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by davidwalton
Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Winter tyres on the id.3
Replies: 14
Views: 604

Re: Winter tyres on the id.3

I'd go with this. I've driven front-wheel drive cars, rear-wheel drive cars & 4/all-wheel drive cars. And while it isn't physically possible, the ID3 feels like it falls into the AWD camp more than the RWD camp, from a driving perspective. Anyone had the ID3 'twitch', where you floor it on an an...
by davidwalton
Sun Jul 24, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: 'ID Light'
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: 'ID Light'

I'm still on 2.3, so can't comment on 3.0 unfortunately - but didn't 3.0 introduce 'Profiles' for different drivers? Maybe it's something to do with a Profile not loading properly?
by davidwalton
Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: 'ID Light'
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: 'ID Light'

That's bad. If the ID light doesn't illuminate at turns (when Vehicle Navigation is active) or doesn't respond to screaming "Hello ID" at it then it must be a fault. The final test would be to purposely try & crash to see if it all lights up red just before you hit... No, don't try tha...
by davidwalton
Sun Jul 24, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: 'ID Light'
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: 'ID Light'

Set a nearby destination in the Vehicle Navigation (don't use Apple/Android), then drive. At the first junction where you need to turn left or right, just before you get there does the ID light pulse in a light blue colour from left-to-right, or right-to-left, depending on the turn direction?
by davidwalton
Tue Jul 19, 2022 6:41 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Intelligent Octopus and Software 3.0
Replies: 8
Views: 619

Re: Intelligent Octopus and Software 3.0

I'm potentially about to switch from Go to IO, but I have an Ohme charger which does work with IO, so the ID.3 will be in 'dumb' mode with the Ohme controlled via IO to charge the dumb car. Not jumping just yet, waiting for the renewal email from Octopus which is expected by the end of the month. If...
by davidwalton
Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: No sound
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: No sound

I've not experienced that one, which looks a bit fundamental! I have had audio issues when connecting (not) with Android Auto. For some as-yet-unknown reason, it randomly won't play audio or it does play audio, but the volume can't be adjusted - it informs it's changing the voice-volume (voice contr...
by davidwalton
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born
Replies: 280
Views: 16362

Re: Direct Comparison to the Cupra Born

I can't help thinking that while the Born externally looks good - 'good' as in a body-kit modified ID3 - that ID3 looks fantastic in the shot of it on the transporter at the start of the thread. Maybe it's the angle!
by davidwalton
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charger won’t lock
Replies: 28
Views: 1445

Re: Charger won’t lock

Could it be losing comms, so that physically it is plugged in but a connection doesn't exist to tell the car that a charger is being plugged in (but enough comms to say 'hey, here's some incoming charge but we don't know what it is so we'll take it carefully...')? From what you've reported so far, I...
by davidwalton
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charger won’t lock
Replies: 28
Views: 1445

Re: Charger won’t lock

What happens if you plug in the charger and immediately lock the car - does the charger remain unlocked while the rest of the car is locked?
by davidwalton
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:43 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Charger won’t lock
Replies: 28
Views: 1445

Re: Charger won’t lock

Have you tried pulling the manual release cord (tucked away behind the panel on the RHS of the boot, behind the offside rear wheel)?

If it is a 'stuck' auto-mechanism, a manual release may free it.

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by davidwalton
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Unable to charge from EO charge point
Replies: 3
Views: 892

Re: Unable to charge from EO charge point

It's a good 8 months later, but I had a similar issue. 8x EO chargers (Model 200, 22kWh 3-phase AC) were installed at work in 2021. Since then Tesla, MG, Merc and e-Golf cars have been able to charge simply by plugging in. My 2021 ID3 would flash white for 45 seconds, then turn Red and report the ch...
by davidwalton
Sun Jun 12, 2022 10:51 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Octagon Go / Hive App - Different energy figures.
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Octagon Go / Hive App - Different energy figures.

You can also get the submitted, raw half-hour data from other sources like n3rgy and a smartphone app like Bright or Octopus Watch to compare. It should be the same as what Octopus is reporting (Octopus gets the data from the DCC - the same source of data as used by n3rgy, Bright, etc.) so it's wort...
by davidwalton
Tue May 24, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Sorry for a lame question
Replies: 5
Views: 649

Re: Sorry for a lame question

On the 'Goodbye' screen - shown when switched off (set to Neutral/Park) and you're about to get out of the seat - the display shows a few options: one of them is 'Internal monitoring' at the bottom - disable this. 'Internal Monitoring' enabled means the car alarm system will look for changes in the ...
by davidwalton
Thu May 19, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: ambient lighting & heated seats
Replies: 5
Views: 718

Re: ambient lighting & heated seats

im trying to find out the exact spec of my life pro ID3. Mainly im trying to find out if it comes with the internal ambient lighting and heated seats and steering wheel. any help would be great. thanks Yes, my Life Pro Performance has ambient lighting, heated seats & steering wheel. They were a...
by davidwalton
Tue May 17, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Software 3.1
Replies: 165
Views: 14932

Re: Software 3.1

Also, you need to select L on the mirror switch *every time* you want the mirror to dip. This is the bit that winds me up. I don't mind the initial setup, but every time you want to reverse carefully, you realise there are 2 steps - engage reverse & turn the mirror selector to 'L' - which usual...
by davidwalton
Mon May 02, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Only getting 3Kw on 22KW charger
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Only getting 3Kw on 22KW charger

Do you have the 'Reduced AC charging current' setting enabled in the car or in the WeConnect ID app? This will reduce the 11kWh (max ac charging with the ID.3) down quite a bit. Do you have any locations set in the car? This might mess up charging at public chargers. With regard to rapid charging, d...
by davidwalton
Sat Apr 23, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Time to charge
Replies: 2
Views: 493

Re: Time to charge

Is the car charging LED (next to the charge port, when the charging flap is open and you've plugged in) pulsating green?

If yes - the car is charging.
If no - the car is not charging.
by davidwalton
Thu Apr 21, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Don’t buy an Ohme Charger
Replies: 46
Views: 3144

Re: Don’t buy an Ohme Charger

I've had a polar opposite experience tbh, and especially since the latest app/service update. Originally obtained the Ohme smart charger cable (set at 32A with a commando plug) last October. Electrician not ready to install the 40A breaker/dedicated cable to an isolating 32A commando socket, so cont...
by davidwalton
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Random Question...
Replies: 12
Views: 1214

Re: Random Question...

Aren't they flat-packed like most Ikea furniture? I'd say you'd easily get a flat-packed Billy into the ID.3, so long as you don't have backseat passengers in there!
(might also not need a front passenger either, depending on box lengths...)
by davidwalton
Tue Apr 19, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Range changed to km
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Range changed to km

In the WeConnect ID app on your phone, tap on 'Profile' (bottom-right icon), then tap on 'App Settings' & check the 'Units' (Distance) - is it set to 'Miles (mil)' or 'Kilometres (km)'? If Km, tap on it and select Miles instead. Thanks, I double checked and the app was set to miles. My wife too...