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Battery Dead and wont go into neutral

Trying to move my car, but the battery is dead and it doesn't seem to want to switch to Neutral, how can I get passed this?

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SOURCE: 1996 ford aspire. replaced battery and car is locked in park.

check your brake light switch . and the brake transmission shift interlock solenoid. and fuse . if either is bad you cant get transmission out of park. get a haynes manual to tell you where the brake transmission shift inter lock switch solenoid located.

Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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Only if it the button was stuck.

Any reason you did not check the DTR ( Digital Trans Range ) sensor or Clutch pedal position switch [ depending if auto or manual trans ] ? Usually the DTR connector is oily and picks up road dirt and causes the issue.

If you are going to leave it like this, you should use a fuse that is hot in the run position ( or radio for accy & run ) install an add-a-fuse, and use this to power the push button.

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SOURCE: ford countour battery dead and shift into netral

If all else fails, try locating a parking lock override button or hole near the shifter. Most vehichles now have them, except for those with shift knobs located on the steering column, which should release simply by holding the break all the way while turning the key to the "run" position. If you need to located the unlock button, I'll include some pictures of the override button location on my van as an example to know what to look for.

1. locate the hole.
2. Remove the cover/plug if present.
3. Insert a narrow object such as a car key.
4. Hold brake down.
5. Press inward and hold with one hand, while using the other hand to shift out of park.

(On some cars, the ignition switch has to be in the "run" position to move the shifter, so best to use a different key or a screwdriver to insert into the shift release hole/button.)


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SOURCE: My ford contour battery is dead and it wont let me put it on neutral?

rite on the shift console you should have a hole or a key hole witch ever you have put your key in it and you will be able to put your car in park

Posted on Sep 25, 2012

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SOURCE: when trying to start my car something is drawing the juice out of my battery

your alternator may no be changing the battery, and you may also need a starter. I would take it to a part store and have them check the alternator

Posted on Oct 30, 2012

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