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Old 12-10-2012, 08:42 PM
dkotanto dkotanto is offline
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Mein Auto: 2003 BMW 530i sport
Originally Posted by maggasp View Post
Thanks for the info, that's a good write up and should be included in the mechatronic sleeve DIYs. It sounds manageable but at this point (and outside temperature) I'm throwing in the towel.

I called the dealer and my Indy mechanic to compare prices, and the dealer service advisor claimed that a computer reset is necessary after replugging the transmission. This is the first I've heard of that, can you confirm?

It's pretty disappointing that I couldn't get this job done. The complexity and packaging in these cars are getting beyond my skill level, and scared of the next generation tire valve stems that require headliner removal before checking the tire pressure.

I did clear the transmission adaptation settings using the INPA software as I did change the transmission fluid and I wanted the tranny to re adapt using fresh fluid. They will have to connect their diagnostic equipment in order to correctly refill the transmission. They will need to monitor the transmission fluid temperature and without connecting their diagnostic equipment, they won't do it right.. Nowhere in the TIS it says they have to reset the ECU just for unplugging and plugging the harness.
2003 530i Sport - Current
2007 530 xi (wife's car)
2004 X3 3.0i (daughter's car)
2011 E90 M3 ESS VT1-550 (Sold)
2006 530i Sport (Sold)
2004 330i Sport (Sold)
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