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2000 civic, stuck in park

Car is parked in garage. Brake lights work. Solenoid fires when I press the brake. I've taken off the paneling and watched as I push with a screwdriver through the hole next to the shifter which has the same effect as pressing the brake. In accessory mode and while the car is running, I've managed to rock the car back and forth while pressing down on the release, but I can not get it to shift out of park at all. The entire unit just shifts with the pressure. It seems to be locked from somewhere below the floor. I did clean my car last night and engaged the hand brake so I could clean the paneling beneath it easier, but I've released that (many times now with a lotta force).

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  • Dan Heinzel
    Dan Heinzel Apr 13, 2014

    A video of the problem:https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=101...

  • saadat
    saadat Apr 13, 2014

    just try to reset power , by disconnecting battery , it may reset electric control , just idea , not sure

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Before was it hard to shift.Is the car store for a while I had change few seize cable

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ck if your brake lights are working, if not, ck the fuse. if fuse is good and brake lights work, could be problem with solenoid not unlocking the lever, there should be a bypass so you can get it into gear (small slot near shifer, put your key in there to release shifter)

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SOURCE: Gear shifter sticking (auto) from Park to reverse and vice versa.

you need to have the shifting cable lubricated or replaced.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009

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SOURCE: Stuck in 'park'. When I got home and put the car

See a honda dealer or remove console to get to shifter solenoid. Also adjust cable to get key out of ign. We always would pull shifter back and push it foward firmly into park to get them to release key.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 Honda Odyssey that will not come out Park

Yes most likely, the brake switch also sends power to a solenoid to unlock the shift lever. If the trans works fine once you get it out of park, the trans itself is fine

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Honda Accord EX won't shift out of park. It

If you press the Break pedal and the shift button does not engage, Your Solenoid did not activate to release it out of park. either the: solenoid is out - Bent levers - Solenoid harness disconnected - Break activation wire may be damaged. this piece is easy to replace as it sits on the right side (passanger side) of the shift lever. remove center console cover to access the soleniod which is held on by two 10mm nuts. and a C- clamp

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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