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2005 accord ex shift lock solenoid

Shift lock soleniod does not activate when brake pedal is depressed

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  • revelle_tony Sep 18, 2008

    already replace the brake switch...did not fix problem....i do have brake lights....

  • revelle_tony Sep 18, 2008

    thanks very much......i will check all this and let you know what i find...your time and input are GREATLY appreciated....

  • revelle_tony Sep 20, 2008

    Thank you very much for your input on the shift lock problem on the 2005 honda accord. Your suggestion on checking the tps was the trick. The voltage showing on the scan tool was .5 volts to start. Once i lowered it to .3 the vehicle began to shift normally. After performing the idle relearn procedure, the vehicle went back to not shifting out of park. I ended up lowering the tps voltage to 0.2 volts, and so far it seems to be ok..(its my ex-wifes car, so if it screws up again, im sure i will here about it)...but so far, so good.. your site was a tremendous help, and i REALLY appreciate it..Thanks,,,,Tony Revelle.....GMAX AUTO....MT. PLEASANT, NC

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Its the brake switch....... i bet you dont have any brake lights......... its a switch by the brake pedal 14mm wrench measure the distance on the old switch on the threads good luck

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    Jimmy Sep 18, 2008

    here you go hope it helps!!!!! tps???

    1. Verify the Engine Control Module (ECM) sees the brake switch input and knows the vehicle is in park.

    2. Check the Red/Black wire at the throttle position sensor, if the voltage is higher than 0.49 volts the Engine Control Module (ECM) will not allow the shift interlock to operate. If the voltage is high, verify the throttle cable adjustment and clean the throttle body then if the voltage is correct do a relearn procedure.
    Take off the battery cables and touch them together for 10 in, then hook up the battery and start the vehicle with all electrical loads turned off and let it idle for 10 minutes. If the cooling fans turn on, add that time to the relearn procedure and then verify that the shift interlock will operate correctly.

    3. If the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) is not low enough and the ground is good. Then either the throttle body will need to be replaced or cut slots in the mounting screws and adjust the TPS sensor. In some cases the TPS voltage had to be adjusted to 0.32 volts for it to operate correctly.

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy Sep 18, 2008

    any time hope it works good luck

  • Jimmy
    Jimmy Sep 20, 2008

    no problem, glad to hear its fixed. JIMMY GARCIA....... STONUM AUTOMOTIVE....... LONGMONT, COLORADO

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Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Description and Operation.
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
• The automatic transmission shift lock solenoid (serviced as the automatic transmission shift lock actuator), as well as the body control module (BCM) and the engine control module (ECM). The shift lock solenoid is located within the floor shift control assembly with vehicles equipped with floor shift.
• The BCM controls the voltage supply circuit of the shift lock control solenoid. The following conditions must be met before the BCM will supply voltage to the shift lock control solenoid.
The BCM controls the voltage to the shift lock control solenoid through the shift lock control solenoid controlled voltage circuit. The following conditions must be met before the BCM will supply voltage to the shift lock solenoid:
• The ignition is in the ON position.
• The ECM sends an input via GMLAN serial data to the BCM indicating the transmission is in the PARK position.
• The BCM determines the brake pedal is applied according the brake pedal position.
Since the shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded, the BCM supplies voltage to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, mechanically unlocking the shift lever allowing the driver to move the shift lever out of the PARK position as the solenoid energizes. When the brake pedal is not applied, the BCM turns the control voltage output of the shift lock control solenoid OFF, de-energizing the shift lock control solenoid. The de-energized solenoid mechanically locks the shift lever in the PARK position.
During remote start operation, the BCM will de-energize the shift lock control circuit, locking the shift lever in the PARK position.
Circuit/System Description
The body control module (BCM) controls the shift lock solenoid by providing battery voltage to the shift lock control solenoid. The BCM utilizes a smart driver to control the voltage supplied to the shift lock solenoid. The smart driver monitors the voltage and current flow of the control circuit.
Diagnostic Aids
• Use a scan tool to verify there are no brake pedal position sensor and/or transmission internal mode switch (IMS) DTCs set that could cause the BCM not to provide battery voltage to the A/T shift lock solenoid.
• If the automatic transmission shift lock control circuit is shorted to battery positive voltage, the A/T shift lock solenoid will be inoperative. The vehicle will shift out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal.
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Check your brake light function. If that is at fault then your brake light switch may be faulty. If your brake lights are fine then you may have a faulty shift lock solenoid. Some Japanese models of that era have a button or key slot near to the shift lever. If you depress that then it should manually release the lock and allow you to move through the gears, until you move back to 'P' position at which point it will lock again.

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