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by jdunmyer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Bolt convenience question
Replies: 9
Views: 2521

Re: Bolt convenience question

The Bolt's app uses the cellular system, so the "range" is essentially unlimited. It does have to be set up for your car; my salesman did that for me. It does NOT react instantly, the delay is apparently dependent on the cellular system. You do not need to be subscribed ot OnStar for the a...
by jdunmyer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: 2020 Steering Wheel Controls
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: 2020 Steering Wheel Controls

I'm unsure of the differences, but I've recently upgraded my 2017 to a 2020 Bolt, Premier version. I can change the radio stations from the steering wheel, just like the old one, and can make a phone call from the wheel controls also. You might dig into the settings menus to see if something is un-s...
by jdunmyer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: 2020 customization
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

2020 customization

I had a 2017 Bolt for nearly 3 years and 49,000 miles and got Newcaritius; traded it in on a 2020 model, Premium trim level. Couple of issues: I had dome "something" so that pressing the lock/unlock button the the door(s) would unlock all doors with a single button press. For the life of m...
by jdunmyer
Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Towing really heavy stuff with the Bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 3198

Re: Towing really heavy stuff with the Bolt

For your occasional needs to more the Airstream, I'd suggest finding a friend with a pickup truck to do the job. At worst, you could hire someone who's in the business of moving RVs. Check with a local RV dealer. In fact, you could probably hang around the lot and approach a customer who's towing a ...
by jdunmyer
Fri May 08, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Siemens Versicharger Dead After Only 5 Years. Ugh!
Replies: 3
Views: 3781

Re: Siemens Versicharger Dead After Only 5 Years. Ugh!

Another unit to look at is the Clipper Creek HCS-40. If you buy it w/o a plug, you can obtain a 6-50 and put it on the end of the included pigtail on the Clipper Creek. Many folks here use the CC (including me) and have had good experience, even if it fails. Look for the thread on the subject.
by jdunmyer
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cameras didn't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Re: Cameras didn't turn off

I'm usually rolling before the infotainment is booted up, it's kinda slow. It gets a head start, too, as I ALWAYS push the Start button, then fasten my seatbelt. Will see if I can replicate it, maybe on Sunday. (that's my Subway day)
by jdunmyer
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Cameras didn't turn off
Replies: 5
Views: 3586

Cameras didn't turn off

2017 Bolt Premier w/surround view camera system: Left the Subway Sanwich shop; had to back out of my parking spot, go about 40 yards to the main road, then turn left onto the road. Noticed that the cameras were still active and the radio wasn't playing. Travelling at 45 Mph or so.. Had to reboot the...
by jdunmyer
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: MyChevrolet App questions
Replies: 4
Views: 3759

Re: MyChevrolet App questions

I have a 2017 Bolt w/40,000 miles on it, have never paid for OnStar. The app still works fine, I can check charge status or precondition at will. OnStar is not usable for navigation, crash reporting, etc. Dunno what would happen if I get into a crash; will it call the emergency services, ask me if I...
by jdunmyer
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging interference?
Replies: 2
Views: 4404

Re: Charging interference?

I'm pretty sure that my operators use the rolling code scheme, they're only 6 years old. Again, BOTH doors were opened, so it's not just a single failure. The operators on the garage doors have a fairly short range, the car has to be within 60-80 feet for them to work. OTOH:, I have a barn with an o...
by jdunmyer
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Charging interference?
Replies: 2
Views: 4404

Charging interference?

My 2017 Bolt w/37000 miles resides in a detached garage (30'X30' pole barn) that has a 60-amp subpanel fed from the 200-amp service in the adjacent building. Subpanel is connected to its own ground rod, sunk into wet soil. The subpanel feeds a Clipper Creek HCS-40 that I upgraded to when I bought th...

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