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by alohart
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New(er) I3
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: New(er) I3

Swdollar wrote:
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:02 pm
I wish there was a way to disable the feature.
What the fob buttons do can be changed using BimmerCode. However, I don't know for certain that this function could be disabled or substituted. Worth checking out, though.
by alohart
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New(er) I3
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: New(er) I3

That is very strange about the alarm going off. I would say ask the dealer, since you are under warranty, but of course the coding is a big no-no and warranty voider. Unfortunately, the dealer won't be able to help since you changed the default settings. I recall reading about only a single case in...
by alohart
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: New(er) I3
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: New(er) I3

Each time I lock the car by touching the ridges on the door handle, the mirrors fold and a second or two later, the alarm goes off. Every time! If I lock the car with the fob, the mirrors fold and there is no alarm. The alarm can sound if an OBD dongle is left plugged into the OBD port. If an OBD d...
by alohart
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Suggestions on getting my i3 from Dealer to Home on i5 LA-SAC
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Suggestions on getting my i3 from Dealer to Home on i5 LA-SAC

I don't remember the name right now, but there's a company that will sell you a USB drive that will program the REx for you. I recall someone reporting that this USB drive no longer works to enable turning on the REx engine at will and to increase the usable fuel volume. BimmerCode seems to have re...
by alohart
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Service threat from BMW Canada
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Service threat from BMW Canada

I didn't know this was available, Wow! I followed your link and requested the info yesterday; it was ready for me to download this morning. It isn't a full history of the data, only the last drive, so it's not like downloading complete Facebook or Google histories. But that's crazy. My acceleration...
by alohart
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fob problem
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Fob problem

Problem fixed! Installed new button cells whose open circuit voltage is just under 3.3 V. Warning message gone. As SwissDI3 suggested, an open circuit voltage of 3.0 V might be insufficient even though that's the nominal new open circuit voltage of these button cells.
by alohart
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Suggestions on getting my i3 from Dealer to Home on i5 LA-SAC
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Suggestions on getting my i3 from Dealer to Home on i5 LA-SAC

Power loss doesn't begin occurring until the battery pack's charge level drops below ~2%. You can display the charge level percentage on the instrument panel by repeatedly pressing the button on the end of the turn signal stalk to cycle through the options. Most power loss problems occur with 60 Ah ...
by alohart
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: alternative to kenai
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: alternative to kenai

The only problem that I have with the kenaf dashboard is its reflection in the windshield when the sun shines through the windshield onto the kenaf when I'm driving into a shady area ahead. The reflection in the windshield makes it very difficult to see clearly what's ahead. I have considered coveri...
by alohart
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fob problem
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Fob problem

A new and unused FOB battery (CR2032) should show approx. 3.3 Volts when you test it with a voltmeter (outside the FOB - with nothing connected other than the voltmeter). At 2.85V the battery is considered completely empty - that would explain your message that the battery is low (at 2.95V) ! My be...
by alohart
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Fob problem
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Fob problem

For the second time in 6 years of i3 ownership, the "Remote control battery is empty" message is being displayed. I figured, no problem, just replace the fob battery. I replaced the batteries in both of our fobs previously at the same time, so I figured that both batteries might need replacing now a...

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