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1999 contour v6 xmission locked in park. the button on the gear shift lever will not budge. the four way flashers work, but the turn signals have failed to operate. can or is there a connection between the park position and the turn signal selector? could it be a fuse problem? can a person somehow manually move the xmission selector handle out of park?

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Sounds like a motor ground might be bad

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

  • GVrooman240 Mar 27, 2011

    I had this problem a couple of years ago. The turn signals, shift lever solenoid, and the backup lights are all powered through the same fuse so the problem is probably a blown fuse. There is a hole on the right side of the console next to the shift lever. You can stick a ball point pen, or some other pointed object in there and manually release the solenoid although you do have to fish around a little bit before you find the right spot.

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