Sonata Trip Computer Option

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by Oleg Lego, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Oleg Lego

    Oleg Lego Guest

    Sorry about the duplicate posting. For some reason, the first one
    posted as part of anther thread with the same title as my posting.

    My wife just bought a 2007 Sonata, and we are both quite pleased with
    it. One thing we miss, though, is the trip computer we had on the 2004
    Elantra we just traded in.

    Since the owner's manual shows both types of Odometer (one with two
    trip meters, and one with a trip computer), and since the Trip
    Computer looks like an option ("if installed"), I asked today at the
    dealership, how much it would cost to install the trip computer.

    The sales guys had no idea, and sent me to the parts department. They
    had no idea, and sent me to the service department. They had no idea,
    and I had to actually take both the sales guy and the service guy out
    to the car to show them that it was not installed.

    Anyone have any idea what's involved with the "installation". I would
    assume (dangerous, I know) that it would be something like a
    programmable option (change of microcode perhaps?), or a plug-in
    module, or a jumper on a module, or perhaps a replacement module.

    The reaction at the dealership leads me to believe that either the
    option should have been there, or that the question was never asked
    before I asked it.
    Oleg Lego, Jul 1, 2007
  2. Oleg Lego

    Matt Whiting Guest

    My understanding is that the dual trip meter is only available if you do
    not have the trip computer. I don't think you can get both.

    Matt Whiting, Jul 1, 2007
  3. Oleg Lego

    Oleg Lego Guest

    Yes, I know that, but I am wondering how they would "install" the trip
    computer. I don't care about the dual trip meter, because the trip
    computer has a single trip meter as one of the displays you can cycle

    Thanks for responding, though.
    Oleg Lego, Jul 1, 2007
  4. Oleg Lego

    Bob Guest

    Basically, they would need to replace the entire instrument cluster. The LCD
    display (and probably more) is different between the different types. Doing
    that would bring up another issue - vehicle mileage. The number of miles on
    the car is stored in it, so your car gets a sticker on the doorframe that
    says the miles on the clock are not what is really on the car. Not a good
    thing at trade in time. There might be a way around that (Hyundaitech???)
    but based on the blank stares you've been getting from everyone, they
    wouldn't likely have a clue.
    Bob, Jul 1, 2007
  5. Oleg Lego

    Oleg Lego Guest

    Thanks for the response, Bob. I had not considered the different LCD
    displays. If that's the case, it sounds expensive to do.
    Oleg Lego, Jul 1, 2007
  6. Oleg Lego

    Krazy Kanuck Guest

    I had the same question when I bought my '05 Santa Fe....I noticed the trip
    computer in the owner's manual, so I asked my dealer.....They told me that
    it wasn't available in Canada and that you couldn't upgrade to one....
    Might I suggest you just buy an aftermarket unit like a Scanguage or similar
    that just plugs into your jack near the steering column....they track all of
    your service codes too...

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    Krazy Kanuck, Jul 1, 2007
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