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.