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Old 09-05-2005, 03:52 AM
camperman999 camperman999 is offline
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Mein Auto: BMW 540i E34. '93.
relay problem? on e34 540i '93.

My 540i keeps coming up with "trans program" message on dash, then it won't start, after a short while it starts and drives fine, but will cut out without warning!! i've read a thread on here from somebody with the same problem, it mentions it could be a broken relay causing the problem!! does anybody know if this is an expensive repair???? or can i get away without selling the house and the dog??
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Old 09-28-2005, 03:36 AM
imnprsd imnprsd is offline
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Mein Auto: 1992 525i Wagon
Do a search... much has been written the the transmission program light, but basically from my experience you should do cheap repairs before you do anything else:

1) Clean your gear selector switch
2) Change your fluid and filter... and don't over fill it.

More info can be found on this forum too:

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