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      09-18-2009, 12:41 PM   #1
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06 Steptronic doesn't upshift. Help

I just bought a 2006 330i with Auto and tried to use the Steptronic's Manual mode, but for some reasons, the car refuses to shift to any upward gear. It would downshift but won't up-shift in Manual mode. Has anyone experienced this before?
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      09-18-2009, 12:45 PM   #2
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I just bought a 2006 330i with Auto and tried to use the Steptronic's Manual mode, but for some reasons, the car refuses to shift to any upward gear. It would downshift but won't up-shift in Manual mode. Has anyone experienced this before?
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what rpm are u trying to upshift at?
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      09-18-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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I tried low RPM, red line, and other in between...
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      09-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #4
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Never heard of this happening before, but you'll probably have to take it to the dealer. Maybe it's a software glitch.
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      09-18-2009, 02:31 PM   #5
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ok. Thanks
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      09-18-2009, 02:54 PM   #6
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yeah, do you see any of the gears changing on the dash when you shift up or down? Even if it can't shift it will display the gear (M1-M6) for a second and display back to the current gear
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      09-18-2009, 03:13 PM   #7
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just curious...are you using the paddles or the shifter? i know it's a dumb question but gotta ask sometimes...cuz if you're using the paddles and and just toggling the top part i think that's only down shift, to upshift you have to pull or reach behind the stearing column(bottom half of the paddle)
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Everything works great when I try to downshift. The problem is only during up-shifting. Tapping the shifter forward will downshift as it should, but tapping it backward does nothing! It just stays in the same gear.
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      09-18-2009, 03:14 PM   #9
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just curious...are you using the paddles or the shifter? i know it's a dumb question but gotta ask sometimes...cuz if you're using the paddles and and just toggling the top part i think that's only down shift, to upshift you have to pull or reach behind the stearing column(bottom half of the paddle)
I'm using the shifter. I don't have any paddles.
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so you basically redline...sounds like you need to visit your service department
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      09-18-2009, 03:19 PM   #11
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so you basically redline...sounds like you need to visit your service department
OK. Thanks. I appreciate it.
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yea gotta have the service department fix it!
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could be your gearshift assembly...although you'd probably get a ses light. i recently had the gearshift assembly replaced under warranty.
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Im having the same issue....

just all the sudden will not upshift...


What was your diagnosis when you took it to the dealer??

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      01-24-2011, 01:24 PM   #15
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When I was 330 shopping I test drove one where manual shifts did nothing plus it would not even go into DS mode. I assumed it was a bad switch. Console switches can go bad when things are spilled into them.
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Mines doing the same thing, only it won't downshift. D and ds work fine..
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      05-29-2011, 01:24 PM   #17
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Any news on this? Mine just stopped downshifting
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      05-29-2011, 01:59 PM   #18
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I thought i read about this on here the other day. The wires by the shifter were broken.
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