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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-17-2014, 05:18 PM
tonyode tonyode is offline
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Question Transmission problem

2003 bmw 325i...transmission light (gear) is on , on dash. When this is on, when the car downshifts, it does it rather hard. This light is not always on, and when not on, transmission runs fine.
Garage is telling me I need a new EGS Module (transmission brain basically). Part cost is 1500 plus labor to program it to my car.

Anyone have any insight on this?

Also told me I need a new transmission position switch which sits inside transmission. Part cost is 220, plus all the labor. Over 700 to do this!?

Any help?
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:38 AM
jdevarie jdevarie is offline
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Hi Tonyode, I am sorry to hear that it would cost so much for them to tube jokey some parts. My only suggestion and since it appears to be an intermittent issue is to lift the car and peek around for any signs of wiring issues. That could prove a $$$ saver if all it is is a set of frayed or damaged wires. Also make sure the transmission fluid is at the right level. I am wondering why they would have mentioned the TPS, are you having problems putting the car in gear?

good luck
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Old 10-19-2014, 03:12 PM
tonyode tonyode is offline
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Hi Tonyode, I am sorry to hear that it would cost so much for them to tube jokey some parts. My only suggestion and since it appears to be an intermittent issue is to lift the car and peek around for any signs of wiring issues. That could prove a $$$ saver if all it is is a set of frayed or damaged wires. Also make sure the transmission fluid is at the right level. I am wondering why they would have mentioned the TPS, are you having problems putting the car in gear?

good luck
jim
No issues putting the car into gear at all. The only thing I notice is when the gear light is on the dashboard, I lose my signals on the dash, the D, N, R, P are all gone. Other than that, the car shifts in and out of gear fine.
I know the car is due for a transmission fluid, filter change. Not sure its been done and it has 135K on it.
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