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Steptronic gear shifter stuck in sport

I have a BMW 330ci Coupe with a steptronic transmission. Recently i have had a problem with the gear selector mechanism. I can slide the shifter into P and R without a problem but the slider does not lock in D. Also when i put the car into S it is very difficult to return to D almost as if a latch or clip is broken inside the mechanism. I have also noticed that sometimes i can change gears without depressing the selector button.

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