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Old 09-12-2016, 12:12 PM
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2005 BMW X5 3.0i - Transfer Case Actuator Motor Issue

I have a 2005 BMW X5 3.0i and I was getting the orange 4x4 and orange brake light only. I changed the inside plastic gear. It stayed off for a few days then when I went on the freeway the same 2 lights came back on. I noticed that when I had it apart the worm drive was wobbly in the motor. I read something about a sensor and wondered if that was the problem. The old gear wasn't worn.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:39 PM
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Welcome to Bimmerfest! I've moved your question to our X5 forum, you'll get more help in here.

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Old 09-13-2016, 05:07 PM
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I have a 2005 BMW X5 3.0i and I was getting the orange 4x4 and orange brake light only. I changed the inside plastic gear. It stayed off for a few days then when I went on the freeway the same 2 lights came back on. I noticed that when I had it apart the worm drive was wobbly in the motor. I read something about a sensor and wondered if that was the problem. The old gear wasn't worn.
You need to have the codes read. Most likely it will tell you what your problem is and prevent you from just throwing parts at it. Your lights can indicate a variety of problems that you won't be able to decipher without the codes.
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Old 09-14-2016, 11:58 PM
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Thanks I will do that. I will repost what I find out.
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Old 10-26-2016, 07:29 PM
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What did you find out about this?
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