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1996 Mazda MPV: stuck in park. Replaced cigar 15 amp fuse, and then the override in the steering column worked, however still won't shift out of park. Also, 10 amp meter fuse isn't broken.

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  • wcane1 Nov 09, 2010

    Dear Saailer,

    Your answer was very good.

    I have one more question, however, and it is why doesn't the override on the steering column allow me to manually shift out of park. Having fixed a fuse it seems to be operational. When I manually tried it before fixing the fuse and afterward, it still won't shift.

    Can you explain this?

    Thanks.

  • wcane1 Nov 12, 2010

    This is what happened. After replacing the cigarette lighter fuse, I could hear the click in the steering column, however still the gear shift would not move. I tried the override in the steering column to no avail. So someone came to repair it, and the cable was OK. It would shift by hand, but the shifter wouldn't work. It turned out that the shift handle where it is curved and fits into a metal shaft, was bent. It was straightened using a wrench, and it all works properly now. Maybe when the fuse blew, it bent when I was trying to put it into gear. Thanks for the explanation of how "shift-lock", override and interlock solenoids function.

  • wcane1 Nov 12, 2010

    Yes it was very helpful.

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Hello! I have a solution for your shift problem...Answer will be sent in under 20 minutes...Guru...saailer

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    David Burbee Nov 09, 2010

    Hello! The Shift-Lock Solenoid Valve must pull in order to shift out of Park...It receives a signal from the Central processing Unit (CPU) when the brake pedal is depressed...I believe the Brake Pedal Switch is either out of adjustment, or defective...It can be tested if you have a voltmeter...Switch is located behind the brake pedal arm and has a two wire connector with the following wire colors...Green/White...And White /Green...Set meter to read 12 volts...Place -probe on chassis ground and + probe on the White/Green wire...When Pedal is depressed meter should read 12 volts...If not, Switch is defective...
    Cost is under $10...Guru.........................saailer


  • David Burbee
    David Burbee Nov 09, 2010

    Hello! The brake interlock is wired through a solenoid
    (inside the steering column housing)...
    With the ignition in
    the ON position, when you step on the brake you should easily hear a
    click inside the steering column (and the brake lights come on) - that's
    the interlock solenoid working...It's not uncommon to have more then one fault present at the same time...The fact that the Cigar Fuse was blown indicates a potential fault MAY be present...The Brake Switch appears to be the initial culprit...However, the solenoid in the steering column may be open...Press on the Brake Pedal and have someone check to see if the brake lights come on...If the lights do not come on the Brake Switch is defective or not coming in contact with the top of the switch, negating the Solenoid...If you connect a temporary jumper across the Brake Switch wires. the vehicle should shift out of Park...Brake lights will be on...And the solenoid will click in steering column when ignition is is ON...Send a comment...saailer






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