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by OLDBMWGUY
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Front Passenger Door Won't Fully Open
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Front Passenger Door Won't Fully Open

I had the same thing exactly happen two days ago with my Drivers side door. Wind blew it out of my hand when opening it and it went all the way fully open with a really LOUD CRACK!. I was sure I had broken it. However, the door seems to operate normally, nothing appears to be out of alignment or dam...
by OLDBMWGUY
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Ordered a 2020 i3s...changing options?
Replies: 9
Views: 467

Re: Ordered a 2020 i3s...changing options?

My dealership was able to change my order six days after I made my initial order on my 2019 BEV.
by OLDBMWGUY
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Manual Key Operation with Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Manual Key Operation with Cover

Hmmm....... an excellent idea! Too bad that BMW did not think of that for starters. I could just use it on "beach" days and put the regular cover on most of the time. But I also have the "Comfort Access" on my I3, does that have some effect on the cover? Are you thinking that the magnetism would eff...
by OLDBMWGUY
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Manual Key Operation with Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Manual Key Operation with Cover

Thanks again Mark. I might have to resort to the "lock box" solution. I think you are right about the non-everyday use for the key. I did find an I3 expert who showed me how to undo/do the cover. Apparently the technique required varies by age of the vehicle but for mine it involves inserting the ke...
by OLDBMWGUY
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Manual Key Operation with Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Re: Manual Key Operation with Cover

Thanks Mark. The video does show the correct procedure. But apparently does not work on my I3. With mine, I can press up as hard (or gently) as I want while also altering the direction slightly. Nothing. I have tried both sides of the I3, same result. BACKGROUND: My reason for needing to use the sma...
by OLDBMWGUY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Manual Key Operation with Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 414

Manual Key Operation with Cover

I am trying to use the metal key for my I3 which requires first opening the cover that is just behind the door handle. I have tried to insert the "metal Key" as shown in the Drivers Manual but it does not allow the cover to "unclick" and allow use of the metal key. BMW Genius had no answer. Is there...
by OLDBMWGUY
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lights stay on in the door while driving at night?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Lights stay on in the door while driving at night?

Thanks guys! Changing the Ambient Lighting did seem to work when I use the brightness "selection" on the screen. My problem had apparently been that I had unreasonably been trying to use the "wheel" on the dash for that purpose. It is challenging driving a vehicle that is way smarter than I am! As J...
by OLDBMWGUY
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Lights stay on in the door while driving at night?
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Lights stay on in the door while driving at night?

I now have 475 miles on my 2019 BEV and love it! I have not done much night driving with the I3 since taking delivery but tonight I noticed that now a whole string of lights stays on in the front (and rear) door storage compartments, very distracting at night having that much light in the interior. ...
by OLDBMWGUY
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I'm on a boat! (maybe?)
Replies: 3
Views: 413

Re: I'm on a boat! (maybe?)

I ordered mine on JUNE 10 and it was delivered in Honolulu on AUG 29 2019. I had a similar experience with my order in JUNE with my I3. Scheduling the "build", final assembly, shipping to the port and loading on the ship in Germany all took less than 2 weeks. But.......... "In Transit" covered the p...
by OLDBMWGUY
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Recommended Wax?
Replies: 8
Views: 482

Recommended Wax?

For my new White/Black 2019 BEV. Should I use any special wax on the I3 or just treat it like any other car? It seemed to have a lot of plastic.

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