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Hyundai Santa Fe Accessories and Modifications



  • I also have the touring package (7 passenger), but my interior is beige.
    I'm not sure that I want to go with a black or gray cargo liner. Does anyone know of a beige or a clear liner that would work in the 7 passenger model?

    Also, could I just buy a liner for the 5 passenger model? I noticed that, for example, the weathertech mats say they only fit the 5 passenger model. Can't I just throw the liner on top of the seat when it's folded down and then pull out the liner if I need to use the third row?--and it's not like there's that much space back there once the third row is up, so I doubt that I'd be storing anything back there.

    Or is there someone with the beige interior and a darker liner that can post some pics so I can see what it would look like? I really like that one on ebay, but I just don't know if I should put a dark liner in the beige interior.

  • I just purchased a 2008 Santa Fe SE. The hidden storage space in the back is cavernous which is good and bad. The bad part is that everything I put in there slides around too much. There are grooves for dividers but I can't seem to find where to purchase the dividers. Any suggestions? Please let me know. Thanks
  • mpuzachmpuzach Posts: 635
    My 2007 came with dividers. (I don't remember how many; at least 2, I believe.)
  • My 2007 also came with 2 dividers. First the roof rack cross bars, and now the cargo bay dividers, is Hyundai getting like Honda on the 2008s, making accessories like these dealer options?
  • I've been contemplating upgrading my 2007 Santa Fe's stereo. The factory one I currently have is pretty basic with the MP3, single-play CD and no built-in XM Radio. I want to use my iPod and get rid of MP3 discs altogether, so I have been looking at Alpine iPod-friendly units, plus I've seen some info on adapters that allow you to still use the steering wheel controls. I've currently got a nice Alpine deck in my '03 Maxima SE but it doesn't have an adapter for the steering wheel controls in it at all. Has anyone out there looked into this and can advise me if it's a good idea. I love the Santa Fe but the stereo in it is pretty limited and the MP3 shuffle is very frustrating at's about the only complaint I have about it since buying it last August...........any advice?
  • mpuzachmpuzach Posts: 635
    I, too was disappointed with the standard (non-Infinity with XM) stereo in my 2007 Limited but in different ways. To me, the sound quality simply wasn't acceptable regardless of which source I listened to. I ended up replacing all of the factory speakers with Polks (components in the front, single drivers in each back door). I also added an MTX external amplifier (mounted under the front passenger seat). The improvement was dramatic, even without a subwoofer. True, I still don't have multiple disc capability or an MP3 input but those things aren't as important to me as maintaining use of the steering wheel buttons and keeping the stock look of the center stack (which IMO is one of the Santa Fe's strongest visual highlights). Between XM and MP3 discs, I'm fine.
  • rugzyrugzy Posts: 16
    Can anyone tell me if the upgraded Infinity stereo has a speed sensitive option on it so that the volume adjusts for the speed you are going?
  • It adjusts, but only by 3 - 5 decibels.
  • I made the exact same upgrade that you did! I had Polk Audio speakers (components in front and coaxials in the rear) installed, along with a 4x100 MTX amp under the front passenger seat. The amp was a tight fit and required some slight trimming of the air duct, but wow! It sounds great!

    I haven't replaced the head unit, yet. I'd like one that has a good ipod interface (displays track info on the head unit and allows control of the ipod from the head unit), HD radio, and that has an adapter that works with the Santa Fe's steering wheel controls. The ones I've looked at in the past had adapters for Honda and Toyota steering wheel controls, but not the 07+ Santa Fe, so I've so far not made the upgrade. I probably will make the upgrade in the next year, though.
  • Hi: I have a 2004 and I want to add another power outlet up front on the center console. I figure the easiest way would to connect to either the cigarette lighter or the other power outlet. How do I gain access to the back area, or is there an easier way to do this? thanks much
  • I own a 2008 Santa Fe and I've been searching for dividers for the cargo area in the back. I have found someone that sells them but they are very expensive. Does anyone know of other places and, more importantly, I'm I the only one that wants these dividers? Please let me know. Thanks
  • eartileseartiles Posts: 4
    I have a 2007 SF GLS and want to install fog lights. Does anyone know if all models are prewired to install the factory fog light? If so, do I only need to purchase the lights and the dash switch from the dealer? Thanks.
  • mgarzamgarza Posts: 1
    If you find out if it is wired, please let me know i also want to get fog lights on my santa fe.
  • If fog lights are not installed, GLS models are not wired for them.
  • eartileseartiles Posts: 4
    Just my luck. Do you know if it would be difficult to wire in the factory fog lights?
  • I have a base GLS manual transmission model that I was thinking about adding fog lights to it. You can actually get the lights and the switch ok. But since the wiring is not there, you would need to jerry rig the power and I did not want to do that.
  • lucky15lucky15 Posts: 72
    Are you sure the wiring isn`t there? My2007 GLS has fog lights but they came with the touring pkg.,or premium pkg, I don`t recall which. If the wiring isn`t there then mine was done at the factory and not at the dealers.
  • The GLS Touring Package came with fog lights, so the wiring was there. :)
    But if you didn't get the Touring Package, the fog light wiring wasn't there. :(
    When I did the plant tour, they said that there was an ungodly number of Santa Fe wiring harnesses. I know that Toyota doesn't do it that way: they have just a few harnesses and use caps to cover unused connectors. For Santa Fe, Hyundai didn't do it that way (to my regret). :cry:
  • jimsistjimsist Posts: 62
    ;) i have a 2007 gls with the auto light kit now jf you look at the relay box under the hood you will find the fog light lf you buy the fog lamp switch from hyundai and look at the wireing on hyma service you will be able to wire it in to the switch and the auto light switch it will work fine. if you dont want that then wire it to just the relay and dash switch either way it will the wire from pep boys hyundai does not sell the wires..on the 2008 now it would be a lettle harder because of the change they made.
  • eartileseartiles Posts: 4
    This is good news. Thank you for the follow-up. I have a question though, where can I find the "hyma service" you referred to for the wiring?
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