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Chevrolet Aveo Electrical/Lighting



  • alexoslalexosl Posts: 1
    HI, please help me figure out how to remove the headlight assebbly in order to change the turn signls light bulb. I tried following the manual's instruction (Remove 3 bolts, pull assembly out) and it didn't work, the headlight is stuck in and the bumper is in the way of the assembly comming out, now i have scraped the paint off of the top of the bumper trying to pull the headlight out and need to remove it to touch up under there and work on my signal bulb. any idea?
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    This is a new car..and has a warranty I assume...why are YOU changing a dead bulb? Make the dealer do it! Thats why you have a warranty. I have an 2006 and the headlights just slide right they obviously made it more difficult on the 2007 SEDAN. It took some wiggling to get mine out to put in SilverStar bulbs to get some bright white light out of them. But they came out easy. I thought I was going to scratch the bumper to..but at the last moment the light assembly came out. And it turns out they dont have to be re-aimed! I found that out. Hope by now you have it replaced.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Good advise with the car still under warranty. Also remember to never touch the new bulb, or at least wipe off with alcohol if your fingers come in contact to preserve the life span of the bulb. If the assembly is a tight fit and it may scratch the bumper surface, use masking tape over the painted area's but remove promptly afterwards.
  • G'day all, first off i would like to say my wife purchased in march 06 a Holden Barina, i think it's your version of a 2007 ls Aveo sedan, she loves it and i have now found out it badged a Holden Barina, Daewoo Gentra & now a Chevy Aveo, our aussie version of this great little car does not come with a lot of the accessories that you get in America and i was hoping that someone on this forum would be kind enough to track down a parts supplier for 1.The driving lights and surrounds in the front bar, 2. the rear spoiler for the sedan, any rtesponse would be greatly appreciated as these add ons would make her little sexy car even sexier. Cheers all, :)
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I can't say off hand though there have been other website listed in the Aveo forums. Did you look at all the Aveo topics listed. Also you can do a search for Aveo parts/accessories and see what comes up.
  • Thanks for that poncho167, didn't have any luck with the google search, if you know the contact details of a chevy dealer in the states i can contact them direct, just need to find a dealer that will ship internationly, Your 2007/8 Aveo seems to be to new to be able to find any parts for from auto stores online so i think a New car dealer that sells them should be able to get parts for them. If anyone else reading this forum can assist with a contact please do.
    Cheers kennyk1
  • cn7059cn7059 Posts: 1
    My Aveo Sedan started doing the same battery and parking brake lights turning on while driving. Took it in the first time and of course the lights didn't come on. I was taking it in for servicing(Oil-change, tire-rotation, etc.) when the lights came on again as I pulled it into the dealership. They took a look and found that the alternator shorted out. It'll be in the shop overnight while they order the alternator.
  • I have a 2007 Aveo Hatchback that I have adored from the day I purchased it. Unfortunately, some minor things have happened since ownership that are causing me to suspect that I may have an electrical issue. Here is an outline of various events.

    1. When we bought the vehicle the dome light flickered and had to be replaced;
    2. Alarm went a bit wacky and at one point reset itself, locking all four doors while the vehicle was on and warming up in my driveway;
    3. Chevy recently replaced my air conditioning unit because of a "dirty feet" smell and a few days later I went to get into my car and while it was completely turned off the air conditioner/heater turned on by itself. The same thing continued to happen intermittently without cause or warning.

    As of the day of this writing my car is in the shop for evaluation. I was just informed that a bulletin just came out about the "dirty feet" smell and they are awaiting the part. As for the air conditioner/heater fan turning on while the vehicle is off, well lets just say that unless Chevy can dupilicate that the problem will not be fixed.

    Please let me know if any of you have had any strange things go on in your vehicle.

  • If you get an electrical disturbance (eg. Check Engine Light) in your Aveo,
    Go to 1st choice: Any Chevrolet service center;
    2nd choice: Any GM dealership (Buick Pontiac,Cadillac.)
    3rd choice: Any other car dealer. Why? Because the diagnostic equipment for reading codes is standardized throughout the industry. And all dealers should have the basic diagnostic equipment to gather and troubleshoot the computer codes.

    When you arrive at a dealership with a "Check Engine Light" on
    DO NOT TURN THE ENGINE OFF!! Codes are stored in a volatile memory which needs electricity to retain those trouble codes. Turning your engine off may stop the flow of electricity to that memory causing the codes to disappear and then you...and the service technicians are SOL. (squat outta luck)

    You can buy your own basic trouble code readers from stores like Advance, Autozone, Pep Boys and WalMart. With a quality code reader you can capture, read and save the codes. Take the codes to your Chevy service people which gives them a place to start with the repair.

    Merry Christmas....
    .....and Peace on the highways

    The WheelMan
  • this should not happen. i am a backyard mechanic. I just lost my ford escort....SOB SOB. It was doing this towards its end of life. It is indicative of a timing belt issue. If i stop at lights the lights would dim. If at higher speeds then it would not die or lessen in light in tensity. 85 amps should not do this. keep bringing it in until THEY fix. tell them to show you any of the other cars in the lot doing this all the time then you will back off. If not goto court. Check out neil Chyet , handle on the law website.
  • there is an alarm or something going off in my 04 aveo.
    it is a chirping sounds like it is coming from the central dash area.
    it will go off once, then again in 45 seconds
    then after 4 minutes it does it two times again in 45 seconds.
    It stays on this pattern.
    I don't know if it is a warning alarm of some seat belt, door ajar, fluid low or what
  • timsehtimseh Posts: 24
    That sounds like the seatbelt warning to me. Is the warning light on?
  • wave54wave54 Posts: 211
    I have an 04 also and I've never heard any sort of alarm or chirping sound. To my knowledge, there is no audible seatbelt warning on this model year.
  • Actually, on my 2004 Aveo, there is a seatbelt warning chime when I have the key in the start position. I often have the seatbelt off with the car running while I'm checking things out. It chimes for about 10 seconds and then goes off. It shouldn't stay on continuously or keep coming back on. Maybe my car's unique. ;)
  • I have an 07 Aveo sedan that I bought new. I've had it about 6 weeks or so. I love the car but have had a problem similar to what you mentioned. Each morning when I start the car prior to going to work, all of the "warning lights" on the dash light up as usual. No big deal. Problem is, the "parking brake" light and the "battery" light both stay on for about 3 minutes or so after the other lights have gone off.

    I took it to my Chevy dealer and left it with them. When I went back to get it, they told me that the lights did not do what I described. On the ticket they wrote "could not duplicate" and that was it. I have noticed that the problem with the lights only happens in the morning when I first crank up the car. Makes me wonder if this is connected to the engine being cold? Any advice?


    by the way, the tech tried to tell me that the car's computer was "running a test" and that it could be normal....yeah right, nice try
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    This is probably not it, but I recently read in a local paper auto question column that engine/brake trouble lights can also be triggered by the emergency brake lever between the seats on several different brand cars. If it is not pushed down and deactivated all the way it could trigger warning lights not related to the brakes.
  • luckinsluckins Posts: 63
    I think my dome light bulb burned out on my 2004 Aveo. Has anyone had any experience with changing that light on this car? How do you get the cover off without breaking it? Is it hard to change?

    It was working one minute and broken the next.
  • luckinsluckins Posts: 63
    Nevermind. I figured it out and it was very, very easy and the light was not burned out. All is working again. If anyone wants to know about this, please let me know.
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    My 2006 Aveo has an odd color starting on the headlight covers. They are NOT getting dull, like so many older cars with plastic lens covers. It is developing a 'rainbow' look to the side of each headlight, where the turn signal is located. You know, the look of gas when it is floating on water. That kind of 'rainbow' look. I don't know if it is because of the daytime running lights, that are on ALL the time?? Or is there a problem starting in the plastic cover?? Does anyone else have this issue? I am going to take it in to my dealer as soon as I can. But that could be weeks. So I figured I would ask if anyone else has this going on.
    It is obviously covered, I hope, by the warranty, I only have 9,500 miles on it! BUT, I just wanted to know if this is a common problem or do I have an odd one? :confuse:
  • I'm having the same issue. I replaced the light, but still nothing. I'd appreciate any help.
  • luckinsluckins Posts: 63
    Hmmm. My next step would be to check the fuse. I don't know which one, though. I looked for it when my light stopped working. Other than that, I don't know except it could be the wiring to the light on in the light.
  • The owner's manual includes a list of fuses. I haven't checked to see if the dome light is clearly marked, but it's worth checking your manual.
  • aveo 2005 , 50000 miles , cold engine starting ... 2000 rpm and after 900 rpm ,,, first problem... second problem ... after driving . turn off and impossible to start again , it stop inmediately.. third problem .. after start in parking it is impossible to move the shift to drive , it is blocked , i think it is the computer ... please HELP
  • My girlfriends 06 Aveo has been having a lighting issue. Her dash board lights go on and off, though now they mostly stay off, and when the dash lights go off the right taillight goes off. The taillight goes back on when the dash lights turn back on. The radio and all the other lights work fine. I've looked at the fuses and they appear to be fine, but that's about the extent of my car knowledge. Any thoughts?
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    It is likely a wiring ground of some type. Can't say where to start looking.
  • Did you ever find out what the problem was? I gave my daughter a 2007 Aveo and she believes the alternator went out on it at 40K miles, 4K miles past the warrantee. She told me the car lost lights and she had to charge the battery 3 times to get it home. The new alternator is $550.00 plus estimate is around $850.00 (with diagnostic test). Please let me know what you found out...Thanks Darin
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Your engine should have a minimum of a 5-year/60,000 mile engine warranty if I recall. I believe it was changed to 10-years in the later 2007. The engine warranty covers alternators if I am not mistaken. The power train warranty that GM has is actually better than most as far as the parts covered.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I posted incorrectly now while looking at it. The Aveo used to have a 5-year or 60,000 mile powertrain warranty that was changed to 5-years, 100,000 miles, which ever comes first.
  • Some guy decides to stop on the back of my Aveo 2004 hatchback, I'm not actually complaining, now my Aveo is the only car with butt; the problem is that now that the trunk door is damage, the "open door" alert is always on. In the other four doors, I have found the sensor button, it's easy to find, but I can't find the sensor or don't know how is that the system detects that the trunk door is open so I can deactivate it.

    Any ideas? This is giving me battery problems and a headache! :sick:
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 58,459
    must be in the trunk lock then if there's no sensor along the rim of the trunk where the seal is.

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