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by oldman42
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Door reflectors falling out; airco fails
Replies: 8
Views: 5658

Re: Door reflectors falling out; airco fails

Sorry for reviving this 5-6 years old thread, but my passenger side reflector fell out today. One of the tabs is broken and it won't stay in place. Anyone find an alternative or workaround to the OEM piece? I feel like I can get some double sided tape and stick it on. As people have mentioned, the r...
by oldman42
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed
Replies: 29
Views: 11016

Re: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed

Does the ‘increased battery discharge’ message only appear during startup? I am not the one driving it daily. Is it saved in some menu? I could not find it. Also, there is BMW’s Battery Guard as part of the Teleservices package which is a standard subscription according to my I3’s Connected Drive p...
by oldman42
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed
Replies: 29
Views: 11016

Re: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed

To follow up on my previous post, I tried hooking up my ICE to the i3 via jumper cables. Unfortunately, the alarm continued to chirp, but the headlights started flashing and the horn was honking with the alarm. Some lights and error messages popped up on the screens, so there might have been somethi...
by oldman42
Thu Nov 12, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed
Replies: 29
Views: 11016

Re: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed

I left the i3 (2014, BEV) in the driveway (unplugged). I took the ICE on an overnight trip, and when I returned today and I unlocked the i3 with the key fob, and the alarm goes off and I can't turn it off. I grabbed both key fobs, and mashed all the buttons. Nothing. Car doesn't powerup either. Scre...
by oldman42
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 13
Views: 13829

Re: Brake fluid change

So... things got busy and I never got around to the brake fluid change. I took the i3 to the local dealer for a software update (and other things) and decided to have them do the brake fluid, cost me $220 (Southern California).
by oldman42
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 13
Views: 13829

Re: Brake fluid change

Only the very first i3's sold in the USA wouldn't be still in warranty... Essentially, yes, that's the procedure if you don't have special tools to do it. You need to ensure you don't suck air in when the pedal is released, so you need either someone to close the valve before you let it back up, or...
by oldman42
Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake fluid change
Replies: 13
Views: 13829

Brake fluid change

My i3 is due for brake fluid service. Has anyone does this DIY yet? I haven't found anything online. Is it the same setup as other modern vehicles? Release the bleeder valve on the caliper, pump the brakes, refill the master cylinder, repeat for all four corner, done? Also, what brake fluid is neede...
by oldman42
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: non-OEM Brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 3761

Re: non-OEM Brake pads

Just curious as to why anyone needs to change their brake pads ? Do you track your i3? While I am a "spirited" driver, I highly doubt I *need* to change my pads at this point (33k miles, though, I haven't opened things up to check), due to the aggressive regen characteristics of this car, etc. The ...
by oldman42
Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: non-OEM Brake pads
Replies: 7
Views: 3761

non-OEM Brake pads

Has anybody changed their brake pads to anything other than OEM BMW pads? If so, what did you choose? I'm having a hard time finding quality listings on Amazon (US). But I was able to cross reference some parts with Mini Coopers. Piggy back question; do the base Cooper and i3 share common parts?
by oldman42
Mon May 01, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Weathertech Floor Mats- FRONT & REAR $149 shipped
Replies: 39
Views: 30569

Re: Weathertech Floor Mats- FRONT & REAR $149 shipped

I just put my order in. Will see what happens.
I have weathertech floorliners in my other cars and I love them. Especially if you have kids.

Update: my order was shipped the day after I ordered and arrived 5 days later (California) ::thumbsup::

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