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Steve6611

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    Steven Evans
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    Columbus GA
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    2017 GMC Sierra Denali
  1. Not nearly as fast as a wired charger. My rate is around 10-12% per hour.
  2. Wireless Charging Module

    I posted this in another thread, but thought it might be helpful here. This is an outline of the various alternatives I have seen for wireless charging if you have 2017 or 2016 truck and an iPhone 8 or X: Remove the small magnet from existing charger. The two YouTube videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u29igTCTdLM&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZKlTDnqsU&t=2s This approach worked for me, but only if my phone was sitting on the charging mat when I started my truck. If I removed the phone and placed it back on the mat, or placed it on the mat after starting the truck, it would not charge. All of the remaining alternatives involve installing a 2018 charger (GM part number 13521066), although it appears the part is currently in short supply. You can buy it on ebay here: https://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-WIRELESS-MODULE-13521066/253405415313?hash=item3b0023c791:g:zFYAAOSwlzRadMrn&vxp=mtr The three alternatives for installation are: Modify existing connector. The YouTube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2lOzwlnbg0&t=64s I didn’t try this approach because I’m not very handy with a knife and didn't want to cut my finger off, but some have reported success. Install a new connector by repining it yourself. I tried this approach, but found that the pin work required was too detailed for me, especially when attempted within the confines of a truck. I’ve successfully worked on similar molex connectors in pinball machines, but the wires to the wireless charger are 22 awg, which is very small—I found it difficult to repin them neatly, even with a decent crimping tool Install a “plug and play” connector from Phil (pgamboa). This is my recommended option. Phil does great work and provides fantastic customer service. One end of his harness plugs directly into the existing connector and the other plugs into the new 2018 module—no splicing or soldering of wires required. I hope this post is helpful to someone. I just wish GM had just implemented the latest Qi standard in the first place so we didn't have to go through all of this trouble!
  3. I thought it might be helpful for someone to outline the various alternatives I have seen for wireless charging if you have 2017 or 2016 truck and an iPhone 8 or X: Remove the small magnet from existing charger. The two YouTube videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u29igTCTdLM&t=2s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AZKlTDnqsU&t=2s This approach worked for me, but only if my phone was sitting on the charging mat when I started my truck. If I removed the phone and placed it back on the mat, or placed it on the mat after starting the truck, it would not charge. All of the remaining alternatives involve installing a 2018 charger (GM part number 13521066), although it appears the part is currently in short supply. The three alternatives for installation are: Modify existing connector. The YouTube video is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2lOzwlnbg0&t=64s I didn’t try this approach because I’m not very handy with a knife and didn't want to cut my finger off, but some have reported success. Install a new connector by repining it yourself. I tried this approach, but found that the pin work required was too detailed for me, especially when attempted within the confines of a truck. I’ve successfully worked on similar molex connectors in pinball machines, but the wires to the wireless charger are 22 awg, which is very small—I found it difficult to repin them neatly, even with a decent crimping tool Install a “plug and play” connector from Phil (pgamboa). This is my recommended option. Phil does great work and provides fantastic customer service. One end of his harness plugs directly into the existing connector and the other plugs into the new 2018 module—no splicing or soldering of wires required. Ordering information is above. I hope this post is helpful to someone. I just wish GM had just implemented the latest Qi standard in the first place so we didn't have to go through all of this trouble!
  4. Just wanted to give another recommendation for Phil. His wiring harness is top-notch—excellent quality and workmanship. In addition, he’s a super nice guy and provides great customer service. He went “above and beyond” when USPS messed up my first shipment. Highly recommended!
  5. Thanks so much for posting this information--very helpful! I do have a questions. You mentioned that the new charger module uses the same 3 wires as the old one. Are those 3 wires used in the same place and in the same order on the new module?
  6. I think the magnet/screen is a wireless receiver, which makes you wonder why would GM put both a wireless transmitter and a receiver in the same box. My theory is that the risk averse engineers at GM were worried about safety risks of someone putting something metal on the wireless charger, even though the wattages are very low. I believe they put in a receiver to reduce the overall output of the transmitter, which is why the 2017s and earlier don't meet the QI standard. That's just a theory--I could be wrong.
  7. No, but my 2017 GM owner's manual says the wireless charger in my truck is both PMA and QI compatible...and Apple says that it is not. Somebody is not telling the truth.
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