Long time lurker, first time poster on here.
I've recently bought both a BMW 2002 from 1974 and a BMW i3 from 2016 that has been in a small-ish head on collision. My plan is to take the electric drivetrain, and as many auxiliaries as possible, from the i3 and transplant them into the 2002 in the hope of creating a really cool electric city car.
There is an enormous list of questions I have about the i3, but the main thing I'm focussed on right now is getting it running whilst it's still in one piece. The i3's airbags have deployed, the seatbelt restraints (I think also pyro) have deployed and the pyro charge on the 12v battery has fired (fixed). I think this has caused the ACSM to power down the high voltage system giving an error on the instrument cluster 'stop carefully, it is not possible to continue your journey'.
At the moment, the OBD port can't be read because the high voltage system is powered down so the OBD reader thinks the ignition is off.
My theory right now is that if I figure out how to bypass the airbag and seatbelt sensors, the ACSM will read the car as 'OK' and power the high voltage system back up.
Does anyone have any more thoughts on what could be causing the drivetrain to shutdown or what other sensors the ACSM reads?
Thanks in advance for any contributions!