Check out the first-ever video showcasing removal and disassembly of the Chevy Bolt's 57 kWh battery pack.
Yes, that's right, it's 57 kWh, not the claimed and advertised 60 kWh. Now you know...
Chevy Bolt Battery
Weber Auto has once again released an amazingly detailed video featuring an electric car. Here are the "cliff notes" for the video above:
Grab your popcorn and get ready for the first YouTube video showing the removal of a Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery!
Video introduction at 0:10 High voltage disabling procedure at 0:26 Key fob removal at 0:39 12V battery negative cable disconnection at 0:59 12V system description at 1:25 High voltage service disconnect lever removal at 2:29 Removal of high voltage connector at 6:45 Verification of multimeter proper operation at 5:55 Verification of no voltage at inverter at 7:15 High voltage battery location at 9:20 Battery connections at 9:30 *Verification of no voltage at the AC charger connection 10:18 Verification of no voltage at the DC battery to inverter connection at 11:48 Disconnection of low voltage connections at 13:30
Chevy Bolt Battery
Draining the battery cooling system at 13:57 MUST SEE - Do you have a first or second design battery? at 17:00 MUST SEE - Better view of battery coolant connections 18:40 Disconnecting the battery bonding straps at 19:15 Finding the battery Center of Gravity at 19:48 Positioning the battery removal table at 20:23 Battery weight 1000 lbs (453.59 kg) at 20:25 Removing the battery to body bolts at 20:50 MUST SEE - Partial lowering of the battery at 21:58 Leveling the battery lift at 22:32 MUST SEE - My apprehension regarding lowering the battery at 23:17 MUST SEE - Lowering the Bolt battery at 24:10 Battery external review at 25:12 MUST SEE - High Voltage Service Disconnect connector and lever at 28:19 Under car views at 29:10 High voltage battery coolant heater at 30:53 High voltage Air Conditioning compressor at 30:58 Traction motor and differential at 31:04 Leaking steering rack at 31:14 Video review at 32:11
*UPDATE: When using the J-1772 Combo DC fast charger, the large 2 wire (X4) connector at the battery is used. The small 2 wire (X3) connector is only used when using a Level 1 or Level 2 AC J-1772 charger connector.
This is the first is a series of videos on the Chevrolet Bolt EV. This episode covers the removal of the 57kWh 350.4 volt 175 Ah battery from a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV.
But wait, there's more.
The video below features the Bolt battery once again, but this time it's being torn into. Okay, torn probably isn't the right word to use here, but you get the idea.
Cliff notes first, followed by battery disassembly video:
Grab some more popcorn and get ready for the first YouTube video showing the disassembly of a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Battery!
Video introduction at 0:13 Corrections to battery removal video at 0:43 Charger connections at battery at 1:00 Undercar aerodynamic cover at 3:19 Removal of battery upper cover at 5:19 Battery cover seal removal at 7:24 Battery inside views at 8:00 Removal of large 2-wire connector at 12:27 Removal of Battery Disconnect Relay Center Cover at 13:29 Removal of charger connector at 13:39 Removal of Battery Disconnect Relay Center at 14:20 Removal of coolant from the battery at 18:50 Removal of internal coolant hoses at 27:40 Preparation for removal of battery section 5 at 29:38 Connections at the Battery Energy Control Module (BECM) at 30:20 Removal of internal wire harnesses at 34:04 Removal of Service Disconnect lever connector at 38:44 Removal of BECM at 39:33 Removal of battery bus bars at 40:00 Removal of battery section 5 cover at 43:16 MUST SEE: True battery kWh rating at 44:25 Stabilization of battery before removal of sections at 46:42 MUST SEE: Removal of battery section 5 at 50:42 Battery thermal conduction mats at 53:00 Closer look at battery section 5 at 53:48 Removal of battery section 1 at 57:15 Removal of battery section 2 at 1:06:35 Removal of battery section 5 cooling plate at 1:08:30 Spilling coolant on myself at 1:11:35 MUST SEE: Warning about battery section 2 at 1:14:24 Removal of battery section 3 at 1:14:53 Removal of battery section 4 at 1:15:20 MUST SEE: View underneath battery section 4 at 1:21:13 Removal of 4 cross-braces at 1:21:57 Removal of large cooling plate at 1:26:10 MUST SEE: View of underneath of large coolant plate at 1:30:04 Removal of insulation pads at 1:30:46 Removal of final connector bracket at 1:33:08
Video review at 1:33:55