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by frictioncircle
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:06 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Should I reverse coding before taking it into BMW for service?
Replies: 7
Views: 4577

Re: Should I reverse coding before taking it into BMW for service?

My 2014 i3 BEV has been extensively coded since 2016. My dealer is one of the top three selling dealerships in the US. I've never reverted coding when bringing my i3 in for service and the dealer has never once mentioned a concern with my car having been coded. They've even advocated for (and BMW NA...
by frictioncircle
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Question from Newbie

Hey Friction, thanks for the link to the long-form article about REx function/limitations. In all of my research I had never heard about the Class Action lawsuit. The article is very well written, and is actually reassuring to someone who lives and will be driving in the Low Country of Georgia (fla...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:31 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 62
Views: 21489

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

3) The steering is very poor which makes the handling when driving fast unpredictable. How BMW got this so badly wrong I have no idea. Hello, GuyD – Having owned BMWs for more than 20 years, I've found the i3 to be one of BMW's best in terms of steering. Early on, I did have a problem with the stee...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Question from Newbie

Finally, a well-written article with good REx information:

https://www.bmwblog.com/2016/06/01/bmw- ... lly-fault/
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:59 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Question from Newbie

One more thing... The suggestion to get the PlugShare app is a very good one, PlugShare has some of the most accurate charging station info. As you're new to EVs and planning on a long-distance drive to get your new ride home, have a Plan A and a Plan B for charging. You may have a charging station ...
by frictioncircle
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:44 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Question from Newbie
Replies: 19
Views: 3047

Re: Question from Newbie

Hello, carlllefong1 – Regarding coding hold-state-of-charge on the CPO 2017 i3 REx that you're considering purchasing and your potential road trip... Coding an i3 REx for maximum fuel tank size and hold-state-of-charge engagement level is definitely something you can do if you have a paid version of...
by frictioncircle
Tue Dec 22, 2020 1:40 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Front Turn Signals
Replies: 10
Views: 1975

Re: Front Turn Signals

My prior post has been externally validated:

https://jalopnik.com/eagle-eyed-turn-si ... 1845927919
by frictioncircle
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: USB port - Problem with my phone
Replies: 5
Views: 2861

Re: USB port - Problem with my phone

Hello tobiassej – Having owned an i3 since 2014 and having had no connection issues with the USB connector under the armrest, I always suspect the Lightning connector – it's been the primary source of my connection issues. Before tossing your next Lightning cable, try cleaning the Lightning contacts...
by frictioncircle
Wed Dec 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Solid State Battery Progress
Replies: 12
Views: 2521

Re: Solid State Battery Progress

For those curious about solid-state batteries, here's a recent article from December 2020's Wired:

https://www.wired.com/story/quantumscap ... e-battery/
by frictioncircle
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure
Replies: 15
Views: 2690

Re: 2015 i3 Rex rear camera failure

Lxer96 –

Wow, thanks for posting your experience – I would have expected a wiring harness problem long before a camera failure!

Do you have a good relationship with a local auto body shop? They (or one of their contractors) will have the tools to calibrate a new camera to the steering-angle sensor.

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