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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
Sep 01, 2010 (6:23 pm)
I recently purchased a used 2010 HHR. TH\he car has 6,000 miles and was a rental. My question is when I hit band on the radio I see AM and FM but I do not see XM. I would like to subscribe to XM radio but can I still get it on the installed radio or do I need a completly different unit. Additionally, the car was ordered with the On-Star delete, can that be added at a Chevy dealer. Thanks in advance for any information.
#1493 of 1606 Re: XM Radio [dakotaengineer]
Sep 03, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I purchased an 08 new with the radio that had the XM button on the radio. And I contracted to have the XM in my car but when it came time to install it I was asked where I wanted to the control panel installed. Upon investigation even if your radio has the feature already there the HHR doesn't come with everything to make it work. After discussion, some strong at times, they agreed to install what was needed. It seems the XM uses the same antenna as the OnStar. But the cable to run it back there isn't put in at factory unless the car was being built with it. The headliner and all kinds of things had to come apart to get it in. But it works fine and I love it! The room is just so limited as it is I didn't want a pod installed for an add on unit.
Sep 05, 2010 (9:43 pm)
We're on a vacation trip.
Left home with our new 2010 HHR 2LT, did my first oil change at 1,300 miles before leaving.
Now we're on the west coast, with 4,300 miles. Planning to leave to go back home with 4,800 miles. Since I'll have done 3,500 miles on my 1rst oil change, should I do a oil change before leaving?
I still have 3,000 miles to do before getting home.
#1495 of 1606 Re: Oil change [laserblue]
Sep 06, 2010 (4:52 am)
Rely on the Oil change computer on the dash. G.M. has put in a lot of time coming up with the proper programing for it. You are thinking old school. First off you should have left in the factory oil until you reached the west coast and then changed it. I make sure on mine that I have the computer reset to 100% each oil change and then when I get to between 40 and 50% or about 6 months then I change it. Most dealers/stealers want you to think like the old days and change it every 3K miles. With the newer oils/filters/engines this is NOT needed. Old school you used 10W 40 oil, now most have or are going to 5W 20 oil due to the superior quality and ingrediants put in the oils. Have it changed when you get home. Just don't go over the 7500 miles between oil changes the book says.
Oct 02, 2010 (4:39 pm)
It might be early to talk about snow tire but it's right around the corner.
My HHR 2LT has 17 inch tire.
Can I install 16 inch rims so I could buy 16 inch snow tires?
They would probably be less expensive.
If so, what size of snow tire could fit on a HHR?
#1497 of 1606 Re: snow tires [laserblue]
Oct 02, 2010 (5:08 pm)
How was your trip? Mpg, general traveling observations? I believe you can use the standard 16 inch size that the LS and 1lLT come with. Probably can buy wheels at a junk yard and put snows on. Check with your dealer to confirm size. I bet you have a lot of possibilities that are not necessarily expensive.
#1498 of 1606 Re: snow tires [sda]
Oct 03, 2010 (5:15 pm)
The trip was nice, perfect, no problems.
The HHR was super.
Driving 65 - 75 mph most of the way. Fuel range, lowest 450 miles, highest 485 miles. We like it. Went across the Rockies without problems. Total mileage 6,000 miles and started with the oil at 100%, after 6,000 miles still 62%
But we had to cut our vacation short...on the 13th of sept we had a phone call that my wife brother had died (55 yrs old).
So packed up in a hurry and left Victoria on the 14th to get back home, we had 3,000 miles to drive.
Arrived home on the 19th, called my Mom and Dad as soon as we arrived, finish talking to my Dad at 7:00 p.m.
The next morning at 8:00 a.m. I had a phone call that my Dad had just died at home in the bathroom.
My brother in law died on the 13th and 1 week later on the 20th day for day it's my father.
Buried my brother in law on friday the 24th sept and my Dad on the 27th
#1499 of 1606 Re: snow tires [laserblue]
Oct 05, 2010 (5:42 pm)
How horrible. My sympathies to you and your family.
#1500 of 1606 Re: headliner chaffing noise [sda]
Oct 24, 2010 (4:29 pm)
I just bought a 2010 a couple of months ago and have the same problem. Did the dealer fix yours under warranty?
#1501 of 1606 Re: headliner chaffing noise [dusterman]
Oct 25, 2010 (5:25 pm)
I have had the dealer look/listen to the issue a couple of times. They said there was a TSB on the issue and they did the suggested repair. No difference. At my next service I mentioned it again and also pointed out the the headliner was loose near the front opening of the sunroof. There are two velcro fasteners to hold that area up. They came loose. I could get them to refasten, but it would separate within a day. At this point, the dealer said to make an appointment so they could secure a loaner for me. Long story---they ordered a new headliner and did a full replacement. No more noise. Great job, and nice experience. Hope you enjoy your HHR. I've been pleasantly surprised and pleased with ours.