Kaylee13

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About Kaylee13

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  • Birthday October 21

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  • Region
    U.S. Mississippi Valley
  • Location
    Emerald Coast, Florida
  • Current Vehicle
    2013 Chevrolet Spark 1LT

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  1. I wish the Sylvania site or their packaging said as much. They just said which model number bulbs to buy per year, make, and model. At least I got my money back. I'll have to have someone with better electrical/mechanical knowledge check on the bad ground issue. Thanks!
  2. I am a newbie here, but I've had my 2013 Spark LT since 2016. Just thought I would share a story considering I didn't find any information about this when i was doing my research....or I never would have wasted my money and time. I lost a taillight, so I thought I would replace all rear lights with LEDs. I have issues with arthritis and muscle pain, so doing it all at once was the easiest for me. Well, 3 hours later, after struggling with releasing the housings and then the bulb sockets ( I eventually had to carefully use a pair of pliers, my old hands just don't have the strength) and testing the lights (I was alone at home, so I got a little creative, but it took longer), I discovered a very dangerous thing, in my opinion. I understand the polarity thing, and the need for a resistor on the turn signals ( I was going to have a mechanic friend do the resistors), so I did not put the housing back together right away, in order to make sure I had the bulbs in the sockets the right way. I found that the taillight/brake upper semicircle only gave me one choice depending on the way the bulb was put in, either a taillight or a brake light, not both. For the lower semicircle, the turn signal/taillight/brake, I had only two choices depending on the placement of the bulb in the socket: taillight or turn signal; no brake light at all and not both turn signal/taillight. So, after putting it all back together with the old bulbs, I went and got a standard bulb for the bad bulb and did it all over again on the one side. Talk about my hands hurting after this fiasco! I did replace the back up lights with the LEDs. The only thing weird about them is a faint glow from them even when the lights are off and car is parked (I noticed that tonight when I went to my garage to leave for work). I bought the Sylvania LED brand available at Walmart for all lights involved. The taillights I got were red in color instead of plain white. I am taking them back this morning for my $45 refund for the 2 red light pairs and the resistor pair.
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  13. Hello All, I am still getting used to my 2013 Spark. On the 17th of May, I was driving home from a 12-hour night shift when a deer ran out in front of me and killed my baby of 12 years, a 2000 Chevy Cav LS, named Cecelia. It happened so fast, I had to review my dashcam footage to see what happened.... The next day my Sis took me car shopping and I found my Kaylee. Denim Blue and more tech than I have ever seen (my Cav only had power brakes and power steering). Hoping to learn from all of you about my new "kid", and all the tricks and treats of driving/caring for her. When I'm not working, I'm working around the house & garden with my fur-babies or playing with my identical twin grandsons!! I have two adult daughters: one almost married to a wonderful USAF gentleman and one who just graduated with her BS from UWF. Two dogs and two cats, but only one of each are actually mine, the other two are my girls'... .