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#529 of 1448 Replacing low beams on 1995 Geo Prizm LSi
Dec 22, 2001 (5:22 pm)
Since this is the same car as the Corolla, and the Geo Prizm board gets relatively little traffic, I thought I'd post here.
I've been dissatisfied with the brightness of my headlights lately, so I bought some replacements. Getting to the bulbs is proving to be a bit of a problem, though. I can't find any way to get the front cover off, and I certainly can't get my hand behind it to pull the bulb out. Can someone post a process or a link to a process for replacing the headlights? Thanks!
#530 of 1448 Prizm Gas Mileage
Dec 29, 2001 (8:11 am)
I have a 2001 Prizm LSI 4 speed auto w/ 15,000. In the city I get about 21 - 23 mpg. Highway is good at 37 - 39. Is city about right? Thanks.
#531 of 1448 Replacing the bulbs
Jan 02, 2002 (10:28 am)
The process of changing the bulbs is kind of painful on a Prizm (unless I was doing it wrong)
You need to take off the battery to replace one and a cover for the air intake (if I'm not mistaken) to get the second one replaced.
That's the most awkward design I've ever seen, but not much you can do...
Good luck !
Jan 02, 2002 (1:35 pm)
I have a '01 Corolla LE - 4-speed auto - I think our cars have the same engine - I get between 30-32 MPG in the city - I usually use 89 octane gas - on the highway, I got 38.7 MPG on my last road trip - but I was speeding a little (75MPH) - you might want to make sure your tire pressure is right - I keep mine inflated to 32 PSI - good luck
#533 of 1448 60,000 Mile Chevy Prizm Service
Jan 03, 2002 (1:23 pm)
I just bought a '99 Prizm base model with 69,000 miles on it and wanted to get the 60,000 mile service done. The dealer (in Chicago) quoted me $526!!! Anybody have alternative prices for this service?
#534 of 1448 60,000 Service...
Jan 03, 2002 (1:40 pm)
Toyota dealers tend to be even more expensive, but you could call around. A good quality independent shop is usually the best place to go for non-warranty work.
Jan 03, 2002 (1:42 pm)
Look in the owners manual for what the 60K service consists of and then go to an independant mechanic or service station. Save hundreds of dollars and maybe cna even do some things yourself!
#536 of 1448 I'd also stress the above comments about look in the manual...
Jan 03, 2002 (3:29 pm)
You'd be suprised at the extras a lot of dealers throw in.
#537 of 1448 60K Service
Jan 04, 2002 (3:37 pm)
As far as I remember, the major things it consists of are: new spark plugs, radiator flush, oil change and brake inspection. Plus inspect, check, inspect, check, inspect,... (most of this stuff is "visual inspection")
New spark plugs would run you about $2.5 each (Dealer price)... Antifreeze - $5, Oil change - $25 - dealer price... Visual Inspection - $20 max at any local shop... Brake inspection - Free at any brake store (and they do much better job than dealers, who try to find as much as possible wrong with your brakes). Don't get me wrong, I usually try to do maintance service at dealers to avoid any problems with warranty, but if you look at huge list of items the dealer would do for 60K service you'll see that they wold only look at different things and in addition to new spark plugs and oil change, you'll get a huge estimate for things they think you need to do urgently...
P.S. Oh, they might also do Fuel Injector cleaning - $20 for the can BK44, add it to the gas and you're all set to go.
#538 of 1448 PRIZM For Britton2
Jan 17, 2002 (8:00 am)
Our cars do have the same engine. If you don't mind, I'd like to ask you a few more questions before I call Chevy. What area are you from. (Climate?) What are the roads like? (Hilly terrain, mostly flat, etc.) How would you characterize your "city driving?" My city trips are usually very short; for instance, I drive 5 miles each way to and from work and usually don't use the car for anything else until the weekend. I too keep my tires inflated to 32 PSI, but I use 87 octane. I appreciate your help.