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    Re: Only get a white light when plug in L2 Charger.

    Posting this for information. Wound up cleaning the pins on the car and charge handle. First I used some compressed air to blow both out. Then I used rubbing alcohol and a medical type q-tip applicator. I tried to find the little brushes for cleaning electrical contacts ( Home Depot) without any luck. Searched for pipe cleaners locally- again without any luck. The q-tips came back with a blackish type coating. After that I sprayed them with contact cleaner. So far now the car has charged perfectly. I was a [...]

    Re: Remove/disable charging plug lock?

    ... The car now thinks the charger is locked but is now removable at any time... I think that's all fine and good as long as you're the only one handling the charging and are always cognizant of the modification. (Kind of like I made up a "special" 240v 20A connection in my garage that uses a normal 120v receptacle, so that my dual-voltage 16A EVSE can plug into it without adapters -- but it would fry anything else I could plug in to it.) But I'd be concerned about anybody else -- even some curious kid [...]

    Re: i3 Motor Mounts, switch to Aluminum?

    Wow, that would mean almost all 2015's have the plastic motor mounts. Probably all 2015's have the reinforced nylon/plastic/non-metal/whatever motor mount. However, since a stronger mounting bolt and modified traction control software were installed, the number of broken bolt/mount reports has plummeted, so I'm not as concerned about this problem as I once was. Our 2014 BEV is probably quicker than those with the heavier aluminum motor mount :D [...]


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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 ->