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by jfran2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Dealer trying to charge me $900+ for "DAMAGED CHARGER CABLE HOOK"

FWIW, I was having that problem with it not releasing the charger. I put a little white grease on the pin in the car, and it seemed to help.
by jfran2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Can not send messages to my i3

I feel like an evangelist, since I've now written this several times, but try pulling fuse #115 in the fuse panel under the glove box, waiting a bit, then putting it back in. It will reset the cellular system, and has fixed the problem for many of us!
by jfran2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 86
Views: 4966

Re: ConnectedDrive

One of the first things anyone with this problem should try is pulling fuse #115 in the fuse panel located under the glove box. Leave it out for a bit, then reinstall. This reboots the cellular system, and has fixed the problem for many people, myself included! My car will now respond to commands fo...
by jfran2
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Article on High Mileage i3's
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Article on High Mileage i3's

"Not one BMW i3 high-voltage battery has had to be replaced due to premature ageing to date." I find this difficult to believe. I have read several reports of i3 battery pack replacements performed under warranty including replacements because of more than a 30% capacity decrease. Maybe BMW doesn't...
by jfran2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 59
Views: 7094

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Yes, it's fuse number 115 located in the fuse panel under the glove box. Worked like a charm for me!
by jfran2
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Heat "Icon" on the Temperature Dial...
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Heat "Icon" on the Temperature Dial...

I may be wrong, but I don't think any "waste heat" can make its way into the cabin. I believe your only cabin heat source is the resistive element (for we REX drivers) or the heat pump + resistive element (when needed) for BEV drivers. Personally, I leave my heat set at 68 and get along okay. I can ...
by jfran2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble code P0335- Crank Position Sensor.
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Re: Trouble code P0335- Crank Position Sensor.

Did the Rex not run? Did you clear the code and try again? If you did and the code came back, then you very well might have a bad crankshaft position sensor. That sounds like a job for the dealer, unless you're a good mechanic yourself.
by jfran2
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 41
Views: 1215

Re: 12V battery

After reading several horror stories on other forums, I decided to be proactive and change the battery in my 2014 i3 Rex. A new battery is around $140, and the Foxwell NT510 scan tool to code it is $155. (vs $500 for the dealer to do it.) There are several Youtubes available with good instructions o...
by jfran2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 86
Views: 4966

Re: ConnectedDrive

I find that curious too, that the car's location and state of charge are always spot on, but the commands from the app don't seem to be able to be executed. One would think that if the data can flow one way, it out to be able to go the other.
by jfran2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Review: iOttie Easy One Touch phone mount...
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: iOttie Easy One Touch phone mount...

Thanks for the post and the pics! I have my phone in a similar location, although I used the tape-on disc on the wood. Didn't think to try it on the dash where you did, good idea.

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