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1998 v70 awd depressing brake pedal does not release shifter from park position Bob G

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    After stopping in traffic, I depressed the clutch pedal to shift into first gear and the pedal remained in the depressed position allowing me only to coast.

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Most of the time the "shift lock microswitch" fails. you have to remove the center console and replace the switch. The dealer will have the switch in stock it's so common. I suggest a reputable Volvo shop do the repair since there is a chance the plastic will break due to age. It's not that involved of a repair, but the plastic gets weaker as the car gets older.

If your dead set you may be able to find the instructions on either V70R.COM of BRICKBOARD.COM


hope this helps.

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Look under your brake pedal there should be a switch that connects to that try replacing that

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Why does it get stuck in park


Chris: According to MyAutomaticTransmission.com: "Shifter Lever

Recognizing that you might one day find yourself in such a predicament, vehicle manufacturers incorporated a quick and easy method for manually releasing a shifter stuck in Park. Follow these 4 simple steps.

1. Set the emergency brake.

2. Locate the shifter lock override slot located on the shifter console near the shifter lever. Normally, the slot is plugged with a small plastic cap.

3. Remove the plastic cap covering the override slot and insert a key, nail file or similarly shaped object into the slot and push down.

4. While pushing down, depress the brake pedal, grab the shifter and push in the shifter lock button located on the shifter as you normally do and then move the shifter to the Neutral position. With the brake pedal still depressed, start the engine with the shifter in the Neutral position.

NOTE: If the shifter lever will still not move, repeat the process making sure to press down firmly on the locking mechanism and the brake pedal simultaneously as you attempt to move the shifter lever.


NOTE: Continuing to drive your vehicle in this condition will not cause any additional damage. You will just have to use this procedure to release the shifter each time you attempt to move the shifter out of the Park position." I hope this helps you!

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The gear shifter column will not go out of park, i also noticed i have no brake lights, however all my fuses are good.? what next?


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I think you have a bad brake light switch, Because the shift lever has a solenoid that works if the brake pedal is depressed. So I would say check the brake switch which should be under your brake pedal. Good luck

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probably the brake pedal switch (mounted on the brake pedal lever) starting to fail. it releases the shift lever and controls the brake lights coming on. you will need to replace this.

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Hi there,

There are multiple things that must all happen in order for the shifter to move from park.

1. Make sure the key ignition switch is in the "Run" position (the position just before the "start" position).

2. Brake pedal is depressed (usually pushed in a couple of inches or more at least to release the button on the shifter).

3. Push in the button on the shifter and pull back (you may need to push the shifter slightly forward or back a little for the button to move freely).

If the button on the shifter still doesn't push in freely, there is a problem with the mechanical lock-out linkage or electronic switch that releases the button lock. Check under the dash area along the brake pedal arm for anything that doesn't look correct.

4. If the car is on an incline/slope/hill, it will put a lot of pressure on the parking pin in the transmission. Usually a strong tug or pull on the shifter will pull it out while you're pushing on the brake pedal to prevent rolling when it releases. Make sure to set the parking/emergency brake first to prevent this next time .

Good Luck!!

Thanks

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