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post #1 of 4 Old 12-05-2019, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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What is this electric connector on the gearbox?

I posted another thread on this but I don't see it, so I'll try again.

Found this wire disconnected on my gearbox. It's a fixer-upper 825i that I recently bought. I THINK this is either the neutral start or the reverse wire from the rear chassis schematic, but I'm not sure. Also not sure why they bypassed it, unless maybe they wanted it to start while in gear.

Thoughts from the experts?

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-05-2019, 04:45 PM
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Its the reverse beep beep wire or the neutral.

Since i see a wire plugged in next to it this is prolly the reverse.
Or its the speed sensor thats plugged in if there is no sensors on the side or rear of the case.

If the neutral anti start is working as it should it is probably reverse.
If the neutral lockout isnt working they bypassed it because it was probably broken and they didnt want to pay for it.

Either way you can leave it be theres no harm in it.
Just keep in mind that you dont get a habit to start it in gear and then launch it like an accidental rocket.
I launched a couple of the 550s (which also doesnt have a neutral lockout) while pressing the gas from outside the machine.
Wakes you up better than a cup of coffee tho

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-06-2019, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Appreciate the input! Since she'll start in High/Neutral/Reverse I'm betting that's the one it is. I'm leaving it alone and addressing other issues for now. Broken headlights, broken tail light, rear swaybar was disconnected and the end links were shot, had car tires on the rear wheels, yada yada yada...
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-06-2019, 06:00 PM
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Use an ohm meter to check when the switch changed state. Then you’ll have data on what position(s) it’s activated.

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