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by Neil
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: I3 not following delayed off-peak charging
Replies: 14
Views: 7631

Re: I3 not following delayed off-peak charging

When I purchased my i3 Rex in 2014 and expected to use low cost charging, I was in for a real surprise. Long story short, it was not reliable. I went back and forth with the dealer about this, sending in reports of the failures over periods of weeks but finally gave up as no help was forthcoming. I ...
by Neil
Wed Mar 31, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Smog Check in California?
Replies: 7
Views: 4486

Re: Smog Check in California?

I've owned my i3 Rex since 2014 here in California and have never needed to have it smog checked.
by Neil
Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Unplugging EVSE When Not In Use:
Replies: 8
Views: 4210

Re: Unplugging EVSE When Not In Use:

I have had my Clipper Creek EVSE on a water heater timer for years without any issues. I did contact Clipper Creek to verify this was acceptable. You may ask why I put my EVSE on a heater timer. Well, to be direct, my 2014 was quite unpredictable (unreliable) when I programmed the charging times to ...
by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 4994

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

Of course I didn't look on the bottom of the battery but even if I had I might have missed it in dim light. Thanks Mark. Mine was marked 12/13 which is interesting since my car suffered from the early battery/cable failure issue and was replaced by BMW later in 2014, and I would have thought the bat...
by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 4994

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

I also have a 2014 as the original owner. A few months ago my 12V battery failed and I replaced it. I still have the old battery but can't seem to find any sort of date code on it. There is a Q code on it with various numbers but I don't know what they represent. Maybe someone out there does. When t...
by Neil
Wed Nov 11, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in
Replies: 11
Views: 4994

Re: My lovely i3 wont charge and charger doesn't lock in

Is this a used i3 or is it new? Many odd problems may occur if the 12V battery is old and failing, more likely in an older used vehicle. Do you know how old the 12V battery is?
by Neil
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Highest Mileage i3/REX?
Replies: 25
Views: 22919

Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Regarding replacing only the rear tires, you may want to read the following which I posted not long ago. The car's traction control system was not very happy. https://www.mybmwi3.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17003&p=65450#p65450 I also posted the following details in the past about how mi...
by Neil
Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Highest Mileage i3/REX?
Replies: 25
Views: 22919

Re: Highest Mileage i3/REX?

Regarding replacing only the rear tires, you may want to read the following which I posted not long ago. The car's traction control system was not very happy.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=17003&p=65450#p65450
by Neil
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fob problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2919

Re: Fob problem

I recently got the remote low battery message on my i3 Rex. I replaced the battery and it went away. However, I don't remember how long it was before I tried the remote again with the new battery. It could have been quite long, at least 12 hours or so. Perhaps it takes some time to register? Also, t...
by Neil
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Remote Key fob battery discharging problem w. Easy access
Replies: 5
Views: 8264

Re: Remote Key fob battery discharging problem w. Easy access

I recently replaced the battery in my key fob after getting the low battery warning message when I got in my car a few weeks ago. I've had my i3 Rex since 2014 and I think this is the 2nd or 3rd time I've replaced the battery. It is possible part of the system is defective, that is, the fob itself o...

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