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by MagicCarpet
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Question on coolant, TPMS
Replies: 9
Views: 1450

Re: Question on coolant, TPMS

The i3 fluids specs I found in some of the generic info pages of NewTisinfo on the service manual question thread https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5444#p45243 What I mean is when searching these pages they cover a lot of models and years so it takes time to work out the correct ans...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 1733

Re: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?

If you can search for "BMW Group University technical training ST1403a" then download "I01 High-Voltage Components" see page 38 for picture of parking lock pawl and gear As you suspect, it is not a good idea to wind up this system if that can be avoided by pressing P when the vehicle is at a stop an...
by MagicCarpet
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Starting REX with no charge?
Replies: 4
Views: 1098

Re: Starting REX with no charge?

There is very detailed info about this in BMW University technical training "W20 Engine" you can search online. Page 54 and "I01high voltage components" page 182. in summary, belo SOC 6.5% the REX will start but will auto stop if the SOC holds. Below 3.5% the REX will runn continuously. Below 1.9% p...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ISTA Install Help
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: ISTA Install Help

Hi, I had the same sort of trouble getting accurate and useful to BMWi info You might want to start with E-sys - instructions here https://www.bmwblog.com/2014/10/11/coding-tutorial-bmw-i3-electric-car/ The general BMW sites dont seem to be helpful but software for F30 seems close enough to work wit...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: ex - Japan vehicles Australia - NZ navi change DIY?
Replies: 0
Views: 2193

ex - Japan vehicles Australia - NZ navi change DIY?

I have the HU_H proffessional head unit NBT with NEXT mapping system, car imported used from Japan. The BMW dealer says it is necessary to have BMW allocate the car VIN to the local country. This has been done by BMW. The BMW dealer says it is necessary to get a 3rd party to spend a day and $650 wit...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 47
Views: 4627

Re: 12V battery

Also when the 12v battery gets charged it happens very rapidly. I have a little voltage display across the lighter socket and notice that the battery voltage can be down to 11.8 after a few days sitting and the moment a door is opened or the car is woken up there is a rush of charge and the battery ...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Auxiliary cabin heating system
Replies: 8
Views: 1829

Re: Auxiliary cabin heating system

In some markets the battery heater wires are only installed together with the heated seat option, might need to check before ordering. I have a Rex so cant have the heat pump, the HV powered immersion heating is very quick and just uses a slug of power initially. I waws concerned it might not be sui...
by MagicCarpet
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Service menu, how ?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Service menu, how ?

I think for altering the service menus - reaet interval etc. you dont need the secret code
you have to do the code number each time to look at the hidden menu batt. temp. and charge levels
by MagicCarpet
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Service menu, how ?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: Service menu, how ?

search this site for the unlock method to display service menu on your steering wheel display: It operates something like this: Push and hold trip meter button until menus appear, push again to scroll down the menus "Unlocking" if you want the service submenu. Press and hold then rapidly press the c...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: i3 from US in EU
Replies: 8
Views: 2731

Re: i3 from US in EU

early models sold new in NZ were I think CCS1 but the infrastructure was standardised on rapidcharge plug standards Chademo and CCS2. So BMW recalled cars already sold and changed the charge port. I'm suggesting that you can probably do the same, get a european port assembly fitted so long as the sy...

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