#B2380, 2011 Crystal Red. Born 3/18/2011, adopted 4/9/2011
#B2733, 2011 White Diamond. Born 4/4/2011, foster care 5/2/2011, adopted 11/29/2012
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Don't know if this has been discussed previously or not but I found out today that the Bass, Treble etc settings are individualized for each input, SiriusXM, AUX, HDD. Not sure if that is in the manual or not but I have not seen that on any of the previous cars I've owned but saw it on the Volt.
After all was said and done, more was said than done!
A previous reference stated something about being able to have the windows down about an inch instead of all the way down. Is this in the manual, and I just missed it? So far, I can get the back windows to stop part the way down, but the front windows go all the way up or down.
From the 2013 Volt Manual (pg. 2-14): based on what is listed and what is omitted, Chevy seems to be indicating that owners who lock the doors using the exterior silver button on the door handle are not setting the alarm - only locking the doors. It appears that only by pressing the lock button on the fob can you lock the doors and set the alarm (or, the door lock switch inside the car if you set certain options, etc.).
Follow-up: as noted in a different thread, using the 'passive locking' option also seems to set the vehicle alarm, as well as the charge cord alarm - but the vehicle alarm part is not explicitly stated in the 2013 manual.
Last edited by Rosenkavalier; 09-02-2012 at 12:59 AM. Reason: Adding note about Passive locking
D3670 (VoltStats.net) : 2013 Crystal Red Volt : Pebble Beige Interior
Adopted on Aug 21, 2012 : Doing my best not to obsess over electrons!
The gasoline filler is located on the right side of the vehicle which makes it less likely to be involved in a collision since we pass oncoming traffic on the left. The filler is a flash-point, so we are less likely to have a fire as a result. Also means that if we're forced to refuel with a jerry-can on the side of the road we're not exposed to traffic. Also, we get right in at Costco, because nearly every other car's filler is on the left side.
As for: "#7 When you leave the turn signal on for more than about 30 seconds while driving you get a notice on the dash and an audible ding. - Thanks SolarExec!"
That's a very annoying left-over program from '90's Cadillacs with huge buttons for blind eyes and short memories. In many countries, you leave your left turn signal on until you've completed your pass. This is especially true on Mexico's fine Freeways on which I find myself often (though not in HotVolt) instead in my bumper-guarded Tacoma watching for stray cows and large auto parts which may have fallen off buses.
Last edited by HotVolts; 08-30-2012 at 07:26 AM.
I'm thinking of a Star Ship Enterprise sound. Beam me up!
Wow, lot of valuable tips here. I didn't look through every page so pardon me if this has already been posted. I know this seems obvious but the SRC button on the RH side of the steering wheel that is used to toggle between stations can also be used to change the source. One day while wearing gloves I attempted to change stations and accidentally pushed the button IN and it changed the source. DUH! Even though the button reads SRC I never associated it with SOURCE.
2012 Silver Ice Metallic