Kia Optima: Where to Find ACC in Fuse Box

One of our most asked questions from Kia Optima owners is where to find the ACC in the fuse box when they install products such as LED daytime running lights. Fortunately, one of our customers stopped by and we were able to determine where one of the better ACC locations is.

So where is the ACC location?

Open the hood and you will see that the fuse box is on the driver side. Remove the C Fan (cooling fan) 4-pin micro relay module. Tap the red wire of the LED daytime running light module box to the 87A location and plug back the module.

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Give Your Kia Optima the Kia K5 OEM Style LED DRL

This set of Kia LED Daytime Running Lights gives your Kia a great genuine Kia K5 OEM style and really elevates the look. Not only can your Kia look like the K5 OEM version, but by doing so, your Optima already looks different and stands out from all of the other Optimas on the road nowadays. The painted OEM glossy black bezel helps your Optima look extremely sleek and quite the unique one on the road.

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Looks more Korean with Kia K5 OEM FIT LED DRL

Love the KDM Kia K5 and feeling extremely jealous that you’re stuck with the boring American version? We’ve got you covered with a sleek set of OEM style LED Daytime Running Lights for your 2011-2013 Kia Optima. Each piece comes with 12 pieces of high power LED lights per LED DRL. Installing this Kia K5 KDM LED DRL takes a bit of effort, as you have to cut out a part of the bumper crash beam (therefore we highly recommend professional installation for this product).

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Kia Optima LED Daytime Running Lamps and LED Turn Signals

With the resurgence of two prominent Korean car manufacturers, aftermarket companies have a new niche to supply parts to. Take for example, the Kia Optima which was reinvented and designed in 2010 which has been a great success with regular consumers and car enthusiasts alike; this vehicle has been the subject of many aftermarket parts being introduced due to its wide popularity. One of the most popular items we sell for the Kia Optima is our Direct Fit LED Daytime Running Lamp.

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These lights are a direct replacement for the fog light bezel area and will only fit the non-Hybrid trims and vehicles with factory equipped fog lights ONLY. Trimming of the crash beam will be required as this item is designed specifically after the Korean model which does not have a crash beam like how we do in the United States. The bezels come unpainted so you have the option to paint it if you desire.

12-LED high power LED daytime running light lamps

The installation procedure is very straight forward and can be by a professional or anybody with sufficient experience in the aftermarket installation world (the installation requires removal of the bumper and modification of the bumper crash beam). As for wiring, these lights are available in two modes: Bright Mode and Dim Mode and you are given the choice to choose which one to use; most of our customers prefer the brighter mode for obvious reasons.

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On the same vehicle, we also installed our 27-SMD 1157 LED Switchback bulbs WITH LED load resistors. For some of you who are not familiar with what a switchback LED bulb is, it is an LED bulb that stays lit as Xenon White when the parking lights are running and once the turn signals are engaged, the light blinks Amber. This type of design allows for a stylish look that better matches OEM or aftermarket HID lights compared to the original bulb color and still be legal as the turn signals remain amber when signaling. Resistors are absolutely required for this specific car or else the functions will not work properly (but on other vehicles, it is more of a recommended item instead). Switchback LED bulbs create a drastic change in appearance since LED white is a much closer match to OEM or aftermarket HID lights compared to the original bulb color.

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Please check the products below:

Kia Optima K5 KSpeed 12-LED High Power Daytime Running Lights


iJDMTOY Exact Fit 12-LED High Power LED Daytime Running Lights For 2011 and up Kia Optima K5 KSpeed with Cover Set

 

Exact Fit for 2011 2012 2013 Kia Optima
Color: Xenon White

BAY14d 1157 2357 7528 Switchback LED Bulbs For Turn Signal Lights


iJDMTOY Bi-Color 27-SMD-5050 1157 (aka 2057 2357 7528) Switchback LED Bulbs For Turn Signal Lights

Revolutionary New Bi-Color SMD technology to get Xenon White and Amber Yellow colors from the same LED Emitter
Perfect for Front Turn Signal Lights

50W 6Ohm Load Resistor For LED Blinkers Lights, License Plate Lights Fix


50W 6Ohm LED Load Resistors for LED Turn Signal Lights or LED License Plate Lights (Fix Hyper Flash, Warning Cancellor)

 

Size: 50W, 6Ohm for Turn Signal Lights or License Plate Lights Fix

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Kia Optima Looks More Luxurious with Kia Optima DRL Installed

Kia Optima cuts a distinctively aggressive and appealing profile by itself, but today’s Kia Optima DRL LED upgrade will make it look premium. Please note that this product will only fit the Kia Optima with factory equipped fog lamps and not the Hybrid. Anyway, if you want to enhance your K5’s exterior appearance with these long lasting, super bright LED lights and want to be different, you have to get your hands on it and do it.

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Installing the featured Kia K5 LED DRL will take some time and some skills are involved, too. Before going further you should know the plastic lamp bezels are unpainted, so you have the option to paint them in any color you want to match with your Kia Optima.

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Now, let’s get to the point – first you have to remove the front bumper by removing all the clips and screws from the top cowl portion of the vehicle, as there might be additional clips and screws underneath the bumper and the wheel well. Once you are ready with this task, on the back of the bumper you’ll see the stock fog lamp bezel clips and screws. Remove it carefully and replace it with the new bezel.

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Then you have to cut out a portion of the bumper crash beam with an air saw or hacksaw, but cutting this portion will not compromise any driving safety, because the Korea models Kia K5 and the all new 2013 Optima SX (with stock LED DRL) both have the slightly shorter crash beam. However, please check the iJDMTOY website for video and more details on this part.

Once you are ready with the cutting, let’s do the wiring. Locate the OE harness coming from the vehicle and connect it to the 5-pin connector from the DRL lamp. You will use the H11 connector from our lamp to connect to your stock fog lamp. There are two ways to wire the LED DRL to ACC – the first one is DRL always on, the second one is DRL off when fog lights are on and vice versa. For this part you should really see the iJDMTOY tutorial on the product website page. When you finish with this don’t forget to check that everything is working fine before installing the bumper back in place.

This Kia OEM DRL LED kit offers an extraordinary luxurious eye catching appearance to the Kia Optima K5 during the day and definitely worth the money an effort you put in. If you go with the setup that ties into the fog lights, so they are off when fogs are on, you will add another dimension to the front end look with the Xenon White Kia Optima DRL from iJDMTOY.

Exact Fit 12-LED High Power LED Daytime Running Lights

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