Kia Optima: Driving your vehicle / Key positions

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual / Driving your vehicle / Key positions

Illuminated ignition switch

Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the ON position. The light will go off immediately when the ignition switch is turned on. It will also go off after about 30 seconds when the door is closed.

Before driving
Before entering vehicle Be sure that all windows, outside mirror(s), and outside lights are clean. Check the condition of the tires. Check under the vehicle for any sign of leaks. Be sure th ...

Ignition switch position
LOCK The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position. ACC (Accessory) The electrical accessories are operative. If the driver experiences difficulty moving the ignition switch to the ...

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Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Owner's Manual: Securing a child restraint with a lap belt or lap/shoulder belt


When not using the LATCH system, all child restraints must be secured to a vehicle rear seat with the lap part of a lap/shoulder belt. Automatic locking mode Since all passenger seat belts move freely under normal conditions and only lock under extreme or emergency conditions (emergency lock ...

Kia Optima DL3 2019-2020 Service and Repair Manual: Electro Chromic Inside Rear View Mirror


Description and operation Description The ECM (Electro Chromatic inside rear view Mirror) is one that automatically dims to protect the driver’s eyes when it senses light reflecting from the car behind. The sensor in the mirror detects the brightness and if the headlight from the ...

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