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by SparkE
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:41 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Differences between 14/15/16 model years - ASIDES from battery?
Replies: 8
Views: 968

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

Your local Chevy dealer probably has NO IDEA what to check or what to do with a Spark EV.
by SparkE
Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14692

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

The 2014 had ~21 kWh "A123" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2015 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 35% degradation warranty, 8 years, 100k miles. The 2016 had ~18.5 kWh "LG Chem" battery pack, and a (max) 40% degradation warranty, 8 years,...
by SparkE
Sat Dec 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Good question: what if we RTFM? ;) The manual is remarkably crappy on providing much detail about it. I stopped reading after the FOURTH virtually identical cut-N-paste text about "remote start" of the vehicle strewn thoughout the manual. (I have the PDF file, and can search for text in the manual....
by SparkE
Fri Dec 24, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

In my 2015 Spark, it runs at whatever the last HVAC setting was during pre-conditioning. Fan speed, temp, etc. Others here have said that even with HVAC off, the inside is slightly warmed during pre-condition. (But was "auto" set???) YMMV.
by SparkE
Wed Dec 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Thanks for testing this, fantastic! Haha, yeah, you'd think that 7kW would heat the cabin fully by 16 minutes. There's a good chance it could be throttling early as the cabin temp sensor gets closer to the setpoint, so in that case, you could crank it a few degrees higher to keep it at peak power. ...
by SparkE
Mon Dec 20, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General / Main Owners Forum
Topic: Remote recondition source of power?
Replies: 17
Views: 1121

Re: Remote recondition source of power?

Anecdotal evidence here (not from the manual) ... * I checked the voltage across he 12V "accessory" battery while charging. When charging the Spark EV main (traction) battery, the voltage at the 12V is 13.4V (or 13.6,V I can't remember which). This happens when charging on L1, L2, or DCFC. The same ...
by SparkE
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: CHRASH
Replies: 4
Views: 802

Re: CHRASH

MARJAN wrote:
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm

Do you know how to create new remote Key.???
Becouse I bought one but nobady can programing it.

Marjan
There have been several posts on this site about that. Search for "key" , "fob", or "keyfob".
by SparkE
Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark
Replies: 54
Views: 14692

Re: Battery warranty advice for 2014 Spark

Personally, I would escalate the poor service issue to GM. I would underline that Fairway charged you for the service and did not perform the test. Tell them that you have dash-cam footage that proves it. Request a reimbursement for the testing fee (ask from GM, and tell them it is up to GM to get t...
by SparkE
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Engineering and Features
Topic: DCFC message 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'
Replies: 7
Views: 4054

Re: DCFC message 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'

Recent threads / posts on slow DCFC charging for Spark EV : https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28560 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28561 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28562 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9270&p...
by SparkE
Sun Nov 14, 2021 7:15 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: DCFC 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'
Replies: 2
Views: 3608

Re: DCFC 'Charging rate limited to 30% at vehicles request'

Recent threads / posts on slow DCFC charging for Spark EV : https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28560 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28561 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=28562 https://www.mychevysparkev.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9270&p...

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