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#1 (permalink) Old 06-18-2004, 12:21 PM
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i have a 92 525i that is stuck in park. ghead i dont quite now how it happened or how to go about fixing it. if anyone has any ideas what to look for or needs any more info let me know... thanks a lot
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do you get a "Trans Program" message on your dash ?

If you do your tranny went south... if not then something is probably wrong with your shift lever.

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thanks for the reply!

ok...i get no message about the tranny....

so it must be in the shift lever mechanism.

how do I get the handle of the shift lever off so I can get the console off to get at the lever mechanism?

thanks a lot!
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This is a link on how to remove auto-shift knob on an e46.

I guess the procedure is similar for an e34. But I believe you have to put it in neutral and not in drive.
PRECAUTION: don't stand over the knob while trying to remove it, you might hit your face.

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LOL HE CANT PUT IT IN NEUTRAL ITS STUCK IN PARK! also it has a 2.5mm allen holding it in, so take that out 1st.

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LOL HE CANT PUT IT IN NEUTRAL ITS STUCK IN PARK! also it has a 2.5mm allen holding it in, so take that out 1st.
LOL My bad...didnt realize that he mentioned it before. .."It's stuck in park".."put it in neutral and take it off"..."but it's stuck in park"..."so what put it in damn neutral and take it off "....lol just kidding...trying to visualize if I was actually having conversation with him

I didnt know abt the allen either. Is it on the side?

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yeah...i can't get it into neutral to try to get the knob off.

if i get it up, from underneath can i put it into N?

where is this allen pin you speak of?

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allen is actually in the front...toward engine compartment. also im thinking that e34 should have an interlock solenoid which works off of the brake switch
do the brake lights work?

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these are some damn fast replies anyone ever got And hez actually gettin closer to the solution
Good luck johny

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allen is actually in the front...toward engine compartment. also im thinking that e34 should have an interlock solenoid which works off of the brake switch
do the brake lights work?
like in an e46??

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yup i think so, not positive though going off of memory id have to dbl check...

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you will be Forums senior member in your next post dirtytool

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wow cool ...i havent even prepared a speech....ok id like to thank all the little people........

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ok....the breake lights DO work. I am not hearing the 'click' of that lock when the brakes go down tho....
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johnny i may have been wrong i just walked out to my e32 (89) and it pulls directly from park to rev without touching the brake pedal....i guess best way to chk is to just remove the handle annd wood trim plate and just check visually. also you guys should join #39 chat through bmwtips.com and we could fig this out :-)
maybe i see you there

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