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Left headlamp does not...

Left headlamp does not work consistently, and goes out after a few minutes when it does. Only a short "flash" occurs when switched to ON. High beams and right side lamp works fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs and fuses?

What to check is the question. The bulb does work sometimes, for a few minutes, therefore fuse should not be the problem. Are left and right lamps fused separately?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Kia?

2013 Optima Hybrid EX

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Optima Hybrid yourself? What have you tried so far?

Difficult to access lamp, so have not done anything yet, except for turn witch On and OFF.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Traveling for Christmas, so don't have good opportunity to bring to a dealer for diagnosis.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Kia
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I am sorry no one has responded yet. I know you must be thinking " I have been taken or this is a scam" Neither is the case. Sometimes there are more questions than we can get to and we just keep getting farther and farther behind. Sometimes what a customer asks, no experts online are confident their answer will be good enough. Is there any more information you can add to your concern or is there another concern you may have that we could answer instead?

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