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Old 11-07-2012, 04:42 AM
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Ah...the joys of electronic shift.

Still not knowing which of the multiple e70 X5 engines/transmission set-ups you have...make sure that BMW didn't provide a chapter in your owners manual that describes the procedure to manually OVER-RIDE the electronic tranny shift lock-out (in order to get the vehicle into neutral). New cars with electronic shift usually follow a procedure that would have you press the brake pedal (or emergency handle lever)...and there's probably a small access panel somewhere around the shifter or under the dash that allows you to manually override the elec/shift...again, double check your owners manual to see if they detail where this panel may be located.

Good luck, and please post back what you find. I'm sure there will be other e70 X5 owners that could use this very important information...and if this thread never resolves itself with an will be another dead end for those searching in the future.

Again, good luck...and I hope this points you in the right direction.

EDIT: TechWrench...ya beat me to the punch..I should have refreshed my screen.
Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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