Dash Lights stay on, 2001 XG

Discussion in 'Hyundai Grandeur / Azera / XG' started by B Crawford, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. B Crawford

    B Crawford Guest

    Went to start up today & only click, click. Charged up the battery for the
    first time since buying new in 2001 & away it started. But now tonight I can
    see that even after removing the key & locking up the dash lights remain on.
    The interior lights go out on the timer OK etc. but those darn dash lights
    stay on. Disconnected the battery under the hood & I could here a relay
    somewhere click.
    Any ideas folks.
    Thanks,
    BC in BC
     
    B Crawford, Nov 12, 2006
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  2. B Crawford

    hyundaitech Guest

    Are the parking lamps still on?
     
    hyundaitech, Nov 14, 2006
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  3. B Crawford

    B Crawford Guest

    Since my first post I've checked everything quite carefully. The only lights
    that stay on are the dash or instrument cluster lights. Nothing else.
    Aside from that, the digital display (heater or radio) which is normally
    bright until you turn on the headlights now is dim as if the headlights were
    on - but of course they aren't.
    I have checked out the online manual but the electrical schematics leave a
    little to be desired. I am beginning to think that it's a relay within the
    ETSCM -the M33-3 component perhaps?
    I have unplugged the rheostat so I don't drain the battery & am thinking of
    just wiring a toggle switch in series to it from the hot wire, as long as
    nothing else is on.
    A curious think too was that pulling the 10A fuse labelled 'cluster' under
    the dash, did not put the lights out but prevented the car from starting
    even though it turned over fine.
    I am beginning to think that Hyundai is a bit weak in their documentation of
    the electrical.

    Thanks,
    BC
     
    B Crawford, Nov 15, 2006
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  4. B Crawford

    hyundaitech Guest

    You might check all the fuses. A blown fuse can cause some odd feedback
    issues. Other than that, this will be a very weird issue. If the tail
    lamp relay is still open, you shouldn't have power to the dash lamps. If
    the relay is closed, the tail lamps should be on as well.
     
    hyundaitech, Nov 15, 2006
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  5. B Crawford

    B Crawford Guest

    Thanks HyundaiTech,
    I have a bit of feed back suggesting that I disconnect the daytime running
    light relay under the hood (Canadian eh?). Tomorrow I'll try that & the rest
    of the fuses, weather permitting. It just might be that relay though b/c
    when I reconnected the battery, with doors closed, nothing on at all, as
    soon as I touched the terminal with the cable I could hear a relay click
    from near the location of this module.
    Certainly do agree -weird.
    BCinBC
     
    B Crawford, Nov 16, 2006
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    hyundaitech Guest

    I wasn't thinking about your being in Canada. That may change my entire
    logic on the relay. I'm not sure how the DRL is wired.
     
    hyundaitech, Nov 16, 2006
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  7. B Crawford

    B Crawford Guest

    Received the DRL module from my original dealer in Ontario & installed it
    today. The problems are fixed & no wonder the online circuit diagrams didn't
    seem to help - I too forgot the differences between Canadian & US vehicles.
    Thanks for your help hyundaitech.
    BC in the remote wilds of BC
     
    B Crawford, Nov 21, 2006
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