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Hi everyone, I have a 2010 Barina Spark, I love it but I am not fond our Australian Holden dealerships. They will milk you for every dollar they can get out of you. For instance my first service was $900. 13 more services and I could've bought another Spark. I'm sure that the reason why some people buy a small economical car is because that's all they can afford, this is the reason I bought my Spark. Bonus was that I loved it anyway but crikey they really sting you with after sales stuff....and the poor get poorer. Anyway back to my issue....my aircon switch won't stay on. If I hold it in while I'm driving it works perfectly fine, but that tends to interfere with changing gears, scratching my nose and steering, not to mention my fingers cramping up after an hour and a half. Now I'm not stupid I have worked out that I probably have to replace the switch, but on ringing the Holden Dealers I was told it came as a full assembly and would cost around $270 Australian then labour of $130 an hour. So clever me got on the net an found out your Chevy Spark is the same car...only you guys drive on the wrong side of the road so the steering is on the other side. The price for the part on eBay is $114 incl postage, problem is the switches etc are reverse (bugger) So before I spend a zillion dollars I just want to find out if any of you had had this problem, whether it can be fixed without buying the complete assembly or if I was to buy the one on eBay whether I could remove the switch and put it into my assembly. Has anyone got a pic of the reverse side of the assembly?
Have you installed any additional USB ports for charging devices in your Spark? I have a 2015 Spark 1LT manual and have been thinking about putting in a couple dash-mounted USB ports. I found a few aftermarket backlit USB ports available online; obviously the install would require some dash/panel modification and running wire either to a spare fuse block or directly to the battery. Was thinking they could be mounted on either side of the factory USB/aux ports on the little panel below the A/C controls. My GPS occupies the 12v lighter outlet, and my wife likes to plug her iPhone into the factory USB port to charge, but then the MyLink always randomly switches to "iPod" playback which automatically disables the Bluetooth music function...really annoying. And the factory USB must have really low amperage because it takes forever to charge the phone. Just curious if anyone else might have attempted a mod like this for better charging. Thanks in advance!