a small photo and my eyes being awful. About to just take it all to a shop and throw the papers at them and let them try since I feel like I'm gonna screw it up if I...
  6. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    So I was trying to think of something that would tie in my TSW center caps to the car and came up with this... thoughts? Next on my list is paint the brakes red. Since the brakes and rotors are much more visible with the Brooklands, I wanted to emphasize them. I didn't use PlastiDip...
  7. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Hi Folks Just wondering for those out there who owns a LX and/or EX with no rear AC vents had considered installing one? My 2011 obviously don't come with rear HVAC vents and wondering if installation one/converting would be possible. I've seen center console rear portion with vents online and...
  8. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Well, I picked up yet another Optima. This is my 3rd one. This time I picked up a new SXL. I still have my 2015 SXL sitting in the garage but going to get rid of it. I figured I would install the LED Air Vents since there doesn't seem to be a ton of people with them. My new wheels and...
  9. DIY Projects
    Hey guys, Looking at doing some custom work on the fender vent and mirrors but want to know if anyone has any success or tips removing these on a 4th gen? I can only seem to find tutorials for 3rd gen. thank you.
  10. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    After a long wait for a Korean style bumper and an hour or so of wiring I finally got the fog lights and vent lights installed. Pictures will be below but they do not do these lights any justice, they are clearly visible during the day and I don't feel the pictures show that. I would say it...
  11. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    What's the best way to remove the fender vent in my 15 optima and also the check marks in the front bumper?
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    A high pitched squeak/squeal sound coming from heater (windshield defroster vent) it can be heard especially when the fan is at the slowest setting. The sound seems to increase when the car is moving & gets a little quieter when it's stopped. Anyone has experienced this too? Car is a 2014 Sx-turbo
  13. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Today I seen a Chic with a Kia Optima pull in next to me. She had some Kia brand Vent Shades on her OptimA. They did not look bad . Has anybody else put the vent shades on their Optima ? Did you get the ones from Kia or which ones did you use.
  14. New Member Introductions
    The other day, my wife was driving out Optima for about a 10-15 mile distance and had the a/c turned up to about the midway point between hot and cold. She had an air freshener disc holder clipped onto the air vent directly left of the stereo head, which is directly right of the steering column...
  15. Engine and Technical Discussion
    I know this has been discussed a few times. I installed the breather filter on the car and plugged the hole from the intake. When am I supposed to hear the blow off from the surge valve releasing the pressure. Will it happen at low RPM or does it always have to be high in the RPM range? Its a...
  16. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    When unloading my trunk today, I noticed two vents that look like this in the front panel. Is this to allow fresh air into the trunk or is it maybe connected to the AC to keep groceries and such cool? I know it's nothing too important, I'm just curious.
  17. Classified Forum
    Upgraded to a turboxs bov so my K&N filter I used to vent to the atmosphere is now for sale. $15 shipped.
  18. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Does anyone have experience with this brand? These are a little different than what I've seen. I like em!
  19. Hybrids
    How do you get just outside air with a little fan action in this **** thing!? If the AC light isn't on, and the thing is not set for auto, why when I turn the fan speed up does the air coming out go colder than outside and the ECO Guide gauge shows the same additional load as if the AC is on...
  20. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    Shout out to Crystalworks for helping me figure out the Relay Wiring! Enjoy...
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