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You haven't given the 12V enough time to charge.... It may take a bit and it could be a weak 12V....

I've seen all of the above issues with random lights or odd things happening in the Chevy Volt community all due to 12V issues.
 

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The HV battery should be used for cooling, the HVAC compressor is normally 400V, not 12v on EVs. The blower motor for cabin cooling will be 12V.

Here is a photo of a Bolt AC compressor, notice the orange wires, meaning high voltage.

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The 12V is still used to wake the vehicle up and power the computers to do that job.
 

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Bare minimum I’d hope they’d have the truck send a notification when the 12v battery gets low instead of it being a complete surprise. Ideally, there’d be a routine that checks the 12v at a certain interval, and has it kick on the HV system to recharge itself so that it never strands you or ends up dead.
As far as I can tell the Hummer only checks the 12V voltage once a day.
 
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