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Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 01-31-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By vqdriver
g30 - mirror tilt in reverse quickie

i'm using bimmercode for my g30 and want to change the tilt in reverse for the side mirror but unsure which/where that function is. anyone know?
fyi, it's always tilted all the way down and just...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 01-31-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By vqdriver
the future of BMW

could (probably) be old for y'all but i just saw this on reddit and had to share.

https://i.redd.it/2e0dsbya55e41.jpg
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-19-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By vqdriver
thanks.

thanks.
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-17-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By vqdriver
tried both. i've sat in my car to change and...

tried both.
i've sat in my car to change and i've also done it via app and received confirmations. if it's still charging then i'll go out and unplug and plug the cable again. still no go even tho...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 09-17-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By vqdriver
coding and dealerships

i've posted this in my local subforum as well in case anyone is familiar with my local dealer, but in general have dealership service centers taken notice/looked for coding?
i have a visit coming...
Forum: California 09-17-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By vqdriver
agreed. that was the consensus on the audi...

agreed. that was the consensus on the audi boards as well. one thing can't possibly affect another type arguments, but once you meet a hard ass tech and he notates your vin, that was pretty much...
Forum: California 09-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By vqdriver
coding and dealerships

any ideas on how pacific bmw in glendale is with coding?
i'm going to have to drop off my car for service to the charging system (530e) and i'm sure the first thing they'll do is plug in to the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 09-17-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By vqdriver
530 charging problems

i'm having a bear of a time trying to negotiate when my car will charge itself or not.
specifically, i'm having issues with the scheduled charging.

i have a departure time set for 8am with a...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-22-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By vqdriver
fwiw, i measured draw on the two chargers last...

fwiw, i measured draw on the two chargers last night, both set to max charge rate in the car and plugged in to a 110v outlet

turbocord measured at 15.189 amps
OUC measured at 10.162 amps

so...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 539
Posted By vqdriver
530e owners - combined mileage/range IRL?

i'm finding this to be surprisingly interesting to keep tabs on.
so far, i've had the car about a month and just filled up again for the second time last night
fill 1 - 501 miles at 46.3mpg
fill 2...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By vqdriver
wasn't aware of the recall. thank you

wasn't aware of the recall. thank you
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 05-21-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 756
Posted By vqdriver
hybrid subforum?

forgive me if this has been brought up already
my 530e is my first bimmer, and also my first hybrid. and tbh, i have a lot more hybrid related questions more than chassis related questions. many...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By vqdriver
i didn't consider heating of the ac wiring on...

i didn't consider heating of the ac wiring on sustained load. i may drop things down to 'reduced' if i can still get a full charge overnight.
for reasons too boring to get into here, wiring a 240...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By vqdriver
Sure. I get the benefit of level 2 but I'm...

Sure. I get the benefit of level 2 but I'm trying to figure out what the difference is between the 2 chargers at level 1
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-21-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By vqdriver
530e OUC vs Turbocord?

i'm new to EVs so bear with me
i have 2 charging cables that came with the car, the OUC in the trunk pouch, and the turbocord that i use in my garage. i tried out the ouc yesterday and it charges...
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 05-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 295
Posted By vqdriver
coding and bmw noob - bimmercode?

bimmercode has come up as an easy method to customize some settings.
is it fairly inclusive of all the things there are to customize?
fwiw, i've no interest in going advanced or doing anything...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By vqdriver
thanks for posting that quack. i was just...

thanks for posting that quack. i was just thinking the same thing as the op. i listen mostly to podcasts so it's not a huge deal. but when i do listen to music i am definitely struck by the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By vqdriver
it's not the car. it's all about expectation vs...

it's not the car. it's all about expectation vs reality
the stated range on battery is 17 miles. i'm currently getting 20ish per charge
pretty new to me so i've only had to fill up once, but when...
Forum: California 05-10-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 650
Posted By vqdriver
code friendly dealer?

got my obdlink in and downloaded the bimmercode app.
then i read someone posting that their dealer threatened to upload their profile to bmw hq and void the warranty. what? is that a thing? audi...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,169
Posted By vqdriver
Holy cow. How is there a whole sub forum on...

Holy cow. How is there a whole sub forum on this?? Is everyone just improvising things as they go?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,169
Posted By vqdriver
Thank you. Any substantive difference between...

Thank you.
Any substantive difference between the different obd interfaces?
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,839
Posted By vqdriver
After 10 days in my 530e: Greater range in...

After 10 days in my 530e:

Greater range in electric mode. Doesn't have to be Tesla esque, maybe 10 or 15 more miles

Android auto. C'mon

SUNGLASSES compartment. I'm willing to trade the...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,154
Posted By vqdriver
enjoying it so far. altho if i'm being...

enjoying it so far.
altho if i'm being honest, i think i'm more enamored with the hybrid aspect more than the bmw-ness of it.
there's been a couple wrinkles in getting to know the car and i...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,169
Posted By vqdriver
customize (hack) the idrive ??

with the audi mmi interface, you can connect to a laptop and there's a myriad of customizations and hidden features that can be changed or unlocked. (you can also self destruct the car if you're not...
Forum: G30 (2017 - Current) 05-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By vqdriver
side mirror in reverse too low

when i go into reverse the passenger side mirror tilts down as in many other cars, but mine the mirror tilts way too low. so low i can't see any of the curb by the rear tire, it's pretty much just...
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