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I checked out a Bolt at my local NH dealer and noticed something strange. I've never seen these headlight controls on any other Bolt picture I've seen. This picture is a screenshot from their webpage.



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It looks like the controls for GM's IntelliBeam headlights. Essentially they're automatic highbeams.
 

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This is an LT so no IntelliBeam and fog lights are not available on Bolts. The sales guy thought it was odd too.

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If I had to guess, those are controls for a different car. The button with the numbers is for headlight level control, and there's obviously a set of fog lights for the car. Neither of which the Bolt has. The Ampera-E doesn't appear to have this, either.
 

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That's it. I wonder if GM might have a QC issue and somehow let this out the door without noticing.

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The dial with 0-3 looks to be something for the headlamp level. I had automatic leveling lights in my Mini. You could see them in action if you put weight in the trunk area which would raise the front. The lamps would shine higher for a moment, then you could see the breakoff point of the beam start to drop down. Apparently this is required to prevent blinding oncoming cars when you have a large weight in the back.
 

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Looks totally normal.

First you have dashboard back light power setting
Second you have off, auto, park only, headlights knob
Then you have manual fog light button
And last you have headlamp alignment knob where 0 is level and 1-3 are -x degrees alignment. (This knob is mandatory in EU for any car with halogen lights. HID lights in EU require automatic leveling so the knob is not needed). I've got the same knob in my EU spec Volt although the actual knob is bit different looking).

So they just used the Opel EU requirement for entry level versions to skip double parts.
 

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Nothing wrong in using the EU spec component with additional features in order to save overall dual-model cost.
I don't believe it is legal in the U.S. to have manual headlight level adjustment.
 
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