BATTERY LIGHT CAME ON WHILE DRIVING THE LIGHTS STARTED TO DIM WHILE I PULLED INTO DRIVEWAY AND PARKED LIGHTS STARTED TO GO ALMOST OUT. I TURNED CAROFF TRYED TO TURN BACK ON AND IT WOULDNT TURN OVER JUST CLICKED
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Re: 2002 KIA OPTIMA
There is without a doubt an issue in your cars charging system. Depending on location there are a few cheap options. First of all I would get the battery charged back up to full power on a lower amp charge. Once charged, start the vehicle up and see if you have the battery light on. If you do, drive it an autozone and have them check the battery and charging system for free. More than likely it's your altenator. I would first check for fuses for the altenator either under hood or in cab. The owners manual will give a break down of fuse locations and what each fuse gives power too. let me know if you need farther assistance
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I had that exact problem with my 2005 Kia optima.. It suddenly started one morning.. My Kia would not turn over.. I felt it was a power issue so I unattached my after market fog-lights that I have attached to my battery.. That got my ride to start, but upon driving it refused to go past 3000 rpms (in all gears)... I took apart my battery terminals and scrubbed them down with a tooth brush and coca-cola.. That was a perfect fix for my situation.. My Kia ran perfectly right after... Good luck
Take the bulbs out first from the brake lights and try again. If the problem persists then take out the connection to the center mounted stop light and try again. If you still have the issue then it is most likely in the switch on the brake pedal. This can be something else though and it can be tough to find. Also make sure that your battery and charging system are in good shape.
The alternator has stopped charging for some reason.
First check alternator drive belt is ok;
Check dash 'battery' (or 'ALT') light illuminates when ignition on and motor not running- if not, check 'ALT' lamp is not blown and connections to alternator are ok;
If all above ok, the alternator may be faulty.
The speedometer going bad could be the VSS (Velocity Speed Sensor), which detects the cycles the transmission makes and where the speedometer gets its information.
The parking lights on, not sure. Maybe the VSS going bad caused something else to go bad?