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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:22 AM
redbuster44 redbuster44 is offline
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Manually getting out of park?

My x6 is currently not running, called roadside they sent a truck and this guy didn't know how to get the vehicle in neutral manually, and neither do I. He ended up leaving and my vehicle is still stuck in its parking spot at my complex.

I tried disconnecting the battery, letting things reset and it would unlock the transmission but that was unsuccessful. I took the middle console out as well thinking there would be a switch or something. Nada. Any ideas? suggestions? my vehicle needs to get to the dealership !! lol
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:50 PM
dreamalaska dreamalaska is offline
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Manually getting out of park?

I can't find it in the owners manual but was told that there is a neutral switch under the left cup holder that is accessed after you remove the rubber insert. Click image for larger version

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May be worth looking into.

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