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The wiring cud hav issues n batts or cars these days may need reflashn..dont go tua dealr..poor mechanics there. Seek n independent. First test the chargn wire from the alternator to the batt..they wearout or becom corroded. Hav someone hook a jumprcable in place of it to see if battery doesnt drain

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Jun 27, 2019


Fuse boxes are usually at the kick panel (under the steering column on the left), or in the engine compartment (near the battery).

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Dec 23, 2018


The Body control module runs the motor, it sounds like there may be a short or a faulty relay.

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Mar 18, 2017


put jumper cables to the car like if you are going to jump start the car and then you might be able to open the door to the gas tank.

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Dec 10, 2016


worn clutch or drive plate on clutch get it checked as you will one day get stranded when it totally fails to go into any gear

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Oct 03, 2016


Hi, you can find forums with people having the same problem, try here:
https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicAdvice/comments/2izmxr/09_kia_optima_makes_an_occasional_chirpy/

or here http://www.optimaforums.com/forum/5-optima-general-discussion/1165-strange-squeaking-noise.html

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Mar 14, 2016


Mitch, No fuse for the headlamps. Controlled by the IPM,(Intelligent integrated Platform Module) fuse box under dash, has a built in smart circuit breaker that trips. It should reset if the key is cycled, but if the short is still there it will open again.
Check the attached links, last link shows IPM.
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2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Mar 13, 2016


Has the alignments been done by the same shop every time? If so, you may want to get a different shop to check the alignment. An alignment machine can get bumped or something can get bent to get it out of calibration. The result is the car gets a BAD alignment even though the shop says it is GOOD.

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Feb 17, 2016


many times the part between the steering column and the rack has a U joint that goes bad . sometimes oil will help but usually needs replaced .

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Jan 04, 2016


Tambu: Yes, the cruise control should hold you at approximately the same speed you set it at even when you go downhill. Sometimes you will see it pick up a pick too much speed, but then it adjusts.

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on May 12, 2015


repair manual
or try http://www.manualslib.com/

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Mar 08, 2015


looks like it would be a H11S or D1S depending on the exact car ($22 USD for the H11S or $99 + for the HID/D1S)

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Mar 07, 2015


Make sure park is FULLY engaged...I've seen numerous newer cars that have same issue...especially if it has the step style shifter path( where park is all the way up and a little to the left)

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Sep 17, 2014


some cars are made so you have to take it to the car house

2013 Kia Optima | Answered on Jul 06, 2014

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