ZeroEmissionz wrote:what you both have described is exactly the case, do you guys work for BMW by any chance?
ZeroEmissionz wrote:Called BMW Sydney $650 plus taxes ! I think I'm gonna by pass it
alohart wrote:For what was BMW Sydney quoting $650 plus tax? If it was for the replacement of a safety device, you really can't avoid doing that if it has tripped. I would think that the safety device on the 12V battery would be relatively inexpensive and easy to replace. The safety device in the battery pack case, not so much due to the labor involved.
ZeroEmissionz wrote:sorry my bad $650 plus for the battery lead on the 12V, doing a quick google came up with youtube videos , its a matter of making contact between the separation point which looks like a very easy and free fix, yes it is part of the safety system of the car, but if what your saying is right and there is also a automatic switch at the HV battery then why would you need two? my understanding of the safety aspect of it is to prevent spark in case of fuel leak i really dunno what the chances of that happening are ? after all it is a electric car so fuel is minimal and maybe something that would later not be even utilised by these vehicles (a risk I'm willing to take) to get this car going. Ive never driven the car and bought it damaged to repair it.
Are you sure there is a switch at the HV that also works on pryotechnics ? (explosion) if so that is going to be a very expensive and tedious task to do myself or even take in to BMW, if I take the car in to BMW in its state they will void all the warranty left which is about 2 more years or 100,000kms currently the vehicle only has 17,000kms so there is still a lot of warranty I could utilise and dont wanna void.
as soon as i figure out how to post pics i will put some up of the progress /repairs etc
Bawareca wrote:There is no safety device on the HV battery. Read my post carefully. Once the 12v battery positive lead is replaced and all fuses checked the HV will be back online..
alohart wrote:I have read several reports of i3's involved in accidents that required that the battery pack case be dropped after an accident that resulted in airbags being deployed. Was that just BMW's requirement to check that the battery pack had not been damaged or did some safety switch have to be replaced? There is a "safety box" in the battery pack case that contains the high-voltage contactors, but maybe these contactors aren't disabled directly when the airbags deploy.
jadnashuanh wrote:The owner's manual shows the position of the i3's fuse panel...it's on the bottom of the dash on the passenger's side of the car (at least on the left-hand drive version in the USA), and you remove a couple of quarter-turn anchors to drop it down. I do not know if there are any other, auxiliary fuse locations in the car, but there's a bunch of them there.