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Brake switch is at brake pedal to master cyl connection point under dash.shift interlock solenoid is at base of shifter

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1998 olds aurora need to locate shift release solinoid


If you have brake lights, that switch is OK. The shifter release solenoid is built into the shifter. The whole shifter has to be replaced. It could be the wiring. Usually not though. Most times t is that high dollar shifter.

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Gear shifter will not move from park


Check and see if you have brake lights. If not replace the brake switch down by the brake pedal arm. If you do have lights, then you need to check wires first, then replace the shifter. Most solenoids in the shifter can't be replaced with out replace the whole shifter.

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My acura tl 2003 is stuck in park


Your gearshift has a "solinoid" that keeps the gearshift in park until criteria is met..I.e. Brake is engaged, seatbelts etc. It's my guess you have an issue where that solinoid is not getting power or has gone def. If you have access to a test light, pop up the cover where the shifter is turn on the key step on brake and check power. If there is none your issue may be a bad brake or possible neutral safety switch. If you have power then the solinoid is the culprit.

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2003 ponitac aztec will not shift out of park


brake lights light up? check fuses first. the brake switch on the pedal sends voltage to the shift lock. if you dont have brake lights then change the brake switch. if you have brake lights then you need to check for power at the shifter lock actuator with a test light. im not sure about the aztek but some models have a spot to unlock the shifter in case you have a dead battery and need to be towed. you may have to remove a cover to get to the override, put shifter in neutral then start the car.

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I have a 1993 toyota corolla wagon dx, that I can not get out of park.Does anybody know anything about this and how to fix it?Thanks


If you replaced the solenoid that locks the shifter in park, the problem could be the brake light switch on the brake pedal. The pedal sends power to the solenoid to unlock the shifter.

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93 Lincoln Town Car. I have to press extremely ******* brake to get car out of park, so hard I am afraid I am going to break something. Is this a solenoid or whatever. I am a woman so my knowledge of cars...


Have some one help you, start the car and have some one stannd behind it and watch the brake lights.
step on the brake normally and see if the brake lights come on, if they do then see if it comes out of park, the most common problem is the brake light switch fails and it does not release shifter. if you step on the brake and the brake lights do not light up then switch is bad , then step on brake hard and see if lights come on if so then again brake switch is bad, the brake light switch when brake pedal is pushed sends power to brake lights and then sends power to shifter release to unlock shifter. good day.

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I can't get my 97 crown victoria out of park


The brake switch sends power to a solenoid which unlocks the shifter.
Could be a fuse, a faulty brake switch, or the solenoid.
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My shifter got locked i hav a 2006 forenza


Most newer cars have a "shift interlock" on them so you can't shift out of PARK unless you are pressing the brake pedal. It is usually a switch attatched to the brake pedal under the dash. If this switch goes bad, you won't be able to shift out of PARK.

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there is a shift lock switch located near the brake pedal , it operates a solinoid that ensures you have you foot on the brake before you can select a gear , most times it's the switch

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