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This is my favorite, @you27 's idea in Post #4. I had a blue collar ready for the car when it arrived.

 

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I posted my link to the $29 add-on charge port light, that I love, in this thread:

 

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Didn't get this option on my new bolt, just picked up Friday night. More on that later.
But I could see the advantage of an illuminated charge port.
Anyone try this?:

Lighted port came standard on my Leaf and should have been standard on the Bolt. $450 is a bit pricey for something that should have been there to start with. But I guess it was 鈥渧alue engineered鈥 out.
 

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Lighted port came standard on my Leaf and should have been standard on the Bolt. $450 is a bit pricey for something that should have been there to start with. But I guess it was 鈥渧alue engineered鈥 out.
That was my feeling exactly on January 3, 2017, when I leased my first Bolt EV Premiere and saw that I was paying $750 for a DCFC port that should have been there to start with!

It was made "optional" so that GM could market the entry level Bolt EV as "under $30,000" with the $7,500 federal tax credit and an MSRP of $37,495.
 

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That was my feeling exactly on January 3, 2017, when I leased my first Bolt EV Premiere and saw that I was paying $750 for a DCFC port that should have been there to start with!

It was made "optional" so that GM could market the entry level Bolt EV as "under $30,000" with the $7,500 federal tax credit and an MSRP of $37,495.
And if they had made it standard it would have added what, $75 to production costs?
 

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Didn't get this option on my new bolt, just picked up Friday night. More on that later.
But I could see the advantage of an illuminated charge port.
Anyone try this?:

I got one and I like it. Came quickly, installed easily, and works as advertised. The doublesided tape holding it on seems a little loose, but to be fair I put it on in 20F weather. It will probably stick better once it warms up.
 

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I posted my link to the $29 add-on charge port light, that I love, in this thread:

yeah this looks pretty much identical to the one on Etsy.
 

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Didn't get this option on my new bolt, just picked up Friday night. More on that later.
But I could see the advantage of an illuminated charge port.
Anyone try this?:

That is the same charge port light I used on my EUV too. It works like a charm. Does exactly what you need it to do and required no wiring or alterations to the vehicle. Just a perfect solution for what I needed and it cost less than a tenth of the GM product.
 

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And if they had made it standard it would have added what, $75 to production costs?
Do you really think it would cost GM that much for parts and labor to install this on a car while it's being built? I'd guess it might add (including parts and extra labor) less than $10 to build it as part of the car. Adding it AFTER the car is built is more labor intensive, of course.
 

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Do you really think it would cost GM that much for parts and labor to install this on a car while it's being built? I'd guess it might add (including parts and extra labor) less than $10 to build it as part of the car. Adding it AFTER the car is built is more labor intensive, of course.
Mine was just a WAG and was trying to give GM some leeway. Your's could be more on target. Sounds like a project for Sandy Munro so we can get an exact number. I just know I'm not paying $475 when I can use the light on my phone occasionally.
 

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Do you really think it would cost GM that much for parts and labor to install this on a car while it's being built? I'd guess it might add (including parts and extra labor) less than $10 to build it as part of the car. Adding it AFTER the car is built is more labor intensive, of course.
I will say this, my fully loaded Premier (w/ S&S, without super cruise) came in at around $35,100. After the discounts I was able to apply the car was around $33,800. In my opinion that鈥檚 a ridiculously good deal for a car that is this loaded. And that doesn鈥檛 include any of the tax break incentives that I got on the sales tax, and will get via the tax credit.

It鈥檚 hard for me to fault GM for wanting to get a little bit of gravy by selling the illuminated port light as an extra add-on.
 
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