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by Buzby
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone retrofitted their 6.6" nav screen to the bigger 8.8" screen?
Replies: 9
Views: 5416

Re: Has anyone retrofitted their 6.6" nav screen to the bigger 8.8" screen?

It’s not a simple swap - the screen ID is hard-coded into the ECU. A friend has has his large screen wrenched from his car by some idiot who may have thought he could use it as a playback screen.
by Buzby
Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Auto stop charging depending on SOC
Replies: 2
Views: 5399

Re: Auto stop charging depending on SOC

Possibly a mis-type, but the charger is not external to the car - it is an integral part of the vehicle and is located at the rear. The box on the wall is only a socket or tethered lead which connects to the vehicle.
by Buzby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer
Replies: 21
Views: 6260

Re: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer

Buzby. More complete nonsense! If you can't make helpful or factually accurate contributions please don't bother. In the UK, the i3 comes as standard only with the standard charge cable which fits a 3 pin 13A socket. BMW describe it as Type2 / Mode2 charging. They do not call it an Occasional Use C...
by Buzby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Labs Widget and the IFTTT website
Replies: 9
Views: 3677

Re: BMW Labs Widget and the IFTTT website

On a slight tangent, so forgive me!

i3's supplied in the USA are supplied with a 'garage opener' button - unlike in Europe, which don't. Can anyone supply a picture of it? Where is it? Do you lose one of the long row of buttons on the dash, or is it somewhere else?

Just curious!
by Buzby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer
Replies: 21
Views: 6260

Re: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer

The plug in Charger is for occasional use, all the documentation clearly states this - and if the previous owner used this as the sole method of charging for the period they had it, rather than a proper home charger (tethered or otherwise) it would need to be built to almost industrial standards - ...
by Buzby
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer
Replies: 21
Views: 6260

Re: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer

The plug in Charger is for occasional use, all the documentation clearly states this - and if the previous owner used this as the sole method of charging for the period they had it, rather than a proper home charger (tethered or otherwise) it would need to be built to almost industrial standards - b...
by Buzby
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer
Replies: 21
Views: 6260

Re: BMW i3. A very unhappy customer

Whilst I sympathise to a certain extent, you were aware that the warranty was ending and that you would be on your own unless you made alternative arrangements. You benefited from a reduced price due to its age, and it sounds as if the casual charger was used as the primary source of charging for yo...
by Buzby
Sat Feb 11, 2017 6:03 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Decisions taken on 3 year old i3
Replies: 10
Views: 9655

Re: Decisions taken on 3 year old i3

Battery options have already been ruled out for U.K. drivers - even if you didn't baulk at the price tag of €5k plus fitting. Whilst the price for an extended warranty is untenable, the prospect of there being no inclusive support once the drivetrain warranty ends remains a real consideration - unli...
by Buzby
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Which Charging Solution
Replies: 10
Views: 3104

Re: Which Charging Solution

If you plan to change your vehicle and need access to different sockets - then you selection is good, as you simply use use standard charging cable. But if you plan to keep it - a T2 tethered lead will be better, as you save coiling and packing the Eire, and your T2>T2 cable can stay In the car read...
by Buzby
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Order Time 2017 I3
Replies: 6
Views: 2281

Re: Order Time 2017 I3

Jim - as far as I can tell all dealer stock in Scotland is the same as England, they are owned by BMW and used as demonstrators or showroom eye candy. After 6 months or so they are sold on as pre-registered many with under 300 miles on the clock. The features] packs are variable and often pretty stu...

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