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Old 04-25-2017, 04:43 PM
EMT760 EMT760 is offline
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E83 Transmission 2005 software update?

I'm sure many of you have have seen my other thread with the transmission issue of my 2005 X3 having a delayed/hold shift from 3rd to 4th on a hill or slight incline. I found this SIB document from BMW today. This seems to be the most promising soluition.

So far BMW and the transmission shop claim the transmission is in good working mechanical order, also the transmission shop is running more indepth real time diagnostics tomorrow. I had mention the software update to them.

I called the local BMW dealer in my area they want $ 242.00 for the update.

Is there a more affordable way to do this?

I'm referencing this document

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Old 04-25-2017, 05:14 PM
rooflessvw rooflessvw is offline
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You're at the mercy of BMW for any software updates. It is, after all, their network and machines you need.

Having had that particular update performed on my X3 (free of charge, I might add) it did help alleviate the problem. Make sure they also reset the adaptation after performing the software update.

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