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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.
Because you have to start somewhere2004 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
If your blinker doesn't blink, or blinks rapidly, you likely have a burnt out bulb2004 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
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 you have an electrical component that doesn't work, try replacing the fuse first2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6