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    Re: 12V battery

    After reading several horror stories on other forums, I decided to be proactive and change the battery in my 2014 i3 Rex. A new battery is around $140, and the Foxwell NT510 scan tool to code it is $155. (vs $500 for the dealer to do it.) There are several Youtubes available with good instructions on the procedure. [...]

    Re: Security of the i3

    OK then that is very reassuring that its a little more difficult that what I have seen on YouTube. Apparently there has been a number of thefts in Toronto area with some GM and Toyota vehicles so W-five did a segment on the news regarding this. Maybe since the i3 is so rare, its not a highly desirable vehicle. I'm not suggesting it's not real. There's a spoof attack that records the code when you press the FOB button, jams the signal, then allows the thief to use the stored good code at a later time. [...]

    Re: Regen and creep operation?!

    I wash a rotors and calipers once a while to keep them dust free and hit brakes hard once a day to clean rust bc if you use only regen they rust bad and make creepy noise at least in my case try maybe you solve your problem brake pads should last “ forever” [...]

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    BMW sends out postcards to i3 owners confirming 50% more range for 2017

    Via the Facebook BMW i3 group, BMW has mailed out postcards to owners in the UK stating the 2017 BMW i3 will have a 50% increase in electric range, which would equate to around 120... Continue reading ->