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by jfran2
Fri May 29, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex problems
Replies: 15
Views: 4410

Re: Rex problems

It might have just been a bad unit, but I bought the Foxwelll scan tool and could not get it to work with my 2014 i3 Rex. Loaded Bimmerlink on an iPad with the Veepeak obd Bluetooth dongle, and it worked great. It will also allow you to register your battery. Good luck with the Rex issue. Keep us po...
by jfran2
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrade Touch iDrive Controller
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Upgrade Touch iDrive Controller

I think only the dealer can upgrade the iDrive controller. I think the only upgrade we can do is to the entertainment system.
by jfran2
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Metal shaving in cylinder 2
Replies: 19
Views: 6165

Re: Metal shaving in cylinder 2

Thanks, vreihen, for sharing that!
by jfran2
Sun Mar 01, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: pre-conditioning on home charger (normal socket, not fast)
Replies: 3
Views: 1852

Re: pre-conditioning on home charger (normal socket, not fast)

Do you have plans to get a level 2 charger? It can make life much easier knowing that even if you get in late at night, you can still leave with a full charge in the morning, or that during a lunch hour at home, you can get in an additional 20 miles or so.
by jfran2
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Near Total Electrical Failure
Replies: 14
Views: 2239

Re: Near Total Electrical Failure

FWIW, I just replaced the 12v battery in my 2014 Rex. The Foxwell 510 scanner I bought to register the battery wouldn't do it - I ended up returning it. Downloaded Bimmerlink and bought a Bluetooth dongle, which handled the job easily.
by jfran2
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Things I Dislike About My i3
Replies: 51
Views: 9150

Re: Things I Dislike About My i3

You should never use windex are car windows. They have coatings on them that the windex will destroy.
I've never heard that. Do you have some documentation?
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: 984

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: [Solved] Can not send messages to my i3
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

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: 9304

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: 1556

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...

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