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by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Yup. But expect more than $50 an hour though. Most BMW shop labor is $150 hr. minimum. I think when I took mine in for the fuel pressure sensor, was told that diagnosis alone would be $230 - and waved if that actually turned out to be the problem, as the FPS has an extended 10 yr warranty because of...
by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

But is that sensor bad? Or just indicating that there is a sync error with other sensors? In all the posts - no search comes up with a bad inlet camshaft sensor, or someone having to replace an inlet camshaft sensor due to REx failure. Several postings of having to have the camshaft sensor replaced,...
by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Just what another i3 owner posted with somewhat similar issues - said they ended up replacing the camshaft position sensor.

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by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Does the dealer you bought from have a 30~90 day warranty? It is possible that the previous owner had this failure/error, cleared the codes and traded the car in rather than fix it. Inexpensive part but can be an expensive repair. One similar I saw on a post, to do the repair, the BMW Dealer had to ...
by MKH
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound from speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: No sound from speakers

by MKH
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Spotify with Android phone

Who can we write to in order to complain about this? I guess you could write BMW NA - though I don't think they will pay much attention to a request to upgrade/update a four year old car, in a discontinued model line. One of the reasons BMW didn't add Android Auto until 2020/2021 and then in only s...
by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Spotify with Android phone

... also, there are 3rd party solutions to adding Android Auto. One I'm familiar with is

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674546502711314


Used them to add Carplay to my 2015
by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Spotify with Android phone

One of the free VIN decoders will show what version you have for your vin.

Also:
iDrive 6 looks like this:
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iDrive 7 looks like this:
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by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Spotify with Android phone

As far as I know, the 2019 i3 supports Apple Carplay only - no 'native' Android Auto support. Has to be a BMW model with a Live Cockpit Plus or Professional that runs on Operating System 7 (iDrive 7). I think the 2019 i3 is iDrive 6.
by MKH
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: ‘21 BEV Was Worth Waiting For
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: ‘21 BEV Was Worth Waiting For

Paying for maintenance on an i3 and the delay in getting parts does not sound appealing. ??? One oil change a year if a REx- $120 at the Dealer. I do my own, $40. One brake flush every two years at the Dealer - $160. That's it for maintenance, other than one tire-set change, in my three years of ow...

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