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Old 03-20-2017, 10:54 AM
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Transmission??? UPDATE..Help??

Need a little help...while driving pulling out of driveway transmission went from R to P on its own. DBC ,DCS and pull off assist light all came on and in control check messages. Turned off car and let it reset itself. Ok now got out of driveway and started driving down road got speed up to about 25mph and went from D to N on its own and same light came on but noticed the brake light on dash stayed on along with the DCS. Anyone might have a clue to what's going on??? Car has 108,268 miles on it.. Thanks for any suggestions. Battery has about 12v on its here are the lights I'm getting..Click image for larger version

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:00 AM
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Did the check engine light come on? Did you read the codes?
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Old 03-20-2017, 11:18 AM
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No the check engine light never came on and the code all said kind the same thing slow down and drive in moderation. I pull the car to the side of the road shut it down and restarted all the code stuff went away so I just drove it home less than a mile and shut it down.

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Old 03-20-2017, 11:34 AM
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No the check engine light never came on and the code all said kind the same thing slow down and drive in moderation. I pull the car to the side of the road shut it down and restarted all the code stuff went away so I just drove it home less than a mile and shut it down.
A high end code scanner will be able to read the DTC light codes. Start there.
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:29 PM
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I guess I might need to invest in one..Thanks for your help .
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:58 PM
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I guess I might need to invest in one..Thanks for your help .
Not what I was hinting at. Rather, I would recommend finding a place capable of reading them.

Edit: For the sake of your wallet, there is no purpose in buying one. However, do as you wish. You may benefit from Carly and a little OBD dongle, I believe Carly can read trans codes.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:00 PM
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OHH ok my bad..
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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Search BMW Standard Tools, ISTA/D or INPA. These will be the best since they are made for our cars. They can be found online!

It sounds like your Mechatronic's Adapter seal has most likely failed since you are over a 100k miles. I would 1st have someone check the transmission fluid level 1st. If you are not handy with working on our cars, you might want to take it to a local BMW independent shop in your area, they will be much cheaper than BMW. Below is the fluid level instructions, & yes they must be followed to the " T ".
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:59 PM
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Thank you again Herb...Will trying to find a reputable shop here in Jax Fla.
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Old 03-23-2017, 09:08 AM
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What type of transmission do you have ? I had a similar problem with mine over 2 years ago at about 70k miles

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Old 03-23-2017, 12:57 PM
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Its an Automatic..What was the cause ?
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Old 03-23-2017, 02:18 PM
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Mine has the SMG transmission and the problem was the SMG mount that sits on the transmission. With yours being an automatic that may not be your problem. But I did have a lot of abnormal messages pop up and the car would not accelerate correctly until I got it repaired. Do know know if that helped

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Old 03-23-2017, 05:31 PM
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Thank you for input..going to stealership Tuesday!
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Old 04-12-2017, 09:51 AM
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UPDATE on car..Car has been at dealer for two weeks and THEY cant figure out whats wrong...They have changed the megatronics sleeve, replaced transmission fluid, replaced gearshift selector assy and now they think it maybe the DSC module...they computer is NOT spitting out anycodes to go by so its hard to determine whats going on...ANYONE with ANY suggestions???
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:28 AM
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Pull the car out of the dealer and either get yourself a code reader (iCarly is easiest to use) or take the car to a reputable independent (search at bimrs.org).

Did they give you the codes? If not, ask for them and post them here. Every response has asked for the codes and still no codes.

I can't even imagine what that trip to the dealer must have cost.
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Old 04-12-2017, 12:18 PM
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A high end code scanner will be able to read the DTC light codes. Start there.
Wouldn't it be more economical and better to use ista-d to scan it?

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Old 04-12-2017, 02:33 PM
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Probably an issue with the mech unit, seals, or solenoids. Common on ZF transmissions
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:28 PM
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UPDATE on car..Car has been at dealer for two weeks and THEY cant figure out whats wrong...They have changed the megatronics sleeve, replaced transmission fluid, replaced gearshift selector assy and now they think it maybe the DSC module...they computer is NOT spitting out anycodes to go by so its hard to determine whats going on...ANYONE with ANY suggestions???
The dealer has the tools to find the problem. They need to work thru the modules with a test plan, & test the components in all of the modules. What is the problem?
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:16 PM
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Thanks for all the replies ..Like I said in my post the dealer doesn't seem to know what wrong so now they are just pulling parts to see if it will fix the problem. They are going to pull the DSC module next. Will keep updating as it goes.
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Old 04-12-2017, 07:11 PM
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Read this link, it might help.

http://www.m5board.com/vbulletin/e60...t-failure.html
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Old 04-12-2017, 08:34 PM
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Thank you HerbP...will suggest this to SA tomorrow! Seems like the only light im not getting is the engine reduced power light..

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Old 04-19-2017, 06:22 PM
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Updateee

Well we are down to changing the megatronics unit on the car. Found a place that rebuilds them. Hope that solves the problem...
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:39 PM
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If you use the ZIPKIT from Sonnax, it is fairly simple. The kit can be found for around 150.00.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:08 AM
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Seen a post on another forum. Errors also include steering angle sensor and a mojority have solved it by cleaning the optical disc in steering wheel. Some its also dry joints in the board so a quick resolder solved the problems. I have this intermittently and its on my list to do. Dealerships are charging 1100 to replace and it can be done diy for nothing! 30 mins to take steering wheel off then a good clean first. Have a google for steering wheel sensor error and you will come across the fix. Brilliant tutorial and some links to vids too....

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:06 PM
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Herb P I wish I knew how to do it myself but no mechanical skills here my friend,,thank you.
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