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Trans Program Light (archive)

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Posted by Nigel Wright on October 21, 2001 at 11:32:44:

I own a 1994 e34 525 tds se touring, covered 56000 miles. about 3 weeks ago my trans program light came on ( a circle with an exclamation mark in it ) and the transmission entered saftey mode ( top gears only ). having stopped and taken the dogs for walk i got back to the car and every thing was back to normal. A few days later i tried to start the car without sucsess, again the trans progran light was on. I booked the car in at my local bmw main agent for diagnostic check, and they said i needed a new throttle sensor 272.00 (english pounds), subsequently they fitted the new part and about three days later again the trans program light came on and the car just completely cut out whilst i was driving along. I was not best pleased. I managed to get it started and dove it straight back to the main dealer who carried out the repair, whilst on route it kept cutting out. the took it in the workshop for about an hour and said the problem was old fault codes left in the computer sending spurious messages !! The car has been fine since ( 2 weeks ) but I am left with doubts about the reliability of my car/dealership any advice or thoughts simalar expieriences to put my mind at ease please.

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