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      06-20-2008, 11:31 AM   #1
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Woke up this morning...

and went down to the gas station to fill up. On the way down, I was using steptronic like I always do, and when I started the car back up, it stayed in D the whole time even though I moved it to sport mode and tried to shift steptronically, it didn't work. Anyone know what this could be?
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      06-20-2008, 11:48 AM   #2
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Yeah....it could be time for a trip to the dealership.....
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      06-20-2008, 11:49 AM   #3
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yea just bitch slapp it or get it a ice coffee for the trip to the dealer
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hmm... never happened to me when i had the auto and i would use manual shift all the time, since the day i took it off the lot and brought it back....

but yeah i agree with above... i'd take it to the dealership if your still under warranty, i know some people with 06 are already passing 50,000

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Woke up the next morning
Nicky wasn't there
I looked all over and all I found was a phone number on the stairs
It said thank you for the funky time
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I have set up an appointment for next Monday. I have a muffler delete, but I talked to the dealer before I did the delete and multiple people said that the most it could do was cause a check engine light to come on.
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Mine never worked from the factory - I could shift up down in D, but when I moved it to DS mode, it would not indicate DS or do anything different than it did in drive. Took in in and they replaced the switch under the shifter that knows where the shifter is - apparently it was faulty and it works like a top now!

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      06-20-2008, 01:27 PM   #11
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Mine never worked from the factory - I could shift up down in D, but when I moved it to DS mode, it would not indicate DS or do anything different than it did in drive. Took in in and they replaced the switch under the shifter that knows where the shifter is - apparently it was faulty and it works like a top now!

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Hopefully this is what is wrong with mine.
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Mine never worked from the factory - I could shift up down in D, but when I moved it to DS mode, it would not indicate DS or do anything different than it did in drive. Took in in and they replaced the switch under the shifter that knows where the shifter is - apparently it was faulty and it works like a top now!

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+1 Most likely a loose connection under the shifter where the wires are. I had the same problem when I was changing shift boots. I had forgot to plug in the wire and it wouldn't let me go into DS mode.
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+1 Most likely a loose connection under the shifter where the wires are. I had the same problem when I was changing shift boots. I had forgot to plug in the wire and it wouldn't let me go into DS mode.
Which wires? The ones towards the drivers side or the passengers side?
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Which wires? The ones towards the drivers side or the passengers side?
The one towards the drivers side. It's a harness type of connection.
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You must have been hauling ass to the gas station and shifting really hard or something for you to break the switch. Hehe. Thank goodness for warranty.
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You must have been hauling ass to the gas station and shifting really hard or something for you to break the switch. Hehe. Thank goodness for warranty.
It is not covered by the warranty. Everyone from service at my dealer was saying that "the wire seperation was too clean to be a snap," and that "it was cut." It PMO knowing that I would never do that to my car. I love it. So, in the end, I will be paying close to $1,000 total.
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It is not covered by the warranty. Everyone from service at my dealer was saying that "the wire seperation was too clean to be a snap," and that "it was cut." It PMO knowing that I would never do that to my car. I love it. So, in the end, I will be paying close to $1,000 total.
Yikes!
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It is not covered by the warranty. Everyone from service at my dealer was saying that "the wire seperation was too clean to be a snap," and that "it was cut." It PMO knowing that I would never do that to my car. I love it. So, in the end, I will be paying close to $1,000 total.
That's BS. Can you take it to another dealer? Why would you cut a wire like that...

By the way, I like the word "steptronically." Will have to insert that into daily conversation.
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That's bullcrap and they know it. Refuse that work and go to another dealership - At least it works in "D" mode until a real dealer will fix it.
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