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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.
Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Leaking coolant is usually a sign that your water pump needs to be replaced. This video shows you how to quickly plug it2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 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
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6