Question about 2004 Suzuki Verona
Ignition key won't turn to start position and shift gear is stuck in the park position even while foot is depressed on brake pedal and pushing down on gear shift knob.
That is park lock failure, build into the shifter section,it has an
electric solenoid lock. and a bypass button.
in the glove box, see oper. guide, it tells you where the erg. release
button location, and varies by sub body type and options.
its hidden cover, or a slot, on most cars. the slot type is to insert
any key in slot and push. bang, it opens (brake set,etc)
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: key gets stuck in ignition
My daughter drives a Suzuki, my solution to her is: while the gear shift lever is in park, lightly put pressure on the gear shift lever, through the park position and while pressing the gear shift towards park light rock left to right while trying to remove the key.
The interlock between the transmission and the ignition switch needs to be adjusted/ repaired or replaced.
Posted on Oct 16, 2008
SOURCE: cant shift out of park
There is usually a button behind the brake pedal which does two things.
A. it actuates your brake light
B. It also unlocks the the gear selector
Sometimes they simply need an adjustment usually a 13mm lock nut and advance the switch in small incriments.
Posted on Nov 03, 2008
SOURCE: 2007 Suzuki Forenza. It is
Ok what you are experiencing is referred to as a shift interlock problem. First thing I would do is check to make sure that when you apply the brakes that the brake lights are coming on. There is a switch mounted on the brake pedal that activates the lights and also dis-engages the shift interlock. If this switch is bad the brake lights wont work and the shifter will not move. Replacing the switch will restore normal operation. If you have a copy of the owners manual you should be able to locate the instructions on how to bypass the shift interlock. If not then look at the cover around the shifter and you should be able to see a plastic oval shaped plastic plug. Pry the plug out and use a small screwdriver to press down on the interlock and it should come out of park. You can shift freely when out of park but remember you will have to perform that every time you need to come out of park until repaired. Hope this was helpful and good luck.
Posted on Mar 27, 2011
Hi there? it sounds like the battery is flat ( discharged ). get sumone to givethe car jump start or have the batery recharged or replaced. Good luck
Posted on May 20, 2011
One actuator solenoid and module assembly, located on the lower portion
of the steering column, locks the shifter in Park whenever it receives a
signal that the ignition switch is in the ON position. When the module
receives a signal from the Brake On-Off (BOO) switch that indicates the
brake pedal is depressed, it unlocks the shifter so that it can be
shifted out of Park."
It says the most common failures in the system are the fuse and the BOO switch, and if they are fine, special tools are needed to diagnose.
To disable the system: Apply the parking brake, turn the ignition key to LOCK, then remove the key. Insert the key and turn it to OFF. Press the brake pedal. Shift to neutral, start the vehicle and select the desired gear. Check this and additionally, I suggest check if your vehicle has some NSS (Neutral Safety Switch) that would be adjust.
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Posted on Oct 19, 2011
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The automatic transmission shift lock control switch.
The park/neutral position switch.
With the ignition in the ON position, battery positive voltage is supplied to the park/neutral position switch. When the transmission is in the PARK position the contacts in the park/neutral position switch are closed. This allows current to flow through the switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The circuit continues through the normally-closed switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded. This energizes the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, locking the shift linkage in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, causing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid to release. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position.
Park Lock Solenoid
The park lock solenoid is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the key is in the OFF position. The key must be in the RUN position to release the park lock solenoid. The system consists of the park lock solenoid. With the ignition in the ON position, voltage is supplied to the park lock solenoid. The park lock solenoid energizes through a permanent ground unlocking the shift lever. With the ignition in the OFF or ACCY position the park lock solenoid de-energizes and locks the shift lever in the park position.
Shift Lever Does Not Move with Brake Pedal Depressed
DEFINITION: Transmission shift lever will not move out of the PARK position with the ignition ON and the brake pedal pressed.
Did you perform the Symptoms - Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control tests and all the necessary inspection?
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