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Old 01-08-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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auto 2 manual trans swap

i have a 1991 525i bmw. Im in the prosses of swapping from a auto to a manual transmission, i got everything swapped out and functional. Except that i need some help with the wiring converstion. the car wont start and says that there is a trans program problem. can anyone give me some help?
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You will need to use the CarSoft software to tell the ECU that its now a manual transmission insteal of a manual. The computer believes the car is still an Auto, and this will cause problems.
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Bingo. Also need to make sure you have a functional clutch cut out switch so the car can't be started accidentally with the clutch engaged.
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