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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.
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
DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2004 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
If you are leaking oil and parking on your oil spots each night, the oil is breaking down your tires' rubber2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
If your battery has green or white cruddy deposits, it is probably not getting enough juice from and will likely wear out sooner2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6