Question about BMW Cars & Trucks
Either the button on the side of the gear selector is bad or the solenoid that unlocks the shift lever has gone bad. You need to disassemble the column and check the contacts with a voltmeter.
Posted on Oct 11, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the switch on the transfercase remove the vacume lines if there is oil in them the switch has to be replaced and the lines should be cleaned out you should also check under the battery tray to make sure the boot is not ripped that controls the leaver to engage the front axel
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
SOURCE: stick shift # Automatic RPM
The gear ratios on a manual transmission are fixed, that's why it's a manual. If you get 3000 rpm at 75 mph, that means you will see 3200 rpm at 80 mph, 3400 rpm at 85 mph, etc. The two quantities are directly proportional, a fixed ratio for each gear. You would get a lower rpm with a 6-speed manual but still it's a fixed ratio.
On a car with automatic transmission, it can be more complicated. Most transmissions nowadays have various "overdrive" modes that keep the rpm low if you're going steady at a high speed. Some even have continuous gear ratios, so it's hard to say "what gear" you are really in. In general, the rpm will be lower on the highway with an automatic and that's normal.
Posted on Mar 09, 2009
assuming u do always press on brake pedal before shifting out of park,on passinger side of shifter theres a little cover beside shifter u can take off and insert screw driver in,it will bypass lock mechanism!
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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