Lawstargate65
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Red Tail lights?

Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:48 am

On the Bolt EV the bottom tail lights next to the turn signals never turn on? Are they brake lights or what?

summit
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Re: Red Tail lights?

Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:29 pm

they seem only to come on upon pushing lock/unlock on the key fob, sort of like to provide lighting for loading

ElDobro
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Re: Red Tail lights?

Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:26 pm

Open up the hatch, then have someone step on the brake pedal and they should come on. If you have something in the back that you have the hatch open to drive, they become your brake lights.

Lawstargate65
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Re: Red Tail lights?

Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:29 am

Ok thanks.kinda weird set up...tho.

ElDobro
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Re: Red Tail lights?

Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:17 pm

I found out it's a government rule. The lights in the rear have to be stationary, so because the lights go up with the hatch, there have to be other lights, so Chevy added the extra ones.

gpsman
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Re: Red Tail lights?

Sat Oct 10, 2020 1:50 am

ElDobro wrote:I found out it's a government rule. The lights in the rear have to be stationary, so because the lights go up with the hatch, there have to be other lights, so Chevy added the extra ones.


That is exactly right. Those are "auxiliary" brake lights / tail lights if you park or even drive with your hatchback open.

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