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  1. Appearance
    Hi all (I hope I'm in the right forum- didn't know whether this was DIY or appearance) So start off i have the wonderful Canadian DRL, and i want to install some H1 xenon. But with the DRL kicking on the highs at 6V, -which with xenon the ballast would not light but still be getting power and...
  2. 2011-2013 Hyundai Elantra MD/UD
    Update - Plasti-Dip Grille and Emblems... AND WHEELS. So today I plasti-dipped (my first attempt ever at it) my Elantra's front upper and lower grille (all of the chrome is now black) as well as the "Elantra" and Hyundai symbol on the back. Here are pics. (Yes the car is very dirty, I only...
  3. Maintenance & Care
    Hello fellow elantraxd users, I bought a 2001 Elantra GLS with 156,000 miles about 2~3 weeks ago from another college student (I'm also a college student lol) and she had used it for a year. Her dad (who also is a mechanic at the dealership according to her) bought it from a dealership and did...
  4. Do It Yourself Section
    Before you start: Make sure you do this in a well ventilated area. Your cloth and hair will smell like fuel after the job, so wear something you are going to throw in the laundry. You will spill fuel no matter how carefully you do this. It took me 3 hours to complete this job. You'll probably...
  5. Help!
    So the pepper trick worked for about a season and now it appears the crack has worked it's way down due to the 50+ 100 degree days here in Texas :mad: Found a replacement radiator at O'Reilly's up the road. These online instructions make it sound pretty easy...
  6. Audio/Video/Security
    What it takes to go BIG! A guide by faris We've all seen the one or two sub-woofer setup in a box in the trunk. Everything from 8's, 10's, 12's and at least one guy on this forum has a 15, or at least did. But, what if that's not enough? This is a brief write up on the aspects to be...
  7. Appearance
    Little modification I did today because I was tired of having the sidemarkers on all the time. Materials Needed: -Wire Strippers -Soldering Iron/Gun -Solder -Electrical tape or heat shrink tubing -Razor blade -Extra wire (22g AWG) Estimated time: About an hour depending on whether or not...
  8. Audio/Video/Security
    So I probably haven't used a CD in about a year in my car, and I've got one of those radio transmitters for my ipod. It's annoying but it works. But now that its winter time, I can't really fiddle with the ipod while driving and the set up is getting annoying. I'd like to replace the head unit...
  9. General Elantra Talk
    I declare there needs to be an engine swap DIY somewhere on the web for beginning mechanics to follow! i believe elantraXD should be the first.
  10. Help!
    Hi All - Looks like a great community, so thanks in advance. I have a 2005 Elantra GLS that has recently started needing pricey repairs. Please look at the attached estimate and let me know what I should do myself (I'm a bit of a tinkerer and have a mechanical engineering degree). I'd rather...
  11. New Member Checkpoint
    Hey all, I am from Chennai, India. I own a 2004 Elantra CRDi diesel Black. Ive started doing some DIY's on my headlights like changing it to projector ones :cool: and worked out well except for the shroud which is still not fixed and need help on doing a custom made shroud which im planning for...
  12. Do It Yourself Section
    My car has the CheckEngine light on. and when I moderately press the gas pedal, the motor loose power and turns off. Its strange an similar to "Taking out one of the vacuum hoses" :eek: Please help! :confused: Is it possible to read the ECU, with an analog voltmeter? and how. Any advice is...
  13. Do It Yourself Section
    First you need some thick plastic. I found this in the craft section in walmart for about $7 Now you have to make a template. You will need, plastic wrap ($2), window cleaner ($2) or water, and a marker ($1). spray or wet your headlight and pull the plastic wrap over it like this. Now draw...
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