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post #1 of 4 Old Nov 18th, 2009, 11:35 am Thread Starter
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Unhappy Reverse Dead

Everything seems to work right including the dash tell-tale light, but nothing happens when I push the starter button for reverse. Only change is; the light flashes steadily while the starter button is held down. I know precisely when it failed, it made a half hearted effort for 1/2 second (engine only reved up a little) and nothing since. I have a service manual and have figured out there are some conections to check, but I'm wondering if it is likely to be the control unit? and is there a positive computer diagnosis that could be done by a REAL BMW mechanic? I'm in no hurry, I can live without it.
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post #2 of 4 Old Nov 18th, 2009, 12:03 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Reverse Dead

As soon as I posted I found a full discussion from - I believe last February. Lots of things to check. If I'm unsuccessful I might take it sans plastic to a Master Tech.
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post #3 of 4 Old Nov 18th, 2009, 12:10 pm
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Re: Reverse Dead

Kickstand down or brake on?..........

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post #4 of 4 Old Nov 18th, 2009, 7:11 pm Thread Starter
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Re: Reverse Dead

All the old posts are about reverse only working a few feet at a time, not one that's stone dead like mine. Found out a new controller is $1300! When I finaly get a real Diagnosis, if that's it I'll either go "reverseless" or call the Wrecker's for a used one.
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