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Shift lever on my 03 Avaiator is slow to release, can the solonoid be bypassed?

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I had the same problem except mine was stuck in park, my dad said that in order for it to release into reverse or drive it has to make a connection to the brake lights. and i didnt have any brake lights at all so we took out this gray box like maybe 2x4" and the contact was dirty inside, cleaned it and put it back in and then i had brake lights and i was able to shift into gear. but i went ahead and bought a new one from lincoln and it was 65 dollars. its worth it! lincoln told us when this first happened that the gear shifter needed to be replaced, it really doesnt they just want you to spend the extra couple hundred

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