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Hyundai Elantra, Sedan
#5526 of 5569 Re: Airbag [jimbeaumi]
Jul 06, 2010 (6:34 pm)
A friend had to replace an airbag in a Mitsubishi under the same conditions. He was told that the bag isn't the issue, but that the computer monitors the igniter resistance and if it falls outside of a pre-determined range, the light comes on and the bag (with the igniter) must be replaced. The thought behind this is that the igniter may not fire the bag explosive. A wreck would be a terrible time to determine you had a dud!
Durndest thing I had ever heard of!
BTW, I assume the wiring under the seat was checked to make sure the harness hadn't been damaged or unplugged?
#5527 of 5569 Re: Airbag [jlflemmons]
Jul 07, 2010 (3:31 pm)
Thanks, jlflemmons ... I am not sure that the under-seat wiring was checked, but I can look for myself with a mirror and flashlight. I do know that nothing has been shoved under the seat to dislodge the wiring, but maybe it happened long ago and is just now loose enough to make a difference.
Any ideas about how they know which airbag, or is it part of the OBD system?
I can always put my passengers in the back seat. Or the trunk.
#5528 of 5569 Re: Airbag [jimbeaumi]
Jul 07, 2010 (5:45 pm)
Had a back seat passenger lately? One who may have put their feet under the seat and dislodged the harness? A stretch, I know, but stranger things ...
The airbag is a different system and cannot be read by a conventional OBDII scanner. A special scan tool is used for the airbag system, or at least it was on my buddies car.
Aug 07, 2010 (6:16 am)
After last week's wash and vacuum, I noticed that the airbag light had gone out again. The seats get moved back and forth so that I can vacuum as much of the carpeting as possible, so I tried an experiment when I got home. With the engine running, I moved the passenger seat back and forth slowly, and sure enough, the light goes on and off accordingly. Now I need to get under there and find out which wire is the problem and WHAT the issue is -- corrosion, loose connection, etc.
#5530 of 5569 Re: Airbag Update [jimbeaumi]
Aug 07, 2010 (7:42 am)
Those seats are held in by four easy to access bolts. Slide the seat back, and you can easily reach the fronts, slide it forward, and the back bolts are in plain sight. Just be careful you don't stress the harness when you tilt the seat. I seem to recall that tilting them backwards into the rear gives the easiest harness access.
#5531 of 5569 Light Problem 2001 Elantra
Oct 19, 2010 (6:43 am)
I appear to have a problem with my turn signal switch and dashboard lights. When using the turn signals my dashboard lights will go out, and I have to tap the turn signal arm to get them back on. I am considering replacing the turn signal switch but wonder if it could be a wiring problem not directly related to the switch. Also my tach functions intermittently but I do not know if this is related. Any ideas?
#5532 of 5569 O2 Sensor
Oct 19, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Can someone please help with my 02 sensor frustration? I feel really dumb. Check engine light was coming on forever on my 2005 Elantra... so I checked the code and got P2626. Looked it up and it says it should be the oxygen sensor. Thinking I'm smart, I went and bought the upstream sensor from Autozone. When I opened the hood, I immediately saw what I thought to be the oxygen sensor that needed to be replaced right next to the oil dipstick. But, when I removed the connector, I found that it was much larger than the connector on the sensor I bought from the store. So (sure that what I was looking at on the engine was the oxygen sensor) I went back to the store and returned the oxygen sensor that I had just bought for the other one that is meant for this car. Brought that one home, and it didn't fit either... So, what am I messing up? Below is a (low quality, sorry) picture of what I have been thinking is the sensor that needs to be replaced. Is that where I'm wrong? Where the heck is this thing then? Thanks for your help... try not to make fun of me too much... well, ok... guess I deserve it.
#5533 of 5569 Re: O2 Sensor [srs7]
Oct 21, 2010 (4:31 am)
Well, that is the O2 sensor. But when checking other auto parts sites, there are several different sensors shown. You might want to try O'Reilly's or Advance. Not trying to start a flame-war here, but Autozone is at the bottom of my list for parts, especially sensors. I even had an Autozone employee tell me to go to the dealer for a crankshaft position sensor because, in his words, "ours sensors are not very good". He probably could have gotten fired for that, but I later had a tricky problem that was root-caused to be a defective cam sensor that was out of spec, right out of the box.
Some things you just have to go to the manufacturer to be sure you are getting the right part.
Mar 16, 2011 (2:12 pm)
Please excuse the post - I am new to Elantras (have posted on honda forums).
I am in need of a third car (4 drivers - two teens - only two current cars. I have an opportunity to purchase an 02 Elantra Gt with just over 100 k. Price was under 3500. No known issues - buying from a friend of friend, who is basically getting rid of an excess car.
The mileage doesn't bother me - likely only put 10-15K per year if that.
Anyway - I have never owned a Hyundai. Is this a worthwhile car at this mileage. I don't mind repairs as I keep my cars until they fall apart. Just need reliable without excess repairs. Anything I should ask the person
#5535 of 5569 Re: 02 elantra [theriver]
Mar 16, 2011 (4:11 pm)
MY 2003 Elantra GLS 5M has 93K miles on it and has been quite reliable. I would ask your friend if the timing belt has been changed. Hyundai recommends changing it at 60K and 120K miles. The engine design is such that a broken belt will cause serious problems. Mine has been changed once and cost around $300.