Ray Dockrey

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  1. A/C

    I know you said dont suggest something else but you are going down the wrong path. It won't be the blower motor resistor or ac relay. The resistor gets bypassed on the top speed. If it worked on the top speed but no the other then thats a sign of a bad resistor. AC relay only controls the ac clutch. There is also a ac fan relay, not sure that our cars have one, but it commands the cooling fan and again has nothing to do with the blower. The blower motor is on a separate circuit since it has to work whether AC or heat is on or just circulating air. Its either a blower fuse, switch or the motor has went out. Easiest way to start troubleshooting is to see if you are getting voltage at the motor and work your way back.
  2. Be leery of those lifetime powertrain warranties or any that other stuff they use to get in you to buy from them. They are almost always gimmicks to score a sell. They usually require all service to be done by them plus all the optional services they offer. Just another scam dealerships use to try and get you to buy.
  3. According to what I can find GM PIDs for the tire pressure sensors are proprietary and not accessible.
  4. i found an article that said that the drivers side does have a power lock for Onstar but that is all.
  5. You should have just Googled it. First hit finds this.
  6. Look at page 117 in your manual. Looks like the driver info center setting got changed. Trip/Fuel Menu Items (Uplevel DIC) Press MENU until the Trip/Fuel menu is displayed. Use w / x to scroll through the menu items. Not all items are available on every vehicle. The following is a list of possible menu items: . Digital Speedometer . Trip 1 . Trip 2 . Fuel Range . Instantaneous Fuel Economy . Average Fuel Economy . Average Vehicle Speed . Timer . Navigation Digital Speedometer The digital speedometer, available on some vehicles, shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.
  7. Look at page 117 in your manual. Looks like the driver info center setting got changed. Trip/Fuel Menu Items (Uplevel DIC) Press MENU until the Trip/Fuel menu is displayed. Use w / x to scroll through the menu items. Not all items are available on every vehicle. The following is a list of possible menu items: . Digital Speedometer . Trip 1 . Trip 2 . Fuel Range . Instantaneous Fuel Economy . Average Fuel Economy . Average Vehicle Speed . Timer . Navigation Digital Speedometer The digital speedometer, available on some vehicles, shows how fast the vehicle is moving in either kilometers per hour (km/h) or miles per hour (mph). The speedometer cannot be reset.
  8. My 2014 does this. I have had it four years and has done it since I got it. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the voltage management of the car. I can't verify that but it just seems to happen when the car is transitioning from up and down idle rpm's.
  9. My guess would be no. The entire gauge cluster including the speedometer is computer controlled.I doubt there would be anyway to get it to communicate with your car.
  10. You would just need to buy 17" wheels with the right size tire so you keep the same circumference as what you currently have. They normally call it +1 or +2 depending on if you are jumping one inch or two inches in wheel size.
  11. What year is your car? I am not familiar with the build so does it have a throttle cable or is it drive by wire? If its throttle cable I would look for binding or something sticking. If it was drive by wire I would think it would set a code as the ecm closely monitors all that.
  12. Just getting the remote won't do you any good. There is a whole system in the car that supports that part of it and yours wouldn't have it. You would be better off trying to do something aftermarket.
  13. I don't believe the Mylink will support the sub unless you tap into the rear speakers at the head unit.
  14. Sounds like you bought the wrong LED's. You bought a LED for a single filament socket and you needed a LED for a dual filament socket. At least that would be my best guess. The faint glow from the backup lights sounds like possibly a bad ground.
  15. Is it a manual or automatic. I am not sure on the 2017 but on the 2014 Spark with auto trans there is a steel plate that seals the hole on the firewall where the clutch would go through. I drilled a hole in this plate, installed a rubber grommet and run my wiring through there for my powered subwoofer.
  16. My 2014 does the same thing as it has the same CVT in it. Its something you get used too. The shudder is the steel belt in the trans slightly slipping. As Bobby mentioned you will learn how to keep it from doing it along with the RPM increase. Just the quirkiness of the trans. No, its not in the manual. Comes from experience with the car, spending time on this forum, and lots of reading.
  17. I would think the cost would be out of this world. Likely the wiring wouldn't be there so you would need the harness, the power regulators, different door panels and the switches. The body control module would either need programmed or replaced and possibly the main ecm pcm since it handles the electrical bus.
  18. Part of buying a brand new car. Having to work the bugs out of it. Also, the issue could be the dealer. Lastly, I am not sure having radio issues would deem it a lemon this early on.
  19. According to the manual the power socket is hot all the time. I know on some GM vehicles depending on how the fuse is installed will determine if you have switched power or constant power. i don't know about the 2017 but on the 2015 Sparks with automatic trans there is a cover plate held on by two bolts that covers the holes for the clutch. You can take the plate off, drill a hole, install a rubber grommet and run your power wire through there. I had to do this when I ran power for my subwoofer.
  20. Is this a manual or automatic? Plus please turn off the cap locks.
  21. It wasn't too bad at all. Mine is a Curt hitch I got off Amazon. It tucks up behind the bumper so its pretty much hidden except for the receiver part.
  22. I have one on my 2014. I use it for my bike rack.
  23. I would find another dealership to take it too and see what they say. I would also contact GM customer care and open a case with them. The throttle system is drive by wire. There is no linkage from the pedal to the throttle body. So the drive motor on the throttle body would have to get a weird signal and activate. That is very closely monitored by the computer and will set a fault if it see's something like that happen. With no faults and no check engine light I can see where the dealership would think its a floor mat or something like that. The other issues you describe I have seen one time with mine. It was due to a battery that was going bad. Really weird stuff like that happens with modern cars when the battery fails to give the proper voltage and amps but is still strong enough to start the car.
  24. Do a search of this site using service rear vision and you will find several threads of people with the same issue. You might find some ideas there. My guess is it will require q trip to the dealer for a reflash of the system. It is possible that unhooking the battery for thirty minutes or so might cause it to reset but that I am not sure of.
  25. Actually most dealers won't add stuff like that unless its something offered through GM as an add on accessory. Take it to a stereo shop and see about adding rear speakers to it. And the days of them adding all the wiring for options not there are over. They found its cheaper to have different wiring harness' then to have one harness with everything.