Sonata Radio Replacement

Hi,
I own a 2006 3.3L Sonata, and the radio unit is a 6CD changer type with an externally amplified system. The car is UK spec meaning that a US version of the radio will not work.
I got the car Jan 2007, and the radio is not RDS and will not play MP3 cd's. Hyundai have since upgraded the radio that they fit to my car type, and is now RDS and plays MP3 cd's. I went to the dealer thinking I would purchase the new type as a spare and do a straight swap. Problem. The replacement unit as spare part is over 5000 USD (2700 GBP). I even contacted Hyundai UK and they confirmed this ridiculously high price.
Does anyone know where I could purchase this radio at a sensible price, like from the manufacturers, for example. May I emphasise that a unit for the USA market will not work.
Cheers, and thanks for any help.
nick
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where are you ? Have an Aussie model that may assist
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Hi, I'm in Cornwall in the UK.
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Suggest you get on to Hyundai korea direct option 2 check with your folk over there and see if Radios fitted to the Aussie ones are compliant -- may be able to assist just for cost of postage andc insurance
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That's very kind. Can you find out the price first please. I've tried contacting Korea, but no answers. The UK bunch are hopeless. They really do not know. Before I purchased the car I test drove a Sonata with a 2.4L engine instead of 3.3L, and the radio was RDS and MP3. I also emailed Hyundai UK (main importers) and they assured me the unit was RDS and MP3. Then the car arrived without either. I did get a 200 rebate, but it proved how badly informed they are. The dealer is even worse. You got to smile really.
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http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/about/part_services/after_sales_service.html
Go this route and also the UK fair trading consumer protection route AFTER waiting a week or so and personal letter to Manager Hyundai UK That should work .,
Here in oz Hyundai are VERY switched on and attentive bunch
Good luck
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http://worldwide.hyundai-motor.com/common/html/about/part_services/after_sales_service.html
Go this route and also the UK fair trading consumer protection route AFTER waiting a week or so and personal letter to Manager Hyundai UK That should work .,
Here in oz Hyundai are VERY switched on and attentive bunch
Good luck
Thanks again. I read the article. What are you suggesting? The site only allows me to email Hyundai Europe, but I've already done that some time ago and did not get a reply. You say Go this route. Would you kindly provide further details.
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No it does not "only allow you email Hyundai Europe"
It allows you to mail any bloody where in the world old trout. Navigate around it also why not persist with hyundai and the laws of the UK they provide pretty good redress You know the old saying if at first you dont succeed etc
heck I even offered a radio FREE then you come back and ask how much for postage
Forget it I just gave to a mate to whack in his Tractor
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You mate whacks in his tractor? Geeze. And he needs a radio to do it?
Strange breed, you guys down there...
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Compared to what ? The Tractor happens to be worth more than probably a few houses in the USA given the sub prime debacle .
Our Idiom is not like the U.S. Thank christ :)
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No it does not "only allow you email Hyundai Europe"
It allows you to mail any bloody where in the world old trout. Navigate around it also why not persist with hyundai and the laws of the UK they provide pretty good redress You know the old saying if at first you dont succeed etc
heck I even offered a radio FREE then you come back and ask how much for postage
Forget it I just gave to a mate to whack in his Tractor
You got the wrong end of the stick, and I apologise if I appeared to communucate in an unfriendly manner. I honestly cannot find a better route to communicate to Hyundai on the site. They encourage you to communicate with the local importers and I have done that. Reference the laws of the land, I have already accepted a 200 rebate because at the time there was no better unit to fit, and not being a simple ISO fit, I thought it the best course of action at the time. When asking about price, I was asking what the cost of the unit was in Oz. I did not know you already had one and believed you would have to buy one off Hyundai Aus. May I remind you that my original question was where I could buy one. I was hoping someone may have had manufacturers details or contacts and go that route. Again, I apologise for any missunderstanding. I hope your mate enjoys it.
cheers, nick
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G;day Nick and thank you for your post. I really did think you were asking how much a free one was . As you have accepted a rebate guess that abrogates your claim to an extent.
Perhaps prowling the following links may lead you to your answer
Here are some I pulled up after a 50 second google search http://www.hyundaiaftermarket.org / http://www.brandsport.com/hyundai.html
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G;day Nick and thank you for your post. I really did think you were asking how much a free one was . As you have accepted a rebate guess that abrogates your claim to an extent.
Perhaps prowling the following links may lead you to your answer
Here are some I pulled up after a 50 second google search http://www.hyundaiaftermarket.org / http://www.brandsport.com/hyundai.html
Thanks. I often go here http://www.hyundai-forums.com /
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