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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 07-09-2016, 12:31 AM
Jalal_baggary Jalal_baggary is offline
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2008 BMW 535xi Transmission Issue

Fellow Bimmers,

I recently started having an issue with my transmission, after the car gets worm and getting to a complete stop, the transmission would fall to park position and whether I put it on drive or reverse it will go back to park mode. Please see the link bellow to understand what I am talking about.
while driving the car, the transmission shifts perfect without any problems

Is this a stelptronic or a transmission Issue?
if anyone knows how to fix this, please help/

Thank you_a_
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:19 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our 5 Series forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 07-11-2016, 07:08 PM
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I'm guessing this is something to do with the wiring to the shifter stalk inside the console. There is a ribbon cable that can get frayed and some other wires I've seen picture of fraying.

I had an issue with wife's 2009 X5 recently. There was noise coming from inside console while we were driving. I told her it sounded like something to do with the shifter stalk mechanism. Next day I started to look at it. Turns out the reverse button was jammed into the stalk. That was causing the shifter to work the solenoid to allow the shifter to go into reverse. I took the fascia off the shifter stalk. The reverse interlock button is hinged. The little plastic nubs that form the hinge had broken off. I repaired it by drilling a very small hole though the button where the hinge plastic nubs were and put a paper clip in as the hinge and put it all back together.
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