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by agzand
Sat Sep 18, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 31
Views: 4118

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

There is some discussions in news about this issue. The i3 is not the only device that will lose connectivity:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... n-old-tech
by agzand
Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: ‘18 CPO Sold Minutes Before I Signed Sales Agreement
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Re: ‘18 CPO Sold Minutes Before I Signed Sales Agreement

Paying cash in this market is a handicap. They make a profit on the loan that they arrange for the car, particularly if they mark up the interest rate.
by agzand
Tue Sep 07, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front Tow Hitch Mounted License Plate
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Front Tow Hitch Mounted License Plate

Don't do it. The car looks stupid with license plate sticking out.
by agzand
Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 2 Charger Recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Level 2 Charger Recommendations

Since you are from Canada, Grizzl-e gets good feedback. They will set it internally for the max charging power based on your circuit. There are at least three dryer plug splitters in the market, the original was Dryer Buddy, then Splitvolt and NeoCharge. I am not sure which one is better. I saw a co...
by agzand
Wed Aug 18, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2017 to 2021 changes, peeves addressed (cruise, mute)...
Replies: 17
Views: 1255

Re: 2017 to 2021 changes, peeves addressed (cruise, mute)...

I think the only change from 2018/19 retrofit to 2020 is the headlights (beside the battery). Have you noticed any other changes?
by agzand
Tue Aug 17, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 1700 miles in 48 hours -- 120 Ah BEV...
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: 1700 miles in 48 hours -- 120 Ah BEV...

Thanks, awesome report!

I found i3 to do very well on long trips, considering the battery size, at least in good weather. The car is somehow designed to return good efficiency at normal highway speeds.
by agzand
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Apple hires BMW i3 executive to develop apple car
Replies: 2
Views: 678

Apple hires BMW i3 executive to develop apple car

Just as the title says:

https://insideevs.com/news/513449/apple ... w-exec-ev/

Maybe they are serious about developing a car.
by agzand
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 7805

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

Many chargers have overcurrent protection. If the car draws more than the rated current they will throw a fault and disconnect. If the voltage in the circuit drop due to a poor connection and the car tries to draw the same power it could result in an overcurrent fault.
by agzand
Fri May 28, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood

You are welcome. In UK you might be able to get the parts from your BMW dealer. In US they cannot order them at least at this time. It used to be cheaper on ebay but it is becoming harder to find and prices have gone up. I think there could be a supply issue on BMW side.
by agzand
Thu May 27, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood
Replies: 6
Views: 1310

Re: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood

I made a youtube video of the replacement process: https://youtu.be/MdUlBTkXMsw You will need a torx screw driver and a high quality trim removal tool. Both are very cheap tools. If you are familiar with the process it should take about 15 minuts. The hard part is finding the trim pieces. I posted a...

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