BMW X3 Owners Manual: Engaging selector lever positions

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Press on the brake pedal until you start driving

To prevent the vehicle from creeping after you select a gear, maintain pressure on the brake pedal until you are ready to start.

  • It is not possible to shift out of selector lever position P until the engine is running and the brake is applied.
  • With the vehicle is stationary, press on the brake pedal before shifting out of P or N; otherwise, the shift command will not be executed: shift lock.

Engaging D, R and N

BMW X3. Engaging D, R and N

Briefly push the selector lever in the desired direction, beyond a resistance point if needed.

After releasing the selector lever, it returns to its center position.

BMW X3. Engaging D, R and N

Press unlock button, in order to:

  • Engage R.
  • Shift out of P.

Engaging P

BMW X3. Engaging P

Press button P.

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