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Old 03-15-2014, 05:50 PM   #1
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Having issues with SMG and Reverse.

Hi my name is Ashton Crabtree, i am having issues with my smg and going into reverse, sometimes having to try it several times. I have done some research and come up with that it involves the GEAR SHIFTING STEPTRONIC(Part# 25122283852) which is ive found around 450. Now my next question is, does anyone have any insight on how to change this out, i do all my own work on my cars and would like to do this also. Please let me know what ever you do.

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Old 03-16-2014, 07:22 PM   #2
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It physically won't shift over and up into reverse? Does the "R" appear on the indicator? Just curious how you concluded that it is the actual shifter. That would just be a very rare issue to come across and there are very common things that cause the same type of problem, like a bad gear position sensor or, maybe more likely, bad compression springs.

That being said, I think you can get at this from inside the car and it would involve removing the entire center console. Not difficult, but kind of a pain in the ass.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:50 AM   #3
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I did some research on it and that's what another guy had an issue with and that was his problem solved. I can put it into position and the R light comes on but it will just rev up as if not in gear, sometimes it does this several times before actually working. Sometimes it will go in reverse the first time i put it in gear.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:51 AM   #4
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http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...SMG-No-Reverse Here is the thread that lead me to believe it was that part.
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