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katanaplanet 12-26-2012 08:34 AM

Help. my 2013 X5 stuck in park on a car carrier!!
 
Getting the car shipped. Battery completely dead as per the driver. How do I override the park manually so I can roll of this beast of the truck?

ND40oz 12-26-2012 08:39 AM

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Originally Posted by katanaplanet (Post 7271430)
Getting the car shipped. Battery completely dead as per the driver. How do I override the park manually so I can roll of this beast of the truck?

There's a allen head bolt you can turn next to the shifter once you remove some stuff, the X3 rebuild thread has a picture of it.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=661006

ard 12-26-2012 09:45 AM

I'd jump the car on the carrier, then deal with it.

Also, I'd caution you that if you get involved with helping unload, and something goes wrong, you may find that this is your problem.

GL

A

AutoUnion 12-26-2012 10:55 AM

Doesn't the thing in the cupholder release the transmission from park? (When you pull the cupholder liner up)

tonka858 12-26-2012 07:10 PM

most cars you put the key into a slot near the shifter, it should be something simple.
look in book

twhisten 12-26-2012 07:13 PM

Call roadside assist......its free and you will be covered if something happens

BenF12400 12-27-2012 06:19 AM

Probably not a good idea to "roll" a vehicle off a car carrier or anything else if there is no way for you to control it safely - agree with need to have engine running (unless you mean it's the only vehicle sitting in a car van)

kungpao 12-27-2012 11:48 AM

car carrier as in one of those multi car carrier rigs that they use to transport new cars in on the highway? You'd think that those guys would be carrying some sort of portable battery jumpers for that purpose. I agree though, definitely should not try to roll it off. And AU is right, the release is under the cup holder using the release tool.

ard 12-27-2012 12:38 PM

Wonder what's up with the OP??

If it is a new car, it may not technically belong to him until the carrier off loads it to him. Might be the dealerships' problem until then.

OP- be very careful when you take delivery. Note EVERYTHING on the bill of lading the driver will make you sign.. EVERYTHING. "Dead Battery", "Shift release opened and taken apart", any and all scratches, dings, scuffs, dirt, etc, "excessive dirt preventing inspection of the cars condition' is a good one, if true.

GL

A

tribecaX5 12-27-2012 04:54 PM

Agree with Ard here. I would not touch it.

But for other occasions, just lift the cup holders rubber then on the left cup holder you have this big plastic screw cap. Remove it then you will see this square hole. Go back in the trunk, take the emergency release tool (like a T-shaped plastic with a square end, red color). Stick it in the hole, push down and turn to the left(?) I think. It will only turn one way so whichever way it is. It will stay locked in the position, forcing the transmission into neutral.
I learnt this the hard way when mine was flooded during Sandy and needed to get it out of the garage. Getting another 35d tomorrow.

katanaplanet 12-28-2012 10:52 PM

this is one of the two cars I bought at an auction(other being 535xi). Dealership was flooded and all cars were written off and sold. No tool in X5. There is a 8mm bolt in the transmission(at the bottom) which you screw all the way to manually release it.

tonka858 12-29-2012 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by katanaplanet (Post 7276871)
this is one of the two cars I bought at an auction(other being 535xi). Dealership was flooded and all cars were written off and sold. No tool in X5. There is a 8mm bolt in the transmission(at the bottom) which you screw all the way to manually release it.

what you get it for?

katanaplanet 12-29-2012 10:21 AM

For restoring and personal use. I got them pretty cheap and have experience in restoration. These cars are too electronic so its going to be a challenge. The X5 has damage to front fuse box and the 535 has both front and rear.

tonka858 12-29-2012 10:26 AM

maybe you can get what you need from a wrecking yard.

put a dehumidifier in the cars with the windows rolled up for a few days.

NoI4plz 12-29-2012 10:36 AM

quite the Restoration Project!

ard 12-29-2012 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by katanaplanet (Post 7277436)
For restoring and personal use. .

Post the two VINs.

katanaplanet 12-29-2012 11:33 AM

so far changed all the fluids. spark plugs, hand turned the motor. Took the carpets out washed dried with industrial grade fan and of course dehumidifier. Cars were not running at the time and no water visually got into engine, brake, power steering windshield reservoirs. pressure washed the engine bays, undercarriage, air dried them etc.
water was below seat level. Will keep posted how it goes. BTW ordered power distribution units(fuse boxes) from Germany.
Power distribution units will need to be registered with the ecu as per the tech(will deal with it at a later point after replacement).
Any suggestions are always welcome.

ard 12-29-2012 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by katanaplanet (Post 7277585)
Any suggestions are always welcome.

If these flood cars will make it to the market later, I'll hold back on coding/test suggestions until the vins are published.

I am sure the 'tech' gave you the correct suggestions re: 'fuse box needs replacing'....but to educate us, just how did water damage this part?

AutoUnion 12-29-2012 01:57 PM

How much did you pay?

katanaplanet 12-29-2012 03:52 PM

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These flood cars will not make it to the public as the title clearly says so. I am not a car dealer. I own a lot of automobiles and motorcycles, and these were bought as a project, and the deal was at a throw away price(15K).
I plan to drive them as long as I can(My cars typically have very few mileage because of the number). BTW I am a physician with hobby in these things. Our cars used to get flooded every year growing up in India!!

AutoUnion 12-29-2012 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by katanaplanet (Post 7278039)
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These flood cars will not make it to the public as the title clearly says so. I am not a car dealer. I own a lot of automobiles and motorcycles, and these were bought as a project, and the deal was at a throw away price(15K).
I plan to drive them as long as I can(My cars typically have very few mileage because of the number). BTW I am a physician with hobby in these things. Our cars used to get flooded every year growing up in India!!

I think a flooded BMW is just slightly more complex than a Maruti Suzuki 800 or Ambassador ;)

katanaplanet 12-29-2012 04:04 PM

Still car is a car!! Flooded ambassador is much more painful though!

tribecaX5 12-29-2012 04:09 PM

I bet you can ship them to Russia or Eastern Europe and get a pretty good deal out of them :)

AutoUnion 12-29-2012 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tribecaX5 (Post 7278073)
I bet you can ship them to Russia or Eastern Europe and get a pretty good deal out of them :)

This is a good point. Once OP gets them working, ship em. You'll make a hefty profit.

katanaplanet 12-29-2012 04:26 PM

I will keep them!


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