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Problems shifting out of Park

Hi! I have a 1996 Nissan Maxima. I'm having problems shifting the car out of park. I can't find a override switch...

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Sounds like the shift interlock system this is a pain to service

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I have a 96 nissan maxima it won't go into park


Most likley problem is your brake light switch. go underneath the dash to the brake pedal and depending on wether you have cruise control or not ther will be one or two sensors there. the black sensor should be the brake light switch. disconnect and jump the connector with a paper clip and see if the brake lights comeon and the shifter will move.

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it sounds like your shift cable may need to be adjusted or shifter grip is bad either way need to replace grip or adjust shift cable

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make sure brake light switch is working and check the transmission shift lock solenoid fuse.if fuse is good .solenoid bad or you have a bad brake light switch.

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