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What is the button on the right side of the shifter counsel for?

I am not having a problem, just a question. I have a 1999 elantra and I don't have the manual and I don't know what the button to the right of the shifter counsel is for. The shifter is on the floor and this oval button is on the right side at the bottom of the counsel.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    it is the shifter lock out override.



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That could be a shift lock release button. Your car wont shift out of park unless you step on the brake, that button is an override in case you need to get the car out of park and the shift lock solenoid isnt working.

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