Question about Hyundai Motor 2004 Accent

2 Answers

The shifter won't move from Parking

I can move it only when I open the hole next to it and press with a pencil. How can I fix the problem.

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 7,353 Answers

The brake light switch may be bad, ck if the brake lights operate. if not could be switch or fuse. if they do operate, could be problem with the locking mechanism insde the shifter.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

Testimonial: "Very Good"

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 3 Answers

SORRY folks for my english written skills because im french canadian...ans so it goes...

Anyways i had the same problem ,,, first it started with my rear tale light (breaking light) not working , than my stick was stock on parking but with some chance i was able to get around it quite easily by playing with the pedal by taping in and out till i would hear the solenoid valve popping than i kept my feet firmly on the pedal and also pushing further till i could switch to drive and this without using any pin insert situated near your shift stick.... also i had a trunk open indicator light popping off for no reason.. big trouble all at the same time (electrical problem) but dont worry

I went to a hyundai garage and there solution was to change the brake light( what a fraud) and change my burned brake light so i told them to only change my brake light .Soon after the brk light was replaced my parking stick was no longer stock on parking but i still had this trunk open indicator light going on ,,,,than i've read on internet this particular problem with the trunk light indicator and all those problem together,,,

The problem was a rusty connector situated at the left tail light ( inside the trunk).A lot of different wires are passing there (light switch) (wires of the trunk indicator light on your pannel

Because the connector was rusty it shorted my brake light ,,,,than because my brake light was burnt it activated a special mechanism that blocs your car at park( ((((((most car companies have this device since they figured driving with a car without brake light fonctionning properly could be dangerous))))) Than i had also had this trunk indicator light popping off triggered once again from those shorted rusty wires

you see all the trouble resulting a rusty connectors.... so i came back to the garage explaining to the guy what to do and what to look for concerning my trunk light indicator always activated on my panel.... ( i told him to wash the connector in and out..... soon after everyt thing turned out good as before..

What i didn't like about hyundai concessionary (7020 blvd henri bourassa) in Montreal city

is that they played dumb with me with out acknowledging the fact that the car could be stock on park because it s a security issue if the brake light are grilled,,, they tryed to ******* all the way , i swear,,, telling to change component that are not even compatible with the nature of the problem...

let me recap... rusty wires connector > shortened brake light> stick stuck in parking > trunk light indicator always on ...

ps: it had nothing to do with the fuse box by the way...
thank you hope it will help if it worked good luck

Posted on Jun 03, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 2004 toyota camray gear shifter is stuck in park. what part do I need to fix it.

Check by the shift if you see a pencil size hole push one down it n try 2 move the stick shift.

Mar 11, 2015 | Toyota Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

Cannot push button in on gear shift

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.

Sep 21, 2008 | 1991 Ford Escort

1 Answer

My sxt 2005 magnum won't shift or reverse it will only move in low gear

if it is the one with the mercedes transmission,chyrsler calls NAG1,you brake switch is more than likely bad.It does more than show the lights.Also if you can acess shifter area stick and pencil easer end ,below shifter at base where shift points are wrote.And press a little level to move shifter.

Jan 22, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Magnum

1 Answer

Sometimes I can't get the trnsmission out of park. The button to select will not engage

I found that if you take a pencil and poke down in the Shift Lock Override hole located on the shifter console, you should feel slight spring pressure, gently push down until it bottoms out, while holding it down shift the shifter out of park. This is not the fix,but it could allow you to use your car until it can be properly repaired.The actual problem is the shifter lock mechanism is not working properly.

Feb 14, 2012 | 2000 Hyundai Elantra

1 Answer

How to move t-bar of auto trans. from park to neutral on mercedes c 200 1998 without ignition keys where is the override button thanks

If there is a manual release for the shifter it will be on the back side. There may be a small opening with a little spring door on it right behind the shifter bezel. If there is just stick a pencil or a screwdriver in there to push the release tab down. If there is no little hole then you may have to pull off the shift wood trim to access the release tab.

Oct 14, 2010 | Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

42,300 miles and shifter will not move from parking. Car starts and everything is fine but for some reason I press the break and it does not release the shifter. Anyone have this problem ? i already...

Yes, I have a 08 Rogue and have the same problem. At the Nissan dealer as we speak. They say the solenoid and shifter mechanism is all one unit and has to be replaced. Cost $761.60 parts and labor. The more I here on this site I don't think it is one unit. It sounds like you can replace the solenoid only. Any more thoughts??

Oct 12, 2010 | 2008 Nissan Rogue

1 Answer

Shifter stuck in park on 1999 grandprix

The parking brake might not be dis engagin the shift knob, you can do it manually before you can fix it by entering a key or a flat head screw driver on the little port (looks like it wont open but it will) next to the shifter on the upper right hand corner I beleive it is. Just press it down by introducing the screw driver and this should dis engage the shiftter

Jan 30, 2010 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

2 Answers

I can''t move gear level from parking position

Press a key into the little slot near the shifter,its a park lock over ride,the park lock is released when you press the brake pedal normally,its a safety feature that stops you moving the shifter when your foots not on the brake

Nov 15, 2009 | 1995 Honda Civic

1 Answer

My grand prix wont go into gear

set your parking brake, insert your key into the shift interlock, located next to your shifter, push all the way in, move your gear shifter to neutral, remove key, start car, release parking brake, drive away, have it serviced ASAP

Jan 28, 2009 | 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix

Not finding what you are looking for?
Hyundai Motor 2004 Accent Logo

180 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts


Level 3 Expert

79186 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides