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The center brake light, sometimes referred to as the third brake light or stoplight, on your 2004 Kia Optima lights up when you hit the brake pedal and helps prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. See how to change the center brake light (CBL) on your Kia Optima in the video above. Be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers when you replace the center brake light bulb on your Optima, touching the bulb causes the it to burn out quicker.
A burnt out center brake light bulb in your Optima is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Transmissions that leak fluid usually have never been flushed and the seal is finally leaking. The right stop leak product can cure a lot2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Learn how to diagnose and fix minor oil leaks in your car2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6