How do I reset my BMW SMG gearbox?

Drive to approx 30/40mph, stick her into neutral when the screen shows gear ‘0’ hold both paddles together for 3-5 secs. Stick her back in to gear and your SMG will be reset.

Do you have to shift a SMG transmission?

First, note that the SMG system is not an automatic transmission than can be shifted manually – like BMW’s Steptronic or Porsche’s Tiptronic – it is a manual transmission with a clutch, but without a clutch pedal, that can change gears by itself in response to driver input.

What does SMG transmission stand for?

Sequential Manual Gearbox
SMG stands for Sequential Manual Gearbox. It’s actually the same manual gearbox that is found in the cars with a clutch pedal, but instead of having the clutch foot operated, it has the clutch electro-hydaulically operated via a pump and wired to computers.

How do I change my SMG fluid?


  1. Undo the fill port on the SMG black plastic reservoir.
  2. Put in a small hose (I’m assuming that there is no mesh / filter there) and pump out all the fluid.
  3. Refill.
  4. Put the fill plug back in place\

Can you change SMG to manual?

The Cost of having the Conversion Completed The cost of a BMW SMG conversion to manual transmission will vary depending on the specific model and year of your car. However, in general, the cost of the conversion should be about $4000 and will take 5 to 7 days to complete.

What is a 7 speed SMG transmission?

Seven-speed SMG gearbox conveys M power to the tarmac. The seven-speed SMG gearbox is precisely the right transmission to ideally convey the V10 engine’s power via the drive train to the wheels. BMW M is the first manufacturer worldwide to offer a seven-speed sequential gearbox with drivelogic function.

How do you check SMG fluid levels?

Open the hood

  1. first, open your SMG reservoir.
  2. use a flat head screwdriver and hammer to lightly tap the cap to break the seal. (
  3. opening the cap first will allow you to close it hand tight so its easily ready to check after priming the system.

How long does SMG pump last?

How long does an SGM pump normally last? In this case, the original pump lasted a little over 12 years with about 64,000 miles on the odometer. That’s roughly what you might expect the lifespan of one of these pump assemblies to be, but there are simply too many variables that make it difficult to estimate.