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by Joff
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated seat switches off
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Re: Heated seat switches off

I set the seat heat at it's lowest level and it stayed on for a 3 mile trip.
by Joff
Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Heated seat switches off
Replies: 10
Views: 1828

Heated seat switches off

The driver's side heated seat turns on, warms up and then goes off after a few minutes. It won't turn back on unless I restart the car (2014 BEV) I found a video on youtube with a guy who has the same problem. Seems he ruled out the controller under the seat by switchng it with the passenger side, b...
by Joff
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake Lights & Coding: Dash Indicator? Activation Level?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Brake Lights & Coding: Dash Indicator? Activation Level?

"if you want to piss off the guy behind you with flickering brake lights in steady commute hour traffic, that's the way to trigger "that guy" with the boiling blood to make an idiotic aggressive passing move just to make a point. It's kind of like the inconsiderate drivers who park it in the fast la...
by Joff
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Key fob won't open or start car
Replies: 7
Views: 1492

Re: Key fob won't open or start car

I have had a similar intermittent problem with one of my key fobs. The battery is good, but doesn't always connect well enough. Opening it up, it seems impossible that the contacts are not perfectly connected to the battery. A little squeeze on the case over the battery does the trick when it acts up.
by Joff
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Brake Lights & Coding: Dash Indicator? Activation Level?
Replies: 7
Views: 755

Re: Brake Lights & Coding: Dash Indicator? Activation Level?

I'm not aware of an adjustment for how much regen activates the tail lights, I would be interested in hearing about it if it is found though! I think the stock setting is fine for normal use. It's probably safest to let it activate the brake lights early and not worry about what other people think. ...
by Joff
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Battery's second life
Replies: 12
Views: 976

Re: Battery's second life

Andy, are you saying you just removed the 60ah pack and installed the 94ah pack in 2 hours, and it worked?! Not even error codes? That would be big exciting news! As for your question, there are lots of inverters for 48v but much less choice and higher price for 360v. I'd consider opening the pack a...
by Joff
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Heated steering wheel -- pretty please?
Replies: 4
Views: 8663

Re: Heated steering wheel -- pretty please?

If my car had a heated steering wheel, I would use it. but I imagine it would be cost prohibitive to retrofit one. There is probably no wiring of sufficent gauge currently going to the steering wheel. In the mean time, there are 12v heated gloves, glove liners and jackets that you can buy right now ...
by Joff
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: DIY HV Battery upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 4585

Re: DIY HV Battery upgrade

Yeah, having the car underestimate your range is no deal breaker. My stock 2014 never believes I can get the range I do anyway. Even after arriving at my destination with 60% charge, it says I can't make it back home without a charger...(come on, I just showed you I can do it this!) The lift issue j...
by Joff
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Seat belt buckle won't latch
Replies: 2
Views: 1141

Seat belt buckle won't latch

One day I couldn't get the seat belt buckle to latch. Tried it again and again. Looked very closely at the latching mechanism - it was clean and seemed to be doing what it's supposed to do. I needed to get somewhere so I just plugged my belt into the passenger side buckle. dinged at me for a while b...
by Joff
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: DIY HV Battery upgrade
Replies: 23
Views: 4585

Re: DIY HV Battery upgrade

7G plus labor. Maybe reselling 6,Ah battery can cover portion of the upgrade cost. But is this something you can diy it? Only one way to find out! It seems someone in Germany upgraded a 60ah to 120 outside of BMW and posed about it on a EV site. wish I could read German! They paid 15k euros, so I d...

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