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Old 07-16-2019, 09:00 AM
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E70 Pre-LCI Gear selector/GWS replacement...coding required?

I have the opportunity to purchase an '08 pre-LCI 3.0 X5 with adaptive drive and sport button for the transmission (sport package equipped). One of the issues is that the gear shifter/selector lever (GWS) if physically broken internally...it won't spring back to position, and it will not select any gear. It just flops back and forth.

I currently own an '07 3.0 X5, that also has sport package and adaptive drive. Before I purchase the '08, I want to be able to actually get it into gear and verify that it will move under it's own power. Can I swap the gear selector assembly from my '07 into the '08 without having it recoded, just as a test to see if it will work? I have verified that both gear shifter assemblies use the same part number. I have read that some pre-LCI GWS modules do not need to be recoded, but would like to make sure beforehand.
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Could also be the ribbon cable connecting to the GWS.
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Could also be the ribbon cable connecting to the GWS.
No, the shift lever is physically broken internally...it just sort of flops around. No spring detent, tension, etc.
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