C5 x7 Gear selector difficult to move to drive/reverse
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    Default C5 x7 Gear selector difficult to move to drive/reverse

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    I have over the last couple of days noticed a slight locking/reluctance of the gear selector to select drive or reverse after engine has started, in my preivous C5 04 model there was a fantastic step by step process with photos to replace the offending item, has anybody done the same thing for the X7 ??


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    There's not a load on the parking pawl is there (eg: the automatic handbrake isn't applying).

    Does the car sort of thump and move on it's wheels slightly when you get it out of park?

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    Concerning the shift lock, M. Citroen says:
    C5 x7 Gear selector difficult to move to drive/reverse-am6.jpg

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    The park position lock-in system is starting to get a bit sticky in our car. You bump it once or twice and it still releases but I guess I an going to have to have a look at how to lube it up abit sooner rather than later. There is quite a definite positional click between all the other gear staick positions once you have it out of the park position. Does this fit your symptoms?

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    Hi Replacement was done on my c5x7 last week/the unlock relay is up behind t he glove box.remove g/box
    for axcess. same relay can be purchaed? cheaply from automan. TOMFROG

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    Hi Shane

    No there is no thump or move just difficult to shift into drive etc, but I have found that if you apply pressure downwards that helps, worried about where I will be when it doesn't shift.

    Seasink

    thanks for the info on what "Citroen says" but alas I am unable to understand it, if you were able to translate that would be even better.

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    The causes of the fault may include the following:

    Battery voltage
    The shift lock
    The gear selector lever position switch
    The automatic gearbox computer
    The wiring harness

    Operations to be carried out:

    Unclip and remove the trim (1)
    Unlock the shift lock using a screwdriver (press (2) in the arrowed direction)
    Move the gear selection lever out of position "P"
    Last edited by seasink; 10th December 2014 at 10:18 AM.

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    Not only do we have a flashing check engine light, nonsensical codes and cruise control not working, now the 2010 Cit C5 X7 we have been playing with doesn't come out of P easily after starting the car and putting foot on the brake pedal. It can take 10 attempts. I think this car is cursed.

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    It will start in neutral so forget Park and leave it in Neutral. I am doing that with mine until I can summon the energy to replace the relay that is up behind the glovebox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken W View Post
    It will start in neutral so forget Park and leave it in Neutral. I am doing that with mine until I can summon the energy to replace the relay that is up behind the glovebox. Cheers, Ken
    Do you happen to know its part number or exactly where it is located? I am not sure why I offered to help with this car.

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    There was a thread a week or so ago that linked to photos of the relay. Needless to say you will need to be a contortionist and you back will be sore afterwards, unless you have a capable child available..

    You won't need a Citroen part number. It's a standard automotive relay, available at any parts place. Just match the numbers printed at the terminals.

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    My 2009 is doing the same thing. I thought I'd found a way around it recently as it would move into gear if I tried immediately on starting the car. Worked for about 4 days then went back to how it was before.

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    We are currently using it as Ken suggested, leave it in N. Have ordered a new relay. Will use a supple young adult to change it.

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