Question about 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
I have a 04 Sante Fe with the 6-disk CD changer and a Sirius sattelite radio installed. The Sirius is not hard wired to the radio. When we leave our house, the radio starts to change stations rapidly. The display keeps flashing between the station the radio is on to flashing a 1 in front of the station on the display. The radio will not work during this time. The CD, AM, FM...nothing. The Sirius looks unaffected. The radio works fine when my husband is leaving work or anywhere else. It only happens when we leave our house, but it can happed 1 minute ofter leaving, or 10 miles down the road. It does not matter is the car has been sitting all weekend, or just for an hour. Our Dodge truck has no issues at all and also has a Sirius radio installed. It is a different model and is hard wired to the radio. Could the radio be going? My husband thinks there is something in the area interfering with the radio, but why the CD player and both AM and FM bands? Also wouldn't it mess with our neighbors 04 Sante Fe the is exactically like mine? But it's not.... It's like there is a little gremlin in the car messing with us.
I would look for a ground that is inadequate.
If any part of this is operating essentially without shielding due to a bad ground, then cell towers, a radio or TV station transmitter, CBs, land mobile radio, amateur radio - any of these can inject enough signal to drive modern electronics completely bananas.
The onboard electronics used for just about everything that is remotely controlled by switches generates a ton of digital garbage and can interfere with anything.
The kind of problem you are experiencing started when we stopped using vacuum tubes 50 years ago operating at high voltages and started using semiconductors that use much lower voltages.
A tech with a common multimeter should be able to locate the missing ground connection without too much trouble.
Posted on Jun 10, 2008
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Mar 28, 2015 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mar 28, 2014 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
May 23, 2012 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Sep 02, 2011 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mar 25, 2011 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
Nov 13, 2009 | 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
Aug 06, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jul 05, 2009 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks
454 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: