I recentlychased a 1997 740il, ran great for the first three weeks then the car wouldnt start! took it to mechanic had diagnostic done and was told the neutral safety switch needed replacing. Replaced it with a used one and the car started and ran great!
Now the car is doing the same thing again except, that the battery light is on, as well as the car not starting and i replaced with another switch , but that hasnt helped? I hooked two wires to the starter so that i can bump it without crawling underneath, which works great! the car starts like that and runs, but only in fourth gear. there are no lights showing on the drive area of the dash(eg: 1st, 2nd...D..) i have ordered a brand new switch but have concerns as to other issues that could be causing this problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I love this car (first beeamer) really want to fix this problem asap.