Depends on the dealer. My Cadillac dealer has a full-on restoration and hot-rod shop attached. I'm pretty sure they would take on such a project for the right price.
I think I remember reading a story here a couple years ago that would seem to say a later battery with slightly more capacity is usable in an earlier car. This story was of a earlier Volt having the battery replaced with a newer one due to accident damage. The car had more battery capacity after the replacement. Don’t remember who posted the details, I think he was in Texas.
Seems to me Volt software would be programmed to use raw SOC readings from the battery. After replacing a Gen 1 battery with a newer Gen 1 battery, the car would still be programmed to work with a 65% usable SOC window, fully charging the car to the 85-87% level, switching to ICE at the 20-22% point.
This. The car is not programmed "ok, used 10kWh, engine time". It's programmed "Ok, 20% left, engine time".Seems to me Volt software would be programmed to use raw SOC readings from the battery. After replacing a Gen 1 battery with a newer Gen 1 battery, the car would still be programmed to work with a 65% usable SOC window, fully charging the car to the 85-87% level, switching to ICE at the 20-22% point.
This seems implicit in those who are concerned that decreases in their full-depletion kWh Used numbers over the years are indications of battery deterioration (i.e., 65% usable from a 16-kWh capacity battery is greater than 65% usable from a deteriorated 14-kWh capacity battery).
Im still searching, but does anyone know if you can put a 2015 battery in a 2012?
I replaced my battery myself. I bought a battery from a wreck in a junkyard. Once the old battery was out and the new battery was in, I did have to break into the software and turn off the hard fault. The procedure was outlined in the Volt repair manual ...was tricky but if you follow the sequence in exactly the right order, it does work.It seems there is an internal issue with the battery of my volt. As the volt is outside of warranty, instead of trying to fix it, I can get my hands on a 2015 volt battery (generation 1). Will this fit the 2012 Volt?
try GreenTech.comI believe they're interchangeable, from my reading here previously of others experience. I have been wrong before though.
As long as the replacement battery is complete and unopened, all wires are included and not cut, there shouldn't be a major safety threat to you, however, the pack isn't designed for transport without being palletised, (it is heavy), and can bend or break in the middle, as it doesn't have much structure there.
After you have replaced it, and plugged it all up and checked everything, you'll still need to reset the lockout codes.
Usually this involves a tow to your nearest GM service department.
I have read here, some are working on how to circumvent this with significant cost and great difficulty. GM don't want you to do it.