Seems I'm gonna keep fixing car stuff so instead of opening new threads for each adventure, let me just make one and update it with the successes and failures.
Hyundai latest developments:
The Rear Struts:
After changing the front ones, it became clear that the rear ones were bad. Car's ass was jumpy, shacking like a reagetton dancer. The procedure is similar to the one for the front struts but there is some trickery to it.
You have to disassemble the rear cover thingie (see pic) to access the top bolt/nuts (see 2nd pic). Then the brake like in not bolted, it's a clip... a tricky clip that has to be hammered out and back in. Other than that, is an easy thing to do.
Rear Cover Thingy
Top nuts of the strut assembly.
New Rear Left strut already installed, very clean and shiny.
The audio system:
The car still had the original radio, with an analog volume control (and old potentiometer for the electrically literated). These thing have little metal contacts on arms attached to a center rotating pole. These contacts slide on discs of semiconducting material (carbon?) to regulate the energy flow. The friction of the metal against this surface grinds the material over time and the contact itself also rusts with time. The result is a volume control that when used, randomly turns speakers on and off. Vibration also causes speakers to go crazy. You have to wait for the right combination of potholes to get a decent sound for a few seconds. And let's not even mention the condition of the original 10 years old speakers.
I changed the speakers and the radio. All on the cheap of course, I'm always broke. But the new radio has a wonderful feature. It has a REAL USB port that can read and play music on any USB drive. So far I've thrown at it a varied collection of thumb drives, SD Card Readers and laptop drives and it plays them beautifully.
I still have to work on the "looks" of the radio (see video), but it works just fine