Another quick note with what I found, the lever handle itself can easily be separated from the base, however the new lever throws the same codes with the old base.Here's some news.
I've got hold of a 2020 shifter and tried a few things today.
Simply swapping them "plug and play" and executing a proxy alignment resulted in the following error message:
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That's kind of what I expected. @Beta Romeo has already tried it without success.
The next step I took was to swap the internal electronics (left: old, right: new):
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After plugging it in and executing another proxy alignment (which failed! - and shouldn't be necessary, since it's the same electronics?!), I got the following errors:
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- At no point when the new shifter was installed (regardless of old/new electronics) were the LEDs lit. Reading errors through MES was obviously possible.
- The "Gear selector lever return actuator" (electronic motor) has the same part number (new and old)
- All the pins and colors of the wires match up
I'm kind of lost now, as to what we could try next.
Maybe I'll have some time to play around with it next week. Waiting for input from all of you in the meantime