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Gear shifter is not moving when u press on break

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This could be a problem with the Brake On-Off switch.
The BOO switch is located on the arm of the brake pedal, if the brake lights work it is not the BOO switch.
That would suggest the Brake Transmission Shift Interlock (BTSI) system. There is a small rubber plug under the steering column which is the shift over ride for the BTSI, if it is a center console shifter you would have to remove the trim pieces from the console.
You will need a small screw drive to use the steering column override.

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Are you parked on a slope by chance, or wheels turned hard when shut off? If so, have someone rock truck forward/back while you try to get out of park.

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't get the key out of the ignition.

You probably need to figure out the problem with the shifter. It has to think it's securely in Park before it will release the key. Try shoving forward on the shift lever while it's in Park as you try to remove the key.

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SOURCE: my gear shifter won't move

It may be the solenoid is bad or the battery is low. on the plastic plate surrounding the gear lever you will see a screw with a star shaped design, undo this and push a biro down the hole. That will release the lock. you can undo that screw with the correct key avaliable from your local hardware store or a good sized flat bladed driver will also do it.

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SOURCE: my pt is stuck in the reverse gear an wont come

look on the base of the shifter near the indicator there is a little cover remove it and poke down on it with a screwdriver or anything that will fit then move it out of gear

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Hello! Check the following two fuses...fuse 2...and fuse 10...Both 10A...If good...Turn the key to ON... and press the brake pedal while someone watches the brake lights...Do the brake lights come on? If they do that eliminates the brake pedal switch...Start the engine...depress the brake...Press the shift button...Do you hear a "click" when the shift button is depressed? Send a comment..guru..saailer

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SOURCE: gear shifter is not moving when u press on break

SHIFTER LOCKED IN PLACE

  1. Remove the instrument panel cover below the steering column, then remove the steering column shrouds to gain access to the brake transmission shift interlock (BTSI) solenoid. The solenoid is part of the interlock cable assembly.
  2. Disconnect the wire connector from the rear of the BTSI solenoid.
  3. Insert the ignition key and turn it to the ON position.
  4. With the brakes applied, try moving the shifter out of the PARK position.
    • If the lever now moves freely in and out of PARK, perform the Circuit Test below.
    • If the shift lever still does not move from the PARK position, remove the BTSI solenoid from the shift lever assembly. If the shift lever now moves freely in and out of the park position, the BTSI solenoid is faulty and the interlock cable must be replaced. If the shift lever still does not move from the park position, the problem is in the shift lever assembly or the ignition interlock cassette

Posted on Dec 21, 2011

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