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Hey Fellow Optima Owners. I'm not sure if any of you had this question, but I did. So I did some research online and found a guide for headlight replacement for the Optima from 2001-2005. Here's what I've found, hope it helps!

2001 - 2005 KIA Optima (From the Sylvania Website)

Low beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer

High beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer

Parking light
2357
2357LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front turn signal
2357
2357LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Rear turn signal
1156A
1156AST Silverstar Signal Lighting: Complete the Look: Crisp, Clean, Style
1156ALL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Tail light
2357
2357LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Stop light
2357
2357LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Fog/Driving light
H1-55W
H1ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen

License plate
168

Back up light
921
921LL Long Life Upgrade: Up to twice the life of the standard lamp

Front sidemarker
168

Rear sidemarker
168

Map light
64111

Dome light
DE3175

Step/Courtesy light
168

Trunk/Cargo area
DE3022
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Thanks! Hopefully it'll help those who were looking for the info! =D
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Hey 04Sorento, is there a way to make this topic a "sticky"? so that if someone has questions about it they can see it once they come into this forum? Let me know, thanks!
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Thot there are 3 settings for healight. Low-Intensity Beam, High-Intensity Beam and High Beam. The latter requires the level to be pull back. The first twos only turning the beam selector.

May I ask what's the bulb for the Low-Intensity Beam?
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Thot there are 3 settings for healight. Low-Intensity Beam, High-Intensity Beam and High Beam. The latter requires the level to be pull back. The first twos only turning the beam selector.

May I ask what's the bulb for the Low-Intensity Beam?
THREE SETTINGS??? For the headlights on the KIA OPTIMA?.. no.. not possible.. there are only two for headlights - LOW BEAM and HIGH BEAM...

The only other thing is DAY-TIME RUNNING LIGHTS... those are on cars from Toyota, Lexus, Chevy, some Dodge cars. But those use the LOW Beam. Other than that, I've NEVER heard of a car that had THREE headlight settings. NEWayz, hope that helps...

OH BTW, the bulb for the LOW beam is "H7" Just like the high beam.

Low beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen <-- (This is what I personally use - $40 @ Advance Auto Parts.)
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer

High beam headlamp
H7
H7ST Silverstar High Performance Lighting: the whitest and brightest Halogen
H7CB Cool Blue Halogen Upgrade: White Hot; Super Cool; 100% Street Legal
H7LL Long Life Halogen: Lasts two and a half times longer
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