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by ronbot
Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 44057

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

My 2015 finally stopped giving me updates on its condition (and stopped responding to my requests) on 3/10/2022... sad day.
by ronbot
Sat Feb 05, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 44057

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

... So it is looking like for affected owners BMW separated eDrive services from the ConnectedDrive package and my subscription lasts until 10 years after vehicle purchase. I will be able to use remote services for 2-3 more years, but lost Real Time Traffic unless I keep trying to get the Connected...
by ronbot
Wed May 20, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Traffic jam assist retro
Replies: 146
Views: 125569

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: 16145

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: 12338

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: 17759

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: 137
Views: 80344

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: 51
Views: 58191

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: 15
Views: 15460

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 wit...
by ronbot
Mon May 06, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.
Replies: 15
Views: 15460

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...

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