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Old 01-28-2013, 05:23 PM
Jswett Jswett is offline
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Mein Auto: 1995 740i (e38)
E38 Auto Trans gear selection malfunction

Car won't engage into reverse or park. The rest of the transmission operates normally as far as driving down the road. I'm thinking its the neutral safety switch/ gear selection switch. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:46 PM
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Mein Auto: E23;E32;E34;E38;R50;R55
Strip and clean it all up. Poss some liquid got spilt on lever when you were not looking..............
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E23 735i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; 2 X E38 735iL (Oxford Green and Alpine White); R50 Cooper; R55 Cooper Clubman. E38 Parts Car
E21 318i; E30 318i; E32 735iL; E34 535i; E38 730iL; E53 4.4i
I've just changed my wiper blades and now my reverse lights don't work. Should I change my fuel pump relay?
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:44 PM
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Mein Auto: 540i/6 4/99

My recent experience with it.
2001 740il Sport- Needs maintenance.. Parts ordered..
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1992 BMW K75s Cafe build
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