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Help please shifter stuck in park canot get it to budge butcar rolls back and forth

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  • jaclynferren Dec 05, 2008

    I have a 2006 Suzuki Forenza, less than 3 years old!!! and I can't move my shifter out of park without using the override button. Once I get the shifter out of park it moves easily so its not just getting stuck something is wrong and I haven't had it long enough for something this serious to happen.



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I wanted to tell you of a similar problem that I had and to fix it here is what I did:
If it is a console Shifter, take the body pieces off housing the shifter area to view the shift interlock and take a look at the wire harness (pigtail piece) connected to the shift interlock; the wires are getting pulled out of the pigtail due to a manufacturer defect that they are not seeing as a recall, but if you have warranty left they Will fix it for free.
All you have to do is reattach the wire to the correct location it was, reroute the harness (in my Case it was about a 6 inch harness piece) so it has room to move as the shifter is repositioned to a different area (P,R,N,D,L1,L2,L3) and put it back together!
Try it you'll be surprised!

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