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#1 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 03:42 AM
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What is this Button for!

I know this is going to sound like a stupid question in my 94 325is there is a button that has the letters A and M. I don't know what it does. when i press it the letters light up depending on which side of the button i press. Nothing else happens.
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I forget exactly, pretty sure the m stands for "manual mode" allows you to move the selector through the numbered gears, a probably just stands for "automatic" something, it's an automatic I wouldn't really worry about it

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yeah its to switch in manual mode

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Oh so it has something to do with the gears. I probably shouldn't mess with it then
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yes, you have a Steptronic Automatic Transmission.....this basically means in M mode, it allows you to upshift & downshift manually........ A BMW feature......
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Thanks didn't know it could that. THought that was only for porsches
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Porsche is Tiptronic.......same principle though....
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yes, you have a Steptronic Automatic Transmission.....this basically means in M mode, it allows you to upshift & downshift manually........ A BMW feature......
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I dont believe so... the Steptronic Had + and - in a special gate which is activated my moving the shifter all the way down then to the left then up and down to shift throught the gears...

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When in manual mode, the car wont downshift. So if you leave it manual mode and forget about it. When pulling away from a red light you will be in 4th.

A is basicall the same thing when upshifting but downhifting it will do on its own not matter where the shifter is positioned. Hope that helps
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yes, you have a Steptronic Automatic Transmission.....this basically means in M mode, it allows you to upshift & downshift manually........ A BMW feature......
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Are you kidding me bro? Steptronic in a 94' 325is?

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