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by gps1539
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Smog Check in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 1266

Re: Smog Check in California?

I believe CA smog checks are based on the age of the car rather than a change of ownership. I think my 2015 REX is up for it's 1st CA Smog check in 2022. If you're buying a 2014 then it may be due in 2021. The last time I sold a car in CA it was up to the seller to get a car smogged and registered, ...
by gps1539
Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?

Thanks for letting me know it is working for you. I agree this sounds like an issue with my phone.
by gps1539
Fri Apr 02, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Re: Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?

Thanks Art, I'm in California and I'd guess we're connecting to the same servers so they maybe something phone related.
by gps1539
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?
Replies: 8
Views: 3553

Anyone else having issues with BMW connect App not working?

When I try to start the BMW connect app on my android phone it fails with "Something went wrong, please try later". I've cleared the cache, deleted and re-installed the app but it still fails. Wondering if others are seeing the same issue.
by gps1539
Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: Any good independent mechanics that work on i3s in the Bay Area?
Replies: 4
Views: 2456

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

Bump

Wondering if anyone found additional independent mechanic that work on i3s in the Bay Area (San Jose)?
by gps1539
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?
Replies: 10
Views: 4279

Re: Has anyone tried the 'electrified' app'?

I have the app and it is pretty much what you see in the video. Maybe useful for checking status once in a while.
by gps1539
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 3820

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

The 3 pin dryer plug 10-30P has no ground, just a neutral and they are no longer used in new houses as there is a 'small' risk of shock. Code is now 4 pin dryer sockets (Nema 14-30P). However most US houses (including mine), still use the 3 pin 10-30 sockets, which is what I created my cable for.
by gps1539
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 3820

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

If I understand you correctly, you built a cable like this, right? https://www.amazon.com/10-30P-T-Blade-adapter-3-Prong-Adapter/dp/B081NNSFZS I guess that the ground wire of the 6-20R is wired directly to the neutral pin of the 10-30P? Do you have a picture of your adapter? Yes, very similar but a...
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: 10
Views: 3820

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: 2
Views: 1436

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, ...

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