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by bcnbuda
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How is your i3's reliability ?
Replies: 19
Views: 21977

Re: How is your i3's reliability ?

Here's an actual problem and how it was resolved with my 2014 i3 Rex with 30,000 miles. For several months I was experiencing a problem with the power steering. When I turned the car on I would get a message about increased steering effort and drive moderately and a message I had to dismiss. The pow...
by bcnbuda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit
Replies: 16
Views: 15623

Re: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit

It might be but when I ordered mine they had an i3 specific ad for 2013-2017 models similar to the one that is on Aliexpress. I think what may have happened is that they thought it should just work in any NBT car but the i3 NBT head unit turns out to be wired differently and so they had to fabricate...
by bcnbuda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 85
Views: 63837

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

The dealership informed me today that they went to bat for me with BMW and BMW have agreed to pay 90% of the cost of the repair. I consider that to be a fair resolution. They’re also giving me the use of a loaner until the repair is completed. I think the fact that my car has only 30,000 miles on it...
by bcnbuda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit
Replies: 16
Views: 15623

Re: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit

It appears it’s no longer listed on their website but it is listed in Aliexpress for $422 https://m.aliexpress.com/item/33016064933.html?trace=wwwdetail2mobilesitedetail&spm=2114.search0104.3.2.7e2d371bK8vXX1&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0%2Csearchweb201602_6_10065_10130_10068_10547_319_10546_317_1...
by bcnbuda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit
Replies: 16
Views: 15623

Re: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit

Oops. Sorry that’s a typo. You’re right, it was $419. Corrected now
by bcnbuda
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 85
Views: 63837

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

Thanks. Thought of that. Yes, I had complained about it but not sure it was before the warranty expired. My records are in the car. I intend to check that once I pick it up. I had thought of the salvage route and thanks for the link. I will pursue that also. There’s an independent shop here that wor...
by bcnbuda
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit
Replies: 16
Views: 15623

Re: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit

So from what Im gathering from reading this and other forums is that for best results set the Media to AUX and disconnect the phone from the car’s BT connection. When I do that all the sound works great with the exception of the mic for the phone. I’ve received my new mic from Amazon ($20) and will ...
by bcnbuda
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: steering Wheel became Hard to turn
Replies: 85
Views: 63837

Re: steering Wheel became Hard to turn

I’ve been having this problem intermittently for a while. It always “fixed” itself after restarting the car. Finally, it has gotten to where it stopped working altogether and the dealership is telling me to fix it will cost $5000! $3600 just for the part, the entire steering assembly. Needless to sa...
by bcnbuda
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit
Replies: 16
Views: 15623

Report on DIY 2014 i3 Wireless CarPlay retrofit

Putting this up in case it might help other older i3 owners who would like to have Apple CarPlay installed in their cars like me. After much research I purchased the JoyeAuto retrofit for $419 directly from their website mainly due to the price but also because it is wireless. The Unique AD version ...

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