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by vreihen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: New 3D printed phone holder.
Replies: 3
Views: 942

Re: New 3D printed phone holder.

Upload it to Thingiverse if you want to share the object file with the world.....
by vreihen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Vanity plate?
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Re: Vanity plate?

Custom license plate frames are cheap enough to express things that don't fit on the plate itself.....
by vreihen
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Headlights coming on by themselves
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Headlights coming on by themselves

Time for a new 12V accessory battery already????? :?
by vreihen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: To cancel or not
Replies: 6
Views: 1236

Re: To cancel or not

If we only had a crystal ball... Back in 2008, I bought a two year-old used diesel pickup for $19K. This was at the peak of the oil/housing bubbles, and the original owner paid $43K for it brand new. Dealerships were piling up almost new trucks like this on storage lots because nobody wanted them fa...
by vreihen
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Windshield Wipers "Thumping" Windshield...
Replies: 6
Views: 2834

Re: Windshield Wipers "Thumping" Windshield...

Maybe the i3 is smart enough to spring the wiper alignment forward for daylight savings time????? :lol:
by vreihen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: is the brake fluid service necessary
Replies: 5
Views: 1269

Re: is the brake fluid service necessary

Brake fluid is hygroscopic, and draws water out of the air regardless of mileage. Change it every two years as cheap insurance.....
by vreihen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: upgrade charging
Replies: 15
Views: 2452

Re: upgrade charging

Plan for the future...pull at least a 50A circuit while the cost is just heavier wire and not labor all over again. That will cover a 40A EVSE, which the i3 can't fully utilize but your next EV most likely will be able to take advantage of.....
by vreihen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: AT&T shutting down 3G by February 2022 and impact on BMWs
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

AT&T shutting down 3G by February 2022 and impact on BMWs

This supposedly went out to impacted customers today by SMS text: http://www.att.com/3gmigration What to know about 3G going away To bring you faster speeds and new capabilities, we have to evolve our network through a number of changes. One of those changes is phasing out our 3G network by February...
by vreihen
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: frunk mobility tray - what goes in it?
Replies: 8
Views: 6112

Re: frunk mobility tray - what goes in it?

I was thinking that it was either an emergency flashlight or screwdriver holder, or perhaps some piece of mandatory safety equipment in certain global markets that we don't get in North America (like the reflective triangle in the trunk or required first aid kits and safety vests). I was also thinki...
by vreihen
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What's Your Default Driving Mode?
Replies: 10
Views: 1586

Re: What's Your Default Driving Mode?

Now where can I find that Race Mode... :D There's a large, funny-looking knob sticking out of the right side of the steering column. Turn it counter-clockwise in drive readiness mode with your foot on the brake pedal, and the "R" will light up for race mode. :lol: Funny side story from my trip home...

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