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by dvottero
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Involontary window open
Replies: 11
Views: 3673

Re: Involontary window open

If you press and hold the unlock button on the key fob for several seconds, the windows will roll down automatically. It's possible that the unlock button could have been pressed while the key fob was in your pocket. This happened to me while driving once. The car suddenly unlocked, and then after a...
by dvottero
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Please post links to your i3 youtube clips here
Replies: 19
Views: 4302

Re: Please post links to your i3 youtube clips here

I previously posted this to the forum -- but here's a video I made showing when the Brake lights come on:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXJPf7Lv8Sw
by dvottero
Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 Brake Light Test - Regenerative Braking
Replies: 17
Views: 6639

BMW i3 Brake Light Test - Regenerative Braking

My favorite feature of the BMW i3 is one pedal driving. But ever since my first drive in November 2013 — I never had a good sense of what causes the brake light to trigger, and when. A month behind the wheel didn't answer this either. So I did what any normal person would do: I strapped (4) GoPros t...
by dvottero
Sat Jun 21, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Electronaut Edition...
Replies: 22
Views: 4945

Re: Electronaut Edition...

I purchased an abandoned EE order and they were able to remove all of the EE branding and accessories for me. I believe this happened at the VDC. On the Facebook Group, another actual Electronaut decided to switch between a BEV and a REX. He was able to have a non-EE car transformed into an EE car, ...
by dvottero
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Help !!! I am down to Three Choices.I3 REX; Volt, MB-B
Replies: 28
Views: 5639

Re: Help !!! I am down to Three Choices.I3 REX; Volt, MB-B

I ordered the HK stereo -- but through a series of a events was able to get the same spec car much sooner than the original order, just minus the HK stereo. The HK stereo is really freakin' good, but I don't miss it or the added expense. The standard stereo is totally acceptable. It's clear and resp...
by dvottero
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Replace standard headlight bulbs with LEDs
Replies: 129
Views: 30709

Re: Replace standard headlight bulbs with LEDs

I updated the high beams on my i3 and documented the process here:

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1111

Thanks AndyW for the inspiration!
by dvottero
Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade
Replies: 89
Views: 61479

DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade

The halogen high beams that ship with the i3 are very yellow in color compared to the LED headlamps. Here's a DIY on how to replace the high beams in your i3. The following steps are also applicable if you need to replace the turn signal bulb next to the high beam. These steps are not documented in ...
by dvottero
Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Included 120V cordset?
Replies: 4
Views: 1206

Re: Included 120V cordset?

It does come with an "occasional use" charger that you'll find in the frunk. It's a 120V, 12A charger. It'll also charge at 8A if set to low in the car's menu.
by dvottero
Wed May 28, 2014 4:49 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Bigger Rex fuel tank
Replies: 41
Views: 15246

Re: Bigger Rex fuel tank

To your point spiraleyes, we don't actually have any cold hard facts supporting that the US got a differently sized fuel tank. Show me two different parts on a table, with two different part numbers and I'll believe the conjecture -- but right now there isn't enough evidence to support this claim. I...
by dvottero
Sat May 24, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: My i3 REX doesn't have navigation!
Replies: 28
Views: 7496

Re: My i3 REX doesn't have navigation!

Someone else on the Facebook i3 Group reported the same issue. https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3 They had an Electronaut version of the vehicle without Tech Package. Germany omitted the default code 606 navigation package -- rendering the i3 without Nav. Someone who worked at the dealer level ch...

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