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by MKH
Tue May 25, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

Sneaky BMW :roll: The 'new' My BMW App was recently rolled out - much the same functionality as the old one, though added the charging alerts which is nice. Then last night tried to log in, and got shunted to a page with two check boxes for new Terms of Use. Under the BMW Connecteddrive Terms of use...
by MKH
Sat May 22, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: What is the small clip on sunvisor, outboard end?
Replies: 3
Views: 468

Re: What is the small clip on sunvisor, outboard end?

Parking pass card holder. In Europe especially parking is at a premium, and paid for both at street meters and parking lots/garages through a standardized collection system like 'Easypark'. Can be paid through a phone app, or through a pre-loaded or linked card. Employers or Apartment complexes that...
by MKH
Fri May 21, 2021 4:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

Me, also, for our 2014 i3. I just don't believe that no 4G upgrade exists. According to the BMW Dealer parts lists - it exists. A check of the 'what it fits' list shows that this is a universal part, which fits all BMWs including all years of the BMW i3. BMW claiming that an upgrade 'isn't availabl...
by MKH
Sat May 15, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Retrofits Questions (a lot)
Replies: 13
Views: 7630

Re: Retrofits Questions (a lot)

BMWTech is in the process of putting one together that uses existing mic, with an easy install under the back seat. Reputable guy, has been selling OEM BMW MMI unities from test cars, programmed to your vin for Carplay. Now building their own. They have a group page on FB. https://www.facebook.com/g...
by MKH
Wed May 12, 2021 4:57 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?
Replies: 6
Views: 954

Re: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?

but starting with 2020 model sales in US crashed while European sales started to hit higher levels. Mainly caused by the shutdown of the BMW i3 manufacturing due to the pandemic which severely cut back on production numbers. Once restated, new production went first to the EU to meet both demand, an...
by MKH
Sun May 09, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors
Replies: 12
Views: 6527

Re: "Increased battery discharge when stationary" and other errors

Most BMW mechanics should be able to do the battery swap, if they have access to the online BMW service docs for the steps. Involves taking out the frunk box for access to the battery, which sits behind it on the passenger side. Also not hard to do it yourself, following several YouTube videos on th...
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

Someone posted on FB that initially BMW sent the same kind of letter to BMW owners about the switch from 2G to 3G, but enough people complained, that they went ahead and offered the upgrade.

BMW Customer Relations at 855‑236‑1025.
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Re: Connected Services Ending - Offical

BMW's position seems to be that it is not willing to assist in this upgrade. Doubly strange is that they are offering the upgrade to other BMW models of similar year manufacturer. An owner posted on FB that he got two letters from BMW one for his 2116 435 and it says the upgrade is available, and g...
by MKH
Thu May 06, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Connected Services Ending - Offical
Replies: 24
Views: 2719

Connected Services Ending - Offical

Got this email today: There are important ConnectedDrive service changes affecting your 2015 i3, Vehicle Identification Number ending in 4145. The decision to phase out 3G network technology was made at the discretion of the respective cellular carriers and lies beyond the control of BMW. As a resul...
by MKH
Mon May 03, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 47
Views: 23414

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

I just tried this in my 2015 - 15 mph and hard brake. Car stopped instantly. Was the road wet? Gravel? The ABS keeps the wheels from locking up - if you were on a slippery or loose surface and slammed on the brakes, the ABS might allow some travel - but less than without ABS, because then you'd just...

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