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by BoltMaybe
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: My bolt is completely dead
Replies: 24
Views: 3883

Re: My bolt is completely dead

Guess what happened after I left my hazzards on all day. That wasn't fun. I had to get a jump for about 10 min. A insta-jump would NOT start the car for more than a few seconds. I highly recommend plugging your 12V battery in to a smart trickle charger overnight to make sure the accessory battery i...
by BoltMaybe
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Weird battery (maybe?) issue
Replies: 16
Views: 2761

Re: Weird battery (maybe?) issue

Just for grins measured the voltage on my battery today and it was ~12.62v about an hour after driving (no keyfob or EVSE). It was more than 12.7v when I measured with the car in a similar state two weeks ago, so I thought that was not a good sign. Hooked up my BatteryMINDer to see what it thought. ...
by BoltMaybe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Weird battery (maybe?) issue
Replies: 16
Views: 2761

Re: Weird battery (maybe?) issue

It's also drawing much more charge in "idle" than it was yesterday, and there are a myriad of little software issues. Wouldn't stay connected to CarPlay just before all hell broke loose, forgets the "home" location every time it's started up again tonight (a thing I just discove...
by BoltMaybe
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Winter Tires & Wheels
Replies: 70
Views: 9964

Re: Winter Tires & Wheels

Yeah, I totally agree that it could be made simpler. My Prius C also needed a relearn tool and I never understood why. However, the tool is cheap (around $30.00) and since the alternative is to pay the dealer or a tire shop to do it, or to go without tire pressure readings, I opted for the tool. I ...
by BoltMaybe
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Bolt EV powers down while driving, with "Minimum" 15 miles charge remaining
Replies: 20
Views: 3315

Re: Bolt EV powers down while driving, with "Minimum" 15 miles charge remaining

Even if my car behaved as described in the owner's manual, which it does not, that would be unsafe. How is it helpful for the car to power down when low on battery charge? Does that increase the driver's chances of safely reaching a charging station? I could understand the car automatically turning...
by BoltMaybe
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Indication for auto seat heat please.
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Indication for auto seat heat please.

Is there a way to just put it on manual? Trolled around the setup menus and didn't see anything.

I just want it to turn on when I tell it to and be off by default when I start the car. e.g. make it operate like every other car I've ever used.
by BoltMaybe
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: OBD-II reader
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: OBD-II reader

I can't see where you specified the brand name or manufacturer or model of the OBDII reader. Which one(s) are you trying? And to be 100% clear, is the physical switch integrated into the reader, or is it a separate switch that is plugged in on-line (in-circuit, if you prefer)? (ARE there 'switches'...
by BoltMaybe
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: OBD-II reader
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: OBD-II reader

I would assume that "low power bluetooth" is to communicate with a smartphone app (or computer), not talking with things on the CAN bus. It is reading data through the pins in the socket, as well as consuming power to run the electronics and the bluetooth. Does anybody know how much? Ever...
by BoltMaybe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: OBD-II reader
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: OBD-II reader

I ask again : How much current does an OBD-II reader consume? I would assume it puts an additional load on the 12V battery. Does the OBDII reader pull its power from the 12V battery? How much? I don't think it matters what the power source is. Since it's low-power Bluetooth, I would say that it is ...
by BoltMaybe
Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: OBD-II reader
Replies: 12
Views: 2754

Re: OBD-II reader

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