MagicCarpet
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:00 pm

Thanks Mark, about the maps, is yours a Japan or UK version car? - just read your other post - UK version may be easier
The BMWi dealer told me its difficult for Japan cars and I have to get them to disconnect the telematics and put the car onto the NZ services first.

Then they get AutoGravity to come in and do the changes. The dealer cannot do it. Seems odd that they would travel to Wellington if they were able to just do it with USB. I may give them a call, the website doesnt cover i3. I suspect some firmware may need changing, might be easier for me to buy a UK NAV system which will also get me the DAB tuner.

I sent the disconnect waiver forms in, all 2 pages, and nothing happened. Other than giving me the ability to buy maps for NZ @ $85, I'm not sure there is anything useful for me.
Ralph

MarkH
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 am

Yeah, mine was a UK car.

I'd give AutoGravity a call and see what they advise.

Good luck.

akmodi
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:24 am

In Rotorua, 2019 i3 120. Thanks

MarkH
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:36 am

#akmodi
Where do you plan to get yours serviced? I think yours and mine are the only 2 in Rotorua.
None of the major (well thought of) garages seem to know anything about them.
One tried to tell me that it was a requirement to get the Aircon recharged every 2 years (at a cost of $600!)
Someone has designed a spreadsheet (elsewhere on this forum) that details stuff that needs doing at a service. I think I'll do everything on that sheet that I can do myself and just take it in to a garage to do the rest at the time of getting a WOF. Much of what is on the list is a WOF check anyway.

MagicCarpet
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Sat Jul 03, 2021 2:19 am

hi again guys with i3 after build date 07/2016 the rear brake discs no longer need replacing so (in my opinion) theres only checking of the fluid levels and oil quality if fitted with rex so I just do those items myself before WOF and reset the service menu. in my town there is a Euro specialist place who also has done the EV/hybrid courses so I do the WOF there - no way to be sure a testing station knows how to do the i3 on the brake test machine without braking something......

If you look on BMW NZ website theres only 5 places in N.I. authorised for sales and service and I had to nominate one to get the telematics registered to NZ so I'm with the one in the Hutt which till recently was Winger.

akmodi
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:46 am

Hi MarkH,

I was planning to get it serviced in Tauranga.

You are aware that servicing in the first 3 years is free anyway.

BTW: my email address is ak_modi@yahoo.com

Thanks

akmodi

MagicCarpet
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Re: Any members in New Zealand ?

Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:59 pm

Anybody heard what the cause of the i3 which burnt to the ground over Nelson way around 9 mths. back? Just want to know what needs to be checked and did they get a new car?
I plan to look at the fuel vent line routing across the HV cables fwd of the Rex, already spotted HV cabling not tied in correctly to the mid rear down low and fixed with a tiewrap - it was scuffing across an aluminium heat shield - found when i did the fluids check.

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