I was soldering some wires inside to tap a line out copy of what goes into the class d amp chips. Without me noticing some of the factory heatsink paste got pushed over the chip pins. Must have been conductive as it fried the chip.
Removed the chip with heat and ordered another incase it's repairable, but will take a month or more to arrive.
I think there may be an i2c or canbus link as the board has an i2c controlled codec and a digital DSP in there. But they may be configured to be automatic I don't know.
As quite a few people seem to be doing this, I thought I'd post the details.
1) Unlock car, switch off. Remove floor panel in boot. 4 nuts, M10 I think, 1 in each corner.
2) Undo & remove the -ve cable.
3) Remove the vent pipe.
4) Unclip (2 tabs I think) the large plastic fuse-box thing on top...
For the second time I had the steering column lock fault message today which completely disables the car ( including not being able to switch the ignition off ). At least this time it did reset itself after about 20 minutes before the mechanic (electrician?!) arrived, whereas last time it had...
Had the Fuel Maintenance Mode warning yesterday so I was looking forward to a longer run today to burn some petrol off. But when I got in I saw the dreaded Service Steering Column Lock error message on the dash.
Now I believe it’s accepted that the motor is just crap and they are doomed to fail...
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Basically, I am just wondering if it is possible to install an device that allows Apple CarPlay to work with a first generation Volt/Ampera? I am not the most technical of owners when it comes to modern electronics but there does appear to be a number of devices on the market that claim to make...