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Re: Rex problems

Thu May 07, 2020 10:36 am

Any suggestions on a good OBD2 reader? ... ool&DirID=

UniCarScan UCSI-2000 Bluetooth (see bottom of bimmerlink page)
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Re: Rex problems

Thu May 07, 2020 11:38 am

Thank you

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Re: Rex problems

Wed May 13, 2020 3:50 pm

After nearly 2 years of ownership of our 2015 Rex. We finally had the power steering drop off on the way to work. It was a very strange feeling. I just turned off the car and restarted it, and the problem went away. No lights or other issues after that.

It is due for service so I will get the service advisor to look at installing the latest software update.
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Re: Rex problems

Fri May 29, 2020 3:09 am

It might have just been a bad unit, but I bought the Foxwelll scan tool and could not get it to work with my 2014 i3 Rex. Loaded Bimmerlink on an iPad with the Veepeak obd Bluetooth dongle, and it worked great. It will also allow you to register your battery. Good luck with the Rex issue. Keep us posted!

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Re: Rex problems

Fri May 29, 2020 10:24 am

1jrod573 wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 6:25 am
Any suggestions on a good obd2 reader?
There is a list of known compatible readers at the site:

I have the "VEEPEAK OBDCheck BLE" from a previous car and it is supported.

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Re: Rex problems

Fri May 29, 2020 1:12 pm

FWIW, I have the Foxwell OBD tool and it works fine with my i3 (and my GT). Make sure you have the latest firmware in the thing, and, it does need to have the BMW extended codes option installed for full compatibility.
Jim DeBruycker
2014 i3 BEV, 2021 X5 45e
(The i3 will be sold soon, <17K-miles, interested?)

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