Hyundai Santa Cruz Owners & Service Manuals

Hyundai Santa Cruz: Luggage Compartment Features / Sidewall Molded in Features

Commonly sold lumber items to be added to the pickup bed, allowing users to customize.

2x6 cross pickup bed support shelf

Cut two 2”x6” pieces of standard lumber to ~52” lengths and inset into forming’s provided on the sidewalls.

A 4’x4’ sheet of plywood can be placed on top of the 2x6 supports to form a shelf within the pickup bed.

Plywood carrying shelf

Steps to put tailgate in plywood position:

1. Detach both left and right support cables.

2. Lift tailgate upward to 20 degrees from full open position.

3. Connect both cables just below.


  • Close the tonneau cover securely before driving.
  • Cargo should not be interfered with tonneau cover latching and completely closing.
  • When the tonneau cover is fully opened, make sure that the buckle is secure by pulling on the storage strap.
  • Be careful not to get your hands pinched between the tonneau cover and the deck when opening and closing the tonneau cover, or between the panels when folding.
  • Make sure that all latches are securely locked by pulling it upwards.
  • Do not stand or sit on the tonneau cover.
  • Do not install the tonneau cover backwards, or in any other orientation than indicated.


  • Allowing passengers to ride in the pickup bed or on the tailgate can result in death or serious injury in a crash. Make sure all passengers ride in a seat and wear a seat belt properly.
  • Never let passengers ride in the pickup bed, in the trunk space, or on the bed rails. This could cause very serious injuries or death. No one should ride in any position on your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts.
  • Exceeding load limits or improperly loading cargo on the vehicle can cause a crash in which you can be seriously injured or killed.
  • Load the cargo securely before starting to drive.
    Luggage Compartment Features
    Tonneau Cover Locking the tonneau cover Turn lock knob 90 degrees counterclockwise to lock the tonneau cover. Unlocking the tonneau cover Turn lock knob 90 degrees clockwise to unlock the tonneau ...

    Underbed Storage
    The underbed storage area is water resistant and can be locked and unlocked using the remote key or smart key. Opening underbed storage The underbed storage can be unlocked and opened by the follo ...

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