The transmission indicator light on my 2003 325ci convertible has gone on. I consulted the owners manual and it indicated this means that from a dead stop the transmission starts in third gear. Do you have any idea what the problem could be and how much it might cost to get repaired? Thanks!
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The transmission is going into "limp" mode.
A shop with a BMW capable scanner must interrogate the fault memory of the transmission control module and retrieve any diagnostic trouble code(s) that may be stored in association with the "limp" mode. Based on the DTC(s) retrieved, further testing, diagnosis and repairs would proceed.
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Can you give me an idea of what types of problems it could be?
It could be any number of things from minor to serious. It is essential to know the diagnostic trouble code before any speculation as to the cause.