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Tiptronic transmission hi, my bmw 320i 2001 gearbox steptronic has problem,the car start moving with 5th gear, if i shift to drive sport mode(DS) no thing change ,want select the gear,the dashe board show "s" & warning light on.

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Sounds like your transmission is bad. You'll need to take it to a shop to have it checked out.

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Right side of steering wheel there is a control stickBottom of that stick there is a press button, that is a selector for the that display functions. Try that. Sorry I forgot actually what that stick controls.
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