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by alohart
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Electric charge insufficient
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Electric charge insufficient

The previous owner might have set a favorite charging location in iDrive that your i3 cannot reach. If so, try removing that favorite charging location from iDrive.
by alohart
Mon May 27, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?

I have been primarily looking at 2017s and 544 seems to show up in many I see . For example, the below listed 2017 doesn't have 5AT (Driving assistant plus) but has 544 on mdecoder.com: I don't know how to explain that. Maybe "Cruise Control with Braking Function" is a standard 544 description that...
by alohart
Mon May 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?

Option 544 is the regular cruise control that also brakes, as needed, to maintain set speed, which is how all the standard CCs I have seen work in the last 25 years, that's apparently standard on all i3's. The Bimmer Work VIN decoder states that option 544 is standard on a 2014 i3 whereas the M Dec...
by alohart
Sun May 26, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?

I ASSumed that it is sending out some sort of radio "ping" every few seconds, but it would prevent the use of a pure receiver to locate the missing key fob if it wasn't transmitting. If I were designing fob logic, I don't know of any reason for it to transmit periodically. Maybe I'm missing somethi...
by alohart
Sun May 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?

Per the below, 544 simply means automatic cruise control. https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1328181 which makes me wonder if one should have the ACC option (Tech package) to get emergency braking. That's correct. However, there is no option number for the Tech + Driving Assist Pack...
by alohart
Sun May 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?
Replies: 16
Views: 2182

Re: What option should I look for to insure that emergency braking is installed?

Just FYI, I have seen some i3's that have the wider center screen but without ACC (Tech Package). IOW, these i3's don't have the increase/decrease distance buttons on the left side of the steering wheel controls. Some owners of U.S. i3's that did not have the Tech + Driving Assist Package have upda...
by alohart
Sun May 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Use car or BMW connect to find missing keyless entry fobs?

You can build a receiver using a ~$20 USB SDR (software-defined radio) dongle and a notebook computer with some free software, and then walk around watching the frequency waterfall graph until you locate the missing key fob. Does a fob transmit continuously or must it receive a signal before it res...
by alohart
Sat May 25, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?
Replies: 50
Views: 14572

Re: Any one here ordered a Tesla Model 3?

Yeah, closing a lot of their showrooms, and relying on-line sales is not a good sign. That's old news. Tesla reversed that plan shortly after revealing it which, in itself, is a sign of confusion and disarray within Tesla. Tesla is definitely suffering another rough patch. However, this isn't the f...
by alohart
Sat May 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Bimmercode hold state of charge.
Replies: 22
Views: 10129

Re: Bimmercode hold state of charge.

The car will continue to run until it runs out of battery power. There have been a few reports of REx propulsion stopping when the engine ran out of gasoline despite having battery charge remaining. Apparently, turning the car off and then on again allowed driving to continue. This behavior is almo...
by alohart
Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Sunshades for the windshield that work
Replies: 16
Views: 685

Re: Sunshades for the windshield that work

(I've read the info posted here on 3M UV coatings and think I'll need to invest in that as well.) Heat is infrared (IR), not ultraviolet (UV), so the tint for rejecting heat would reject IR, not UV. I would love to find an IR-rejecting film that is designed to be installed on the exterior of the ro...

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