I want the ability to set Unlock/Lock/Auto. If I'm just topping off in a public place it'd be nice to let someone who actually needs the electricity unplug my car without me having to leave the doors unlocked too.joni3s wrote: ↑Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:47 am* whats the charge cable lock behavior? latest idrive allows for unlock at 100% or keep locked regardless.
I bought the plastic faucet cover because I realized that the release button on my TurboCord would be sitting out in the rain if I went with the cardboard option. Turns out that the TurboCord handle is much longer than the one on the cord in the link you sent, so I had to completely cut out the back of the cover (the part where he installed a cabinet knob/handle). It seems to work, but doesn't sit quite as nicely as the one in the picture. And I'm going to have to figure out a way to secure it from wind, since with the back fully cut out, the cover hangs down on both sides of the cord handle so a rubber band doesn't even contact with the handle. That's fairly minor though and should be easily solved but I ran out of time. I'll take another look at it this weekend. So, after putting the cover in place I'm a bit skeptical that it will be completely rain proof but I should know soon as we've got some rain predicted over the next couple of days. Worst case it should be much better than nothing though.vreihen wrote: ↑Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:19 amIf you're thinking the cardboard route, I'd use Coroplast:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Coroplast-2 ... /202090128
There should be an ample supply of scrap Coroplast on the side of the road in most areas following every political primary or election.....
Glass tailgate - repairs covered by the car insurance policy, same as a steel tailgate would be.had I known the car was made of glass I certainly would not have bought
I'd agree - they don't have an EV trained mechanic or a shop that cares - find another Dealership. Troubleshooting the error codes in the i3 is pretty much a no brainer, they hook the car up to the BMW diagnostic computer, and it spits out a test plan for the tech to follow, to determine the fault.On pushing they admitted (not in writing) that there were so many signals over so many wires in the car that spurious trouble lights were coming on. Can you believe that? it might even be true but didn't want to do the fix as they would have to keep the car for a week while they traced it. Personally I think those mechanics dont have the electric nous.
The hatch is the only body panel that is glass. All other body panels are thermoplastic which is lighter than steel or aluminum, doesn't corrode, and doesn't dent. However, it would crack when hit hard enough to seriously dent a metal panel.
I suppose the poor choice of a glass hatch panel was made for purely cosmetic reasons to create a seamless surface over the taillights. Glass is considerably heavier than thermoplastic. Tempered glass doesn't break as easily as non-tempered glass, but when impacted, particularly by a sharp point, shatters into many small but not dangerously sharp pieces. All window glass except the windshield is tempered glass. At the very least, BMW should have made the glass panel a replaceable part.
I hate it when my car outsmarts me when I'm trying to outsmart it...jadnashuanh wrote: ↑Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:36 pmThe battery heater is a 1Kw device...the battery pack weighs a fair amount. 3-hours is likely needed when it's cold out. If it's much warmer, it may not make much difference whether you used it or not.
Depending on the ambient temperature, the car might determine that it doesn't need to start warming the batteries until maybe the last hour or so, so you may get nothing if you leave early.