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Start the engine. Press firmly on the brake while wiggling the shifter from side to side.
Remove the console surrounding the shifter. It is usually
very easy although you may need to use the screwdriver to lift an edge
or remove a clip
Look inside the shifter mechanism for any sticky substance.
Often when drinks are spilled on the console they seep down into the
shifter mechanism and make the interlock solenoid sticky, meaning that
it sticks closed when you press the brake and the car won't come out of
Remove any sticky substance with the alcohol. Start the
engine, press the brake and try to move the shifter out of park. If it
still does not move then there may be another issue with the interlock.
Examine the shifter for a release button that will allow you
to move the vehicle out of park so it can be taken to a repair shop. It
is usually hidden under a small flap or cover that will have to be
lifted with a small screwdriver.
First thing to check is your brake lights. The brake interlock for the shifter relies on the switch that turns your brake lights on. If it's not working, you won't have brake lights OR the ability to move the shifter out of park. In an emergency, most of these vehicles have a small plug near the shifter that you can remove, push a button, and move the shifter without pushing the brake pedal.
It has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You should just push the brake in to shift, but if you have done that, and it still won't shift, with foot on the brake, push the shifter all the way into park. Sometimes they don't always go into park all the way. Also if you park on a hill, it puts pressure on the btsi, so you cant shift it. Have someone push the vehicle back, just enough to take the pressure off and it should shift. I had this happen to me with my Grand Am.
your owner's manual will tell you how to over-ride the shift lock. ususally there is a hole covered by a plastic piece, next to the shifter. pop out the cover and push the button to shift. The shifter will lock back up in park until you fix the problem. You may want to set the parking brake and use neutral when you park the car instead of " Park". That way you will not have to push the release button-it will eventually break.
make sure your brake lights work; as the shift lock is powered by the brake light fuse-replace as needed.
You seem to have two (2) separate problems one may be a BAD brake light switch this switch is mounted at the top of BRAKE pedal and control the locking mechanism on gear shifter(safety component-for example if a kid is sitting in seat with vehicle running he/she will NOT be able to put vehicle in gear without stepping on brake). The other problem is a BAD shifter cable-this cable moves the selector in the transmission when you move shift knob. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA
It sounds like you may have a faulty shift interlock solenoid. It is under the center console. You can expose it and see if it is getting voltage when the vehicle is on and you foot is on the brake. If it is, replace the solenoid. If it isn't, you may have a faulty relay.