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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.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Learning how to jump your car before you need to is an excellent idea2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Unlike a waist belt, these usually become looser as they age! Learn how to check it here2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6