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I had an occasion to get under the hood yesterday, washer fluid needed filled. Wow, the hood is very heavy, no springs to hold it up, and very dark, no light to see what you're doing. Thought Hyundai would have solved this very simple problem, they haven't.
 

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I don't find it that heavy, but yes, they cheaped out and used a prop rod instead of hood shocks. Since most people don't ever bother to look under the hood, check their oil, or even know how to top off their washer fluid, I doubt many will complain. So I guess Hyundai cheaped out where they could get away with it.

The good is that it closes easily if you drop it from a foot or so. No messy fingerprints or hand dents to worry about .:)
 

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I was a little shocked to find out that my new limited had the hood of my car from 98. I mean my 2014 Chevy Equinox LS had the hood shocks.

I was also a little shocked to pour a 1/2 bottle of washer fluid into my day-old car, thought that would have come filled.
 

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I don't find it that heavy, but yes, they cheaped out and used a prop rod instead of hood shocks. Since most people don't ever bother to look under the hood, check their oil, or even know how to top off their washer fluid, I doubt many will complain. So I guess Hyundai cheaped out where they could get away with it.

The good is that it closes easily if you drop it from a foot or so. No messy fingerprints or hand dents to worry about .:)
Well, I'm older and smallish, 125#, hood seemed very heavy to me, and then without the spring loaded keep, and doing it one handed.....it did close well no doubt, no light is very cheap I agree.
 

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I was a little shocked to find out that my new limited had the hood of my car from 98. I mean my 2014 Chevy Equinox LS had the hood shocks.

I was also a little shocked to pour a 1/2 bottle of washer fluid into my day-old car, thought that would have come filled.
I have a older GMC Jimmy, 2001, and it has a engine compartment light! The fluid that came in the car was a soapy, foamy version, didn't care for it at all, made a mess.
 

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Hood is heavy I agree. I have not owned a car with a light under the hood for something like 35 years. Even then it was of limited use you really need a flashlight anyway imo.
 

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Hood is heavy I agree. I have not owned a car with a light under the hood for something like 35 years. Even then it was of limited use you really need a flashlight anyway imo.
and the glove box light. They cut back where they can
 

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You need to have a LED flash light in you glove compartment. Regardless if you have a light or not. The flash light is flexible, directive, lights brighter(when batteries are charged. lol) and transportable.
They're cheap in cost.
 

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If the added mass of a heavy hood has been engineered to provide energy-absorbing crush zone protection, then I'm more than pleased with an opportunity for the occasional standing one-handed press.
 

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Yesterday while making contact with my future bride, I check the hood and I could find a place to install the strut. Unless you drill some holes in the fender.
The hood is heavy, so for now, I'll leave that way. Hyundai has been cutting weight to get better gas milage, guess I'll throw out the rear seats, even passenger seat, fill half the tank and even carpets. Why not the driver. lol
 

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I had an occasion to get under the hood yesterday, washer fluid needed filled. Wow, the hood is very heavy, no springs to hold it up, and very dark, no light to see what you're doing. Thought Hyundai would have solved this very simple problem, they haven't.
... first car I ever owned that didn't have a glovebox lock. It does have a light in there.
 

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... first car I ever owned that didn't have a glovebox lock. It does have a light in there.
None of our more recent cars has had a lock, Mazda, Nissan, Kia ....even when I did on the last car that had it that was a generic lock not like many years ago when the trunk key unlocked it.
 

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I rarely lock or unlock the doors with the fob. I always use the door handle button. Just to make sure. The glove box, its always unlocked.
Why, if the stealer got into the car, why lock it, he's going to do more damage if locked. If he's going to steal your car, he will check the glove box at his destination. These are not amateurs.
 
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