Follow up question: was changing the blower motor difficult? I know its a tight place, but I changed the one on my 01 santa fe, and while removing the 3 screws was easy, taking the motor down and putting the new one up was extremely difficult because of the space and whatever was underneath it.
* My blower does make a tick - tick noise and for 30 bucks ill put a new one in.
Not bad at all. One of the 3 screws doesnít have a lot of room, but if you have long, regular and the shortie magnetic phillips screwdrivers, no problem. I ordered a carbon cabin filter as well on Amazon since I smoke, so I pulled the glove box (carefully), removed the filter which looked like it had never been changed! And there was plenty of room. Since the blower plug matched, quick swap of the blower and reassembled. Iíd say do it! 20-30mins max to do. Iíve had much bigger fights with my Tib on smaller jobs! Lol
Some goofs gave the analog switch bad reviews because their problem was the resistor. But I think thatís uncommon. And the switch was easier than the blower to replace. My blower wasnít bad, but I had just bought a 2005 SE with 102K on it. So I replaced it anyway as it was cheap. 05-07 Tibs are in that sweet spot right now where sellers have new parts they want to move. So I replaced just about everything in the cabin & under the hood too that could break for about $800 total. Radiator, condenser, AC compressor, hoses, both electric fans, alternator, and timing belt w/water pump, and drive belt with new tensioner & idler pulley. Even the drive pulley on the crank! It was bent, and it took a week or so to arrive, but was the actual Hyundai part for peanuts. Got a new Hyundai drive pulley on Amazon for $14! Plenty of close out parts! But the car with only 102K on it, still has 13yr old parts. Now it purrs, and thereís not much left to fail anytime soon! I even got a set of 4 drilled/slotted discs including decent ceramic pads in a kit on Amazon for $150 with free shipping to put on my Ď06 GT! That was a real good deal and they worked great! Then topped it off by getting 4 ďnewĒ OEM wheels for $600 shipped on eBay. Big difference on ride & look. I always go to a Hyundai dealer site with good diagrams to find the part #, then I shop around.
I hate how the rotors on Tibs being visible thru the factory rims will rust so easily! Purely cosmetic, but I found a pro tip that took care of that for $20! Get two cans of silver caliper paint at Autozone, clean the oil coating off the new discs with brake cleaner. Paint the front & back of them entirely, then once dry to the touch, I hung them on coat hangers and let dry for a few days. Thereís a YouTube video about doing this.
Then I put them on carefully as not to chip the paint. And on first drive to seat the pads, it smokes a little, but the pads quickly wear off the paint only where pads make contact. Now my rotors look great and donít rust! And the braking is much improved as well!
My suggestion to anyone with a Tib! If you love them, youíre here at NewTiburon! I have two, a GT Limited & an SE in my garage because I love em, and most parts interchange. Replace the parts now while you can get them on closeout like I did, even if they work. Theyíre still 13-15 yr old parts! And youíll save a ton! You have to remove many parts anyway to do the timing belt for example. So why not put new parts back in? You already did the labor removing them to get access to the timing belt or alternator! Itís cheap, and theyíll last at least another 13+ years! In a few years the parts will either be unavailable or 3x the price! I wonít put junkyard parts on my Tibs unless I have no choice, and if you can get any parts now like the fans (with the OEM shrouds) for like $80 total, they will break eventually if they have anything in them that moves. Even if you donít replace them all at once like I did. Buy em now while cheap and put em in your garage. Then when they do fail, you have all you need. And if you ever sell your Tib, you can likely sell any unused parts on eBay for a profit later when the part is much harder to find and more expensive.