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#93 of 134 Replacing Headlamps on 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Oct 19, 2006 (7:45 pm)
I've had the 2004 Santa Fe for two years and I've never been happy with the brightness of the headlamps. Not only are they not bright enough on normal, but the high beams seem even dimmer (it seems as though the same number of lumens are just diverted over a greater area). Anyway, I've been planning on replacing the OEMs with something brighter. Does anyone have recommendations? I think the headlamp size is H3, but if you know differently let me know. I'm not enthused about spending the money and time to put in xenon lights with the extra stuff necessary. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
#94 of 134 Re: Replacing Headlamps on 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe [spider333]
Oct 20, 2006 (5:25 am)
You might want to purchase a Sylvania SilverStar High Performance lighting. (Bulb type 9003ST)
Any other brand will be bulb type (9003) for you high/low beam not H3.
You can go to Sylvania.com and look it up under Consumer Products then to Automotive Lighting. Hopefully this will help you.
#95 of 134 Re: TPMS light on [nateman7ahc]
Oct 22, 2007 (6:15 pm)
Turns out the right rear sensor was bad and the dealer had to replace it. Took about two hours to dismount the wheel, replace the sensor and test drive. All is working fine now, although dealer is rather frustrating with their ineptitude.
#96 of 134 TPMS Problems...on my 'replacement' car from Hyundai
Nov 18, 2007 (7:21 pm)
I originally started posting in May of this past year. After over a dozen different trips to the dealership for the same TPMS issue, a lot of phone calls, letters and contacting a lemon law lawyer - Hyundai finally acknowledged that there 'may' be a problem with the TPMS system on my 2007 Santa Fe. However - they made it very clear to me that I am the only owner in the entire country having this issue.
When they received the letter from the Lemon Law Lawyer saying that they better fix it or we move forward legally, Hyundai was very generous in putting me in a brand new 2007 Santa Fe (with only 11 miles on it) and they also cut me a check equal to two months of car payment (since that's about how long I was driving their rental car).
I wish it had just stopped there. But...I am sad to say that two weeks after getting into my new Santa Fe - the TPMS light went off. Here I am again, with a second car and on the 4th trip to the dealership with the TPMS issue. It's not even coming on in the same areas that it came on in the other car - so I'm not drawing any similarities to the area (ie - electromagnetic interference). Hyundai continues to send up a "specialist" mechanic every time I call. According to Hyundai, it's all a very strange coincidence and I have been told on numerous occassions by their customer service specialist that I am indeed the only person in the country having this problem and while it's very coincidental, they're looking into it.
Any thoughts??? Any solutions? Anyone else having these problems???
#97 of 134 Re: TPMS Problems...on my 'replacement' car from Hyundai [jcoug03]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:24 am)
I have had my SF for a month now and I have never seen the TPMS light come on. I love my SF so far....no issues to report.
#98 of 134 Re: TPMS Problems...on my 'replacement' car from Hyundai [jcoug03]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:27 am)
That really is odd. I have had my SF since last April...never seen it come on after self test....I wonder what is happening at your end and feel for you. Having a new car ..now 2...with a problem like that is frustrating to say the least!
#99 of 134 Re: Screens & instrument panels much too bright [rvanremo]
Nov 19, 2007 (3:33 pm)
I agree with you. I can tolerate the bright blue during the day, but in night driving it is very distracting. I used some blue masking tape (the kind you use for painting) and cut it out to block off a lot of the display. I would like to know if there is an electrical fix to add some more resistance to the dimmer switch to dim the lights further. Insteresting that if you put your headlights on during the day the display is nice and dim???
#100 of 134 power outlets always on
Nov 19, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Is there any way to have the lighter and/or other power outlets be on when the car is turned off? My other cars always were wired that way. There are times when you want to leave an item to be charged (cell phone, etc) while you are in having lunch or whatever.
#101 of 134 Re: Screens & instrument panels much too bright [jackcob]
Nov 19, 2007 (4:54 pm)
I don't have an answer for making the dash lights dimmer, but there is no difference in the display brightness during the day or at night. The display just looks dim during the day because it is so bright out. We run with our headlights on all the time. We turn the display to full brightness during the day, but have to turn it down at night.