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I have the same problems with 2006.5 Kia Optima

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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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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