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Hyundai Azera, Sedan
#524 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [donnie]
Jun 10, 2009 (3:20 pm)
It's likely that one of the alarm switches (1 for each door, one trunk, one hood) is not making, most likely the hood switch as some have had a problem with that switch's actuating rubber bumper falling off. When locking with the remote, you should get the parking lights to flash and get one audible beep and a steady 30 second red, then blinking on the dash light.
The hood switch is on the passenger side, just in front and to the left of the coolant overflow bottle, and there should be a rubber bumper up on the hood that engagages the switch when the hood is closed. You might try to open the hood, hold down the switch manually and try your remote lock to see if the situation is resolved, then fix accordingly.
You'll want to get this resolved quickly, as, if the alarm is continually (and unsuccessfully) seeking engagement, it will drain the car battery in a day or two if you aren't driving daily, as you've already seen!...
#525 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [gamleged]
Jun 11, 2009 (1:26 pm)
Thanks for the tip. No luck! When I locked it with the remote, everything went the way you described, with the red light blinking every ten seconds or so. I even tried it with the hood open and my finger pressing down on the switch as you suggested. The bumper is on firmly, so I guess what's not my problem. I did notice the red light continued to blink even after I opened the doors but stopped when I started the engine. I guess that's normal(?). I dropped the rear seatback just to be sure it's not the trunk light---that's out when the trunk is closed. Ditto with the interior lights.
Dealer sez everything checks out--the drain on the battery is very small, within specs. I asked what could be doing this. I got a honest answer: "I donno." Maybe it is the battery, maybe I should get an Interstate as someone suggested.
#526 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [donnie]
Jun 11, 2009 (3:57 pm)
That could be, then. My OEM battery began to fail about 2 weeks short of 2 years from when I took delivery, so they replaced it (with an Interstate) at no charge to me, on a Saturday, same day I called them...
#527 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [gamleged]
Jun 11, 2009 (6:26 pm)
You have a great dealer! Mine never once suggested that they would replace the battery. Advanced Auto tested the battery--said it "fails to meet industry standards and should be replaced." Dealer's test said--700 CCA rating, showed 636 CCA (good).
Could it be that it just doesn't hold a charge more than a few days? Anyway, I think I'll get it tested one more time before going to an Interstate.
#528 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [donnie]
Jun 12, 2009 (10:33 am)
My car had/has never gone more than two days without running. My battery issue was that the engine had been cranking with less vigor for a couple of weeks, and on that Saturday, it barely started in my garage, so I left it running and called the dealer, who had me come right in, so I suppose when they tested it there was no question about the poor condition of my under-two-year-old battery (well, 2.5 year-old, since manufacture) and under two years, the replacement is free...
#529 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [donnie]
Jun 12, 2009 (11:40 am)
Hyundai put in an el-cheapo battery. On another forum, a lot of people replaced OEM batteries with name-brand batteries & miraculously all their problems seem to have disappeared. (They had their headlight dimming when slowing down in addition to your issue. New battery seems to have fixed it. And no Wally world battery!!)
#530 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [wobbly_ears]
Jun 12, 2009 (11:46 am)
Yup!!! Hey...what's wrong with a Wally World battery??? I replaced my OEM battery with one from Walmart and my headlight dimming issue went away.
#531 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [wobbly_ears]
Jun 12, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Had it tested today at Autozone. They said everthing is A-OK!! Guess I'll take the advice of the "gang" and buy a fresh, non-Korean battery. Won't even bother to request a free replacement from the dealer. Will report back soon. Thanks to all.
Jun 12, 2009 (4:16 pm)
Has anyone, other than a 09 owner, tried to replace their present grill with the 09 grill?? Finally got to see one today and it looks much better than 06-08 grills IMO. Looked pretty good on the light colored car but I know it will make my black 08 look much better than it already looks.
#533 of 639 Re: Electrical Problem(?) [donnie]
Jun 13, 2009 (4:35 am)
dealer replacement will not be a Korean battery