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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. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Let me know guys.
  3. Wheels, Tires and Suspension
    It looks like I’m not alone with this issue with my 20s. I think it’s my tire being too big 245. 235 might work better. Please post your wheel and tire set up with truhart and Eibach so future forum members can reference to.
  4. Members' Showroom
    Still working on her, next step is PROSS LAP3 reflash and Wagner intercooler upgrade. If you see me in Wilmington NC Hit me up.
  5. DIY Projects
    I tried to install some led Fog lights the other day and when I did the headlights won't turn on! Had to disconnect the battery and wait like 5 min then rebook up the battery headlights worked then but I had already tooknout the led bulbs. Any info on this would help thanks! 2015 optima sx.
  6. 4th Generation Optima (2016 - 2020)
    Has anyone gotten an iPhone 8 and tried the Qi charging pad in their 2016+ Optima? Did it work? I’m getting an iPhone X and Apple is not listing the Kia charger as compatible, but it’s supposedly a Qi charger so there’s no reason it shouldn’t work.
  7. The Dealership
    No, I don't work there... heck, didn't even buy my 2 Kia automobiles from them. But.... My 13 Optima SXL needed sunroof seal work recently, which they did thoroughly and quickly. My 16 Soul had a recall done for a steering defect, Westside did the work the same day it went in. Washed it too...
  8. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hi all, I am NOT looking for info on how to use the "Sport" mode (pressing a button). I am looking for any technical info or links on how it actually works. I am totally impressed that electronics can change how a car drives, via steering, transmission, etc. Just curious if anyone...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Problem with the wife's 08 Kia optima , engine would turn over but not start. The steering was turned all the way to the right (may be related by not letting the gear shift to go into the full park position (front wheel drive)) After straitening the steering and I also ran the gear shift thru...
  10. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    I have searched around forum and have found some threads about similiar issues, but have found no definitive answers that work for my situation. A little history of what happend. Daughter has 2010 Kia Optima Ex. She was at college, and battery had died, so she had to go buy a jumper in...
  11. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Hey guys, I've been trying to figure this out for a while. I have a 2011 Optima EX-L with the Infinity sound system - but the side speakers don't seem to work! I've been trying to figure this out for a while :/ but to no avail. The front center and rear sub woofers both work. Does anyone have...
  12. Engine and Technical Discussion
    Hey guys....hoping you might be able to give me some insight on this issue. I was at the dealership earlier this afternoon and had an oil change and one of my tires replaced. Came home and spent all day here....decided to go get something at the store before bed and the car wont start, just...
  13. New Member Introductions
    I'm orginally 2015optima2.4 but for some reason it would not allow me to reset my password or anything so had to make a new one...but on the better note my car has come a long way let me know what ya think!!! 2015 optima LX K&N typhoon intake K5 optima store throttle body spacer Full 3" HKS...
  14. Interior and Exterior Modifications
    I have been going back and forth and finally decided to pull the trigger. Just wanted to see what you all thought. Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
  15. New Member Introductions
    hello everybody, snagged me a 2011 6 speed manual Optima this week. been looking for one for a daily for a little bit now. First Kia i've owned but have worked in the parts department at a Kia dealership for almost 4 years. Have owned Honda's most of my life and still have a 2000 CR-V for a toy...
  16. New Member Introductions
    Hello. I just bought a '13 SXL, black on black. I really like the car but it has some mods that I think I want to return to stock on. It has an Injen SRI and I don't care for the turbo noise. The previous owner also lowered the car with some Storm springs. Compared to my coworkers stock SX, I'm...
  17. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    Just picked up a new black on black 2015 Optima SX Turbo, I was looking into getting an intake, and I found this on eBay, http://m.ebay.com/itm/Injen-Air-Intake-For-a-2014-Kia-Optima-LKQ-/361547573569?hash=item542dea2941:g:Hl0AAOSwLs5XJ3Nl, will this work for my car?
  18. 3rd Generation Optima (2011 - 2015)
    I asked the dealer for my past history on the car I just purchased. Some of these I have no clue what they mean. Any help would be appreciated.
  19. Entertainment: Audio, Navigation, and Electronics
    Has anyone successfully installed an android head unit with mirror link to their K5 with factory installed infinity audio system? I have a 2011 model and would like to upgrade. Have tried searching but none specifically state if they had an infinity system, Any help would be appreciated.
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