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      10-17-2020, 04:04 AM   #155
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I used your guide and it worked! Minor difference in my car were 3 cables going to the arm rest for a cell phone docking accessory. It was a lot of work to get to that little spring. I wish I could just buy a new spring rather than adjust the broken one. I hope it doesn’t break again. It took me a long time to do everything, but it will be much faster if I have to go back in again. What a pain for a tiny little spring!

An improvement to your guide would be with your step 10 on removing the gear selector unit. All you gotta do is turn the unit over and align the gear to line up the semi-round clip to the hole at the bottom. Once aligned you need to push the semi-round clip through from the bottom using a small screwdriver like the jeweler’s flathead. I hope that helps others attempting this.

Another minor improvement would be to move the passenger seat prior to disengaging the battery for the second item of step 4.

Thanks again, James!

Hi bro,

My car is the same as yours as there are three sensors at the back vent that need to be disconnected. However two of them can hardly be removed. Can you give me a hint on how to disconnect them?
And also, do we need to remove the vent tube as well? The guide doesn't mention so I didn't do. But it covers the selection gear so the gear cannot be lift up.

Thanks with regards
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      10-17-2020, 06:44 AM   #156
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Use a small flat screwdriver to disconnect those two connectors. The big one is easy to disconnect if you rotate the top stopper.
And yes, the plastic vents need to be removed.

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Hi bro,

My car is the same as yours as there are three sensors at the back vent that need to be disconnected. However two of them can hardly be removed. Can you give me a hint on how to disconnect them?
And also, do we need to remove the vent tube as well? The guide doesn't mention so I didn't do. But it covers the selection gear so the gear cannot be lift up.

Thanks with regards
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      11-06-2020, 11:44 AM   #157
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Thank you very much for your DIY. It helped me alot. Just completed this fix to my MINI F56 '15.

Cheers! Patrick (Netherlands).
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      11-18-2020, 02:31 PM   #158
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Another vehicle with same issue

Just in case anyone ever files a lawsuit for this, my 2016 BMW X1 has the exact same problem. BMW Customer Relations refused to offer any assistance. The vehicle has only 53,000 miles on it. The local dealership in Texas wants to charge $2,267.19 for a replacement. I even have an extended warranty, but of course, it doesn't cover this part. Last 7 of VIN: 5F65762.
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      12-03-2020, 01:11 PM   #159
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Since I had the problem for some time, I decided today and I unpacked and fixed it.
I used the guide (thanks to the one who made it). It lasted quite a long time (6-7 hours).

I kept looking for a spring but unfortunately I didn't find it. I did not have very precise information of dimensions etc , and even thought I searched the on internet for some days in a row, I didn't find anything.

The solution was to open the spring one more turn because it was broken and one arm was very short. In the end the error disappeared, hopefully it will not appear and the spring will resist.

I took pictures with more information about the size of the spring and i will attach some pictures.
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      01-11-2021, 08:13 AM   #160
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Did anybody measure the spring by any chance ?

Trying to gather myself to try this fix - there seem to be plenty of torsion springs on ebay - just need the wire thickness and hole diameter
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      03-18-2021, 10:30 AM   #161
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Found this and ordered it :

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Torsion-Spr...gAAOSwmFFgTxuC
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      04-06-2021, 07:51 PM   #162
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This broken spring affected my wife's X1. Can't believe that BMW hasn't recalled this part yet, a $0.05 spring failing and creating a potential repair of over $1500

Anyway, I bought a spring from a seller in China, and did the repair myself.


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Wife's X1 is a MY '17 with 48k km on it.
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      04-09-2021, 10:59 AM   #163
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Thumbs up Solution for this issue is posted in autotechnician magazine

https://issuu.com/autotech9/docs/at_..._20/s/10947278
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      05-19-2021, 06:05 PM   #164
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Godwill Message to BMW for repair

[QUOTE=Shipa;25523756]

Please excuse me as I am not a car person, but a 27 year old women trying to get my car repaired without spending the $1600.00 I was quoted for repair on my shifter box. Can you explain to me what I should try and do at my local BMW dealer for the Godwill?

I have a 2016 BMW X1 34K miles
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      05-24-2021, 09:36 AM   #165
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Please excuse me as I am not a car person, but a 27 year old women trying to get my car repaired without spending the $1600.00 I was quoted for repair on my shifter box. Can you explain to me what I should try and do at my local BMW dealer for the Godwill?

I have a 2016 BMW X1 34K miles
Hi! Just ask your dealer to replace the shifter mechanism as per Godwill program!
You may also right a claim to kundenbetreuung@bmw.de
This is official bmw service care email
If you will give me your email, I could forward you just for reference our letter we have sent in 2019
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      06-06-2021, 05:16 AM   #166
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Hello! I have the same problem with the idrive notification secure vehicle against rolling. I bought a car 1 month ago. It is from 11/2015, 18d, 89000km. The car is out of warranty

Is there any new information regarding this problem?

What can I do? I will contact my dealer tomorrow, is there any suggestion what should I say them? Thanks
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      06-06-2021, 10:55 AM   #167
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Also have this issue with my 2017 (2016-10 build) 28i.
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      06-06-2021, 12:50 PM   #168
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Yup, the error appeared yesterday night. Made an appointment with my local repair shop, shouldn't be a very big problem. Tho im surprised that BMW still haven't recall this part yet….
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      06-09-2021, 09:17 AM   #169
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Hi all, any solution found to this problem.

I found the attached utube video. Any one tried this way of solving the problem?

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He says a very simple spring that was broken in the gear selector.
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      06-09-2021, 09:15 PM   #170
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Hi all, any solution found to this problem.

I found the attached utube video. Any one tried this way of solving the problem?

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He says a very simple spring that was broken in the gear selector.
That's the same solution as what's discussed in the thread. Looks like he used the same guide.
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      07-05-2021, 05:05 AM   #171
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Hello,
I am new to the forum and I own an X1 F48 2018 2.0xdrive 80000 km, for some time it has been starting to shock in the gearbox at stage 2 to 3 or when I turn my back it has a sudden moment.
When the gear changes to 3, it still has moments when it turns empty.
What can I do for them?
Thank you! I hope I posted where I should.
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      07-20-2021, 08:45 AM   #172
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Great guide and YouTube video. I'm about attempt the fix, but before I do so, is there any point in me first taking it into a dealer for a diagnosis? I.e. could anything else be the cause of the error messages?
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      07-21-2021, 08:42 PM   #173
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Thanks for all the guide and disscuss.

Could anyone share their experience to fix this issue via dealer or local shop? What part/s was replaced and how much is the cost? Is there a "Goodwill" plan in the US?

Thank you all in advance.
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      07-21-2021, 09:00 PM   #174
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Thanks for all the guide and disscuss.

Could anyone share their experience to fix this issue via dealer or local shop? What part/s was replaced and how much is the cost? Is there a "Goodwill" plan in the US?

Thank you all in advance.
it's just a $10 spring that needs adjusting but dealer will upsell an entire gearbox ($2k+)- indy shop would probably do the same instead of replacing the simple spring.

No goodwill in US. :
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      07-26-2021, 09:36 AM   #175
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Reading the thread again, I realized now that the issue appear frequently on X1 F48 18d produced in 2016.
Does anybody have the issue on other version of this X1 F48?
Or on the same model 18d, but from another year?
hi I have the same issue but I have the 20d 2016.
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      07-28-2021, 10:31 AM   #176
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It would be really useful if someone who's made the fix could post the spring part number (if it has one) or give the dimensions, so that I can try to source a replacement spring. The post above does try to show the spring measurements, but this is not entirely clear and is for the modified spring rather than the original one.
So far (without the dimensions) I seem to be able to buy from USA on EBAY (outrageously priced at 25), or from Alibaba, at a reasonable price but with 75 day delivery.
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