How can I get A/C in my 2011 Hyundai Accent GL (Base)?

10

Asked by Jan 25, 2011 at 05:08 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Accent GL Hatchback

Question type: Car Customization

I just bought a 2011 Hyundai Accent GL, the base model, which I got a fantastic deal on.  It
doesn't come with a head unit or A/C, which I understand, due to it's price point.  Where I live,
it's going to be a hot summer this year and when I asked the dealer about installing an A/C
they said that it was not possible for them to do so, however they assured me that it could be
done, since it does have an A/C prep package.  I've seen forums online stating anywhere from
$600-$2,000 to install A/C.
My questions are: How much does it cost? Where can I get this done? Is it going to void the
warranty?
Thank you

5 Answers

3,565

Probably any mechanic shop could do it, but it could take some pretty major work depending on exactly what the AC Prep Package means. Since it came intended to have AC installed at some point, I doubt that it would void the warranty, check all the manuals and such that came with the car.

2,215

As long as the installation doesn't create/cause/result in the problem that you're complaining about then it shouldn't affect your warranty. For example say you put this AC system in and they wire it wrong and it fries the dash harness, that would not be covered under warranty. For example if you put the AC system in and the windshield wiper motor fails or the radio fails, either of those would still be covered under warranty.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
10

So as it turns out, the dealer lied to me. After many hours of research and conversations with Hyundai themselves, I discovered that the A/C Prep Package merely means that it is ready for a head unit, radio, to be installed. With this newfound information, the dealer denies everything related to our conversation about it, and their statement of $1,400 to install the air. The best price that I can find for parts and labor is $2,200 to install air conditioning without voiding the warranty. Any thoughts?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
45

I just got the Hyundai Elantra Blue (M/T - yeah!) which - like your Accent - does not include A/C... if this car had had the "comfort package" (a/c, cruise and factory-installed stereo) it would have cost me an additional $1700... but that was not something I could add-on when I made the purchase and now the dealership is quoting me 2k-2.5k to add the a/c. (I don't care about cruise and I know how to do the stereo myself... surely I can do this A/C for less than the quoted price????

4 out of 4 people think this is helpful.
20

Did anyone figure out how to get ac installed. Like the posts above I bought a Hyundai Accent 09 base model that has the room for an ac according to a mechanic... what is the cheapest way to have one installed because Hyundai quoted me 2500 and I can't afford that.. I did find a Hyundai dealer in Tx with the 09 parts for $1200+ shipping... but I am not sure where to go from here. Anyone got any advice?

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • how to install a cd player in the base model hyundai accent? 1 answer

    my base model accent came with no radio or ac, i was just wondering how i can install a cd player. do i need to buy a wiring harness and an antenna adapter? if so, where can i purchase them?

    2008 Hyundai Accent GS

    -

    Car Customization

  • how to install a cd player in the base model hyundai accent? 1 answer

    I have the base model that doesn't come with a radio or ac and i was just wondering how i go about installing a cd player... do i need to buy a wiring harness and an antenna adapter? if so, where can ...

    2008 Hyundai Accent

    -

    Car Customization

  • Mod 2003 Hundai Accent? 1 answer

    Before you say anything Ik you're gonna say it's a waste of money but it's my first car and i don't care. I still wanna mod it a little and it's 5 speed manual. I put a K&N cold air intake on it a...

    2003 Hyundai Accent Base Hatchback

    -

    Car Customization

  • A/C 1 answer

    Has the possibility of installing an A/C unit on my 2003 Hyundai Accent 1.6 increased any in the past year? I base this on the dialog started by Sharp40 on his 2011 Accent and ending about a year ago...

    2003 Hyundai Accent Base Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2011 accent; check engine light on stays "on", autozone scanner says "misfire #2 cylinder"; car seems to run ok; should I drive it to the dealer or have it towed? 2 answers

    check engline light stay"on"; no rough idle or sputtering; Autozone scanner states "misfire #2 cylinder"; should I drive it to the dealer or have it towed?

    2011 Hyundai Accent GL Hatchback

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Accent

Looking for a Used Accent in your area?

CarGurus has 12,769 nationwide Accent listings starting at $1,995.

ZIP:

Search Hyundai Accent Questions

Hyundai Accent Experts

#1 karibt
karibt
Reputation 1,000
#2 dvigano
dvigano
Reputation 960
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 740
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Elantra
473 Great Deals out of 53,068 listings starting at $1,699
Used Honda Civic
518 Great Deals out of 88,834 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Corolla
698 Great Deals out of 72,724 listings starting at $600
Used Hyundai Sonata
613 Great Deals out of 52,192 listings starting at $995
Used Ford Focus
531 Great Deals out of 56,535 listings starting at $800
Used Nissan Versa
310 Great Deals out of 22,615 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Camry
826 Great Deals out of 90,439 listings starting at $950
Used Kia Rio
87 Great Deals out of 7,367 listings starting at $1,598
Used Mazda MAZDA3
210 Great Deals out of 30,610 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
708 Great Deals out of 88,074 listings starting at $699
Used Nissan Sentra
461 Great Deals out of 57,313 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Yaris
110 Great Deals out of 5,387 listings starting at $2,245
Used Nissan Altima
888 Great Deals out of 79,727 listings starting at $1,677
Used Honda Fit
71 Great Deals out of 19,301 listings starting at $2,395
Used Kia Forte
156 Great Deals out of 18,141 listings starting at $2,988

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Hyundai Accent For Sale
4,550 listings starting at $9,417
2016 Hyundai Accent For Sale
49 Great Deals out of 2,882 listings starting at $7,410
2015 Hyundai Accent For Sale
55 Great Deals out of 2,152 listings starting at $7,500
2014 Hyundai Accent For Sale
24 Great Deals out of 748 listings starting at $5,900
2013 Hyundai Accent For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 638 listings starting at $4,495