1995 BMW 740 ALARM SENSOR "TRANSMISSION PROGRAM FAILUR

  • Tiny
  • ollieguam
  • 1995 BMW 740

Transmission problem
1995 BMW 740 V8 Two Wheel Drive Manual 150000 miles

What are the most common issues associated with this particular alarm. I just turned over 150000 miles and this is when the alarm sensor came on "Transmission Program Failure".

What are some of the more unique problems associated with this alarm?

Can I use an OBD II to check this problem?

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 AT 2:28 PM

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  • Dr. Hagerty
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The issue can be determined with proprietary BMW software from the dealer, I don't think the generic scanners can read the faults in the electronic transmission control. This fault can sometimes be corrected with software.

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Tuesday, June 10th, 2008 AT 2:35 PM
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If I purchase this software from BMW, can it be loaded onto the OBD II Scanner?

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 11:26 AM
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BMW does not sell the software.

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Wednesday, June 11th, 2008 AT 1:57 PM

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