This thread will be dedicated to a log of the modifications I will be doing to my 2013 Sonata SE. I will basically post photos and details depicting the date and what was installed, removed or modified.
Whenever a new mod is added, it will be added to this thread; I will not make a new thread for it so please check this thread often.
I will post my mod list first and then post my future mods list as well as a "wish list" type mod list. I also have some videos that I took of the current mods, for that I will post a seperate thread.
Hope you all enjoy and feel free to ask me any questions about anything to do with my car!
20% Window Tint & 50% Windshield Tint
DIY Underdash/Underseats Blue LED Modules
DIY Blue LEDs Cupholder
DIY Custom Blue LED Hyundai Logo in Center Console
DIY Blue LEDs in Glovebox
All Interior Blue LEDs Controlled by a RF Wireless Multi Function Remotes
Front Doors Clear Reflectors with Blue LEDs
All Interior Bulbs replaced with Xenon White LED’s
In Car Electronics (I.C.E.)
Factory Aux/Ipod Control Relocated to Center Console Storage Pocket
Escort Passport 7500 Hardwired w/ Smartcord
DIY Added 12v Outlet in Center Console Under Armrest
Plastidipped Black All Chrome Trim
Plastidipped Black Front Grill
Plastidipped Black Sideview Mirrors
Plastidipped Lower Front Valance
Plastidipped Black Rear Hyundai Emblem
Plastidipped Black Rear Trunk Trim
Plastidipped Black License Plate Frame
Removed Sonata Emblem
DIY OEM Alarm Horn with (2) DEI Alarm Sirens
DIY Upgraded Fiamm Hi-Lo Horns + OEM Horn
DIY OEM Alarm with DEI Shock Sensor Integration
DIY DEI Mini Piezo Siren Mounted Inside Dashboard
DDM Tuning 6000k H7 HID Low Beam w/ Relay Harness
DDM Tuning 6000k H8 HID Foglight w/ Relay Harness
DIY Foglight Mod to Parking Lights w/ Toggle Switch w/ White LED Indicator
OEM Mudguards (Front & Rear)
DIY Exhaust Tips Painted High Temp Flat Black
6000k LED Daytime Running Light Foglight Strip w/ Turn Signals
6000k LED License Plate Lights
6000k LED “Cree” Daytime Running Lights
6000k 68-LED Switchback Parking Lights/Turn Signals w/ Hyper Blink Eliminated Resistors
Amber LED Rear Turn Signals w/ Hyper Blink Eliminated Resistors
Re-located Reverse Lights to Outer Taillights with Xenon White 5-LEDs
DIY Added Parking Lights Xenon White 4-LEDs to Inner Taillights
DIY 60w H11 Headlight Bulbs to Inner Reverse Light Housing Wired Toggle Switch
DIY Custom Tinted Taillights
DIY Custom Tinted LED Rear Bumper Reflectors
Blackhoused Headlights with LEDs
LED Bumper Reflectors Smoked to Match Taillights
All weather floormats
All weather trunk liner (Weathertech)
Weathertech Window Visors (Front & Rear)
Weathertech Sunroof Visor
Plastidip Wheels Vintage Gold
Black Lug Nuts with Black Wheel Lock
OEM LED Sideview Mirrors Plastidipped Black
Blue LED Door Catch Plate (Behind Handles)
Blue LEDs Inside All Door Pockets
Rear Window Spoiler (with or without LED Brakelight)
Rear Bumper Diffuser
Bluelink Mirror with Homelink
Bodykit Lip Kit (Front, Rear & Sides)
Cold Air Intake, Headers & Exhaust
19” or 20” Wheels
Accuair/Airrex Airride Suspension
Full Custom Sound System
Custom Paint Job or Custom Wrap
Photo from the dealer the day I picked it up
Outside of my (old) work the next day
Part of the deal/negotiating on price since it was the dealership's Loaner vehicle, I talked them down pretty low and also said I wanted the OEM Spoiler installed, the doorguards removed and pinstripes removed.
One of the first mods I did was wire in some 50/50 Blue LED strips to come on in the trunk, in place of the regular small light bulb
I also painted the exhaust tips with HiTemp Flat Black Paint
Removed Rear Sonata Emblem
I hardwired my Escort Passport 7500 Radar/Laser Detector. The mute switch is installed on my center console with a simple small momentary push button. The radar is suctioned to the windshield just to the right of the dot matrix.
I did a DIY mod after seeing this on youtube. I didn't like the fact that the Elantra has the inner taillights lit up with parking lights on but the Sonata does not. So I went ahead and added some 194 bulbholders on the inner tails on the trunk and used a Xenon White 5-LED Bulb.
I also re-located the OEM reverse lights to the inner side of the same housing where the rear turn signals are and used a 921 5-LED bulb for lighting.
I installed 60w Headlight bulbs in the existing reverse light location and they are wired to a switch off of ignition on the steering column inside.
The reason I did this (also had it on my last car) is because in Florida we have TONS of idiots that drive with their high beams on at night and are too stupid to realize they are on so I give them a taste of their own medicine. Or if someone decides to ride my @$$ then they get a flash of bright light as well. Yeah, you can hate or like this mod and criticize it all you want but it is what it is.
Stock Reverse Light vs 60w Light
5-LED Reverse Light
"Tailgating" Light On
Toggle switch under steering column. (other switches are explained later).
White LED indicator on top of steering column to let me know when they are on or off.
The next mods were to Plastidip Flat Black all of the exterior chrome. Here is the rear garnish dipped with the rear emblem. I also had a chrome license plate trim that I did flat black too.