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

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:36 PM
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Car starts only on reverse

I have encountered a problem all of a sudden, I have a 2008 525d manual and after coming to a stop I tried to turn on the car by pressing in the clutch but the engine tried turning them died and every time I tried starting it all I hear is a tick noise. As my car could only be pushed back at the time I tried to jump start it in reverse but as I put it in reverse gear and pressed the ignition it started up perfectly fine. I thought it was a minor setback but now it happens all the time and it only starts up when I put the car lever in reverse whilst pressing in the clutch. Has something happened for this to happen? Any help will be much appreciated. Thanking you in advance
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:16 AM
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The Neutral Safety Switch in or on the transmission needs to be adjusted.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:33 AM
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Could I do it myself or would it require serious labour where a professional should get to it to adjust?
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