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7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-20-2017, 10:36 AM
Breakmywallet23 Breakmywallet23 is offline
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Transmission fail safe.

Hello to all, so my 2005 745i keeps going into transmission fail safe mode and won't let me go over 55. I have no clue what to do but I sure know I have warmed out my wallets welcoming when coming to spend another fortune on this car. Any ideas on what it is and why it's happening, what I can do? Any help would be really approciated. Car keeps doin weird things. Now my parking brake is malfunctioning and the light won't go away plus my passenger restraint light is also on. It never ends.
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Old 01-20-2017, 08:59 PM
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Have you had your battery checked?

Have you checked the level of the trans fluid?

Have you done a trans service?

Is your ABS light on?
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Old 01-21-2017, 12:26 AM
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My abs light is not on. As far as my battery goes I just purchased a brand new one couple of months back due to the fact it kept dying on me. Even this new one does the same thing. I even trickle charge it and still it dies randomly. My TRANSMISSION I have not serviced yet. It just cost so much to get it serviced at BMW.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:40 AM
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Did you have the battery registered to the car?

Are you able to do any work yourself on the car? If not you may want to find a good independent BMW shop, they're a little cheaper.
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Old 01-21-2017, 05:48 PM
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No I never registered it to the car. To be honest I didn't know that was a possibility. But I do a lot of the work on the car my self from reading forums and watching diy videos I'm pretty handy with it. Do I register it from my dashboard?
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Old 01-21-2017, 06:55 PM
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No, you need INPA to register it. Do a search on inpa.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:58 PM
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I will save you a search.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=644567

When the battery is not registered to the car, it causes all kinds of problems. A good import shop should be able to register it in about 30 mins or less. Other BMW models need battery registration upon replacement too, they should be knowledgeable about it. If not find someone else.
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