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by MKH
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt Battery Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: 12 volt Battery Warning

I will need to check tyre pressures before my next drive (While Driving) Using the iDrive MENU button, choose: “Vehicle Info” “Vehicle status” “Flat Tire Monitor” The tyre pressures will be displayed. Once the car is in "Ready" state, the 12v sockets should be powered by the DC/DC converter and the...
by MKH
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Re: Question from Newbie

keep in mind, it really is just a depowered moped engine, and they generally aren't designed for huge numbers of miles, either. Actually,the i3's range extender is based on BMW's C 650 scooter engine. This engine, in the scooter version is rated at 65 hp @ 7500 RPM. However, as the range extender, ...
by MKH
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Using the i3 to Tow
Replies: 5
Views: 809

Re: Using the i3 to Tow

Has anyone seen a trailer wiring kit? Torklift has a kit that is supposed to work with the i3 I know that a year or so ago an i3 owner posted details of his trailer hitch installation (Facebook group, I think), complete with working light wiring, but that part of the install was not in much detail....
by MKH
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 568

Re: Question from Newbie

As Jim posted, Bimmercode for either iPhone or Android (in the app store) and one of the recommended OBD dongles. Compatible ones tested with Bimmercode are listed on their site. It's not really coding or programming, just activating a hidden iDrive menu item that is there on the European i3s. Very ...
by MKH
Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed
Replies: 29
Views: 10884

Re: 12 V battery replacement suggestions needed

Also, there is BMW’s Battery Guard as part of the Teleservices package which is a standard subscription according to my I3’s Connected Drive portal. This should alert the dealer of impending 12 volt battery failure. Is this not present on non-European versions? This should be the best way to avoid ...
by MKH
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 2 year old i3 with low mileage
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: 2 year old i3 with low mileage

Sounds like either a lease return, or maybe a dealer service loaner/test-drive car. As long as you have some time left on the factory warranty - should be good. We bought our lease return used with 9K on the clock. Figured either a student or 2nd car for wife's weekly run to the grocery store. If yo...
by MKH
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Horn!
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Horn!

by MKH
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How durable is the fabric upholstery
Replies: 4
Views: 317

Re: How durable is the fabric upholstery

People have reported that their fabric seats are prone to staining easily, showing liquid staining, and even prone to dye transfer from 'new' bluejeans where they rub against seat edges entering and exiting. The light colored steering wheels seem also prone to discoloration, staining and surface det...
by MKH
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: 3 rear seats option
Replies: 6
Views: 288

Re: 3 rear seats option

...and while we're at it roof rack hard points!

YES!!!!!!!!!
by MKH
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Bmw i3 spare tire and dealing with nail puncture
Replies: 10
Views: 662

Re: Bmw i3 spare tire and dealing with nail puncture

Someone in the i3 Facebook group posted that this space-saver/donut spare fits the i3 - and can occasionally be found on ebay for around $100+

"Mercedes Benz SLK 2005-2011 compact spare"

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