Question about 2004 Volvo S40
Car is stuck in park. cannot move into another gear. Does anyone know if the is an emergency procedure to make the Volvo 2004.5 S40 automatic move out of the park position?
Push the shift-lock button and hold it down while taking it out of park.
Posted on Jun 19, 2009
First of all please check the Gear Shift Liver Lock System. Then you need to check Brake Padel Switch because you can move gear shifter by pressing brake padel if your brake Padel switch defect stuck in any position. There are a couple of other things that can cause this. There is an interlock solenoid that receives power when the brake pedal is depressed. This solenoid rarely fails. Typically the problem is with the brake light switch.
That being said, the most common cause of the problem you're experiencing is the ignition switch interlock sticking. The interlock is on the left side of the shifter housing and has a cable going up to the ignition switch. This is what will keep your key from coming out of the ignition unless the car is put into park. The interlock is spring loaded and the ignition switch can be turned off without the interlock spring loading into position. This is typically due to drink residue being spilled onto the console from the drink holder right next to it. You can pop the left hand side trim loose from the left side of the console by turning the plastic screw at the rear edge 1/4 turn counterclockwise. You will be able to look up at the shifter and see a yellow plastic cap on the cable interlock. This is where it connects to the shifter. Turn the ignition key and watch to see if it's moving. You can push it manually if it doesn't move. Use a flashlight and check for drink residue on the arm the cap is attached to. I've used break free to successfully break up the residue. You'll need to spray a bit in and keep working the pivot back and forth if that's your problem. You'll need to spray some into the pivot as well as the cable where the cable goes into the sleeve about 2 inches forward of the interlock. There is a spring on the cable where it goes into the sleeve. These are the two points that drink residue causes the problem.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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