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by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

Of course I didn't look on the bottom of the battery but even if I had I might have missed it in dim light. Thanks Mark. Mine was marked 12/13 which is interesting since my car suffered from the early battery/cable failure issue and was replaced by BMW later in 2014, and I would have thought the bat...
by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

I also have a 2014 as the original owner. A few months ago my 12V battery failed and I replaced it. I still have the old battery but can't seem to find any sort of date code on it. There is a Q code on it with various numbers but I don't know what they represent. Maybe someone out there does. When t...
by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 937

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

Is this a used i3 or is it new? Many odd problems may occur if the 12V battery is old and failing, more likely in an older used vehicle. Do you know how old the 12V battery is?
by Neil
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Highest Mileage i3/REX?
Replies: 20
Views: 7775

Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Regarding replacing only the rear tires, you may want to read the following which I posted not long ago. The car's traction control system was not very happy. https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17003&p=65450#p65450 I also posted the following details in the past about how mixing new...
by Neil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Highest Mileage i3/REX?
Replies: 20
Views: 7775

Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Regarding replacing only the rear tires, you may want to read the following which I posted not long ago. The car's traction control system was not very happy.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17003&p=65450#p65450
by Neil
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fob problem
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Fob problem

I recently got the remote low battery message on my i3 Rex. I replaced the battery and it went away. However, I don't remember how long it was before I tried the remote again with the new battery. It could have been quite long, at least 12 hours or so. Perhaps it takes some time to register? Also, t...
by Neil
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Remote Key fob battery discharging problem w. Easy access
Replies: 5
Views: 784

Re: Remote Key fob battery discharging problem w. Easy access

I recently replaced the battery in my key fob after getting the low battery warning message when I got in my car a few weeks ago. I've had my i3 Rex since 2014 and I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time I've replaced the battery. It is possible part of the system is defective, that is, the fob itself o...
by Neil
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 80
Views: 34752

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

The car is now at I001-19-07-539 if that is useful to help determine when this bug may have been introduced although it could be more complicated than that. Why did you have I001-19-07-539 installed? Did you have to pay? I did not have to pay for this and I didn't request it. I did bring my car in ...
by Neil
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 80
Views: 34752

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

I had a similar issue in my 2019 i3 Rex with only 5k miles...I just reported it to NHTSA Will be calling the service center for the software update for the service bulletin SIB 32 11 19 SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE Sad to learn that this problem hasn't been fixed several years after it...
by Neil
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Ecopia Tire Rebates / America's Tire, Discount Tire & Costco...
Replies: 14
Views: 3722

Re: Ecopia Tire Rebates / America's Tire, Discount Tire & Costco...

I purchased the Ecopia tires from my nearby Costco a while back and had no issues regarding balancing or anything else that I could name. You could speak with their service center manager about any concerns you might have before going ahead with it. Also you might check online reviews for any possib...

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