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Hello all! New 2017 Volt owner here

3739 Views 41 Replies 10 Participants Last post by  hellsop
cliffs of this thread that i made are:

-found a "used" '17 with almost 24k miles (its 14 months old though)
-started out at $24k
-haggled back and forth online and got down to $21k
-visited dealer saturday and for them down to $20,500
-im happy as a lark so far!

just a couple things i've noticed so far that maybe someone can answer for me.....

1. when connected to BT i don't hear my phone when texts come through. what am i missing?
2. i've seen older threads so my apologies if its been answered....can i change my default charge to 12amps over 8?
3. what is your level 2 charger of choice for home?
4. is there any way to turn the electronics on without starting the car? (my FFE would be just to push the start button without your foot on the brake)

and last but not least (i couldn't find a definitive answer on GDOTS website)......

5. can i get the AF tag and use the HOV lanes in GA still?!? ;)
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Most of your questions have been answered (I'll co-sign the recommendations for the ChrisTX adapter). On the text messages, what phone are you using? My iPhone provides notifications and then reads the text to me without plugging in, i.e., all through BlueTooth.

As I recall, I needed change one setting somewhere to get this to work ... I think it was Settings -> Bluetooth -> Chevrolet MyLink (i) and then toggle on "Show Notifications".
Bear with me here.....the adapter that plugs on to my current 3 prong stock it also a typical 3 prong (the pic on his etsy doesn't clearly show it)?

either way I assume I will still need that outlet wired for 240. Just checking to see if a new outlet is needed (i.e dryer outlet).
Yep. If you don't have a spare 240 (I had an unused dryer outlet in the garage), then you'll need to have one installed. That's the case regardless if you use the ChrisTX adapter or purchase a dedicated charger.
cool. so i'd just need to find my 240 outlet of choice and then order the adapter based on that. why so many choices? is that for people that already have outlets in place?

what would be the outlet of choice?
FWIW, the ChrisTX adaptor comes with a modular 240 plug that is commonly found in hardware stores or on Amazon. When my wife evicted me from the garage, I had a new 240 outlet installed in the carport. I went from an older dryer outlet to a newer one. It was a simple matter of purchasing a new modular plug from my local ACE Hardware to get back up and running. And this is from a person who is somewhat mechanically inclined, but who does not like to mess with electrical stuff at all.
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