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Bmw 1997 740il trans fail safe program

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bmw 1997 740il trans fail safe program
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.
Hi, how many miles on the car?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
miles 87000
Expert:  Steve replied 7 years ago.
There are a number of things that might cause this and the only way to know for sure what is going on is to have the faults read from the car using a bmw compatible scan tool.

The one thing you can try at home is the following reset procedure:

Turn the key to position 2 (all the way without starting the car), then put the accelerator pedal all the way to the floor for 1min. This might reset the tranny and clear the error. If it doesn't, you will need a proper diagnosis.

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