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by electronchaser
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

Safe 12V sources to tap for audio system

In ref to a 2019 120ah bev i3. I know the 12v (20ah) is riding up front. Is there any other junction I can take some 12V from to power two amps? Of course I'll be responsible and fuse it. How much output does the dc-dc converter provide to top off the 12v. If I have the vehicle in READY mode, I shou...
by electronchaser
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?
Replies: 9
Views: 2821

Re: Car in Park: Rollback Damage?

you basically wrote what was in my head. lol. I've got the same concern as I'm getting used to an e brake without the auto H functon. At times I've missed hitting it, I've felt a harsh thud into park. made me cringe that I damaged something. Other times, I'm faster than the gear selector and I think...
by electronchaser
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?

I've now started to leave the right side blinker/parking light on when charging just to give a heads up that the car is live, somethings taking place, owner probably nearby. I do not recall seeing this feature in my USA-spec manual. How do you turn it on????? It's been a feature for as long back as...
by electronchaser
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Re: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?

If this helps anyone: I tried disabling lock by removing the locking pin mechanism yesterday and could not DC fast charge as the DC charger stated "could not lock to vehicle". The mechanism was still connected to the vehicle, i just tied it behind the charge port. I validated it was working by conn...
by electronchaser
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: About to buy 2015 Rex from smaller dealer (warranties?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: About to buy 2015 Rex from smaller dealer (warranties?)

Did you end up grabbing the white one from Valencia BMW?
by electronchaser
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: About to buy 2015 Rex from smaller dealer (warranties?)
Replies: 6
Views: 1551

Re: About to buy 2015 Rex from smaller dealer (warranties?)

So I think I really want to purchase this 2015 i3 Rex from this smaller dealer locally. Seems like a pretty good price, $17,500 (probably plus tax and doc fees etc another $3000?) But it has the color Colombo I like (white exterior and two tone tan and eucalyptus wood interior) and it seems like it...
by electronchaser
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Questions from a near-future buyer
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Questions from a near-future buyer

I've yet to come across a 2017 (in the USA) with anything other than a 94Ah battery. There are A TON of listings on Car Gurus that are categorized as 60Ah 2017 models, but every single one I've VIN checked comes back as 94Ah -- including the one I eventually bought. As to the OP's questions that Ro...
by electronchaser
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?
Replies: 21
Views: 3669

Any indicator to other drivers that you're still charging?

I had a major issue with another ev driver. I went into the supermarket for 20-30 min, saw they had new charging stations, lvl2, thought I'd plug in see the charge rate, etc. both spots were empty. I came back outside to find an ev parked next to me, and the driver tugging on the charge cord plugged...
by electronchaser
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Acceleration With TCS Off
Replies: 2
Views: 984

Re: Acceleration With TCS Off

Anyone tried this? Or seen any difference when off the line? I know people have videos of how to turn it on and off (via the console putting the car in test mode...not just via iDrive). But no one seems to have posted how the car behaves on tarmac when this happens. I'd appreciate any experiences a...
by electronchaser
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Preconditioning last minute adjustment?
Replies: 10
Views: 2231

Re: Preconditioning last minute adjustment?

If its heat you're looking to combat. you don't need to precon the battery. The battery loves hotter temps vs colder. i3 owners in really hot climates like the desert southwest U.S. might disagree. i3 drivers in very hot weather having experienced restricted propulsive power due to hot battery cell...

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