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by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:58 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Car won't engage drive or reverse
Replies: 11
Views: 2284

Re: Car won't engage drive or reverse

I had this problem today while driving along minding my own business. I was in B mode, the car lurched forward and a message "problem with drive - please visit workshop" appeared. I noticed that the selector positions (R N D B) were all white and it appeared I was now in D mode. Fortunatel...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Thu Feb 10, 2022 8:52 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Range display flips
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Re: Range display flips

I sometimes preheat but (slightly dorky I know) always stop this manually before starting the car!
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Range display flips
Replies: 12
Views: 1755

Range display flips

As it's winter I'm getting a lower indicated range on the driver's display panel. At the moment most of my journeys are short, so range is suffering from warm-up loss. I've started to charge the battery (even if it's only 5% down from my target 80%) just before my planned departure because charging ...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Sun Jan 23, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Stored location disappeared
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Stored location disappeared

I've not been able to set a stored location. I go through the process and give it a memorable name, but when I complete, there is no list of locations and nothng to be edited.
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Built in Satnav vs Apple/Google Maps
Replies: 45
Views: 6529

Re: Built in Satnav vs Apple/Google Maps

I've used it a few times but gave up when it kept trying to send me by weird routes in places I knew. The routing options are limited. So I use Waze instead, on my phone, properly dash-mounted. It's free, better in most respects, and gets live feedback from other Waze users. I still find the nav map...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:33 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: WeConnect app - cannot start air-conditioning
Replies: 15
Views: 1674

Re: WeConnect app - cannot start air-conditioning

I had this problem too, and the only way to resolve it was to cycle the car's ignition on/off. Rather misses the point about remote activation! The nice people at WeConnect app support told me that I should try disconnecting the car from my home wifi , because all app communication and software upda...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Emergency charging only available
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Emergency charging only available

If you see this message on the app or the Infotainment system (vehicle > charging) it probably means the charging connector isn't happy. Simply unplug from the car then plug in again and it will most likely fix the problem. You'll see the charging indicator next to the cable is flashing green and re...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Voice control activates itself
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Voice control activates itself

The last few weeks I've had the voice control system pop up a dozen times to ask me what I want to do. Unfortunately it doesn't respond well to what I often tell it and I have to wait for it to slink off and die somewhere. If it was once or twice I might put it down to slippery fingers on the wheel,...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Remote heater from app iffy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1999

Re: Remote heater from app iffy?

Me too. You can sit and watch the app "synchronizing" until the cows come home, it's incredibly flaky. Switch between the home screen and car screen and you'll probably see two different statuses for heating. That is, if you can actually connect to the vehicle in the first place. Given tha...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Range declining with cooler temperatures
Replies: 91
Views: 10318

Re: Range declining with cooler temperatures

Battery capacity is lower at lower temperatures, and you're also having higher loads such as headlamps and heating. The range indicator can be misleading and seems to be based on recent performance rather than a theoretical range (which is good in a way). You may also see the remaining range "s...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Voice control
Replies: 9
Views: 1256

Re: Voice control

I've found voice control about as good as those automated phone systems that ask you what you want to do and, after some thought, decide that they don't understand. It's slow and not very clever, so I don't use it. (Perhaps it responds better to commands in German, who knows?) However, if you press ...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: We Connect App whilst charging
Replies: 23
Views: 3597

Re: We Connect App whilst charging

I've had the same problem but only noticed it while home charging. The app closes immediately on opening and repeats this performance however many times I try. Restarting my phone doesn't fix it but later on (probably when off charge - I hadn't made that connection) it works again. So it's nothing t...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Fri Oct 01, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: WeConnect ID app woes
Replies: 1
Views: 421

WeConnect ID app woes

We should probably have a separate forum for this woeful app, but here goes for now. I've been using this app for about 3 months and it is borderline software, in my view. Sometimes it works, sometimes it crashes on opening, sometimes you think it's working but it doesn't actually do what you want. ...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Summer Range - How is everyone getting on?
Replies: 23
Views: 5354

Re: Summer Range - How is everyone getting on?

Pretty good. I just drove 200 miles from 100% charge, with 24% remaining, which works out at 263 miles range (nominal 265). Admittedly this was cross country, on A roads not motorways, so never really pushed it. Good, nonetheless. Interesting news article: Research from Lex Autolease found that elec...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Three-pin / granny charger recommendations
Replies: 35
Views: 6599

Re: Three-pin / granny charger recommendations

I currently use the VW granny charger but added a Toughleads extension unit. Hi, can you tell me which variety you went for please? I went to their website, but there are a variety of options. Sorry, didn't see this question... https://toughleads.co.uk/collections/ev-electric-vehicle-extension-lead...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Sun Aug 22, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Three-pin / granny charger recommendations
Replies: 35
Views: 6599

Re: Three-pin / granny charger recommendations

Looks like a good deal - too late for me though! One important consideration is cable length - you may not have a suitable 3-pin socket close enough for use. I currently use the VW granny charger but added a Toughleads extension unit (which gives me another 10m of cable specified for continuous char...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Mon Aug 09, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Help ....Charging Flap
Replies: 9
Views: 3066

Re: Help ....Charging Flap

You do have to press "unlock" twice to unlock the charging flap. And remember - to disconnect the cable you have to unlock then pull it out within 30 seconds. It probably tells you both these facts somewhere in the manual (paper or online) but this is so generic and wordy that it's not eas...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Mon Aug 09, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: ID3 Software Update v2.3
Replies: 240
Views: 48025

Re: ID3 Software Update v2.3

I had a message about the software upgrade pop up while I was driving (without internet connection) instead of when I switched the car on at home (connected). This probably counts as a safety hazard. It's hard to understand the reasoning behind it.
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Tyre wear
Replies: 25
Views: 5422

Re: Tyre wear

Well, I spoke with a nice man from Bridgestone today who told me that the Turanza Eco tyre has a tread of 5.9mm when new, not the 8mm you would expect. Apparently it's a harder tyre so won't wear as quickly. I'm a lot happier now (and will be even happier when I've given the VW service dealership a ...
by ProstetnicVogonJeltz
Tue Aug 03, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Main Volkswagen ID.3 chat
Topic: Tyre wear
Replies: 25
Views: 5422

Re: Tyre wear

KenMason wrote:
Tue Aug 03, 2021 6:53 pm
Nice to see the Vogons are switching to ID3, I wonder how the poetry is coming along Mr Vogon-jeltz.
Been too busy building another bypass.
And have you noticed the funny wipers?