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  1. Bobby, I just checked on ebay and Amazon (both US site). Though these seems same from AliExpress. These are available there but with increased price. If you are ok you have that option as well. You can check other online store for keywords as "obd2 coolant temperature".
  2. Yes, summer time is over and temperature in my city is getting down from 45-47°c. Major coastal states already got monsoon rains started. Like my city is close to thar desert so it got some showers and couple of good rains.
  3. Hi Bobby, AliExpress is retail site from the Alibaba group. Yes, it's a Chinese site and I am mainly buying small item only, which either I can't find in my city or Chevy is charging heavily. For example a plastic rivet I bought from Chevy service centre was around ₹40 while I got same from here for cheap ₹5, but its working well. I bought some other stuff but all small order. They accept major visa n master card and in past 1 year not got any payment related issue. If you want to buy something big order, I suggest go for registered mail option like china post registered mail or AliExpress standard shipping. They even have fast shipping but I have not tried. Biggest block is Customs, if they feel anything they will open package and could charge customs duty too. On this part, I guess someone from forum can guide if he/she bought and paid any custom duty. I so far not paid as small items are usually exempted (actually ignored) here (but lost 2 - 3 unregistered parcel as well ). They have some purchase protection program, if you not received parcel or its not as per description, you can open a dispute with seller. Chance of refund are 50-50 or seller may ask to return product, which may cost even more. P.S. just to mention, if your card provide virtual card option, I suggest to go with that for more on safety side. I am using a virtual debit card linked to account which is usually empty.
  4. Guys, I want to install DRL on my 2010 LS (M300 similar to US 2013). I want the function as follows: 1. When ignition is turned ON, then only DRL have to come up, so no load on battery. 2. When parking or headlight turned ON, DRL must be off. I worked with relays and partly got it theoretically. By tapping ignition line from key switch can latch relay for DRL and a tap from illumination line will cut off supply to DRL relay when parking/headlight is turned ON. Now, issue point is when DRL are ON and parking light are turned ON, it turn off DRL as expected but if parking light are turned OFF after that (assume someone turn them by mistake while engine still running), DRL doesn't come ON again. So, is there any direct point available which can give engine running feedback, as I don't prefer too much tapping OEM lines?
  5. Hi Bobby, I guess you are looking something like this. A202 Mini Smart OBD Gauge Show Car Speed Meter Water Coolant Temperature Fuel Consumption Voltage Display OBD2 Scan Tool I haven't tried this as I am using Bluetooth obd2 scanner with my phone.
  6. This is for door mounted speakers. I guess you are looking for rear parcel tray support location. P.S. pardon, I was expecting that because previous year have only front dash and rear parcel tray support speakers, not in door.
  7. Eric, you can see this post by Aviran for 3D printing option. Also, there is a post for wooden one. Hope this may help you. Good luck.
  8. Its really strange as these glass are bonded very well to sustain high air pressure. As you have mentioned that just with slight air pressure from closing a door it popped, it's really thing to worry. Better get it checked at service station, I hope this must be covered by warranty as manufacturing defect.
  9. Thanks Aviran for guiding me to suitable solution.
  10. Hi, something off topic. Is that black vinyl on B pillar? I mean why chevy think they still need to put B pillar black vinyl on a Black car. Oopss!! May be customer satisfaction that they too got it as other color cars.
  11. Spark have turbo here but with Diesel engine, not for gas. I am not sure if that can help you some way. Just to add, GM have shut their shop for domestic sell so getting direct from GM may be difficult. P.S. Spark was sold as Chevrolet Beat in India.
  12. Great work Aviran. I don't know why they made 4x6 grill, possibly this is most difficult to get same, atleast here in India. I can see Kicker and good brand 4x6 now available on Amazon but very costly due to high import duty. I too got stuck with this 4x6 speaker grill. 1st owner put 6inch speaker and electrician did horrible job. The rubber ring is pushing against frame and apparently both speaker are gone now. I tried with some paper stencil but not getting proper results. Do you have its 3D design image, if you can share? I don't have 3D printer, so will get it done on wood.
  13. I am not using Android auto as now a days driving very less. But with my Bluetooth headphones I frequently using OK Google Service. I have noticed that after google have launched the Google assistant (more formal OK Google Service) this problem is increased many folds. Didn't find any proper solution but when it occurs I just wait for some seconds and try again. One thing you can try for the app permission for contacts etc. And possibly if you have changed some privacy settings in main Google account.
  14. And neither our subject matter experts!! I respect to you guys, especially Bobby Msme and Retired old gearhead who brought us million of miles experience through the forum.
  15. He he.. this is possibly, magical wording reply each owner of production car wants to listen.
  16. Hi, After my recent cleanup, I put it on idling as I am not driving it much. Just plugged OBD2 adaptor and this time it gave 2 error code (1st time in 3 yrs). P0132, P0138 - O2 sensor high voltage (sensor1 &2). I am worried as I am not good with engine and transmission part. Just to add, for last 2 -3 weeks when I idle it, it smell like gas for while and when I checked in bonnet nothing found or smelled. Can someone suggest me what to do next? And if, this is minor or major issue?
  17. Update - Ok, so finally last week tried clearing the fault code and these not returned after that. Another thing noticed, 2 days back battery was out of juice, reason, it was sitting idle for last 2 months, although I keep engine running for 5 min in every 7-10days. Just a doubt, if low voltage from battery can generate such codes, as a side effect.
  18. I have 2010 LS 1.2L and I driven it fully occupied (3 adult, 2kid and bags in trunk, ~300kg) for 500-550km without issue so looking at your 1.4L engine it must be able to handle. Suspensions & tyres could be a thing. Since all load be in trunk so rear tyre could be touching the well area or gap will be less. Option, put some bag in rear seat area.
  19. This could be a perfect answer to GM/other car dealer who says any modifications outside will void warranty. (This is specially for India, my chevy service advisor marked LED bulb I fitted in parking lamp. Another one, when I went to buy VW Polo, they said aftermarket remote lock in base variant will void warranty).
  20. Confirm with them, if they have installed the GM accessories/optional part. Since GM must have covering GMA parts as well. Unlessthat's could be a complicated one.
  21. Only option, I can see, is to tap the speaker wire and connect to the sub. If you want to retain OEM head unit.
  22. Hi, anyone tried taking steering wheel out? I have some plan with the mentioned space on wheel. I am not afraid of airbag, as I don't have one. BTW mine is Chevy Spark (Beat in India) 2010 LS, also known as matiz creative.
  23. Hi, anyone tried taking steering wheel out? I have some plan with the mentioned space on wheel. I am not afraid of airbag, as I don't have one. BTW mine is Chevy Spark (Beat in India) 2010 LS, also known as matiz creative.
  24. Hi, I guess your spark too have antenna on front roof. Can you share some pics of shark fin you added, I am little concerned about look of shark fin on front roof? And also, how's reception after replacing it, since bigger antenna have better reception? Actually, I want to replace my whip type antenna with internal one but found no dummy piece which can cover the hole in roof so thinking to put a shark fin antenna.
  25. Hi, I am having a old model and not sure if you're asking for inside or outside handle liner. Since it holds when stretched so you can try putting double sided foam tape suitably thick to fill the gap. As I remember, mine have fixed moulded handle inside to pull down the hatch.