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G29, wireless charger.

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Post by JoeDurham » Wed May 01, 2024 6:40 pm

Hi all, I’m new to this forum. I’ve just purchased a G29 and it has the wireless charging pad inside the tray. The charging light is constantly orange, I’m thinking because of Covid and the shortage of semi conductors the wireless charger option was removed. Is there any way to get this operational again. Thank you in advance for any help. Joe

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Post by Scubaregs » Wed May 01, 2024 6:51 pm

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Tbh, I wouldn’t spend any money on it, slow to charge and phone gets very warm.
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Post by JoeDurham » Wed May 01, 2024 6:54 pm

Thank you for your reply. How about the option of purchasing a USB wireless charging mat off Amazon. Has anybody tried this. 👍

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Post by Scubaregs » Wed May 01, 2024 7:08 pm

Would probably be the cheapest solution.
How well they work, I don’t know.
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Post by Nanu » Wed May 01, 2024 7:52 pm

I just bought a very short USB cable from Amazon for £2 and plug the phone into that.
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Post by r2uzenblot » Wed May 01, 2024 8:04 pm

I am an enthusiastic user of that pretty useless gadget, the wireless charger. It will go blue when charging and then orange when too hot which is basically the default setting....... If I use google maps and spotify, which I do all the time, it goes orange in about 20 minutes. After the phone has got very hot which was about 10 minutes earlier.
At best it is a trickle charger for your phone and only really any good when not using any apps. I see it as an emergency standby for when you forget the cable.
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Post by ToddG » Mon May 06, 2024 2:24 pm

Have you tried your phone on another wireless charger? Or another wireless charging phone in the car?
Mine works (blue) but the phone gets pretty hot, showing a "phone overheating" message on the AA screen. I just replaced my battery, thinking it was an old battery problem, but it's definitely the car charger.
My phone doesn't get as hot on my desk wireless charger, so I wonder what the issue is with the car charger?

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Post by ori » Mon May 06, 2024 2:38 pm

Check that the option is turned on in the idrive setting.

I find all wireless charging problematic if using maps and music or a call at the same time.

What year is your car and I’ll tell you if it has wireless charging, but basically if the Matt is fixed and can’t be removed then you have it. Also if you have the digital key then you have it.

I ended up lifting the Matt off and getting a wireless charging mat off Amazon

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Post by JoeDurham » Fri May 10, 2024 3:46 am

Hi my z4 is a 2021, it has the fixed wireless charger and the digital key. The digital key isn’t activated, the subscription only lasted 12 months I believe.
Even though it has the above Ithought because of the chip supply issue during Covid the wireless charger was deleted from the spec, similar to Audi in 2021/2022.
When I put my iPhone 15 onto the wireless charger the blue light stays on.

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Post by ori » Fri May 10, 2024 11:58 am

The blue light does stay on. However in CarPlay you should see that the phone is charging.

It sucks anyway as it always gets hot if you are using music and maps…..really hot if you make a call too.

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Post by G29Z4 » Wed May 15, 2024 6:30 pm

As I remember it, it was only part of the technology pack. Does your car have this? Also, only certain phones will work on it.

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Post by dr_john » Thu May 16, 2024 6:09 am

My Google Android phone works fine with it, blue light all the way and the phone only gets slightly warm. Even a short journey is enough to boost the phone battery by 10% or so.
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