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2004 Hyundai Elantra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2004 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 202005

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


A wiring burning smell was coming from the dashboard. When this happened everything electrical in the dashboard turned off. The dealership was unable to find the cause of the problem. The problem first started on June 20, 2005. The problem usually happened for a short period of time. Lately, it has been happening more often.

- Gibsonton, FL, USA

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