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Old 12-31-2012, 04:05 PM
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ok .... so my best friend has an '06 330 .... its new yrs eve ... we're pickin up adult beverages ...NO, we have had any yet !!! all of a sudden we get a warning ... the little gear with an exclamation point .... in YELLOW ... drove for about 15 secs .. and slipped the gear box into the DS mode ... warning went off ... car was fine ... pulled into the store ... shut it off ... turned it back on ... and NO warning .... drove home without any problems ...any thoughts ...?? ideas ??? oh yeah ..... just turned over 58k ...
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ok .... so my best friend has an '06 330 .... its new yrs eve ... we're pickin up adult beverages ...NO, we have had any yet !!! all of a sudden we get a warning ... the little gear with an exclamation point .... in YELLOW ... drove for about 15 secs .. and slipped the gear box into the DS mode ... warning went off ... car was fine ... pulled into the store ... shut it off ... turned it back on ... and NO warning .... drove home without any problems ...any thoughts ...?? ideas ??? oh yeah ..... just turned over 58k ...

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:21 PM
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many thanks !!! ....we got that from the forum....trying to figure out the "why" ... it happened !!!!
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many thanks !!! ....we got that from the forum....trying to figure out the "why" ... it happened !!!!

Transmission issues are largely a mystery in the BMW community - dealers don't work on 'em; simply R&R for repair elsewhere.

The few DIY's I've seen involve fluid flushing and/or cleaning transmission screens. BMW transmission fluid is costly, put nicely.

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Old 12-31-2012, 08:46 PM
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It is possible it was a one time fluke and may never happen again. That happened in my 2004 ZHP. Pulled over and turned off the car for 15 seconds. Restarted and the fault cleared. Never happened again. If your friend hasn't had his transmission fluid and filter changed yet I recommend that.
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