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May 24, 2005 (5:45 am)
I posted msg 1567 regarding a blown fuse. I realized after the post that my interior lights and my remote door lock/security system is dead in addition to the radio and clock. I don't understand if I blew the fuse for the cigarette lighter and replaced the fuse and now the lighter works, why would the other things not work also? Should I disconnect my battery, reconnect it and hope the system resets it self? Or are these items on a separate fuse from the lighter. If they are separate, why am I having problems after blowing the C Lighter fuse?
#1573 of 3420 Re: Blown fuse! [daddioof4]
May 24, 2005 (6:02 am)
This info about the dash clock on the Elantra was taken from Hyundai's on-line shop manual:
Battery voltage is applied at all times to the digital clock from fuse 25 to provide clock memory. With the igniton switch in ACC or ON, battery voltage is applied to the clock through fuse 9. The digital clock lights up and displays the time.
With the light switch in PARK or HEAD, the light switch provides ground to the digital clock and the digital clock's display will dim.
The audio receives battery voltage at all times from fuse 25 to maintain memory function. Fuse 9 supplies battery voltage to the audio when the ignition switch is in ACC or ON for audio operation and displays. The audio is grounded at G11 and a noise filter is installed on the rear side of the audio case.
#1574 of 3420 Re: wind noise [dlaing1]
May 26, 2005 (4:39 am)
Did you finaaly find out what was creating this strange wind noise? I gave up after many tries. Please let me know if you have any new ideas.
#1575 of 3420 2003 Elantra GT getting *lousy* mileage
May 26, 2005 (12:21 pm)
My 2003 Elantra GT has 25,000 miles on it. Until last summer, it was consistently getting about 30 mpg. Last July it dropped to 24 mpg. We've taken it to two dealerships. One was useless. The second said that they air intake was loose; they fixed that and the mileage went back up immediately to 28-30. After three weeks, though, it dropped back down to 23-24. We took it back to the second dealership today and now they can't find any problem with it (the air intake is in place).
Suggestions? Anyone else been through this before with a 2003 or thereabouts Elantra?
#1576 of 3420 Re: Rotors continued [altsuv]
May 27, 2005 (7:03 am)
I sell Hyundai and many rotors are warped on brand new cars. The Hyundai rotors are expensive but guaranteed by Hyundai. They cannot be resurfaced in most cases. I have tried inexpensive Chinese rotors and they worked fine, just remove the cosmoline and install. About $25 each retail.
May 27, 2005 (7:14 am)
We find most new Elantras drive shimmy-free when new, as they are force-match balanced at the factory. For a good article on this, go to http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900/WheelBalance.htm.
I am recommending Goodyear Assurance Comfortred as a replacement for the stock Michelin tires as they ride well after break-in and have excellent winter traction and rain-water dispersion (they replaced the Aquatread).
May 27, 2005 (8:05 am)
The Hunter GSP9700 is a godsend, and the search feature on their website is very helpful in determining who in your area has one. However, you still need to ask the particular tire/auto dealer if they'll actually use it on your tires. Some places use their GSP9700 for all balancing work, and others may not use it unless you request it. For example, the Hyundai dealer I bought my car from supposedly has one, but it's in their Pontiac service bay (meaning it's a hassle to try to get them to use it). I did find an excellent local shop that was able to help me out with my Elantra's shimmy issues. The shimmy is starting to come back a little (after about 6 months), but it's still not nearly as bad as before. It's about time to change tires anyway, so I'll just go back to the local tire place in question and have them give me a quote on new tires.
Speaking of tires for the Elantra, I've heard some good things about Kumho Ecstas. I haven't read as much about the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred, though, but I'm sure it's a perfectly fine tire as well. All I can say is that I'm not paying $120+ each for the stock Michelin tires... ouch!
One other note (that others have mentioned on here before): Make sure that whoever touches your wheels puts them back on without overtightening the lugnuts (80 ft lbs is the max on the Elantra). That can cause a shimmy, and it can also warp your rotors.
#1579 of 3420 Re: shimmy [jpryba]
May 27, 2005 (8:48 am)
Dittos on the Kumho. Very smooth, quiet, and good grip. I rotated the tires on the GT last night. First rotation, and you are right about the lug torque. 80lbs with a 24" 4-way is not that hard to do.
#1580 of 3420 Re: shimmy [jlflemmons]
May 28, 2005 (4:53 pm)
I was wondering what the price is on those Khumo Ecsta tires? And also what is the mileage claims as far as what they are supposed to last?
#1581 of 3420 Re: shimmy [jkobb]
May 28, 2005 (7:17 pm)
I know mine were about $250 for four at Discount Tire including installation/balancing and a lifetime free replacement warranty and lifetime free rotation and balancing, with a $25 coupon I had. If you order them online and install them yourself I think they're around $45-50 for the Elantra. That is for the Ecsta HP4 716. Based on the reviews I've read I expect better tread wear than on the OEM Michelins (30k) but even if I only get 30k (4 years for me), at least they drive better than the Michelins and cost a lot less.