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by Fisher99
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Successfully soft close doors retrofit
Replies: 13
Views: 1667

Re: Successfully soft close doors retrofit

How would this modification prevent a door from being slammed shut by a person who didn't know to carefully close the door so that the soft-close mechanism could complete the close? It doesn't. I have driven BMW's with soft close doors and you can still slam them. It's just that you no longer have ...
by Fisher99
Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Error 21F0D1
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Error 21F0D1

Just curious: Have you tried clearing the code in the chance that it was a one-time fluke occurrence?
by Fisher99
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2346

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

I know I'm answering a question you didn't ask, but are you familiar with the app ABRP ("A Better Route Planner")? If you're driving a first or second gen i3 with the smallest 60Ah or the middle 94Ah battery, you can do this drive all-electric with one charging stop of less than 15 minutes Hmmm... ...
by Fisher99
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2346

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

I don't remember what year BMW started allowing use of the full 2.4 gallons in the tank (2017?) but if yours is the earlier model with the 60 ah battery you should definitely code the car to allow full use of the tank. It's only a half gallon difference but that can be a big deal on a road trip. Onc...
by Fisher99
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles
Replies: 22
Views: 2346

Re: Driving on Gas only.. Can I drive 200 miles

I bought my 2014 i3/REX 850 miles away and drove it home at 70-75 mph all the way. Stopped every 60 miles or so to splash in some gas and hit the road again. The previous owner had already coded the car to allow me to fire up the REX (Hold State of Charge) at 75% of battery and also to allow use of ...
by Fisher99
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I Officially Hate Deer
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: I Officially Hate Deer

I don't know what they would have given me if they had totalled it, but I'm assuming it would be fair market value, probably determined by KBB. In my case I definitely preferred having the car repaired because there was no structural damage that could possibly have changed the way the car drives or ...
by Fisher99
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Best practise - Tires and rear Tires life - Rex
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: Best practise - Tires and rear Tires life - Rex

I buy my tires from www.tirerack.com. They will want to sell you 4, but if you use the website it will allow you to order just 2.
by Fisher99
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I Officially Hate Deer
Replies: 11
Views: 1992

Re: I Officially Hate Deer

Wrapping up this thread. After nearly 7 weeks in the body shop I finally have my i3 back. The bill was a staggering $13,155 but fortunately covered by my insurance. I'm pretty sure that if they had known it was going to be this expensive they would have totalled it, but it just kept creeping up and ...
by Fisher99
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My i3 is Dead
Replies: 73
Views: 31718

Re: My i3 is Dead

Art: I'm possibly operating under an incorrect assumption but I thought that the 12v battery was charged by the main traction battery? And that this would take place pretty much constantly and not just when driving the car? My reason for this assumption is that for a week or so prior to my 12v batte...
by Fisher99
Tue Mar 02, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My husband hit an illegal left turn and now the damage on our i3
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: My husband hit an illegal left turn and now the damage on our i3

I'm betting your headlight is fine. Mine was visibly broken but still actually worked!

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