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  1. Hi Adam, Finally I got the things in line. Got GM parts and installed those till relay. Good part, no requirement of BCM modification. Just after installing relay and fuse system recognises fog ON. Ordered Hella 60mm halogen projector fog lamp low beam but received high beam. Little confused if to keep them or ask for replacement. My doubt, if I install high beam fog lamp, will they blind oncoming traffic, though these are mounted low?
  2. Hi, mine is 2010 manual. I too have a small problem. Sometimes it is difficult to engage into 1st or reverse. So service guy suggested if it make problem for 1st, try to engage into reverse and then back to 1st. Same for reverse. However its good for standstill. Hope this may work for you. Upto my understanding there should not be problem due to running or turned off engine, since the gear shift is by wire, not hydraulic.
  3. After reaching to my destination, when I saw it outside..... I really feeling I should make this a rally car. Ona stretch of gravel road (its a under construction state highway) the gravel became so smooth that it was gliding over those at 45kph+. Any slow speed it causing more bumps.
  4. After 560km run with full of gravel road (~370-380). The new tyres saved me a lot, still had to take rest for 3 days since it hurt my back. And after it got shower....
  5. Hi, someone can try this one. beler OEM 3B0947291 Rear Reading Map Dome Light Lamp for VW Beetle Bora Golf Passat Tiguan Skoda Fabia Superb Seat Alhambra Leon Actually this is for VW but I guess can be done in Spark. Good with these are they can be wired parallel to front light and these can be used independently. I am currently working on fog so parked this idea. Now totally confused if I have to go with OEM type fog or projector type.
  6. Finally did my 550km drive. As told by our old folks, it came out to be another wheel alignment and balancing problem. Before journey I went to a tyre shop and person attending me asked me if I driven 100+ after tyre change, as I didn't, he told me to come back after journey as by looking at tyre he told no alignment is required. So alignment done during new tyres did the job and there were no vibrating steering even till 140, didn't got chance for more. Now, its another Money making show by service center, as I spoke with service center guy earlier, he gave me reason of old shock mount. Thanks again for your valuable inputs guys. It's not just said but it is, OLD IS GOLD.
  7. Some more new shoes pics. BEAsT with attitude.
  8. If you have added rack just for show, then it good. As adding it above roof rails moves center of gravity upward. I always afraid of adding rack on a tallboy car because of this. I mean with luggage above rack, I can't think of taking it above 80kph. That too on straight road.
  9. Looks great. Seems you did some tyre polish as well. Just get the front brake calliper and rear brake drum in car color or may be yellow/red to make it more appealing. I like the chevy stylised steel rim which is much better than regular steel rims with round holes used by other manufacturers. Check these here -
  10. Got new shoes for the BEAsT. By mistake used wooden clear coat, instead of automotive one. That left a yellow tint over branding.
  11. As collision word came in, I need to add a small piece (may be with big impact) of info what I have. As this is pre owned/used car, it got a bumper to bumper hit during rainy days in Mumbai. Its bonnet n rear hatch is replaced. This was a back to back kind of minor accident. This is what the company service center guy told me, when I took it right after purchase. I personally didn't talk to previous owner as it was exchanged with a new vehicle at pre-owned car dealer (Truevalue run by Maruti Suzuki India), from where I bought it. Though now, I took many lessons, why not to go for a used car.
  12. Thank you Retired Old Gearhead and Bobby MSME. As suggested by you I will check with auto guy here and will get wheel alignment & balancing redone.
  13. People, I am somehow facing similar situation. WhenI used to drive beyond 105-110kph the steering start shaking. Also, the car tend to shift left, if I removed hands from steering wheel on a straight road, the deflection is minor but noticable. I was thinking it because of old tires and wheel alignment and balancing. I recently got new tires and the mechanic told me my shock absorber are slightly out of place. Next day I have given my car to service centre and the service guy told me about shock absorber mount issue. Being a big ticket item, I have parked this for next service. I later went to local mechanic and he explained me that the camber is problem, my left front wheel is coming out on top ( positive camber, I guess 5° ). Solution he suggested to use a thin bolt used to join knuckle and shock absorber since camber is not adjustable in spark, though I don't prefer it as thin bolt may got fast wear and make big issue later. Now, I got two theories, shocker mount and positive camber, are they interlinked? I am in big confusion and little bit in hurry as I am planning for a 500km journey in 10days. PS - after tire change I haven't tried driving about 80, but it deflect on left.
  14. Though it seems a old post but since I am going through same phase, sharing my research. I am having same model and variant LS. There are two ways, either get a standard factory kit which includes light stick with fog switch, relay, fuse harness and fog lamp with bazel and bulb. There is already a thread detailing same, note that thread is for newer model but other than shape of bazel seems everything same. Now, the 2nd option, you make what you want. I initially had a thought of LED projector with Angel eyes (with own prepared wiring and a rectangle push button in place of coin holder on dash) so with regular search I got bored and in a YouTube video I saw that the angel eye ring is actually holding lens so it may not be waterproof after some time. Now, I have bought light stick, relay and fuse from chevy service center during last service and will prepare own harness, waiting for sealed connectors. Next is fog lamp, hmm still want to use projector with halogen (so when I want LED, I can use LED bulb) but the available space from curve in bazel to fender lining is about 5.5 or 6 inch and fog lamp is 4.5 or 5 inch so clearance is very less. Probably, I will go with standard chevy style fog lamps (local manufacturered). I'll update soon as its becoming a long lost project for me.
  15. For photochromic sun film I checked on AliExpress. Got a seller who makes it. He is a nice guy and shown good interest. But as the cost is high (60$+), I am not going to buy. He told he can send sample, so if anyone interested I will post the link.