How to Reset Hyundai Radio? (Elantra, Tucson, Sonata and More)


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If your Hyundai radio is not working or experiencing various issues, including display problems, a simple reset can help.

While this may be due to software glitches or fuse problems, it can also happen after a battery change. If you are unsure how to reset Hyundai radio, we are here to help.

Whether you drive an Elantra, Tucson, or Sonata, we will provide steps to help you get your Hyundai radio back up and running smoothly. So, fasten your seatbelt, and let’s get started.

Ways to Reset Hyundai Radio


To reset your Hyundai radio, you can do a factory reset or a force reset by turning off the fuse and then turning it back on.

However, the steps might differ depending on the radio model and year of the manufacturer.

A simple reset can solve Hyundai Bluetooth issues and fix most of the radio problems you might be experiencing.

Here are the steps to reset your Hyundai radio problems:

1. Resetting Hyundai Elantra radio


1, Factory Reset

A factory reset is the quickest option to reset your Hyundai Elantra radio. Although, you can still do a fuse reset. Follow the steps below:

2020–2022 models

  • Step 1. Locate the “Pinhole” in the front panel of your car stereo.
  • Step 2. Using a paperclip, press the ‘Pinhole’ button.
  • Step 3. Check if the radio automatically resets.

2, Fuse Reset

2010–2019 models

For older models, you can follow the steps below to reset the infotainment system of your Hyundai radio via the fuse box:

  • Step 1. Find the “Fuse box”.
  • Step 2. Open the “Fuse box” and find the “Fuse”.
  • Step 3. Remove the “Fuse” and examine its condition.
  • Step 4. Replace the fuse or turn it off and on to reset your car radio.

2. Resetting Hyundai Tucson radio


If your Hyundai Tucson radio stops working, here are the steps you can use to reset it using the factory reset button or the fuse box:

2005–2022 Models

1, Via factory reset button

  • Step 1. Switch on the “Radio Ignition.”
  • Step 2. Power on the “Car radio.”
  • Step 3. Find the ‘Factory reset’ button.
  • Step 4. Using a paperclip or a sharp object, click the ‘Reset’ button.
  • Step 5. Check if the screen turns on and displays the “Hyundai logo.”

Note: If the reset button does not work, you can use the touchscreen reset option.

2, Through The Fuse Box

  • Step 1. Switch on the “Ignition” and the car radio system.
  • Step 2. Remove the “Fuse box” cover to reveal the fuse.
  • Step 3. Using a “Sharp object”, turn off the fuse.
  • Step 4. Power on the “Fuse”

3. Resetting Hyundai Sonata radio


One simple way to reset the radio on a Hyundai Sonata is by turning it off and then back on again.

  • To do this, press and hold down the power button on the radio for a few seconds.
  • Alternatively, you can use a screwdriver or pen to turn the fuse off and back on.

The methods above should work even if your Hyundai radio display is not working. However, if they don’t, you can go to a car dealership as the last option.

Though, keep in mind that you might have to spend to get their services.


A factory and fuse reset are the two main methods to address car radio issues. If neither of these methods works, you can always visit a car dealership for assistance. We suggest a factory reset first, since it’s a simple option.

Now that you know how to reset Hyundai radio, you can enjoy uninterrupted joyrides with a fully functioning radio system.

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