'02 Sonata w/ new battery - Clock Flickers

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by droe77, Jul 6, 2004.

  1. droe77

    droe77 Guest

    Weird situation here. 2 days ago I replaced the factory battery in my '02
    Sonata (2.7 V6, 46K Mi.) after it began to die (slow start-up followed by
    a battery test that registered 6V at crank). I replaced the battery with a
    DieHard Gold and all of a sudden tonight while stopping at a light and
    making a right turn, I noticed that my clock was flickering.

    There was no pattern to it. It almost appeared to surge and get brighter
    and then flicker to dim and then back to normal. It did this a few times
    and then stopped for the last 10-15 miles of my ride.

    I also noticed for the first time that when I turn on my headlights, the
    clock light gets dimmer. I honestly can't say whether or not I've noticed
    this before and it could just be a function of the hazard light button
    above illuminating when the headlights are on.

    Also, nothing else electrical seemed to dim, fail, etc. My headlights, fog
    lights and all dash lights stayed constant. I shut off my fog lights and
    lowered my AC fan a bit, and then turned them back on/up along with my
    stereo and I couldn't get the problem to repeat.

    Anyone have any thoughts on what this could be? Is this related to the new
    battery or just coincidental?
    droe77, Jul 6, 2004
  2. droe77

    hyundaitech Guest

    The clock automatically dims when the lights are turned on. Is it possible
    your auto-lamps (if you have them) were on and were cycling on and off due
    to the outside lighting? If not, I'd suspect an issue with the clock.
    hyundaitech, Jul 6, 2004
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