Sensodrive gearstick dead?

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Hello All,
So the engine starts, goes into N but does not respond to anything from the gearstick, ie. go into reverse. Press the manual button and this does nothing for the gearstick but now the paddles will let you go into 1st and 2nd. I can hear the robot shifting and clicking. Gearstick still nothing.
Anybody have any tips?

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Artvarken wrote: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:13 am Hello All,
So the engine starts, goes into N but does not respond to anything from the gearstick, ie. go into reverse. Press the manual button and this does nothing for the gearstick but now the paddles will let you go into 1st and 2nd. I can hear the robot shifting and clicking. Gearstick still nothing.
Anybody have any tips?

(Its a Pluriel btw.)
Hi

If the robot works with the paddles then I would think the gear stick is faulty. You can take the gear stick unit out and replace it with another, to at least test that theory.

Other than that, you will need lexia (info here) to diagnose signals from the gear stick.
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