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Noisy charger unit whilst preconditioning

Fri Jan 29, 2016 3:40 am

I'm new to the i3 fraternity (1 month) and have a question I need help with, checking on previous reports on this forum I have seen in USA some problems with the charger relay energising and de-energising repeatedly whilst preconditioning, with a software fix from the charger unit supplier.
Is this fix available in the UK my unit was supplied by Rolec, or can the problem be solved by a software change to the car charging set up.
Otherwise the car is brilliant.

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Re: Noisy charger unit whilst preconditioning

Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:12 pm

The latest s/w update available for the USA includes a routine that addresses, it is available. Now, whether BMW in the UK has made it part of their software, can't say. Best bet...go to the dealer and complain. IF the s/w tweak is available, you should get an update for free.
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Re: Noisy charger unit whilst preconditioning

Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:13 pm

November software update in the UK cures this problem. You do however need to complain to your i dealer as this update is not part of a recall programme. That said, you should also ask for the new engine mount bolts to be fitted at the same time (which also involves a software change to cut torque when wheel loses contact).

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