Question about 1998 Hyundai Elantra
All the door locks freeze and the key will not turn them even with lubricant, and so does the trunk but if you push in a certain place on the trunk it will open with the key... when i put key in ignition it works fine!!! so do i need to replace all of them or is it just the very very 0 or below weather messing them up?? thanx a ton!
I had this problem. Through some research and asking some service personnel I found out it is a fairly easy fix. You will need to buy a new relay switch for the door locks. The dealer will/should know what you need. They are located (two of them, buy two and replace both) on the back side of the fuse box. It is not that easy to get back there. I had to lay on my back with my head up under the instrument panel. They are visible and can be removed if you take some time and be careful. Once I knew what I was looking at, it was easy to replace and the remote works like a charm. You can go to an auto supply, like Autozone, and they should have a schematic to show you where these relays are.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
If the car is parked on a flat surface, and a potential liquid spill has occured in the gear selector, make sure the car is engaged securely in park.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
SOURCE: my hyundai elentra's radio code
Hello, the only way youcan get the master code is from the Hyundai location you bought the car. This is not something you can get over the internet.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
Ok this just happened on my 2008 Hyundia Accent. Here is the issue. DO NOT REPLACE YOUR IGNITION LOCK CYLINDER OR ANY PART. All it is is over time the oil in the locking mechanism dries and is used by dirt introduced by the key. The tumbler is no longer pins but strips of metal sitting against one another. When you insert the key the strip goes up and gets stuck and does not come back down. Thus not allowing the steering wheel to lock or the ignition to turn.
How to fix. Its easy and cheap a small hammer and a can of WD-40. I stress this next part DO NOT BASH THE ... OUT OF THE KEY THEN YOU WILL BREAK YOUR TUMBLER AND NEED TO REPLACE. Spray some WD-40 into the lock. Insert the key tap it gently with a hammer and try the key eventually the vibration will drop the piece and the car will turnover. Do repeatedly until you can start the car without a hammer. Than put WD-40 in your ignition tumbler every time you change your oil should never have this problem again. I was in the Navy where I was in charge of 20 plus High Security locks exposed to weather and dirt. A regular maintenance procedure we performed was to disassemble the locks and clean and oil them or they would gum up and lock and then we would have to spend hours breaking off a high security lock(not the easiest thing as you can imagine). I learned quickly it was easier to do preventive maintenance then to fix and replace. If your ignition is gummed up and won\'t turn it may take a hour or so to get it working properly again but it will work and it won\'t cost you 250+ in cash. Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 16, 2012
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