The Hyundai Santa Fe Headlight Buzzer InstallationOriginal idea: THC member Sonatava (Tom Gull) Author of Mod / Report: Tom Gull and twospirits(additional text) Enhancements: twospirits Installers / Testers: Numerous Santa Fe Owners Parts Supplier: Radio Shack or Walmart Images provided by: Tom Gull, twospirits
Introduction / HistoryThere are vehicles out on the market that do not allow their headlights to be on without the key in the ignition. The Hyundai Santa Fe's headlights do go off when the key is off and the door opened. However the parking lights are able to be turned back on by turning the headlight switch back on, without any warning. This install changes this, by installing either the 3M Headlight Reminder buzzer mentioned in this install or a Radio Shack buzzer / chime wired to the fuse box, the buzzer will buzz (or if you get the chime, will chime) letting you know when you leave the lights on. thereby saving you from draining your battery. Special thanks go out to the originator of this install, The Hyundai Connection member Sonatava (Mr. Tom Gull).
Difficulty level / scale: On a scale of 1 - 10Easy Difficult 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 X
Tools and materials needed:3M Headlight Buzzer kit (available at Walmart for ) or Radio Shack #273-071B Electronic Chime Needle-nosed pliers Optional: Sandpaper or Emory board Double sided stick tape
Time to install item:Total time for mod: 10-30 min
Source, item and packaging?? The original instruction from Tom Gull mentions that you can perform this modification using the 3M Headlight Buzzer Kit (about ) from any store. I tried locating one and could not find it. I did find it at 3Ms' website and its actually called 3M Headlights Left-on Reminder #03796. Upon searching the web it is also packaged under the same name and sold by for .95 ?? Then there is the Electronic Chime #273-071B for .99 which is used in this modification and much easier to obtain.
Step 1: Headlight / Parking Buzzer Installation.?? Adjust the front drivers seat to its farthest position and raise the Steering wheel to the utmost position. This will allow you to be more comfortable while doing this procedure. Now remove the fuse panel cover beneath the steering column so that you have access to the fuse box. ?? ?? Familiarize yourself with the position of the fuses within the box. The panel you removed in the previous step has the locations and names of the fuses. Looking at both the fuse box and the diagram it looks like the fuses are positioned in a grid like structure. For purposes of this installation we will use this grid like system (Rows and columns) to indicate where the fuses are. Row 1 will be the top row, Row 2 will be the one under that and so forth. As well as for the columns. Column 1 will be the left most one. ?? ?? Locate the fuse in Row 7 Column 1 (Should be the 10amp Tail Lamp fuse) and remove it.
???? ?? The 3M / Liteminder buzzers have only two wires, a red (+) and a white (-)one.
Place the red wire from the buzzer onto the Tail lamp fuse using a needle nose pliers re-insert this new fuse/tap combo back into the fuse box. (Into the fuse opening in Row 2 column 1).
Do the same for the white wire coming from the buzzer and insert it with the Rear Wiper fuse into the fuse box (in Row 7, column 5 ). You may want to label the wires so if you need to go back into the fuse box you will know what they are for.
Replace the fuse box panel cover.Original photo and instructions by Tom Gull shown below.
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