2005 BMW 1 Series 120 sport
Steptronic semi auto mode not working

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g7
Driver
2 points

Problem added: Jun 7, 2010 (10 years ago)
Although the Auto mode works fine in P, R, N and D, when the leaver is put into "Manual" mode and pressed to change gear manually nothing happens, it just continues to work as if still in D.
The gear Indicator on the dash remains in 'D' when the leaver is in both the 'D' position and the 'M' positions
any ideas? cheers

Car details
Car: BMW 1 Series
Variant: 120 sport
Model Year: 2005
Category: Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights
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whittingehame
Legend
16,870 points

Jun 23, 2010 (10 years ago)
Is this something that has started or have you just got the car ?Have you read the manual / handbook how this gearbox works ? If you think g/box not operating correctly , need to get it scanned and see what shows .
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elannor67
Top Fixer
395 points

Apr 26, 2011 (9 years ago)
i suspect CAN BUS fault. probably the gear selector switch not making contact or possibly a software issue. they are known for it.. best place is specialist in BMW or agents.
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jorgeluis
Driver
1 points

Sep 6, 2011 (9 years ago)
Hello g7, i have the same problem with the steptronic.. could You tell me what was the problem, thank you very much!
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