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by jadnashuanh
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My i3 is Dead
Replies: 38
Views: 1484

Re: My i3 is Dead

The expert mode in Bimmercode can tweak things not supported in the 'normal'/default mode. I did use it in that mode on my GT after I located the specific codes required for the new battery. I have not tried that with the i3, but it may be possible. Does anyone know the code names of the required fi...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: GE Wattstation incompatible
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: GE Wattstation incompatible

Does the GE unit have any indicator lights?

When you plug it into the i3, what color comes on?

Are you sure that it is fully inserted? The interlock won’t close in the release if it isn’t. That button must be fully up to close the switch. May be slightly out of tolerance and not fully latching.
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Any way to mount a fog light on an i3 ?
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Any way to mount a fog light on an i3 ?

While well designed headlights might limit the usefulness of front fog lights, enabling those already in the rear for others to see you is a big step up in personal safety. It takes a different switch and programming to make them work.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Charge while on vacation?
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Charge while on vacation?

IMHO, it doesn't matter with one exception...bmw does tell you to not leave it at a low battery level without charging if it is cold out...probably not an issue this time of the year. Cold weather does inhibit the chemical process, and batteries, even LiOn don't like to be really cold when discharged.
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: Heater?

There isn't anything 'wrong' with the Blizzaks, it's just that the Nokian R3 is a better, newer design winter tire that costs about the same. Forget running the 20" summer tires in the winter snow. They're not all that great when the temperature drops, either. The rubber just isn't particularly comp...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Where'd My Battery Go???
Replies: 9
Views: 826

Re: Where'd My Battery Go???

If you had some significant temperature drop between when you took it off the EVSE and when you started up the next day, maybe, but that's a bit more than I would expect. The main battery should have minimal capacity loss over time. While the 12vdc battery, like most lead-acid types, will self-disch...
by jadnashuanh
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?

Would a WiFi controlled EVSE be able to stop charging at 80%? Is it possible to make a dumb EVSE "smart" with aftermarket technology? For example, with a WiFi controlled outlet, etc. If you use a smart outlet designed for the load of the EVSE, yes, you could set a timer. Now, most, but not all EVSE...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Heater?
Replies: 23
Views: 861

Re: Heater?

Why they don't offer a heated steering wheel is beyond me. Precondition the cabin, who needs a heated steering wheel? They sweated grams in the design and optimizing efficiency. You then might ask why the heated seats...they're more efficient warming you if you choose to keep the cabin temp lower. ...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?
Replies: 17
Views: 988

Re: Limiting total charge % - hidden feature?

There are timers, even if your EVSE doesn't have logic built-in, that could turn the EVSE on/off. You'd want to probably turn it back on if you wanted to precondition and set a departure time, otherwise, you might suck a bunch of battery capacity out. It would take some calculations to keep things w...
by jadnashuanh
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: 2019 i3S BEV / REX range at full charge.
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: 2019 i3S BEV / REX range at full charge.

Unless you were the driver for at least the last 20-miles or so, the estimated range can be off by quite a bit. The estimate is based on the last 18-20 miles of driving. If you were enjoying the power, or the last person was, the expected range will reflect that. Also, temperature can make a sometim...

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