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Old 09-05-2015, 10:53 AM
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Clicking sound coming from gear shifter in drive - 2008 4.8 X5

So recently when in drive i hear a clicking from what seems to be the gear shifter, right in front of it underneath i hear a clicking noise.

Im assuming something electronics wise went bad, a servo maybe? Its progressively getting worse.

Does anyone know what part this is i need to change? Maybe this is it?
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:23 PM
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So recently when in drive i hear a clicking from what seems to be the gear shifter, right in front of it underneath i hear a clicking noise.

Im assuming something electronics wise went bad, a servo maybe? Its progressively getting worse.

Does anyone know what part this is i need to change? Maybe this is it?
what makes you think the part is bad versus the signal that is going TO the part?
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Old 09-05-2015, 12:27 PM
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Previous experience with things never being cheap with an x5? Ha ha, that sounds valid but is that a common situation? Do you have any idea on how to diagnose that?
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Old 09-05-2015, 05:29 PM
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Can you hear this noise outside of the vehicle or only from inside?
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Old 09-05-2015, 06:24 PM
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Do you have any idea on how to diagnose that?
I dont. I could make some guesses... look at shcematics, try to understand what components are involved, what fuctions exist; read teh E70 tech docs on line, see what they say about shifters and interlocks...maybe take it apart....

Id likely not mess with it until (a) it failed or (b) wife put her foot down.

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Old 09-06-2015, 05:34 AM
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