Last post on Dec 04, 2013 at 10:43 AM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Electrical, SUV
#113 of 122 Re: Check Engine Light, Air Bag Light, Gas Gauge [lenvanthids]
Jun 29, 2013 (7:10 am)
Please message if the electrical problem was corrected. If so, what was wrong with the electrical system? How much did it cost for the repair?
#114 of 122 Re: electrical problems [limagolf]
Jun 29, 2013 (11:25 am)
anyone check the ground cables? see if they are tight and not corroded. not just the neg battery cable... Also- any water get into your light lenses?
#115 of 122 07 Santa Fe battery replacement, electrical issues, solutions
Jul 02, 2013 (2:07 pm)
Hi all, just want to share an experience that I have had with an 07 Santa Fe (3.3L V6) that might be able to help many others on here. If your 2nd gen Santa Fe have experience the following, this may apply to you:
*flashing seat belt and batt dashboard warning light for no apparent reason
*replacement battery does not exactly install properly
For the flashing light, that indicates that there is a problem with the charging system with the on board computer, whether there is a dying battery or alternator problem (and let's hope it's the battery).
When you go look for a replacement battery, many auto part stores and even the dealers will tell you, according to the manufacture, that the replacement battery is part number 124R. DO NOT buy/use it. 124R is approximately 1/4" shorter in height than the OEM (Korean made) battery. You will run into a problem connecting the positive terminal cable not being able to secure onto the positive post on the battery properly. It will give a bad fitting and led to a bad connection, and can and will create that flashing warning lights problems. Since basically no one in here will carry the Korean made battery, your likely alternative should be part number 24F with the battery height that is exactly 232mm. Or if you can find a 124R that hasa battery height of 232mm, that would be excellent, but according to all the stores that I have looked, all 124R are 225mm in height.
After installing the battery, start the car, run on P for 2 mins, run on D (with your foot on the brake) for 2 mins, run on P with max AC for 2 mins, then run on D (with your foot on the brake) with max AC for 2 mins. Turn off engine. Turn on engine, and don't care how you accomplish this, but with the car in D, press and release the brake for approximately 25 to 30 times (drive around town?). The flashing warning light will be magically gone.
I am not a certified mechanic, so do this at your own risk. Hopefully this will help some of you frustrated Santa Fe owners.
#116 of 122 electrical probleme
Jul 17, 2013 (3:14 pm)
hi everyone please help
2001 santa fe rear driving light do not work on driver side
license plate ligth do not work either
no power going to bulb socket
right side works fine
all break lights work and reverse ligths also work
turning signals work
checked all fuses the are ok
#117 of 122 Re: electrical probleme [jalloh]
Jul 18, 2013 (4:09 am)
Probably a bad ground from a loose wire or rust.
#118 of 122 Re: Alternator Problem? [amyforman3kids]
Aug 21, 2013 (12:09 pm)
I am having this same problem, did you discover what was the culprit? Thanks!
#119 of 122 2002 Santa Fe
Aug 21, 2013 (12:18 pm)
The vehicle is requiring a jump to start (unless it has sat for several hours, then it will sometimes start on its own) and will run ok for a minute or two, then it will start bogging down and shifting hard into gear. It got to the point where the car would accelerate to 10mph with the pedal to the floor, it would bog some more and then slowly accelerate. The abs, battery, check engine lights are all on and electronic systems seem to dull down (a/c not blowing, lights in display dim) while driving. Anyone have any ideas?
#120 of 122 Re: 2002 Santa Fe [serles]
Nov 02, 2013 (8:31 am)
i'm having the same issue with my wife's 2002 santa fe. i was hoping you could tell me what you came up with. thanks.
#121 of 122 2004 Santa Fe
Nov 19, 2013 (7:13 am)
I have been having a lot of problems with my 2004 Santa Fe. It started with the car not starting after getting gas. I replaced the purge valve and that fixed the problem. My check engine light came on a few months later and we checked the code and it was P0455. We went and had it checked out and it was the Canister Shut Off Valve which we then replaced. We had the code cleared and it came back on a week later. This time the check engine light will turn on and off randomly. My headlights and the lights on the dash will flicker sometimes if I am using my turn signal. Another thing we have noticed is we get shocked by the car a lot whether we are getting in and out and even when we start it. Now, the battery dies. We will jump it and let it run for a while and after that if we turn it off and try to turn it back on , it will be dead. The battery is about 2 years old. Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong or have had any similar issues?
#122 of 122 2011 Santa Fe Air Conditioner
Dec 04, 2013 (10:43 am)
I have a 2011 Santa Fe and when I drive the air conditioner radomly comes on. When I try and turn it off it take about 5 tries then in a few minutes it will come back on. Air runs great but it doesn't want to turn off.