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by jfran2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)
Replies: 63
Views: 12659

Re: Serious problem with new BMW ConnectedDrive Website (USA)

Yes, it's fuse number 115 located in the fuse panel under the glove box. Worked like a charm for me!
by jfran2
Sun Dec 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Heat "Icon" on the Temperature Dial...
Replies: 4
Views: 869

Re: Heat "Icon" on the Temperature Dial...

I may be wrong, but I don't think any "waste heat" can make its way into the cabin. I believe your only cabin heat source is the resistive element (for we REX drivers) or the heat pump + resistive element (when needed) for BEV drivers. Personally, I leave my heat set at 68 and get along okay. I can ...
by jfran2
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble code P0335- Crank Position Sensor.
Replies: 1
Views: 900

Re: Trouble code P0335- Crank Position Sensor.

Did the Rex not run? Did you clear the code and try again? If you did and the code came back, then you very well might have a bad crankshaft position sensor. That sounds like a job for the dealer, unless you're a good mechanic yourself.
by jfran2
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 47
Views: 5243

Re: 12V battery

After reading several horror stories on other forums, I decided to be proactive and change the battery in my 2014 i3 Rex. A new battery is around $140, and the Foxwell NT510 scan tool to code it is $155. (vs $500 for the dealer to do it.) There are several Youtubes available with good instructions o...
by jfran2
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: ConnectedDrive
Replies: 86
Views: 10076

Re: ConnectedDrive

I find that curious too, that the car's location and state of charge are always spot on, but the commands from the app don't seem to be able to be executed. One would think that if the data can flow one way, it out to be able to go the other.
by jfran2
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Review: iOttie Easy One Touch phone mount...
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: iOttie Easy One Touch phone mount...

Thanks for the post and the pics! I have my phone in a similar location, although I used the tape-on disc on the wood. Didn't think to try it on the dash where you did, good idea.
by jfran2
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Buying Advice: 2014 i3 REX
Replies: 6
Views: 1171

Re: Buying Advice: 2014 i3 REX

You're about to step into a brave new world! I have a 2014 Rex and love it! I wouldn't worry too much about the Rex not being run much; it will start on it own every so often to go through a maintenance cycle if it's not used. (This has taken many people on this forum by surprise). One thing to watc...
by jfran2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: The longer look down the road
Replies: 17
Views: 2466

Re: The longer look down the road

I found myself last year in a very similar situation to you, but I was just impulsive enough to take the plunge. I suspect part of the reason was that my ICE car is a 15 year old Saab convertible, and although there are a lot of things I can and have fixed on it, there is also a fair amount of the c...
by jfran2
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Strange clonking noise immediately after a bump
Replies: 4
Views: 1451

Re: Strange clonking noise immediately after a bump

So, was that it? Did you find the grommet?
by jfran2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Bluetooth audio control through i3 radio?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Bluetooth audio control through i3 radio?

I'll bet you can find an app that will read your texts out loud. My Motorola phone does it automatically, and when I have it set on Android Auto, Google will do it, too.

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