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  1. There has been a lot of discussion about the software/firmware update available for Hyundai media systems spread across a few threads, I have preformed the update on my own i40 and a friends ix35 and I am responding to the request for a step by step guide. If the mods feel it appropriate it might be useful as a sticky. 1. Go to http://www.navigation.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/Navteq-HyundaiEMEA-Site and select your car from the drop down boxes on the left. 2. This will take you to the update page for your vehicle. Scroll down the page and in the bottom left you will see a link for the software/firmware update. Click on it. 3. The instructions will appear in front of you along with the download link. You must ensure that your current software is 5.1.3 in order to proceed, if it is a version lower than that then you need to get your Hyundai dealer to get to at least 5.1.3. To check your current version press and hold the settings button on the media system for at least 5 secs, the display will then show current versions. 4. If you have defined that you are suitable for an update then click on the download link and when prompted save it to your PC. Ensure that you have an empty USB thumb drive at least 1GB in size to put the file on. 5. Unzip the contents of the downloaded file directly to the root directory of the thumb drive. 6. Start up the engine of your Hyundai and insert the thumb drive into the USB port. It will read and automatically start the program. Follow the instructions on the display of your Hyundai screen. 7. The initial installation of files is reasonably quick, then it will go I to decompression of a 1.42Gb file which takes a good 15 minutes, this is helped though by the fact that at least the radio still works giving you something to listen to whilst the install proceeds! After decompression another section of install takes place which again is reasonably quick. AT NO POINT IN THE INSTALL PROCESS SHOULD YOU SWITCH OFF THE ENGINE OR REMOVE THE USB DRIVE!!! 8. The media system will then restart, so the screen will go black and then the Hyundai logo will re-appear, the system though will go back not the installation procedure because you will still have the thumb drive inserted in the USB port. The same update screen you will have seen previously will appear, but the current version and update version will be the same number, indicating that the update process has worked. 9. Press CANCEL on the touchscreen and you will be returned to the media screen you were previously on, so radio, bluetooth or GPS. By pressing the settings button then pressing TRAFFIC on the touchscreen you should now see that TMC is available, give the system time to get the latest traffic data through the FM antenna.
  2. Why??

    Why does the pic on the main forum page for this sub forum show an i30 CW and not an i40?? Just asking........
  3. Facelift Anyone?

    I wonder if it is accessible via the menu system in the driver info display? Would be a bit odd if it was as you want to be able to adjust it on the fly and not have to concentrate on menu navigation whilst driving, but given the phone system who knows??
  4. Facelift Anyone?

    On the i30 and Cee'd the flex steer is operated via a button on the steering wheel, it is the one top right above the cruise/speed limiter, next to the cancel button.
  5. Facelift Anyone?

    I assume that the DCT box is the same 6 spd version as I have in my Cee'd? If so then I have found it very pleasurable, very smooth and responsive, the Cee'd can be used in full auto mode with ECO or ECO can be switched off, the box can also be put into Sports mode which revs much higher before changing gear or can be taken over manually using the paddle shifts on the steering wheel or using the shift lever in sequential mode. In conjunction with FlexSteer in Sports mode it actually makes a family hatchback that little bit more fun (don't know if the new i40 will have Flex Steer?)
  6. Pairing An Iphone

    iPhone 6 may not yet be compatible, probably requires a system firmware upgrade.
  7. Indicator Volume And Voice Calling

    Indicator clicks are very quiet on the i40. The handsfree on the i40 is not intuitive, you can't make a call by saying call {name} for example, most people use the speed dial instead, check some of the other threads on here for info.
  8. Locked Out

    Remove the cover on the passenger door handle and the lock will be there.
  9. I present to you my replacement for the i40. Born on the 31st March 2014, she has spent the first three months of her life as a showroom vehicle, now she has moved on and is living with myself! She is a Planet Blue Kia Cee'd 1.6 GDi 4 Tech DCT, top of the range in the UK market. She has 17" two tone alloys, full two tone leather interior with 3 stage heated front seats, drivers seat has 10 way electric adjustment and two person memory function, passenger seat has manual adjust for position and height and electric lumbar support, a heated steering wheel which has the 3 modes Comfort, Normal and Sport. Her auto DCT box can be put into sport mode and used with either the lever up and down or the paddles behind the steering wheel. She has auto lights, wipers, heated autofolding mirrors which automatically unfold as you approach the car, keyless entry and start, automatic climate control with air filter, high definition colour driver information display, sat nav, reversing camera, lane departure warning system, emergency stop signal lighting system, xenon HID lights with wash system and with auto-levelling and cornering function and as well as the fog lights creating static corner lights, an electric panoramic sunroof with electric blind system and parallel park assist system (which I have tried and it is amazing, weird not having to steer but very clever!) Some low quality pix from my phone. Hope you like her!
  10. Voice Commands

    This is "normal" on this version of the Bluetooth, there has been extensive discussion on the Kia forums about it with Kia Customer Services stating the "normality" of it. Apparently to make a call you have to say "phonebook", then "nextpage" to get to the contact you wish to call. The problem here is that you have to continually look at the screen to see which page you are on, an odd thing to do considering the disclaimer you agree to when the unit is first switched on. Most people have gone down the route of the speed dial list, but are far from happy that the lower models in the range have the ability to accept "call *name*" but that this option is not available in the higher models, one of the Kia guys has even got his MP involved!
  11. I40 - Quality Of Drive/noise?

    I am aware that one of the guys on the i30 owners club was also concerned about road noise in his i30 and remedied it to a large extent by changing from the original tyres (can't remember if they were Hankook or Khumo) to Continental.
  12. Mpg, I40

    Not uncommon with Renault I am afraid, the Captur is in the top ten of cars not being able to acheive the claimed figures and that is a brand new model with the three cylinder engine.
  13. Suspension,strut..?? Help Please

    My dealer has it on my paperwork for the next service, that is how I know about the 2016 replacement requirement. Came up automatically on the system.
  14. Facelift/mark2 Time?

    I agree with Matt, I think the MK2 Ceed is a much better looking car than the new i30, my only issue with Kia is the cabins look a bit late 80's early '90's, quite black and plain. Mind you that hasn't harmed VW.......
  15. Facelift/mark2 Time?

    I think that the new ix25 will be put to the market first, the i10, 20, 30, ix35 and Santa Fe have all been facelifted or new models released, the ix20 is slightly older than the i40 so would be due a facelift first, but it does seem tardy, the FD i30 was facelifted after 3 years as were the 10 and 20 so who knows???
  16. Hyundai I40 Clutch Fault In Australia

    1. My self esteem is fine thank you, I am proud of who I am, what I have achieved, my wife and my daughter and all the things I own including my woeful, underpowered i40. 2. The Freudian statement was actually directed at the pop YOU had at me before where you decided that because my opinion differs from yours meant I was making up for my manhood being lacking, your words not mine! 3. The DPF thread and the moaning of various lower mileage diesel owners about their consumption highlighted that indeed consumption is higher for a variety of reasons including air temperature, DPF regeneration, driving style etc. I considered that thread to have been both informative and enlightening and indeed may even have dispelled some myths surrounding DPF. Surely the conversations that took part in it are exactly what these internet forums are for? There was an article on the Top Gear site just a couple of weeks back highlighting real world vs official consumption figures and many of the big names are responsible for the worst. 4. The motoring press should be taken with a pinch of salt, these are the same people who repeatedly claimed that yet another car had stolen the Golf's crown, somehow the Golf always managed to wrestle it back before the next challenger came along. It is also well known that some of the larger manufacturers are in cahoots with the press and therefore will never get a bad or even indifferent view of their products. 5. Why start a thread about insurance if you don't want responses? Again the point of a forum is to share information, what people should be taking from that is to get over the old British way of just accepting the renewal quote (yes the majority of people still do that) and getting themselves some alternative quotes. It is not about saying how clever am I, there are too many variables in insurance for anybody to make that claim. 6. I find it hard to believe that I am the only owner lucky enough to not have had any major problems with my i40, more realistically I am the only one on this forum willing to be vocal about being satisfied. I have said before the very nature of human beings is that they will ONLY be heard when something is wrong. Also manufacturer specific insurance from any brand is regularly a MUCH higher price than what you can get by shopping around, it is in the same boat as dealer vs independent servicing, but just as some will not use an independent mechanic for their in warranty servicing, some believe they are getting a better product from the manufacturer. Your comment about sheep shows nothing more than a lack of knowledge about this area of the UK, Aberdeen is amongst the most expensive cities in the country to live in, general costs here match London and we don't get a weighting. 7. Hyundai's customer experience is not the best I agree, however they are not any worse than Subaru who as stated I have had experience of and a friend of mine who is service manager at a multi-franchise dealer who includes Hyundai has less issues with Hyundai parts than he does with parts from Mazda, Citroen and Fiat. They all need to have a good look at themselves. As stated in my original post I think that there are lots of posts in here where your contribution and mine are valued, I just dont understand your need for sarcasm about any opinion which does not match yours, what makes your opinion the be all and end all? This is also not hiding behind an internet persona, I would happily have this conversation with you over a beer face to face. Brian
  17. Suspension,strut..?? Help Please

    Hi Patrick, that will be your dealer responding to the advisory, I have been told by my dealer they will do it at next service unless the car gets noisy before, in which case they will get it in earlier.
  18. Suspension,strut..?? Help Please

    As far as I am aware it is safe, it will just be noisy.
  19. Suspension,strut..?? Help Please

    There is not a recall for this, but there is an advisory. All 2011/2012 models have to get the suspension correction by 2016, the car will now probably give you a creaking sound and dealers are fixing the failures as a priority and fixing the others within the timescale if they are not presented as a failure.
  20. Hyundai I40 Clutch Fault In Australia

    Perhaps a wee bit of balance on Indalo's post. For many people their next car WILL always be the greatest, bestest thing they have ever owned, the nature of human beings is that we want to better ourselves over time and our homes and cars tend to be the way that we want to show how well we are doing. Unfortunately it would appear that the diesel i40 does indeed have an issue with the clutch assembly which many have encountered. I have been "lucky" enough to have bought the petrol i40, and over two years of ownership have had no reliability issues, find the car comfortable, soaks up the bumps well, has a good level of equipment which again has not failed, reasonable urban consumption and good extra urban consumption. This is my third of the current generation of Hyundai's having had an i30, ix20 and i40. Of them the pick of the bunch was the i30, the i40 next and the ix20 trailing along. After a decade of owning Subaru Imprezas, i can only say that the Hyundai range (even the ix20) match whatever Subaru provided at the time. I would go back to an i30 happily and if Hyundai were sensible and considered the private buyer would also happily have another i40 petrol, unfortunately they have dropped the petrol from the range. My only concern about going back to a hatchback is the awful roads we are expected to bounce around on, however having tasted large and comfy, I will be seriously looking at Mercedes, Audi and Volvo next time around. In my mind at the moment this should be the next stage to "bettering" my motoring journey, but even if I do end up with one of those manufacturers I will be grateful to Hyundai for having taken me down the route of discovery, we do still need to remember that the top of the i40 range comes in at a similar price point to the base Merc C Class and therefore should be more careful about managing our own expectations. Indalo makes many useful comments and posts across this forum, but I can't help feeling that he is really angry about his purchase and thinks that the appropriate outlet for that anger is to rage against those of us who are happy with our purchases, we didn't take him to the dealer and hold a gun to his head, it was a decision he made on his own and now finds that, for him, was wrong, to accuse the rest of us of having a made a wrong decision and being almost fanboyish about our purchases in the derisory manner he does smacks of complete arrogance or perhaps jealousy? No doubt this post will gain me another angry response about the size of my genitalia, to ward that off I will state now that my genitalia have proven themselves to be big enough to fill a pram.
  21. Insurance

    My i40 is insured fully comp, protected NCD, 2 drivers, no voluntary excess for £183 p/a. If that is what a turbo bolted to a diesel motor does, I am even more glad I got the petrol!
  22. Hard Wired Dash Cam Installation

    I decided it was too much of a job, my camera (a cheap job from 7dayshop) came with a really long lead and so I was able to run it along the channel where the roof meets the windscreen, down the passenger door seal, across behind the glovebox, under the central console and plug it into the rear cigar lighter socket, the only bit of cable showing is across the A pillar, but it is not very noticable. For me that beat pulling the car apart and finding that the re-assembly created a squeak, rattle, creak or groan!
  23. Electronic Hand Brake Problems?

    Only time I have ever had to use the manual release method is if I am moving the car on the drive and not putting on the seatbelt, the auto-release doesn't work if the seatbelt is not engaged. Other than that I have never had any issue with the handbrake.
  24. My New I40 Saloon

    Time for that email methinks!
  25. My New I40 Saloon

    Definitely worth bothering Mr Whitehorn, when I contacted him he responded within 15 minutes at 7.20pm and my dealer was on the phone to me next morning at 9.00am.