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Old 05-25-2005, 09:49 PM   #1
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Angry car wont shift out of park

my car has found a way to piss me off very much. as i was leaving work today i started my car. i put my foot on the brake to pull the shifter out of park and to my suprise, the little ****er wont budge at all. the only way i can get the car out of park is turn the car on (not start it up) and pull in into neutral, then start up the car and put it in reverse or drive.

what the hell is wrong with my car?
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Hm...never heard of that one, sucks though.
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its like the ****in button wont go all the way in and wont engage. but when i turn the car on, it works fine.
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there is a sensor or something that wont let you push the button in until you have yoru foot on the brake, ... maybe that sensor is bad, you have a warranty make em fix it
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there is a lock that locks your shifter from being moved without the key being on

its a safety device, so your car cant be put in nuetral without the key in and on
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neutral safety switch maybe?
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that's what you get for havin an auto

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Old 05-26-2005, 09:18 AM   #8
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^ no ****, dont remind me. if i could do it over again, i would get a five speed w/o thinking of it.


so it's could be just a bad sensor, nothing major then?
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^ no ****, dont remind me. if i could do it over again, i would get a five speed w/o thinking of it.


so it's could be just a bad sensor, nothing major then?
could be, take it to a mechanic and see if it has any codes.
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might be the brake switch
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Old 06-01-2005, 06:23 PM   #11
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Check the brake light circuit. I had the same problem with the Ford AOD on another car that the brake light circuit fuse blew and it would not shift out of park. Sounds like the feds over regulating us again.

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It is probably something very simple like that fuse thing, Since its so new, just take it to your dealer and have them fix it, find out what is was though.
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thanks for the suggestions guys.

it works now. it started to not work the day after my subs were hooked up. i brought it back b/c the amp would not shut off b/c the remote wire was in a fuse that was always on, so the bass would come out of the subs even when the car was off completely. he fixed the remote wire and when i got home i put the car in park as it was running, and shifted it out just fine.

i dont really know what happened or how it was corrected, but it works now and i guess that's all that matters
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How the heck did the guy run your remote wire??
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Most of the time if it will not shift out of park check to see if you have any brake lights. No brake lights=no shift out of park
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How the heck did the guy run your remote wire??
he hooked it up to a fuse in the fuse box b/c i had a stock radio. i am assuming that was the problem b/c when i brought it back for him to fix it, i got home and it worked :dunno:
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he hooked it up to a fuse in the fuse box b/c i had a stock radio. i am assuming that was the problem b/c when i brought it back for him to fix it, i got home and it worked :dunno:
Stupid moron....I swear. He didn't even do the remote wire right...I'd hate to see what he did with the rest of your wiring.
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geez.

The shift interlock is a cable, not a sensor or a fuse involved. One end of the cable goes to the brake and the other to the shifter. When I pulled my dash to replace the heater core I didn't seat that cable aall the way and it would not go out of park. I instantly knew what the problem was.

The reason for this interlock, brake has to be on to pull it out of park, is becaue idiot Volvo drivers were having "unitended accelration" issues and sued Volvo because they were too stupid to put the brake on before putting the car in drive. Imagine what happens when an engine is at fast idle and you put it in D. It goes and the brain dead volvo drivers took too long to realize that they should have stepped on the brakes, so they ran into things. That lawsuit prompted almost every manufacturer to develop a system to keep themselves out of court. No feds involved in any regulation.
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Stupid moron....I swear. He didn't even do the remote wire right...I'd hate to see what he did with the rest of your wiring.
i dont know, when i got my tv put back in the other day, everything was rewired.
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