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Hey guys. Must have accidently hit the key fob and the trunk was partially opened for a whole day. When I noticed it, I thought Oh no the battery. It started fine. In the old days that might have required a jump. Does leaving doors or trunk open not drain batteries anymore, or is it worse with the interior lights? Just curious.
 

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Those lights draw very little power, unlike say headlights, etc. I've left the dome lights on all night before (more than once) in our cars with no issues.
 

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Same here, Randy. Dome light! Chalked it up to old age. Car started just fine the next afternoon.
 

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They turn OFF by themselves after a while if you forget the dome light. That's why it doesn't drain the battery. This is a nice feature.
 

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Now that you mention it. I noticed this last weekend with the trunk LEDs. I had it open for a bit while messing around in the garage.
 

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That's neat, why isn't hyundai advertising it as one of the features?
Maybe that's a universal standard with most manufacturers, these days. Not being that knowledgeable of all the models, makes, etc. I don't know. But it is a nice feature! I remember the way it "used to be!" And the outcome wasn't pleasent.
 

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Maybe that's a universal standard with most manufacturers, these days. Not being that knowledgeable of all the models, makes, etc. I don't know. But it is a nice feature! I remember the way it "used to be!" And the outcome wasn't pleasent.
I think GM has been doing it for nearly a decade now. My Silverado has that feature.
 

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I just did this last night. I must done it with the fob in my pocket. Happens all the time for some reason. I must carry too much stuff in there lol
 

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One trunk light overnight = no problem.

Several interior lights in a Santa Fe overnight = problem.

Trust me :)
 

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One trunk light overnight = no problem.

Several interior lights in a Santa Fe overnight = problem.

Trust me :)
This post has "frightening" written all over it. I'll make a note to "self" to watch out for this.
 

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I also was guilty more than once by leaving the lights on, head, interior & trunk fully open. Every single time, it saved itself by turning out the lights. That's what you get when you have an enclosed garage and sneak inside for a bite, and forget what you did before your taste buds needed a fix.
 

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Trunk remote solution

I got a rubber remote cover from thejacketstore.com but went a step further. I found some heavy transparent plastic, cut it to size and stuck it inside the cover to further decrease the sensitivity.
 

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^ Like a guy wearing suspenders AND a belt, huh? "Double Safety Man!"
 
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