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by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:22 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Just what another i3 owner posted with somewhat similar issues - said they ended up replacing the camshaft position sensor.

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by MKH
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:35 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error
Replies: 8
Views: 1911

Re: Range Extender won't start - Inlet camshaft sensor error

Does the dealer you bought from have a 30~90 day warranty? It is possible that the previous owner had this failure/error, cleared the codes and traded the car in rather than fix it. Inexpensive part but can be an expensive repair. One similar I saw on a post, to do the repair, the BMW Dealer had to ...
by MKH
Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: No sound from speakers
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: No sound from speakers

by MKH
Fri Sep 17, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Spotify with Android phone

Who can we write to in order to complain about this? I guess you could write BMW NA - though I don't think they will pay much attention to a request to upgrade/update a four year old car, in a discontinued model line. One of the reasons BMW didn't add Android Auto until 2020/2021 and then in only s...
by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:45 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Spotify with Android phone

... also, there are 3rd party solutions to adding Android Auto. One I'm familiar with is

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1674546502711314


Used them to add Carplay to my 2015
by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Spotify with Android phone

One of the free VIN decoders will show what version you have for your vin.

Also:
iDrive 6 looks like this:
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iDrive 7 looks like this:
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by MKH
Thu Sep 16, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Spotify with Android phone
Replies: 9
Views: 2466

Re: Spotify with Android phone

As far as I know, the 2019 i3 supports Apple Carplay only - no 'native' Android Auto support. Has to be a BMW model with a Live Cockpit Plus or Professional that runs on Operating System 7 (iDrive 7). I think the 2019 i3 is iDrive 6.
by MKH
Sun Sep 12, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: ‘21 BEV Was Worth Waiting For
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: ‘21 BEV Was Worth Waiting For

Paying for maintenance on an i3 and the delay in getting parts does not sound appealing. ??? One oil change a year if a REx- $120 at the Dealer. I do my own, $40. One brake flush every two years at the Dealer - $160. That's it for maintenance, other than one tire-set change, in my three years of ow...
by MKH
Sun Sep 12, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: What can you do about the REX NOISE???
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: What can you do about the REX NOISE???

LOL. :D I have noticed that if I'm at a stop light next to a large panel truck, or driving on a street with buildings closer to the curb, there seems to be an amplified sound bounce-back to the car, that people outside the car really don't hear. From a physics textbook - "Sound waves reflecting off ...
by MKH
Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: Pictures, Videos of the BMW i3
Topic: What can you do about the REX NOISE???
Replies: 5
Views: 764

Re: What can you do about the REX NOISE???

I have to roll down the window to even decide if mine is actually running.

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