Transmission System Indicator Lamp - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E46, E90) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:19 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
taggnas is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Transmission System Indicator Lamp

Hi Guys,

Has anyone experienced this to thier E46 before..... referring to this symbol (the one with the exclaimation symbol surrounded by gears - refer to photo attached)

This used to happen to me once in a while but lately it has been happening almost everyday! I got my car checked and it showed that the stall speed sensor needs replacing. I got it changed and the problems still persist!! Then my mechanic suggested to update the software but that too is useless.

This problem usually happens when I am idle (car not moving during traffic jams or when my car is stationary in "D") and I usually "reset" it by putting the car back to "P", set the handbrake, off both air cond and radio and then off the engine. I will then start again after about 10 seconds and the car is back to normal until it happens again. When the indicator lamp is on, the car is still drivable but it seems to be stuck in one gear.

When the indicator lamp comes on, I noticed the the revs are inconsistent (up and down between 500 to 700). Usually under normal conditions my revs are at 650 rpm on idle.

So I was wondering, if anyone out has faced this same/similar problem. I am hoping that you could guide me with your experience. Thanking you guys in advance.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Image_00043.jpg
Views:	3862
Size:	872.4 KB
ID:	27780  
taggnas is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:25 AM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
Has it had a fluid & filter change ??? 70-80,000 miles then every 30-40,000 miles, BMW life time advert is a total load of rubbish, a change normally sorts a lot of problems out.

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:41 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
taggnas is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by marti5 View Post
Has it had a fluid & filter change ??? 70-80,000 miles then every 30-40,000 miles, BMW life time advert is a total load of rubbish, a change normally sorts a lot of problems out.
Yes! I had the fluid and filters changed a couple of months ago!
taggnas is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 05:48 AM
Help from over the pond
 
marti5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: IPSWICH. U.K.
Posts: 3,242
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
marti5 is on a distinguished road
What was it like before this ?, if it was ok, I would say you have low fluid level !!!

VELVET BLUE UK INDIVIDUAL , IM THE LAST
UNITED WE STAND DIVIDED WE FALL

I stepped in a plate of Pasta the other day - now I have to worry about my Carbonara footprint!
marti5 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 06:01 AM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
taggnas is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by marti5 View Post
What was it like before this ?, if it was ok, I would say you have low fluid level !!!
Thanks Marti5!

I recently changed the stall speed sensor when I diagnosed the problem. The mechanic had removed all the fluid and changed the filter when he replaced the stall speed sensor. But the problem still persist.

I spoke to many people after that about it and some even suggested to change the battery (which I did). That too didn't help. Another mechanic told me that the transmission control module need to be replaced while another told me to change the gear position switch. Both these guys sound confident as they both have dealt with similar problems before but am so confused and don't what to replace unnecessary stuff let alone spend more money!!

Last edited by taggnas; 04-10-2009 at 06:04 AM.
taggnas is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 04-18-2009, 02:45 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
orlandojatt is on a distinguished road
I have the same problem with my car, did you ever get it figured out?
orlandojatt is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 12:21 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
img001 is on a distinguished road
Did you have any replies to your issue ? has your issue been resolved ? I am having the same issue wonder if you could help me out !
img001 is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 06-30-2013, 12:22 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
img001 is on a distinguished road
Has it been resolved ? I too have the same issue : please help me out !
img001 is offline  
#9 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 07:48 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
img001 is on a distinguished road
transmission indicator

[QUOTE=taggnas;576005]Hi Guys,

Has anyone resolved this issue ? I do not see any resolution in this thread but I keep getting directed to this thread for solution but I see no one has posted any solution !

Please help me out with many thanks if anyone can tell me how this issue was resolved..please !!
img001 is offline  
#10 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 07:50 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
img001 is on a distinguished road
Has anyone resolved the issue in this thread - I see none ! Please tell me if anyone with this issue got it fixed . I keep getting directed to this thread by the forum via email but this thread has no solution posted by anyone ! Please help me out !
img001 is offline  
#11 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 07:55 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
img001 is on a distinguished road
did u ever get this issue resolved if so how ? Please help me out as this thread has no solution efforts posted . thank you !
img001 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E46, E90)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to reset oil lamp indicator bmw 520i bayuheraldihazan 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 1 03-12-2009 01:13 PM
E39 - Fog Lamp / Fog Tail Lamp switch paul_m_ryan@dell.com OEM Parts 4 09-25-2008 06:49 AM
Code P0101 and Indicator Lamp for Shift Electronics On Larry Horne 3-Series (E36) 4 04-13-2006 07:52 AM
fog lamp help cbrent M-Series (M1, M3, M5, M6) 1 12-21-2003 06:19 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome