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Old 12-02-22, 04:19 PM   #1
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Default Chevy Volt Upgrade

We have a 2017 Chevy Volt Premier that is fueled about 50/50 with sunshine.

Last week we put 3910 miles on to got to Utah from Iowa and noticed that my wife had a valid point. The heat for your feet sucks in this car, in fact it is the worst of any car I've ever had. So I am adding heated floors to the driver's and passenger's side.

I have added heated seats before in our Prius, so I ordered the same components to do this upgrade. I will use two heat mats for both sides and will glue them down on top of the factory insulation. I will then replace the carpet and the Husky floor mats.

I will update with the performance when done. I will do the install next week and report back in a couple of weeks. I am excited about this upgrade for our Iowa winters.

The car has 156,000 miles on it and other than a 7 thousand dollar transmission replacement it has been a good car. I feel our prior Prius models were a much better car for the money but their Prime had subpar mileage range on battery alone for our needs.


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Interesting idea. I'm very interested to hear how this works out for you.
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When I pulled up the carpet I found out that nowadays the pad and carpet are bonded together. So I would have to glue the heated pads to the metal. I didn't like that idea for two reasons. The first is the metal was very irregular to glue to. The second is I would loose a lot of heat to the metal reducing my comfort.

So I glued carpet pad down first which solved the two issues above and should add some to sound deadening.

The last picture is where I mounted the switches. All I have left is to install the fuse assemblies.

I will let you know if there is a meaningful amount of heat after some use.

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