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Aurora button on gear shift wont push in

Before someone say apply brakes, I have already done that. I push the brake all the way in and the car will not go in gear. The button on the gear shifter will not push in. However, when the car warms up it works fine! I don't understand this, can someone please help me solve this problem!!?

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  • siszee Dec 31, 2008

    I have the exact same problem

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have a hard time getting the shift button to go in.

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    the same exact problem...I thought it may keep me from moving car until it was properly warmed up...



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Take the gear shifter apart an lube it . key graphite .

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on rear disc brakes the cylinder actually has to turn back in. careful not to damage cylinder use large pliers to turn it to the left (facing it) until it is far enough to replace the pads.

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I had this problem and dealer said I needed a new tranny. Took it for second opinion at local trans shop and they replaced the shift switch in the tranny for $250.

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The Cable from the Brake peddle is Stuck/Broken..
Replace or Look under the Dash Above the Pedal for a Cable heading towards the Shifter.

Might be lose or Fell out of "Slot" the holds it with the Clip.

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Check and or replace the switch on the brake pedal, or check the lock out mechanism in the shifter.

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Yo man, i have the same bakkie more or less same problem.Lights came on as i was driving on the highway and it just died...pre ecnition...Starts then dies again...bla bla bla.List goes on!
Start by replacing the Petrol pump relay!!!+- R400 i think.

Its next to your right foot ,next to gas pedal.Behind that cover.A small black box!

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My car won't shift out of park. What do I do? I don't know what the problem is. Can you help me?

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