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Suzuki Forenza



  • gowrigowri Posts: 2
    Hi all,
    I am little confused where to post this one, hope I will find a suggestion here. I am considering buying a used Chevrolet Optra (as it is called in middle east, and Suzuki Forenza in USA) from my friend. What he is having is a base model, without passenger air bag, alloy wheels, and ABS. (Wonder why GM differentiates in safety features also. Same in Canada comes with all these things in base model). Is it possible to provide this things additionally if I buy this one? There is price difference of around $1500 for this options for a new car. Will it be the same if I install those things (if it is possible) with the dealer? I really dont want to lose this car since he has done only around 1000miles in a 2004 model.
    Please help me regarding this
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    ABS and passenger air bag (probably) big problem, unless it's ready for an after market dealer upgrade, which is doubtful.
  • chrisducatichrisducati Posts: 394
    If you need those items it would cost more to fit them to the used car than to buy a new car with those already installed.
  • nwvalknwvalk Posts: 1
    Hi there! I recently purchased an 05 Forenza and I am looking to install a security system and cruise control. But I need a copy of the wiring diagram. Does anyone have one you might be willing to send my way? It would be very much appreciated!
    Thanks in advance, Don
  • sschribersschriber Posts: 89
    Can anyone explain how those hanger hooks in the back of the Forenza are supposed to work? I've given up trying and use the passenger assist handle to hang clothes. :confuse:
  • lucasterlucaster Posts: 1
    Has anyone had problems playing an mp3 cd. I cannot switch between directories on the cd. maybe i'm doing it wrong, it says to press "UD" or "down" to switch, but it won't.

    Is there a specail way that the cd must be burnt for it to recognize the folders?
    how to you switch between folders?

    I own a 05 chev optra (canadian version of the forenza)
  • jkobty2jkobty2 Posts: 210
    Yes Daewoo has always used ZF transmissions for their manuals. Glad that GM did not mess with that as they did with the Verona where they replaced the ZF and Aisin/Warner models with a GM transmission.
  • I bought a 2005 Forenza about 3 weeks ago and I am VERY pleased...never in my life have I traded in a car...bought a new car and actually LOWERED my payment. I traded at 2000 Honda Civic in and got a brand new is really nice (not to mention cheaper) and I am absolultely thrilled with teenage daughter is dying to have one herself...and I have liked it so much that my hubby has decided to try a Suzuki as well, trading his Honda in on a Verona. I think that Suzuki has won over a new family.
  • polonezpolonez Posts: 2
    how flushing your cooling system in a 2004 Forenza, i can not find service manual for Forenza Car
    Thank you
  • rjckrjck Posts: 1
    :confuse: I recently bought a 2004 forenza. I work 12hour shifts, there has been a couple of times I have come out to start the car and the battery is dead, but it only takes a second to jump it off so I know that it is not the battery, something is draining it does anyone have any suggestions? :confuse:
  • There are icons on my Forenza radio display and in the manual that appear to indicate additional capabilities for CD playback effects including Church, Hall, Live, Stadium, and Theater. Does anyone know how to access these?
  • doohickiedoohickie Posts: 949
    I hunted around a little bit and found this at the GM site for the Chevy Aveo radio. Aveo and Forenza are both made by GM-Daewoo in Korea. I've test driven both the Aveo and Forenza and they look like they have similar radios. I think they both have a "SOUND" button; here is the description for how it works to change equalization setting from the Aveo Owner's Manual.

    SOUND (Equalization): Press this button until EQ OFF appears on the display to select customized equalization settings designed for classic, pop, rock, jazz, and voice. Turn the volume knob until the desired equalization setting appears on the display. When finished making the selection, press the SOUND button to select the equalization setting.

    To cancel an equalization setting, press the SOUND button until EQ OFF appears on the display, turn the volume knob until OFF appears on the display, then press the SOUND button again to select the equalization setting

    Sounds kind of complicated, but I bet once you get used to it, it's not too bad.
  • noursenourse Posts: 3
    Check the TRUNK when it is closed to make sure the luggage compartment light is NOT draining the battery, 12 hours could drain it if its a marginal battery. Fold down the back seat and look through to see if the LITE is on with it closed. Also check glove box lite, DOME lite, MAP lite, make sure ALL the doors are closed tightly, and anything plugged in the cigar liter or 12volt ports such as a cell phone charger, I doubt that though, cause my 2005 ports shut off with the ignition, I cant think of anything else. Does this ONLy happen in a 12 hr period? does it also happen, lets say for 3, 4 hours? If so, then you may want to go to an auto parts store(e.g.Trak Auto) and have them do a " BATTERY DRAIN" test Its usually FREE..good luck, mike
  • noursenourse Posts: 3
    I have a 2005 reno and same sound system. You Do know you can override the EQ system and use the BASS and TREBLE adjustments too. I find i get better sound adjusting those myself , other than using the preset EQ adjustments,.Very Happy with the sound. NOT an infinity SOUND , but not bad for an econobox, and my friends all give me compliments on the sound quality, they cant believe its a cheap 45 wattX4
  • First 25,000 miles turn on key engine starts. Lately it takes several tries to start engine. I did a 30,000 mile service early, hoping that would solve the problem, but it didn't. Otherwise my 2004 forenza has been a great car.
  • hi my forenza has had ---5 dead batterys....the dealer cant find any problem they say i dont drive it alot....its a 04- with 7700 mi.s.......and im trying to lemon law it here in ct. they- the dealer - say this is the 'first' forenza to hav a power drain.........can you shed any light on my Ingerson......"GO NORWAY" ;)
  • PLEASE READ MY NOTE..... :) :)
  • pfow99pfow99 Posts: 1
    Just bought my first new car :) 2005 Forenza S about 2 weeks ago.. Love the car... 2 questions.. First at 31 or 32 mph the car jerks, second the check engine light came on :cry: and has been on for about 3 hours, I have turned it off and restarted it a few times to see if it would go off and it won't.. I noticed when the light first came on it ran sluggish from a stop and was louder than usual. Any suggestions? The dealer is 2 hours from me and I'm just checking on input before I have to drive up there. Thanks
  • I recently purchased a 2005 forenza. The check engine light keeps comming on, when i make an appointment and finally get to the dealer they tell me it was because my gas cap was not tightened properly and they had to reset the code and erase the error code. Does anyone know what code reader works with the forenza. Any help is greatly apprieciated!
  • Advice from one who has been there:

    On my Forenza, the check engine light kept coming on indicating loss of pressure in the gas tank. The local dealer (Brantmeier Suzuki, Sheboygan, WI) has a great mechanic who finally figured it out. The top of the filler neck, where the gas cap seats, had a small indentation left from forming it. The gas cap couldn't always seal off properly. Take off the gas cap and run your finger around the opening. If you feel a bump or a dip, you may have found the problem.

    The second problem (jerking) is from the transmission hunting between gears at around 30 mph. It was a common problem. The dealer can re-program the transmission control module using the latest software and it will shift like buttered velvet.

    While he's at it, have him re-program the engine computer for the latest software there too. Idle problems will be solved, and the computer will work better when communicating with generic scan tools as well.
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