Question about Volvo S60
There is a solenoid that release the PArk lever when the Brake is pressed. Look under the console to check the wire from the brake to the console, first, then next shop is a shop.
Some times they can just get stuck to so try giving quick little vibrations with the brake pressed (not to hard) the shifter lever.
Also make sure your break lights come on when the brake is pressed to ensure you have a proper connection there also.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This is not a permanent fix, but you'll be able to shift and drive...this is a "safety feature" when you're break lights aren't working...it may be a fuse issue, i found that didn't help either.
How to drive it while it's "broken" On the top left of your gear shift is circle that looks like a button that is only 3/4 there...see picture (it's circled in red)
pry that off with a key or something... now restart your car, push on the break and at the same time insert a key or something into the now open hole...while pushing down use the other key to shift into reverse. You will need to do the same thing to shift back into park.
Good heavens that is the most inneficient safety feature I've ever heard of. How about instead of leaving the car immoble and keeping you in a scetchy neihborhood to get mugged they just "invent" a warning light notification. grr
Posted on May 04, 2009
SOURCE: 2006 Chevy Impala stuck in park
When you turn ignition on it releases a cable that is attached to the shifter also the shifter has a solenoid attached to it that is released when you step on the brake. Both times that I had the problem of button stuck and cant shift out of park the solenoid was sticking and wouldnt release .
Posted on Dec 27, 2008
SOURCE: My gear shift is stuck in Park
Your owners manual tells you how to override. Usually by inserting a key or pushing a button near the gear shift. (Based on by 2005 Camry and all other Japanese cars I've owned)
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
do the brake lights work? the system has a lock out that keeps you from moving out of park unless the brake circuit is activated, hence no brake lights no park lock out release, if the brk lights do work u most have a stuck or defective park lock out solenoid.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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