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Old Sun, Jun-12-2016, 07:46:48 PM   #491
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Default Re: DIY: Resistor Mod To Cure Summertime SMG Blues

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Completed this mod yesterday. Seyal's had everything I needed. Following the mod the car didn't slip into neutral despite operating in temperatures of 30 C+. However, the orange gear came on and will not go off even if I unplug the battery. I am going to take the car to a mechanic next weekend to see what the fault is (I normally take a train to work).

Should I notice a change in the temperature readings on the dashboard? They seemed similar to previous readings.

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Default Re: DIY: Resistor Mod To Cure Summertime SMG Blues

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Completed this mod yesterday. Seyal's had everything I needed. Following the mod the car didn't slip into neutral despite operating in temperatures of 30 C+. However, the orange gear came on and will not go off even if I unplug the battery. I am going to take the car to a mechanic next weekend to see what the fault is (I normally take a train to work).



Should I notice a change in the temperature readings on the dashboard? They seemed similar to previous readings.



Thanks for all of the discussion and help with this. Unbelievable forum.


All your oil and water readings will be exactly the same. That resistor does not change the actual reading and meter output for the dials. It only affects the sensitivity to your SMG that would make it think it is in an overheat situation and prevent it from going limp mode.

Instead of unplugging the battery, it's better to scan for the code and reset it. This resistor mod only prevents false problems, if you really do have failing equipment, it won't stop that.
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Old Wed, Oct-26-2016, 12:06:49 AM   #493
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Does anyone know ideally Peter lol if this will cure a P1717 code.

Symptoms were pretty much the same, cog light on, eml on, dropping out of gear etc. All happened back in summer 2/3 times so guessing weather was warmish.

Just a toy these days and only run a few 100 miles a year so only just getting round to looking into this now, all lights off now but pulled the P1717 code, have reset tonight, may all be ok now but curious if the mod is recommended for this fault code?
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Old Wed, Oct-26-2016, 02:46:10 AM   #494
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I had this resistor mod on my my car for years and it worked well. But then suddenly the mod was no longer working. Perhaps I had less codes before ? Unfortunately I only read the codes shortly before i changed the motor and accumulator.

73 SMG: Load deactivation
38 SMG: ON period, hydraulic unit (OBDII:P1717)
35 SMG: Hydraulic pressure loss in system (OBDII: P1715)
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but this mod work for m3 e36 97 SMG?
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