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by gps1539
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 0
Views: 18

I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

Thought I'd post the following in case others are interested. At home (California, US) I wired up a NEMA 6-20 outlet and use a 16 Amp Dostar for charging at home. However when we travel to family and charge at 110v we commonly needed the REX to fire up to get home. My brother in law is kind enough f...
by gps1539
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: 1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe
Replies: 0
Views: 10

1st long trip in our 2015 i3 REX : Bay Area to Tahoe

We've owned a 2015 i3 REX for ~2 years and mostly driven to work/shops and to family who are <50 miles away. This week we headed to Tahoe from Los Gatos CA, which is ~ 230 Miles and a 6000' climb away, our 1st long trip. After a bit of planning with plugshare and 'Drive the Arc' on where to charge, ...
by gps1539
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!
Replies: 2
Views: 1467

Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!

I just watched this on Transport Evolved's youtube channel and wonder if anyone has seen mice or rats in/on your i3 and if so where to look for them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uChfezFhL2w&t=325s
by gps1539
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Pondering the notion of using an i3 as the basis of a home hydroelectric power setup. Why is this a bad idea...?
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: Pondering the notion of using an i3 as the basis of a home hydroelectric power setup. Why is this a bad idea...?

Power via water wheels is a great, 100+ year old idea (birth of the industrial revolution). :-)
However, not sure if connecting your i3 is the best way to harness the the energy
by gps1539
Fri Feb 14, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Uneventful 110 mile drive today on 90% charge...
Replies: 3
Views: 947

Re: Uneventful 110 mile drive today on 90% charge...

Thanks for sharing.
Reminds me of when my wife asks, how was your flight? "uneventful"is far better than "I thought we were going to crash" :-)
by gps1539
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Can not send messages to my i3

@jfran2, thanks for evangelizing, that did indeed fix the issue for me.

I found a nice photo of the fuse location here.
https://preview.redd.it/w3cdhn09w8a41.j ... a681e829c0
by gps1539
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?

@fbt12, many thanks. My inlaws are up in Oakland so I may well check them out.

ps. My 1st ever car was a 70's Mini, awesome they still live on.
by gps1539
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

Re: Can not send messages to my i3

I logged a support ticket with ConnectDrive as their website shows I have service until 2025, they responded but seem completely clueless on the issue. I certainly do not intend to pay for these 'services' when they finally expire.
by gps1539
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: [Solved] Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 9
Views: 1643

[Solved] Can not send messages to my i3

Hi I used to be able to send messages (map destinations) via the android connectedDrive app (and bimmer_connected on my PC), but it has not worked correctly for a few weeks. I can check charging and location so the car had connectivity and the ConnectedDrive web page show I have remote services, eCa...
by gps1539
Sun Dec 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1019

Re: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?

My i3 had it's last service under warranty and I would love to find an independent mechanic that know i3s. Anyone in the Bay Area have a recommendation? ideally around Campbell/Los Gatos.

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