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by EvanstonI3
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Early charging termination.
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Early charging termination.

Before suggesting you change the breaker I should have asked: How long has this setup been working fine in the past? How many amps is the rating of the breaker that is tripping? Do you know what kind of outlet is being used and what the rating is? Have you been able to determine if the L2 plug that ...
by EvanstonI3
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Early charging termination.
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Early charging termination.

RonRPH wrote:
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:42 am
2015 Rex. Recently car stops charging after plugging in - with the circuit breaker flipping. It charges for what now seems a random amount of time and then stops.
If this was me, the first thing I would do is replace the circuit breaker. Sometimes they go bad.
by EvanstonI3
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Battery capacity issue
Replies: 39
Views: 17174

Re: Battery capacity issue

Hello I have just bought a second hand 2016 reg Rex and I am new to EV's. Can I ask your views on the Batt kapa max reading on my car which is currently showing 29.2 KWh. I am confused as I thought the usable capacity is 27.2. Is it possible that the max shown would have been 33 when it was new? My...
by EvanstonI3
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

So i haven't seen an email, and I have a 2016 - do we know when the cutoff for this 3G issue is? (by that I mean which models/build dates) I believe that BMW started putting 4G LTE in i3's in 2018. 2017 and older - 3G. And I believe that BMW started putting 4G LTE in i3's in 2017 model year. 2016 a...
by EvanstonI3
Tue May 25, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Drivetrain malfunction + sudden 22% drop in GOM
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Drivetrain malfunction + sudden 22% drop in GOM

Also- your car already has 4G so there will be no interruption in your Connected Services unless you let them expire. You can always renew for $50 if they do expire. That would be great, but I’m not getting that information. The dealer service told me that they don’t know anything; it’s up to BMW a...
by EvanstonI3
Tue May 25, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Passenger Safety Restraint Malfunction
Replies: 11
Views: 1823

Re: Passenger Safety Restraint Malfunction

willmhull wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 9:46 am
This is all new to me...Which OBD dongle would you recommend?
This is what I bought recently. It is listed as compatible with BimmerLink and BimmerCode and has worked fine for me:
Veepeak OBDCheck BLE OBD 2 Bluetooth Scanner
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073XKQQQW/
by EvanstonI3
Tue May 25, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 55
Views: 15178

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

My build date (based on the label on the front drivers “A”pillar) is 5/17. My car with a build date of 04/17 has a 4G label on the Telematics Control Unit. Yours should as well, but you would have to pop up the rear seat and remove some brackets to get to it. When the BMW online shows up in the cor...
by EvanstonI3
Tue May 25, 2021 7:33 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?
Replies: 55
Views: 15178

Re: BMW Connected drive 3G to 4G?

The other solution is start a class action lawsuit against BMW for selling services it can’t provide. Notice in the new “My BMW” app, the terms and conditions state (basically in a nutshell) BMW is not responsible for termination of the network services and the only remedy available to the user is ...
by EvanstonI3
Fri May 21, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 2014 i3 Losing 3G capability
Replies: 2
Views: 298

Re: 2014 i3 Losing 3G capability

Received a message telling me that 3G connectivity will be lost in my 2014 i3 Rex in February 2022. Contacted BMW and also an aftermarket company and both told me you just can't change a sim card in the car like on a phone. Connectivity is built into the carbon fiber of the car so i was told there ...
by EvanstonI3
Fri May 21, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 23
Views: 1847

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

Someone on REDDIT apparently found out that some sort of reimbursement is in the works but not ready for release.
https://www.reddit.com/r/BMWi3/comments ... cteddrive/

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