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by BerkeleyBowlt
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: "Service Front Camera" warning
Replies: 3
Views: 254

"Service Front Camera" warning

When I start my Bolt (~6,000 miles on it), after a few seconds the driver information center (speedometer) displays the messages "Forward Collision Alert Off", then "Service Front Camera". The lane keeping assist, forward collision alert, and automatic headlight dimming do not wo...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Wed Sep 27, 2017 3:47 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?
Replies: 29
Views: 1232

Re: has anyone found success with TOU (time-of-use) rates at home?

Has anyone found that switching to TOU rate worked in their favor? I switched to the PG&E Northern California EV-A TOU plan when I got my Bolt in January. I drive about 1,000 miles a month and charge almost exclusively between 1-5 AM on a L2 charger. According to my PG&E bills, last month m...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Broken rear axle weld causing sound when turning
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Broken rear axle weld causing sound when turning

Around the 3,000 mile mark, my Bolt started making a "metal hitting against metal" sound from under the rear of the car when the weight of the car shifted from left to right and vice-versa, such as when going around corners. It wasn't very loud, but imagine a sound similar to hitting a met...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: 2 questions in regards of Bolt EV
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: 2 questions in regards of Bolt EV

The ONLY reason some suggest not buying a 240v EVSE is to save money. Reality is: Life happens. Plans change, emergencies can and do come up. In your case (and countless other scenarios I can think of) what if you don't have the time (much less 3 days) to recharge the battery? Yeah. I've had my Bol...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign
Replies: 166
Views: 14547

Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

LeftieBiker wrote:I second the idea of a dedicated thread for this fix

Done. Howto: Adding more padding to front seats.

Hope this helps someone!
by BerkeleyBowlt
Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: Howto: Adding more padding to front seats
Replies: 50
Views: 6459

Howto: Adding more padding to front seats

As suggested in the Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign thread, I'm creating a separate thread for this. If you think the front seat doesn't have enough padding on the bottom part, it's possible to add foam without removing the seat from the car or disassembling it. The change doesn't affect the ...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign
Replies: 166
Views: 14547

Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

I am adding more images. Thanks! One thing to note is that the driver's side seat does not have that white plastic thing, X-ed out here: bolt2.jpeg It's presumably the weight sensor for the airbag. So it's a little easier to work on the driver's side. The green arrow shows where you'd be inserting ...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign
Replies: 166
Views: 14547

Re: EASILY FIXED!!!!!!!!!

Yes, as they suggested it is possible to get something between the seat cushion and the springs, and its far easier than we thought. That's half the fix. It takes only a few minutes.) "Good news, everyone!" Yep. I investigated further and did what you suggested, and indeed, adjusting the ...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign
Replies: 166
Views: 14547

Re: Bolt Front Seats Recall Media Campaign

due to the extremely narrow and low cushioned seating position of the Bolt, one sinks in-between the plastic seat frame While I've found the seats "tolerable", I agree they would be much better if the bottom of them simply didn't sink so much when you sit. People have reported taking the ...
by BerkeleyBowlt
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Death to pedestrians!
Replies: 104
Views: 7951

Re: Death to pedestrians!

As I recall, some Tesla Roadster owners tried to come up w/a beefy engine exhaust sound track. Don't believe it ever happened but I''d love to have one for the Bolt to warn pedestrians that I'm coming their way. LOL!!! Nah, an engine exhaust sound is what they'd expect . You want something a little...

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