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by spartacus68
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: What is the part number for the clips that hold the door skin on?
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: What is the part number for the clips that hold the door skin on?

Thank you eXodus - very helpful. I need to do some work completely unrelated to this with solenoid actuator on charging system, but documents are very informative. ;)
by spartacus68
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Question on Brake Pads & Brake Fluid Change
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: Question on Brake Pads & Brake Fluid Change

The main dealers will tell you that the brake pads and discs (rotors) will outlive the car. That's just nonsense. The i3 braking system, although it uses regenerative braking, is fundamentally vented discs up front and solid discs at the rear with a floating caliper. Brake sliders after 3-4 years wi...
by spartacus68
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:41 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging port solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Charging port solenoid

Part ordered. Coming direct from Germany. Not even sure BMW main dealer has it. Part number 61 13 6 805 425 (EU). State-side you're looking at 61 13 6 805 424 (US). Tried Plus Gas and prodded about (high voltage off of course), no difference. I think there's a remote chance you be able to get it to ...
by spartacus68
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging port solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Charging port solenoid

Thank you for the replies. I will try a spray lubricant, silicone spray or Plus Gas, just something to see if that buys me a little time. It does seem that the European version is susceptible to this, and of course doesn't allow charging. You'd have thought that BMW would have stress tested this par...
by spartacus68
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Charging port solenoid
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Charging port solenoid

I guess with everything that's going on around the world, this is an inconvenience, but it seems that a 90 Euro part can stop my car charging. The BMW i3 is so frustrating! So its an i3 REx, 2016. We've had snow and temperatures have been below zero. My wife wanted the car. Charging socket was froze...
by spartacus68
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Need to upgrade sound
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Need to upgrade sound

Protonic, I just resurrected an old thread on the technical chat. Just don't let your wife see it! :lol:

viewtopic.php?f=11&p=66947#p66947
by spartacus68
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Can I retrofit the HK premium sound into an i3?
Replies: 4
Views: 2550

Re: Can I retrofit the HK premium sound into an i3?

Resurrecting an old thread. Nothing is impossible. Downside your interior trim will probably squeak when you're not using the Harmon Kardon sound system, and it probably cost a small fortune.

https://www.audiokit.fi/kirjoitus/bmw-i ... io-upgrade
by spartacus68
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: How often long should I run Rex?
Replies: 18
Views: 5194

Re: How often long should I run Rex?

A lot depends on climate, but engines need to be run regardless. I have a separate thread on issues with my wife's car and a drive-train error that was eventually linked back to the fuel pump relay, but not before the technicians at BMW replaced the oxygen sensor and fuel pump at considerable expens...
by spartacus68
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: HELP! iPhone lost between Dashboard and Windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: HELP! iPhone lost between Dashboard and Windshield

Hope you've managed to get your phone back. If not, a cooking spatchula might work. Use Gorilla tape on it, double sided. That's strong and won't damage the iPhone or the car.

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