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Safe mode after installation of all 02 sensors, Oxygen, 2001

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Safe mode after installation of all 02 sensors
JA: Which particular sensor are you asking about? And have any trouble codes been triggered?
Customer: Oxygen
JA: What is the model of your '02 BMW?
Customer: 2001 x5 3.0
JA: Are you fixing your X5 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Tryn to get it out of safe mode using on board computer! NO SUCCESS
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Car stays n third gear! transmission light on, abs, break light on! All immediately after oxygen sensors was changed! Everything was great before I changed them
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
Hello and welcome,

My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
what diagnostics have been carried out?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Used scanner no transmission codes! Tried resting with on board computer reset through dashboard no success
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
what kind of scanner did you use?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
What should I dob
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
what kind of scanner did you use? ?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Genesis 2
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
is that a p code reader? high end german scanner? I am not familiar with that tool.
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Maybe I didn't go in the correct section of it! (transmission)
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.

is that a p code reader? high end german scanner? I am not familiar with that tool ..

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
it scan all foreign vehicles! Look it up please
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.

its an obdII tool. does it read actual bmw codes? or just p codes?

Customer: replied 24 days ago.
P codes I believe! I just allow it to go through its scanning process n I can also see previous codes n can erase all codes! I need to know why this vehicle did that after the new sensors! Should I just out the old ones back on it? I had LEAN CODES ON BANK 1 n 2! That's why I changed the oxygen sensors! Couldn't find a vacuum leak, replaced cores n plugs, also MAF ETC! Please help me get out of Safe mode
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
your scanner cannot diagnose safe mode.... I can suggest likely causes but I cant get the car out of safe mode if you don't have the diagnostic equipment required to pinpoint the issue...
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
How bout using the on board! You tube shows it being rest on other x5s! Look up bmw x5 (safe mode)
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
If the oxygen sensors are aftermarket, will that have sumthing to do with it! Ordered the off eBay!
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
you can't reset transmission failsafe using the dashboard... it resets everytime the ignition is cycled. if it is still coming up, the issue is still present
I am not sure what question you want answered?
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Can I buy a computer online to scan it? What do I have to have
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
What type of computer I need? n what other things should I check beside fluids etc
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
Can u call(###) ###-####or(###) ###-#### I can't pay to talk to u! I've already paid a fee n nothing have been accomplished
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
You need to buy a scanner that is either a BMW gt1 clone or other very high end scanner that can explicitly read abs and trans codes
You should check wiring to wheel speed sensors and alternator voltage
Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle.
Customer: replied 24 days ago.
I've already check speed sensor, wiring, battery n alternator!
Expert:  Steve replied 24 days ago.
I'm not sure how I was supposed to know that
In that case a proper scan is the only next step other than trying to unhook the car battery for an hour. Please do not forget to click on a positive rating

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