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Car will not shift out park

After sitting for 6 months had to replace battery, car starts fine, after depressing brake, car will not shift into any gear.Will not move

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The shift interlock is stuck most cars have a small hole near gear shift to insert the ignition key this should help to free up the mechanism.

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check to make sure you have brake lights when trying to shift if not check the brake lamp switch if it is ok you might need a shift interlock solenoid

Posted on Nov 22, 2008

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SOURCE: 2006 Chevy Impala stuck in park

When you turn ignition on it releases a cable that is attached to the shifter also the shifter has a solenoid attached to it that is released when you step on the brake. Both times that I had the problem of button stuck and cant shift out of park the solenoid was sticking and wouldnt release .

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I changed the battery but now I cannot take it out of park I have a 2005 Altima

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SOURCE: 2006 Nissan X Trail Gear Shift Stuck in Park.

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)

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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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SOURCE: 2000 Hyundai Elantra gear shift stuck in Park.

check for the brake switch if this doesnt work wont release from park if this ok then i will check the shifter cable check for power and ground

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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Car wont shift out park


Wiggle your steering wheel back and forth until the shifter moves. Make sure key is on and brake is depressed. If you park on a hill you should set your parking brake before releasing brake pedal so the weight of your car is sitting on that and not your transmission.

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Sounds like you transmission linkage is out of adjustment. It also ties in with the mechanical release of the brake that allows either starting/shifting only when the brake pedal is depressed.
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When I start engine then depress brake pedal and try to depress shift lever button I can't get it ou of park. This happens 6 times out of 10.


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I have a 1997 Town Car and it runs perfectly fine until i park it, then try to start it and put it in gear, it will start up just fine with no noises, and the battery, lights, and everything else is fine,...


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Car starts fine just started this problem,can't depress button on floor shifter to get out of park. unless physically remove the park shift release cover on the side of the shifter and depress the white...


This car has a lock out device as all vehicles have. You need to depress the brake firmly to shift into gear as you may know. The solenoid that retracts the lock out for the shifting is at fault and needs to be replaced. You will see it if you remove the entire top of the shifting console

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The shift interlock does not allow the car to shift out of park unless the brake pedal is depressed.  Quick fix is with the car running to set the parking brake and turn the car to off and remover the key.  Put the key back in and turn one click to on.  Shift the car into neutral and you can start the car and go.  The repair for this is either the brake switch located on the brake pedal being replaced.  I had a broken wire leading to the switch that caused the problem.  It also can be a blown fuse.

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