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by stohje
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt battery depleted
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: 12 volt battery depleted

Thanks for the reply Mark. I was surprised the top independent BMW mechanic in the area wouldn't do the simple things you mentioned. Too bad since the rex seems to need an oil change every week or so! :D Haven't checked with all locals so I'll keep trying. Battery update: Ran many errands today and ...
by stohje
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt battery depleted
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: 12 volt battery depleted

Thanks for all the great info! I couldn't find a local retailer for the OEM battery so ordered it from REMY. Should be here on Thursday. I absolutely LOATHE my local BMW dealer. Gotten much worse in the time since we leased the i3. They treat you like a loser if you try to haggle at all (and we've b...
by stohje
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt battery depleted
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: 12 volt battery depleted

Thank you both so much for the quick responses! You pretty much confirmed my suspicion the battery needs replacement, darn! I've been plugging it in nightly and the auto unlock works in the morning but not when I leave work so that seems pretty definitive also. (my '05 M3 did some truly bizarre thin...
by stohje
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12 volt battery depleted
Replies: 13
Views: 729

12 volt battery depleted

So I'm an idiot. I used our 2015 i3 REX with 14k miles to power an air compressor to blow up some pool floats over the weekend. I did not start the car completely, I left it in accessory mode (or whatever). I noticed the "Excessive Battery Discharging While Parked" error close to the end of using th...

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