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#5 of 24 Re: How to tell if SF has towing package? [azj]
Jun 16, 2009 (6:46 am)
I have an 07 SE AWD, no touring package, but when I look under the wheel well, I saw the prewiring for the trailer harness....much to my suprise. It (two plug ins) is located on the wheel well towards the front of the car on the drivers side.
#6 of 24 Look for the trans cooler
Jun 16, 2009 (7:05 am)
Can you look in through the grill and see if there is a transmission cooler as well as the A/C condenser? I'm wondering if the 07s are different than the 08s.
#7 of 24 Re: Look for the trans cooler [azj]
Jun 18, 2009 (6:42 am)
I am not sure what a transmission cooler looks like, but there is a tube running in front (right side) of the radiator connected to what looks like a 4" x 8" smaller radiator type device.
#8 of 24 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package
Feb 05, 2010 (5:50 am)
I am planning to purchase an 09 Santa Fe Limited without the third seat. I want the trailer towing package. The literature says that all Limited for 09 have the package but there seems to be a lot of confusion when I talk to various salespeople about this. Some say that only the 09 Limited with 3 seats have it, others say all have it and others have not a clue!! I do not want a third seat. Plan to purchase a 2500 lb pull behind trailer that will require brakiing and thus, a 7 wire harness. I am new to all of this but don't want to buy a car that doesn't have the package(ie bigger fans, etc, etc) I need to know how to tell if it has it or not.
Thanks much. Ohiohiker.
#9 of 24 Re: 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package [ohiohiker]
Feb 06, 2010 (9:04 am)
I went through this last summer. The 09 SE and Limited both come with the trailer package. Not sure about the GLS as I wanted the 3.3 engine and 5-speed transmission.
#10 of 24 Re: 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package [azj]
Feb 06, 2010 (9:40 am)
Thank you azj. I am feeling much better about this. Do you pull a camping trailer? Do it go well. I think I am going to go with the 2010 Santa FE as I can get more my choice of color and the Navigation system has a backup camera which I like. Thanks again. Ohiohiker
#11 of 24 Re: 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package [ohiohiker]
Feb 07, 2010 (8:38 pm)
I pull a 1400 folding trailer. It pulls fine, even up our mountain grades. Of course it does slow down on the steeper grades.
#12 of 24 Hauling a dirt bike
Feb 10, 2010 (10:18 am)
I thought I was done researching and then came across this place.
Okay, here's my deal. I have an '02 Sante Fe. I don't really plan on hauling anything real heavy (thousands of pounds) with it. I bought a Curt hitch http://www.thehitchstore.com/class-iii-receiver-hitch-p-771.html and will be attaching one of these bike haulers http://www.aluminumcarrier.com/AMC-400.htm to carry the bike. The bike weighs 225# and the carrier is 37# (total of about 265#.)
I have looked and looked and looked and can't find true confirmation. So, my question is...with the above equipment installed and the bike on the rack, do we think 265# would be too much toungue weight for the Santa Fe and the proposed hitch?
Oh, BTW, we have the 6-cylinder SE (FANTASTIC vehicle!)
#13 of 24 09' Santa Fe towing package
Apr 14, 2010 (12:42 pm)
Finding out whether your Santa Fe has the "towing package", may only be the beginning of your questions/problems!
I have an 09 Santa Fe SE - which I've been told (and partially confirmed) does have the 'towing package'. However...
I took the vehicle to a local trailer dealer to have a state required 'brake controller' installed. They installed the controller and wiring, but the 'ABS' & 'brake' lights in the dashboard came on and would not go off. After 5 - 6 hours of trying different things, they took it to a Hyundai dealer and had them run computer diagnois. With no success!
Two different techs., at two different Hyundai dealerships said that the wiring on Hyundai's is so 'touchy' that you can't connect anything into them!
The brake controller and associated wiring had to be removed before the dealer could 'reset' the on-board computer chips and get the dash lights to go off.
If anyone out there in 'computer land' has had a similar problem and found a way around it, I'd love to know what and how!
To anyone else out there who's thinking of buying a Santa Fe to tow anything requiring a 'brake controller' - beware!
#14 of 24 Re: 09' Santa Fe towing package
Apr 16, 2010 (6:49 am)
I have an 09 SE. Put my own Tekonsha brake controller in. Used a cable from etrailer.com that connects the pre-wired connectors in the driver side rear fender to the Bargmann plug on the hitch for the lights. Ran 12V wiring direct from the battery to the Bargmann plug for charging the trailer battery. All work just fine. No warning lights. It sounds like you had a bad run of idiots that don't know what they're doing.