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by JMenacker
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Car locks and unlocks itself
Replies: 4
Views: 92

Re: Car locks and unlocks itself

Happens to me sometimes when fob is in pocket and I am crouching down - pants press on fob button causing unexpected locking/unlocking of car. This happened last weekend when putting summer wheels/tires on the car and resetting TPMS. That doesn't seem to be your case though unless you were doing squ...
by JMenacker
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Not charging

Fob battery voltage was tested with a - - - battery tester. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-Bender-Battery-Tester-for-1-5-Volt-Button-Cell-to-22-5-Volt-Photo-and-Lantern-Cells-GBT-500A/202867878?MERCH=REC-_-PIPHorizontal2_rr-_-202867877-_-202867878-_-N I'm pretty sure that the function of the "t...
by JMenacker
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: Not charging
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: Not charging

My understanding is that the slot (transmitter pocket) for the key on the steering stalk is simply there to locate the fob at a preferred distance and orientation to communicate efficiently with the wireless receiver. Hence no ability to turn the key in the slot. We have two 2015 Spark EVs. Both rec...
by JMenacker
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Recommended Mechanic?
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Recommended Mechanic?

I would guess any competent mechanic is fine for servicing systems outside of the power train. Chevy dealer is probably the only place I would take our Spark EVs for charging and/or power train system servicing. A Chevy dealer with Bolts on the parking lot might be a good indication that an EV servi...
by JMenacker
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

I have received the "No remote detected" notice but it is because the FOB I was using was for my other Spark EV . However, I have had one notice appear on the screen telling me the FOB battery was low and needed to be replaced. I replaced the battery and everything was normal with no further notice...
by JMenacker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

DRM: Thanks for sharing info. No Fob Battery Low message was noted with either fob. The only messages displayed yesterday was No Remote Detected followed by Place Key in Transmitter Pocket (same messages with the rarely used fob and the normally used fob). However, the only the normally used fob wou...
by JMenacker
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Place Key in Transmitter Pocket
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Place Key in Transmitter Pocket

We had a fairly nice day Sunday so it seemed a great time to wash the recent winter crud off the used-to-be white 2015 Spark EV. I grabbed the seldom used spare fob for the car and was greeted with a "No remote detected, Place key in transmitter pocket" message on the DIC. I popped out the fob blade...
by JMenacker
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Thinking of getting 2014 spark ev
Replies: 8
Views: 1589

Re: Thinking of getting 2014 spark ev

We have two 2015 Sparks. Neither one has exhibited unusual battery degradation. Both average a bit more than 17 KW when checking via the built in Energy screen. I've got about 16K on the odometer. My wife's car has less than 5K on the odometer. Neither car has ever been charged at a higher rate than...
by JMenacker
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Is this a common? Looking at buying a used Spark EV
Replies: 3
Views: 5537

Re: Is this a common? Looking at buying a used Spark EV

We have two 2015 Spark EVs. The one parked outside had similar issues. Dealer replaced the vinyl for free YMMV. After a couple years same car is showing wrinkles again on the exterior B pillar. The garaged one looks fine. Wrinkled/peeling vinyl does appear to be somewhat common but fix should be too...
by JMenacker
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner - AZ
Replies: 4
Views: 5973

Re: New Owner - AZ

I'm on the original Ecopias in the summer and run Michelin X-Ice in the winter. My commute is only 30 miles round trip so still have less than 15K on the car - maybe 10K max on the original rubber. My comparison to the e30 was based on: Car makes me happy to drive it almost every time I get behind t...

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