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Old 02-22-2012, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lbjgh View Post
How do you 'reset' the transmission? How does the transmission learn driving habits? enquiring minds would like to know...
Here's some links to the tranny reset procedure for push button start BMWs.

I had to adapt the procedure for my X3 with the turn key ignition. But it wasn't a big deal.

These BMWs have adaptive shift transmissions to more tailor the car to your driving habits. Remember these cars' throttle control are drive-by-wire which opens up the ability to record how much and how fast a person presses on the accelerator pedal. When you reset the tranny, it goes (back) into a generic shift pattern, from which it is learning how you press on the gas pedal to accelerate to a desired speed and what you do, once you get to that speed.

How we accelerate when we buy a brand new car, with 2 miles on the odometer is way different from how we accelerate when the same car is through the break in period, some 10 to 15K miles later...

Hope this helps
'11 X3 xDrive35i -- Coded
'07 X3 3.0si -- Coded & Traded
'91 e30 325i -- Sold

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