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#2921 of 3420 Re: Changing Headlight bulb on 2005 Hyundai Elantra [jlflemmons]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:59 pm)
Passenger side is easier to get to than the drivers side, but if you have problems getting the bulb out, it may be easier to just remove the whole headlamp assembly. Besides the connecter, you have to remove the blinker bulb. Remove the two screws (10 mm hex head) that are plainly visible, plus the third one that is kind of behind the assembly and down lower, and the assembly comes right out. Then it's much easier to get to the bulbs.
#2922 of 3420 Re: Changing Headlight bulb on 2005 Hyundai Elantra [doohickie]
Jan 08, 2008 (6:07 am)
THANKS...got it done. I did have to remove the entire headlight assemble to get this done but it worked!!
#2923 of 3420 2007 Limited manual - hard to shift into 1st or 2nd
Jan 08, 2008 (6:29 am)
Has anyone had this problem? I just got back from dealer service. I got my new car in November and it's really hard to get it into first and second gear sometimes. It takes more muscle than was needed with my 2000 accent! It feels like the shift lever is pulled/stuck too far to the left, and it gets stuck in a notch and I really have to struggle to get it out of there.
The mechanic told me it's because reverse on this car is located 'above' first gear, rather than 'below' fifth as on other cars. He said there's no adjustment that can be made. If this is true, I suddenly hate my new car as city driving is realllly annoying and my arm actually hurts.
#2924 of 3420 Re: 2007 Limited manual - hard to shift into 1st or 2nd [scorp200]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:52 am)
Mechanic is not right. This is a cable actuated shifter and is adjustable. I have seen the same issue on other cable shifters and it really isn't that hard to fix.
Keep pushing on them. The Elantra has always had a very nice, easy shifter.
#2925 of 3420 Re: Changing Headlight bulb on 2005 Hyundai Elantra [jlflemmons]
Jan 08, 2008 (11:45 am)
I was having the same problem! Thanks for the help!
#2926 of 3420 2007 Elantra Oil Change
Jan 08, 2008 (2:32 pm)
My Elantra is due for its second oil change. Getting over to the dealership for this has turned into a living hell for many reasons (distance, timing, accessibility...etc.)....'and I'm fed up with contacting them any further in this specific regard.
Soooo, I'm seriously considering getting an oil change locally. There's this one very dependable place I always used to go to for my last vehicle.
Aside from obviously keeping my receipt and such, what else should I be especially concerned about? My biggest worry is the warranty of course.
#2927 of 3420 Re: 2007 Elantra Oil Change [cyberfyber]
Jan 08, 2008 (7:36 pm)
Well you should avoid going to dealer as much as possible, they charge way too much for service. As far as the warranty goes, Manufacturer has to honor service performed at non dealer locations as per federal law, providing that service was done at proper intervals, and specifications and proper fluids used as per service requirments stated in the service manual. I have had several new cars and have never gotten my oil changed at the dealer unless it was discounted, and I have saved the reciepts showing mileage and vin to prove service was performed.
#2928 of 3420 Re: 2007 Elantra Oil Change [cyberfyber]
Jan 08, 2008 (8:05 pm)
One thing you might consider is going to the dealer for the Hyundai oil filter. It is a very good little filter with check/anti siphon valves in it. I pick up three or four at a time and do my own changes, or you can go to a reputable garage and have them do it, but use the Hyundai filter. That way, should any problem arise in the future you can show that you were using the correct filter.
Actually, the Elantra is very easy to change the oil and filter on, and only takes about 10-15 minutes once you have done it a couple of times. Due to the long commute I have every day, I end up changing my oil about every 60-90 days.
#2929 of 3420 Re: 2007 Elantra Oil Change [jlflemmons]
Jan 09, 2008 (3:20 am)
Thanks folks for the info and suggestions. I'll certainly look into getting the extra oil filter(s) from the dealer. Too bad for my part they're about 70 miles out of my way for the whole trip. Uggghhhh. Between that and the idea of having to get up seriously early and still expect a long wait I'd surmise anyone being turned off by all this. 'but of course there's the warranty to always be concerned about.
#2930 of 3420 Re: 2007 Elantra Oil Change [bwaller78]
Jan 09, 2008 (12:25 pm)
I totally, totally disagree with bwaller78's advice against going to the dealer. Yes, some dealers are expensive, but not all are. My local dealer only charges $15.95.
As far as getting serviced by non-dealership shops, there are a few things to know.
First of all, the Honda and Hyundai oil filter bases are identical, but the internal specs (particularly the bypass valve pressure) are different between the two different models (12-15 psi for the Hyundai versus 14-18 psi for Honda). Using the wrong filter can result in oil starvation in your Hyundai engine. So make sure you get the proper filter; it can kill your engine if you don't. I have heard that at least in the past, Fram put out a filter advertised for Hyundai that resulted in this condition. Purolator and Wix, I've heard, are good filters for Hyundai, and of course the Hyundai OEM filter (which I can get for only $6 at my dealer). So make sure if you go to a non-dealer shop that you know which filter was used and that it is the right one for Hyundais.
Also, bear in mind that Kia has the same engine in the Spectra, so you can go to a Kia dealer if that is more convenient or cheaper than a Hyundai dealer.
One other thing: If you get your automatic transmission flushed, again, MAKE SURE you get it done with the right fluid (SP-III). Other fluids have additives that can literally disolve your torque converter vains. Be very wary of "universal" fluids, even if they say they are good for SP-III. Hyundai has not, for instance, approved Amsoil's universal synthetic AT fluid for use in Hyundais even though Amsoil claims it meets SP-III specs (although I understand Hyundai is investigating it).
If you use any fluid other than SP-III in your auto transmission, or an oil filter that has the wrong specs and it results in a major failure, your warranty will *not* cover repairs because you did not maintain the car in accordance with the owners manual.