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      10-11-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Anyone seen this message? My tranny took a dump this morning and won't go in gear. Being towed now


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      10-11-2008, 08:44 AM   #2
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That's the BMW engineer's code for "We still prefer a manual transmission car and will punish you for your indiscretion."

In all honesty, it means your transmission doesn't work. But I'm guessing you surmised that on your own when the car wouldn't go into gear.
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      10-11-2008, 09:43 AM   #3
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Anyone seen this message? My tranny took a dump this morning and won't go in gear. Being towed now


It is Check Control Message 394 and it indicates that the M-Gear Selector Switch (M GWS) may be faulty. If you have tried several times to re-engage you gear selection with no luck...the car will need to be towed.
Sometimes the repeated gear selection will work or the steering wheel paddles will allow shifting.

The M-GWS consists of the shift lever and attached control module. There are 14 Hall-effect sensors in the shifter that detect the lever position. The control module uses two communication lines for operation.
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Your kidding,14 sensors in the shift module. Wow.

Cool technology but I am thinking more and more 6MT.

GL with it, I hope it is a simple reset.
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So I got her back today and the first thing I noticed was the DCT lag was gone. Basically it was a program error that caused the problem and they ended up reprogramming the entire car or at least that's what the work order said. I'm not sure if there was an update involved as my service advisor wasn't really up on things. Anyways I'm a happy camper. I'll have to give it a few weeks to determine whether the stalling has gone away too.

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my dtc lags a lot and in S5 mode while shifting it jolts the car a little forward.. its pretty weird and fing annoying.
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i love my dct and dream about it at night. two wet clutches bitches....
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So I got her back today and the first thing I noticed was the DCT lag was gone. Basically it was a program error that caused the problem and they ended up reprogramming the entire car or at least that's what the work order said. I'm not sure if there was an update involved as my service advisor wasn't really up on things. Anyways I'm a happy camper. I'll have to give it a few weeks to determine whether the stalling has gone away too.
What Progman release did they install? It should be listed on your service receipt
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Not sure....


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      10-14-2008, 10:16 PM   #10
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Hmm......is the software update out???
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Hmm......is the software update out???
Yes, Progman v31.1
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Reminds me of the early Alfa Romeo Selespeeds back in 1999. (sorry US folks - but you missed not much). They had a habit of doing the same thing. It got to the point where the roadside assist guys got trained in how to fix it without having to tow the car......
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