Elantra stereo weirdness

Discussion in 'Hyundai Elantra / Lantra' started by pappy, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. pappy

    pappy Guest

    My wife has a 2001 Elantra GLS that she bought new. Anyway, when it
    was still under warranty the stereo (AM/FM/CD) began to turn itself on
    all by itself. Sometimes the radio would come on, sometimes the CD
    section, even if there was no CD in the slot.

    This happened sporadically, with no apparent rhyme or reason. In other
    words it seemed not be be caused by vibration, heat, cold, damp weather
    or anything else I could think of. Luckily, Hyundai replaced the head
    unit under warranty in 2002.

    Flash ahead to 2007 and it's doing it again. Out of the blue. For five
    years the unit functioned flawlessly (it still pays and sounds great).

    I'm wondering if there is a possible design flaw inherent in the
    factory head unit.

    I would think that if there was something like an intermittent ground
    or power connection it would lose the radio presets. Also, I would
    think that one would be able to duplicate it by subjecting the car to

    Any thoughts will be appreciated.
    pappy, Sep 25, 2007
  2. This isn't at all helpful or useful, but another strange stereo
    symptom: On my '01 Elantra, when you eject a CD, just as it reaches
    being fully ejected, it retracts the CD back in. The entertainment
    value of telling a passenger to pick something to play, and watching
    them grab for the disc as it's slipping away... the look on their face
    when it happens.... it gives the car character :)

    Sorry, I'm too sleepy to compose a coherent sentence
    Matthew Fedder, Sep 26, 2007
  3. pappy

    jtees4 Guest

    My 03 used to do that every once in awhile. My son has that car now, I
    have to ask him if it ever did it.
    jtees4, Sep 27, 2007
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