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      01-06-2020, 03:28 PM   #1
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2016 M6 DCT, placing trans in N without power

Another thread concerning the trunk toolkit got me thinking about my car. My kit only has the tow eye and screwdriver (tire sealant and compressor are there too). In the other thread it was suggested to carry a 10mm hexkey wrench to be able to shift the trans into neutral if there is no power (dead battery or other reason) for loading on a towtruck. Well, I pulled the console cupholder and there is no opening to insert a wrench, just solid carpet. Anyone know how I'm supposed to put my DCT trans in neural if my car is disabled and cannot turn on ignition? Hopefully it never happens but I don't want to be trying to figure it out on the side of a busy freeway or something. I cannot find any reference to it in the OM and even when I called BMW America, the "genius" I was talking to said he didn't know. I would hate to see my car drug onto a flatbed with the back wheels dragging. And this brings up another point, I suspect that if the park brake is set, it would be necessary to crawl under the car and manually back off the cable or is there another method?
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Search here for your car under unlocking transmission.

https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/
Thanks, that is helpful for more than just this issue. Regarding my original post, looks like I'll have to crawl under the car to release the park position. Thats a BIG improvement from where you could actually do it with a simple twist of a tool from inside the car.
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I had a 2015 F10 535, I stopped one morning for breakfast going to work jumped back in the car in 5 mins drove to the stop light and the car just stalled , I tried to restart it approx 15 times and would try to start and then stall.I was with my buddy so we were gonna push it to the side but the trans wouldn't allow it to go into neutral without running, it would just pop back into park.
So the tow truck came and he didn't know how to get it in neutral lol,So he made a phone call and even though my main battery was perfect they told him to put a booster pack on the positive and negative under the hood and just like that he was able to put the car in neutral and get it safely on the flat bed.
Im not sure if this is possible for the M6 but it can be more than likely,

So a few days later I got the car back and BMW told me dont worry it was just a software glitch
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I checked my GC this morning and it doesn't have the transmission unlock slider under the cupholder, so it looks like it maybe disappeared with the LCI refresh. That's a shame when you have to rely on the electronics to be able to get it into neutral if something goes wrong.
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Checked mine too, canít find the unlock hole.
Anyone know how to put in ďNĒ without starting the engine?

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Checked mine too, can’t find the unlock hole.
Anyone know how to put in “N” without starting the engine?

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Manual release instructions for DCT (from underneath the car): https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...-lock/HczJiqwh
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