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Any coders in the SF Bay Area

Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 pm

I'm a new owner (2015 i3 REX), in the SF bay area (Los Gatos)
Wondering if there are folks in the neighbourhood who can advise on coding so I can unlock that hidden 2.5 gallon fuel tank and the hold function. Anyone in the area doing this as a service? Advise on software / ODX connections etc.

Thanks in advance and thanks to the admins for setting up the forum.

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Re: Any coders in the SF Bay Area

Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:26 am

Answering my own post. I purchased bimmercode and a OBD. I have now coded my i3 successfully.

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Re: Any coders in the SF Bay Area

Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:50 pm

And it was pretty easy huh? The only hard part is figuring out what all the codes mean. Some of it isn't that intuitive.
A fanatic of all things electric. Ridables like electric ice chests and stand up scooters I adore. Drones like DJI, I root for. I'm a fan of both, but nothing beats my love for my 2016 i3 Rex with Deka World. Shhh, don't tell my wife.

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Re: Any coders in the SF Bay Area

Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:07 am

Anyone with any experience with coding, and getting the REx repaired under the extended i3 "Auxiliary Power Unit" (REx) warranty?

From the BMW i3 Warranty Guide: ³The Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) is covered for 15 years/150,000 miles, whichever occurs first, in all
states including Puerto Rico. Please refer to the Federal Emission Warranty statement on pages 20-22.

From the BMW Facebook group, a member posted that his REx failed, and BMWNA refused to fix it ($13,000 repair-cost) under the APU warranty, because their diagnostic tools showed that the car had been user re-coded to use the hold function for the REx.
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Re: Any coders in the SF Bay Area

Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:42 am

Not a Facebook user.....did they post the actual cost of the repair to the APU?

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