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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.
Don't send mixed signals - if your turn signal doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
If your brake fluid is a little low, learn how to add some here. Ignoring a low level leads to big problems2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Cars burn, leak and otherwise dispense of their oil. Check your level frequently and top up when necessary2004 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
On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!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