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How do i get my 2006 dodge charger out of park if stuck because i went in park before appling emergency brake parking up hill

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You have to take remove the little rubber change tray from under the ashtray then remove the two screws. Then take the chrome trim from around the gear shift and pop all the plastic from around the gear exposing the lower part of the hear shift. On the left side under the gear shift their is a pink plastic piece attached to a wire. Put your foot on the brake and as you move the gear shift you have to press down the pink piece to get it into gear. this just happended to me today, that assembly has to be placed because of the little pink piece.

Posted on Aug 05, 2010

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    Claburn Warren Oct 22, 2010

    That didn't work for me.I had to take it to the Dealer and got a price tag of $517.00


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There are 2 locking mechanisms in the shifter assembly.One is mechanical and the other is electronic. The electronic lock isdisengaged when the brake pedal is depressed. This is a safety feature todisallow you from shifting from park without applying the brake. Most peoplewould think this is the problem because of the symptom. But in fact, it is mostlikely the following reason which has nothing to do with the brake lock. This problem is inevitable in all vehicles that use thisgear shifter, Charger, 300, and Magnum. It happened to me on both of myvehicles (Charger and 300) within 30 days of each other. Chrysler is aware ofthe problem and has redesigned the part. After analyzing the new part, Ibelieve it will fail too. The part that is failing is made of plastic and has avery small nipple on it where a spring is attached. The spring keeps tension onthe part to keep it rotated in a default position as the shifter enters park.The part is attached to the key assembly via a cable and prevents the removalof the key until the shifter is in park. This is also a safety feature toprevent the vehicle from rolling if not placed in park before removing the keyand exiting the vehicle. When the part fails it mechanically jams the shifterin the park position. Emergency Solution: remove the chrome bezel and use ascrew driver with a shaft at least 6" long. You will see a slot around theentire shifter assembly. Slide the screw driver straight down in the slot atthe most forward position and approximately one inch left of center. Start thevehicle, hold the break, and push forward on the screw driver while maneuveringthe shifter out of park. By pushing the screw driver forward you are pivotingthe bottom of the screw driver and applying pressure to the failed partrotating it into the position the spring would normally place it. This allowsthe shifter to be removed from park. The shifter will go back to the parkposition with out any assistance of the screw driver. This procedure will needto be repeated each time you want to move the shifter out of park. CAUTION: YOUCAN REMOVE THE KEY WHILE NOT IN PARK. THIS WILL ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL. Permanent Solution: Replace the shifter assembly, although,I believe the new shifter will eventually fail. If you are mechanicallyinclined there is a better solution. Replace only the failed party with astronger part. A company in Floridamakes a duplicate part from aluminum and it should never fail. Here'sthe part you need...

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