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by Neil
Sun Nov 14, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: My REX Sporadically Disengages
Replies: 1
Views: 1614

Re: My REX Sporadically Disengages

Have you tried clearing all codes and to see if the same codes come back?
by Neil
Mon Oct 11, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I took my 2014 i3 in for a battery capacity check and BMW added capacity to my battery
Replies: 28
Views: 10535

Re: I took my 2014 i3 in for a battery capacity check and BMW added capacity to my battery

I hardly drive my i3 anymore since I stopped commuting 75 miles a day before the pandemic even started. The reduced capacity/range is still adequate enough and it charges really fast now! :lol:. Otherwise, like 3pete said, if I were sweating the range I'd be more aggressive about getting something d...
by Neil
Sun Oct 10, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I took my 2014 i3 in for a battery capacity check and BMW added capacity to my battery
Replies: 28
Views: 10535

Re: I took my 2014 i3 in for a battery capacity check and BMW added capacity to my battery

Do you know what your previous software version was and what your new version is? (Available in the saved .mpd profile file on a USB drive plugged into the center console.) Should be listed in the file like this: <i-step> I001-17-07-500 </i-step> My 2014 kappa is close to 70% and am waiting as long ...
by Neil
Fri Oct 08, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.
Replies: 15
Views: 15473

Re: The pains of finding wiper blades for the i3.

This is interesting, I replaced my wipers several years ago with a 28" and a 21" and haven't come across any issues that I can attribute to the shorter driver's side wiper. I looked at the trace on the windshield and the wiper covers everything except a small area of the upper left corner ...
by Neil
Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: TPMS Accuracy
Replies: 9
Views: 6137

Re: TPMS Accuracy

I've found the TPMS readings to be accurate to about 1 or 2 psi which is good enough for me. Of course, the pressures will vary with temperature so the readings will change. I also enabled the temperature readings via coding as a curiosity and although I'm not sure of the absolute accuracy of the re...
by Neil
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: 2015 Rex misfire issues
Replies: 7
Views: 3189

Re: 2015 Rex misfire issues

You didn't mention if you cleared the error codes. These cars can be quirky especially around bad 12V battery issues. Clear the codes and put the car to bed for the night and see if it feels better in the morning. ;)
by Neil
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Road Trip Experience
Replies: 19
Views: 7974

Re: Road Trip Experience

For longer trips in my Rex, I keep an extra 2.5 gallon gas can in the frunk so I can have even more flexibility on when to stop to refuel.
Happy Rexing :D
by Neil
Tue Apr 20, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Not charging properly
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: Not charging properly

Well, glad to hear this. Not totally unexpected that the car needed some sleep. I've seen a lot of quirkiness in my vehicle over the last almost 7 years. In fact the nickname for mine is "Quirky". :lol:
by Neil
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Not charging properly
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: Not charging properly

Here's a video on how to use the "secret" menu on the i3. There are others as well. https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwj5vaHj84rwAhWRm-AKHej2B6kQwqsBMAJ6BAgEEAk&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwat...
by Neil
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Not charging properly
Replies: 9
Views: 3684

Re: Not charging properly

That's a new one on me. Perhaps your i3 has had a sudden HV battery failure? Perhaps you can check the kappa value and see what it says. Another thing you might try since you have a Rex is to drive until the Rex kicks in and see if that helps reset things. Interested in hearing what's the root cause...

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