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Old 08-15-2010, 12:46 PM
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How to run Auto. trans selector cable

My car is an auto. 1986 528e. My gear selector just started moving up and down effortlessly and the car will not move out of park. The bentley does not actually explain/show how to run the Auto. trans selector cable. And also on what side of my car is the manual selector lever on. The manual selector lever is on the trans. and conects the cable to the trans. Can i use this lever to get my car into nuetral. Thank you. If you think of another problem let me know.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:03 PM
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Your cable probably broke where its connected to the trans. You can actually reach under the car and put it into whatever gear you want, but don't do it while the engine is running. It's not hard to replace. Take the top of the console apart, unclip the cable assembly, unbolt it, etc. When you take the linkage on the trans apart, clean it up and lubricate it so it operates properly. Go to Realoem.com for a diagram. The part number for the cable is 25161215255. I bought one for about $20. You may need to replace the rubber boot too. Mine was gone, I think that contributed to the cable breaking.
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Old 08-15-2010, 08:11 PM
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Here's the diagram. The cable assembly is #17. The boot is #19.
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Old 08-17-2010, 02:15 PM
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Thanks a million for your help. I thought i was going to have to remove half of the interior.
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:15 PM
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can someone tell me how to take off the console to replace the shifting cable for abmw 528e

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Old 12-03-2013, 01:20 PM
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can someone tell me how to take off the console to replace the shifting cable for abmw 528e
Start by removing the top right side part of the console (#6 in the diagram with the brush material on it). It lifts right off and will then give you access to the retaining screws for the rest of the assembly. You won't need to remove the entire console to replace the cable, only the top parts.
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