Category Archives: Automotive

BMW & Apple-No Commitment

BMW iDrive
A Dash Like No Other

BMW makes “no commitment” to having iOS in the Car (CarPlay).
You’ll notice BMW is no longer on the distinguished list of ‘committed partners’ at

It’s no surprise because their onboard software has been nicely re-engineered over the years.

Read more about BMW shunning Apple (for now):

No commitment from BMW to Apple
CarPlay won’t be in a BMW

Reset Maintenance Required Indicator

Own a Toyota Matrix? No, I’m not going to talk about recalls. I’m going to tell you how to reset that pesky MAINT REQD indicator.

1. Close all the doors
2. Press & hold the Trip Odometer Reset button
3. Turn (but do not start) the ignition key to the “ON” position
4. The MAINT REQD indicator & odometer will flash
5. When reset, the dash indicators will return to normal.

You’re all set! Turn the engine over. Check for leaks. Reset your Trip B indicator.