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I just bought a 2006 mini Cooper s and on the dashboard EP will come on and it will drive in 3rd gear only when I pull over shut the car off and then turn it back on it will drive just fine is there a solenoid for this transmission I can change or some sort of electrical issue that causes this does anybody know the answer please let me know thank you
 

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need to have it scanned with good diagnostics tool, so trip to dealers or can buy autocom cdp plus off ebay will read gearbox and will also reset the gearbox etc £50 ish look for the one that has a pic of green double printed circuit board if buying one, the auto boxes are trouble a lot of garages wont take them on as always ends badly for them ie have seen garage fit a recon unit and to find 6 months later its got same faults in it, sorry cant be much more help with it unless have the codes then might be able to work it out,, they tend to be dead after 70-100k and specialist to repair them
 
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