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by SeanNelson
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Should I feel confident buying a used high-mileage Bolt?

bchalker wrote:...It’s actually between this Bolt and. 2017 Volt Premier w/ACC @ 35k miles. Same price.

I'd think that the 8 year / 100K mile battery warranty should give you a fair bit of peace of mind compared to the much more complex Volt powertrain. And the Bolt is a much better driving experience, IMHO.
by SeanNelson
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Clicking Noise From Steering
Replies: 13
Views: 7295

Re: Clicking Noise From Steering

Some folks have discovered that clicking sounds or "bumps" that you feel while turning the steering wheel are the result of the U-joints in the steering shaft in front of the brake and accelerator pedals bumping into your carpeting or floor mats. Simple and easy to check without having to ...
by SeanNelson
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What do I do, if I lock my Key Fob in car?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: What do I do, if I lock my Key Fob in car?

But if I hide the compete Fob somewhere on the car, wouldn't that just keep everything "open"? Just leave the battery out of the fob. You can use the physical key to unlock the car so that you can get inside, and you can place the unpowered fob into the designated spot at the bottom of th...
by SeanNelson
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: What do I do, if I lock my Key Fob in car?
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: What do I do, if I lock my Key Fob in car?

You know that HIDDEN Key in my Fob, is there anyway I can get a COPY of this hidden key only? Well, one obvious way would be to buy a spare key fob, take the physical key out of it, and throw out rest... Of course you'd need to take the key to a locksmith to have it cut to match your existing physi...
by SeanNelson
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery
Replies: 31
Views: 2975

Re: Dead Car, Dead 12V Battery

My solution is a little plug in device for the "lighter socket" (Amazon). It gives a real time read out of the battery and charging system at work. Doesn't the lighter socket go dead once the car is turned off? I'd always assumed that any readings taken from it would only show the status ...
by SeanNelson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: little 12v battery under hood
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: little 12v battery under hood

One suggestion I found for keeping your 12 volt battery healthy is this - once a month fully charge your 12 volt battery over night. I'm pretty skeptical that this would be necessary if your battery is in good condition and you drive your Bolt a reasonable distance on a regular basis. I've never do...
by SeanNelson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Buying / Leasing / Dealerships
Topic: Problem: Full charge capacity dropping
Replies: 11
Views: 1655

Re: Problem: Full charge capacity dropping

@SeanNelson's method of charging to full and driving to empty is a good first pass method to get a rough estimate of capacity (though I'm not clear how the infotainment system accounts for regen, but that should only be a small amount of energy). If you go down a long hill you'll see that the "...
by SeanNelson
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: little 12v battery under hood
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: little 12v battery under hood

Most everything in the car works off the 12V battery....lights, heat, radio, wipers, A/C, computer, etc. To be clear, 12V power comes from the high voltage battery via an inverter when the car is turned on. The 12V battery is only there to provide the power needed for baseline functions when the ca...
by SeanNelson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: little 12v battery under hood
Replies: 11
Views: 747

Re: little 12v battery under hood

It powers the computer systems and the infotainment devices.... ...while the car is turned off. When the car is turned on that power comes from the main 60 kWh battery. But the computers still need to run when the car is turned off to provide things like Internet connectivity (i.e., remote fob comm...
by SeanNelson
Thu May 30, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: reverse image not full size on infotainment screen
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: reverse image not full size on infotainment screen

It's normal on my 2017 Premiere... Thanks. Do you have the overhead view option? If not then I guess it's just normal. It just seems odd that it wouldn't take the whole screen. Yes, the overhead view is shown on the left side of the screen and the rear or front view on the left in something like a ...

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