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by MagicCarpet
Thu Jan 02, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: ex - Japan vehicles Australia - NZ navi change DIY?
Replies: 0
Views: 3189

ex - Japan vehicles Australia - NZ navi change DIY?

I have the HU_H proffessional head unit NBT with NEXT mapping system, car imported used from Japan. The BMW dealer says it is necessary to have BMW allocate the car VIN to the local country. This has been done by BMW. The BMW dealer says it is necessary to get a 3rd party to spend a day and $650 wit...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: 12V battery
Replies: 47
Views: 18613

Re: 12V battery

Also when the 12v battery gets charged it happens very rapidly. I have a little voltage display across the lighter socket and notice that the battery voltage can be down to 11.8 after a few days sitting and the moment a door is opened or the car is woken up there is a rush of charge and the battery ...
by MagicCarpet
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Auxiliary cabin heating system
Replies: 8
Views: 6641

Re: Auxiliary cabin heating system

In some markets the battery heater wires are only installed together with the heated seat option, might need to check before ordering. I have a Rex so cant have the heat pump, the HV powered immersion heating is very quick and just uses a slug of power initially. I waws concerned it might not be sui...
by MagicCarpet
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Service menu, how ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Service menu, how ?

I think for altering the service menus - reaet interval etc. you dont need the secret code
you have to do the code number each time to look at the hidden menu batt. temp. and charge levels
by MagicCarpet
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Service menu, how ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: Service menu, how ?

search this site for the unlock method to display service menu on your steering wheel display: It operates something like this: Push and hold trip meter button until menus appear, push again to scroll down the menus "Unlocking" if you want the service submenu. Press and hold then rapidly press the c...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: i3 from US in EU
Replies: 8
Views: 5781

Re: i3 from US in EU

early models sold new in NZ were I think CCS1 but the infrastructure was standardised on rapidcharge plug standards Chademo and CCS2. So BMW recalled cars already sold and changed the charge port. I'm suggesting that you can probably do the same, get a european port assembly fitted so long as the sy...
by MagicCarpet
Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Local / Regional Discussions
Topic: i3 from US in EU
Replies: 8
Views: 5781

Re: i3 from US in EU

Most likely if you have a 220V EVSE (mains to car cable) it will be OK for home charging. Mine is ex-Japan and came with a Clipper Creek (USA) unit which is spec'd for 240V and 50/60 Hz 15 Amps which can be fitted with the Europe "commando" plug widely used in campsites here but I dont know about Eu...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: REX maintenance question
Replies: 10
Views: 6979

Re: REX maintenance question

It also wont do a mtce run if the fuel is too low, wont let you open the fuel flap unless the fuel is low and battery state is below 75%. I tend to give the REX a run for 10 mins each 2 months when on a journey, as its annoying when it starts to come on with a short trip only to get shut down and it...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: BimmerCode vs something better
Replies: 11
Views: 7335

Re: BimmerCode vs something better

vreihen's reply is right, it can be done with Esys but is a lot of sweat and risk - the software is on MegaNZ and the cable NZ$15 at ebay.com/itm/322552801164 I did it this way because someone said the NZ maps wont work on a Japan spec car This is still a work in progress I believe iCarly is a simil...
by MagicCarpet
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: ECS Tuning Spacers Review
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Re: ECS Tuning Spacers Review

When you said your front track increased by 15mm I think you made a typo and it would be 30mm if you fitted two spacers, like the rear 40mm = 2x 20mm. BMW technical training I01 Chassis and suspension ST1403a lists the Rex rims as front 5J x 19(or 20) offset = 43 and rear 5.5J x 19(or 20) offset = 5...

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