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by marspilgrim
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Did I do Any Damage?
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Did I do Any Damage?

Yes, perfectly normal. Mine does too on our slight slope of a driveway. Even our Forester makes a racket when it self-applies braking. I don't know how cars apply braking but much more dramatic than me stepping on the pedal.
by marspilgrim
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 57
Views: 20078

Re: RECALL

Yes, I just made an appointment at the area Bolt-certified dealer but then got my notice in the mail a few days later. They're working on it today.
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt
Replies: 6
Views: 425

Re: Extension cord use for 2020 Bolt

A 110v 15AMP cord will work using the home wall socket. Just get a good contractor grade cord, not some cheap $15 one. Set the car to 12amps (which is 80% of 15amps, the safety rating), or the 8amp setting and that will work. The 8amp setting especially in older homes that could have marginal wiring...
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Batteries and Charging
Topic: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Keeping the 2020 Bolt plugged in

As a side note for new owners in cold areas (I'm in Chicago), I get a text alert when it hits 0 degrees F that I should keep the car plugged in to prevent battery damage. Now that is a generic warning since the battery, if above 40% SOC, can keep itself warm. But you may have it parked for days at a...
by marspilgrim
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: The Chevy Bolt Requires Little Maintenance
Replies: 56
Views: 26980

Re: The Chevy Bolt Requires Little Maintenance

Ah, no. Got my 2017 used which now has 26K miles and my under hood looks basically new, including Chicago winters. I could almost eat off it in there. I just remove a few leaves up at the vent intake. Might depend on the area since if I still lived in AZ I'd probably need to blow some dust out of it...
by marspilgrim
Tue May 11, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 57
Views: 20078

Re: RECALL

As to the urgency, since there was just another fire supposedly with the temp fix in place, I'd get it scheduled the moment your model year can be worked on. From what I've seen in some posts, it appears to take a few hours for the diagnostic tool to run so if there are no issues with the pack expec...
by marspilgrim
Sat May 08, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical Discussions
Topic: USB ports
Replies: 1
Views: 309

Re: USB ports

This was a recent topic in this or the other forum I keep an eye on. Yes, the USB in the Bolt (and most cars) is very weak. My iPhone SE about maintains its charge level while running Google maps but doesn't really gain any charge. I believe when I tested it that it only showed about .94 amps which ...
by marspilgrim
Sat May 08, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Storage module for between driver and passenger seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Storage module for between driver and passenger seat?

Yes, it doesn't move around at all. That space is deep enough that about a third of it sits down in it and has the added weight of whatever it's holding. You could also add a couple Velcro dots on the bottom but I haven't had the need.
by marspilgrim
Sat May 08, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: News and Main Chevy Bolt EV Forum
Topic: RECALL
Replies: 57
Views: 20078

Re: RECALL

Maybe, but what does that get you? You still need the service department to run the diagnostics first before the update is applied. I for one plan to drop my 2017 off with about 45% charge and let them check it all they want so they find as many bad cells as possible if there are any.
by marspilgrim
Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: General / Main Chevy Bolt Owners Forum
Topic: Storage module for between driver and passenger seat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1415

Re: Storage module for between driver and passenger seat?

North/south? In line with the center console.

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