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Old 02-27-2012, 06:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So today did not go so good with my 2011 Sonata.
My break switch failed on me.
After calling Hyundai Assurance and towing my car to the nearest dealer he got it started with a simple trick! So i figured i would share it here with everyone. I'm not sure if someone else has posted something similar or not but here it is.

What you do is you turn your car on with the key-fob pushing against the ignition. The deal explained to me what it does it over rides the break switch.

Hope it will not happen to anyone else but if it does now you know how to start your car regardless.

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Old 02-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not sure how that would work. huh. if you hold the start button down for like 30 sec it will crank.
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Old 02-27-2012, 07:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It is called the brake switch not the break switch (or I suppose you could call it that since it is broken) .

But the procedure you mention to start your car when the brake switch fails is not done exactly the way your dealer told you. Read this thread. Brake Switch Failure
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It is called the brake switch not the break switch (or I suppose you could call it that since it is broken) .

But the procedure you mention to start your car when the brake switch fails is not done exactly the way your dealer told you. Read this thread. Brake Switch Failure
Interesting i read all the posts... I mean the dealer/service guy must have know to push the ignition with the key-fob otherwise how would he have known this. And we even tried it both turning on the car normally pushing the button and with the key-fob. And every time it only turned on when doing it with the Key-fob.
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am i missing something, or are you saying you take the actual key fob and press it to the "push to start button"?
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I tried this, I had the fob in my pocket and sat down in drivers seat and did NOT push on the brake pedal, i pushed the start button and held it for about 15 seconds and the car started without the aid of the brake pedal..
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am i missing something, or are you saying you take the actual key fob and press it to the "push to start button"?
No I don't think your missing anything, sounds like that's what he means...

Either your dealer was just feeding you some BS for sh*ts and giggles or you misunderstood him. The correct way to start the engine without hitting the brake is to hold the ignition button down for 10-15 seconds as stated above. There are no electronics in the ignition button nor the key fob that would allow an inductive reaction to happen when the two touch.

Also, the rumor that some dealers feed you about the key fob slot in the center armrest induction charging your battery is total BS as well.
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It has happened to me several times, and each time I have taken it in, they test the car and because it wont happen when its there, they say there is nothing they can do to fix it until they see the issue taking place, BS if you ask me.

But yeah when it happens you just hold the Start button for about 15 seconds and it by passes the BRAKE switch and the car will start. Id love to see someone holding the fob against the button though thinking that would do it, Id have to laugh haha
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After you get it started, what do you do to get the car into gear?

Do you have to pop that little panel in front of the shifter? Then what do you do?
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Once started it is like it started any other way, Just put the car in gear and drive like normal.
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