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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.
Minor transmission fluid leaks can often be fixed with the right sealant - see how to do this2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
Sure you can take it in for a $19 lube, but are you OK with a stripped oil pan and cheap parts in return?2004 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
The burnt out tail light: classic reason for a cop to pull you over - change yours now2004 Kia Optima EX 2.7L V6
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