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1999 Audi A6 gear shift not moving, even with break applied

A few days ago, I set the alarm off from my keys on my 1999 Audi A6 in a parking lot to find the car. Since then, the gear shift doesn't work normally, even if the car is on and the break is applied. The light indicating the break doesn't turn off, making the car un-drivable. I have been able to get it to work only when I apply the break and SLOWLY release it, which sometimes gives me a split second to move the gear shift into drive. I have been doing this to drive the car but it takes up to 5 minutes at times. How can I make the gear shift operate normally again?

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  • Rohan Makhijani Jan 19, 2013

    I'm also not sure if using the alarm is the reason for this problem, but it's when it started

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The lock shift solenoid that works withe break pedal has gone bad... it's located next to or In front of the shifter.. on some vehicles. You have a key slot that you can use another key or small screw driver in it to unlock the shifter. Just replace that and it should be fine..

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Sounds like you are having problems with your built-in alarm system. Like most systems in your Audi, you can read the error codes stored in the controllers. It takes a tool normally only a dealer has (VW or Audi) or an adapter like the VAG Com. (Google it)

I also think you can disable the alarm system and just use the key.

Could the lock button on your remote be stuck? Use a different key/remote. (leaving the suspect key at home.) The keys/remotes can be taken apart....

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Doubt it as the fault suggests you need to look into the range sensor. If similar to Renault there is a switch on the gearbox that senses where the select lever is (at the gearbox end). If the display is wrong then the sensor needs looking at and either it will need to be adjusted into a set position by moving it, or perhaps the connector to it or wiring to/from it have a fault.

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