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by bolter
Tue May 21, 2019 4:34 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Does Service Mode Time Out and Turn Off?
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Does Service Mode Time Out and Turn Off?

Or does it stay on until what? If it times out, how long does it take?

It would help if you cited authority for your answer.

Thanks.
by bolter
Tue May 21, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

DanDietrich, I checked the 12V battery voltage with the car parked in my garage and turned off. It was 12.45 V. I then checked it at intervals. Two hours later it was 12.66 V. Clearly, either the 12V battery was getting charged or had been charged in the interval because that's the only way the volt...
by bolter
Mon May 20, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

I jumped my car twice. The first time, when it was completely dead, it woke it up and allowed me to charge it. I tried it again a second time after discovering that it was still undriveable after charging. I verified for myself after getting it back from the dealer that the 12V battery gets charged ...
by bolter
Sat May 18, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

Further update: The service manager did finally call me after about five hours. He tried to reassure me that the car wouldn't shut down while in motion. However, he was much less dogmatic and much more willing to say so when he didn't know something instead of making assumtions. He promised to conta...
by bolter
Fri May 17, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

I picked the car up today. Before I moved it I checked the 12V battery voltage; it was 12.5. I told the man at the service desk that I was concerned about a safety issue, i.e., that, if the 12V battery went dead when I was driving, would it be dangerous? Would I lose brake function? Would the brakes...
by bolter
Fri May 17, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

Update: They called back today and said they found nothing wrong with the car. I had a long, unproductive phone conversation with the service manager (When they called, the tech who worked on it was no longer available.). He said that they had checked the battery again twice today, and it was stayin...
by bolter
Wed May 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

We’ve had our 2019 Premiere for about two weeks, so, this is just a newbie observation. Should not the EV manufactures out there put a low 12v battery warning light/symbol in their vehicles? Rich Of course they should. Follow-up: The car was plugged in for about 60 hours, about 45 hours of which wa...
by bolter
Sun May 12, 2019 3:11 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 358

Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

Last night I parked my 18 month old 2017 Bolt EV with about 5400 miles in my garage. It showed 150 miles remaining range, and I didn't plug it in. This afternoon, I found that it wouldn't respond to the fob, wouldn't respond to door button presses, and when I plugged it in, the charge light didn't c...
by bolter
Sun May 12, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Best solvent to remove California CAV sticker residue?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Best solvent to remove California CAV sticker residue?

3m markets a product specifically for removing adhesives. I have used it for various adhesive es on various surface3s; it always worked and never damaged the surface, but YMMV. See https://www.amazon.com/3M-General-Purpose-Adhesive-Cleaner/dp/B00ZIM9XPI?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=du...
by bolter
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Ask Chevrolet
Topic: Best Charging Regimen for Low Mileage and Hot Weather
Replies: 10
Views: 1411

Best Charging Regimen for Low Mileage and Hot Weather

Reading here and elsewhere online it appears that the best thing for the battery is to not fully charge it, which equates to turning on hilltop reserve, and not recharging until the battery is down to about 20% charge. It also appears that it's best for the battery if the car is plugged in when it i...

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