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Where is the shift lock on my grand vitara - 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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SOURCE: cant shift out of park

I had the same problem last year. I never found out why it went. Looked in manual, found the emergency shifter switch inside the left side of the shifter (you have to reach inside) to be able to drive it until I made a repair appt. My mechanic built some sort of bypass to keep that emergency switch on all the time, so now I don't have to depress the brake pedal to shift at all. I don't have the money to get it diagnosed and properly fixed :(

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SOURCE: remote locking New Grand Vitara. Can I change

There is no way of changing 2 press into 1 press. For unlocking all doors - press the remote 2 times.

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2000 suzuki grand vitara won't shift from park

Don't forget you need your foot on the brake.

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Fix the gear shift cable on a 2011 suzuki grand vitara

first find cause, no stated symptoms, is park lock out engaged?
the cable is just that a cable with 2 ends and clamps
like all cables (you name it, even a bicycle )
1 gain access to both ends
2: remove both ends clips
3: remove any clamps.
4: cable falls out.

the only hard part is the gain access deal.
the fsm cover this. ever seen a real factory service manual.
or 2nd gets. just read it.

here log in and read

may take seats out on some model car's and models and options
vary world wide, this is a USA forum.

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Suzuki grand vitara dtc 1213

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P1213 , you left off that important P, C, B or U
there is a C1213, so I guess that.

what is the question we have a DTC error.
the operators guide tells you get the car serviced./
so ill assume (unstated) you want to fix it your self? is that it?
with no FSM? no factory service manual?

C1213 is 4wd transfer switch probs.

FSM quote. see FSM for details on diagnosis.
Trouble Code:
Transfer Shift Actuator Motor Position Switch 1 Circuit Open Trouble Code Conditions:
Transfer shift actuator motor position switch signal voltage 4.2 V or more.
Possible Causes:
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see here

RTM read the manual first

Oct 03, 2014 | 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara

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I have a Suzuki 2L diesel 2004 Grand Vitara and recently the 4x4 does not disengage even though i have put the lever back down to 2. Eventually after a few hundred metres it disengages back to 2 wheel...

hello and greetings. you did not say what driveline options
were purchase when car was new. so, can not answer.
but if car is PT 4wd, I can. if not get it fixed, by any 4wd shop.

the car is full time 4wd or AWD ?
the Part time 4wd must not be driving on dry pavement.
so drive to dirt or grass or ice and then shift back to 2wd

there is a TSB from Suzuki on wind up.

sure , the 2004 options statement here. and the rules for PT 4wd.

Suzuki Grand Vitara/Escudo -full-time 4WD using limited-slip center differential, off-road 4WD with selectable center differential lock and low range transfer case 4 mode (4h, 4h lock, 4l n), traction control and electronic stability control
Suzuki offered as an option AWD for Grand Vitara's in 2004 (XL7 too) Some Suzuki AWD you can not use lock on dry pavement, so read the operators guide carefully.

suzuki sells the operators guide if lost,
$4 day pass
$25 for full pdf.

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this part time 4WD? option>?
are you on ICE, snow, dirt or pavement.
part time is not for pavement free of ice, you know that?

only AWD works on non iced pavement.

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You can operate the transfer switch either when the vehicle is stopped or while the vehicle is moving. I always operate the switch while stopped. Put the shift lever in neutral and step on the brake with the front wheels pointed straight forward. Now switch from 4H lock to 4H. If no immediate response, turn the steering wheel slightly back and forth and it should shift to 4H for you.

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There is no way of changing 2 press into 1 press. For unlocking all doors - press the remote 2 times.

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You can try using synthetic gear lube, I have found it reduces shift effort by at least half when it is cold.

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