Last post on Mar 02, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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#4473 of 4482 Re: Swapping out stock speakers, why won't they work right? PLEASE HELP [somedai1]
Jan 25, 2011 (9:15 pm)
Have you swapped out the stocks before? I expected two wires, it has four. Two for the speaker and two for the tweeter that lays over it. At any volume level it sounds awful. The tweeter chips and squeals. And the Speaker/cone portion distorts like it's being over driven. The bass is set very low. If I hook up just the tweeter it sounds fine, but no low end. The same for the cone part. Low end but no highs..
I tried contacting Lanzar with no luck. Same with Pioneer. I left messages with tech support.
Simply put, I'm too broke to have it done by a shop.. So any and all help is much appreciated.
#4475 of 4482 Considering a Used 2004 Santa Fe
Feb 12, 2011 (8:02 am)
We are looking a buying a 2004 Santa Fe with 112K miles as a first car for my daughter. Anything in particular to watch out for with higher mileage Santa Fe vehicle of this vintage? Overall, the reviews I read are pretty good and it has good safety features/crash test ratings (front and side air bags, ABS, etc.). Appreciate any insights...
#4476 of 4482 Re: Considering a Used 2004 Santa Fe [dao1962]
Feb 14, 2011 (12:12 pm)
I just bought a 2002 with 140K miles on it. Issues:
Frame rust: covered under recall.
Brakes: Brake slides tend to rust into position.
Timing belt: Should be done at every 60K miles. Cost is about $300 to $600. (It looks like the prior owner never changed ours.)
We replaced shocks and brake pads and lower ball joints on ours when we bought it. It rattled like mad until we fixed that. Then no problems.
If this is an AWD unit then all 4 tires should have the same wear on them. We thought that we could get away with replacing just the two that were bad because it looked like the "good" ones were practically brand new. They were not quite new enough.
Other than that we like the vehicle a lot. Also, the "rust" items mentioned above are primarily in the salt belt (or so they claim). The MPG will not be too great, especially if this is a 3.5L. We got the 2.7L and I have not checked the MPG yet, so I cannot say for sure what we are getting.
#4477 of 4482 motor acting wierd
Mar 10, 2011 (4:13 pm)
ihave a 04 santa fe with 63k when i take off after sittingfor about 30 min. the engine will cutout 3 times then no problems until the next time i start it now the same thing when cold.
the dealer is no help just spend money as thay try find it so far over 2k new fuelpump
fuel regulator fuelfilter checked for vacume leaks
thay are lost even contaced the factory techs? i am lost i need help has anyone had anything
#4478 of 4482 Re: motor acting wierd [birdman15]
Mar 11, 2011 (1:07 pm)
what codes are you getting from the service engine light?
#4479 of 4482 front door edge light needs replacing
Mar 12, 2011 (6:34 am)
I have a 2005 Santa Fe GLS with a feature where all doors have red lights near the bottom edge to warn others that the door is opened. The driver side door light is out and I was hoping to replace it myself. The manual does not address how to remove the plastic cover and replace the bulb. Does anyone know how to do this easily? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
#4480 of 4482 Re: motor acting wierd [somedai1]
Mar 12, 2011 (8:25 am)
we are getting no codes no check engine light. if it se3t a code that would be a big help thanks
#4481 of 4482 I own a 2004 Santa Fe with 3.5 V6...
Mar 18, 2011 (1:14 pm)
front wheel drive with approx. 77,000mi. Does anyone know what this problem could be? This happens all the time but doesn't seem to affect the vehicle any. When I start up my car (doesn't matter when) and have the selector switch for any setting (defrost, A/C, floor, floor/dash or any one of the selections and the fan can be on low or high, there is a whining/buzzing noise coming from the engine bay. This happens all the time and when the car is in the first couple of gears. Then, as the car reaches about 3rd gear, the noise suddenly stops. Happens every time I have the thermostat settings in the on position as stated above. After the first few gears, the whining/buzzing noise cuts out and the engine sounds normal again and quieter. This doesn't happen if the selector knob on the thermostat settings is set to the off position. It sounds quiet and without any whiny/buzzy noise right out of first gear. My car is an automatic. Any help solving this problem would be appreciated. Thanks everyone!
#4482 of 4482 Metallic flecks blowing into passenger cabin--from A/C blower?
Mar 02, 2012 (9:30 am)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe V-6/2.7L FWD. Bought it used a year ago. All was OK until I started using the A/C--noticed small metallic flecks in red/green/silver (much smaller that glitter and only visible in sunlight). It was all over the dash panel, actually I noticed it stuck to all the plastic inserts in dash and armrests. Service said the plastic was a hard rubber w/ a spray-ovwer to look like plastic, and that maybe when worn down the metallic flecks show? When I wore lotion the flecks stuck to me and my clothes--it was all over everything! I had a body shop remove all of the plastic inserts, remove the spray-over and repaint--then detail the iniside. Cost a bundle--all was OK until I turned on the A/C and window defogger, and the small specks are all over the dash again. Is it a byproduct of AC coolant? I have new cabin filters installed, car did not have them when purchased and tons of old leaves behind glove box. I don't want to replace the A/C compresser--could it be coated with something that breaks down and blows into passenger compartment? Are the ducts coated with something that flecks off? I WANT TO SELL THIS CAR ...but will this happen with other older cars and ACunits? Or only Japanese cars and their A/C units?? PLEASE HELP ME--I CAN'T TURN ON THE BLOWER WITHOUT THESE TINY SPECKLES GETTING EVERYWHERE--AND INTO MY EYES!