Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2023 Jump Starting User Guide
Jump Starting – North America
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery – North America 0 243.
If the 12-volt battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely.
The high voltage battery cannot be jump started either with another vehicle or battery charger. Personal injury, death, or damage to the vehicle could result.
WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessories can expose you to chemicals including lead and lead compounds, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
See California Proposition 65 Warning 0 1.
Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because:
- They contain acid that can burn you. . They contain gas that can explode or ignite.
- Use eye protection when handling the battery. If you do not follow these steps exactly, some or all of these things can hurt you.
Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to the vehicle that would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Trying to start the vehicle by pushing or pulling it will not work, and it could damage the vehicle.
Discharged Battery Positive (+) Terminal
The discharged battery positive (+) terminal is on the driver side of the vehicle.
Discharged Battery Negative (–) Grounding Point
The discharged battery negative (–) grounding point is a stud on a bracket located near the Accessory Power Module (APM).
The good battery positive (+) terminal and the good battery negative (–) terminal are on the battery of the vehicle providing the jump start.
- Check the other vehicle. It must have a 12-volt battery with a negative ground system.
If the other vehicle does not have a 12-volt system with a negative ground, both vehicles can be damaged. Only use a vehicle that has a 12-volt system with a negative ground for jump starting.
- Position the two vehicles so that they are not touching.
- Set the parking brake and shift into P (Park). See Shifting Into Park 0 177.
If any accessories are left on or plugged in during the jump-starting procedure, they could be damaged. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Whenever possible, turn off or unplug all accessories on either vehicle when jump starting.
- Turn the vehicle off. Turn off all lights and accessories in both vehicles, except the hazard warning flashers if needed.
An electric fan can start up even when the propulsion system is not operating and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan.
Using a match near a battery can cause battery gas to explode. People have been hurt doing this, and some have been blinded. Use a flashlight if you need more light. Battery fluid contains acid that can burn you. Do not get it on you. If you accidentally get it in your eyes or on your skin, flush the place with water and get medical help immediately.
Fans or other moving propulsion system parts can injure you badly. Keep your hands away from moving parts once the propulsion system is operating.
- Connect one end of the red positive (+) cable to the discharged battery positive (+) terminal.
- Connect the other end of the red positive (+) cable to the good battery positive (+) terminal.
- Connect one end of the black negative (–) cable to the good battery negative (–) terminal.
- Connect the other end of the black negative (–) cable to the discharged battery negative (–) grounding point.
- Start the vehicle with a good battery.
- Try to start the vehicle with the discharged battery. If it will not start after a few tries, it probably needs service.
If the jumper cables are connected or removed in the wrong order, electrical shorting may occur and damage the vehicle. The repairs would not be covered by the vehicle warranty. Always connect and remove the jumper cables in the correct order, making sure that the cables do not touch each other or other metal.
Jumper Cable Removal
Reverse the sequence exactly when removing the jumper cables.
Reinstall the bracket to protect the discharged battery positive (+) terminal after the jump starts.
If the bracket is not reinstalled, the discharged battery positive (+) terminal can be damaged in a crash and the electrical systems may not work properly.
Towing the Vehicle
Transporting a Disabled Vehicle
Incorrectly transporting a disabled vehicle may cause damage to the vehicle. Use proper tire straps to secure the vehicle to the flatbed tow truck. Do not strap or hook to any frame, underbody, or suspension component not specified below. Do not move vehicles with drive axle tires on the ground. Damage is not covered by the vehicle warranty.
The vehicle may be equipped with an electric parking brake and/or an electronic shifter. In the event of a loss of 12-volt battery power, the electric parking brake cannot be released, and the vehicle cannot be shifted to N (Neutral). Tire skates or dollies must be used under the non-rolling tires to prevent damage while loading/unloading the vehicle. Dragging the vehicle will cause damage not covered by the vehicle warranty.
The vehicle may be equipped with a tow eye. Improper use of the tow eye may cause damage to the vehicle and is not covered by the vehicle warranty.
If equipped, use the tow eye to load the vehicle onto a flatbed tow truck from a flat road surface, or to move the vehicle a very short distance at a walking pace. The tow eye is not designed for off-road recovery. The vehicle must be in N (Neutral) with the electric parking brake released when using the tow eye.
Contact a professional towing service if the disabled vehicle must be transported. GM recommends a flatbed tow truck to transport a disabled vehicle. Use ramps to help reduce approach angles, if necessary.
If equipped, a tow eye may be located near the spare tire or emergency jack. Do not use the tow eye to pull the vehicle from the snow, mud, sand, or ditch. Tow-eye threads may have right or left-hand threads. Use caution when installing or removing the tow eye. The vehicle must be in N (Neutral) and the electric parking brake must be released when loading the vehicle onto a flatbed tow truck.
- If the vehicle is equipped with car wash mode and has 12-volt battery power, refer to “Car Wash Mode” under Electric Drive Unit 0 179 to place the vehicle in N (Neutral).
- If the 12-volt battery is dead and/or the engine will not start, the vehicle will not move. Try to jump-start the vehicle. Refer to Jump Starting – North America 0 278 and if the jump start is successful, retry the “Car Wash Mode” procedure.
- If jump starting is unsuccessful, the vehicle will not move. Tire skates or dollies must be used under the non-rolling tires to prevent vehicle damage.
Chevrolet Bolt EUV 2023 Top Accessories
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