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Car won't shift into reverse. i need to use the lockout overide?

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You neeed to contact suzuki about the reverse solenoid they will give you a price and labor usually it's easier to look it up on google images or some kind of search engine

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06 buick lucerne wonr crank key wont turn to off position shifter stuck in park

Define won't crank ? I'am assuming the key will turn to the start position ! When doing so does the starter spin the engine or not ? Trying to define your problem of won't crank . If when you turn the key to start position an the starter spins the engine over but doesn't start an run , this is a cranks no start condition . If nothing happens when you turn the key to start , this is a no crank no start condition . Your vehicle has a safety system , shift interlock , won't let it shift out of park if the brake pedal isn't pressed . Won't let the key turn off either . Electronics involved , locking solenoid's etc.... Floor or column shift ?
The automatic transmission shift lock control system is a safety device that prevents an inadvertent shift out of PARK when the engine is running. The driver must press the brake pedal before moving the shift lever out of the PARK position. The system consists of the following components:
• The automatic transmission shift lock solenoid (serviced as the automatic transmission shift lock actuator), as well as the body control module (BCM) and the engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM). The shift lock solenoid is located within the floor shift control assembly with vehicles equipped with floor shift.
• The BCM controls the voltage supply circuit of the shift lock control solenoid. The following conditions must be before the BCM will supply voltage to the shift lock control solenoid.
The BCM controls the voltage to the shift lock control solenoid through the shift lock control solenoid controlled voltage circuit. The following conditions must be met before the BCM will supply voltage to the shift lock solenoid:
• The ignition is in the ON position.
• The ECM/PCM sends an input via GMLAN serial data to the BCM indicating the transmission is in the PARK position.
• The BCM determines the brake pedal is applied according the brake pedal position.
Since the shift lock control solenoid is permanently grounded, the BCM supplies voltage to the automatic transmission shift lock control solenoid, mechanically unlocking the shift lever allowing the driver to move the shift lever out of the PARK position as the solenoid energizes. When the brake pedal is not applied, the BCM turns the control voltage output of the shift lock control solenoid OFF, de-energizing the shift lock control solenoid. The de-energized solenoid mechanically locks the shift lever in the PARK position.
During remote start operation, the BCM will de-energize the shift lock control circuit, locking the shift lever in the PARK position.

Plus the reverse lock out !
The reverse lockout system is a safety feature which prevents an inadvertent shift into reverse at speeds above 5 km/h (3 mph). The system consists of the following components:
• The engine control module (ECM)/powertrain control module (PCM)
• The reverse lockout solenoid
With the ignition ON, battery voltage is supplied directly to reverse lockout solenoid. At forward speeds above 5 km/h (3 mph), the ECM/PCM commands the reverse lockout solenoid ON by grounding the control circuit of the solenoid. This energizes the solenoid and mechanically prevents the shift lever from being moved into the REVERSE position. At forward speeds below 5 km/h (3 mph), the ECM/PCM commands the reverse lockout solenoid OFF, de-energizing the solenoid, which allows the shift lever to move into the REVERSE position.

Power Mode Master
This vehicles BCM functions as the power mode master (PMM). The ignition switch is a low current switch with multiple discrete ignition switch signals to the PMM for determination the power mode that will be sent over the serial data circuits to the other modules that need this information, and so the PMM will activate relays and other direct outputs of the PMM as needed. Refer to Power Mode Description and Operation for a complete description of power mode functions.
You have no clue of the electronics in your vehicle , your best bet have it towed to the Buick dealer .

Apr 08, 2017 | 2006 Buick Lucerne

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My lincoln towncar 98 won't start in park unless i push bra ked and it will go in reverse in park

Sounds like the safety switches are out of place or broken. The brake pedal lockout complete the start circuit. It was designed to do this to prevent runaways which is similar to your car going into reverse whenit should be locked in Park.

Aug 05, 2015 | 1998 Lincoln Town Car

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Won't shift into reverse. Won't even go over far enough to shift up into reverse.

I had a 1995 firebird 6spd. I ran Royal Purple oil in the trans, Nitrous..etc.. I beat on it a little but not much. The car sat outside since I owned it (15+yrs)..
One year I went out and I had the same problem.. If I pushed REALLY hard to the right it would go over - and then smooth as butter it would go UP into reverse.. Driving the car & warming up the trans did little..

>> I suspect it was the REVERSE LOCKOUT solenoid.. (I sold the car the next year)

Like the skip-shift solenoid works - I figured it was the Reverse Solenoid that had frozen up..

Never confirmed... But I know I never thrashed on it so bad as to bend something inside the trans..

Clutch worked great - so no issues with it binding while trying to engage gears.
You might remove the solenoid and see if it plunges in and out without power / using your hand to compress it in.. Also check the shifting while it is out...

May 11, 2015 | 1996 Pontiac Firebird

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My friend lent me her car while shes on holidays and the button on the gear stick wont push in and i am stuck in park. its a 4 door hyundai, not sure of make but i think its around 1999. you have to leave...

the brake light switch controls the shift lockout solenoid. perhaps this brake light switch is ajar or misaligned or inoperative. check to see if brake lights are working. there is an override to the shift lever lockout.

Mar 30, 2015 | Hyundai Motor 1999 Elantra

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Why it will not go into gear?

check to see if the brake lights are working. some cars have a lockout for the gear shifter that won`t allow you to shift out of park if they are not working. it is wired into the brake light switch so when the switch or fuse is not working then the car won`t shift out of park.

May 26, 2014 | 2006 Chrysler Pacifica

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My gear is stuck in park, it will not shift

If you are parked at an angle and towards a curb or on a slope, you may need to have someone rock the car back and forth a bit. Then try to shift it. If you do this with the engine running, aim to put the car in reverse while your helper pushes from in front

If you are on level ground, check your owner's manual for the location of the lockout switch. sometimes you need to use this if the power to the car has been interrupted by a bad battery or alternator.

Aug 06, 2011 | 2007 Chrysler Sebring Sedan

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I have a 1965 Mustang Fastback, I am restoring it through my school. Quite a few years back one of the students "rebuilt" the transmission, I beleive it is stock. We are close to having the car...

I am assuming that you have a 4-speed manual transmission?
If the shifter mechanism had a lockout built into it, then you will have to repair it or figure out some way to disable it before you will be able to shift the transmission into reverse gear.
Another option would be to replace the shifter mechanism entirely.

Apr 12, 2011 | 1965 Ford Mustang

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Car will not shift from park to reverse or drive till the taillights are activated. Car is running

This is a safety feature. The vehicle will not come out of park until you are pressing on the brake petal. According to the Federal Highway Commission all vehicles must incorporate a park lockout devise which requires the brakes to be applied before shifting from park.

Nov 24, 2009 | 2005 Honda Accord

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Stuck in park

There are actually 2 pink release buttons. The one at the right rear of the shifter is the brake interlock. The other one is at the left front with a cable attached to it and it is the reverse lockout. There are 2 steps to getting out of P. Try it without pressing the brake and you'll notice that you can't even move the stick to the right to leave P. Press the brake (or press the pink brake interlock tab down) and you'll be able to move the stick to the right and a little bit back toward R but you won't be able to get into R. That's where the other pink piece comes in. Push this pink piece straight towards the rear of the car and you'll bypass the reverse lockout.

This gets you moving but now to figure out why the reverse lockout is not working correctly. Anyone know the solution?

Oct 06, 2009 | Chrysler Cars & Trucks

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Car shift seems locked

probably due to safety on brake pedal, it will not allow you to move selectoer from park.

Apr 25, 2009 | 2005 Nissan Altima

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