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Have a 740il bmw car went in to transmission safe mode car go into reverse but wont go foward what could this be how do I get out of transmission safe mode


Safe mode the car will go in forward, 2nd gear. If it's not going forward, you waited to long. Time for a rebuild.

Dec 08, 2015 | BMW Cars & Trucks

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2006 BMW 750 Li My dynamic drive inactive light came on, then a generator fault light came on


BMW has been using electronically controlled automatic transmissions in most models since the late 80s. These transmission systems employ a transmission control unit which controls electrical solenoids to manipulate the various control and shift valves and functions in the transmission valve body. When the transmission control unit detects a problem that it thinks could be damaging to the transmission or engine, it goes into a fail-safe or limp mode. In this mode, the transmission will function in reverse normally, but in forward it will operate in only one gear (whether you have the shifter in D, or any of the lower gears). This will typically be 3rd or 4th gear, depending on the model. It will start in this gear and stay in this gear with no shifting. You would experience this as sluggish acceleration and higher than normal engine speed at about 40 mph and above.

If you must drive the vehicle when the transmission is in the fail safe mode, accelerate gently and keep the road speed lower than full highway speed.

Earlier models do not employ fault codes and must be diagnosed manually. Late models do employ fault codes and a diagnostic/scan machine can be used to check and read the faults to assist in diagnostics. Note that this is not your common OBDII engine management fault code tool. This is what A BMW dealer or a properly equipped independent shop would have for full vehicle system diagnostics and coding operations.

Feb 13, 2015 | 2006 BMW 750Li

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How to reest trans fail safe mode 2005 bmw x5 3.0 litre diesel


Have to have the transmission problem diagnosed

Best not to use it or you may ruin the trans in as little
a ten miles & may have already, using it in failsafe

Fail Safe is there to protect the trans, but only if you stop
using it almost when the light comes on.

It will cut injector pulse,ignition spark & such, to let you
know your have a problem & lock the trans in a specific
gear,BUT folks still continue to cycle the ignition key &
drive on, to the tune of $5.000 leaving their bank account

Jul 26, 2014 | 2005 BMW X5

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Trans mode on my 1995 bmw 540i


take it to the dealer or check your trans fluid or have it se3rviced

Mar 13, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

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Radio not working


you need to enter the code for the radio. its in safe mode.

Jan 14, 2014 | 2005 BMW X5

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My convertible top wont open. It was fine before my car went into Safe Mode an now it wont open at all. ?


safe mode protects things you need to get the safe mode sorted then will all be fine

Aug 24, 2012 | 2003 BMW 325

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I have. 98 BMW 528 I and the transmission won't shift in drive, but allows you to shift manually


This means the transmission has gone into safe mode. Usually happens if there is an ABS sensor that has gone, is the ABS light illuminated?

Mar 26, 2011 | 2008 BMW 528i Sedan

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I have a bmw e46 auto and my warning light is a orange cog with a exclamation mark in middle, with this i dont have no reverse or semi auto gears, how can i fix this. thanks


this doesnt sound good. sounds like your auto box has went into safe mode, which is enough to get you too a dealer. this only happens when there is a catastrophic gear box failure.
get BMW to plug in the diagnostics, it may just need reset.

Jan 08, 2010 | 1999 BMW 328 Series

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BMW x5 DSC indicator lamp stay on and no power.


When the DSC Dynamic Stability Control light is ON your traction control is OFF. It will sometimes trigger the ABS light and the Rev Limiter it is an engine protection FAIL SAFE mode.
Check your brake switch on the brake pedal, this sounds like the problem wen replaced it will reset the Rev limiter, if the ABS light comes Check the wheel sensors

Jul 20, 2009 | 2001 BMW 325

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1994 BMW 318i Original "BMW Bavaria" car radio


yep just ring or pop into any bmw dealer with the full chassis/vin number & if the car is in your name they should be able to give to you.

Aug 08, 2008 | 1996 BMW 318

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