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by frictioncircle
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Podcasts
Replies: 3
Views: 6115

Re: Podcasts

Yes, I'm having a similar problem (below comments relate to an iOS device connected to the i3 via Bluetooth). I've had a bit of luck by connecting my iOS device to iTunes on my Mac, then deleting the device's podcast folders via the Mac. Oddly, if the device's podcast folder contains no episodes, it...
by frictioncircle
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Sun Shield
Replies: 6
Views: 3875

Re: Sun Shield

I've had a good experience with my Heatshield for the windshield. It rolls up and has a Velcro closure – I toss it in the back seat when not using it. https://www.heatshieldstore.com It doesn't seem possible to directly link to the correct product page but go through the motions of selecting your i3...
by frictioncircle
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Picked up a 2014 Tera REx
Replies: 13
Views: 12981

Re: Picked up a 2014 Tera REx

Welcome to the i3, Driften! The car is far more fun than its appearance would suggest – sounds like you've figured that out! I was a big ICE fan for decades until I drove the i3... wasn't even shopping for a new car but the way the i3 was so eager to move through traffic? Yes, I was sold within a fe...
by frictioncircle
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 50
Views: 27803

Re: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?

This rig I was following definitely had a non-standard layout of lighting. As I recall it had three round reflectors per side with no CHMSL. The rig's bed was also abnormally low (never seen one that low in a long time) so this was probably well outside of what the system was designed to recognize. ...
by frictioncircle
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Scratchy Sound From Steering Column
Replies: 8
Views: 6942

Re: Scratchy Sound From Steering Column

Have also had the loose steering column issue fixed some ways back. Recently the 2014 was in for airbag-related issues and the dealer took it upon themselves to fix the following:

"...squeaking noise coming from steering column. Defective steering column switch center (SZL)."
by frictioncircle
Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Better than an i3? How 'bout an i3?
Replies: 1
Views: 5574

Re: Better than an i3? How 'bout an i3?

Nice purchase, ultraturtle. I live in a big Western USA city and the i3 has done well here. I see a few every day and it's a non-event to have one or two at the same traffic light or to find yourself pacing one on the freeway. BMW targeted the "Megacity" and they hit that specific mark well. In the ...
by frictioncircle
Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 50
Views: 27803

Re: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?

Detouring back to the ACC conversation from last week: alohart wrote: I almost always drive with ACC on and always monitor the instrument panel when driving. When ACC detects a vehicle ahead, a red car icon is displayed in the top center of the instrument panel. If we are approaching a vehicle ahead...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: New owner- need level 2 evse suggestions
Replies: 12
Views: 7456

Re: New owner- need level 2 evse suggestions

If you've not worked with electricity or soldered before, starting work on an EVSE could be one of the last decisions you will ever make above ground. The safety risks are not trivial and the penalties for making errors are easily lethal. However, EVs do attract technically-minded folk – and amongst...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Which options and trim levels do you prefer?
Replies: 11
Views: 16059

Re: Which options and trim levels do you prefer?

I'd recommend aftermarket window tint considering your summer temps! In particular, the windshield is massive which puts a heavier load on the air conditioning in the summer – A/C is one of the biggest power consumers after the drive motor. If i3s aren't too common in your area you might want to che...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding the i3
Replies: 378
Views: 319858

Re: Coding the i3

This video from 2012 shows a "BMW Adaptive" headlamp. I've not seen anything like this in driving with my 2014 i3's "Adaptive LED" headlamps. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBUYm5AghVI From my experience, the fixtures in the i3 offer only vertical deflection of the LED beam – no side-to-side or dyn...

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