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by CapparisWhite2017
Sun May 24, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?

I already have an OBD2 reader.. Not sure if it can update values with the right software.. If your OBD2 reader broadcasts its information to a smartphone app using WiFi or Bluetooth, it's worth a try. It's a bluetooth OBD2 reader.. However, it's not on the list of compatible devices.. I currently u...
by CapparisWhite2017
Sat May 23, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?

Yep, but not with a standard iDrive command. The easiest way to make such changes would be to license the BimmerCode smartphone app (~$30) and buy an OBD to WiFi or Bluetooth dongle that allows BimmerCode to communicate with an i3's electronic modules via its OBD data port (several approved dongles...
by CapparisWhite2017
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Can you set a default drive mode on the i3?

We are a dual EV family.. I have a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric and just bought a 2017 BMW i3 94ah for the wife's birthday.. On my Kona, I can set a default drive mode and the car and even choose what level of regeneration I want.. My wife's i3 has 3 drive modes, Comfort, Eco Pro and Eco Pro+. Now, ev...
by CapparisWhite2017
Fri May 22, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2017 i3 - voice command not working
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: 2017 i3 - voice command not working

I think that I figured it out.. I'm in the USA and it appears that the voice commands are only enabled with the technology package which includes the bigger screen.. Being the base model, it does not have the tech package.. So, the easiest way to navigate is to use the BMW connected app and send the...
by CapparisWhite2017
Thu May 21, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: 2017 i3 - voice command not working
Replies: 3
Views: 147

2017 i3 - voice command not working

We are a 2 EV household. I have a 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric and I just bought a 2017 BMW i3 BEV with 22k miles for the wife.. I worked my way through the settings and online owners manual and I can't figure out why the voice commands are not working on my wife's I3. When I push the voice button, no...

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