Tiburon and electrical socket/cig lighter

Discussion in 'Hyundai Coupe / Tiburon' started by Smedly, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. Smedly

    Smedly Guest

    My 2007 Tiburon has a cigarette lighter but no dedicated electrical socket.
    The salesman told me I could plug things into the cig lighter, like a cell
    phone recharger etc.
    I have plugged a solar panel trickle charger into the cig lighter and it
    seemed to be fine but lately sometimes I have trouble unlocking/locking the
    doors with the remote. Unplugging the trickle charger seemed to solve that
    problm once but I plugged the charger back in and was able to lock and arm
    the doors. However, when I returned the next morning, the doors would not
    unlock with the remote. Is there some correlation? Can I sent electricity to
    the battery with the solar trickle charger plugged into the cig lighter or
    am I just wasting my time? Could it be what's interfering with the remote?
    Smedly, Feb 8, 2008
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    Mike Marlow Guest

    That's a weird one for sure. I'd have to ask why you're bothering with that
    trickle charger in the first place though. If your battery really needs a
    trickle charger for an overnight sit, then you need a new battery. If your
    battery is good, you have no need for that trickle charger.
    Mike Marlow, Feb 8, 2008
  3. First thing I'd do is plug in a different item such as a cell phone charger
    and see if it has the same effect. Chances are, the solar charger is giving
    off some strange RF signals screwing up the remote.

    Second thing I'd do is put the trickle charger away. A good battery does
    not need such a thing and may have no benefit at all; could be a detriment
    is not working properly. . A 2007 should have a battery good for a few more
    years of trouble free driving.
    Edwin Pawlowski, Feb 9, 2008
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    What Guest

    Most generally 5 years is no problem for a modern lead acid battery if the
    terminals are kept clean. The solar tricle charger is just a waste of time
    for a good battery. Maybe in Alaska in a diesel pwered vehicle----Maybe?
    What, Feb 9, 2008
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    hyundaitech Guest

    The cigarette lighter is unpowered when the key is off. Plugging in the
    trickle charger may possibly confuse some of the electronic components, as
    they could now be powered up on some power circuits but not on others that
    should be simultaneously powered. Doubtful, but it's possible. At the
    very least, if the key is out or turned off, you're not doing any battery
    charging through the lighter socket.
    hyundaitech, Feb 9, 2008
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    nothermark Guest

    Like you are doing a lot of charging with a solar charger at
    night...... ;-)
    nothermark, Feb 10, 2008
  7. Smedly

    Smedly Guest

    Thanks for an actual answer to my simple question.
    Smedly, Feb 11, 2008
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