Drivers side visor won't stay up. Dealership quoted me $95 for a new one also turn signal keep going out. after buying several new bulbs decided it is a wiring short. Other than these two issues I love my car
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Re: I have the same problems with 2006.5 Kia Optima
The wiring may have a short in it. If you have replaced bulbs many times, either the flasher is bad or there is a short in the turn switch. For the visor, you may be able to get one from the scrap yard if they have anything that new, otherwise you can go to autoanything.com or equivelant, and purchase a more reasonably priced visor
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I have this same issue,I'm told other kia's also have this issue. Friend of mmine says little pin/rod that goes from lock 2 handle needs adjusting,don't know.have body shop check it out 4 u or call kia.I'm sure they have heard of this problem.That's what i'm gonna do if I can get mine running,been down 4 about 2 wks. good luck
There is really no fix for this. You would need to replace the visor. You could try tightening the screws but likely wore out on the inside of the visor. Try searching in a salvage yard they should have something for you. Thanks
Both of my visors broke -- first the one right after purchasing (had dealership repair) then the other (still under warantee, so dealership repaired). The lady said the 2007 Optimas had a "bad batch" of visors and many needed to be replaced. Fine. Now the driver's side broke again. It just needs to be replaced. I love the Kia, hate the visors. Not a bad payoff for the reasonable price. So far, the only thing that has broken.
My 2007 Optima Driver's Side visor also had the same problem. I removed it with the screws under the plate at the base of the visor. Upon further inspection, the plastic inside the "hinge" had shattered inside the plastic sleeve. I am currently attempting some at-home super-glue-and-epoxy repair. If this works, I've saved myself a couple hundred bucks in repairs.
My daughter had the same problem with her visor. I put velcro on the visor to try to keep it up out of the way but after a while the velcro came lose and the visor came down again. I called KIA and talked with a technician. I was told that in order to fix the visor I would have to remove the cloth so I should be able to sew. Not a viable solution. We ended up taking her car in and had a new visor put on. It was covered under warranty. Had problems with headlights going out. Bought the replacement bulbs from NAPA. They only lasted a few months. Started purchasing the bulbs from the dealer and have not had to replace them for over a year. Have to pay a little more but it is worth not having to hassle with their replacement.