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Old 12-18-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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whats the exclamation sign mean next to the D

Hey guys I have a 2004 530i just noticed that the exclamation sign comes and goes near the D (drive) on the dash...I looked in the manual and it doesnt really say anything? Could it be a tranny issue? Has anyone hear of any transmission problems with this nanny.
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Old 12-18-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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Is it a circle with exclamation mark, (actually gear with exclamation mark?) If so it means that the EGS (transmission control module) has detected a fault in the transmission system wish causes the EGS to run the Transmission in a "Safe Mode".

Call in and book an appointment to have the EGS scanned. It could be Major or Minor,either way, you will not know until its scanned.
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Old 12-18-2008, 11:02 PM   #3
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no it's not a circle, its a triagle with an exclamation mark and the car runs the fine (definatly not in safe mode). I can't find anything in the manual???? very strange....might have to take it to charlie.
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:54 AM   #4
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traction control?
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Old 12-19-2008, 02:16 PM   #5
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Look up the manual section on Dynamic Stability Control. It means the ABS sensors are limiting wheelspin. Go and floor it in the snow, you'll see it light up solid.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:52 PM   #6
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no its not traction control or dynamic stability control i know those signs and there yellow...this is just a tiny little sign right next to the D its the same colour as the D, It shows the sign in the manual but dosnt say what it s there for??????
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:39 PM   #7
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take your car to get it checked out asap.

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