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by robthebold
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

Should I be seeing anything in the quotes above? Looks like back-to-back open/close quotes, but maybe something's blocked on my end that you'd included . . .
by robthebold
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Connected Drive not working
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Re: Connected Drive not working

Since the commands you mention not working are the ones that send data to the car rather than just polling the BMW server, you might want to look at the thread(s) here showing how to pull and replace the fuse for the cellular connection to power cycle the module.
by robthebold
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector
Replies: 10
Views: 1168

Re: I made my own dryer outlet to NEMA 6-20R connector

Some things in both a dryer and stove may use 120vac (in the stove, like the lights and maybe a receptacle). So, there's always the possibility of current in the neutral To put emphasis on it, this possibility means you should never use an adapter like this on a shared circuit. If you used your sto...
by robthebold
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Someone towed my BMW i3, it wasn't towed on a flatbed, EDME module failed
Replies: 6
Views: 955

Re: Someone towed my BMW i3, it wasn't towed on a flatbed, EDME module failed

If the module alone is $3000, then 30% of just that is $900. Plus whatever labor and shop fees are charged to install it. If you can't get the towing company reimburse you by just asking them and going through BBB, then it might be worth the $300 or so retainer a lawyer might charge you to write a l...
by robthebold
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Charge light stays white
Replies: 7
Views: 2078

Re: Charge light stays white

What kind of charger is this, in case someone is searching for this solution in the future and finds this thread?
by robthebold
Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Reverse camera not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Reverse camera not working

Sorry if it's already occurred to you, but make sure the hatch is completely closed and latched.
by robthebold
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!
Replies: 2
Views: 1839

Re: Check Your Electric Car For Rodents!

I've got squirrels chewing on my thermoplastic body panels! At least these are native wild animals that don't usually try to live in the human environment except under duress. But any car (or anything else, really) that sits unused for a while can get the truly pestilent rodents (rats, mice, etc.) i...
by robthebold
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New Owner here
Replies: 5
Views: 1641

Re: New Owner here

Wiping action in plugging and unplugging temporary taps to remove oxidation is a well understood thing for decades now. If you notice that a plug is excessively warm to the touch while in use, check the prongs for corrosion, remove it with a scotch brite or brillo pad if you see it, and contract an ...
by robthebold
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Is driving with summer tires possible year-round in Texas?
Replies: 28
Views: 6341

Re: Is driving with summer tires possible year-round in Texas?

I live in Austin, which never gets more than a dusting of snow ( and completely shuts down until that melts ) but it does get below freezing occasionally. (emphasis mine) That sounds like you'll never have to venture out on wintry roads, so that's in your favor. As others have pointed out, you lose...
by robthebold
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Some random thoughts about our i3
Replies: 18
Views: 4236

Re: Some random thoughts about our i3

Probably THE primary reason I didn't consider an i3 for so long was because it looks so small from the outside (and weird, but...). I was convinced, without any thought, it wss too tiny to replace my allroad wagon. Granted, the cargo volume isn't there, but the passenger space is excellent and meas...

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