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Hyundai Elantra, Hatchback, Sedan
#276 of 325 Re: Replace Cassette Player with CD Player and satellite [nkmonty1]
Sep 24, 2007 (6:52 am)
There is a guide to replacing the stock stereo in 01-06 Elantras (put together by me). You may want to consult the guide about how to trim them out, since most leave a bit of a gap between the dash fascia and the stereo faceplate. It's a simple task to make it look halfway decent if you don't like the gap.
The guide covers more of the physical aspect and doesn't recommend any specific brand. I have a Pioneer head unit and it's pretty good. Basically, any single-DIN size head unit will fit. If you don't plan on replacing your speakers right away, just go with a basic stereo that puts out about 20 watts per channel rms (50 watts peak).
#277 of 325 Re: How I got my rear mud guards installed [doohickie]
Sep 24, 2007 (10:36 am)
My mistake; it was jgr82 who made the statement.
Sep 24, 2007 (12:35 pm)
Hello all. I noticed that the passenger vanity mirror light comes on during the day/night when you open the mirrow - but on the drivers side it only comes on at night. Is this normal?
#279 of 325 Re: 07 Elantra Mud Guards [oracle_of_rock]
Sep 24, 2007 (4:16 pm)
I used a right angle screw driver, it has a phillips on one side and a regular on the other - looks like a elongated Z.
#280 of 325 2007 elantra front seats
May 01, 2008 (11:17 am)
I Can't take these seats anylonger... very uncomfotable to me...
does anyone know if it's possible to change the seats.. either from afternarket place.. or rven the boneyard.. is either this or LOOSE big on a trade..
Funny thing is that my wife has a 2000 model.. and to me that seat is better then the onw on the 2007. personal taste..and back problems.. not implying that these seats are bad for everyone else.
#281 of 325 Wheel Locks?
May 08, 2008 (11:42 am)
I just purchased an 08 Elantra SE.
It comes with the alloy wheels.
I was considering purchasing wheel locks for it, and have found a couple web sites that have a set in the $18 to $24 range.
However I seem to find conflicting compatible part numbers and pictures and descriptions that go along with them and was wondering if anyone else has purchased them and know what the correct ones are for my vehicle.
Basically, I see 2 sets advertised. The copper-bronze colored ones that are very short, and an all-chrome really long set.
I assume since I have the alloy wheels on the SE the correct ones are the all-chrome ones to match the existing chrome nuts or doesn't it matter, other than for appearance?
I see them referred to as "with center cover" and "without center cover". I assume with means the chrome ones and without refers to the bronze ones?
#282 of 325 Cargo net options for the 08 Elantra SE
May 08, 2008 (11:46 am)
Also, I am considering buying a cargo net for the SE.
I have found 1 site that claims to have the correct oem part number for the SE. Theirs is a net that includes 2 bolts with plastic T's on the end that go into the upper sides behind the blinkers, replacing a bolt that's already there. The net is a "U" shaped net. You spread it apart and the items stay upright and squished from the sides up against the back of the trunk.
I have found other sites selling more of an SUV type net that attaches more towards the floor and you lift up to put stuff under it. I don't really think these are the real correct net and might require mods to mount it?
Does anyone here have the factory net installed and know the correct part number for it? Does it cross with other cars like Accent or Sonata or are they different sizes? (I have only found 1 site with an 07/08 Elantra net part #, while most have tons of nets for the other models in Hyundai's line and wonder if they're really the same thing)
#283 of 325 Aftermarket body moldings
Jun 10, 2008 (3:52 am)
I'm a little concerned about the lack of body moldings on my '08 Elantra. I love the lines, but there's no way I'm going to escape the parking lot car door/shopping cart dings for very long without something to help protect the car. Has this been an issue with anyones '07-'08 Elantra?
I saw aftermarket body moldings for '07-'08 Elantras on eBay for about $130. They are painted to match and don't look bad at all in the picture. Has anyone installed anything like that on their '07 or '08 Elantra? Anything I should consider when purchasing or installing aftermarket side body moldings?
#284 of 325 Body moldings
Jun 10, 2008 (5:46 am)
Tell me about it -- 10 days after I got mine, someone must have swung their door into it hard at the grocery store. First new car for me, and first door ding anywhere near this bad; of course
2 little dimples in the bottom (that should cost $50 each to pop out) but a long folded metal dent in the top that scraped the paint. Estimate is about $200 or more on that one as the door will have to be disassembled, metal 'worked' and then re-clearcoated at the very least, hopefully nothing else.
Comparing the deflection of the metal on the Elantra against our 05 Tucson, and it seems the Elanta is a thinner metal and much more apt to flex with a light touch as compared with the Tucson. Did they get cheap with this recently?
#285 of 325 Re: Body moldings [fargond]
Jun 13, 2008 (9:57 pm)
Ouch. On a 10 days new car?? I think I'd cry if I had that happen!
I'm going to order the side moldings I saw on eBay next week. My husband can install them. I just can't even think about that first ding or dent happening so soon.
The Elantra metal doesn't seem any less sound than on my Honda Pilot. My wonderful husband dinged my Pilot within the first two weeks with a ladder he was using to wash the top. I still love him for washing my car for me, but I've been looking at that small ding on my driver side door for more than 4 years now.
Still looking for anyone with experience adding side moldings to an '07 or '08. I'd like to read your story!