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My Audi 07, 3.2 FWD will start fine and then the EPC LIGHT AND check engine light come on. I them can not get it to shift out of park. I've used the truck of pulling cigarett tray out and putting a pencil down in hole to reset the button. This will sporadically work each time- but will finally allow me to shift. Any idea what is wrong an why this is happening?

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Run fault codes to see what has failed. Resetting with out repairing is a futile exercise as the faults are still there.

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change the EPC sensor, it will cost you only 100$

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SOURCE: The EPC In my 02 bug is on and it wont shift out of park. whats going on?

Hello glitzandg252...This has been a problem for many VW owners.
Brake Light Switch Malfunction is the cause of it. In fact VW has issued a recall for the defective brake switch here's the info:

Recall 04V096000: Brake Light Switch Malfunction

DEFECT: The brake light switch on these vehicles may malfunction. If this happens, the brake lights could become inoperative, or come on and stay on, even though the vehicle is parked.

REMEDY: Dealers will replace these switches. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2004. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987.
Copyright © 2004 ALLDATA LLC

Give them a call and see if your vehicle is included in the recall, you will need the VIN number.

In the mean time ...|VW Roadside Assistance has a technique that will get you by until you can get repairs done.... Here's the technique:

1. Turn off the ignition.
2. Press the brake pedal 5 times, and on the 5th, keep your foot on the brake and start the car.
3. Let it run 5 seconds, and turn it off.
4. With your foot still on the brake, turn the ignition key 1/4 forward
5. Shift to a position between N & D
6. Now start the car. Shift to D. It what you really want to do is back out, shift from D to R.

Good luck...i hope this helps. Please take time to rate my response a FIXYA...

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