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  1. Mine is 2010 with big headlights. I too had some thought about fixing DRL and bi-focal halogen projectors in headlights and painting remaining in body color but immediately dropped it after thinking thay I am not going to get good sealant and other things in my city and getting online cost huge shipping. I am reaching to end of my fog projectors installation, will share the pics soon. One thing I missed is adding DRL on fog lamp cover, the way I want.
  2. I have a pre-owned spark and recently took out all speaker and audio system (being LS 2010, its aftermarket Sony xplode system 4" front and 6" rear) as getting some cracking sound on rear speakers. Poor left rear speaker, there is place enough for 4x6 and old owner placed a 6" round, making the rubber support pressed for past 7yrs. Now, bigger thing I checked pioneer and sony India site and they don't make 4x6. Someone can please suggest me some reasonable brand which make 4x6. I do feel lack of sub but not want to reduce puny boot space by adding amp and 12" woofer. (We have spare tyre by default in Indian cars so that space too gone). Any suggestions how can I increase little Bass by replacing speaker, rear, I am anyway planning as 6" round can't be fitted properly in 4x6 space.
  3. Hi guys, mine is 2010 LS of India variant (similar to 2013 US). I am planning to add a trunk lamp to it. 1st hurdle is cleared, I checked the latch/lock on hatch, it have the trunk open switch/sensor. Now, bigger question is the harness from there to trunk. Anyone have part number for same? Atleast, if I can get the connector details, I am anyway going to modify the harness for some other purpose.
  4. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all folks on the forum. Just like Bob said, have a safe drive and vacation.
  5. If you have bought a used car? Hmm, 1st thing to have original pair of keys. Indeed, when I bought mine I asked same with dealer (Truevalue run by Maruti Suzuki India). That time I was told of single key, I just simply told them that before final payment I need both else scrap the deal. Reason, with normal dealer, atleast I can't trust them, in one morning my bought car is gone (in 60 sec. with original key not given to me). Infact such a case already noticed. Now why alarm on unlock, I assume the 2014 model have engine immobilizer so aftermarket makeshift key given to you could be missing the chip and car don't recognise the key.
  6. Mods which I like to do are,majorly on lighting end, fog lamps if you're not having. Rear bench reading lamp, boot/trunk light, door puddle lamp with red small light for rear traffic, good DRL (continuous type instead of pearl one). Ofcourse music experience too, but since I didn't drive much, its 2nd priority. Upsize tyre, blackening some part like B&C pillar. I am not good on mechanical. P.S. assuming US spark too have common door azar indication, if you want to control individual door puddle lamp, I worked out a simple solution.
  7. 37psi. Is it recommended by Chevy? In India its 32psi that too have mentioned as higher compared to other cars by enthusiasts, for better mileage.
  8. Is there any way to check if chevy key is blank one or with chip (I guess for engine immobilizer)? I am asking as mine spark have GM accessory remote locking system, autocop, which is an aftermarket kind. So originally with vehicle is just a pair of keys. Looking at keys I can't say if they have chip or not.
  9. I too agree that HID must go with projector since the abundant light flood of hid can't be managed with OEM reflectors. Best solution is to get custom headlights with projector. I have seen some in India but for old model of spark. Since Chevy have shut production for India so possibly no such custom headlight available for new Spark models.
  10. Hi Adam, pics have helped me. Just a doubt, have you opened the relay box to plug the positive wire for supply? I mean, after I installed the fuse and relay the system identified but when I checked I found that the supply is fed through fuse to the relay contact so using simple wire tap is not going to work. Seems I need to open relay box and insert the wire to correct slot like Greg have mentioned. One more thing what size wire you have used. As mine lamp uses 60w HB3 bulb so as per wire size calculator it came as 2.5 mm2 but on safer side I bought 4 mm2. Just need to check if this can't create problem at connector end.
  11. Hi Mr. Tozzi, I already requested replacement with Amazon and received one piece but stuck with other one so have to wait till then. What I seen difference in high and low beam module that apart from having metal filter plate in low beam module, its reflector is oval shaped unlike round in high beam. I thought its better to replace with low beam as after installing and then removing be a cumbersome job. Lets hope low beam will work as expected. Keeping my fingers crossed.
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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....