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I have a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe a few days ago the car shut off then wouldn't restart battery was tested by 3 different people all lights, radio,chimes etc worked but when I turned the key I got a clicking sound then all lights went out (had to press a reset but in fuse panel) dealership claims the battery is bad but they also updated computer software due to a recall I declined getting a new battery and car started without a problem but when I picked the car up I noticed the parking lights that normally light with the the remote start and my daytime running lights didn't work. . Turns out they put a wire in the wrong spot and after that was corrected parking lights worked but dealership said it was too light out for daytime running lights to come on. I told them that was ridiculous as daytime running lights come on in the daytime now they said running lights on a santa fe only work when lights are set in the "on" position and not "auto" setting even though running lights have worked in the auto setting for the past 3 years

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You have one solution only

You MUST get into the service bay
& talk to a tech,not the service writer
out front, or the service manager in the shop

Your wrong & they know the vehicles they work on

It doesn't matter what the vehicle did since you owned it

They know the product & already have time involved to try
& help you,let them finish the job

Talk only to the tech that worked on it & bring your work order
Have the same tech continue to find & resolve the issue

The fact it worked one way since you have had it, doesn't
mean it did not have a problem when you got it & they are
trying to explain that to you

In the auto position you have a problem, as they tried to explain

Yes-- if it is dark or your in a shadow the lights will come on briefly,
not all the time,it has not worked correctly since you had it, or
someone is confused about how it should work

Posted on Nov 06, 2014

  • Donna Herrera Nov 08, 2014

    I called hyundai today and they are looking into it but I think you misunderstood my problem. My Santa Fe no longer has daytime running lights. I had them prior to the dealership servicing my car. They are now telling me I need to turn the lights on and by doing that I'm turning the headlights on and still don't have daytime running lights.


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I had the same problem with a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving to work as I pressed on the gas the brake and battery light would come on. When I applied the brake, the lights would go off. When I got to work I turned the car off and then tried to start it, nothing. The car made a funny sound while running and I could smell somethig smoking. I replaced the alternator and all is good again. When removing the alternator the bottom lifts off the mounting bracket, you cannot drive the bottom bolt back through the mount as I tried to. Simply remove the nut on the bottom bolt and remove the top bolt, then lift the alternator out.

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SOURCE: 2003 hyundai santa fe car alarm

I had the same problem a while back. What I did was disconnect the battery for a minute and I havent had that problem since.

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SOURCE: I have a 05' Hyundai Santa Fe.The ABS light & TCS light.

dear friend-it sounds like one of the sensors(wheel)is faulty or one pne of the turnwheels came loose.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

SOURCE: 2001 hyundai santa fe, was running fine, went to

dear friend:this might sound stupid,but remove the key from the barrel and try again,then see if the dash lights dim when trying to start,if it does the battery is to flat to turn the engine,if it is a auto shift the lever slightly forward and backward to make sure it is not the neutral switch.

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SOURCE: How do I reset the radio

look for 4 digit security code in owners/maintenance books enter into have 3 attempts before lockout. if this occurs disconnect battery again

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