Re my daughters" 2000 accent, 5 spd with 140,000km on 4 cyl engine:
Last evening, on a short distance grocery run, the Accents check engine light came on and simutaneously the airbag warning light came on. She also noticed that the heater fan seemd to increase in volume, (she noticed that it sounded louder). After going into a grocery store when she restarted the car the check engine indicator stayed on, but the arirbag went out temporarily. I seemed to then come on sporadically on her drive home. This AM the symtoms seem to have continued and she thought she "smelled to odour of burning plastic".
I suspect a faulty electrical regulator in the alternator. Am I going in the right direction
She lives 180 miles from me, the nearest Hyundai dealer is 50 miles from her community, would you recommend driving the car any distance with these symptoms?
second: I have a code reader, what code should I see if this is the case?
third: Why would the Airbag light illuminate? What is the connection if it is high voltage?
Fourth: what is the easiest method to troubleshoot/prove disprove the alternator theory? Voltage test?
Any other theories?
Anyone else encounter this problem? If so, what was the fix.
The car is well maintained. In the last month the plug wires were replaced. The battery is original. Coils were replaced 18 months ago. No other major repairrs.
My code reader only reads "P" codes.
Thanks for your help. Sam
have the same problem?
Saturday, November 3rd, 2007 AT 12:46 PM