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#13 of 52 Update II:
Dec 01, 2006 (2:42 pm)
While checking the engine compartment (with the hood open, of course), it was observed that a small rubber "bumper" was missing from its mounting hole. With the hood open, look near the inside edge of the hood on the passenger's side. About 1/3 of the way from the front edge there's (supposed) to be this bumper knob. When the hood is closed, this knob presses down on a switch (which shares a mounting screw with the coolant recovery tank) that has to do with the theft deterrent system. This knob was missing on my car. The service manager said this is what was causing the draining of the battery. He remarked that on ocassion when people wash or service their car, this knob gets knocked off and therefore draws on the battery. If the car is driven frequently, the battery is kept charged and there's no problem. However, in my case, since my car is garaged for 5-7 days at a time, this is enough to drain the battery. He keeps several of these knobs on hand at the dealership. He doesn't know why mine was missing. Maybe it wasn't even installed during manufacture. So, I'll see if this is really the solution here. In the meantime, everyone might just want to take a look at your Azera (or any Hyundai model) just to make sure it's there. If this is really the fix, it couldn't be simpler (or cheaper)! I'll post another update next week.
#14 of 52 Re: Update II: [popeye4]
Dec 01, 2006 (3:09 pm)
I'm surprised that the anti theft system would arm without that bumper. Wouldn't the computer "think " that the hood was open?
#15 of 52 Re: Update II: [popeye4]
Dec 01, 2006 (3:10 pm)
Can I assume that this switch triggers an under the hood light so you can see the engine at night?
If so, that does make sense and I never would have thought to even look there
Looking forward to hearing that this did, indeed, correct your problem. Had a similar problem with a Ford (I know it's a FORD and you don't have to say it) 1999 Windstar. After multiple trips to the dealership about every 4-5 months with no fix in sight...I just got rid of it.
#16 of 52 Update III - Problem Solved!!!
Dec 14, 2006 (5:56 pm)
The service manager was correct in that installation of the small rubber knob solved my problem. The car sat in my garage for 15 straight days before I successfully started it! I feel so relieved! Any way, I don't totally understand how this theft deterrent system works, but without this rubber knob, the system never really was armed. After arming (with the key fob), the red light on the upper dash should remain a solid red color for about 25-30 seconds, at which point it will then begin blinking. If anyone rips open any door, trunk lid, or hood, the system will go into alarm (lights flash, horn blows etc.) Before this knob was installed, the light just blinked continuously, the car was really "unarmed" and the battery was slowly being drained. There is no under hood light in this model, and apparently the switches for the doors and trunk are part of some internal devices installed for these things (maybe trunk lamp, door locks etc.). Anyway, I now feel safe in pronouncing my car "A-Okay".
#17 of 52 Re: Update III - Problem Solved!!! [popeye4]
Dec 15, 2006 (4:54 am)
Thanks for the info. I have same problem with my Chrysler Seebring. I will now look to see if there is a similar switch, athough my anti theft works fine.
Jan 12, 2007 (10:40 am)
I went to my dealer to get the limp home code for my 07 Unlimited and the service department told me that the immobilizer systems were not yet active on the 07 Azeras, even though it is discussed extensively in the owners handbook. Any one else found anything out about he immobilizer system, limp home codes, etc??
#19 of 52 Limp Mode Codes
Apr 06, 2007 (3:02 pm)
Hello, I had mine set on my 06, the dealer was a little confused at first, then set it. If I can remember the code, and all, maybe it will be a help in the future. CMB.
#20 of 52 Troubleshooting Manual
Oct 09, 2007 (12:29 pm)
Anyone need a Factory '06 Electrical Troubleshooting Manual?
#21 of 52 Re: Troubleshooting Manual [grayfox]
Oct 09, 2007 (2:31 pm)
How does one obtain one?
#22 of 52 Re: Troubleshooting Manual [floridabob1]
Oct 09, 2007 (5:07 pm)
floridabob, email me privately using stlqb at sbcglobal.net