I have the same problem as someone else. I have 2006 Dodge Charger R/T that will not shift out of park (27,200 miles), pushing the pink button on the rightside located below the shifter does nothing and I don't feel that comfortable without instructions on how to remove the plastic surrounding the shifter to actually move it out of the park position, if anybody has done this please let me know, so I don't break the plastic pieces. Thanks.
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Re: Shifter stuck in Park
Billettechnologies.com sells a replacement cog to put your shifter back into action. Their part replaces a factory plastic piece...no wonder these are failing at a fast rate. Here is the LINK to make this change out of parts...
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I would recommend getting a service manual to eliminate the chance of snapping any console pieces. It's easier with picture, diagrams, and step by step instructions. Promanuals has full factory service manuals fairly cheap and they come complete, covering the entire car. No need to snap any console pieces in your nice ride. I'm looking through the manual now so I can post some steps for ya.
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When the car gets stuck in park it is due to the park lock system, the system will not release unless the brake lights are on so if you have no brake lights then the gear shifter will not move. Check the brake lights first.
If your car has "shift lock" which unlocks the shifter when the brake pedal is depressed and you are doing so, but does not unlock the shifter try this...
Look under the dash, on the brake pedal arm. There are one or two switches that activate brakes lights and shift unlock. Check for loose mounting nut or a missing rubber nubber. Look on the floor for something not usually found there. These switches are adjustable and it may be as simple as adjusting them. Have a helper look for brake lights on and shift lever unlocked while you push the switches with your finger. Remember to set the park brake first. Could just be a bad switch or loose connector.
its might have something to do with your brake lights. if the computer doesnt sense the brake lights come when u hit the pedal it wont release the car from park. to temporarily get your car out of park, remove the coin tray that on the side of the shifter, just give it a good tug, ull see a pink lever the console, just push the pink level while shifting the handle and you'll be good to good. fyi u only need to push that pink lever when shifting from park.
Welcome to the world of broken dodge shifters... I'm a member myself BUT there's hope! Billettechnologies.com has a replacement cog for the shifter mechanism. And there are online replacement instructions linked from their website. Dodge only sells a replacement shifter assembly.. this is cheaper and the replacement part is machine metal instead of Dodge's plastic part... It'll take some patience and tools to get at it, but it's doable.. K
I have the same problem. If you take the casing apart that surrounds the shiffter you can push the little pink lever in with your finger and shift it that way. You have to do it from the front left of the shifter where the cable goes into the shifter. It is called the shifter control module. The overide button doesn't work with this problem. Dodge just told me a new shifter was $30 and the are on back order.
The shifter has gone bad and you need to get it to the dealer for a replacement. If the shifter get's stuck in park and you can not do what your are doing to get it in to gear, here is a way for you to get it in to gear just so you don't have to tow it to the dealer for repairs. Refer to your manual for the break release for towing the car. There is a little red/pink leaver that has to pushed toward the shifter that can be accessed after you remove the chrome trim and coin cup to the right of the shifter on the console.
Good luck and keep me posted, be glad to help if you need more information to the break shifter realest.
check the brake lights, the shifter has a safety feature that will not allow u to shift out of park if your foot is not on the brake and the brake lights are working, if the brake lights are working there is a bypass to get it out of park under a little cover next to the shift handle.
In the event of an electrical failure, the vehicle can be shifted out of PARK by using the following procedure.
Turn the key to the ACC or ON position.
Remove the liner to the cubby bin to the right side of the shifter.
Depress the BTSI override (2) on the side of the shifter assembly (1).
While the override is depressed, move the shifter out of the PARK position.
Return the cubby bin liner to its original location.
the shifter interlock system has messed up...the shifter will need replaced...to get it to a dealer without towing it remove the bezel around the shifter...there are 2 screws you need to remove near the dash to do this....once you have it removed you should be able to see the cables...start the car push the brake .the cable nearest the driver is the interlock cable follow it rearward to the pink plastic piece..push the piece back and pull the shifter out of park...if the vehicle has been in service less than 36 months the shifter should be covered under waranty