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  1. General E46 Forum
    I have a 2003 330i with the ZF steptronic transmission and I go between regular drive mode and sport mode often. What exactly does the sport mode do? It obviously feels more connected and sporty. I know it hold revs higher, but is there anything else aside from that? Thanks!
  2. General E46 Forum
    I am currently having a problem with the automatic shifter on my 03 330Ci. I have no problems shifting into P,R,N,D, however when shifting into S or Manual mode, it does not always engage. The S does not always appear on the dash and no gears change when I push the shifter up or down. Sometimes...
  3. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hey all, Ive got a curious question regard the auto trans across the ENTIRE E46 line up. More specifically what determines wether a car has a steptronic trans or not. Based on this site: (within the year) https://www.automobile-catalog.com/make/bmw/3-series_e46/3-series_e46-1_sedan/1999.html...
  4. Engine & Performance
    Hello all, I recently picked up a '04 325iT with the Steptronic. The touring was purchased from New Country Mercedes Benz in Hartford, CT; the dealer deemed it too nice for the auctions, so it underwent presale inspection and maintenance, performed by the BMW dealership owned by the same parent...
  5. General E46 Forum
    New to the forum, but I've been a BMW owner for over 15 years. I'm having an issue with the GM steptronic transmission in my 328. No, it's not the usual "no reverse" problem, as I've already replaced the TCC solenoid. The issue I'm having is with the kickdown switch activating. (or lack of...
  6. General E46 Forum
    Hello, first post. I was curious if anyone has ever done something like this (haven't found anything after days of searching) and was curious if anyone may know what needs to be done if it is possible. If I'm correct the auto uses the same tranny as the steptronic, so I assume all that would...
  7. Interior
    Looking to buy a black leather shift knob (the one without the chrome inlay, just the leather) for my 325i with Steptronic transmission.
  8. General E46 Forum
    Hi all I'm currently stationed in Germany, driving a 2000 320CI. I was wondering about how the steptronic works, specifically this : Is the car only in sports mode if I flip over into M/S and not shift up or down? Or does it disable sport mode if I do use the steptronic to shift? I've...
  9. General E46 Forum
    My first BMW 328i SAL E46 Sedan, Feb 2000 MFG 185,000 miles Green with Tan upholstery M52TU MS42 Engine Management System GM Steptronic Automatic Transmission Purchased in October 2014 Work to date 1. Restored headlight lens 2. Replaced both front control arms including bushings 3. Replaced...
  10. General E46 Forum
    2001 325I w/steptronic Are steptronic shifters repairable, or do I have to buy a new unit to replace my broken shifter? And are they interchangeable? If I buy a used one from a salvage yard, is it going to work if it's not from the same year and model? Son's car won't shift into any gear...
  11. DIY: Do It Yourself
    2001 325i Automatic/Steptronic won't shift. Got under the car and had son sit inside and move shifter back and forth, with key on, but motor not started (it won't start). He was driving it and when he stopped the car in our driveway and moved gearshift lever into P(ark) it didn't go into...
  12. Engine & Performance
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  13. Interior
    where i can buy this part? i've searched ebay and found nothing, anyone have this part so i can buy it? or do you have any suggestion where i need to look ? the plastic frame (shifter boot ring) where the arrow pointed, my car is E46 2002, right hand drive
  14. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Looking for any assistance on how to remove/install steptronic shifter. My main concern is the cable that is attached to the front of the shifter at #1 in the picture. Please help
  15. General E46 Forum
    2000 BMW 330ci Did a 0-100 Km/h test for the first time a few nights ago. Had a passenger using iPhone as stopwatch and half a tank of gas of 98 octane; traction was turned off and steptronic tranny was in manual mode; I took off from idle (didn't hold the gas and the brake before launch like...
  16. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have a 2000 323ci 153k with an steptronic automatic Transmission GM built. I'm having a couple of issues with my tranny. First off, I live in Minnesota and it has been cold here and averaging 15 degree's out side. I'm not sure if the issues are because of cold. First Problem, when the car is...
  17. General E46 Forum
    So firstly this is my first thread not sure if it ended up in the right place i think it did but yeah Anyway title basically says it all. Just bought the car off my Dad its been well looked after but is high mileage at 211 xxx kms. I always drive in manual mode otherwise i get a bit...
  18. General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, hoping someone can shed a little light on my situation.. I have a 2000 323ci Auto/steptronic trans throwing code p0735 - gear 5 ratio incorrect I know what it does and all, but i need to know what needs to be done to solve the problem ): Havent tried anything yet, but if anyone...
  19. Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    I have a 1999 323i sedan with auto transmission and I would like to know if I can switch the auto shifter with a steptronic shifter that was available on models 2000 and up.
  20. DIY: Do It Yourself
    I really need help, I did a engine swap on a 2000 323 with the steptronic transmission and the transmission range switch got pulled out flush at the connector and I don't know which wires go to which on the other side of the plug? They are different colors for some reason. This is really...
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