Kia Optima: Instrument Panel Illumination - Gauges - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Instrument Panel Illumination

When the vehicles parking lights or headlights are on, the instrument panel

When the vehicles parking lights or headlights are on, the instrument panel lights activate. This makes the instruments and controls visible in darkness. To adjust the instrument panel illumination intensity, use the following procedure.

1. Depress the illumination control knob to pop it out.

2. Turn the knob up to brighten the lights or down to dim them.

3. Push the knob in after you select a brightness setting.

Tachometer
The tachometer indicates the approximate number of engine revolutions per minute (rpm). Use the tachometer to select the correct shift points and to prevent lugging the engine and/or overrevvin ...

Warnings and Indicators
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Dimensions Projected
1. These are the dimensions measured when the measurement points are projected from the vehicle's surface, and are the reference dimensions used for used for body alterations ...

Opening the Hood
1. Pull the release lever on the lower left side of the instrument panel to unlatch the hood. 2. Go to the front of the vehicle, slightly raise the hood, pull up on the secondary latch and li ...

Removal and Installation
1. Disconnect the battery negative terminal first, then the positive terminal. Tightening torque :(+) terminal : 7.8 ~ 9.8N.m (0.8 ~ 1.0kgf.m, 5.8 ~ 7.2l ...

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