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Old 09-27-2015, 05:05 AM   #1
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(ASK) Gear with Exclamation Mark but NOT Get in to Limp Mode

Hi guys, i own an 03 325i and about a year ago i did replace the old gear selector switch.. But this recently, sometimes the gear selector indicator on the dash turn into a gear with exclamation mark.. I know that if this mark came out with P R N D beside it, it went into a limp mode.. In my case, it just the gear with exclamtion mark, and if i shift into P R N D put the key off then start the ignition again its just back to normal.. Or i can do it with pull the e-brake up and turn the key off and start it back to ignition again, the (!) just disappear and its run normal..

Anybody out here can help me to figure it out what happened with my e46?

Thanks a lot guys and i really appreciate it

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Old 09-27-2015, 08:31 AM   #2
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Had this happen with my '02 M3 (smg) after hitting a massive puddle of water and it never came back. No idea why it went on. When does it turn on, while driving or idle or after you turn on ignition?
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:13 AM   #3
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Had this happen with my '02 M3 (smg) after hitting a massive puddle of water and it never came back. No idea why it went on. When does it turn on, while driving or idle or after you turn on ignition?

It happened after i'm turn on the ignition.. But just like i've said before, if i shift the gear from P into R-N-D and back to P or pull the e-brake up, then turn off the ignition and back turn it on, its just disappear and back to normal P R N D etc..
And when i shift with that (!) condition, when the gear get in to R or D it's so rough though..
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:23 AM   #4
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It's your neutral switch I changed mine and problem was solved I had the exact issue
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:34 AM   #5
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It's your neutral switch I changed mine and problem was solved I had the exact issue

Is the neutral switch same as the gear selector switch? I've already replace it if its the same thing we talked about.. Or maybe the cable gone lose or something can cause it like what i have descripted above?

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Old 09-27-2015, 09:40 AM   #6
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That's what I changed.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:41 AM   #7
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Mine was really gunked up with mud so maybe you just have to clean it ?
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Old 09-27-2015, 10:35 AM   #8
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Mine was really gunked up with mud so maybe you just have to clean it ?

I'll try then, maybe that will work though.. I replaced it about a year ago from today.. Thanks for your info, dude! Really appreciate it..
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Old 09-28-2015, 11:28 AM   #9
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I replaced that when I had similar symptoms. It's called different names but the alldata repair page called it the transmission position switch/sensor. Are you getting any codes? I was getting occasional p70x errors (709? i forget the last digit)

Anyway, I've attached the repair guide I used to replace it. Hope it helps someone.
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Old 09-29-2015, 01:44 AM   #10
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I replaced that when I had similar symptoms. It's called different names but the alldata repair page called it the transmission position switch/sensor. Are you getting any codes? I was getting occasional p70x errors (709? i forget the last digit)



Anyway, I've attached the repair guide I used to replace it. Hope it helps someone.

Wow, thanks a lot bro.. That's very helpful though! I don't really sure about the codes, because i'm not scan it yet.. But i'm sure i did replace those switch with the fresh one last year.. How come it start to wreck again :|
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Old 10-04-2015, 03:23 AM   #11
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Guys i was back to the autoshop where i did the switch changed before.. The they've told me to scan it first and they said that it just a coding error and done with just a reset on it.. But it turn out to pop up agin on my indicator, so is it possible if my switch were good but the coding is just bad? Since i replaced the switch till now just about -/+ 5000km on clock
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Old 12-06-2015, 01:04 AM   #12
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Guys, turn out the alternator isn't good enough.. Make some noise whatsoever, i did replace the altenator with the new one.. But the exclamation mark pop up again, and like usual if i turn off the ignition and start it agin it disappear.. Back to the autoshop to scan it again, it was the neutral switch again.. I would ask you guys something, could it be broken because my ride is lower than standard? Maybe it bang to a speedbump or something? But it not my daily ride so i'm not using it often.. Or can it cause by the low transmission fluid? I never change the transmission fluid yet, since it just a 56.xxx Km on the clock.. Thanks
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