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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.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 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
If you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Flushing the coolant in your car is not that hard and will extend the life of your engine tremendously - learn how here!2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
See how to seal up minor power steering fluid leaks2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Carmakers are hiding interior fuse boxes all over the place these days - see how to check your interior fuses here!2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6