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The video above shows you how to replace the battery in your 2005 Hyundai Elantra. We recommend changing the battery in Hyundais every 4 years. Although some batteries last much longer, most batteries begin breaking down chemically after four years, so you could experience dimmer headlights and other negative effects before you have a dead battery in your Elantra that you need to replace.
Replacing the battery in your Elantra involves removing the terminals. When you reconnect the terminals, your radio presets are likely to be cleared out. In some Elantras, you may need to re-enter a security code to get your radio to work again. Check for this code in your owners manual - it will usually be either a sticker or small card in the booklet. If you can't find it, call Hyundai and they will give you the code for free. In many Hyundais, the transmission "learns" how you drive over time and makes adjustments, so you may experience altered driving dynamics as your car re-learns your driving style after changing the battery.
Power steering fluid is easy to check and many people (mechanics included) often forget about - learn how here2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
If your transmission is running low on fluid, be sure to add some - find out how to do this here!2010 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl.
Did you know that the sun wears out wiper blades faster than rain? Replace your blades twice a year2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Replacing a dirty air filter can improve gas mileage by up to 4%. Isn't efficiency great?2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Stop! Checking your brake fluid from time to time is a great way to ensure safe stopping2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)
Avoid tickets and accidents with both working headlights! New bulbs are much brighter too2005 Hyundai Elantra GLS 2.0L 4 Cyl. Sedan (4 Door)