Zzzoom3
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Windshield / Window Shades

Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:31 pm

It gets quite sunny in my neck of the woods. I know this is a big drain on battery power to cool the cabin. Consequently, I'd like to find at least a windshield shade to keep the cabin cooler when it's parked at work. I was surprised that there is no windshield shade on the BMW USA site.

The only part I found was a BMW i Climate Cover Part #82152348067. The darn thing looks sort of goofy not to mention it costs US $225! Anyone know of other options?

Thanks ..
Lou Perez
2005 E46 M3 Dinan Titanium Silver
2012 Volt Diamond White Tricoat
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jadnashuanh
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:15 am

I did a Google search, and found one company that makes them in a couple of versions for the i3. Dont' remember the site, but it shouldn't be all that hard to find. They at least claimed that they were custom made for the i3.
Jim DeBruycker
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Zzzoom3
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:33 am

Yep that's it
Lou Perez
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Zzzoom3
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:34 am

jadnashuanh wrote:I did a Google search, and found one company that makes them in a couple of versions for the i3. Dont' remember the site, but it shouldn't be all that hard to find. They at least claimed that they were custom made for the i3.
Okay thanks
Lou Perez
2005 E46 M3 Dinan Titanium Silver
2012 Volt Diamond White Tricoat
2014 i3 BEV Giga Laurel Grey Electronaut

BUMWA
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:36 pm

Zzzoom3 wrote:It gets quite sunny in my neck of the woods. I know this is a big drain on battery power to cool the cabin. Consequently, I'd like to find at least a windshield shade to keep the cabin cooler when it's parked at work. I was surprised that there is no windshield shade on the BMW USA site.

The only part I found was a BMW i Climate Cover Part #82152348067. The darn thing looks sort of goofy not to mention it costs US $225! Anyone know of other options?

Thanks ..
I don't get your question: http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4656/ ... MATE-COVER
Cheers,
Ray
14 i3 REx Giga; Clipper Creek HCS-40 w/holster, exterior mount
04 545iS 6-spd (sold)
07 K-1200 GT (sold)
40+ years of BMWs
hi-perf 5s since '87
Waiting for i5.....

Zzzoom3
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:47 pm

BUMWA wrote:
Zzzoom3 wrote:It gets quite sunny in my neck of the woods. I know this is a big drain on battery power to cool the cabin. Consequently, I'd like to find at least a windshield shade to keep the cabin cooler when it's parked at work. I was surprised that there is no windshield shade on the BMW USA site.

The only part I found was a BMW i Climate Cover Part #82152348067. The darn thing looks sort of goofy not to mention it costs US $225! Anyone know of other options?

Thanks ..
I don't get your question: http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4656/ ... MATE-COVER
I don't gets yours. That's the same product I mentioned. You think $225 is okay for a window shade?
Lou Perez
2005 E46 M3 Dinan Titanium Silver
2012 Volt Diamond White Tricoat
2014 i3 BEV Giga Laurel Grey Electronaut

Zzzoom3
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:48 pm

BUMWA wrote:
Zzzoom3 wrote:It gets quite sunny in my neck of the woods. I know this is a big drain on battery power to cool the cabin. Consequently, I'd like to find at least a windshield shade to keep the cabin cooler when it's parked at work. I was surprised that there is no windshield shade on the BMW USA site.

The only part I found was a BMW i Climate Cover Part #82152348067. The darn thing looks sort of goofy not to mention it costs US $225! Anyone know of other options?

Thanks ..
I don't get your question: http://www.shopbmwusa.com/PRODUCT/4656/ ... MATE-COVER
I don't gets yours. That's the same product I mentioned. You think $225 is okay for a window shade?
Lou Perez
2005 E46 M3 Dinan Titanium Silver
2012 Volt Diamond White Tricoat
2014 i3 BEV Giga Laurel Grey Electronaut

fish888
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:17 am

I just bought one of these shades for ~$40. Custom made for the i3. Fits perfectly.
https://www.heatshieldstore.com/
i3 REx Delivered June 2014. Laurel grey, Tera World package.

Zzzoom3
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Re: Windshield / Window Shades

Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:17 pm

fish888 wrote:I just bought one of these shades for ~$40. Custom made for the i3. Fits perfectly.
https://www.heatshieldstore.com/
PERFECT :P

thank you, thank you!!

P.S. You can save $8 if you also buy 1 for another vehicle (i.e. $70 for 2)
Lou Perez
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2012 Volt Diamond White Tricoat
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