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Wires cut 2004 kia optima

I have a 2004 kia optima with some wires that seem to be missing that connect to the positive terminal on my battery..i have looked it up and found that they a have a fuse the is suppose to be there..does anyone know what his positive terminal fuse is to the battery or how important it is because the car does not seem to run wierd with out it

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The fuse is a main fuse and should have it for the energy systems of the automobile

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Try the ignition switch,

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I have a 2004 KIA optima. If I do not start it everyday in damp weather, it does not start. Help!!!!

Check the battery terminals, to sure there clean and on tight, then look for loose wiring under car and hood, starter, etc.

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if all things work then forget it is there . many previously owned vehicles have thing that when sold get cut off .

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The KIA Optima uses a 12 volt charging system with an alternating generator and a frame-grounded starting battery. The alternator is a smaller unit with an internal voltage regulator. The bushings, windings and regulator may wear out and fail, requiring replacement. The average backyard mechanic can change the alternator in a KIA in about an hour.
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1.Socket set
2.Floor jack
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1.Disconnect the battery's positive terminal bolt by turning it counterclockwise. Set it away from the terminal.
2.Jack up the Optima and remove the front passenger side wheel by turning the lug nuts counterclockwise using the lug wrench. Set the wheel and tire aside.
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4.Push on the belt tension pulley until the belt loosens, then pull the belt off of the alternator's pulley wheel. The belt can be left hanging in place.
5.Turn the alternator's bolts in a counterclockwise direction using the socket wrench. A smaller wrench head may be required for the tight space.
6.Pull the alternator free by wiggling it out of the mount.
7.Position the new alternator into the mount and secure the bolts that hold it in place.
8.Push on the belt tension pulley to give enough slack to wrap the belt around the alternator's pulley wheel.
9.Restore the wheel well cover by pushing it onto the clips and securing the screws.
10.Replace the wheel by tightening the lug nuts in a clockwise direction, alternating the pressure of opposing bolts. This sets the wheel better than tightening all of the nuts in a circle.
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Hi. Check first the battery connection. Terminal might be loose. Dashboard led indicators should lit up when you turn the key to ON position. You will be able to turn on the radio also if the key is in Accessories position.

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My kia 2004 optima has a stereo amp that causes a battery drain, any suggestions on how to repair an amp w/o having to replace it? I did electronics 28 years ago in the military so I know the basics at...

If it is an after market, it was probably hooked up direct. the power/on should be hooked to the radio. if it is then you have a short. only other solution is to hook a relay to the main power feed and have it come on with the igntion. be carefull cutting/splicing wires as not to cut into a computer wire and possibly blow a computer

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