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I was towing my caravan home after the weekend when the gearbox fault message came on and cut the engine I had to wait 20 mins before the engine would start , there was no problems with the box before and I notice "gearbox Fault" is not listed in the book only gearbox overheat , any ideas

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Gearbox is really sensitive to voltage and the 'gearbox fault' message is often the first sign off bad battery or iffy grounds - Perhaps you have a bigger electrical gremlin and the fault message is a red herring?

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Yes thanks for your replies, the circumstances the fault occurred in ie towing steep hill led me to think overheat however thinking about it and your excellent advice leads me think electrical I am no new comer to the P38 this will be my 4th 2 diesel 2 petrol this is the first time I have any trouble of this nature .

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