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by NORTON
Tue Jan 25, 2022 9:09 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14468

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

.... I guess it might be possible that the battery is really 24 kWh but only 21.3 kwh is used and, at some point as the battery degrades, cells get added back in to keep the capacity up. ... I'm certain that all the cells are in series. There are no high power contactors that can 'add back in cells...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Alarm going off randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Alarm going off randomly

Just guessing, but...If the car is plugged in and the doors are locked, removing the charging plug without unlocking the doors first will set off the alarm. It may also be due to an intermittent door or hood latch sensor that the car thinks has been opened while the car is actually locked. Good Poi...
by NORTON
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Alarm going off randomly
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Alarm going off randomly

.. if it happens again, I will try increasing the GM battery, but that battery was replaced a year or two ago... Sorry for your problem. I'm curious what you mean by this statement. Are you saying you have a new HV battery pack or are you talking about the 12V battery under the hood? As for 12V bat...
by NORTON
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: My Chevrolet App
Replies: 21
Views: 11538

Re: My Chevrolet App

This is a side note to your subject. I have not paid to have Onstar with my Spark EV for quite some time now. I signed up for this free service (for my Bolt) that gives you a monthly report on you EV battery: https://www.recurrentauto.com/ I got the first report and it was nice and detailed. So I as...
by NORTON
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:30 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14468

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

MisturChips wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 4:58 pm
.. is there a specific department / person you speak with?
I'd like to be as prepared as practical.
GM EV Concierge. Look for that. Sorry I don't have the number handy.

Good luck guys! This will be interesting!
by NORTON
Tue Jan 11, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Spark EV Forum
Topic: 185/60r15 Tires on Front
Replies: 9
Views: 6876

Re: 185/60r15 Tires on Front

I wonder if a 2014 with the altered suspension for the new battery pack replacement will have the same geometry... I seriously question that anything needs to be done to 'the suspension' if a '14 were to qualify for a replacement pack and they gave you a pack from a '15 or '16. What could the weigh...
by NORTON
Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: gearbox oil change
Replies: 5
Views: 2481

Re: gearbox oil change

My '14 Spark EV is now past due for this fluid change. My plan is to ignore the amount of old fluid in the cooler and pump circuit and just change the amount that is in the pan when I remove it. I found the gasket on Rockauto: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/chevrolet,2014,spark+ev,electric,3310...
by NORTON
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:47 am
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Differences between 14/15/16 model years - ASIDES from battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 926

Re: Differences between 14/15/16 model years - ASIDES from battery?

Save your money. What are the local yocals at your dealership going to do with your Spark EV? Lay hands on it and say "It's good to go!" "That'll be $160, thank you." If your GOM is showing a decent number what more do you want? Keep in mind with cold weather it is as bad as it's going to get. Wait ...
by NORTON
Sat Dec 25, 2021 7:26 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

... Others here have said that even with HVAC off, the inside is slightly warmed during pre-condition. (But was "auto" set???) YMMV. Easy enough to test! Turn it all off on cold and dark winter night. Precondition the next morning with the key fob. Mine will also turn on the rear defrost if it's co...
by NORTON
Fri Dec 24, 2021 4:28 am
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Hmmm, I am relatively new here but I am using the term GOM to describe the range min and max on the battery bars on the left. .. I usually get 5.4-7.5 mi/kWh in town, ... The Guess-O-Meter is the main number displayed on the left. It also has a guess at the max and min. It's a guess at your range b...

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