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by ronbot
Wed May 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.

Well, my new wiper blades are good! It's odd that the Bosch package calls them 700mm & 530mm, but the actual rubber insert was indeed a full 750mm (29.5"). Maybe Bosch decided their original "Aerotwin A 103 S" wasn't what was needed, and just lengthened the drivers' side blade without making new pac...
by ronbot
Mon May 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.

Regarding the windshield rain sensor... it's optical, based on the IR light reflective properties of the windshield - which change when water is on the exterior surface of the glass. Just got a wrong set of wiper blades for my Tera World with the Technology Package... they shipped the Bosch A103S wi...
by ronbot
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Defect USB
Replies: 10
Views: 2743

Re: Defect USB

I had the same issue, same bad fuse #66 as others mentioned. I sometimes leave the cigar/cigarette lighter out of the 12v socket, because I sometimes use it for my Garmin. However, I also keep some keys in the center console... and I'm guessing one of my keys got "plugged in" to the 12v outlet and b...
by ronbot
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Battery swap
Replies: 10
Views: 3479

Re: Battery swap

Yes... old thread, but a more realistic question would (now) be if the 33.2 kWh battery from a salvage 2017 would retrofit into an earlier model... or heck... even the latest 42.2 kWh from the 2019 model. I just got a job at a distance that my 2015 BEV will only get me there or back, but not both......
by ronbot
Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 43
Views: 12323

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

While my i3 is still in the possession of its current owner (I haven't bought mine yet) I have a suggestion.... You all seem in agreement that it is resolved by turning the car OFF, then back ON... how about NOT doing this, and heading over to a BMW dealership while it's still doing it... and be sur...

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