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  1. On December 31st I accidently locked my only key for my 2013 Chevy Spark LS inside the car. So I called triple A and the guy tried to pump my door open with an air bag looking thing (my car door didn't close all the way, I rushed to grab it/stopped it from fully closing, but it still locked) . He couldn't get it to open, and even tried lifting the lock with a long fork like object, but it wouldn't budge. Then, it finally occured to me I have my power lock by the steering wheel for the trunk. He hit the unlock and I crawled through the back to open my car!! Yay!! Now I'm thinking my little mistake might have ruined my car. A couple of weeks later my car had trouble starting (chug, chug....start) and the anti theft light was on (car symbol with lock on it). Sometimes the light would stay on while I drive & go away after a while. Other times it wouldn't start at first till I waited about 5 minutes. However it has never flashed at me like I've seen in other cars, it's always been solid. So it dissappeared for a couple of months (it's very sporatic) and then last Saturday when I was driving home at night, I flashed my highbeams & my radio short circuted (two seconds of no music and no Aux or Fm/Am info just pure blue screen) and my lights would dim as well. This would keep happening if I flashed my high beams or rolled down my windows. Luckily I made it home and as I went into reverse to park (I have a manual) the whole car almost shut off/stalled/short circuited. The radio/clock reset this time though back to 2011 and 12:00 which didn't happen while driving. Then I shut off the car and waited a few seconds wondering what the heck was going on. So I tried starting my car again, and there was nothing. Not a crank, light, or even grasshopper chirping. Completely Dead. So the next morning my boyfriend jumped my car, and it revved back to life! But, the solid anti theft light was there. I drove around for about 25-30 minutes and my car didn't die or have any issues. I bought a battery from Autozone (not the one they have listed for the '13 LS because that one is too big, but the smaller one that fit my car) back in April 2016. We used our black & decker alternator checker/battery charger and my alternator checked out as good on there. I unplugged my battery for a few hours, and have not had any issues since, but I'm worried I'm not out of the clear as that anti theft light is really random.....I had not seen it for a good month when my car had its episode last Saturday, until we jumped my car the next morning. Anything else mechanical that could be causing this? Or is it simply the anti theft causing mayhem on my car? If so, what can I do about it besides go to Chevy and pay them an arm & a leg (if anything???)!! Thank you for reading and getting this far!!!
  2. I purchased my first-ever new car, a 2015 Chevy Spark, at a dealer clearance event four months ago. I bought it because it was the least expensive vehicle with a stick shift that I could find. I could have done without all the technology, however (Blue tooth? Sirius XM?? OnStar??? I'll never use any of those. Back-up camera, really? Just turn around and LOOK out the back when reversing) But the two features that REALLY drive me crazy are the doors that lock automatically as soon as I put it in gear and the burglar alarm that automatically arms itself when I lock the car from the outside. Is there a way to deactivate these, or is there somewhere I can take the car to have its computer reprogrammed? I don't like cars that try to think for me.