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E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series E60 Sedan was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E61 wagon followed shortly there after. The E60/E61 5 series is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 09-03-2015, 12:20 AM
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2005 545i transmission help! Confused

Hello everyone I'm new to all this I hope you guys can give me good ideas thanks in advance

So I got a 2005 545i automatic I bought it out the auction when I took it out it said transmission default something like that I guess it's on fail safe mode so I took it to two mechanic one told me it needs the mechatronics repair and the other told me in better of buying a use transmission and change it so I found a 645i transmission used from a wreck BMW 645i I was wondering if I'm better off doing this method of putting a use transmission I have the ZF GA6PH26 transmission production date 06/05 pls any Advises I can't afford a new transmission keep in mind thx
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You need to find an independent BMW shop that can scan the fault codes for you. It could be the Mechtronics, solenoids or the moving metal parts of the transmission.
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Hello everyone I'm new to all this I hope you guys can give me good ideas thanks in advance

So I got a 2005 545i automatic I bought it out the auction when I took it out it said transmission default something like that I guess it's on fail safe mode so I took it to two mechanic one told me it needs the mechatronics repair and the other told me in better of buying a use transmission and change it so I found a 645i transmission used from a wreck BMW 645i I was wondering if I'm better off doing this method of putting a use transmission I have the ZF GA6PH26 transmission production date 06/05 pls any Advises I can't afford a new transmission keep in mind thx
Welcome aboard, Since you're a first poster, stop back and we'll help.

In the meantime, read "so you just bought an e60" in the top sticky.
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:05 AM
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You need to find an independent BMW shop that can scan the fault codes for you. It could be the Mechtronics, solenoids or the moving metal parts of the transmission.

Hey thanks for the reply I was told that already so the guy from the transmission told me to get a used one you think I can use one from a 645i ? Thanks again
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Old 09-03-2015, 09:09 AM
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Welcome aboard, Since you're a first poster, stop back and we'll help.

In the meantime, read "so you just bought an e60" in the top sticky.

Hey thanks I been reading a lot my head is killing me don't know what to do i really regent buying this car but I'm in it now and want to fix it I paid $3200 clean title with 137xxx miles super clean inside out I found a 645 used transmission for $700 no warranty and $300 to get it install plus about $200 for oil
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:32 AM
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The transmission I'm trying to buy is form a 645 production date 06/05 my car is a 545 date 06/05
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:33 AM
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Would it work there both 6HP26
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Welcome to the forum . 3,200 is not a bad deal by the time you get to the bottom of it , I think you will have done good .

Thought I'd ask ,, did the mechanic give you the actual codes ? Just thought I'd mention that there are other issues that can kick the transmission into safe mode . That don't require a new trans or mechatronics . A bad crank positioning sensor , and a essentric shaft sensor can lock up the transmission . Did they discuss the faults with you in determining the diagnoses ?
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Old 09-03-2015, 11:55 AM
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Welcome to the forum . 3,200 is not a bad deal by the time you get to the bottom of it , I think you will have done good .



Thought I'd ask ,, did the mechanic give you the actual codes ? Just thought I'd mention that there are other issues that can kick the transmission into safe mode . That don't require a new trans or mechatronics . A bad crank positioning sensor , and a essentric shaft sensor can lock up the transmission . Did they discuss the faults with you in determining the diagnoses ?

Hello yeah the codes were from the transmission don't really remember the codes
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Old 09-03-2015, 08:54 PM
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Can anyone tell me if an 05 BMW 645i automatic transmission will fit on a 05 automatic 545i!!!!! Pls help! Would it just need to be programmed?
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