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Old 04-08-2010, 05:25 AM
gepardson gepardson is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW X3, 2.5si, 2008
Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
The transmission should know the brake pedal is depressed; there is a safety switch that prevents the user from shifting out of neutral unless the brake pedal is depressed.
Well - I can switch from D to R through N so - you are right - the car knows the brake is down.

Originally Posted by markled View Post
Torque converter clutch lockup?
It could be related to clutch. I'll try to look into how the Tiptornic transmission is working so that I can have a better understanding of what is going on. Do you have any suggestion on where to start reading?

Originally Posted by 06BMWX3 View Post
I'm pretty sure all X3's are DBW(Drive by Wire) since 2004, meaning there is no cable between the gas pedal and engine throttle.
My mistake - Sorry ! I though you were saying Shift by Wire.

Hmmm... Could it be related to DBW ? What would happen if I keep the brake down and try pressing the gas. I'm not doing that obviously, I'm just tinking if I could simulate the fault as the dealer claims that, although they believe my complaint is legit, they could not reproduce the fault.

Thanks for the replies.
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