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Hyundai Sonata Audio Questions



  • LisaDLisaD Posts: 50
    Volume control of what? The steering wheel? I don't see why the wheel or head unit volume control would be nuked. Are you sure about that?
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    I mean the volume control on the Iphone.
  • I have the ipod cable that the dealership gave me, but I dont have an ipod. I saw that there were different generations and I read that the shuffle wont work, so before I went out and bought an ipod on craigslist or something I wanted to clear up what will and will not work. Do all the generations have the same hookup and will they all work? Also is the shuffle the only one that WONT work?
  • bonybynatur:

    I went on the Hyundai Accessory store website and found this information for you:

    Will work in the following 2009 vehicles:

    Elantra Touring
    Azera (non-navigation units)
    Santa Fe
    Veracruz (non-navigation units)

    Works with the following iPod models:

    - It is compatible with late model iPod products produced Irons mid-2004 on (4th Generations iPods, all Nanos, etc)
    - This would include most iPod devices with the smooth front "Click Wheel"
    - Operates with all Videos, Nanos, Color displays, Photos, iPod Touch
    - Does not support Shuffles or the early Touch Wheel and Scroll Wheel models
    - Early model functionality may be limited, while later advanced models may provide more options,
    - Testing with the new Apple iPhone is not completed. Appropriate information will be distributed as available.

    Here is the link to the website:

    I hope that info helps.
  • newowner10newowner10 Posts: 227
    All controls may then be operated through the audio head unit. The iPod can be stowed in the console and “forgotten” about until leaving the vehicle.

    The iPod cable charges the iPod’s battery when the vehicles key is on. The iPod may not turn off with the key, so confirm the iPod is off to avoid battery drain on the iPod.

    Forgotten" but you have to check if it turns off. Some people have recommended you turn the radio back radio and then it will go off.
  • Anyone have this item? The Hyundai manual does not show this item and the system has no audio output at this time. Dlr did not have a solution. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks
  • What Item?
  • Yeah, what item?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Check the subject line - I think the "item" is the Infinity Audio System.
  • Ok, I understand now. The dealer has to analyze the problem . Could be the mute is on, amplifier is not getting power, plug popped out. Tell the dealer to get to work on it. The head unit could be bad.
    It is under warrenty make it the dealers problem.
  • I have an '07 sonata that is basic stock audio system w/XM. I want to replace the Stock with a Sony MEX-BT3700 so I can use my MP3 since I am commuting more. Can anyone tell me what adaptor I need to hook up my new Sony stereo w/XM :confuse: :confuse:
  • XM is built into the radio itself; if you replace the radio, you lose XM unless the new radio is XM compatible.

    You would also have to repay for XM for the new radio; it's tied to the specific receiver you have it on, and is not transferrable except under some rather extreme cases (theft, for example)
  • Well the new headunit I purchased is SatRadio ready so would that mean that it would be just a plugin & go?? after ofcourse updating my new radio ID with XM.
  • You may have to buy the XM adapter if it is satellite ready or is it XM ready?. You could go to and they will answer all of your questions. They will have the wiring adapters and tell you if what you are buying will fit. Does the radio you buying fit right into the dash opening of the Sonata?
  • You may have to buy the XM adapter if it is satellite ready or is it XM ready?. You could go to and they will answer all of your questions. They will have the wiring adapters and tell you if what you are buying will fit. Does the radio you purchased fit right into the dash opening of the Sonata?
  • "SatRadio ready".... what is that? That doesn't tell me that it actually IS a satelite radio, it may simply be able to have a portable Satalite radio that can connect, ala the MP3 player connections, to the head unit. My DVD player at home is "HD Ready" but it doesn't do HD without an HDTV; you might be in the same situation. So, is it ACTUALLY an XM receiver is the question you need to ask, or do you need to buy an XM receiver and mount it somewhere else? If i's not, then you probably want to keep looking, unless you want to go the "plug a second thing in" route.

    I know this is strange, but you may actually do better to scour a junk yard or two to see if you can find a late model Sonata/Azera/Genesis/etc, with the capabilities you want that's been totaled in an accident; then you know exactly what you're getting, and you can add the features you want. May not work for you (after all, the MP3 ports won't be in the correct spot....), but it might work.
  • It is satellite radio ready, I have XM right now on my stock unit so I will have to buy a module for the new unit it is what I found. As far as fitting right in...nope. I bought a DIN though its not the same color as the dash and cannot find one that matches. :(
  • Again, I say "What does satellite radio ready mean?" "Ready" in the context of electronics that I've worked with does not equal actually DOING something, it means that if you add something, it can work with the thing DOING it. So, does this have an ACTUAL Sirius/XM receiver BUILT IN? Not "Ready", but "BUILT IN"?
  • qs84qs84 Posts: 10
    I'm looking for suggestions for my 07 Sonata with aftermarket tints that the dealers keep blaming my after market tint for the degrading reception of the AM signal. I drive in Chicagoland and have never had a problem, my other vehicles with aftermarket tint have gotten the same signals hundreds of miles away (we are talking WBBM news radio 780 AM with a very strong signal). All the connections were checked by dealer twice, the funny thing is that I got the tint with a few hundred miles, and now with each month and additional miles the problem seems to be getting worst (now over 30k miles). Any suggestions for a moderately priced solution (unfortunately I listen to Am radio more than FM or CD's). I considering going to a store like Best Buy and having an inexpensive system installed as a replacement (the speakers in my I-4 could stand some improvement also). Thanks.
  • It depends on what kind of tint is used. If the tint is from dying the plastic, there is no effect whatsoever on radio reception. If the tint is from a vacuum deposited metallic (very) thin film then there can be a substantial effect on FM, but unless the metal film is somehow grounded to the car body I would expect some, but not serious degredation. It is possible or even likely that the installer does not know what he sold.You may be able contact the manufacturer to find out. One certain clue is that if the film looks reflective from the outside it is metallic, but all metallic films may not be reflective.

    Dealers are, of course predisposed to blame something else for any problem if they can. If you can't budge them you may have to do your own research by plugging in a temporary radio to eliminate that possibility, then replacing the car antenna with a temporary whip. If that fixes the problem, then it is somewhere in the car antenna If you connect the temporary whip at the radio, you check the cable. A car audio shop should be able to do these tests for a lot less than buying a cheap radio.

    The other solution is to tell the dealer to replace the rear tint with whatever he sells, If that does not fix the problem, and your radio works less well than those of other cars the dealer owns, then the ball is firmly in his court, and there should be no charge for the tint replacement.
  • I have owned an '09 Sonata for about 2 months now. I love the USB input. I have an 8 gig thumb drive that is loaded with WMA format tunes. Is there any way to eliminate the breaks between songs when listening to all of the songs on a continuous album?
  • Does anyone know RMS rating on the 08' stock speakers? :confuse:
  • Great description. I am about to try replacing the factory speakers in my 2008 Sonata and this is very helpful. I have a few questions - For the front, where did you mount the crossover? Also how deep was the rear speaker? Have you been happy with the Infinities?
    Thanks, John
  • I just looked at the back stock speakers for my 2008 Sonata and they just said they were 20 Watts - not sure if that is RMS or peak.
  • I can't seem to get this device to work using the Apple supplied cord. It only plays 6 songs of 250. Is is something to do with the formatting of the songs? They are all in MPEG-4 format currently from what I can tell. thanks for any assistance in advance
  • Why are you not using the Hyundai cord?
  • I have a 2009 Sonata with stock stereo. Pretty good sound quality. My biggest complaint is the volume control. It looks like it goes up to 50 or so, but I rarely have it over 10. 15 is about as high as it will go without distorting the sound. Is there any way to change the volume control to make it a little more sensitive; i.e. set what is currently 15 now at 40.
  • well for one I don't have it and for two apparently the cord doesnt work for the shuffle. Still doesn't help me figure out how to use the shuffle
  • I have the same problem in my 2010 Sonata. Two city dealers were completely unable to advise me on it. The advice I received was to upgrade the rear door speakers or mount two more speakers on the rear deck.
  • Did you ever figure out the cruise not working problem?
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