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... but have questions.

Has anyone traded in a Volt with a modified EVSE? (Mine's stock '13 with adapters to use on 220/110.)

Has anyone left their ERDTT mod installed?

I'm concerned they may frown on these. Granted the ERDTT mod is easy to remove, but don't want to have issues with the EVSE.

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... but have questions.

Has anyone traded in a Volt with a modified EVSE? (Mine's stock '13 with adapters to use on 220/110.)

Has anyone left their ERDTT mod installed?

I'm concerned they may frown on these. Granted the ERDTT mod is easy to remove, but don't want to have issues with the EVSE.

TIA.
Just be upfront and open about it and sell them as POSITIVES. Be your own salesman for these modifications. That is what I did when I traded in mine. I guess it is going to depend on the dealer though...GL
 

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I did the 120/240 mod to my 2014 EVSE (should be same as yours).
I figure, I did the mod, it's never going back to GM.
I bought another unmodified used EVSE to keep in the car, and trade in, if I ever do that.

One of the first times I brought my car back for service, I got berated for having an unsafe EVSE and adapters in the hatch. They also "let the air out of my tires" (44 --> 38psi). They later agreed to leave my tire PSI alone in the future, but I'm not going to argue the EVSE point (I do use it a lot).

Dealers do ask about any mods to a car being traded in.
 

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Worst case I may have to keep my modded EVSE and let them keep the one from the new vehicle.
 

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Worst case I may have to keep my modded EVSE and let them keep the one from the new vehicle.
Don't bet on that. Dealers sell whole cars with all their pieces. I think best bet would be they knock $300 off your trade in order to pick up the stock '13 EVSE part that came with your car so they can sell/auction your vehicle as complete.
 

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Worst case I may have to keep my modded EVSE and let them keep the one from the new vehicle.
Agree, oddly enough, that may not satisfy the dealer. Mis-matched parts will continue to raise questions. In your case it really would be ok, but Volt has had cases where that doesn't work. Example, the 2011/2012 models didn't have the 8/12A setting on the car (config menus). There was a physical switch on the EVSE. So pair a 2013+ EVSE with a 2011/12 car, and you can't set 8A.

IIRC, buying the second used 2013 EVSE cost me about $225.
 

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Think of the EVSE as an integral part of the car. If you modified the air intake or muffler of an ICE car and tried to trade it in, the dealer will still take it, but it's going to be worth a lot less to them than a stock car, because the next owner may not want those modifications. In your case it may actually be worse because of electrical safety concerns. In that case think if you modded your ICE car with a nitro canister. The dealer might give you a lot less then because the car would go straight to auction.
 

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Think of the EVSE as an integral part of the car. If you modified the air intake or muffler of an ICE car and tried to trade it in, the dealer will still take it, but it's going to be worth a lot less to them than a stock car, because the next owner may not want those modifications. In your case it may actually be worse because of electrical safety concerns. In that case think if you modded your ICE car with a nitro canister. The dealer might give you a lot less then because the car would go straight to auction.
Not sure that's an accurate analogy as the EVSE is not part of the car. To me, the analogy would be if you used 89 octane gas in a car that recommends (but does not require) 91. Just burn off the 89 and fill it with 91. So think of the EVSE as just a really expensive tank of gas.

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I'm going to take my modded one and let them make that decision.

Thanks for the input.
 

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I didn't even trade it in with the EVSE. A few weeks later, they asked if I would mind giving it to the new owner of my old vehicle, which I did. But it was optional.
 

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Turns out the salesman forgot about my modded EVSE in the trunk and when I mentioned it (again!), he said it didn't matter. (Whatever I wanted to do.) Since I rent (and have free 110 in my garage), I left it in the trunk and stuck with the '18 EVSE. Newer ones seem to be smaller (and newer is better, right?) so I'm happy. I neglected to mention the LED headlights and LED switchbacks and ERDTT mod and the ethanol sensor. Somebody will notice, but I hope I'm not involved. I know I paid too much so they should be good.
 

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I neglected to mention the LED headlights and LED switchbacks and ERDTT mod and the ethanol sensor. Somebody will notice, but I hope I'm not involved. I know I paid too much so they should be good.
That just means in six weeks or so, we'll have some newb show up convinced that Gen 1 come with all-LED lighting because the one they just bought did. And it'll be YOUR fault. ;)
 

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I also left it with a stock tune, but modded (similar to Sport) pedal mappings, so someone will think old Volts are quite peppy.

Regarding the EVSE, I had to mention it again before leaving and the sales guy asked me what I wanted to do. The old one was already in my trade and my new one packed in the truck (hopefully) so I suggested we leave it as-is.
 
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