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Good afternoon,

My 120v charger(the one that came with the car) is not working, as in not charging the car, and the light on the face of the charger is not coming on. I know lots of people had problems with the inline fuse blowing, but I took mine apart and the fuse is fine:confused:. I also called GM to see if I had the charger that was faulty that GM was replacing back in 2012, and I am told my VIN did not have that problem. so has anyone else had this problem? I am going to dive into the charger deeper tonight.

BTW it is a 2012.

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If it's not powering up there are a few things to check. Use a multimeter to check the cord. If it is in the circuitry you might be better off changing the guts with an openEvse kit. It would also make it level 1/2. It would be around $150. You wpuld need to set the max amps to what gauge wire it has, some 2012 used 16 gauge and you would need to set max @ about 12 amps. There are many youtube examples of how to do it. Good luck.
 

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Do you have another charger to just check and make sure it's nothing to do with the car?

Or go try a charging station...
 

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I am sure that the charger is the issue because it is not lighting up at all. I'll go to another charging station just for my due diligence. Also, I was on the open EVSE site, and it appears you have to retain some hardware from the original charger. that concerns me because I still don't know what wrong with the charger.
 

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I also called GM to see if I had the charger that was faulty that GM was replacing back in 2012, and I am told my VIN did not have that problem. so has anyone else had this problem? I am going to dive into the charger deeper tonight.

BTW it is a 2012.

thank you
GEN 1 EVSE Intermittent failure

As an example in the recent linked post above, several folks have reported success getting their Gen1 EVSE replaced under the 8yr Voltec warranty...
 

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GEN 1 EVSE Intermittent failure

As an example in the recent linked post above, several folks have reported success getting their Gen1 EVSE replaced under the 8yr Voltec warranty...
I think that's exclusive to the united states. I was on the phone with GM Canada yesterday and they asked me to get the dealership to diagnose it for 2 labour hours. I asked them what is the point if there not going to replace the cable. he did't have an answer. Pay $160 cnd so the guy can tell me what I already know.
 

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GEN 1 EVSE Intermittent failure

As an example in the recent linked post above, several folks have reported success getting their Gen1 EVSE replaced under the 8yr Voltec warranty...
When I actually went in to pick it up they turned tail and said it wasn't covered..... I told them if they were going to make me pay for the EVSE I wanted to order the 2016/2017 240v capable one!!!


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