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by Mesasand
Thu May 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: How long does 12v battery last?
Replies: 9
Views: 1772

Re: How long does 12v battery last?

My 12 volt has been given me a few Fault notices through the Torque Pro app. Coincidentally, my wife's ICE car battery died. So I needed a charger anyway. So I made a point to buy a charger with a battery conditioning feature. Mine was about $50 at Walmart. So far so good.
by Mesasand
Thu May 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Picking up 1st Spark on Saturday... Despite Pandemic.
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Picking up 1st Spark on Saturday... Despite Pandemic.

Congratulations! I've mostly been very happy with my 2016 Spark with DCFC. My commute makes this car perfect on range and usability. My only concerns have been wonky performance with the app and website. I actually had one experience where I couldn't get my battery status through the website (I don'...
by Mesasand
Thu May 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Phone holder ?
Replies: 24
Views: 20268

Re: Phone holder ?

This one works great, with one caveat. It comes with a metal disk you need to attach to your phone for best magnetic grip. I didn't care, I bought a cheap Android to only use in the car with Torque Pro, so I didn't care. Works great. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071R1DQBK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_searc...
by Mesasand
Thu May 14, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Help programming RKE transmitter for 2016
Replies: 30
Views: 19091

Re: Help programming RKE transmitter for 2016

I tried it multiple times, multiple ways - never worked for me either. I broke down and went to the dealership. Cost me $40.
by Mesasand
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Methods to reduce battery degradation?
Replies: 4
Views: 1338

Methods to reduce battery degradation?

I’ve had my 2016 Spark EV a little over a year, and I’ve seen a drop in battery capacity of 1KwH. The first few months I varied a lot between Level 1 and 2 charging. In my current job I’m charging entirely Level 1 at home. During the last year I saw my capacity actually go UP for a couple of months....
by Mesasand
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Random Horn Honks
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Random Horn Honks

The honk when the door closes: did you leave your fob in the car? It’s a reminder that you’ve left it.
The honk with your lights: if you pull on the stick, it’s a temporary “flash” to remind others their brights are on, and it honks. If you push the stick, your brights stay on until you pull back.
by Mesasand
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Potential Buyer questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3752

Re: Potential Buyer questions

APP: Without an OnStar subscription, you have basic functions in the app like remote lock, pre starting, etc. It will not show you current state of charge. If you login into the My Chevrolet website, it will show you SOC and charge history, and you can download it. Unfortunately the charging detail ...
by Mesasand
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.
Replies: 120
Views: 76058

Re: Where do we all live? Sparks are dispersing.

Las Vegas here. Bought mine through GMs certified pre owned website. Shipped here from Stockton CA area.

Been so happy with it I became a board member of our local EV car club, LVEVA. I’ve talked up EVs so much I’ve helped sell at least two, one of them is another Spark!
by Mesasand
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: 2016 Spark - End Of Lease, Should I Buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 1631

Re: 2016 Spark - End Of Lease, Should I Buy?

Also don’t forget to check GMs Certified Pre Owned website. I’ve seen several 2016 CPOs listed for 9k.
by Mesasand
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?
Replies: 13
Views: 11472

Re: Programming a new Remote Keyless Entry Fob?

I’ve contacted several third party locksmiths and nobody will touch it. From all my research it appears the fob can only be programmed by a Chevy dealer. My local Buick dealer can’t even do it. It must be a Chevy dealer.

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