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Just got this notice when logging in-

NOTICE: Beginning December 20, 2013, access to Hyundai Service Information on this site will require a paid subscription. Registration and pricing information will be available at that time.
Hopefully the fee will be reasonable for the individual car owner.
 

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Logged into the site this morning to look something up and got a notice saying that beginning 20 December is will become a paid subscription website and pricing information will be available at the time.

Just wanted to let as many people know as possible.
 

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Logged into the site this morning to look something up and got a notice saying that beginning 20 December is will become a paid subscription website and pricing information will be available at the time.

Just wanted to let as many people know as possible.
Someone (posted here last summer the first time) has pulled all the content from that site and put it into stand-alone ZIP archives. Excellent resource, allowing you to have all the content locally on your own computer. See here:
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Someone posted the entire set of PDF's from the site. Forgot what thread it was in though.
 

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The kia version of the site had the same notice earlier this fall for a November cut-off date but is still accessible.
 

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I just did it using a 5yr old FREE login I made, pop-up blurb about "paid subscription",,

Wont bother me, I can login as any dealer I want for FREE......
 

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Hundai Service Website

I use this site all the time and just got the bad news. Starting Dec 20, 2013 its becoming a paid subscription site. Too Bad. Hopefully its not too expensive.
 

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I checked it out and it shows for the yf only an 06
You are right, I noticed that too. It used to have all model years for e.g. VC, but now only 2010. I do not know what has happened.

The original poster is az2008 (and presumably also the person who actually uploaded the files), in this thread:
http://www.hyundai-forums.com/266-hg-2012-azera/161222-repair-shop-manual-available-offline.html

Perhaps if someone asks him/her to repost the files (s)he might be able /willing to do it. These are getting pretty valuable now.
 

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Wont bother me, I can login as any dealer I want for FREE......
Nice perk! :thumbsup: And your other diagnostic sources and tools available to you are immeasurable! "Sometimes, it's good to be the King" ;)
 

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The global "service way" website, the equivalent for Europe, is already using paid registration. You can choose to buy a 24h access.

I don't mind if we pay and we can access more up-to-date firmware updates, install instructions, TSBs... These are always out-of-date on the USA website.

Until Dec.20 you can download the content using HtTrack website downloader and some tweaking with cookies and such.
 

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I don't work on my own car, but I like the extra detail that is missing in the owner's manual, and I have checked for TSBs a few times. I wish TSBs would stay public. On my first service visit, they performed one and it wasn't on the service receipt. If there's no free access to TSBs, I'll have to start asking every visit what they did, and why.
 

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I think this change is unfortunate too, but it is relatively rare in the car business to offer service information like Hyundai has been doing for free. Dealers hate this - it cuts into their business. So this takeaway is returning Hyundai more to the status quo for the industry in general.

It will be interesting what they charge - I suspect it will be prohibitively expensive for the average, one-Hyundai garage, need it now and then, DIY'er.

Personally, I like Honda's model the best - publish a comprehensive, paper, readily-available, DIY, OEM service manual and charge a reasonable cost. I paid $55 for one for my Pilot and it is 3" thick and extremely comprehensive - much higher quality than anything I've seen from Hyundai. I don't mind paying for something like this.

- Mark
 
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