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by MKH
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: 2018 with upgraded infotainment and no CarPlay

What exactly do you mean by 'upgraded infotainment'??

I believe for 2018 i3 CarPlay was an add-on option that had to be chosen/specified when the car was built. You can check your car's included options by inputting your VIN in one of the free BMW VIN check sites.
by MKH
Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: End of production
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: End of production

I think you may be right. BMW is no longer even trying to sell the i3 in the USA. Dealers aren't stocking them at all, special order only. The iX1 is guesstimated in the same price-range as the i3. Though 'Inside EV" thnks the i3 won't be discontinued until 2024. And the question is, will the iX1 ev...
by MKH
Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Navigation Update
Replies: 15
Views: 5568

Re: Navigation Update

A 2017 can't do a remote update. You will need to download the 'updater' software onto a computer, use that to download the new update, copy it on a USB drive, plug the USB drive into the idrive in the car and use the idrive menu to complete the update from the USB stick.
by MKH
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:42 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Hold State of Charge Feature for REX i3s
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Hold State of Charge Feature for REX i3s

On the Bimmercode sit, they have a list of the ones they have tested to work well with the app and the BMW ODB II ports. ODB ports all meet a 'standard' but each car manufacturer will have their own additional port protocols.

https://bimmercode.app/adapters/
by MKH
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Hold State of Charge Feature for REX i3s
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Hold State of Charge Feature for REX i3s

You need the BimmerCode App, and an OBD dongle to connect to the car.

https://bimmercode.app/

After that, it's as simple as clicking on selection buttons in the app.
by MKH
Thu Apr 08, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 3458

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

Are they really saying they built the entire car in 2014 and can't figure out how to make the 2017 module talk to the 2014 vehicle? I think they are saying they don't want to spend the money. It's not rocket surgery :x All the 'talk-box' is, is a cell modem like you'd use with a laptop. It has a po...
by MKH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2019 i3s REX tires
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Re: 2019 i3s REX tires

Try Tirerack.com.They stock the OEM tires. They ship next day delivery for free, and also have mobile installers in a lot of areas, that come to you.
by MKH
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: What is the charge rate of reduced speed 120V charging?

From another site have seen this: "For the i3 level one charging, 12, 9, and 6 amps at maximum, reduced and low settings." You can convert amps to watts by multiplying amps x 120 volts. Therefore, a 6-amp charge cycle draws about 720 watts. If you do that for five hours, you would use 3.6 kwh (720 x...
by MKH
Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store
Replies: 42
Views: 3458

Re: Optional ConnectedDrive services no longer available in store

assume that 4G is going to be needed and will remain as the cellular backbone, particularly in lower-density areas.
Any insight on this?
From what have heard, carriers plan on keeping 4G around for at least another decade - so minimum 10 years.

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