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    2000 BMW 323ci auto. - transmission warning light

    I just purchased a new 2000 323ci
    (automatic/steptronic) 2 months ago and
    already I am having the electronic transmission
    warning light (orange exclamation mark with ring
    around it) come on. It came on for the first time
    3
    weeks ago and has come on 3 times in the last
    week. I took my car into BMW yesterday and they
    said they could not do anything unless the light
    comes on while they have it. They would like me to
    bring it in again so a mechanic can drive it
    around until the light comes on. Does anyone have
    any
    ideas/knowledge of this problem? Thanks for your
    help!




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    Re: 2000 BMW 323ci auto. - transmission warning l

    Does your light come on when you are driving or only when you start the engine? The warning light should come on when you start your engine (I think) everytime but it will come off immediately.

    BTW, when you shift your gear to reverse, does your right mirror flip all the way down? Do you have any problem starting the car? Can you feel the gear shifting when accelerating? And when you open/close your rear windows do they have minor sound or are they completely quiet?


    I just purchased a new 2000 323ci
    (automatic/steptronic) 2 months ago and
    already I am having the electronic transmission
    warning light (orange exclamation mark with ring
    around it) come on. It came on for the first time
    3
    weeks ago and has come on 3 times in the last
    week. I took my car into BMW yesterday and they
    said they could not do anything unless the light
    comes on while they have it. They would like me to
    bring it in again so a mechanic can drive it
    around until the light comes on. Does anyone have
    any
    ideas/knowledge of this problem? Thanks for your
    help!



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    Sounds like the DSC indicator (m)

    If you are talking about the (!) indicator that is in the middle of the dash (between the speedo and tach) then that is the DSC indicator. It comes on when the wheels are slipping and the system kicks in to keep things under control. If you drive hard this is not unusual. I find it happens often when making sharp turns under hard acceleration from low speeds (the inside rear wheel usually unloads enough to lose traction for a moment).

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    Trans light is a "gear" with an exclamation mark(e


    I just purchased a new 2000 323ci
    (automatic/steptronic) 2 months ago and
    already I am having the electronic transmission
    warning light (orange exclamation mark with ring
    around it) come on. It came on for the first time
    3
    weeks ago and has come on 3 times in the last
    week. I took my car into BMW yesterday and they
    said they could not do anything unless the light
    comes on while they have it. They would like me to
    bring it in again so a mechanic can drive it
    around until the light comes on. Does anyone have
    any
    ideas/knowledge of this problem? Thanks for your
    help!



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    Problem found

    Thanks for the advice. I was able to get the
    transmission warning light (no it wasn't the dsc/traction light) to come on again, and
    after the mechanic inspected it today, it turns out
    an electronic sensor needed to be replaced on the
    transmission (which was causing the car to get
    stuck in 3rd gear). It was defective from
    delivery of the vehicle, just took a few months for the problem to
    show up.

    Also, in response to a question, yes - my right rear mirror goes down in reverse. Never saw anything in the manual about this, but I guess it's just a cool feature to aid in parallel parking.


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    Same issue

    What sensor did it end up being
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