Can't shift out of park, button on shifter won't push in
I have to keep pressing the button on the shifter over and over and over then it gives in and I can shift it from park. Sometimes I have to keep pressing up to about 20-25 times. There is no problem with the button when I put it in reverse, neutral, drive. It's only when it's in Park.
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Re: can't shift out of park, button on shifter won't push...
Assuming u do always press on brake pedal before shifting out of park,on passinger side of shifter theres a little cover beside shifter u can take off and insert screw driver in,it will bypass lock mechanism!
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Turn on the ignition, then press down on the brake pedal then push down the white button while holding the brake pedal down to see if the shifter releases. The button on the shifter needs to be there, it unlocks the shifter. Sorry we can't be of more help.
You need to have someone or two to push the car to get the pressure
off. If you are facing downhill have them push the front end, if uphill
push the back. Release parking brake first because that will keep it
from moving. After pushing a few inches you should be released and can
shift but be carefull you don't run anyone over (go for neutral with
foot on brake) Hope this helps.
Shift - interlock system problem .
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
• The automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid
• The automatic transmission park lock solenoid
• The automatic transmission shift lock control switch
• The transmission range switch
With the ignition in the ON position, battery voltage is supplied to the automatic transmission shift lock control switch. The circuit continues through the normally-closed switch to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. The transmission range switch provides a path to ground for the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid in the PARK position. With the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid energized the shift lever is mechanically locked in the PARK position. When the driver presses the brake pedal, the contacts in the automatic transmission shift lock control switch open, de-energizing the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid. This allows the shift lever to move from the PARK position. When the shift lever is out of the PARK position the controlled ground contacts in the transmission range switch open. This prevents the automatic transmission shift lock solenoid from energizing when the vehicle is out of the PARK position.
First thing to check is your brake lights. The brake interlock for the shifter relies on the switch that turns your brake lights on. If it's not working, you won't have brake lights OR the ability to move the shifter out of park. In an emergency, most of these vehicles have a small plug near the shifter that you can remove, push a button, and move the shifter without pushing the brake pedal.
It has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You should just push the brake in to shift, but if you have done that, and it still won't shift, with foot on the brake, push the shifter all the way into park. Sometimes they don't always go into park all the way. Also if you park on a hill, it puts pressure on the btsi, so you cant shift it. Have someone push the vehicle back, just enough to take the pressure off and it should shift. I had this happen to me with my Grand Am.