Manually resetting a 2006, 5-series, automatic diesel estate.

Asked by Jun 28, 2019 at 09:15 AM about the 2006 BMW 5 Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2006, 5-series, automatic diesel estate. The elcetrics died and i had
to have it towed to my mechanic. Before towing the driver had to manually
put the car into neutral by 'fiddling' with something having lifted the cover
around the gearshift. I have now the car back, but it is very slow taking off
and I believe it may be starting in second rather than first gear. My mechanic
is now on holidays for 10 days and while the car is drivable, it's a challenge.
Am I right in my assessment and could i resolve it myself?

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