This may be old info, but for those who do not know, the problem of the display switching to deg. C when you set it to deg. F can be corrected by a software update by the dealer. I had this problem with my 2014 Spark EV and, after the software update, I no longer had the problem - OK for 3 years now.SparkevBlogspot wrote:There is one issue, and that's DCFC socket. See this blog post.AbelGoddard wrote:but overall I haven't found anything (besides this noise issue) that qualifies as a design problem that people are just dealing with.
http://sparkev.blogspot.com/2015/09/sol ... harge.html
There are other minor things, like temperature showing Celsius most times and randomly showing Fahrenheit. Others mention reverting to 8A L1 charger setting as annoyance, though I think that's a safety feature. You can't do much about those.
The very first post describes a way to disable it by removing the fuse labeled PFAF. But it is good to know where the actual unit is located so I'll know to remove the damn thing next time I'm in the area.electrohawk wrote:I am not sure that this has ever been fully resolved from reading the comments.
Pulling the fuse won't cause warning lights but disconnecting it under the radio will. Not sure if disconnecting + pulling fuse will cause warning lights. Resistor may work, though that will need some experiments to see what value is best.AbelGoddard wrote:I did pull the fuse on mine, and have had no warning lights.
That's SO funny! Did you ask your victims which is more disturbing, the 'noisemaker' or YOU?AbelGoddard wrote:... I ADORE being able to drive so quietly and have, on purpose, snuck up on a few people (as a joke). Hearing that the Spark has a built in noisemaker is disturbing, ...
Norton is right. Always play by the rules and never exceed the speed limit even if everyone else is whizzing past you. I was once at a broken traffic light stuck in red for 3 days, and nearly starved/dehydrated to death. /sarcasmNORTON wrote:Get used to it and play by the rules.
I too had the deg. C / deg. F problem in my 2015 Spark EV. Have your dealer look up bulletin PI457 DOC ID 4109861. This is a software update and it fixed the problem.AbelGoddard wrote:I did pull the fuse on mine, and have had no warning lights. But I need to research what software update fixes the C/F issue. I took my car to a dealer last week but he said there's one recall listed for my car that doesn't seem to have anything to do with the fan running all the time or the software update for the C/F and 12/8 changes.
Yes I would. And do. Rules that don't make sense are stupid. I encourage my daughter - and everyone - to think about things. Why do this? Why say that? What would happen if I...? Accept that actions have consequences and be ready to answer for your actions.NORTON wrote:(Would you encourage your kids to break the rules?)
There are lots of ear plug styles that drop the db's in your ears a lot and they don't cost much.AbelGoddard wrote:... the Spark is not nearly as quiet as I would prefer. ..