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    Very Active Member JKMSPYDER's Avatar
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    Default SHIFTING DILEMMA

    I have a '15 F3-S SE6 with a shifting problem. It began last week when I was having trouble shifting from N to 1st gear. I would attempt to shift from N to 1st and would get an E message. If I pressed the shifter a few times it would go into 1st. Also, when upshifting it would be in 4th and when I pressed the paddle to shift to 5th it wouldn't do it. I would have to downshift and then it would let me upshift. It didn't do this all the time, only occasionally. I had no problems downshifting manually or letting it downshift automatically. Only upshifting was the problem. Last Thursday I was backing out of the garage and then upshifted to N and then tried to upshift to 1st. It wouldn't do it, no matter how hard I pressed the paddle forward or backward. So on Friday I was prepared to load the Spyder on my trailer to take it to the dealer. I thought I would have to have a ratchet (or come-a-long as some people call it) to get my Spyder on the trailer. To my surprise it shifted into 1st. When I got to the dealer and backed it off the trailer it shifted to 1st again. I suspect it might be the reverse lockout switch, gear position sensor, or paddle shifter has gone wonky? I called the dealer today (exactly a week since I took it in) and they said they were working on it but didn't have an answer for me yet. Any ideas out there? Six months after I bought the Spyder I had a similar problem in that it wouldn't go into reverse or 1st. (I can't remember which). At that time they replaced the reverse lockout switch.
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    It's most likely that Gear Position Sensor. They get moisture in them. It prob dried out enough to start working again. But the dealer should be able to see a corresponding code for it if they scan it.... ??

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    yup, just remembered i had the same issue with my '09 RS some yrs ago....
    it was the paddle shift electronics unit... i had to replace the entire assembly, because BRP won't sell just the little switch... it was $134 if i remember correctly.... pix below...
    SAM_1047.jpg SAM_1049.jpg SAM_1050.jpg SAM_1051.jpg
    pic #4 is the unit that failed... however, pic #1 is what i needed to buy...
    hope this helps John....
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    Very Active Member JKMSPYDER's Avatar
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    I finally was able to pick up my Spyder from the dealer today. Turns out it was the reverse lockout switch again!��. But all is well now and I am glad to have it back.
    2015 F3-S Can-Am Red, SE6

    Spyderpops Bumpskid
    Ram Mount X Grip
    Spyderpops Brake/Run/Turn Signal LED's
    Madstad Windshield
    Lamonster Garage Axle Caps
    SmoothSpyder Backrest and Belt Tensioner
    Baker Bilt Rear Luggage Rack
    Lamonster Garage LED Fog Lights
    ******* LED Headlights

    2013 ST-S retired 1/9/16 at 25,061 miles

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