Posts: 27
Joined: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Location: Bay Area, CA

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:26 pm

Hard wired my Thinkware f100 dash cam to the fuse panel to utilize the parking mode feature. The dash cam basically records all the time, but when it senses the battery is running low, it will shut itself off after parking for a long period of time. I configured the dash cam to shut off when the battery reaches 12.2 volts.

3 wires
yellow - constant 12v to fuse #62 (used a standard add-a-fuse with 5 amp)
red - ACC wire to fuse #51 (used a mini-add-a-fuse with 5 amp)
black - ground wire to any exposed metal portion near fuse box


I got the 2 channel system and was able to tuck all the wires cleanly and out of site.

Posts: 99
Joined: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:01 am

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:42 pm

Wow, impressive build so far. I was surprised you found rims that fit the size of the i3 tires. Odd that HRE even makes it. Looks good. Keep up the work. I'll be following you.
A fanatic of all things electric. Ridables like electric ice chests and stand up scooters I adore. Drones like DJI, I root for. I'm a fan of both, but nothing beats my love for my 2016 i3 Rex with Deka World. Shhh, don't tell my wife.

Posts: 244
Joined: Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:02 pm

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:55 am

Any updates?

Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:27 pm


Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:37 pm

Nice rims!

Posts: 4461
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 2:07 pm
Location: Nashua, NH USA

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:51 pm

Not sure why someone would want to put the expensive battery pack closer to the ground by lowering the vehicle. Looks are one thing...but hey, I don't have to deal with it if he hits some road debris.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

Posts: 4
Joined: Sun May 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Re: DUnit's Project i3 with HRE wheels

Mon May 13, 2019 3:15 pm

Amazing build!

I got many ideas for my 2018 i3s from this thread. Those wheels are 8-)

So happy that you listed out the fuse panel hardwire fuses for dash cam! I have one ready to install and wasn't sure what to hook in to.

Return to “Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3”