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Where is the transmission dipstick on a 2003 325i BMW

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BMW transmissions have not dipstick to oil level

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2003 bmw 325 ci, automatic with trip tronic trani, Lost 1 st gear and the trani (!) symbol is now on the dash. Can't even use the triptronic? Does anyone have an idea what is wrong with the transmission. pepme@hotmail.com

Posted on Apr 04, 2011

  • socksnsneake Apr 04, 2011

    If it detects a problem with the transmission it goes into a "get you home" mode - which is why the (!) lit up. This locks you into 3rd gear. I had this problem on my 2002 hardtop.

    Could be a real transmission issue, or something else. I had two transmissions swapped (thank goodness for warranty!) before they found out it was a blocked fuel filter causing power dropoff and messing with the tranny software. It even managed to burn out one of the transmissions because it was trying to slip it to compensate for the low power.

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SOURCE: how to replace rear shocks on 2003 bmw 325i

You have to take the trunk liners off of both sides. There will be 3 13mm nuts on each side for the shocks, and under the car is a 16 or 17mm bolt that has to be removed. I hope this helps.

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SOURCE: adding transmission fluid to 1992 BMW 525i.

On the driver side of the transmission pan there is a fill plug. The car must be in the air and level. With the car running fluid will run out of the plug hole when it is full. This is no fun without a lift.

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SOURCE: remove radio 2003 bmw 325i

Go to an auto parts store and get a Haynes repair manual for your vehicle and look up disassembly of the dash board area. That will be the best solution to getting that radio out.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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SOURCE: where do i find the transmission dipstick at

There isn't one. To check the transmission fluid level there is a plug that you must remove.The fluid should be to the level of the threads. See here http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/68013 or here http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/servlet/JiveServlet/download/66-15645-136704-1551/ATFCapacity.pdf

Posted on Jan 08, 2010

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SOURCE: abs brake light dsc on 2003 bmw 325i

many reasons for this. A bad relay can do it, or a wheel speed sensor can to. Also the relay may be at fault. You can have the codes checked for free at any Auto Zone and they will tell you what part is bad

Posted on Jan 24, 2010

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Maybe check autozone.com for further information. There are two brands of transmission used in the BMWs of that era. ZF and GM transmissions. There are also a number of types of transmission used in the BMW 525i vehicles.

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