theothertom
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Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:10 am

After reading this thread viewtopic.php?f=13&t=4452 I wanted to start a new topic on where to get the software patch to reprogram a 2015 REx so that I can control when the REx comes on and also make full use of the 2.4 gal tank. I'm not much of a programming guy so I'm interested in the $150 patch as mentioned in Bob Wilson's link. I thought about PM'ing Bob but maybe others are interested too so I decided to start a new thread. If this is inappropiate then maybe somebody can PM me.
When I finally get my i3 I want to install the software patch so I can drive it home :)


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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:45 am

Thanks Jeff
So you plug the USB into your car? Where's the port for that?

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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:41 pm

Jeffj wrote:http://dvdinmotion.com/bmw-i3-special

Does this modification now include unlocking the full gasoline tank capacity? I don't believe earlier versions did.
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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:52 pm

alohart wrote:
Jeffj wrote:http://dvdinmotion.com/bmw-i3-special

Does this modification now include unlocking the full gasoline tank capacity? I don't believe earlier versions did.

As of December, it did not include the gas tank capacity hack. I would recommend contacting them directly.

FYI, my last trip to the service department, BMW loaded new software that wiped out the patch. But it was easy to reapply.

Bob Wilson

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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:04 pm

After some more searching I found this web site. Anybody know anything about them ?
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/bmw-idrive-coding/

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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:17 pm

theothertom wrote:After some more searching I found this web site. Anybody know anything about them ?
https://www.bimmer-tech.net/bmw-idrive-coding/


I used their USB coding to eliminate the legal disclaimer and change the startup animation on my M235i. Absolutely no complaints. I'm not sure what they offer for the i3, however.
Mine:
2014 M235i
1995 318ti Club Sport
1999 Wrangler Sahara

Wife's:
2016 i3 REX
2009 Cooper Clubman

Son's:
2009 328i

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Re: Where to get software patch for REx sustain charge to 75%

Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:53 am

Thanks for the follow up

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