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by jadnashuanh
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Comfort Access - car hesitates
Replies: 3
Views: 34

Re: Comfort Access - car hesitates

As to the rear doors, there's a latch at both the top and bottom of that door, so it can take a bit more pressure to get it to close both of them successfully. One thing that can confuse the comfort access is if you put any part of your hand around the top of the handle. This confuses the sensor thi...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex Range seems unusually high
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Rex Range seems unusually high

The range always varies based on your previous uses and current conditions. I don't have a REx, but I can say on the EV side, I've driven as much as 15-miles, and had the estimated EV range rise from when I started.
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?
Replies: 149
Views: 74092

Re: How many have had the drive train malfunction error?

I haven't priced a battery for my i3, but when I needed one for my other BMW, the battery from the dealer was cheaper and larger CCA than any I could find elsewhere. Now, their installation charge was high, but it's easy to do yourself, even the reprogramming, with the right tools. IOW, don't discou...
by jadnashuanh
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: How long have you delayed filling up your REx's gas tank.
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: How long have you delayed filling up your REx's gas tank.

The way the i3 pressurizes the fuel tank can help minimize volatile fuel components from separating, but it's probably better to keep the tank full most of the time versus empty. If you live where they mandate E10, I'd try to keep it full AND use it periodically to help prevent issues.
by jadnashuanh
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: anyone import a US i3 into Canada
Replies: 13
Views: 3929

Re: anyone import a US i3 into Canada

FWIW, the quick way to tell (almost) for certain if a vehicle has TPMS installed, is to look at the valve stem. All TPMS have a metal stem. While you can get a metal valve stem, they aren't really all that common as the rubber coated ones are much cheaper. When servicing a tire, you almost always en...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Soon to be 2015 i3 REX owner low miles, purchase, BIMMER CODER?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Soon to be 2015 i3 REX owner low miles, purchase, BIMMER CODER?

Keep in mind that functionally, a lot of the output of the REx is going directly to drive the wheels. I'm not saying there's a direct, mechanical connection, but the power from the generator ends up going to the motor, and only any excess makes it back into the batteries to recharge them. The REx do...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Precondition batteries without charging
Replies: 11
Views: 4203

Re: Precondition batteries without charging

I'd be surprised if the battery temperature system wasn't the same on every i3 to include both heating and cooling. In places like HI, the dealers may never decide to spec a vehicle with the heated seats. I've seen my range estimate drop by moving it from a 60-degree garage and sitting overnight in ...
by jadnashuanh
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW remote app not working
Replies: 20
Views: 3241

Re: BMW remote app not working

Yaely007 wrote:The iremote app is not on the AppStore anymore. Have they discontinued it?
I only can see the bmw connected app.
Strange

BMW stopped supporting and updating the iremote app awhile ago.
by jadnashuanh
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Car-jacking that ended in hours
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Car-jacking that ended in hours

The car certainly knows where it is while you're driving it. I'd expect that BMW can access that information in an emergency situation.

The car and server response times seems to vary from a few seconds to a minute or more on my vehicle when trying to play with the app.
by jadnashuanh
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW remote app not working
Replies: 20
Views: 3241

Re: BMW remote app not working

At the moment I really want to precondition my car to have it nice and warm. I always get a failed error message. So annoying My car sits in an area with marginal cellular coverage most of the time. But, when I get that error, I've found that if I restart my phone, it usually works. It doesn't hurt...

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