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by eNate
Sun May 15, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I would (I do). BMW tried to make the i3 "simple" and didn't even bother providing a means to limit charging. Meanwhile, just about every EV before and after the i3's introduction suggests the 80% cut-off for daily use. Owners often cite the i3's buffer, But other EVs have battery buffers ...
by eNate
Thu May 12, 2022 6:29 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Rex replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: Rex replacement

Yes, Wokeby makes an i3 trunk Extension , it's about 300 pounds lighter and therefore more efficient. 😉 But since you're talking about a replacement REX, I haven't heard of it being done – definitely no mention of aftermarket replacements. I've only seen a couple of owners reporting they removed the...
by eNate
Thu May 12, 2022 6:20 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recent Forum spam
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Recent Forum spam

Oh, look at that, mobile and desktop have the flag in opposite corners.
by eNate
Wed May 11, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: BMW i3 High Beams LED Upgrade

To each their own, but I have never seen a retrofit LED "bulb" that plugs into a halogen reflector and outputs sufficient light. I agree that the 1st gen i3s were a bit of a mess with their pink-shifting LED low beams and yellowish highs, but I haven't been convinced yet by these aftermark...
by eNate
Wed May 11, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Recent Forum spam
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Recent Forum spam

Flag icon, lower left of each post.
by eNate
Tue May 10, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 5272

Re: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?

Thanks Pete, good info. I have enough EVSEs that I'm not chomping to try this, but I'd I do, I'll be sure to open and inspect the components rather than "just going for it."
by eNate
Tue May 10, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 84
Views: 60856

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

Well at this point you're outside of warranty, unless you have extended coverage. When I experienced it, I was a relatively new owner. It happened once, then not again before I brought it in. It's not a recall, but I'd take it in, explain what happened, that it felt dangerous or whatever, and (assum...
by eNate
Mon May 09, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 5272

Re: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Interior / Trim?

...the current charge port flap is incompatible with the U.S. charge port. If Wokeby creates a U.S. version of the charge port flap and sells the 3-item bundle for the same cost, I'd strongly consider ordering the bundle. I've spoken to him, and he said "sorry" there'll be no US version. ...
by eNate
Sun May 08, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Leather Interior / Oak Trim?
Replies: 23
Views: 5272

Re: Swapping 2017 / 2021 Interior / Trim?

I will swap our 2014's 12 A OUC for our 2019's 10 A OUC unless the 2019 OUC is a dual-voltage model. The massive 320+ page, 32 language Delphi OUC Owner's Manual appears to be one original generic text translated to all other languages such that it doesn't state explicitly whether the U.S. OUC is d...
by eNate
Sun May 08, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: '17 > '21 Seat Swap Airbag Error...
Replies: 3
Views: 1562

Re: '17 > '21 Seat Swap Airbag Error...

Wow, sorry, I didn't pay attention to what he was doing -- it was one and done so unlike my Audi which I bought a VCDS for, I didn't take much interest in this guy's gear. I just searched, and can't find his ad on Craigslist to ask him, but he used a PC and said he had worked as a tech at the local ...

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