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Hello Everyone, I broke one of the pins for the Charging port in my 2013 Volt.

23281030 Is the part number


Called Chevy and was quoted 3 hours of labor and $125 for part, a total of $500

I can find the part online for $75, Any guide for doing this myself? Or anyone in the local DMV area where I can get it done cheaper?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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You have over 100000 miles so it is out of the warranty?
 

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I think it is relatively straight forward, however, due to the high direct current connection you would need to take precautions from electrocuting yourself. Do a YouTube search as I think there are some examples available. I think you take the cover assembly off and then the socket unbolts through the hole and there a plug connections to undo/redo and then bolt the new one back on. I think you may have to pull the main power breaker in the Center console to do it but not sure if that that requires a dealer reset? Others can chime in on that part.
 

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The charge port is a receptacle and will not have any voltage on it unless you put a J1772 plug in it and power up the EVSE. The HV is at the battery and charger itself. Some here has the GM service manual for the Chevy Volt, so maybe they can email you copies of the pages covering that assembly. Did the dealer give you that cost estimae because that part is out of warranty?
 

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I did replace it on my 2013. Pretty easy to do, definitely not a 3 hrs job, more like 30 minutes. From memory, the hardest was to figure out how to access it. Had to pull on the chrome trim around the charge port to remove it and then remove the rubber gasket. The bolts could then be accessed and the charge port removed. I tested and there was no high voltage in the connector but its better to double check.
 

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I did a video search and didn't come up with anything, and I don't know anyone with the service manual. The chrome ring comes out first? You can just pry it out?

After the chrome ring is out, I assume the rest comes out fairly easily? Was it a pain getting everything back in?

Funny enough, I've seen what the car looks like with it removed but I never saw how they did it.
 

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Someone posted Chilton Service Manual Library access link in our forums. Search for that link and go through the Service Manual. Look for Charge Port Housing Replacement. There are other links from this section that contain the relevant information.
 

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The charge port is a receptacle and will not have any voltage on it unless you put a J1772 plug in it and power up the EVSE. The HV is at the battery and charger itself. Some here has the GM service manual for the Chevy Volt, so maybe they can email you copies of the pages covering that assembly. Did the dealer give you that cost estimae because that part is out of warranty?
We're not worried about the shade-tree mechanic shocking himself across the driveway. We're concerned about the work being done properly to resist corrosion and not let the angry pixies jump to some other part of the car.
 

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The service manual says you first need to remove the receptacle housing, which they say requires removing the inner fender to access the release cable clip and tabs that retain the housing. Then the 4 bolts can be accessed from outside. Disabling the HV system is also required, but they require that to even check the oil seems like.
 

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Any updates on this thread, I am working with a gas powered volt these days. It charges every once and a while, anyone else with this problem. Also how do I take this apart safely! Please help.
 

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I had my charge port replaced under warranty.
The part number they put in is #23281030 Description: Receptacle 2.215
I believe this is the newer version of the charge port. Seems like the earlier ones had issues with housing cracking, allowing water to enter the crack from inside the fender well, preventing charging. Probably torquing the charger handle can cause stress fractures in the plastic port housing.
 

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Looking for a few more tips

I've got a bent pin on my charge port, and need to replace it.
Can anyone offer any more guidance on this?

I've followed the chilton link, and it seems like going thought the fender liner is just for the release cable, which my 2014 doesn't have, but wanted to ask the forum to be sure. And the closet they describe is replacing the 'housing' not sure if that's their term for the charge port itself, or a plastic housing.

Pulling the bezel looks easy, are the bolts right under then, or do they get accessed from under the fender liner.

It's going to be really cold here, this isn't going be fun.

thanks in advance for the help, unfortunately, I need it.

Lumps,
2014 gen 1

*** Responding to my own question***
This youtube video makes it pretty clear how to get at the charge port.

Now I wonder if I can get the housing, held on with those plastic ridges shown clearly in the video, off without going through the fender.

Does anyone know?
 

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Thanks Keith! I hadn't found that post.

I'm still a little fuzzy on how to get the door off the fender, but mpmoore's explanation helps, and I see the tangs that have to be released. I'll figure it out. I'll wait till it's warmer, and the plastic less brittle. I too was able to bend my pins back enough to charge again.

A questions i have is on which charging receptacle to use. Two dealers ( my local one, and an internet reseller), after getting my VIN, tell me to use 23281029 (photo here) while most online parts places, and some posts tell me to use 23281030 (photo)

23281029 is described as a charging port for an ELR. 23281030 is described as being for a volt.
  • Does anyone know the difference in these two charging ports?

This a 2014 Volt, I know the original charge port part number has been superseded (port in there now is 22975306)

Thanks for the help,

-Lumos
2014 gen 1
 
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