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Hyundai Sonata Audio Questions



  • fushigifushigi Chicago suburbsPosts: 1,407
    Sounds more like the stereo head unit to me. It would talk to the XM receiver & most likely drives the USB port as well.

    Check the fuse. Pull the fuse to fully power-down the stereo, then re-insert it.

    FYI: The stereo should have a 3 year/36K warranty so if you're within that period take it to a dealer for servicing.
    2017 Infiniti QX60 (me), 2012 Hyundai Elantra (wife)
  • mpg100mpg100 Posts: 2
    I would first go to the XMSirius website and send a refresh signal to your radio. Make sure your radio is on when you do it. This should clear the "Loading" issue. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, call customer support and they'll do it.
  • guge81guge81 Posts: 4
    eh.. didnt work.. any other suggestions.. no luck.. I appreciate your time!
  • guge81guge81 Posts: 4
    No Luck.. done it a million times.. the radio is just frozen on it.. I think in someway that the XM although is seperate has something to do with the AUX button.. idk..

    Any other advice?
  • I have a 2011 Sonata GLS and my bluetooth ( I think) went "crazy", keeps asking questions and I turned it off but volume keeps going down like magic! I wrestled with the volume button but eventually I give up, so I drive daily about six to nine hours with no radio!!!! Please help I am getting depressed and neurotic!!! Thanks
  • I just got a 2012 Sonata, and the preset controls for my xm are not working on my steering wheel. The FM and AM presets can be controlled on the steering wheel, but when on xm it just goes up and down each channel in order. Is there anyway to fix this?
  • MP3s do not play in new 2011 Sonata. Dealer claims that they are flawed. But when tried in
    similar Sonatas on his lot they play just fine. After contacting Hyundai Motors directly they,
    Hyundai Motors now claim that they cannot guarantee playback on "homemade discs ".
    In addition these MP3s play in any other brand I tried, such as Ford Fusion, VW Beetle,
    Lexus, Infiniti,etc.

    Can I accept this explanation as bona fide, when in actuality my Sonata radio system is
    labeled as XM/AM/CD/MP3 Playback?
  • fushigifushigi Chicago suburbsPosts: 1,407
    Does your Sonata have a USB port? If so you can test whether it's the homemade CD or the MP3s themselves by copying the MP3s to a USB drive (preferably a thumb drive & not an iPhone/iPod or other MP3 player). If they play over USB but not on CD then the CD you created is the cause of the problem. If they still don't play, though, then the MP3s are incompatible.
    2017 Infiniti QX60 (me), 2012 Hyundai Elantra (wife)
  • So a while back I posted about my XM radio locking up and my Hyundai USB Port with the HYUNDAI Cord not working.. I thought it was a coincidence that both stopped working right about the same time.

    Well last week for 2 days the XM Radio AND USB port worked fine, I have no idea what happened, but for whatever reason for 2 days the XM radio loaded and the USB port worked and displayed the information for my iphone on the screen and charged my phone as its supposed to do.

    Then it stopped working, so what does this lead people to believe might be wrong with it? Im sorry but it has been terrible going from an AVID SiriusXM listener to having to tough it out listening to FM radio.


    Thanks again everyone.
  • try looking in your passenger side wheel well in it was under water design flaw from hyundia that they wont admit too....good luck
  • My xm receiver got wet because my wheel well took water. question is I have a xm tuner now and the only way to listen is through a fm channel. was wondering if there is a way to direct connect through the in dash receiver?

    08 sonata gls with no aux port
  • Hello..I have a 2009 Sonata Limited. Whenever I turn the car off and then back on again after about 5 minutes or so, I lose all my programmed stations and the radio will be off. I checked the fuse and it is good. I cant figure this out. I am asking everybody what it could be. Also, I have a CD stuck in it that I cant get out. Please Help!!!!
  • jodigjodig Posts: 7
    That happened to me a number of times (losing the stations). The most recent time, I realized that there is more than one FM (and maybe AM) set of memorized stations. In other words, if you push the button for AM or FM, you may have gotten the second group, which I hadn't programmed. So I thought I'd lost them, but didn't really. Hope this helps.

    Re the stuck CD, I had that happen too. I think I solved it by putting in another CD and then ejecting them and was able to get both of them back.

    Let us know how it goes! :)
  • wont take another Cd. My problem is different. If I program all the stations and turn the car off and leave it off for 5-10 minutes, I lose all the stations and the radio wont even be on anymore.
  • I also have the problem with the stations not staying set and my radio is also off when I turn the car back on....have you had any solutions for this?
    I just bought the car on Saturday and love it but hope to get the radio thing fixed soon. My CD player also won't take another CD...don't know if one is in there or not since I just bought the car.
  • hjc1hjc1 Posts: 183
    You might try this.... remove the fuse that powers the radio. Wait 60 seconds then reinstall the fuse. This will sometimes re boot the radio.
  • I took my Hyundai Sonata to the local dealers service department, they told me they could not/would not fix my radio or CD player (after they set an appointment for them to look at it). They said the only option was either an after market radio/CD or a new one from their factory. I asked the price and was told $1,074.52 but this includes installation and taxes....LOL!!!! I was so mad!!! Why didn't they tell me this before I went there? Why can't they at least look at it??? I don't want an after market radio that won't ever match but I sure don't want to pay $1,074.52! The radio works but will not hold the radio stations when you program them...and the CD won't take a CD..don't know if it works or not. I am very dissappointed with the service from Hyundai.
    If your car is out of warranty(radio warranty only 36k miles) than they should have given you the option of whether or not to have it diagnosed. In all honesty, it would save you alot of money to have an aftermarket radio put in as opposed to a factory one which as you know is expensive, but still at least give you the option to choose for yourself.
  • wolffsongwolffsong Posts: 1
    edited June 2012
    Hi all,

    I have a Sonata 2011 w/ the GPS system and all of my audio is off. I have looked in the various displays, but can't find a mute or anything similar that seems to work to turn the audio back on. Does anyone have an easy solution or is there a more extensive problem? I have checked the owners manual to no avail.

  • themergthemerg Posts: 139
    edited June 2012
    Are you referring to all sound coming from the radio and navigation system or are you referring to just the turn-by-turn directions from the navigation system itself? If the latter, there is a little icon of a speaker on the left side of the screen while on the map. If there is a circle with a line through it on top of it, then the navigation audio is turned off. Just tap on that icon and the circle and line through it should disappear and you will have audio again.

    - Merg
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