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The high beam and low beam driver side on my 2014 Optima EX are not working.

It is unclear in any information I can find if there is a particular fuse which could be the problem.

Can anyone clearly direct me which fuse I should be looking for?

Are the low beam and high beam bulbs separate?

Please let me know what you think.

Many thanks, Bruce
 

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My '16 SXL is One Bulb; Turn on your Bright and see what the Psngr side shows = 1 or 2 lites.
Would seem a '14's age could net either fuse or bulb -- if one bulb.
On MY manual Pg 8-69 (Maintenance section) I see Two H/Lamp HI's on far Rt of under hood Fuse diagram.
Take manual to Parts store and they should assist IF exact answer not found here.
 

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I deliberated about going to the parts store and buying bulbs, took another close look at fuses, to no avail.Was just about to give up and was replacing the fuse puller into the engine compartment fuse box and looked down and saw the back of the bulb being serviced by wires. Reached down and realized that the plug between the buld and the wiring was loose. plugged it firmly together and voila! THERE'S your problem! All fixed and working fine. Thanks for your concerns.
 

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I like it when it works out that way!
 

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Welcome to the Optima Forums Bruce.

Glad to hear you were able to fix the problem you were having.

Hope to see you around the forum in the future.

-David
K5 Optima Store

My '16 SXL is One Bulb
Only the 2016+ Optima models with HIDs use the HID D3S Bulbs, which are high/low together.

The previous generation of Optima models with HIDs 2011-2015 used HID D1S bulbs for the low beams, and H1 or H7 halogen bulbs for the high beams.
 
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