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  • 01-12-2017 03:15 PM
    z80
    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy327 View Post
    I've had TRS's hid system on my car since April with nothing bad to say about it. I've been debating on doing a install walk through instead of answering questions on here and Facebook.
    Good to know. I'll probably drive over there after I'm on my feet after a surgery next Friday. Thanks!
  • 01-12-2017 12:35 AM
    Mister Dave
    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    Well, this is the thread I was referencing on this site:

    http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....ght=brakes+hid

    Browsing around, I've heard of other similar problems after adding HID lights. Not a huge problem, but enough to give me pause. I need to research the systems and would get one. I'd like to put the power on a scope to see if there is something there causing the problem. I could see solutions like isolating the ballast power from the rest of the car.
    Most likely this person used an existing ground meant for the car systems only. Here is another example where the cause was found...... eventually: MALFUNCTION!-OHM-RIDE-SERIOUS-brake-malfunction!
  • 01-11-2017 11:13 PM
    turboguy327
    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    The company that I've been looking at has been recommended in several places, The Retrofit Source. Another plus is that they are nearby, only 130 miles away. I'm open to other comments and suggestions but that is a subject for another thread I suppose. I'll probably upgrade them at some point but remember, this car is still new to me and am still getting the feel for it and how to use it optimally, although I managed to put 1,200 miles on it in the first week. Today I got 54.9 miles on electricity and 2.3 miles on gas and even had the "grading" screen at 100% for driving and 100% for climate.

    Thanks for your input and direction. I may err on caution but your comments make feel better about that upgrade.

    Cheerios!
    I've had TRS's hid system on my car since April with nothing bad to say about it. I've been debating on doing a install walk through instead of answering questions on here and Facebook.
  • 01-11-2017 11:11 PM
    z80
    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy327 View Post
    If you install them correctly and don't use China garbage parts you'll be fine. The CANBUS won't know any different. Quality systems use diodes and capacitors am to simulate a halogen load that won't back feed.
    The company that I've been looking at has been recommended in several places, The Retrofit Source. Another plus is that they are nearby, only 130 miles away. I'm open to other comments and suggestions but that is a subject for another thread I suppose. I'll probably upgrade them at some point but remember, this car is still new to me and am still getting the feel for it and how to use it optimally, although I managed to put 1,200 miles on it in the first week. Today I got 54.9 miles on electricity and 2.3 miles on gas and even had the "grading" screen at 100% for driving and 100% for climate.

    Thanks for your input and direction. I may err on caution but your comments make feel better about that upgrade.

    Cheerios!
  • 01-11-2017 09:43 PM
    jayoldschool
    It doesn't. Look at the bumper.

    Quote Originally Posted by saghost View Post
    Then how does the Bolt manage to put all of the lights on the hatch?

    http://cdn.ecomento.com/wp-content/u...y-Bolt-EV3.jpg
  • 01-11-2017 08:10 PM
    turboguy327
    Quote Originally Posted by z80 View Post
    Well, this is the thread I was referencing on this site:

    http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....ght=brakes+hid

    Browsing around, I've heard of other similar problems after adding HID lights. Not a huge problem, but enough to give me pause. I need to research the systems and would get one. I'd like to put the power on a scope to see if there is something there causing the problem. I could see solutions like isolating the ballast power from the rest of the car.
    If you install them correctly and don't use China garbage parts you'll be fine. The CANBUS won't know any different. Quality systems use diodes and capacitors am to simulate a halogen load that won't back feed.
  • 01-11-2017 08:05 PM
    z80
    Quote Originally Posted by turboguy327 View Post
    HIDs won't affect your braking.
    Well, this is the thread I was referencing on this site:

    http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....ght=brakes+hid

    Browsing around, I've heard of other similar problems after adding HID lights. Not a huge problem, but enough to give me pause. I need to research the systems and would get one. I'd like to put the power on a scope to see if there is something there causing the problem. I could see solutions like isolating the ballast power from the rest of the car.
  • 01-11-2017 07:54 PM
    turboguy327
    HIDs won't affect your braking.
  • 01-11-2017 07:22 PM
    z80

    Ticket was cancelled

    Okay, I drove to the highway patrol office they gave me and everyone was very nice. I showed them the ticket which showed "inop brake lamps/hatch." One officer walked out to the car, looked at my documentation and said a choice word about the other officer.

    It took about 15 minutes for them to get my information (again) and said they would mail a notification that the ticket was cancelled by Friday.

    A big thanks to everyone for the confirmation as to how the Volt was equipped lighting-wise.

    Now expect a few more less pressing questions in the future. I know I want to put LED lights in the interior, a brighter LED backup bulb, color match the silver 'grille' and find a way to mount my phone. (I'd like better headlights but I'm scared of that mod as I've read about HIDs affecting braking systems.)

    And who knows, if I can make the tail light mod match the factory lights... hehe
  • 01-11-2017 07:15 PM
    z80
    Quote Originally Posted by snorth View Post
    z80, did you read this thread with a similar ticket issue?

    http://gm-volt.com/forum/showthread....Driving-in-Low
    I was not driving in "Low".
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