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by tezarc
Fri May 20, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 with 3G in North America
Replies: 13
Views: 5026

Re: i3 with 3G in North America

Used TCU will not work. Only new, never registered TCUs will work, and only dealerships have access to ISTA+.
by tezarc
Fri May 20, 2022 12:40 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

I wonder if the BMW Dealer has to do anything 'special' in registering the modem with BMW, other than programming it to the car with ISTA+?? Does ISTA programming pass on/register the new phone/ID number to the BMW Connected Drive server? Or is there some extra registration step that must be done b...
by tezarc
Fri May 20, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Wiring parking mode Dash Cam
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Wiring parking mode Dash Cam

So, after witnessing a rather bizarre collision where the vehicle in front of me was struck even though they initially avoided the incoming vehicle I decided it is high time I stopped procrastinating and install a dash cam. I have decided on a Blackvue 2ch with power magic ultra battery. Through my ...
by tezarc
Tue Feb 22, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

Illustrating that even though I'm now on a 4G TCU it's really not AT&T that is preventing me from getting full service, it's BMW.
by tezarc
Thu Feb 03, 2022 5:12 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

On February 1st, I logged into ConnectedDrive portal. Complimentary package marked as " Expired ". No items to renew. Sent climatize command to car via app. Car starts climatizing. Sent departure time update to car via app. Car updates departure time. Sent destination message to car via ap...
by tezarc
Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

OP here catching up on the discussions in this thread as February 1 looms. I must admit I'm more on the i3 Reddit than here. I have been trying to renew ConnectedDrive services ahead of time but looks like the active "complimentary" package that will expire end of January seems to lock out...
by tezarc
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Greetings from the other side of a HV battery warranty replacement.
Replies: 11
Views: 7348

Re: Greetings from the other side of a HV battery warranty replacement.

Did you use this formula regularly in your logging, and if so, how consistently did it come out below 70%? However, when the GOM at 100% says 53 miles, I'm not particularly inclined to set out on a 60 mile trip... Whereas I do a kappa max reading almost daily at 100% charge except if I'm running la...
by tezarc
Wed Jul 07, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

Re: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

it still more than I want to spend on a 7 year old i3 with a significantly degraded battery pack. If you have been on the i3 subreddit there is an effort by a user "AgentMi" and company to bring 3rd party upgrade packs in a few years that I'm rooting for. I don't plan on getting rid of th...
by tezarc
Wed Jul 07, 2021 6:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Greetings from the other side of a HV battery warranty replacement.
Replies: 11
Views: 7348

Re: Greetings from the other side of a HV battery warranty replacement.

This is the last line of my log: 44mi÷3.8mi/kWh÷(1.0-0.03)÷18.1KWh=.6595 or 65.95% Close to the 70% I know but at that point I couldn't take the car to go anywhere without having to go limping home on ECO Pro+ like a turtle with the AC off in the summer or stop at a L2 charger again with the AC off ...
by tezarc
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.
Replies: 92
Views: 49671

I had a 3G to 4G TCU upgrade to prove a point.

Those of us that own an i3 with a 3G Telematics module (TCU) have been told by BMW that we're out of luck and there is no "technology upgrade" available to keep ConnectedDrive services running past Feb 2022. I received the email from ConnectedDrive services stating as much and I'd get free...

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