Gear shift in P position

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Uzzy
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Gear shift in P position

Post by Uzzy » Fri May 24, 2019 3:19 pm

Hi all on my 218d automatic gran tourer. On display im getting warning " secure vehicle with parking brake when stationary" whereas my car is in park postion with hand brake applied. The warning still shows up. The gearbox works fine the car drives fine. Its the warning that doesn't seem to go away. On diagnostics is shows code "420106" code error look up suggests. Shiftlock solenoid: Selector lever wrongly not locked in P.
Is there something seriously wrong? Can someone suggests a fix? Cheers

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Re: Gear shift in P position

Post by Nottsknots » Fri May 24, 2019 4:45 pm

I think the error code says it really. When you put it in park, there is supposed to be a pin that engages with the gearbox output shaft to stop ot turning, locking the whole thing up so it cant roll away if the brakes “come loose” (yeah, it happens).

The pin is engaged with a solenoid. The solenoid isnt working (or the wiring to the solenoid, or whatever module is supposed to be activating it, isnt working).

The warning is telling you that if you just engage park (without the handbrake), the car wont be secured, cos the gearbox isnt locking up. Just because you have the brake applied, its still going to warn you, so you know there is a fault; some stupid auto-box drivers just dump it in park and walk away without applying the brake (given you are applying the brake, you’re not one of them).

It looks like its gearbox out time, to get to the cause of why it isnt working. Not going to be cheap at a dealer (unless under warranty), so find a BMW independent.
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Re: Gear shift in P position

Post by Mukwambo » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:00 pm

Hi, Im having the exact same issue on my BMW 218i. Did you sort it out?

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Re: Gear shift in P position

Post by Uzzy » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:57 pm

No not solved the issue yet. Wondering if anyone here knows a steptronic mechanic around Lancashire or Manchester area?

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