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Hello, how is everyone? This is my first time posting, I apologize if I am in the wrong place.

I am the owner of a 2012 Kia Optima SX. I love the car but have had my share of issues with it since purchasing it at around 78,000 miles and 7.5 years. I most recently have been having issues with the fuses/electrical. 馃檮 I paid to have it diagnosed and repaired when the dome lights, inside lights indication turn signals, hazard lights, etc are working, and the electronic locks. The car will only lock/unlock when the car is on. Its maddening! The turn signals etc all work on the outside, thankfully. After repairing and having a specialist diagnose the issue it immediately blew the exact same fuse. Or i assume it did bc the exact same issues returned less than a week later.

Id like to replace the fuse myself or at least give it a go. The mechanic continues to refer to it as a "house" fuse but I cannot find anything called that anywhere. Does anyone know what this is??? Have I misunderstood him? "Huss" fuse? "Haus" fuse??? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!!
 

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Take a look at the fuse box underneath your steering wheel, there is a yellow fuse holder that you need to push in on both sides towards the center and pull out, inside you鈥檒l find a 10 amp fuse, that controls almost everything interior, and the pushbutton start. I hope that helps
 

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Take a look at the fuse box underneath your steering wheel, there is a yellow fuse holder that you need to push in on both sides towards the center and pull out, inside you鈥檒l find a 10 amp fuse, that controls almost everything interior, and the pushbutton start. I hope that helps
Thank you for you quick response. I am aware of the location of the fuse box but I can find nothing related to the fuse in which he speaks of. He said that it was difficult to reach, that it was behind something or another. Idk. I read up on what fuse is responsible for which function etc. But the fact that he continues to refer to it as the "house" fuse and stated that I should be able to "you-tube' it has me tweaked. Lol.
 

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Thank you for you quick response. I am aware of the location of the fuse box but I can find nothing related to the fuse in which he speaks of. He said that it was difficult to reach, that it was behind something or another. Idk. I read up on what fuse is responsible for which function etc. But the fact that he continues to refer to it as the "house" fuse and stated that I should be able to "you-tube' it has me tweaked. Lol.
LOL that is EXACTLY what I explained in my post above.

THIS fuse I am referring to in the yellow fuse holder is the ROOM FUSE & most likely the one you are looking for.

It is the only one that is "difficult to reach" or "behind something"
 

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Per the owner's manual the fuse is referred to as the memory fuse. It contains two fuses that are difficult to replace because they're somewhat locked into the fuse junction box by the yellow piece that K5 Optima Store refers to.

To remove the yellow piece you first pull it out/away from the fuse box. Once it feels loose you'll have to pinch in both sides and wiggle it out the rest of the way. from there you can check/replace the two fuses. Make sure you install it the same way. The 15 amp fuse should be on the left side and the 10 amp on the right.
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