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Two things u do to verify:

1) Slowly depress the brake pedal. The brake light should come on everytime when you pedal has moved to the same point. If it ALWAYS lights up when your pedal is near fully pressed, the light activation point of the brake switch needs to be adjusted.

 

2) Same as 1), slowly depress the brake pedal. If brake lights light up intermittently or doesn't even light up at times, brake switch is failing or totally spoilt already. Replace asap. If it totally fails to light up whenever brake is depressed, on hazard lights when braking to warn drivers behind.

 

Hope it helps.

 My situation is as your 2)

 

The brake light sometimes does not even come on when I press the pedal down. And also alot of times is got lag one, after .5sec~1sec then light up. 

 

The rubber stopper piece previously broke off like 3 weeks back, I got it fix bcos just a rubber thingy. Never touch the screw below at all regarding the "light activation point" where from my understanding is you meant to screw the nut further in or out depending to "activate" the light am I correct?

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My situation is as your 2)

 

The brake light sometimes does not even come on when I press the pedal down. And also alot of times is got lag one, after .5sec~1sec then light up.

 

The rubber stopper piece previously broke off like 3 weeks back, I got it fix bcos just a rubber thingy. Never touch the screw below at all regarding the "light activation point" where from my understanding is you meant to screw the nut further in or out depending to "activate" the light am I correct?

Yes you are right. In this case, do replace the brake switch.

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any idea where can I get the brake light switch? Seems like a easy fix that I can do myself.

Get from stockist, Song Yi. Do a search.

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just got my avante today, that dealer didnt do the basic grooming for me, fk up. 

 

anyone have a good grooming for avante at the west area? preferably at jurong. 

and normally how much does it cost? with good interior grooming (leather care etc) 

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just got my avante today, that dealer didnt do the basic grooming for me, fk up.

 

anyone have a good grooming for avante at the west area? preferably at jurong.

and normally how much does it cost? with good interior grooming (leather care etc)

Park Narura opp that shell can wash and clean interior. Not bad. Old jurong road there.

 

Anyway i bought the brake switch unit fron song yi for $22. Ownself fix and its ok now. Really is the thing uplorry. Now my brake light instant come on when I brake. Peace of mine. Many thanks

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Hi guys, my 9yr old Avante Auto-Transmission is not smooth, pickup is draggy and gear doesn't change even at 3K RPM, can't accelerate pass 70km/h.  Diagnostic showed TCM fault.  But even after TCM change, problem still remains.  Now say need to do gearbox overhaul, to resolve gear slipping problem.  Is it worthwhile?  Current mileage is 170k.  Not decided on COE renewal.

Any advise please?

 

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Hi guys, my 9yr old Avante Auto-Transmission is not smooth, pickup is draggy and gear doesn't change even at 3K RPM, can't accelerate pass 70km/h. Diagnostic showed TCM fault. But even after TCM change, problem still remains. Now say need to do gearbox overhaul, to resolve gear slipping problem. Is it worthwhile? Current mileage is 170k. Not decided on COE renewal.

Any advise please?

Check how much is it going to cost. A gearbox can cost around the range of 8k ~ 10k. Overhaul should be lower cost but will it be reliable in a long run is uncertain. Can try Harmony Auto workshop as they are specialised in Korean rides, if you haven't. But usually if the car is giving problems like this, renewal of COE is not advisable. Edited by Heartbreakid

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Hi guys, my 9yr old Avante Auto-Transmission is not smooth, pickup is draggy and gear doesn't change even at 3K RPM, can't accelerate pass 70km/h. Diagnostic showed TCM fault. But even after TCM change, problem still remains. Now say need to do gearbox overhaul, to resolve gear slipping problem. Is it worthwhile? Current mileage is 170k. Not decided on COE renewal.

Any advise please?

Get your mechanic to get a re-conditioned gearbox... or get him to buy a good one from a scrapyard and replace yours until you decide to renew COE... if you do renew then worthwhile to replace with a brand new gearbox... re-conditioned or old gearbox from scrapyard won't cost more than $2000 including installation and everything lar...

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Hi Guys,

 

Thanks.  Went to Pandan Loop Top Speed Motors.  Overhaul gearbox, changed 2 gb mounting.  Car still in workshop now, fine tuning.  Hope it'll last me for another 15 months ... keeping my fingers & toes cross  [grin]

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Hi Guys,

 

Thanks.  Went to Pandan Loop Top Speed Motors.  Overhaul gearbox, changed 2 gb mounting.  Car still in workshop now, fine tuning.  Hope it'll last me for another 15 months ... keeping my fingers & toes cross  [grin]

 

How much did it cost?

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Hi guys, my 9yr old Avante Auto-Transmission is not smooth, pickup is draggy and gear doesn't change even at 3K RPM, can't accelerate pass 70km/h.  Diagnostic showed TCM fault.  But even after TCM change, problem still remains.  Now say need to do gearbox overhaul, to resolve gear slipping problem.  Is it worthwhile?  Current mileage is 170k.  Not decided on COE renewal.

Any advise please?

 

overhaul probably cost a few k and since car left 1 year might as well trade it in/scrap for a brand new car now that coe is low. 

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Hi, 

 

anyone can recommend me a workshop for hyundai avante (old one year 2009 model) servicing? preferably at west area, even better near jurong lol. some place that is honest. would like to do a thorough checks as its old and want to see worth to renew or not. and how much does it cost normally? 

 

the last time i service my old car(mazda) cost around 50-80$.

 

at the same time can anyone recommend a good brand of engine oil?

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Hi,

 

anyone can recommend me a workshop for hyundai avante (old one year 2009 model) servicing? preferably at west area, even better near jurong lol. some place that is honest. would like to do a thorough checks as its old and want to see worth to renew or not. and how much does it cost normally?

 

the last time i service my old car(mazda) cost around 50-80$.

 

at the same time can anyone recommend a good brand of engine oil?

I use Carlube, cheap and good. Buy from Giant supermarket... used it for all my cars since 2001.

 

Actually you can try the Toh Guan area. I fitted a dash recorder with one of garages advertised on MCF. I find them pretty honest. You can try Eclipse Auto. They are a car workshop. Owner is a relatively young chap. But they're located in Ubi area I think.

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Mine 2009 avante and still have  4 months for COE to expire and the car suddenly stopped on the roadside while driving and the temperature light came up. Couldn\t start again and towed it to my mechanic. They tried for more than 1 hr and they couldn\t  read the error code and suspect ECU might have failed. Any idea, what could be the other possibility.

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Mine 2009 avante and still have 4 months for COE to expire and the car suddenly stopped on the roadside while driving and the temperature light came up. Couldn\t start again and towed it to my mechanic. They tried for more than 1 hr and they couldn\t read the error code and suspect ECU might have failed. Any idea, what could be the other possibility.

Sounds like overheated or the temperature sensor fail causing the ecu to prompt a shut down of the engine?

 

In the end, what's the issue?

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Sounds like overheated or the temperature sensor fail causing the ecu to prompt a shut down of the engine?

 

In the end, what's the issue?

ECU failed. Saw the ECU board has burnt when the mechanic opened the board.

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ECU failed. Saw the ECU board has burnt when the mechanic opened the board.

Goodness. Should be expensive to replace.
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