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by BL5
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 9
Views: 2593

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

Question for 2018-2020 i3 (LTE) owners. Does your ConnectedDrive app send commands to the car quicker than 2014-2017 (3G)? My Tesla processes commands in seconds, of course it’s on AT&T LTE. Today my MY 15/17 can take up to 90 seconds to respond to commands, hoping LTE is an improvement? I also read...
by BL5
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Can't get 2014 I3 Rex into Drive
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Can't get 2014 I3 Rex into Drive

Glad to hear you got batter replacement resolved. BMW i3 is very picky when it comes to low voltage on the 12V battery. I went through a 36 hour process to get mine out of park too! My suggestion to anyone with a 2014-2015 i3, replace your 12V now. Don't wait until you have symptoms, as it can take ...
by BL5
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Apple Car Play 2018 i3
Replies: 4
Views: 479

Re: Apple Car Play 2018 i3

Has anyone installed a Bimmer Tech Car Play unit (MMI Prime) on 2014-2017 model? Thinking of getting one for my 2017.

Any downsides?
by BL5
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Apple users iOS 14 EV Routing / BMW ConnectedDrive
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Apple users iOS 14 EV Routing / BMW ConnectedDrive

This was mentioned at WWDC for iOS 14. This is currently not supported (10/02/2020) by BMW. Although I suspect BMW will be building support for this in the future. This could be awesome for i3 owners with CarPlay. The premise from my conversation with Apple Support is this "EV Routing" feature will ...
by BL5
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Rex not coming on at 6%?
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: Rex not coming on at 6%?

I would think an error message would appear on the dash if your REx was INOP, further cautioning you to be prepared to drive on electrons only.
by BL5
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex
Replies: 8
Views: 494

Re: Buying a 2017 94ah vs. 2014-15Rex

I have both a 2015 REx and recently added a 2017 REx also. I can't speak to how much range loss 2015 has, at 40k I don't think its much as I generally get 60-70 miles on EV. The 2017 seems to do much better with 105-115mi of EV. There's a couple weak links in the fist Gen of i3, mainly the plastic m...
by BL5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: My i3 is Dead
Replies: 64
Views: 18897

Re: My i3 is Dead

Hello - my i3 started reporting 'Battery discharging while stopped' and then died altogether. I bought a new 12v battery from BMW and installed it and while the car came back to life it would not start throwing a number of errors, it couldn't charge, couldn't drive, etc. I did managed to get it int...
by BL5
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What does your "miles to empty" show when full?
Replies: 17
Views: 1093

Re: What does your "miles to empty" show when full?

Just purchased another i3, 2017 REx, the GOM says 121 at 100%. My 2015 REx says 72.

I've always wondered, is that estimate to 6% or 0%??
by BL5
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: All the Malfunctions...
Replies: 17
Views: 1240

Re: All the Malfunctions...

Thanks SwissDI3, still don't have this resolved. Although hoping I'm making progress, on day 2 of battery replacement, Short re-cap Day 1 -Trickle charged replacement REMY 12V for a 2-3 hours, probably not for long enough. Although my BMW 1.25A trickle charger had a solid green light, indicating 100...
by BL5
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: No charge
Replies: 6
Views: 508

Re: No charge

Has your 12V battery been replaced? Most likely is the culprit. Loads of threads on DIY. Can be expensive from BMW out of warranty.

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