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A: To do this replacement, you will need to remove the two bolts from the steering wheel cover (one on each side-looking from down under). Once released, you will just have to disconnect the yellow connector from the air bag. I will advise you not to remove the clock spring. Once the spring jumps, you will not be able to figure out initial position and if you put it back wrong, it will trigger the air bag light ON. You don’t need to remove it anyway-but just in case, its better to advise you not to do it. Once the steering wheel cover is removed (with its air bag attached), you will have access to remove the broken switch and replace it.

Good luck

Q: What is the song being played in that Hyundai Sonata commercial?
What is the song being played in the Hyundai Sonata commercial where they show the car being painted? It’s the commercial that mentions Mozart’s Sonata in B flat major and Schubert’s in A minor, but I don’t think it’s either of those.

here’s a link to the commercial:


A: This question has been asked before. The piece being played in the commercial is Mozart piano sonata in B Flat major K.570 II. Adagio

Q: Should i buy 2002 Hyundai Sonata? What are some pros and cons?
Planning to but 2002 Hyundai Sonata for a first car, what are your thoughts?
Any other cars that are good on gas and good for first car?

A: Pro’s: Average quality, good on gas, low insurance, low theft rate, easy to find parts, cheap to purchase
Con’s: 8 years old, likely to need repairs sooner, may require more maintenance.
Advise: take the car to a shop and have the mechanic inspect for damage, needed repairs and neglected maintenance.

Q: How do I fix the electrical problems in my ‘00 Hyundai Sonata?
There is something wrong with the electronics on my 2000 Sonata. The radio lights come on but it doesn’t work. The clock is on, but it doesn’t work, and there are various warning lights that flash on and off on the dashboard display. My wife was told it was some sort of computer chip. What is that chip called and how much might it cost to replace?

A: Sounds like you need a new head unit (dash). You can usually get a re-built unit, you exchange yours at the same time. Another option is getting one from the wreckers.

Q: What kind of transmission fluid do I use in my 2002 Hyundai sonata?
I am going to change my transmission fluid on my 02 sonata. They did not carry the fluid at autozone. Advanced told me that it took 8 quarts and they had it. I thought 8 qts seemed like a lot. How much and what kind of fluid do I need.

A: I had a 2001 Hyundai Elantra and I had to get special transmission fluid from the Hyundai dealership. If you get any other kind it will wreck your transmission, trust me, it happened! I think I ended up using about 8 quarts. I bought a case form the dealership and left the rest in the trunk in case I ever needed them. I believe there were 12 in the case. I can’t remember how much I paid but I think it was under $30. Just call the nearest dealership to be sure.

Q: Can someone PLEASE explain to me where i find the valet switch in a Hyundai sonata???
I recently purchased a Hyundai Sonata 1998 GLS and am trying to add another remote to it as the remote that came with the car is falling apart. Does the car need to have a valet switch to do this or is there another way to do it?
Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated :)

A: I not sure what you are asking.. the valet switch and remote are two different things. The valet switch should be found inside the glove box.

Q: Does anyone know where the timing marks would be on a 98 Hyundai Sonata?
The timing belt broke on my Sonata. Of course I dont have an owners manual, but I think I have it figured out. I just need to know where the timing marks are.

A: Should be notches or dots on cam sprocket and on the Harmonic Balancer….Need to put at TDC and match the dots or notches on Cam sprocket too the dot on the head and block for balancer

Q: How does a Hyundai 2008 Hyundai Sonata GLS Sedan 4D FWD stack up next to a Honda?
I have a car dealer telling me that a lot of consumers are going for the Hyundai because it looks just as nice as the 2008 Honda Accord EX Sedan, is as big or bigger than the Honda, is as reliable and a Honda, and is less expensive.

Anybody agree or disagree and why?

A: Hyundai is a much better bang for the buck as you get a car richer in features and options at a lower price than a comparable Honda. They do also have a longer warranty coverage. The only “negative” point about Hyundai is its horrible depreciation. The brand, although MUCH improved in recent years is still recovering from the stigma of some of their old products (like Excel) and the resale values are really low so if you’re thinking about keeping the car for a few years, selling it and getting a new car, Honda may be a better bet because Hondas retain their value much better. HOWEVER, this can be also seen as an opportunity because for the same reason you can buy a slightly used Hyundai, for example 1-2 years old with 10-20K miles for significantly less than a new one.

Q: what is up with the gas mileage of my 2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS?
It is a V6 engine 3.3 liter engine. I am getting around 16 miles to the gallen. That is absurd. It only has 15,000 miles on it.

I am soooo dissappointed that I bought this car. It guzzles way too much gas. Anybody out there familiar with the Sonata V6 and whether this is just my car, or all 2009 Hyunday Sonata’s

Anybody know?

A: Does your car have a trip computer that is calculating the mileage? I drive 100% in town in my Hyundai Azera Limited and get 18 mpg, I only drive 12 miles a day so that is fine, plus on long trips I get 25-27 mpg. You don’t tell us how you drive or where you drive, so we can’t say if your mpg is absurd. However, I would expect you to get 19 mpg (EPA estimate for city) if you drive 100% city like I do.
Is the gas mileage the only thing you are disappointed about with your Sonata? How many miles are you driving per week? Heck I only use about 1 tank of gas every 3-4 weeks in my Azera.
Post your complaint here, http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/sbs.htm
You’ll see that other owners of your model average 26mpg, though mostly driving highway.

Q: is there an inexpensive ipod adapter out there for an 06 hyundai sonata that isnt an fm transmitter?
is there an inexpensive ipod adapter out there for an 06 hyundai sonata that isn’t an fm transmitter?

i don’t really want to replace the stock head unit, and do not want to use a fm transmitter

A: If you don’t want to do either, then you just won’t be listening to your ipod in your Sonata.

You only have 2 choices if you don’t have an Auxillary option on your stereo.

1) FM Transmitter.
2) Replace the head unit and get an auxillary installed.

Q: Can i have seat covers with heated seats in my Hyundai Sonata?
I have a 2006 Hyandai Sonata with leather heated seats. Can i get seat covers with heated seats?

A: Yes you can cover the seats but be sure the cover you buy is compatible with airbags. The driver’s side airbags are located in the seat back, not the wall. Below is a website that guarantees the seat covers are for use in Hyundai with side airbags.
Be careful when installing that you don’t unplug or bind up the wiring underneath.


Q: 2008 hyundai sonata transmission question?
I have a Hyundai Sonata 2008 2.4l 2,700 miles, Automatic. It has a slow shift between 1st & 2nd gear
Feels like a loss of power until it passes 2nd gear, fuel mileage is 19-21 city/hwy 60/40 hwy. Took it to the dealer and no codes in the computer. Any answers will be helpful! Thanks!

A: The 2008 Hyundai Sonata has a electric throttle sensor now.There is no cable throttle.As soon as you step on gas pedal it sends it to the ECM and then to the throttle body. This is why it feels sluggish.It takes a moment to realize and analize the throttle. Why change the throttle cable,is unknown to me.Most likely to help with fuel milage.So it is not your tranmission.

Q: Is there a website that gives locations of oxygen sensors on a 2004 Hyundai Sonata?
I’m changing oxygen sensor 1 in Bank 1 on my 2004 Hyundai Sonata. I know it is before the catalytic converter, but I’m not sure which side it’s on. I just want to make sure that I change the correct one. And I’d also like to be able to see some kind of diagram that will show me the locations. Thanx!

A: You may get the info you need on this site


Haven’t been on it in a while but I think it may have diagrams and such.

Q: Will a 2008 Hyundai Sonata Radio fit in a 2007 Hyundai Sonata?
I have a 07 Hyundai Sonata w/ Infinity AM/FM Radio/6-CD Changer/MP3. I would like to get one of the newer 08 stock radios with XM. I was wondering if the 08 radios fit the 07 Sonatas?

A: Yes, it should fit; the two radios look identical. However, the XM option uses a separate tuner and antenna. It’s not built into the head unit. You’d need to get the head unit, satellite radio tuner, and antenna to make it work in your vehicle.

Q: How do you replace a speed sensor on a FWD car(hyundai sonata)?
I have a 01 Sonata GLS that needs a new input speed sensor,located on the tranny.I found the part online and figured Id fix it myself,but Im clueless as to how to do it-Is it simply just popping the old one out and putting the new one in,or do wires need to be cut and attached and all that? Thanks for any help

A: Your most important consideration is whether you have the proper car ramps and jack stands to safely support the car while your working under it. If not, you can’t do the work anyways. Most sensors have a connector which you detach to install a new one. See if http://www.autozone.com has any repair information. Otherwise try your local public library’s Chiltons and Motors manuals or a http://www.haynes.com manual for your car.


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