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by keepgoing
Fri May 13, 2022 8:00 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: power window relearn or reprogram steps
Replies: 0
Views: 124

power window relearn or reprogram steps

2014 i3 BEV. The driver side window no longer automatically went down (an inch) when opening the door. The auto-up feature does not work either, but the auto-down is fine. I have to hold up the window switch to keep the window rolling up. The passenger side window is working as designed. So I found ...
by keepgoing
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

63 miles GOM range estimate is indeed in Comfort mode. Switching to EcoPro+ becomes 67 miles. I only use EcoPro (when needing heated seat in winter or A/C in summer) and EcoPro+. Never driven in Comfort mode. When I picked up the car from service, which GOM read 73 miles. After one full charge becam...
by keepgoing
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

Just one day after picked up the i3, I took a new reading of stat (upon recharging the car to full after using one and 1/2 bar of energy, about 20 miles after dealership returned car). Batt. Kapa. Max : 14.8 kWh <-- 16.1kWh read yesterday GOM : 63 miles So it seems like the software update or the ba...
by keepgoing
Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

Picked up my car today. Here is the stat: Before the battery capacity test and software update: Batt. Kapa. max 12.6 kWh GOM: 50 miles After dealer service and test: Batt. Kapa. max 16.1 kWh GOM: 73 miles Ambient Temp: 60 degrees Software version now: I001-22-03-526 (got from saving a profile to USB...
by keepgoing
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Re: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

2014 i3 BEV w/67285miles. After back and forth with dealership, they finished capacity test of the i3 (took over 7 days) and will pick up the car tomorrow because they are 110v charging it (the 1 year old new construction huge dealership does not have a single 220v 32amp charger). They email me the ...
by keepgoing
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:58 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: SINGLE PEDAL DRIVING
Replies: 2
Views: 501

Re: SINGLE PEDAL DRIVING

When you decelerate because of re-gen to a certain level (someone observed it when the re-gen reaches the wording on the regen bar), the brake light will automatically come on.
by keepgoing
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV
Replies: 9
Views: 690

Battery Capacity Test at dealership for 2014 i3 BEV

My 2014 i3 BEV with 65,000miles is up for the 8 years battery warranty expiration on coming December. So I brought it in for a battery test and see if it qualified for warranty repair in the same dealership where car was purchased new on Dec of 2014. I used the hidden manual to check Batt. Kappa. ma...
by keepgoing
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Getting into rear seats by folding front seats only?
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

Re: Getting into rear seats by folding front seats only?

The lever on the head rest only folds the seatback forward, but not sliding the seat forward. It would be very hard for any adult to get in and out without the rear door opened. And with the limited leg area without the rear door open, a passenger could easily trip over while getting out.
by keepgoing
Sun Nov 07, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Rotten Eggs smells and a hot 12-volt battery
Replies: 6
Views: 1701

Re: Rotten Eggs smells and a hot 12-volt battery

My BEV is 2014 with in service date Dec 2014. The original 12v battery last till this June. I changed it on June 2021 with Odometer at 61K miles. There is a vent hose that I needed to disconnect and reconnect during the replacement, but I did not trace the vent hose connection to see where it leads ...
by keepgoing
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Remove/disable charging plug lock?
Replies: 22
Views: 17444

Re: Remove/disable charging plug lock?

Hi coupe0crazy, I have the charging plug lock issue as well in my 2014 BEV. It has been like this for almost 4 to 5 years since I was able to use DC fast charging. The plug rarely lock (2% of time) on Level 1 or 2 charging. It used to lock the plug immediately when I locked the car after a software ...

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