Lincsat
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Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:02 pm

It always seems to activate just as I return home. It would be much better if you could defer the cycle until the next time the vehicle is used so it's not chugging away in a garage.

psquare
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Sat Oct 10, 2015 4:31 am

If you can, let the SOC drop below 75% and then engage the REx manually next time you're out. I only had to do the cycle once and it took about 5 mins, I think.

janner
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:12 am

Did you stay in the garage whilst it was chugging away?
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Lincsat
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:23 am

psquare wrote:If you can, let the SOC drop below 75% and then engage the REx manually next time you're out. I only had to do the cycle once and it took about 5 mins, I think.


I would if I had an advanced warning, twice now it's decided to start the maintenance just as I was pulling into my drive with no advance warning.

janner wrote:Did you stay in the garage whilst it was chugging away?


No, didn't close the door either.

psquare
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:45 am

Lincsat wrote:
psquare wrote:If you can, let the SOC drop below 75% and then engage the REx manually next time you're out. I only had to do the cycle once and it took about 5 mins, I think.


I would if I had an advanced warning, twice now it's decided to start the maintenance just as I was pulling into my drive with no advance warning.


I meant that you should enable the the REx immediately when you're out next time. You might not get the message - simply enable it yourself (if in Europe or if in US with coded i3).

Apologies if this doesn't apply to you, your profile doesn't say where you are located.

philly10
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:49 am

Just go into setting every fortnight or so and select range extender - hold current charge and run for a couple of miles, the maintenance cycle will never kick in then.
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currypotter
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:07 am

"I would if I had an advanced warning, twice now it's decided to start the maintenance just as I was pulling into my drive with no advance warning."

I have a 2015 I3. It gave me a warning that the maintenance cycle is about to begin. This warning was given just after I switched on the car. Your experience seems to be different to mine.

Lincsat
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:27 pm

How much warning did you get then? 24 Hours? 20+ miles?

brorob
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Re: Defer Rex maintenance cycle

Sat Oct 31, 2015 7:19 am

My manual (US version) states that you can cancel the maintenance run by pressing the Start/Stop button. I haven't had a chance to test this and not sure if you have to do this when you see the message about the maintenance run and before the range extender kicks on.

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