Kia Optima: Interior features - Features of your vehicle - Kia Optima Owners ManualKia Optima: Interior features

Cigarette lighter

Cigarette lighter

For the cigarette lighter to work, the ignition switch must be in the ACC position or the ON position.

To open the cover, press the cover and it will slowly open.

To use the cigarette lighter, push it all the way into its socket. When the element has heated, the lighter will pop out to the “ready” position.

If it is necessary to replace the cigarette lighter, use only a genuine KIA replacement or its approved equivalent.


• Do not hold the lighter in after it is already heated because it will overheat.

• If the lighter does not pop out within 30 seconds, remove it to prevent overheating.


Only a genuine KIA lighter should be used in the cigarette lighter socket. The use of plug-in accessories (shavers, hand-held vacuums, and coffee pots, etc.) may damage the socket or cause electrical failure.



To open the cover, push the cover and it will slowly open. To clean the ashtray, the plastic receptacle should be removed by lifting the plastic ash receptacle upward and pulling it out.

WARNING: - Ashtray use • Do not use the vehicle’s ashtrays as waste receptacles.

• Putting lit cigarettes or matches in an ashtray with other combustible materials may cause a fire.

Cup holder

WARNING: - Hot liquids • Do not place uncovered cups of hot liquid in the cup holder while the vehicle is in motion. If the hot liquid spills, you could be burned.

Such a burn to the driver could lead to loss of control of the vehicle.

• To reduce the risk of personal injury in the event of sudden stop or collision, do not place uncovered or unsecured bottles, glasses, cans, etc., in the cup holder while the vehicle is in motion.

Rear Front

Front Rear


Cups or small beverage cans may be placed in the cup holders.

Rear (if equipped)

To open the cover, pull the cover.



Use the sunvisor to shield direct light through the front or side windows.

To use a sunvisor, pull it downward.

To use a sunvisor for a side window, pull it downward, unsnap it from the bracket (1) and swing it to the side (2).

To use the vanity mirror, pull down the visor and pull up the mirror cover (3).

CAUTION: - Vanity mirror lamp.

Close the vanity mirror cover securely and return the sunvisor to its original position after use. If the vanity mirror is not closed securely, the lamp will stay on and could result in battery discharge and possible sunvisor damage.

Power outlet

Power outlet

The power outlet is designed to provide power for mobile telephones or other devices designed to operate with vehicle electrical systems. The devices should draw less than 10 amps with the engine running.


• Use the power outlet only when the engine is running and remove the accessory plug after use.

Using the accessory plug for prolonged periods of time with the engine off could cause the battery to discharge.

• Only use 12V electric accessories which are less than 10A in electric capacity.

• Adjust the air-conditioner or heater to the lowest operating level when using the power outlet.

• Close the cover when not in use.

• Some electronic devices can cause electronic interference when plugged into a vehicle’s power outlet. These devices may cause excessive audio static and malfunctions in other electronic systems or devices used in your vehicle.


Do not put a finger or a foreign element (pin, etc.) into a power outlet and do not touch with a wet hand.

You may get an electric shock.

Digital clock

Digital clock

Whenever the battery terminals or related fuses are disconnected, you must reset the time.

When the ignition switch is in the ACC or ON position, the clock buttons operate as follows:


Do not adjust the clock while driving.

You may lose your steering control and cause an accident that results in severe personal injury or death.

Reset (1)

To clear away minutes, press the R button with your finger, a pencil or similar object. Then the clock will be set precisely on the hour.

For example, if the R button is pressed while the time is between 9:01 and 9:29, the display will be reset to 9:00.

9:01 ~ 9:29 display changed to 9:00 9:30 ~ 9:59 display changed to 10:00

Hour (2)

Pressing the H button with your finger, a pencil or similar object will advance the time displayed by one hour.

Minute (3)

Pressing the M button with your finger, a pencil or similar object will advance the time displayed by one minute.

Display conversion

To change the 12 hour format to the 24 hour format, press the R button until the display blinks.

For example, if the R button is pressed while the time is 10:15 p.m., the display will be changed to 22:15.

Clothes hanger (if equipped)

Clothes hanger (if equipped)


Do not hang heavy clothes, since those may damage the hook.

Floor mat anchor(s) (if equipped)

Floor mat anchor(s) (if equipped)

When using a floor mat on the front floor carpet, make sure it attaches to the floor mat anchor(s) in your vehicle. This keeps the floor mat from sliding forward.


• Make sure the floor mat is properly placed on the floor carpet. If the floor mat slips and interferes with the movement of the pedals during driving, it may cause an accident.

• Don't put an additional floor mat on the top of the anchored floor mat, otherwise the additional mat may slide forward and interfere with the movement of the pedals.

Rear window blind (if equipped)

Rear window blind (if equipped)

Use the rear window blind to shield the rear seats from direct sunlight through the rear window.

To use the rear window blind, grasp the tab (1) on the end of the blind and carefully pull it up to hook (2).


Be sure to lower the rear window blind when the vehicle is in motion.

Type B Type A

Aux, USB and iPod port Type B

Aux, USB and iPod port

If your vehicle has an aux and/or USB(universal serial bus) port or iPod port, you can use an aux port to connect audio devices and a USB port to plug in a USB, and an iPod port to plug in an iPod.


When using a portable audio device connected to the power outlet, noise may occur during playback. If this happens, use the power source of the portable audio device.

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