Question for Fanatec SQ1.5 shifter owners

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Badgerous, Mar 5, 2020.

  1. Badgerous

    Badgerous Well-Known Member

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    I bought one recently and for the most part really like it.. I do however have a query on some sounds that it's making.

    There's obviously the low-level mechanical 'thunks' that you'd expect from the heavy lump of metal you're moving around, but I also get additional higher pitched 'clicky-snaps' from time to time.

    The concern I have is that it's not consistent. Sometimes they're not there at all, sometimes it'll just be moving from 2,4,6 > Neutral, sometimes just 1,3,5 > Neutral, maybe sometimes just across all gears to a lesser extent.. I can feel that little click as well (almost like a switch actuating) which I find a little distracting from an otherwise great mechanical feel.

    Changing the resistance of the shifter alters the properties of the click a little, but never removes it. Maybe the following day it'll be gone at first, but it'll creep back in later on.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. heppsan

    heppsan Well-Known Member

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    Don't recognize that.
    Can you do a video on it?
     
  3. MattStone

    MattStone Well-Known Member

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    How have you mounted it?
    If you are using the c-clamp check the tightness of the two clamp screws
    If one comes loose it can give a metallic rattle sound when shifting
     
  4. Badgerous

    Badgerous Well-Known Member

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    I'll give it a shot at some point, but I don't know how well it'll come across from my phone mic.

    It is on the C-clamp (assuming you mean their desk clamp?), but I'm fairly sure the noise/feel is from the internal mechanism. I'll double check all the fixings though.
     
  5. MattStone

    MattStone Well-Known Member

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    yup the table clamp; they really rattle if they are loose and it sounds like it's coming from inside the shifter
    It nearly caught me out
     
  6. Badgerous

    Badgerous Well-Known Member

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    Ok, ta. - I'll double check later.
     
  7. CrimsonEminence

    CrimsonEminence Well-Known Member

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    I don't own the SQ, but this sounds similar to something, i have encountered one day:
    My TH8A shifter was making these kind of noises, when the screw/mechanism for making the shifter more or less heavy was too low in tension.
    Does the SQ feature such a mechanism? If yes, try to fasten it a bit.

    And once again i can say: Fingers crossed!