A few times the gear stick won't come out of the parking position, and yes I had my foot on the brakes. Then when pressing the override button on the base of the stick, it comes out of the parking position, but then the blinkers don't work at all, unless i turn off the engine and restart it again.
Yesterday I saw a message on the dashboard display that says DISC, any idea what is trying to tell me?
It is a 1998 volvo v70 Cross Country with only 62K+ miles and in great shape.
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Re: Blinkers don't work sometimes:
Messing with the shifter may have gave you the DSTC? message did it reset its for trac control/if you hit the 4 way flasher button but not 100% it causes the turn signals not to work,next time turn on and off the 4 way and see if it fixes the turns? / the gear shift has a update that should be done to the micro switch in the swifter or bypass it
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Neutral safety switch is no longer in sync with shifter. The switch is next to the base of the shifter on driver's side. Remove the console and remove the switch. Check for damage. If no damage, test switch by moving up and back with car running and foot on brake. Also check the shifter interface to the switch. Will it engage the switch and move it properly? If yes, put switch and shifter in park position and reattach switch. Test for proper operation before replacing console.
The ability to release the shifter from the Park position depends on the brake switch. You have to put your foot on the brake to take it out of park. You may have an problem with your brake lights as well. Have a friend look at your brake lights the whole time you have the pedal depressed and make sure they stay on. If they go off then the signal to release from park is stopping also.
Are the brake lights working, as a safety feature the foot brake has to be held on at the same time a gear is selected. The lock is an electrical operated solenoid operated on the same circuit as the brake lights, if a fault has developed in that circuit and the brake lights don't work, it won't come out of park, could be the fuse or the brake light switch. Good luck.
You have a transaxle shift lock on your vehicle which as I'm sure you know the brakes nust be applied in order to shift out of park. The switch could be bad or if your battery is below 9 volts this will happen. Most cars have a spot where you can stick a key or a screwdriver in to bypass it. Guess what? you don't on your vehicle but there is a way to bypass it and it will work about 90 percent of the time. Apply the brake and then try to shift normally. If it won't shift (which is your problem in the first place) ease of on the pressure as far as trying to shift but don't let a go. Push the lever foward GENTLY as if you are putting it in park all the way. Keep the brake pedal pushed in at all times while you are doing this. After you gently "put it back in park" then try to change gears. No jerking motions just nice and smoothly do it. This is the only way it will work unless you get down and do electrical kind of bypassing on the switch which would be very hard for me to explain because I don't have the wire color codes and stuff to give you. I do hope this works and good luck.
It has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You should just push the brake in to shift, but if you have done that, and it still won't shift, with foot on the brake, push the shifter all the way into park. Sometimes they don't always go into park all the way. Also if you park on a hill, it puts pressure on the btsi, so you cant shift it. Have someone push the vehicle back, just enough to take the pressure off and it should shift. I had this happen to me with my Grand Am.
In future, when on put it in park only AFTER the handbrake is applied. Ideally, foot brake, shift to N, apply handbrake, release foot brake, shift to park.
If the incline isn't steep have someone push car uphill while you gently move gearshift shift out of park. If its a steep hill, call a tow truck and move to a level surface. The parking pawl in the transmission becomes groved over time (and sticks) unless you use the handbreak as described.
If the car is inclined severly the shifter will be harder to move as more of a load rests on the park gear. You may have to pull it hard but should come out of park. Make sure your foot is firmly on the brake pedal too and the key is in the on position
My gas petal used to stick on the jeep so i spray up in there on the petal to stop it from sticking ore the brake light woud stay on becuse petal got stuck try some WD40 just dont sray on your petal ok might work
There is i shift lock button that releases the gear shift, its normally right by the P for park, you might have to use a key or something to pull the little button cover up. But i had that problem and thats how i fixed it.