Question about 1996 Ford Contour
The car is completely dead and will not shift to neutral so i can get it out of my garage to jump it. does anyome know how I can over ride the gear shifter?
If all else fails, try locating a parking lock override button or hole near the shifter. Most vehichles now have them, except for those with shift knobs located on the steering column, which should release simply by holding the break all the way while turning the key to the "run" position. If you need to located the unlock button, I'll include some pictures of the override button location on my van as an example to know what to look for.
1. locate the hole.
2. Remove the cover/plug if present.
3. Insert a narrow object such as a car key.
4. Hold brake down.
5. Press inward and hold with one hand, while using the other hand to shift out of park.
(On some cars, the ignition switch has to be in the "run" position to move the shifter, so best to use a different key or a screwdriver to insert into the shift release hole/button.)
Posted on Oct 28, 2011
A dead battery shouldn't have all of a sudden caused a problem with getting your car into nuetral!
Try again and make sure you turn the key all the way into the start position!
You usually have to pull the shifter really hard to get it to move when the battery is dead but don't break it!
Please get back to me if this doesn't work!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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