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by frictioncircle
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure
Replies: 15
Views: 2169

Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Something to consider... a broken wire in the harness where it enters the hatch? A broken hatch switch? When the hatch is open, the iDrive display shows a diagonally hashed image with a traffic cone – the camera isn't obstructed in this situation (as it's in the bumper) but the driver is shown a bla...
by frictioncircle
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: E-Drive Badge Touch Up Paint:
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: E-Drive Badge Touch Up Paint:

I have a 2014 and my badge is also peeling. I called the dealer to see how much a replacement was and it's not cheap, more than $100 if I remember correctly. Doing a touch-up with model paint is my eventual plan, too. I like the badge and it's a bit disappointing to hear that they stopped putting th...
by frictioncircle
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Street names in Map are too small
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Street names in Map are too small

PTT –

Another way to go could be to ding BMW NA on Twitter:

@BMWUSA
https://twitter.com/bmwusa

edit: grammar
by frictioncircle
Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: New joiner / on the verge of closing - a few ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Re: New joiner / on the verge of closing - a few ??

MrMoneyPenny – Welcome to the forum! If there's no damage to the CF frame then there's not much to worry about. Having gone through a similar fender-bender, just make sure that the folks that do the repair also calibrate your new rear-view camera and PDC sensors. Wishing you well in HK – what a wond...
by frictioncircle
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Street names in Map are too small
Replies: 5
Views: 1364

Re: Street names in Map are too small

Welcome to the forum, PTT! alohart, PTT does say that he's had two i3s before so glasses are probably not what's at work here. PTT, when the i3 got the 42kWh battery in 2019 it also got a revision in the iDrive software, trading the vertical list of menu items for a horizontally scrolling line of ti...
by frictioncircle
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Unlocking with the key
Replies: 7
Views: 4571

Re: Unlocking with the key

Today I needed to use the physical key in my i3's door handle. I found the iDrive Owner's Manual ambiguous about how to pop off the plastic cap that covers the lock cylinder. This six-year old thread was one of the top search hits but sadly, no one gave Bunter a proper answer to their question. A 45...
by frictioncircle
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 14599

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

A question for the forum – While I'm waiting for my AUX18L to arrive, what's the best way to prop up my existing 12V battery for the next few days? I have a Noco GB40 Li-Ion jump pack. Should I attach its output to the 12V battery terminals? Use its cigarette plug adaptor to back-feed the 12v batter...
by frictioncircle
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L
Replies: 43
Views: 14599

Re: 12 Volt Auxiliary Battery East Penn Deka AUX18L

Just bought mine for $140 + shipping from Remy’s website. I just did the same, though they are backordered for a few days. Used a 10% off discount code online that worked: RBDC BL5 and WalterH, thank you both for your posts! About a week ago my 2014 BEV (53,000 mi) started to exhibit the symptoms o...
by frictioncircle
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can I upgrade my 2017 battery to 2020?
Replies: 18
Views: 12382

Re: Can I upgrade my 2017 battery to 2020?

Thanks for reporting! I have thought about paying a truck scale to weigh our i3 after learning that my annual registration fee is partially based on weight which the state claims is ~2,900 lb. I've wondered whether they are using the REx weight instead. Apparently not :( A friend and I corner-weigh...
by frictioncircle
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 Noob Questions (brake and AC performance?)
Replies: 9
Views: 1909

Re: i3 Noob Questions (brake and AC performance?)

Hello sandi – Congratulations on your new ride and welcome to the forum! Most of my driving experience is with BMWs and the amount of pressure / pedal travel to reach ABS engagement on my 2014 i3 feels about the same as the other BMWs I've owned. A properly-serviced i3 should have a brake fluid chan...

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