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  • I agree with you about Arapahoe. Great place to buy one, not so much for service. I've switched to Longs Peak, but haven't had any serious work done yet. I'll be interested to hear what suggestions you get.
  • Is it just me or does it seem like the Santa fe models after 2007 have more major problems when new? It's just you. Just kidding. Seriously, you have to remember, it's the folks with problems that are most likely to post in a forum like this. T…
  • http://www.koreanautoimports.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=31_27_61&products_- id=1390
  • It pretty much is. See my reply in the "cargo screen" thread.
  • Here;s where I got mine: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Hyundai-Santa-Fe-2007-2009-Beige-Cargo-Screen-OEM- -NEW-/140384474499 Note that the listing says 2007-2009 ONLY. I don't know any reason it wouldn't fit a 2010, but you might want to check wi…
  • "Compared to the 2010 version, the new Santa Fe comes equipped with six standard airbags, including side air curtain airbags, ABS with BA, EBD, ESC, three-point seatbelts and adjustable head restraints and Tire Pressure Monitoring System." Correct…
  • All you need is a small thin-blade screwdriver to get in between the plugs and the molding. It took me a bit of effort, and I did scratch up the molding a bit (it's hidden by the arm of the screen once it's in place). Go slowly and carefully, they'l…
  • Simple answer: Follow the manual, not what "the dealer" (I presume you mean your salesperson) says. Your warranty depends on following instructions as set out by the manufacturer, not what some possibly ill-informed salesperson tells you. That sai…
  • According to the '08 factory brochure, trailer prep (upgraded radiator and fans, trans cooler, prewiring) was available ONLY on SE's with the touring package, and on Limiteds with either Touring+Nav or Touring+RSE. Can't have one without the other.
  • As I've said before, my preferred method is something like the Scosche FM-MOD01, which does work like the FM transmitter units, but has the advantage of injecting the signal between the antenna and the radio, rather than depending on radiating the s…
  • This is usually caused by a bad ground. Electricity will always follow the easiest path to ground or neutral. If the ground connection on the rear lights is corroded or disconnected, when the lights are turned on the current feeds back through any a…
  • There was quite a bit of discussion on this a while back, and the general conclusion was that, if you really need a good winter tire, the best choice - although on the expensive side - is the Nokian WR. Haven't thought about doing that for my SF (de…
  • Here in Colorado we're getting ready for ski season, but it's my understanding that using "Max A/C" puts the system into recirculate. If you go to outside air you're back to normal A/C. AFAIK that's the only difference.
  • Haven't had the opportunity to use it yet, but yes, your SE has the windshield de-icer - just a wire in the bottom of the windshield. IIRC, it's activated when you turn on the REAR defroster, not the front, which also turns on the heated mirrors.
  • Metra likely won't sell you one direct, but I'll bet they have a distributor local to you who can recommend a car stereo supplier who can sell it to you. Scosche is another company who makes equal kits to Metra and would be equally acceptable. Just …
  • I'm not sure why, but my previous reply to this post was deleted. (Perhaps one of the hosts could enlighten me?....) Metra Electronics has a single-DIN install kit with a pocket, model number 99-7325. Surely it's available to you somehow, even in O…
  • Motor vehicle laws specifically require that mobile dvd players have the screen blanked while the car is running if it's in the driver's view. If you had a player with a remote screen for the second (or third) row, it would work in the back, but sti…
  • You should try to identify the circumstances when the headlights won't come on. I'm guessing it's when the car is cold - by the time you get to the dealer, it's warmed up and the problem won't recur. Is the car garaged? How often does the problem ha…
  • There should be two recesses in the side panels behind the second row seats. If there are plugs in the recesses, pop them out with a screwdriver. The rollup mechanism just snaps into the recesses, big shade towards the back. The two smaller shades a…
  • Yes, it will fit - as long as the side panels in the cargo area have two things: First, a pocket on each side (covered up with plastic covers) into which the support bar fits, and second the "loop" shaped depression on either side that the end of th…
  • From what I've read, the 2.7 has a BELT, which should be replaced at 60,000, as should most other engines with timing belts. The 3.3 has a CHAIN, which does not wear as the belt does, so it doesn't normally need replacement. That said, I had to repl…
  • In the April issue of Consumer Reports, under "Best & worst used cars", several Hyundai models are listed as "good choices" - including the previous version of the Santa Fe, from '02 thru '05. No Santa Fes are listed under "used cars to avoid". …
  • We're planning on buying our Santa Fe tomorrow, and I ordered the Price Report. Most of what it contained I already knew, but the one really useful piece of information was the "Bottom Line Price" category. This supposely gives you the TRUE dealer's…
  • Natural Khaki here, with beige interior. We live on a dirt road, so that was a consideration - we eliminated all the darker colors right away, plus the white. Looks like a commercial vehicle in white, IMO. When we compared colors at the dealer, we l…
  • As of the 2007 MY, the bumper-to-bumper 5 year, 60K warranty is transferable, HOWEVER the ten year, 100K powertrain warranty is NOT. Not sure if it's the same for 2004 MY.
  • "Are you in any form related to Hyundai? Sorry some one had to ask" Strange as it may seem, there are those of us here - and I'm one - who have no connection to Hyundai, but love our vehicles. Over the years, I've owned the following, with some p…
  • Almost every FM stereo in cars today - OEM or aftermarket - has the "feature" of going from stereo to mono when signal strength drops below a certain level. The alternative is keeping the stereo signal, but with increasingly intrusive noise levels. …
  • Just for fun, I did some research to see if there's been a TSB issued on this problem, and there hasn't. To me, this means one of two things: either too few occurrences have made it to NHTSA, or Hyundai still hasn't a clue as to what's going on. I'…
  • Speaking only for myself, I'm certainly not mad. In fact, your post proves that, contrary to what some dealers say, they're not "all like that." Glad to hear yours works properly. Rock on.
  • This is a known problem with the Infinity sound system in Santa Fe's, and has been discussed quite a lot on this forum. "They all do it" is dealerspeak for "I can't be bothered". There is a cure, and I believe there may even be a TSB on the problem.…
  • Ah, that's different. You didn't say you were going to be using a subwoofer; I assumed (wrongly) you just wanted to get more power to the back speakers. In your case, I would connect one side of the converter in parallel with one of the rear speake…
  • So if I understand correctly, I just disconnect one speaker and plug in that channel line level converter and then plug in my AMP? Well, you COULD, but that's not the common approach. I assumed you would get a TWO-CHANNEL amp, disconnect both rear…
  • I am (or was) in the audio business, and I can't quite understand what you're asking. To attach an amp to the factory stereo you need an adapter to drop the speaker level outputs down to line level, and then attach that to your amp. The Metra part n…
  • Car dealers are notoriously clueless about radio problems. Your cutting-in-and-out problem could be an antenna problem, or it could just be one of those "XM things". Be aware there are many things that could compromise your XM reception: 1. Drivin…
  • The standard radio in the SF is, overall, not that bad. Replacing the speakers should make a considerable difference in the sound quality. If you really want an MP3 jack, then an aftermarket unit is the way to go. Getting an OEM radio from a Hyundai…
  • I did some searching and found this: http://documents.victorytechnologies.com//documents/product/8901.pdf As you can see, it's a bit involved. I'd still suggest going to an installer for help.
  • Your best bet on this is to visit a car stereo installer. If you catch one in the right mood, chances are they'll tell you how to pull it. It's likely just a pop-off trim panel, after which the radio de-mounts with 4 or 5 bolts, but I'd make sure be…
  • Boy, I sure am glad I only got the basic radio and not the Infinity. Anyone else want to chime in? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? OK, one last time. The cure is not disconnecting the tweeters. The issue is a grounding problem with the external amp that …
  • This forum has a "search" function and it works very well. I put in "Infinity" and got one hundred and eleven posts that mention Infinity. Not all relate to your problem, but most do. Try this: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.eea499a!…