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by JohnWasser
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:22 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Something metal fell off inside my steering column. What is it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1097

Re: Something metal fell off inside my steering column. What is it?

Looks like two other people had a similar thing happen but their metal piece actually fell out. This post shows a picture of the part: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BMWi3/permalink/3905731136167385/ A reply to the post is a second i3 owner reporting the same piece falling out near the steering col...
by JohnWasser
Fri May 29, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Screen Protector for i3 Infotainment Display
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: Screen Protector for i3 Infotainment Display

The screen is not a touch-screen and if your dashboard-mounted display falls on the ground you probably have more extensive damage to worry about. What hazards did you want to protect the screen from? :)
by JohnWasser
Fri May 29, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6334

Re: Rex problems

1jrod573 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 6:25 am
Any suggestions on a good obd2 reader?
There is a list of known compatible readers at the bimmercode.app site:
https://bimmercode.app/adapters/

I have the "VEEPEAK OBDCheck BLE" from a previous car and it is supported.
by JohnWasser
Tue May 26, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Renaming FM stations
Replies: 1
Views: 790

Re: Renaming FM stations

I found this in the "Driver's Guide" app.
1. "Radio"
2. "FM"
3. Select the desired station
4. Press the "Options" button
5. Select "Rename to:"
If necessary, wait until the desired name appears. (???)
6. Press the controller to store this name.
by JohnWasser
Mon May 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What is battery discharging
Replies: 7
Views: 1570

Re: What is battery discharging

you have to disconnect the main power cable first. You are supposed to disable the high-voltage supply but that doesn’t disable all of the 12V loads. I got sparks when reconnecting the 12V battery. My guess is that the disabling of the high-voltage supply is to keep the car from trying to charge th...
by JohnWasser
Sat May 23, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 47
Views: 8959

Re: 12V battery

I bought the Remy AUX18L from https://www.remybattery.com/start-stop-aux18l-auxiliary-battery.html. The price is $121.95 but shipping and handling (to Massachusetts) brought the total to $140.20 Amazon has a "Replacement For Deka Aux18l This Item Is Not Manufactured By Deka" for $338.23 Walmart.com ...
by JohnWasser
Mon May 18, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: High Voltage reconnect
Replies: 5
Views: 4348

Re: High Voltage reconnect

I had the same problem re-engaging the high voltage safety switch. I have not been able to locate the mechanism that allows switch to pushed down again. Below is a link to a pic of my switch https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OBzfzhwn7lz8YdtJWm5BQX9QOFAFg6qM Pull the red part all the way up. Stick a...
by JohnWasser
Wed May 13, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse
Replies: 17
Views: 8735

Re: Pedestrian warning Noise , in reverse

Here's a quick DIY solution: Wireless doorbell in the frunk.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QUqz9hLI4Q
by JohnWasser
Sun May 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Tigthening Torque for alloy wheels of i3
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: Tigthening Torque for alloy wheels of i3

A good place to find such information is the online service manual:
https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/i01- ... 1VnXmUviMc

(Yes, it says 140 Nm)
by JohnWasser
Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex problems
Replies: 15
Views: 6334

Re: Rex problems

Some of the power steering problems were fixed in software in late 2019. See these Service Information Bulletins: SPORADIC REDUCTION OF STEERING ASSISTANCE Service Information Bulletin 32 11 19 https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/tsbs/2019/MC-10167995-9999.pdf POWER-ASSISTED STEERING INTERMITTENTLY NOT AVA...

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