2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra Nu MPI 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

The OEM iridium tipped spark plugs in a sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Hyundai Elantra with the Nu MPI 2.0L Atkinson Cycle I4 engine can last almost 100,000 miles, but they should be checked and possibly changed before that mileage. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Nu MPI 2.0L I4 Engine Spark Plugs Replacement Guide

2014-2019 Toyota Highlander Driver’s Power Seat Controls Broken Plastic Switch Panel Replacement Guide

A special thanks goes out to Jon S. for these pictures and instructions.

“We noticed recently that the “Seat Switch Panel (Front)” was broken. I ordered a new one from my friend at Toyota, and tried to take some photos to share. Overall, it wasn’t difficult, took about 15 minutes.

I popped the sliding switch controls off the front, unclipped the wiring, and that allowed me to lay the panel flatter and unscrew the controls. I squeezed the leftover teal clip and removed it from the seat. I unplugged the lumbar control and that allowed me to remove the switch itself from the panel by sliding my screwdriver blade between the panel and the switch on the left and right sides, towards the bottom.

I then transferred the controls to the new panel, clipped the wires back into place, and coerced the new panel to hook over the bracket on the top edge of the seat. I made sure the teal clip was aligned and pushed it in, and also pushed the front edge clips into place.”

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra Nu MPi 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

The air filter element for the Nu MPi 2.0 liter Atkinson cycle inline four cylinder engine in a sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Hyundai Elantra sedan, should be cleaned at every oil change (7,500 miles) and replaced every 22,500 miles (or every 36 months or 36,000 Kilometers). Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement filter part numbers), by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Nu MPi 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Nu MPi 2.0L I4 Engine Air Filter Replacement Guide

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

If you’ve been having difficulty starting the Nu MPi 2.0L Atkinson cycle engine in your sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Hyundai Elantra sedan on a cold morning and the OEM 12V car battery is a few years old, you probably need to replace it. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the original battery’s “Group Size” and the compatible replacement part numbers) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below. The procedure should be the same or very similar for Elantra models with the Kappa 1.4L I4 engine and the Gamma 1.6L turbocharged I4 engine.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra 12V Automotive Battery Replacement Guide

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

The best place to start when troubleshooting any electrical problem with your sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and probably also the 2021 model year) Hyundai Elantra is to check for a blown fuse or a faulty relay in either the engine bay or the interior passenger compartment electrical panels. To view my DIY tutorial for the procedure, click on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Electrical Fuse Replacement Guide

Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Hybrid “Set Date” Weekend & Weekday Charging Schedule Problem & Workaround Solution

If you own a new Chrysler Pacifica Minivan Hybrid and have had a problem with adjusting the weekend and weekday charging schedule due to the inability to set the date (month, day, year) on the clock, the following is a workaround solution to the issue.

If your Pacifica Hybrid minivan does not have the GPS navigation feature, the radio (stereo system / head unit) will not be able to sync the time and date from the GPS satellites. Here is the workaround solution provided by C.G. via email.

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“I had a software upgrade done to at the dealer ship. This has solved the problem. There is no way to change the date in this car.

At the dealership I learned about a temporary solution to the problem:

One needs to go into hybrid schedule and uncheck the enable box and then click it again to check the box.
It should then charge according to the schedule chosen. This needs to be done each time when trying to use the schedule and it also only works when the date and time settings are correct of course.

Could you post this on the site for other people to see.”

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Thank you to C.G. for the information. 🙂

Check out all of my DIY repair and maintenance tutorials for the 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and possibly also the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan – https://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Articles/Chrysler-Pacifica-Minivan-DIY-Repair-Maintenance-Guides.htm

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

The headlight housings of a sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and possibly also the 2021 model year) Hyundai Elantra contain the low beam, high beam, front turn signal and side marker light bulbs. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part numbers), by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Headlight Bulbs Replacement Guide

2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 Hyundai Elantra High Mount Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

If you need to change a burnt out high mount 3rd brake light bulb located in the housing on the rear deck and near the trunk lid of your sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020) Hyundai Elantra sedan, take a look at my DIY tutorial for the procedure (with the compatible replacement part number) by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra 3rd Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra High Mount Third Brake Light Bulb Replacement Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Transmission Gear Selector Shift Lock Release Guide

If you need to manually move your sixth generation (2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020) Hyundai Elantra due to running out of gasoline, a dead or weak 12V car battery or some other mechanical issue that requires the car to be towed, you may need to release the shift lock mechanism to move the gear selector from “Park” to “Neutral”. Check out my DIY tutorial for the procedure by clicking on the text link or thumbnail image below.

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide

2017-2020 Hyundai Elantra Transmission Shift Lock Release Guide