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Old 10-22-2019, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by ad01 View Post

today was driving a long nicely when the Trans Fail light came on dash and went into limp mode ....can i still drive it for local trips until i sort parts out
No idea.. depends what's wrong...

At this point you either need to read the BMW error codes or take it to someone who can. Otherwise it's all just guess-work.

A transmission fail-safe can pop up for reasons not related to transmission issues - it can even be triggered by a bad battery or alternator. It can also be triggered by engine management issues and since it's a fair bet that your engine management system (DDE) has codes for the boost issues you were having, I certainly wouldn't be diving into the transmission until the all the codes were checked, investigated and resolved.
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