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by ronbot
Wed May 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Traffic jam assist retro
Replies: 145
Views: 61520

Re: Traffic jam assist retro

KrisM wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Derek thanks for the reply, yeah 300 bucks for not keeping my hands on the wheel is a bit to much.
And you would need to remove the original HOD module as well... so two modules aren't responding to the HOD inquiries.
by ronbot
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather
Replies: 15
Views: 9361

Re: Adaptive Cruise Control not working in cold weather

Lidar sensors are not expensive, it's always baffled me why they are missing. Garmin sells them on their website for $130, so OEM cost would be about 30% of that... or less.
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/557294
by ronbot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Converting BMW 2002 to electric using i3 parts
Replies: 17
Views: 4924

Re: Converting BMW 2002 to electric using i3 parts

Did any more ever happen with this project?
by ronbot
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: DIY HV Battery upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 4588

Re: DIY HV Battery upgrade

While in most consumer-scale applications, this may be viable, but EV-scale BMS could very well have original capacity stored in memory... even if for no other reason than to set a hard limit on charging capacity... over-charging cells this size results in very bad events...
by ronbot
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Air conditioning failed
Replies: 103
Views: 15371

Re: Air conditioning failed

Any updates? All this is new to me... and making me glad I got my 2015 BEV Tera as CPO, and was able to get them to swing an additional year... so I'm covered for 6 years unlimited miles. Was this AC issue just on the early ones... has is been found in the 2015 models? Metal contamination from a com...
by ronbot
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)
Replies: 50
Views: 25990

Re: NON OEM wheels & tires (wider)

The upcoming Mini Electric is reported to use the complete i3 drivetrain, except it's to be FWD, rather than RWD. It'll be interesting to see if it's wheels will bolt up to the i3 hubs. I suspect that they will if it's the same drivetrain, but offsets may be a problem. Looking forward to what the w...
by ronbot
Wed May 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.
Replies: 10
Views: 4120

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: 10
Views: 4120

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: 12
Views: 4599

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: 4848

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......

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