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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-28-2013, 04:37 PM
erelislt erelislt is offline
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Mein Auto: 2002 745i
E65 Transmission Fail Safe Mode


My E65 started having Transmission Fail Safe Mode where I cannot go Reverese. If I restart the car most of the time I will be okay. But I noticed the hotter the engine is (the longer it has run) the more difficult it is to place it in Reverse, even after restart. When the car/engine is cold, I have no issues. So yes, after 20-30 mins of driving the problem starts.
I read few posts about different solutions, but I have not read a post where it was confirmed what the issue is/was.

If it is the Mechatronic Seal Adapter, can someone tell me how I replace it myself? How do I get to it?
Any pictures would be VERY helpful.

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