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#7821 of 7872 XM Radio Question
Mar 23, 2010 (10:22 am)
I posted this question in the Audio section but that forum does not seem to get many Visitors. I usually don't repost but thought someone here might be of help.
I just had my six CD changer Visteon radio replaced on my 2007 Sonata after six trips to the dealer. It turns out they installed a newer XM version of the radio. My old radio was not XM. The car was one of the last 2007 models without XM.The part number of the newly installed radio is an Infinity 00202-F7001-QZFLT Hyundai P/N 96190-0A650-QZ.
I was wondering if any of you gurus out there could tell me if it is possible to get it to work as an XM radio. I get No Tuner when I press the XM button on the radio.
I believe it needs some kind of module and an antenna but I can't seem to find much info. Can the module be located in the trunk and an antenna on the trunk lid.
Or is what I want to do impossible or too much work/cost?
Thanks for any advice.
#7822 of 7872 Re: XM Radio Question [wcw1]
Mar 23, 2010 (12:19 pm)
The actual XM unit would be mounted in the rear passenger side wheel well, if you had one. What you have now is an "XM ready" radio, meaning if you have an XM radio, you can get it to play through your in-dash receiver. You can go to best buy and have an XM unit and antenna installed in your trunk or under your front seat, and your XM ready unit will play the XM through your car's sound system.
#7823 of 7872 2006 Sonata Audio Issues
Mar 25, 2010 (8:07 pm)
Crossed wire jump appears to have shocked my audio system!
I have looked at all fuses, shocking NONE where bad?
checked all forums, tried removing the positive side of the battery! Did not work
Took the car to dealership and they seem to know little about the systems? shocking!
The radio displays a channel, searches channels, and stops so it is picking up stations. The disc changer appears to be working. Point is NO audio. I have been told that the infinity system has to have an amplifier to function and that it is on the direct feed from the Battery. 1. Where is this amplifier. 2. is there a way to check the darn thing 3. is there a hidden or in line fuse to just the amp?
I know it does not need the CODE since the dealer said it would display something different. The dealership and techs do not seem to have a clue and will not look up the info for me and want to charge 70 just to pull the radio for the chassis #. I do not want to replace the factory radio to find out the amplifier is bad so i want to check all options first.
BY the Way I love my Sonata so much i bought an 09 for my wife and gave the 06 to my daughter. Great car just not happy with this stupid audio issue. HELP!
#7824 of 7872 Re: 2006 Sonata Audio Issues [all4thekidz]
Mar 31, 2010 (2:00 pm)
I am trying to find the XM module and have the same problem. However, a dealer did tell me the infinity amplifier is in the rear, I believe he said passenger side seat/ trunk. The amplifier part number was 96270-3K000 and the cost was $54.08.
#7825 of 7872 Speed Rating on Replacement Tires
Apr 07, 2010 (5:34 am)
Did a quick search of this discussion but didn't find this info. I'm ready to replace the tires on my '06 GLS V6. The originals are Michelin Energy, which have a speed rating of V (149 mph). These tires are too expensive and don't last that long so I want to go with something cheaper. However, I don't want to do anything foolish. I was thinking of moving down to an H (130 mph) rated tire. Has anyone done this and had a bad experience? From what I have read, it seems that H rated tires might not provide as good of ride but some last longer than V rated tires. I've also read to never go below the rating on the OEM tires. Thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.
If it's helpful, the H rated tires I'm considering are: Michelin Primacy MXV4, Kumho Solus KH16, Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max. The V rated one I'm considering is Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S. Some of these are still pretty expensive but to save a bit, I might order online and have a local place mount them.
#7826 of 7872 Non-Reproducible Electrical Problem and Warranty
Apr 07, 2010 (5:46 am)
Since purchasing my Sonata new in 2006 I've had an occasional electrical problem with one window. It sometimes doesn't go down but more often doesn't go up. This is annoying and also time consuming when the window won't go up, as I can't park in a secured location and have to bring everything inside or lock it in the trunk/glove box and use the valet security features. I've brought the car to the dealer at least three times now and of course the window functions properly when there.
I completely understand that the dealer can't replace any parts if the issue is not reproducible, as Hyundai corporate won't reimburse the dealer for any parts and associated labor that aren't confirmed to be malfunctioning. However, I have two concerns: First, the wrong people might notice that the window is down and vandalize/steal from the car. Second, I'm concerned that the window will finally give out completely after the 5 year warranty and then I'll have to pay out of pocket for a repair that should be Hyundai's responsibility. I've spoken to corporate about this and they refuse to provide me any documentation providing me with coverage beyond the original warranty date.
Any suggestions on how I should approach this issue from here on out?
#7827 of 7872 Re: Speed Rating on Replacement Tires [osaka75]
Apr 07, 2010 (6:56 am)
I have down graded speed rated tires a few times. The only issue you may run into is finding someone to do it. I know Chains like Goodyear and Tireamerica wont do it, but an independant should. You know how u drive so pick your tire accordingly and make sure you have someone who will change them.
#7828 of 7872 Re: Speed Rating on Replacement Tires [osaka75]
Apr 07, 2010 (8:04 am)
I bought the Michelin Primacy for my Sonata, and I'm not happy with them. They are very noisy compared to the stock tires. They sound like jet engines when driving down the highway. Another good tire to consider is Yokohamas.
Definitely consider buying your tires through tirerack.com or discounttiredirect.com (free shipping) because you can save a lot of money, and they will ship the tires to your local tire shop for them to be installed.
If you have a local Discount Tire, the last set I bought I did a price match at Discount Tire using their own discounttiredirect.com web site and save a lot of money. They matched the tires and the warranty.
#7829 of 7872 Re: Speed Rating on Replacement Tires [techguy68]
Apr 07, 2010 (9:14 am)
Agreed, but it doesn't hurt to call the tire store & ask.
In essence you don't want to drive faster than the tires are rated for, but in reality, how fast do you drive? I imagine for the vast majority of people driving a mid size family sedan like the Sonata aren't exceeding 100MPH. If you don't exceed that, you could go with any speed rating S, T, U, H, or even staying with V. I probably wouldn't do R just to maintain a comfortable margin.
All other things equal, lower speed rated tires will usually last longer. High speed tires tend to be softer, which leads to leaving trace amounts of rubber on the road and is why they wear out faster.
I've had good luck with GoodYear Assurance TripleTreads; they had noticeably better wet & snow traction than GoodYear's Eagle LS series and Michelin Energy tires I'd previously used on the same car.
#7830 of 7872 Re: Non-Reproducible Electrical Problem and Warranty [osaka75]
Apr 07, 2010 (9:29 am)
Sounds like a bad or corroded connection in the master window switch on the driver door or a bad relay. Next time it happens, have a cell phone handy and take a short video clip of you trying to operate the switch and the window not working. Then show the video to the dealer's mechanic.