FlippieCoetzer
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2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:45 pm

Hi guys

Have anyone replaced a gear selector lever?

LithiumKid
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Joined: Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:08 am

Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:26 pm

Hello,

I have not attempted the replacement of my gear selector knob.

HOWEVER

I am interested in why you need to undertake this repair.

I may need to undertake this job, but as yet am unsure if its needed in my case.

In the recent code weather in the UK my selector has sporadically gone "slack". ie it still can be moved through the various position. The selected gear or setting is selected, but the selector will not stay in the selected position, and wants to flop down to the reverse position.

I can force the selector to have its normal "stiff" feel by flipping it forward and backwards quickly several times.

I have not found any posts regarding this fault on the site, your post is the only one I have come across that is vaguely related.

Any thoughts.

JohnWasser
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Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:53 am

Do you need to replace the entire lever?

61316999578. (from 11/01/2017)
61319364798 (11/01/2015 — 02/26/2018), Bilaterally exchangeable
61316991212 (11/01/2050 — 02/21/2017)

If you need only the end knob you turn to change gears:
61319343699 Rep.kit, gear switch cover/rotary lock

eng1212
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Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:01 am

Hi I am having a similar issue on my I3. The selector is ok when I first (START) the car but at some point it becomes loose and feels as if it is disconnected. Did you get a solution to your problem? My car is going to BMW next week ? It has only done 36000 miles . Is drive train cover still effective up to50000 miles?
Rgds eddie

Yat81
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Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:11 am

HI
My wifes i3 have just staring to have the same problem .
Its very irretating to site in midle of the road trying to go get R or D to conect ?
So if anyone knowes what its is . please .

jonnyboy
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Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:38 pm

hi guys...seemed to have run into same problem as lithium kid...my drive selector seemed suddenly slack and loose...could still select drive and reverse but not neutral.

few hours later it was back to normal.

did any of you find out what needs yo be fone for this? many thanks

eng1212
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Re: 2017 Bmw i3 gear selector lever replacement

Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:24 am

hi anyone got any response from BMW on this one? The problem is intermittent but no-one at BMW wants to recognise it. Usual response is if you let us have the car for a few days we will look into it? (at the usual hourly rate?) I suspect it may be a timing issue when the car is first initialised. It think the mechanism is essentially magnetic? Has anyone ever taken one of these apart? It also seems that the drive selector have to be recognised by the computer system before they will work so switching for another unit mat not be easy?
Rgds eddie

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