my transmission symbol is on and my BMW wouldn't go into 1 or 2 gear
Scan the car for the OBDii Codes. I would say that the trans light comes on for other issues, such as low voltage in the battery, but since you can't get it to shift into 1st and 2nd gear it very well might be transmission related. Post the codes back here and we can go from there.
Have it inspected by your local BMW mechanic.
Your trans in in fail safe you will need to have it diagnosed by a bmw shop.
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