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by alohart
Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?

So I see a brake assist on many of the cars posted. Is this the same thing? I wouldn't trust anything in an ad, especially if the ad is placed by a car dealer. Instead, get the VIN of the car you're interested in, enter it on one of the BMW VIN decoder Websites, and look for option 544 Cruise Contr...
by alohart
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 37
Views: 9378

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

metaflash wrote:maybe there's is leakage on any of the pipes involved in the above system, particularly on the one transporting

The i3's steering is powered by an electric motor with none of the hydraulic lines of the typical power steering system.
by alohart
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 EDrive External Sound
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: i3 EDrive External Sound

Feel free to use the standard manual sound generator button on the steering wheel . Unfortunately, a response delay when pressing the horn button makes producing a short "beep" difficult. Either no sound results or the "honk" sounds rudely long and urgent. Has this improved with...
by alohart
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 37
Views: 9378

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

I hope that all U.S. i3 drivers experiencing steering problems are reporting them to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Otherwise, BMW might not know how widespread this problem seems to be and might not be working on a solution with the urgency that's needed.
by alohart
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: No owners manual
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: No owners manual

Yes, you can get the manual online. http://www.i3guide.com/pdf/BMWi3-owners-manual.pdf This downloadable version as well as the printed version are generic for all i3's in a particular market whereas the BMW i Driver's Guide smartphone app includes a version of the owner's manual customized for the...
by alohart
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Battery issue
Replies: 32
Views: 4561

Re: Battery issue

I am new to this forum and am submitting via "post a reply" since I can't find another way to post; this is not a "reply". First, choose the appropriate subforum for your new topic (e.g., "Problems/Troubleshooting"). Then along the left edge of the page, click the &quo...
by alohart
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: All EV in 2014 BMW i3-REx
Replies: 8
Views: 433

Re: All EV in 2014 BMW i3-REx

The exact relationship is probably vehicle specific but I have some speculations that SOC may be voltage, not an actual power metric. I don't believe we know how the i3's BMS calculates the SOC of its battery pack. However, voltage has a particularly poor relationship to SOC, especially when curren...
by alohart
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Installation of an auxiliary heater to improve electric range
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Installation of an auxiliary heater to improve electric range

Mitsubishi i-MiEV owners who live in cold climates also installed auxiliary heaters powered by diesel or alcohol. By their accounts, this worked very well and did not burn much fuel. I've been surprised that an auxiliary heater hasn't been an option in early EV's with limited battery pack capacity. ...
by alohart
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 35
Views: 3224

Re: Battery capacity issue

I wonder what they will do in 2023 when the 2014's are out of warranty and need new batteries. I'm sure many of the cars will still be functioning perfectly but needing new batteries. Will they allow owners to buy battery replacements? Based on the experience of gasoline-electric hybrids with bad b...
by alohart
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Any mods
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: TJam retrofit mods

TJam looks closely related to ACC which is already installed on this vehicle. I will try to find out if this vehicle already has the lane assist. If it's a North American i3, lane assist isn't activated. Without a 3rd-party module, lane assist can't be activated because the standard BMW version req...

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