jamie94bc
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Charging Light

Wed Feb 12, 2014 6:29 am

The charging light when plugging the car in: https://vine.co/v/MWxl7zu0e5K
Born electric on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Atommad
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Location: NW UK

Re: Charging Light

Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:45 pm

Thankfully the flashing beacon goes out after a short while - particularly useful if you are charging in public.

jamie94bc
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Re: Charging Light

Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:29 pm

Yeah, I'd rather it went straight to blue rather than orange though - and at least the connector is locked - no chance of it being unplugged.
Born electric on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

SamWhitei3
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Re: Charging Light

Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:07 pm

I wish it would stay on all the time. I share a charger at work and others would like to know when I'm done.

roofless
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Re: Charging Light

Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:52 pm

[quote="SamWhitei3"]I wish it would stay on all the time. I share a charger at work and others would like to know when I'm done.[/quote]

The charging light stays on if you don't lock the car. I didn't see any way to configure that behavior in iDrive settings, but maybe someone else knows if you can change the code to keep the light on even if you lock the car.

i3atl
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Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Charging Light

Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:58 pm

roofless wrote:
SamWhitei3 wrote:I wish it would stay on all the time. I share a charger at work and others would like to know when I'm done.


The charging light stays on if you don't lock the car. I didn't see any way to configure that behavior in iDrive settings, but maybe someone else knows if you can change the code to keep the light on even if you lock the car.


It's probably possible to code it, but I haven't heard of anyone finding the relevant settings for this yet.

imyrans
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Re: Charging Light

Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:22 am

In NA there should be an option to enable the charge port to self-unlock when charging complete, flash green, so that when public charging someone can use the plug if needed. Or offer an unlock charge port option on the I remote.

jadnashuanh
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Re: Charging Light

Sun Nov 08, 2015 10:40 pm

imyrans wrote:In NA there should be an option to enable the charge port to self-unlock when charging complete, flash green, so that when public charging someone can use the plug if needed. Or offer an unlock charge port option on the I remote.

i3's built after March 2015 can, and will, if you get the firmware update, be able to unlock the cord once fully recharged. Apparently, it is not possible on older builds. It appears that it takes not only software, but hardware changes as well.
Jim DeBruycker
2011 535i x-drive GT, 2014 i3 BEV

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