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by frictioncircle
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: Sequential LED trunk light strip on a '14 REx
Replies: 6
Views: 6401

Re: Sequential LED trunk light strip on a '14 REx

MattyGigawatts – I'm with you on wanting to customize your ride but lighting isn't the place to do that. I've been driving i3s for eight years so I know how the rear lighting works. Were I to be following your car with its non-standard lighting, I'd be confused by the modifications you have made. Th...
by frictioncircle
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can not select “park”
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Can not select “park”

Hello Marky421 and welcome to the forum! I agree with your decision to replace the AUX 12V battery and register it. That your problem continues suggests that the replacement AUX 12V battery may not have been fully charged when you installed it. Can you remove it from the car and use an external char...
by frictioncircle
Wed Jun 15, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 23
Views: 5163

Re: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

Thanks for sharing your driving impressions of the i4, websterize, I'm hoping to get my own test drive before too much longer. As an i3 owner, the thought of setting a beastly 4,500+ lbs. (2,200+ kg) i4 loose on the road just feels wrong. Plus I don't like the concept of synthesized sound for EVs. Y...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jun 12, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 23
Views: 5163

Re: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

Had a ride as a passenger in an i4 M50 (dual-motor AWD) last weekend and I was impressed. I'm not a sedan guy, but the seating position and your relationship to the displays is much more intimate than in the iX.

I think BMW will sell every one (of both cars) they can build.
by frictioncircle
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:55 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: power window relearn or reprogram steps
Replies: 3
Views: 943

Re: power window relearn or reprogram steps

Just adding on that a non-coded i3 (US) will not allow one-touch window raising when that door is open.

Older BMWs would allow a one-touch window raise and (thankfully) it's possible to restore this function to your i3 via coding, even with such a simple solution as Bimmercode.
by frictioncircle
Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound from parking sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: No sound from parking sensors

A follow-up question – if you put your i3 in reverse and get close to an object / barrier behind, do you get a PDC audible / visual warning?
by frictioncircle
Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2015 BEV - Weird Malfunction - Brake & Charging Warnings
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: 2015 BEV - Weird Malfunction - Brake & Charging Warnings

Might your your one-year old 12V AUX have been less than fully charged at the time of installation (this is common occurrence)? My thought is that if you installed a partially-charged new 12V AUX battery and didn't drive very many miles since 2021, your AUX battery may be in a state of discharge des...
by frictioncircle
Thu Jun 09, 2022 12:41 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound from parking sensors
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: No sound from parking sensors

i34DB – Check your i3's settings under the "Vehicle Options" menu or "My BMW" tile. Look for a submenu that is related to "Parking" (apologies, am not in the car at the moment). There should be a check box that allows PDC (Park Distance Control) to automatically switch ...
by frictioncircle
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: Electrify Expo 2022
Replies: 0
Views: 378

Electrify Expo 2022

Apparently this show has been around for a while but I just heard of it last week: https://www.electrifyexpo.com The 2022 California show wrapped last weekend and is moving on to Seattle, New York (Nassau), Miami, and Austin. Some observations... This was a good show! It was all outdoors and divided...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Roof Rack Suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 1991

Re: i3 Roof Rack Suggestions

I've owned two sunroof equipped i3s -- at 2017 and a 2021 -- and the difference between my non-CF roof is unmistakable versus the CF weave pattern that shows through the non-sunroof equipped models. My first i3 was a 2014 BEV with the CF roof and I loved looking at it every day. The first time I dr...

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