New Charging Port Light available

Discussion in 'Bolt EV' started by Larry Polyak, Nov 9, 2018.

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  1. Larry Polyak

    Larry Polyak New Member

    Hi All. I got so frustrated trying to plug the charger into my Bolt at night that I came up with a solution and thought I'd see if anyone else would buy it. I would appreciate any feedback.
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  3. William Laven

    William Laven New Member

    Love it. I rarely plug in at night, but if I do I'll get one of yours. I've read on other forums and Facebook groups how much folks like it.
  4. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    Wow this is great! Much better than the $300CAD factory option.
  5. larrenz

    larrenz Member

    Cool. I like the fact that it is easy to install and doesn't use wiring.
  6. rgmichel

    rgmichel Active Member

    Only in terms of price. The factory option has a cool factor that is not even approached by this Rube Goldberg device, and the factory option is fully in tune with the sophistication of the Chevy Bolt EV.
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  8. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    True it does look "cool", but is it $300 cool? Debatable. It should have been a factory option in the first place.
  9. rgmichel

    rgmichel Active Member

    No question about that, but it would probably have put the price of the car up anyway. The GM accessory is definitely the best option, but if you are worried about price, go for the cheap option.
  10. JasonMichael

    JasonMichael New Member

    No doubt about it. If nothing else it should have been standard on the premier.
    You can find it cheaper than ordering it directly from GM and my understanding is that you can install it yourself. However, it does state that it requires a software flash to work correctly. Different forums Ive read are pointing to the 2018/19 have the update already and the 17 requiring the flash. My 18 worked without the flash.
  11. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    I just recieved mine and it's awesome. Such a simple thing that could have been added at factory.

    Also if you want a Canadian distributor, let me know ;) IMG_20190220_164206.jpeg

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  13. rgmichel

    rgmichel Active Member

    The GM accessory is much better than this as it is fully integrated into the car, but if you want a cheap light, this is just fine.
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2019
  14. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    Yes but like I said before it's very expensive for what it does.
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  15. Dimitrij

    Dimitrij New Member

    A good, down-to-earth solution to another annoying attempt by GM to sabotage the Bolt :)
  16. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    Sad to say the light died on me. I tried to replace the batteries and now it doesn't work. RIP cheap light haha.

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  17. Larry Polyak

    Larry Polyak New Member

    I am sorry to hear that. I will send you a new one.
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  18. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    Wow that is awesome. I honestly don't know what is wrong. I measured the voltage on the board and the LED is getting power - it could be the switch that failed.
  19. saywatt

    saywatt New Member

    With normal use (1 time per night charge) how long do the batteries last?
  20. Devin_GSEVA

    Devin_GSEVA New Member

    Hey thanks for sending me a replacement, I received it and it's working great.

    I determined that the switch is what went bad on the old one. I removed it and connected a wire and it's working.

    We had a lot of really cold temps when I had it installed so I'm wondering if that's what broke it (-40c).

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