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by frictioncircle
Mon May 31, 2021 12:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: PDC sensors, front fender
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: PDC sensors, front fender

https://leandesign.com/tag/bmw-i3/

One thing I found about the PDC sensors is that they're held in by double-sided tape. :shock:
by frictioncircle
Mon May 31, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: PDC sensors, front fender
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: PDC sensors, front fender

spartacus68 – Very interesting that you found your sensors to be held in by brackets. I have yet to take another pass at sorting my loose front passenger-side (fender) PDC sensor. In November of 2020 I purchased, for US$10, Munro & Associates' teardown of the i3. It's still available here and is wor...
by frictioncircle
Wed May 19, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Mapping for road trips
Replies: 3
Views: 487

Re: Mapping for road trips

Hello Spamouflage – I'm a BEV owner on the USA's toasty West Coast so my experience is non-REx in a much warmer climate... I've never used ABRP, but I have six+ years of experience using PlugShare and recommend it highly. The community there keeps EVSE locations pretty up to date in terms of service...
by frictioncircle
Wed May 12, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Floor liners for i3 and i3s the same?
Replies: 4
Views: 412

Re: Floor liners for i3 and i3s the same?

If you're interested in a non-plastic product, check out https://www.cocomats.com – handmade in the USA.

I'm a satisfied customer!
by frictioncircle
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: PDC sensors, front fender
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: PDC sensors, front fender

spartacus68 –

Thanks for the suggestion of removing the underbody panel and the details about how the sensors are mounted in the X5.

Once I get mine sorted I'll share findings here.
by frictioncircle
Thu Apr 22, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Intermittent non-charging issue
Replies: 6
Views: 812

Re: Intermittent non-charging issue

fbt12 – Any chance you have a Dostar J1772 plug handle (the part that gets inserted into the i3's charging port)? I charge with an OpenEVSE which has a Dostar handle. If you drop the handle it on a hard surface (which I've done by accident) the handle's release lever pivot pin can get bent which (fo...
by frictioncircle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX

Oh, two more thoughts to share... The pedestrian awareness buzz coming out of the car was super cool at first. New soundscape for the future urban setting. Now, I wish it wasn’t a thing. The cabin would be so quiet without it. Use Bimmercode.app to turn this off: https://bimmercode.app I must get th...
by frictioncircle
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: My first 24 hours with a 2020 i3s REX

I am never not thinking about range. Even if I’m only driving a few kilometres to go to the store for bread. I often debate whether I should turn on the radio or not. Give it time and the anxiety should decline! I bought my i3 BEV in late 2014 – within months it was easy to tell how far I could rea...
by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: End of production

Why are such a high percentage of recent U.S. i3's Deka World models? Deka World is missing some nice interior lighting. I suppose a new i3 buyer wouldn't know this. Maybe this is a way to minimize the high i3 MSRP. In 2019 a friend bought a brand-new 2019 i3 Deka – a mutual friend (and 2019 i3s Te...
by frictioncircle
Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 38
Views: 3798

Re: End of production

My 2020 i3S was $60k, so while not super expensive...expensive enough that it should have power seats and a heated steering wheel (I'd like a power steering wheel too). I miss lane departure warning, as my last 4-5 cars before the i3 had it, and I really liked it! Deutsch100 – Yes, ACC really needs...

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