Question about 2006 Nissan Altima
I HAVE TO USE A SCREW DRIVER OR PIN TO PUSH THE BUTTON DOWN NEXT TO THE GEAR SHIFT TO PUT IN TO ANY GEAR OR OUT OF GEAR. WHAT IS MY PROBLEM AND HOW DO I FIX IT?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This seems to be a common problem. Sometimes something like a pen or other items find their way to the shifter linkage and it can cause the linkage to bind preventing it going into park etc. Or you may have a bad shifter cable. Remove the housing around the shifter and see if anything did get in the way of the shifter. While the housing is of, move the selector up and down from park to drive. This will give you a better view of what is happening.
Posted on Jun 10, 2011
You must remove the console yes, and you need to replace the shift lock solenoid.
Posted on May 15, 2009
This is not a permanent fix, but you'll be able to shift and drive...this is a "safety feature" when you're break lights aren't working...it may be a fuse issue, i found that didn't help either.
How to drive it while it's "broken" On the top left of your gear shift is circle that looks like a button that is only 3/4 there...see picture (it's circled in red)
pry that off with a key or something... now restart your car, push on the break and at the same time insert a key or something into the now open hole...while pushing down use the other key to shift into reverse. You will need to do the same thing to shift back into park.
Good heavens that is the most inneficient safety feature I've ever heard of. How about instead of leaving the car immoble and keeping you in a scetchy neihborhood to get mugged they just "invent" a warning light notification. grr
Posted on May 04, 2009
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