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On my bolt remote, if you press a little side button the bottom section (where the ring attaches) slides down and out exposing a key on hidden inside.

I can't, for the life of me, find anywhere this key fits on the car. Where's it go? What's it for?



 

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If you look at the driver's door outside handle, there's a little plastic cap to the right. Under that cap is a lock cylinder to get into the car if the remote battery goes dead.
 

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In this day of key fobs, remote start, and smartphones someday some kid is going to say "what's a key" just like my youngest doesn't really know what a record, 8-track, or cassette tape is.
 

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It should be on page 42 of the owner's manual.
 

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Take it out and wave it over the owner's manual. It will magically open and present you with many answers.
 

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In this day of key fobs, remote start, and smartphones someday some kid is going to say "what's a key" just like my youngest doesn't really know what a record, 8-track, or cassette tape is.
How does he open the lock of his room door? By telekinesis? I, who have worked with electronics since 1959, know when the mechanical backup is most practical and I still use keys, even if my Equinox has a fob.
 

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How does he open the lock of his room door? By telekinesis? I, who have worked with electronics since 1959, know when the mechanical backup is most practical and I still use keys, even if my Equinox has a fob.
"He" is a she, and her bedroom doesn't have a lock that requires a key. Any small screwseiver that fits the small hole will work.
 

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It's also explained on page 38 in the manual, for future reference. At least that's where it is in my 2016 manual.
It should be on page 42 of the owner's manual.
You must also chant: Readus thy manualus!
Take it out and wave it over the owner's manual. It will magically open and present you with many answers.
Gosh, what's an Owner's Manual? What is it used for? Does the car come with one? :)

As our new presz would say "Sad!"
 

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Different car, but same process. It's also explained on page 38 in the manual, for future reference. At least that's where it is in my 2016 manual.
In the 2017 Volt manual it's on page 40. The technical writers need to add a note on how much pressure is needed when "prying" the cap off! Yesterday I "read the manual" and went out to unlock my car by the key just so I'd know how to do it in the future. I kept thinking I was going to break something and would stop. I finally did more research online and found info that stressed you have to REALLY pull that key out, you feel like you're going to break the thing!

I'm glad I did this test open, now I know how it works. By the way, that cap does look pretty and clean, but good thing we don't have to do this often, it would break in no time. Dam plastic.
 

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Isn't the full user manual for the VOLT now electronically embedded in the MyChevrolet APP?

(Also, good call on the remote-unlock via App. I almost exclusively use the lock feature if I think I forgot to lock the car, but I've never once used the unlock feature, but it could come in handy if I lost my key fob and needed to get into the car.)
 
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