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    Alexa integration with OS6

    I can't help too much with why the App connection is sometime there and sometime not. But, I think the App connection isn't established is the reason of why Alexa works intermittently. If the car is still under warranty, let the dealer update the software (or, what dealer may call reinstall the OS) with the reason of Alexa integration or App connection isn't stable.
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    First snow of this winter

    There were some overnight snow here in the Peak. When we woke up, it’s white outside but dark and cold inside due to power cut. How about other guys here?
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    Esys

    Yep, that's right. That's why I said I need to reapply the coding almost each time after visit the dealer and BimmerCode is doing okay so far for the tiny amount of coding I need to do.
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    Esys

    Kind of indicating how little things I’ve coded to my car as most of them I found online are not that useful to be coded. Then, for the bits I’ve coded, I have to reapply them after almost each visit to dealer and BimmerCode so far doing alright. But then, I never use the expert mode of the BimmerCode as I think they should be better handled by esys and potentially, the code itself should be vo coded. But anyway, I think it’s still valid that before looking into how to code the car, I would be better to see what can be coded first then decide how much you want those features. At the end of the day, it’s the owner’s own risk if he/she wants to code the car outside BMW’s network.
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    Esys

    To be fair, coding does not mean you can enable all the missing functions which you need to specify and pay for them when order a new car. Many functions requires the hardwares to be installed in the car. If you are not looking to enable some hardware dependent functions, then the scope of available coding is significantly limited. In this case, I would say BimmerCode can cover 80%-90% of the available coding options you can find online as long as you have the supported adaptor for your car. Beside, BimmerCode also has expert mode which can give you more flexibility but also greater risk. Therefore, it would be a good starting point if you search, for example, "G30 Cheatsheet" online and see what's available to be coded and what you actually want to code to your car before looking into what tools (both software and hardware) you want to use to code your car. Personally, I'm both BimmerCode user and esys user and I don't have many things been coded to my cars.
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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    Not too sure what specific area of differences you are looking for between headlight with the "BMW ADAPTIVE LED" logo (yours) and without (your friend's). Functional-wise, I quote my privious post below but with some minor changes to make it more clear about "BMW ADAPTIVE LED": "High beam assistant alone without BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo (your friend's car) can only automatically switch on/off the high beam for you based on the road condition. The BMW ADAPTIVE LED headlight (which include the high beam assistant function) can change the beam pattern (both low and high beam) so that it can give you the best possible light coverage. For example, your headlight (the one with the BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo) can turn left/right horizontally with your steering wheel input whereas your friend's car's headlight (without BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo but has High beam assistant function) horizontal angle is fixed. Then, when the high beam is on, the BMW ADAPTIVE LED can individually (I mean left and right head light) either turn on/off, angle up or down vertically, and angle left/right horizontally. Your friend's headlight's high beam (without BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo but has High beam assistant function) can only have two states: ON/OFF. No horizontal adjust, no vertical adjust, no individual on/off. In a simple word, your headlight (the one with the BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo) can turn on the high beam much longer than your friend's car (without BMW ADAPTIVE LED logo but has High beam assistant function) without dazzling other road user so that it gives you much better light coverage." Appearance-wise, I quote Matthew's previous post below: "The daylight running lights will be a different shape too."
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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    G3x standard LED headlight with the circular shape DRL can not turn left and right with the steering wheel input.
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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    BMW's adaptive light does not have the matrix of LEDs. The light patterns are changed by turning each light's angle left/right and up/down, or turn off either left or right high beam.
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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    Yes, Matthew is right. I forgot the most important bit in my previous post, the adaptive light looks much better with the spoon shape DRL compared to the circular shape DRL on normal headlight.
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    G30 Adaptive led Head Lamp

    High beam assistant will just automatically switch on/off the high beam for you based on the road condition. The adaptive headlight will change the beam pattern (both low and high beam) so that it can give you the best possible light coverage. For example, your headlight will turn left/right horizontally with your steering wheel input whereas your friend's car's headlight horizontal angle is fixed. Then, when the high beam is on, both of your headlight can individually either turn on/off, angle up or down vertically, and angle left/right horizontally. Your friend's headlight's high beam can only have two states: ON/OFF. No horizontal adjust, no vertical adjust, no individual on/off. In a simple word, your headlight can turn on the high beam much longer than your friend's car without dazzling other road user so that it gives you much better light coverage.
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    Alexa integration with OS6

    Bluetooth gives you basic handfree and basic music playing. If you need things like CarPlay or even Alexa integration, you will also need to connect the onboard wifi. At least this is the case for iDrive 7. But, I think this is also the case for iDrive 6 as BMW's CarPlay implementation is via wireless communication instead of wired communication. Best way to check is use the MyBMW App. At the page of the car you are configuring (if you have more than one cars associated to your bmw account), scroll down to almost the bottom of the page and you will see a tab call "Device Connection". When you are in your car and open this tab, you will see whether all three items (Bluetooth, Apps, Wi-Fi) in the page are connected.
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    Alexa integration with OS6

    First thing will be check the wifi connection to the car and whether the permission is given as "always" for connecting the APP. However, this is from the iDrive 7 user.
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    BMW Connected Drive Services Discounted

    Seeing your reply and noticed a typo in my post. Kind of explain why the code I modified this morning failed to compile. Maybe more typo there.
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    BMW Connected Drive Services Discounted

    Checking at 9:30am 23/11/2021, it seems the discounts are back again. If anyone wants anything, hurry up before it stops again.
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    BMW Connected Drive Services Discounted

    What's L package? (UPDATE - Okay, it looks like it's called differently for iDrive 6 service compared to iDrive 7) Also, if the car has already subscribed to a service, I don't think it will show the specific price for the car. Instead, it will just show the guided starting price (e.g from £160) then when you click in, it will say you can't extend the subscription now without giving any specific price.
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