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06 xterra shift lock solenoid won't work. How to diagnose if it's the solenoid assembly or the brake switch and which brake switch is it

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There is only one brake switch. The other at the brake pedal is for cruise control. You will have to access the shift solenoid and check for power and ground at the solenoid when the brake switch is activated. If power and ground ok, I would suspect shift lock solenoid. Usually if brake switch is the problem the brake lights may not work

Posted on Apr 12, 2015

  • Gary Vestal Apr 12, 2015

    I also do not have any check engine light codes present

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    paulmacintyre Apr 12, 2015

    There will be no check engine codes as the PCM does not monitor this solenoid

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The A/T lock module had a bad lead. The ground was loose.

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its the brake switch....... i bet you dont have any brake lights......... its a switch by the brake pedal 14mm wrench measure the distance on the old switch on the threads good luck

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if u want to work on it u will need to get to a scan tool....................check for a tps code.just a guess!!

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ANY CODES PRESENT?ENGINE LIGHT ON?YOU MAY HAVE AN INPUT OR OUTPUT SENSOR DROPPING OUT..ALSO SOME DIRT MAY HAVE ENTERED TRANSMISSION WHEN SOLENOID PACK WAS CHANGED..MAY HAVE WENT INTO SMALL FILTER SCREENS OF SOLENOID PACK WHEN ENGINE WAS STARTED,CUTTING OFF FLUID FLOW TO SOLENOIDS..HAVE SEEN THIS RECENTLY AFTER A SOLENOID PACK REPLACEMENT

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SOURCE: I have a 2008 Impala

almost definably. if its just a standard push to make brake switch try shorting out the connector to test the wiring and multimeter the switch.

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Where is module on brake peddle for shifting out of park on cadilac srx4 2007


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Do the brake light work? No brake lights and it won't shift out of park. Check your fuses and check for loose wires. Check your brake light switch. If that has failed, you won't be able to get out of park. The other one if the shift lock solenoid which is in the shifter assembly. The brake shift interlock switch prevents the car being shifted from park unless the brake pedal is depressed. Try to apply power/ground to the proper wires & see if it will activate.. If it does, then the problem is between the brake light switch & that solenoid. Could be the wires or the switch.Make sure the shifter cable is still held down in place at the shifter assembly & under the hood. It is the interlock switch that you hear/feel clicking.It is for the prior generation but may still apply.

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Your shift-lock solenoid is not working. The solenoid is controlled by your brake lamp circuits. The first thing to do is to check your brake lamps to see if they are working.

If the brake lamps are working, the solenoid is most likely defective. If the brake lamps are not working, then you need to diagnose your brake lamp circuits to get your shifter working. Most likely cause would be the brake lamp switch or a short in the system that has caused the brake lamp fuse to blow.

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"An actuator solenoid and module assembly, located on the lower portion of the steering column, locks the shifter in Park whenever it receives a signal that the ignition switch is in the ON position. When the module receives a signal from the Brake On-Off (BOO) switch that indicates the brake pedal is depressed, it unlocks the shifter so that it can be shifted out of Park."

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To disable the system: Apply the parking brake, turn the ignition key to LOCK, then remove the key. Insert the key and turn it to OFF. Press the brake pedal. Shift to neutral, start the vehicle and select the desired gear.


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