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Roger, BMW Master Tech
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Experience:  10 yrs. experience as BMW Master Technician, shop foreman and dealer.
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My auto gear box has only one forward gear and reverse on

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hi my auto gear box has only one forward gear and reverse on occasions on the dash appears trans fail safe mode the car went fine prior to me removing the inlet manifold to repair o rings on the crank vent tube . The engine was hard to start at first but now runs fine. Is there a easy fix to this problem. Thank you heaps. Des
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: Yep they fine
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 1997 540i
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Im hoping i can ive tried to reset stuff on the dash unsuccesful but there is a light on an i think its the traction control lamp but the switch cant turn it of
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Just a couple of things prior to dismantling the manifold i removed the battery but i connected it back up to put the windows up after i had disconnected the nescessary wires in the engine then i put a couple back in the wrong places
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 11 months ago.
Hello and welcome,
My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you today.
What faults are logged in the cars fault memory?