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Old 03-14-2015, 11:15 AM   #1
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questions about diy replacing transmission range sensor

Hey guys, long story short: I'm about to replace part #24-10-7-507-818 (transmission range sensor/neutral safety switch).

I found the attached pdf which is a list of very high level instructions.

Don't laugh, but on step one, it says move the selector lever to T" setting... wtf is the T" setting?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:23 AM   #2
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Hey guys, long story short: I'm about to replace part #24-10-7-507-818 (transmission range sensor/neutral safety switch).

I found the attached pdf which is a list of very high level instructions.

Don't laugh, but on step one, it says move the selector lever to T" setting... wtf is the T" setting?
@ Im2st......That is a good question. I would assume this is a typo & should be a "P" for park. The main thing is to make sure the shaft that going into the sensor lines up with the "key" slot that I see in the picture. Hope this helps
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:01 AM   #3
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I have an 01 325i with the same ZF tranny. The header on the PDF shows a 330i, you might be able to read the instructions for the 325i and see if the typo is corrected.
Where did you get the instructions?

I'm having an intermittent P0705 error and limp mode light, but no known symptoms after a restart. My research says I may have to replace that same part.
Anxious to hear back if you're having the same issue and if the fix works. Please post results.

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Old 03-21-2015, 06:10 PM   #4
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Just replaced it today. So far so good... no codes and exclamation gear symbol. Will have to drive a few days to see if it's fixed for good.

My problem was p0709 (transmission range sensor intermittent).

As for the procedure, it was straightforward. I followed the steps in the PDF exactly. Hardest part was loosening the nuts and bolts without breaking anything. Also, I lifted the car with rhino ramps, so I didn't have much room to move around...
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:34 AM   #5
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Just replaced it today. So far so good... no codes and exclamation gear symbol. Will have to drive a few days to see if it's fixed for good.

My problem was p0709 (transmission range sensor intermittent).

As for the procedure, it was straightforward. I followed the steps in the PDF exactly. Hardest part was loosening the nuts and bolts without breaking anything. Also, I lifted the car with rhino ramps, so I didn't have much room to move around...
Hope it's fixed, please report back, my exclamation gear, has popped up a few times, and I'm getting the P0705 code (Transmission Range Sensor Circuit Malfunction PRNDL Input), was wondering if I could go and pull it and inspect it. did you notice anything in particular that looked "off" ? I don't mind replacing it.
Think I'm going to check the electrical connection first.
and also try the last post from here.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=494461
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Old 04-02-2015, 09:12 AM   #6
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The California Transmission Supply Company, LLC sells it for $185.40, at 1/2 the cost of going rate for this part. Its not BMW branded, but it is for the 5HP19. They don't offer phone support, as they ended up spending too much time on the phone helping people diagnose their tranny issues, but they do carry a fairly wide variety of parts for the ZF transmissions, including overhaul kits, solenoid kits, as well as re-manufactured trannys.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:25 PM   #7
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Seems to be fixed as I have not encountered any problems since the swap. I bought it online through a bmw dealership for about $290 shipped.
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Old 04-02-2015, 06:08 PM   #8
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Seems to be fixed as I have not encountered any problems since the swap. I bought it online through a bmw dealership for about $290 shipped.
Congrats,great to know it's working. If I can't figure out the line up trick, I'm going to order one, then change out my 15 year old transmission mounts.
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Old 04-04-2015, 04:22 PM   #9
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For those interested. You can pull apart these switches easily and clean them out if required (link below). I've had similar problems before. Once was the large plug that needed cleaning (poor connectivity), and the other time was the contacts inside the switch itself (on another car). The design is such that it would be very unusual for the thing to fail in a way that a simple cleanout wouldn't fix.


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Old 04-04-2015, 07:29 PM   #10
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Thanks jjrichar, you just saved me $187.00
What great write up and detailed photos.

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Old 05-30-2016, 10:18 AM   #11
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Don't laugh, but on step one, it says move the selector lever to T" setting... wtf is the T" setting?
jjrichar mentioned Neutral in his DIY, which should answer the OPs question.

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