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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.
One of the easiest fluids to top off - learn how to open the hood and where the reservoir is on your car2004 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
Harsh downshifts? Slipping gears? You might be low on transmission fluid2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Coolant hoses wear out over time and need to be replaced - check 'em early and often2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Small bulbs that burn out regularly - did you know you can replace these with LED lights?2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6