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      08-31-2009, 09:05 AM   #1
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buzzing vibration in shifter/linkage

hi there... not a major issue, but more of a quirk I've noticed with my 6speed manual.

when accelerating aggressively in 1st and 2nd, I get an intermittent buzzing/vibration in my shifter, that can be somewhat audible and definitely felt in the hand. Its mild enough that if i squeeze the shifter tightly in my hand, it quiets the buzzing noise. seems to happen once a week or so for the length of a drive, and then disseappears for a while....

Any thoughts on what could be causing this?

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Could be a worn bushing in the shift that is causing it to rub and vibrate.
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Could be a worn bushing in the shift that is causing it to rub and vibrate.
thanks for the response, but it's been doing it since day 1, unless a bushing has wasnt installed properly from the factory....
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      09-03-2009, 12:31 AM   #4
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I have DCT but having similar buzzing sound from shifter area btwn 1st and 2nd gear,
Pretty much same as you described, but haven't found what's causing this.
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thanks for the response, but it's been doing it since day 1, unless a bushing has wasnt installed properly from the factory....
It is possible this is an issue with the bushings period. I don't know of any TSBs or anything.
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i know this is an old thread but I have a similiar problem on my M3 also (e90M DCT)
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Could be the knob lighting connector hitting against the shaft. Pop the leather boot up by squeezing the leather and pulling the boot up, and follow the lighting cable and make sure it's squeezed by the insulation surrounding the shifter, and not close to the shaft. Then drive around with the boot pulled up to try to locate where the noise is coming from, and notice if it's metal vs metal, metal vs plastic, etc. Run your fingers all around to make sure there's nothing loose that could vibrate in there. Good luck.
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