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1989 BMW 535i. Tranny stuck in limp mode.

Put it on a computer and it came up without any bad sensors. The tech that looked at it was'nt to sure what was wrong. The dyignostic said that it was the sport,econmy,manual. switch.or a relay. I changed out the switch.....so my next guess is a relay of some sort. I cant find any advanced wiring layouts so Im not to sure were to start... If anyone knows what might be the cause.I have a feeling it has to do with the main comp, But not exactly sure.

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  • DEJUAN3 Feb 20, 2009

    I have the same isee, limp mode. I pilled code 1221 which is pedal position sensor. From my research the tech say that it is a failsafe issue when there is a break in the reading to the -DME COMPUTER.



  • old535drvr Mar 27, 2009

    My transmission is not stuck in limp mode. It will not go in to reverse. It shifts great in all forward gears. Any ideas???

  • Brandon Strickland May 11, 2010

    Does the EML light in your dash stay illuminated when started

  • greg benton May 11, 2010

    Have you checked the harness connector at the transmission? These transmissions are known to leak trans fluid in the connector.

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SOURCE: 1985 bmw 535i

you need to take a look at the light sockets in the trunk area.there are NO wires going to the lights like most cars of the time.if you take a close look,you will see that the whole panel where the lights plug in IS the wiring complete with ground.you juat need to unplug each one and scratch all the corrosion off the fixed panel AND the flat prong like connections on the bulb sockets themselves.

every 5 series i have gotten into after being parked for awile had this problem.absolutely no rear lights.and yes,check out the fuse box,but it is most likely this or-

the brake pedal on these cars has a thin plate which the brake light switch/andclutch switch is bolted to.i have also seen in many cases the pedal travelbeing too excessive causing the thin plate to bend slightly causing it not to make contact with the switch,which also won't make the brake light warning lamp come on.but i bet you its those sockets in the trunk.cause if the hot side of one is grounding out-then none of them will work!good luck.

Posted on Feb 16, 2009

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SOURCE: needto know where fuel safty shut off switch is located 1995 bmw

look in the truck

Posted on May 16, 2009

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SOURCE: unable to upload phone numbers from my Verizon LG phone to my BMW 535i

I apologise if this isnt much help, however this is a common query from customers. They're able to pair the phone to the car but not the phonebook or its other functions.

In most cases this is just simply due to the compatability issues between the system integrated into the car and its ability to fully synchronize with the phone. Its not a problem with the car and visa versa its just that particular phone is too sophisticated/complex for the software to handle.

The only way to see which phones are fully compatible is at your local bmw dealer. They should be able to show you a table of which phones are compatible for your model/year and system it operates on.

Hopes this helps!

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SOURCE: My 1989 BMW 535i electric windows and sun roof

is the new fuse blown? if it is, determine whether the fuse is being blown during window operation or sunroof operation. whichever of those causes it, then you have a short somewhere on that particular circuit. if it blows before you get a chance to operate the windows or sunroof then there is a wire in one of those circuits which has "key-on" voltage and is contacting ground through a break in the wire. you should also check to see if any other components are on that fuse circuit, such as the lighter. it is common for the lighter circuit to persistently blow due to a stray penny or nickel sitting inside the socket.

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SOURCE: the horn wont work BMW 525i

have you checked the fuse?

getting access to the horns takes time hut check the wires going to the horn and check for voltage

Posted on Dec 26, 2009

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