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      08-10-2011, 10:32 PM   #1
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How do i put my car in neutral if there is NO power?

How do i put my car in neutral for towing if it has ZERO power?

Meaning it doesn't turn on. AT ALL. Meaning I can't put the key in, turn on, put in neutral, then take key out and leave it in neutral.

Only way to get to the car is to use the manual key fob (yay for not doing the key hole delete....)

When jumping it, power is on (lights, warning signals, etc) but car won't turn on.
Without the car itself actually being on, I cannot put it in Neutral.

I looked at the manual and it has the DCT from the Z4...so I don't what to do with the DCT in the M3.

I have a tow scheduled for 8AM tomorrow morning to the dealer...but I want to make sure I can put it in neutral and safely and correctly move it onto the tow bed

Thank you for your assistance.
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      08-10-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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someone posted how a few days ago with a video

u undo the shift lever and put a screwdriver in something and pull back
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      08-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #4
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wait so it can come with a key starter on 2011s? I ordered new and it came without not sure if that is because of a package i got, i do know i never opted for a delete option like you can for the spoiler. Jw because i would have like to have the key option aswell.
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^^whats a key starter?
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      08-11-2011, 06:03 AM   #6
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My 09 with DCT has instructions in the owners manual. You have to pull away the shifter boot and use a screwdriver to disengage it.
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Yeah I saw this after I made my post

I was on my phone by the car so I wasn't really able to search

and the pdf manual I have on my iPhone had pictures from the Z4 DCT with it's assembly (it's the M3 manual though...)

I ended up being able to get things working though
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      08-11-2011, 03:29 PM   #8
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Page 30 of the supplemental manual has DCT instructions.
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Page 30 of the supplemental manual has DCT instructions.
Page 30 of this manual:




Page 30 of the other manual:


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Thanks for the picture

I guess I don't have the PDF of it?

I'll look at the physical copy
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I know I saw it yesterday and remembered the page because I thought of this thread.
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