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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.
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
The best way to fix leaking hoses is to replace them, but if you don't have time, a stop leak product might work for you2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Did you know that heat is worse for your battery than cold? Replace it every 4 years2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Got a short fuse? Don't blow a fuse, change it!2004 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
White light when you back up - yup, they burn out and you can replace them with bright LEDs2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6