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Warning signal Hey, I noticed this morning that the SID display said "Gearbox Malfunction". What would be the cause of that? I turned the car off at first since I couldnt switch gears and when I turned it back on,I was able to switch them,but the display still shows the same error message.

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  • adeipho Aug 18, 2008

    Yeah,it goes both ways. It can be automatic or stick shift

  • mike watson
    mike watson May 11, 2010

    I take it it is an automatic? if so check your selctor switch on the transmision.



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You most likely have a bad solinoid in the trany for the auto **** .You should see if it is warrentied .

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