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by MarkN
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Backup camera sometimes doesn't work?
Replies: 10
Views: 6263

Re: Backup camera sometimes doesn't work?

Mine backup camera hasn't displayed a few times recently as well. The screen didn't show a blank image: it just continued showing the same display as it was showing before I shifted into reverse.
by MarkN
Wed Jul 27, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Auto Brake and Auto Cruise Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 2962

Re: Auto Brake and Auto Cruise Problem

There are two "hill" overpasses on my commute where my i3 has disengaged the adaptive cruise control more than once (at each spot). I travel essentially due south (I-25 north of Denver) in the morning, so the sun is definitely not suddenly on the camera. It occurred as I reached the start ...
by MarkN
Thu May 05, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Does the rex required regular or premium fuel?
Replies: 16
Views: 9205

Re: Does the rex required regular or premium fuel?

While higher altitude lessens the need for premium fuel (unless you have a turbo), I'm not sure why that is related to misfiring if used. I wonder if, because the fuel in the REx may be old from non-use, that people may have 'winter' fuel in it still once it warms up, verses 'summer' blended fuel w...
by MarkN
Wed May 04, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Does the rex required regular or premium fuel?
Replies: 16
Views: 9205

Re: Does the rex required regular or premium fuel?

Two days ago the range extender on our 2015 i3 refused to turn on and the battery died two blocks from our house. We got the car back this morning. It had had five different error codes, one of which was for an engine misfire. Our service advisor said that BMW is now recommending 87 octane gasoline ...
by MarkN
Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: intermittent loss of heat...??
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: intermittent loss of heat...??

We both have the REx (per our signatures). The air never heated up this morning over the course of a 27 mile trip. Good thing the car was pre-conditioned. On the trip home this evening the heat worked fine.
by MarkN
Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: intermittent loss of heat...??
Replies: 12
Views: 4588

Re: intermittent loss of heat...??

We are also having this problem. This is ironic because I recently complained that I couldn't run the fan without the heat while driving 75 MPH. Preconditioning heats the cabin, and the seat heaters turn on while driving as long as the car isn't in Eco Pro Plus. But with below-freezing outside tempe...
by MarkN
Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Is orange a popular color?
Replies: 4
Views: 2630

Re: Is orange a popular color?

jadnashuanh wrote:FWIW, BMW discontinued the solar orange color for the 2016 model year...so, it must not have been particularly popular.


Build Your Own on bmwusa.com offers solar orange as color choice for 2016 i3s.
by MarkN
Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Great Deal on Winter Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 1267

Re: Great Deal on Winter Tires

What wheels did Firestone use? I asked my usual tire dealer, Discount Tire, if they could put together a winter wheel/tire package but they couldn't find any compatible wheels.
by MarkN
Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: i3 REX Airflow in Passenger Compartment
Replies: 15
Views: 3328

Re: i3 REX Airflow in Passenger Compartment

I cannot use Eco Pro + since I am driving above 56 mph. There's an easy workaround for this - while in Eco Pro+, just turn on cruise control. You don't have to set a speed or otherwise activate it - just turning it on will defeat the EP+ limiter. Thanks! I just verified that works. It is certainly ...
by MarkN
Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: key fob
Replies: 5
Views: 2184

Re: key fob

Be warned that unlocking the door with the integrated key (to use BMW's term) will trigger the car alarm, at least in the US. If your key fob battery is dead then you will need to hold the fob against the right side of the steering column to disable the alarm. I don't understand why BMW designed it ...

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