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It wont shift unless I do THIs .

The lights turn on now we removed the panel where the P N D R i can see there are two hot pink levers on each side of the shifter, I belive one is broken, i have to push it towards the front and it will move now....I just dont know the name of that hot pink lever..so i could order it online:(

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Havent a clue what this could be ,but one thing is for sure its going to be a dealer only part

Posted on Aug 01, 2010

Testimonial: "thanks...the only thing now I ll have to drive 150 miles since they closed the one here in laredo tx...oh will i need to get out anyway..Thanks !"

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    Colin Stickland Aug 03, 2010

    wow 150 miles to find a dealer ,you kidding me or what ,australia maybe but the good old USA ,i complain when i have to go into alicante 7kms away ,when i get problems with some of these inhibitor switches on american vehicles and have to drive to murcia which is about 60kms away i just take it off ,never had anyone crunch one yet but their is always a first i suppose but then not many american type vehicles here unless you count daewoo now badged as chevrolet and of course crysler which has been around for a long while but again the models here do vary as a jeep is diesel with a manual box ,5 dollars a gallon for petrol in spain and 7 dollars in the uk and more in france we just cannot afford these gas guzzlers



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There is a factory recall on this park switch issue. Your dealership will fix it for free!

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The exact same thing happened to me 08/01/10 as well I haven't found the name of it YET but (found out too late to call BUT its the one that the interlock cable attaches to IF it is the one you can push to get the gear shift to move (its the safety device)

Posted on Aug 03, 2010

  • sandra_74426 Aug 03, 2010

    found this on another site while still searching hope it helps (copied direct)...

    "It is the what everyone is referring to as the "pink thingy" for chrysler vehicles. It is a crappy flimsy piece of plastic and can be replaced with an aluminum one from rockauto.com, search for your car and year, its under the transmission section and is called the shift interlock latch. our's cost 18.82 and 10 for ground shipping. dealer wanted to charge 80 for part and 150 for labor. look through other posts for great detailed info on how to replace. good luck."

  • sandra_74426 Aug 03, 2010

    I know its a little late for you but in case anyone else has this problem Part # is 5273248AJ (mine is a 08 Dodge Avenger SXT but they said the part #'s are the same) they have recently remodled the part (original part ended in AI) it's cost was $49.35 plus tax. I was able to find a video on youtube demonstrating how to install it takes approximately 30 minutes. when searching for it the video is by Dorman Productshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sad246sg... (unfortunatly they didnt offer an aluminum replacement for this model yet)

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Get the aftermarket aluminum latch. The dealer WILL replace the plastic thing for free, but it'll be back again in a couple years. Also, breaking the cheap plastic "thingie" is a sign that someone's horsing the shift lever around a little too much.

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