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Old 07-02-2019, 05:39 PM
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How do I get the 2019 x5 xdrive40i into neutral WITHOUT starting the car

So often I'll need to move the car literally a few feet downhill to make some room for workspace. I cant find ANY way to shift this damn thing into neutral. On previous models you'd access a neutral switch under the cup holder using a special tool and the key. I've called the dealership where I got the car and NOBODY knows how to do it. I searched the manual for relevant related keywords (towing, neutral switch, transmission etc.) and cant find anything on how to get it into neutral.

If anyone knows how to get this car into neutral without starting the car please let me know. It's super annoying to have to start the car only to move it literally a cars length forward.
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Old 07-03-2019, 03:14 AM
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Engine OFF is in Neutral, but with Parking Lock Engaged. Disengaging Parking Lock

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Home / BMW G05 X5 xDrive40i SAV / Repair Manuals and Technical Data / 24 Automatic transmission / 24 34 Shift valves, parking lock /24 34 000 Removing and installing/replacing the parking lock

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In a word: Remove underbody protection [18 screws].
Pull selector shaft journal (1) downwards using special tool 2 355 850 (3).
Install special tool 2 355 850 (2) between selector shaft journal (1) and transmission housing.
The parking lock is unlocked.

For parking lock emergency release. Contour-graphic silhouette foil is included in delivery specification. Further information on the contour-graphic silhouette foil can be found in service information 00 22 13 (969).

don't be impressed by the need for 'special tools', they're just reach rods / hooks.. I believe that the installation of the information graphic is the dealer's responsibility.
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Old 07-05-2019, 08:38 AM
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It's funny that BMW made it so hard to put the car into neutral that in the event of drive failure of some kind, the easiest thing to do is jack it up and put it on rollers or just drag it up on the flatbed.
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It's funny that BMW made it so hard to put the car into neutral that in the event of drive failure of some kind, the easiest thing to do is jack it up and put it on rollers or just drag it up on the flatbed.
Good reason to take meticulous and active care on your BMW. A drive failure will not affect getting the automatic transmission park lock released.
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