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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.
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Odd electrical problems that come out of nowhere can often signify a blown engine fuse - check and change yours here!2004 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
Animals love the sweet smell of antifreeze, too bad it's toxic! Fix your minor leaks2004 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