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by GodFollower
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: i3 OBD reader and shop manual?
Replies: 11
Views: 11592

Re: i3 OBD reader and shop manual?

From what I can tell, the i3 uses both the CANBUS and the 'standard' OBD II ports. To get the best functionality, you need a reader that can access the CANBUS and interpret the BMW codes. Sort of, yes. The i3(and all BN2020 BMWs) use Ethernet to communicate with the factory scan tools through the O...
by GodFollower
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Software update
Replies: 13
Views: 7381

Software update

Admin Note: This thread was merged with the thread "November 2015 Software Update" because they were addressing the same topic. All posts remain, they are just all listed here now. New software update guys. Couple notable things, Charger unlock on 2014 model i3s and a possible power reduction to pr...
by GodFollower
Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Anyone had to replace any plastic body panels yet?
Replies: 9
Views: 6841

Re: Anyone had to replace any plastic body panels yet?

Have replaced a couple door skins at work, go for around $100 without painting, and labor is not bad at all-I believe it was around 3 hours? :)
by GodFollower
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?
Replies: 6
Views: 4273

Re: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?

If the heat pump is used in the mixed operation, the shutoff valves with the numbers 17, 20 and 21 are open. The shutoff valve with the number 18 is closed as there should be no reverse flow. This results in a division of the hot, high-pressure refrigerant. On the one hand, cooling of the high-volt...
by GodFollower
Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?
Replies: 6
Views: 4273

Re: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?

They REx and BEV use the exact same A/C compressor. The Heat Pump functionality is achieved completely and solely by valving in the A/C system. Electronic Expansion valves(EXV) are used along with shutoff valves to control amount and direction of refrigerant flow in a BEV, while the REx uses a much...
by GodFollower
Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Setting up a dual charger capable circuit in the garage
Replies: 15
Views: 6248

Re: Setting up a dual charger capable circuit in the garage

The current Tesla units can use an 80A EVSE (from what I understand), so you'd need a 100A circuit specifically for it. Who knows what later versions will be able to accept. Rumors are they may be considering inductive charging, but likely that's at least a few years away, but probably would still ...
by GodFollower
Wed Jun 17, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?
Replies: 6
Views: 4273

Re: Air Conditioning Unit the same on BEV and REx?

They REx and BEV use the exact same A/C compressor. The Heat Pump functionality is achieved completely and solely by valving in the A/C system. Electronic Expansion valves(EXV) are used along with shutoff valves to control amount and direction of refrigerant flow in a BEV, while the REx uses a much ...
by GodFollower
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Speaker alternative
Replies: 23
Views: 18330

Re: Speaker alternative

hphpize wrote:Does anyone know if the stock amplifier is like the HK one in that it takes balanced outputs from the head unit?
There is no separate amplifier in the base stereo system, the Headunit does the amplification.
by GodFollower
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:06 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade
Replies: 90
Views: 97631

Re: DIY: Highbeam Headlamp Replacement / Upgrade

God follower, are these the lamps you purchased? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00K61CG5U/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687442&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00L8GCDLE&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1JPZX7VJ4AD6D1DWP7BD#customerReviews You commented on BF that the led bulbs co...
by GodFollower
Mon May 04, 2015 1:28 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Speed display
Replies: 6
Views: 10290

Re: Speed display

Thanks for following up with the answer, good to know!

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