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by MKH
Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?

In the UK, the pedestrian protection is on by default, but can be toggled off in the i-drive menu. Each time the car is shut off, the setting defaults back on, so has to be toggled off again whenever the car is restarted if the driver wants the sound off. (Also puts up a dash warning when the sound ...
by MKH
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?

It can be done using BimmerCode App and an ODB Bluetooth dongle to communicate with the car.

https://bimmercode.app/
by MKH
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: can I charge the 12v battery through the 12 v socket?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: can I charge the 12v battery through the 12 v socket?

I believe this is a catch-22. If insufficient 12 V power exists due to a discharged or weak 12 V battery, the high-voltage system and DC-DC converter can't start, so the high-voltage battery pack can't charge the 12 V battery. Yeah, that's the caveat - has to be enough of a charge left in the 12v f...
by MKH
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: can I charge the 12v battery through the 12 v socket?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: can I charge the 12v battery through the 12 v socket?

If the 12v isn't totally dead or unable to take a charge, it should charge up from the HV traction battery, if the car itself is plugged in to charge. There is a manual cable to open the charge port located on the inside of the driver's side passenger door frame
by MKH
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: No charge
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: No charge

I would have the car towed back home. Then check the HV disconnect switch. They can be a little finicky getting set back on, from the disconnect, as there is a locking tab that must be released before the switch will actually move back in place fully. If that doesn't fix the issue, consult a differe...
by MKH
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: No charge
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: No charge

What color lights shoe at the car's charge port? Are you sure your charger/cable is good? Is the electric outlet working? Electric panel breaker hasn't tripped?
by MKH
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: All the Malfunctions...
Replies: 17
Views: 844

Re: All the Malfunctions...

If you have BimmerLink, use it to view any error codes, and then clear them, Someone in the FaceBook i3 group had similar happen when he changed out his dead i3 12v battery. Repeatedly clearing error codes (sometimes three or four times when they reappeared) and eventually the car returned to normal...
by MKH
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Thinking of selling....
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Thinking of selling....

Unfortunately there is no way around that. For the battery to be replaced under warranty, it has to go through the full discharge/recharge cycle test, to see if the end capacity is below 70%, and you pay the labor charge to do the test. I'm sure that the 'you pay unless it fails' policy is there to ...
by MKH
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Thinking of selling....
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Thinking of selling....

Have you tried talking to a different BMW dealer? They are all independent - some are better than others. In my area there are three - one that is excellent, one just so-so, and the last I wouldn't let near any car I owned. Who did you take it to? From other i3 owners who have posted here the very l...

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