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Old 09-21-2011, 10:45 AM
te1140 te1140 is offline
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Red face 120i shift knob vibrates

Hello everyone, I am from China, and it's my first post. Please forgive me if someone has already posted about it. I did search the forum, but nothing came out.
I recently bought a 120i new(automatic), I can feel that the shift knob vibrates a little when driving, sort of like an electronic tooth brush, but not as hard. Is it normal? I don't feel anything on my wife's 325 shifting knob though.

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Old 10-05-2011, 11:24 AM
KOTZERA_07 KOTZERA_07 is offline
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Hi, just sharing personal experience ...
I used to have the 325i and now I have 120i, both were manual. I think that the 325i had much less vibrations because of the more balanced 6 cylinder inline engine.
The 120i has a four cylinder inline engine that shakes a little more and I also feel the mild vibration transferred through the shift lever, mainly when in neutral position.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:53 AM
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Thank you for sharing your experience! You are right, that should be the reason, since inline-6 is much smoother! Is your 120i motor n46b20?
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:22 AM
KOTZERA_07 KOTZERA_07 is offline
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Yes, I have the N46 engine. My car is model 2005, though.
Could you post your Fuse diagram, please? I have been searching for one for a long time, now and without success.
I have lost mine and cannot find my lighter fuse, which needs to be changed. I know yours is probably a bit different, since its a newer model and auto, but worth trying ...
Thanks in advance!
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Old 10-09-2011, 01:38 PM
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probably not the case, but bad or loose transmission mounts can cause this.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:42 AM
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Thank you for the suggesting. I will going to the dealership this weekend and will have them to check it.
to KOTZERA_07, I will also ask the dealership if the have the fuse diagram. I cannot find it in the little books that came with car:-)

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