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2009 Sonata V6
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I will be installing a remote starter soon. I plan on taking the seat out because its 10x easier to work under the dash that way, and I plan to install a seat heater then too.
So I will be testing the remote start while the seat is still out. I'm positive this will trigger the airbag light. When I did this in a Ford Taurus, the airbag light went out after I hooked the seat back up. Will this happen in the sonata or will it be stuck on? In googleing this I found a lot of people that had airing lights come on in their sonata, and sometimes jigling the wires under the seat made the light go back out. So it sounds like if everything is put back, the light might go back out on its own?
The car is under warranty so the dealer might turn it off for me too, but I don't really want to do that since its my own fault for triggering it.
I've installed a remote starter and never removed the seats; I just made use of the seat adjuster (all the way back, all the way forward) and it worked fine. Under the dash is the wrong place to be thinking about. You need access to the body control module, which lives under the center console. Rasslin' the center console out is a bit daunting but it can be done. Once you have it out you have access to every wire you need to install a remote starter.
This doesn't solve the heated seats issue, though. I never installed bun warmers on KC.
I agree; it's much easier to get to the ignition switch. The remote starter I installed had to be wired into the door lights, dome light, alarm disable, door locks, yada yada yada. There were several of those wires that are easier to get to via the BCM. If your remote start doesn't need to be wired into anything but the ignition switch, don't fool with the center console. BTW, you're right to remove the driver's seat to get better access to the ignition switch; I had to wire in to the ignition switch, too but I didn't think of removing the seat.
What wires do you need access to?
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