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#31 of 40 No Picture on Rear Seat DVD
Feb 15, 2009 (6:15 am)
I recently bought an 08 Santa Fe Limited with the rear seat entertainment system. I am unable to get any picture/video when trying to play a DVD, although the DVD sound is fine, and the menu displays on the RSE monitor (for brightness, contrast, etc.) appear fine. Just no picture.
Before I take this into the dealer, other than turning on the RSE power and inserting a DVD, is there anything else I need to get the video to display?
#33 of 40 Rear speakers revisited
Jun 09, 2009 (12:08 am)
OK, I can't seem to find these answers directly so here goes:
For the stock stereo on a Canadian '08, are the rear speakers riveted in? And if so, are they a real bitch to replace? Are they 2-way or single cone?
Here's why I want to know, I am looking to replace them with a 2-way pair of speakers that are more sensitive. I find the stock stereo to be just fine with the exception that I find the rear speakers to be very weak. I like to hear an even balance from the front to back but the rear speakers seem so soft in volume and bass that the only way to even hear them is to turn the fader to the rear so much that the front speakers lose their punch. I am hoping to find a pair of speakers that with a higher sensitivity so they will sound louder without having to amp up the signal. At the same time, I will attempt to tap into the rear wires for a self power low profile sub. However, if the speakers area real pain OR if they are decent speakers but rather the door mount sucks, I wont bother to try and replace them.
Thanks a heap in advance!
#34 of 40 fix for high pitched whune in Santa Fe with Infinity
Nov 10, 2009 (4:23 pm)
Hi Everyone. My 2007 Limited Santa Fe had a high pitched whine at low volumes. Turns out - they all do! Hyundai is aware of the issue and has no plans to do a re-caIl. I contacted Harmon International (owner of Infinity) and discussed the issue. After my conversation, the local dealer (Ed Voyles in Marietta, GA) contacted me and told that Infinity had contacted them with a solution. The wiring harness that contains the audio cables to the amplifier was inducing noise into the cables because Hyundai did not use shielded cables for the amplifier inputs. The fix consists or removing the passenger seat, the center console and the radio and running new shielded audio ires to the amplifier and separated from the wiring harness. The noise was nearly eliminated and I am very thankful because it was driving me crazy! (even if your repair man can't hear it, it is there unless it has been fixed. I hope this post helps someone!
#35 of 40 Re: fix for high pitched whine in Santa Fe with Infinity [luvmysantafe1]
Nov 10, 2009 (8:34 pm)
Thank you so much for being persistent and getting it fixed. It is very helpful indeed!
We also had a bad experience with the CD changer going bad after only 5 months. The Ford/Hyundai tech that replaced it ended up mutilating the center console and all the trim around it. It was very unprofessional and I'm sure the installers at Best Buy would have done a much better job. I'm afraid to risk sending the car back to the dealer to have shielded cables installed.
My radio reception has degraded over the last month, so this replacement radio may be going bad too. Do you know what kind of wires they used between the radio and the amplifier so I can give the dealer this info if or when I need another replacement radio?
All in all, I am not very impressed by the performance and quality of the Infinity head unit/CD changer and Rear Seat Entertainment DVD player. Both the CD changer and RSE will frequently crash while playing back CD and DVD discs created on various PCs. I have a feeling one or both may be LG or other mass consumer unit re-branded as Infinity.
#36 of 40 Got sound but no video??
Jun 08, 2010 (1:30 pm)
Has anyone found any solutions to the RSE system involving that it has sound but no video on the LCD? Even when I plug my sons game system into the three ports there is no video. Everything else works on the LCD (source, xm, cd, display).
#37 of 40 Re: No Picture on Rear Seat DVD [turtle100]
Jun 13, 2010 (4:55 pm)
I'm suddenly having the exact same issue - sound but no picture from the rear entertainment system. Anyone else have this issue?
Turtle100 - did you get this fixed? What was the problem?
Thanks for the help!
Jun 20, 2010 (6:42 pm)
2008santafe, have you had any luck???
#39 of 40 Re: No Picture on Rear Seat DVD [2008santafe]
Oct 15, 2011 (7:51 pm)
I just traded in my 2008 Entourage Van Limited. I had the rear entertainment problem as well along with a rear passenger door that would not open or close properly. I took it to the dealership and they told me they (dvd, door) were both recall issues and they fixed them under warranty with no expense to me. The unfortunate thing is I never got a chance to use them or make sure both of them worked because I traded the car in that day due to all the other "issues" with the vehicle. I hope this helps
#40 of 40 Re: No Picture on Rear Seat DVD [map113]
Oct 17, 2011 (9:27 am)
WOW - Thanks for the message. I'm going to call the dealership and see if they are aware of the DVD player recall. Do you have any details on the DVD recall that I can reference - maybe a recall number or the exact vehicles that the recall applies to? I would appreciate any additional information you have.