2006 Elantra GLS Sedan Trunk Light

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by w9cw, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. w9cw

    w9cw Guest

    We recently purchased a 2006 Elantra GLS 4-door sedan, and so far with
    the exception of some road/tire noise emanating from the right-rear
    door area, we like it fine (Note: I will comment on this at the end of
    this post).

    My wife noted the trunk light is rather dim, and the trunk illumination
    is rather poor. I checked the lamp information in the Owner's Manual.
    The sedan uses a 5W bulb, whereas the hatchback uses a 10W bulb. Both
    use the same fixture, although located in different points within the
    trunk area. At 12VDC a 5W bulb pulls 416ma, and a 10W bulb 833ma. I
    would think it would be OK to replace the 5W bulb with a 10W,
    especially since circuit seems to have substantial reserve capacity. I
    guess my only concern is the wiring to the fixture. Any comments here?

    Re. the road/tire noise . . . it's seems to be coming from around the
    right-rear door, and I noticed once we got home after delivery, the
    door (rear edge portion which mates with the body) isn't exactly flush
    with the body when fully closed as the left-rear door. Rather, it
    protrudes just a bit - not much, but just a little bit. Perhaps a
    slight inward adjustment of the striker plate on the jam is in order.
    My guess is that the seals are not making full contact on the door and
    body respectively. Again, any comments would certainly be appreciated.

    w9cw, Jan 5, 2006
  2. Can't throw a lot of enlightenment on the door noise but my wife had a
    similar problem (06 Sonata GLS) with the drivers door, she said it was
    a periodic low pitched rattle/vibration. We were going to comment on
    it when we brought it in for the first time, but it just went
    Dr.Colon.Oscopy, Jan 6, 2006
  3. w9cw

    hyundaitech Guest

    I doubt you'll have any problem with the 10W bulb.

    And I think you may be right on track with the noise and the door.
    hyundaitech, Jan 6, 2006
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