FANATEC Clubsport Shifter V1.5 / CSL DD Gears Flickering SOLUTION!
Guys, I know many of you have experienced issues with your Fanatec Shifter with flickering, especially when using it with CSL DD and on a metal rig, where everything seems fine when the shifter is off the rig or using the short RJ12 cable, but all goes bad when using the longer cable and with the shifter screwed in to metal.
The solution seemed to be ferride cores added onto a cable (someone mentioned he needed as much as 7!), but I have found and tested a better solution. Unfortunately you will need to open the shifter, but it is a better fix overall. I've had ZERO issues for a few hours where previously I've gotten flicker every 5 seconds.
The solution - you need to mount both of the PCBs inside the shifter using NYLON screws and NYLON washers. The screws you need are M2.5x6mm Thread nylon screws. You'll need 6 screws and 6 washers. The most important (and tricky) part is you need to place the washers between the aluminium body and the PCB (basically UNDER the PCB) spacing the PCB from the aluminium and isolating both PCBs completely. That's about it, when you do this all your problems will dissappear. Additionally you might check if the switch that is on the bottom of the casing (switching from H pattern to SQ) is not covered in grease too much, just unscrew the 2 screws take it out and clean it (and the aluminium under it) as that might also cause some electricity to pass through to the PCBs. If you want to check if this works for you without searching for the nylons screws you can try double sided taping the PCBs in place. Of course after every operation like this you need to calibrate the shifter! This will give you an idea if the problems go away (and they SHOULD), but this is not a good fix because the PCBs can move slightly on the tape and they need to be secure for precise reading of the magnets. Hope this helps you guys. This is potentially a solution that Fanatec might consider adapting in the future manufacturing.