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      11-14-2019, 08:32 AM   #45
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I can confirm that BimmerLink (from the maker of BimmerCode) does open the flap. The car needs to be engine-running, however. I did use this technique to open the flap and pull the cable to have it stick open.
what adaptor are you using? i'm using OBDLink MX+ with BimmerLink and can't hear it opening or closing at all. Also when i hit "Open" it goes right back to "Auto"...
Same adaptor. Try what homerrr suggests — in the meantime I'll check my settings to see if they match his suggestion.
yeah lmk your settings when you get a chance. thanks
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I can confirm that BimmerLink (from the maker of BimmerCode) does open the flap. The car needs to be engine-running, however. I did use this technique to open the flap and pull the cable to have it stick open.
what adaptor are you using? i'm using OBDLink MX+ with BimmerLink and can't hear it opening or closing at all. Also when i hit "Open" it goes right back to "Auto"...
Same adaptor. Try what homerrr suggests — in the meantime I'll check my settings to see if they match his suggestion.
yeah lmk your settings when you get a chance. thanks
My settings are similar to homerrr:

Type: electric
Timeout: no
Slave present: Automatic

Definitely seems to work.
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Just done mine using BimmerLink with the above settings. I could open and close the valve with the engine off. Pulled the fuse and now to live with it a bit and see how it is

Would be nice to have some way to manually control the value without needing to connect the ODB adaptor and use my iPhone which is a pain.

Are there any downsides to leaving the ODB adaptor connected all the time? I notice it’s able to draw power through the port when the car is shut down. I wouldn’t want to have it draining the battery when the car isn’t in use or does the port power down at some point after the car is locked?

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Just done mine using BimmerLink with the above settings. I could open and close the valve with the engine off. Pulled the fuse and now to live with it a bit and see how it is

Would be nice to have some way to manually control the value without needing to connect the ODB adaptor and use my iPhone which is a pain.

Are there any downsides to leaving the ODB adaptor connected all the time? I notice it's able to draw power through the port when the car is shut down. I wouldn't want to have it draining the battery when the car isn't in use or does the port power down at some point after the car is locked?
I've had it plugged in for weeks (due to laziness) while I'm using the car "normally", no problems noted.
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