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Hyundai Elantra Audio Questions

backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
Questions about the audio system on your Elantra? Want to know how to swap out the factory unit? Connect an iPod or MP3 player? (Or just play MP3s--possible on some factory Elantra audio systems). Ask away!


  • I've a question does all 2007 Hyundai elantra's have mp3CD playback capability??
    When i saw the ads online said for standard 2007 Hyundai elantra SE car-
    1) 172-watt AM/FM/XM¹/CD/MP3 audio system w/ 6 speakers and auxiliary input jack
    ¹Prices shown are for XM Satellite configured vehicles only. Vehicle availability will vary. See your local Hyundai dealer for details. Actual prices are set by dealer.
    2)When I look at the pictures posted online the interior show mp3 symbol on its audio equipment.(need to zoomin a bit;)

    Am I mistaken or should ask the please advice.
  • I haven't tried a MP3 CD. I just plug my MP3 player (with over 1000 songs!) into the aux jack. Sound quality is pretty good.
  • I'm pretty sure they all have MP3 CD (the ones with stereos, at least :) The instruction manual went through a few variations, and both CD players had MP3-playing instructions.
  • rguedelrguedel Posts: 11
    Hi all,
    I have a 2004 Elantra GT and the cd player has recently started skipping. I bought a cd head cleaner and ran it through, but it is still skipping. Has anyone else had problems with this? I'm not sure if this is covered under the warranty or not.
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    if your car has less than 36,000 miles or less than 3 years old it should be replaced under warranty. I had my cd/radio replaced under warranty ( car had 35,400 miles on it) I told the service advisor I was having problems with the cd player. They replaced without any hassles
  • 36000 miles warranty? My 07 Elantra has 5yr/60,000 miles comprehensive warranty. Did they just raise it?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    Check your car's warranty book. Radios are covered only for 3 years/36k miles--or at least that was the case in the past. Maybe it changed for 2007?
  • nj2pa2ncnj2pa2nc Posts: 813
    the radio is still covered for only 3years/36k miles. I called the hyundai service department I deal with
  • you're right. I didn't read the manual carefully.

    "Following components covered for time and mileage limits indicated:
    - Radio And Sound Systems (i.e. radio, cassette tape drive mechanism, and compact disc player): 3 years / 36,000 miles
    - Paint: 3 years/ 36,000 miles
    - Battery: 3 years / unlimited miles (100% covered 2 years / unlimited miles; after 2 years and within 3 years, 25% cost of battery and 100% labor cost covered)
    - Air Conditioner Refrigerant Charge: 1 year / unlimited miles
    - Adjustments: 1 year / 12,000 miles
    - Wear Items: 1 year / 12,000 miles (e.g. belts, brake pads & linings, clutch linings, filters, wiper blades, bulbs, fuses) "
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    So much for Hyundai's faith in its audio systems vis-a-vis the "comprehensive" 5/60 basic warranty... ;) I gotta admit I'm impressed with the OEM "Delkor" battery my '03 Sonata came with. It's been in service a full forty-nine+ months and still kicks the engine over with dependable authority. (I have a feeling when it dumps, though, it'll do so with little or no warning.)
  • nthenthe Posts: 414
    actually it is called a "limited warranty." hyundai may "only" warrant the radio 3yrs 36K, but that is as long as every [non-permissible content removed] and domestic warranty (except for mitsu). Not to mention hyundai doesn't make the radio equipment, kenwood does, although i'm not sure how long they have been doing this for. Look through others manufacturs warranty and you will find they don't warrant everything for their full limited warranty either. just some info....
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Actually, Hyundai *does* make their own radios. The OEM radio in my 05 Elantra GLS was made by "Hyundai Autonet Co., Ltd." according to what it says on radio itself. Kenwood made *some* radios (for the 04 Elantra GTs and as an option on 06 Elantras). If you're interested, here are the Kenwood manuals for each:

    KDC-MPV622 for 2004 (5.37 MB pdf file)

    EZ-500H3 for 2006 (2.35 MB pdf file)
  • tikboytikboy Posts: 1
    hi pls help me with my problem i want to replace the factory car stereo unit but i dont know how to uninstall it i hope u can help me with this thanx :)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    doohickie, didn't you post directions on how to do this at some point?
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    For 2001-2006 Elantras, this will work: Here's a link to directions for removing the dash fascia. Do that first, then to remove the stereo, take out six screws, three on each side (two next to the stereo and one next to the bin beneath it). When you pull the stereo out, the stereo and bin come out as one piece and are attached together with brackets.

    Unscrew the Hyundai stereo from the brackets and replace it with the aftermarket stereo. Most aftermarket stereos come with a face plate and a trim bezel. The bezel usually doesn't fit, just leave it off. The new stereo will probably have several holes in the side to attach it to the brackets; use one that is halfway down from top to bottom, and make sure the bin sticks out farther than the new stereo (without the faceplate on). If the stereo chassis sticks out farther than the bin,

    For the electrical hookups, most aftermarket stereos are color coded. There is an adapter harness you can buy that plugs into the car's wiring and you splice to the stereo, matching the colors. I made a little chart showing the colors. If you have the adapter harness, the only colors you need to worry about are in the right hand column.


    One thing that messes people up are the illumination leads. Generally you don't need to hook those up at all, and if you do it can lead to problems depending on how they are hooked up.
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    Also, I mentioned the bezel. When the bezel is omitted, a small gap will remain between the stereo detachable face and the dash fascia. Here is a post where I discussed what can be done about it. There are several options.
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Doohickie, will you consider contributing this great stuff to the new CarSpace Guides section? It's fun and you'll have a handy place to send people in the future.
  • edowadoedowado Posts: 10
    Anyone get an Elantra with XM that is factory or dealer installed? Is the AM/FM radio antennae base still there and does AM/FM still work?
  • With the factory XM radio on my Elantra SE the antenna is in the rear window. AM/FM radio works great.
  • edowadoedowado Posts: 10
    Wait, you got an SE with XM factory standard, where and when did you get your car?

    Now, I wonder how it will work if the dealership's service dept installs it.
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