Has anyone tried this? Looks like interesting fix for wireless charging:
I am guessing the LT trim does not have the wireless charging "pit". $250 is very steep for "adding the module" (with very limited functionality since AA requires being "wired"). If you have a Premier, and wireless charging does not work, this video does not show how to fix a Bolt, just a Chevy truck.Someone on one of the Facebook Bolt groups has done this mod and it seems to work. They’re promising to do a write up with pictures detailing how to make the mod. The module is $250, so this is a pretty cheap fix.
You hit the two main points:So a 2017 owner has two options: buy a new module for $250 with the hope that it can simply be swapped in/out, or make this simple modification to the existing wireless charging module.
And yeah, it’s dumb that you still have to plug-in to get CarPlay and AndroidAuto to work.
Not sure how you determined that apple is at fault. My iPhone X works with all 3 wireless chargers I have, but not with the bolt. And the 2018 bolt will support the x and iPhone 8. So it’s obviously something on GM’s end.monkeyed around with iPhoneX and no luck for me ...will try to take insert off next.
I think Chevy should fix it...not likely that Apple admits it is in the wrong.
Don't think they ever claimed to be Qi compliant. http://www.chevybolt.org/forum/222498-post28.htmlGeneral Motors is not.
Neither is Chevy or Chevrolet.
Can't really blame GM either. As there was a wireless charging format war going on between Powermat and Qi. GM made a product that bridged the two. Apple has completely thrown its weight behind Qi. War over. But now there's fallout and casualties. GM being one of them. And consequently the poor end user. For me, my phone is a generation back and my wireless charging works just fine with my 2017 Bolt.You can’t blame apple for it not working when they meet the standard and GM doesn’t.
Hey, I don't know anything about the wireless charging standards, but I know that there have been a number of occasions in the past when Apple has come up with their own way of doing things slightly different than everyone else and then get it certified as a "standard".You can’t blame apple for it not working when they meet the standard and GM doesn’t.
All the big boys are guilty of making (or attempting to make) their proprietary implementations standard. MS was particularly bad about this, back in the day. However this is one time Apple tried to do the right thing and just used an existing standard. But the thing about a standard is that it's a piece of paper, not an implementation, and paper can be interpreted slightly differently by different people. In this case you can buy ALMOST any Qi charger from Amazon and charge an iPhone, but a few won't work. Unfortunately GM's implementation seems to not work with Samsung (based on comments here) or with Apple based on my own experience. This seems to be a particularly "unique" implementation.Hey, I don't know anything about the wireless charging standards, but I know that there have been a number of occasions in the past when Apple has come up with their own way of doing things slightly different than everyone else and then get it certified as a "standard".
Wireless CarPlay is available only on a small handful of headunits. The only OEM who has it is BMW, and the only aftermarket manufacturer appears to be Alpine. Everyone else requires a hardware connection. Do you know of any other OEMs or aftermarket manufacturers offering wireless CarPlay? I haven’t been able to find anything, unfortunately. So it’s hard to say that Chevy blew it here.And Qi charging would be really nice if CarPlay/AA worked with Bluetooth (like it does with other vehicles)
GM/Chevy blew it in this department x 2
I would also love to do this. I have no use for wireless charging.I will be interested in swapping my rear floor console stowage tray with wireless charging:
For a rear floor console stowage tray without wireless charging:
If someone with an LT from San Diego is interested in doing the swap. I do not use the wireless charging and could use some additional storage. I have checked and GM do not sell this part alone, it is part of the whole center console. PM if interested.
I have done it... http://www.chevybolt.org/forum/26-electronics-audio-lighting/22233-center-console-removal-hidden-usb-hub-3.html#post316321I would also love to do this. I have no use for wireless charging.