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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#367 of 669 Post #366 Headlight
Jul 24, 2004 (7:20 am)
For $44.00 the dealer service probably looked at your pattern and said close enough.
The spring clip that you lost:
1) You can copy the clip on the other headlight and make your own. You wont be able to use spring steel like the manufacter did but stiff wire.
2) You can look for a spare headlight on Ebay. I bought two for my Elantra GT for $85 each.
3) Hyundai has a geat site called Webtech that lists the alighnment instructions for your car.
Applies to: Tiburon 1998-2000
Body Electrical System Exterior Lamps
HEADLIGHT AIMING ADJUSTMENT
Before performing aiming adjustment, make sure of the following.
Keep all tires inflated to the correct pressure.
Place the vehicle on level ground and press the front bumper & rear bumper down several times.
See that the vehicle is unloaded (except for full levels of coolant, engine oil and fuel, and spare tire, jack and tools).
Clean the head lights lens and turn on the headlight (Lower beam).
Open the hood.
Adjust the vertical indicator by turning the adjusting bolt with a Phillips screwdriver.
The bubble in the gauge should be in line with the reference line.
Adjust the horizontal indicator by turning the adjusting gear with a Phillips screwdriver.
The indicator should be in line with the "O" line.
ADJUSTMENT AFTER HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLY REPLACEMENT
If the vehicle has had front body repair and the headlight assembly has been replaced, the headlight aiming should be checked using the timing chart as shown in the illustration. Turn on the headlight switch (Low Beam Position).
Adjust headlights so that main axis of light is parallel to center line of the body and is aligned with point P shown in the illustration.
Dotted lines in the illustration show center of headlights.
"H" : Horizontal center line of headlights from ground. 23.3 in (593 mm : With driver)
"W" : Distance between each headlight center. 42.1 in (1070 mm)
"L" : Distance between the headlights and the wall that the lights are tested against. 118.11 in (3,000 mm)
Even if the horizontal indicator does not align with the reference line or the vertical indicator bubble is not centered in the reference line after aiming by the chart, it is acceptable if they are within the O.K. ranges.
#368 of 669 Re: Post #366 Headlight [5port]
Jul 24, 2004 (10:49 am)
Thanks loads for the suggestions! I'll try the adjustments...but I don't see any leveling bubbles. Donnie
#369 of 669 It sounds like he'll need an instrument of some kind
Jul 24, 2004 (5:23 pm)
to level with, that has these leveling bubbles on it. I'm picturing a level used in construction that has the bubbles that you look to get in the center by moving the piece of wood to the correct level before nailing it in place...maybe there's one built in but it sounds like he'll need a leveling instrument. Post any info.you find on this issue back here, OK? I spose it's possible that Hyundai has built the leveling bubbles into the side trim piece of the headlight cluster somewhere, and it's hidden normally, dunno. Would be interesting to know the result of this problem.
Aug 02, 2004 (4:28 pm)
How many miles do you expect out of a Tiburon? How many miles have you guys had on your car? How many more do you expect?
#371 of 669 Headlights #366
Aug 03, 2004 (6:12 pm)
Took my 2000 Tiburon to a newly-opened local repair shop. In 10 minutes an ace mechanic fabricated a clip so that the inboard headlight works like a charm now..beats shelling out mucho $$$ to a Hyundai dealer! Another puzzle I hope someone will comment on. The outboard headlights have a 2 filament halogen bulb, right? Then how come the high beams don't come on with the inboard high beams when the switch is bumped to "high"? Maybe I should go back to a Honda!
#372 of 669 RE: Headlights
Aug 04, 2004 (3:50 pm)
On the Tiburon, if the inboard highbeams came on with the outboard what would you use to flash-to-pass at that point?
I wont touch the Honda comment.
Aug 13, 2004 (9:57 am)
My 03 Tiburon is the same way. My car has 4 "eyes" and the outboard lights stay on at low power when I switch to high beams. Switching to high beams just turns on the inboard lights. There is nothing wrong with the car; that's the way it was designed. I don't think the low beam has 2 filaments anyway.
#374 of 669 tiburon in the snow
Sep 18, 2004 (4:26 pm)
I'm looking at a Tiburon GT, V6 special edition and am wondering how in runs in the snow. I live in NE Indiana and we have snow. Anybody know how well it does in the snow. Also, is it a gas hog?
Sep 20, 2004 (10:05 am)
I've got 13k now on my 03 Tiburon GT. I've owned it for 1.5 years. No real problems. It had a slight pull to the right which the dealer corrected by cross rotating the tires. This is the only time my car has been in for warranty work. The power windows stopped working on a couple of occassions but the problem mysteriously rectified itself (knock on wood). I notice a very slight pulsation from the front rotors but it doesn't seem to be getting worse, so I'll let it ride. Other then that, its been a great car. I'm thoroughly pleased with the high build quality and would recommend the Tiburon to anyone who wants a reasonably priced good performing sports coupe. The only thing that annoys me is the jittery ride over bad city streets. I've noticed that if you add about 100# to the cargo area, the ride smooths out a lot.
As for fuel economy, I normally average 21-22mpg in 100% city driving (I have an automatic). However, it has dipped as low as 18. On the highway, it averages 26mpg but it did get 27 one time. I use 87 octane gas with no ill effects.
#376 of 669 TIBURON RECALLS ???
Sep 28, 2004 (9:32 pm)
My neighbor recently bought an 03 Tibby and it is Silver and beautiful. I love it and so did they at first but now dont want to talk about. it. They bought it used and I think they have had some problems. I discovered there have been 8 Recalls and 60 Technical Service Bulletins. WOW that shocks me or is that information hopefully an error.??? That is a shocking number for a car that has been out a few years.