Hyundai Genesis Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Explosively Canadian
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
While finishing off my bulb installation for my Diode Dynamics Stage 2/3 mishmash kit, I tried installing my glove box light, but it refused to work. Reversing the polarity also refused to work. Reinstalling the stock bulb refused to work too.

Then it occurred to me that I never once recalled ever seeing my glove box light ever turn on....

Is there a specific fuse that controls the glove box light, or has anyone had experience with this themselves? I'm thinking of bringing this in to the dealer to have them have a look at it, but just in case they try to claim a voided electrical warranty because of the other replaced lights (and solder job on the LED dome lights) in the car, I figured I'd ask in advance to save myself a labour-costly electrical witchhunt.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,700 Posts
turn on your headlights and see if your buttons illuminate. If not try stepping on your brakes. if your passenger drive tail light isn't responding its that fuse located underneath your dash by your door.

RH tail, or w/e its listed as.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,812 Posts
What did you solder in the dome lights?
+1

My glove box light has stopped working also and I know for a fact that it was working when I installed the new led. I haven't tried putting in the stock bulb but I'd be willing to bet that mine's doing the same thing.

Everything else is working in the car that I can tell, would be weird if there was a fuse for the glove box light alone though, wouldn't it? Not a big deal for me though, I never even open my glove box.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,812 Posts
turn on your headlights and see if your buttons illuminate. If not try stepping on your brakes. if your passenger drive tail light isn't responding its that fuse located underneath your dash by your door.

RH tail, or w/e its listed as.
Hmm all my buttons are lit at night, I'll have to check that brake light.

EDIT: Just checked both my tail light fuses, no problem there. In my case it might just be a defective LED.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,700 Posts
defective LED not allowing your stock glove bulb to get any power after you switch it out....?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,700 Posts
While finishing off my bulb installation for my Diode Dynamics Stage 2/3 mishmash kit, I tried installing my glove box light, but it refused to work. Reversing the polarity also refused to work. Reinstalling the stock bulb refused to work too.

Then it occurred to me that I never once recalled ever seeing my glove box light ever turn on....

Is there a specific fuse that controls the glove box light, or has anyone had experience with this themselves? I'm thinking of bringing this in to the dealer to have them have a look at it, but just in case they try to claim a voided electrical warranty because of the other replaced lights (and solder job on the LED dome lights) in the car, I figured I'd ask in advance to save myself a labour-costly electrical witchhunt.
:mad2:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,812 Posts
Hmm all my buttons are lit at night, I'll have to check that brake light.

EDIT: Just checked both my tail light fuses, no problem there. In MY case it might just be a defective LED.
I'm not sure what you're arguing here, I checked your possible solutions and they're a negative. For the person who originally posted his issue, it might be the fuse but not for me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,700 Posts
just bored in class, buti was answering his question didn;t even see your post

take note of the time you posted v. time I posted. 1min in between
 

·
Explosively Canadian
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Strange. Now the (stock) glove box light is definitely working. Maybe this is just selective memory at work.

I did try the same LED bulb in the licence plate lights and it doesn't work there either, so it's probably just a defective bulb. The two connecting wires that are threaded through the clip got bent pretty badly out of shape even during the first connection, so even if the bulb was hooped it's hard to say whether it wasn't just me who screwed it up. Oh well, it's only a couple bucks for a new one. =)

As for the electricals, no, everything in the body is working fine. While I'm not electrical-savvy enough to run voltage testing across all of my fuses (lacking a multimeter and all), my tail lights are fine and I don't have anything that appears blown. I'm obsessive-compulsive about disconnecting the battery before doing any work that could even come close to touching a chassis ground or electrical component, so nothing was ever modified with the battery still connected.

The solder job in the domes was because I got the 12-SMD boards. I couldn't initially comprehend the 194-style connectors that the boards came with from Diode Dynamics, which would ordinarily plug in the little twist-out stock clip which holds the stock bulb*. Instead I cut the 194 clip off and soldered the two leads from each board to the four holes in the roof module on either side of the stock clip (I'll snap a pic). The dome light works phenomenally well and I don't get the flickering issue or the weather sensitivity that I read about in the HowTo thread with other people's dome lights.

My brother was a bit shaky with the soldering iron while I held the wires and solder in place, though, so he managed to make a small cosmetic burn on my dome. Next time he's holding the wires and I'm holding the solder and iron. ;-P

My setup still allows a swap-out of the LED boards in case of failure -- I just tug the board and adhesive off of the dome and then detach from the tiny white clip on the wire leads to replace. I retain the same wire leads from the solder job and the tiny clip acts as my easy-to-remove connector. In fact, having installed the blue LED boards, I'm very much considering switching to the white boards instead -- the blue is a bit too far out there for my tastes (also, if anyone were to flick the dome light on and off, I could technically be fined for impersonating a police vehicle ;-)). Still neat though.

(Also, whoever said the stage three blue dome lights are too bright is spouting nonsense. With the stage three blues, it lights up the whole interior of the car but still feels pretty mellow, possibly because it's only one of the three components of white light and it's harder to see in purely blue light.)


* When I tried to pull out the stock bulb from the clip and it didn't budge, I thought it was fixed in place, and resorted to soldering. Heh. Then I played around with the stock bulbs after the solder job was already done and I figured out that the bulb WAS removable and the 194-clip would work after all. Live and learn! Still, the soldering job would be easy to undo (just pick up the molten solder with the iron or a specialised solder syringe), and the only symptom if I were to remove the solder would be a hint of carbon scoring on the plastic surrounding those holes, probably attributable to simple voltage surge or weathering.
 

·
Work in Progress
Joined
·
6,496 Posts

·
Explosively Canadian
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
I did discover that for whatever reason in the depths of Hades, the glove box light only seems to work when the car ignition is on and the parking lights or better are on.

Yeah, it's a puzzler.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,382 Posts
The glove box light only comes on when your parking lights are on.
 

·
Explosively Canadian
Joined
·
290 Posts
Discussion Starter #16
Yeah, I don't mean it's a problem with my wiring -- I mean it's a problem with the stock setup. Who on Earth wires a glove box to work only when the external lights are on? Daylight or no, it's underneath a dashboard...

Rhetorical question. Obviously Hyundai does. ;-)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,382 Posts
Yeah, I don't mean it's a problem with my wiring -- I mean it's a problem with the stock setup. Who on Earth wires a glove box to work only when the external lights are on? Daylight or no, it's underneath a dashboard...

Rhetorical question. Obviously Hyundai does. ;-)
I don't understand it either. You would think they would wire the glove box light so that it turns on when you open the glove box...
 

·
「まんがをえ&#
Joined
·
2,483 Posts
^nope hyundai fails at putting the puzzles together, when they're half way done at something they just hurry it up and have a donkey head for the butt and a butt for the head instead. :p

I was like that tooo at the beginning... shouldn't the glove box lit whenever it's open? but nope lol
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,700 Posts
I lost complete power in my car at a time (fixed now) but the problem was intermittent, that isn't the best part.

No pressure in brakes nor power steering, oh and no brake lights. ANDDDDD the friggin headlight turn off on you.

Now thats a Rush. Try that going 70+mph

Talk about wiring huh? lol.

Hazards didn't work neither...
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top