Question about 2007 Chrysler Pacifica FWD New Cars
SHIFTER LOCKED IN PLACE
Posted on Dec 21, 2011
There is a shifter interlock switch kit available now from dealership. Cost me $7.95. Easy fix with instructions. Kit for 2005-2007 300/charger/magnum and Pacifica. Molar part number 1-68088259AB or K6855738AB. First on bag, second on instruction sheet.
Posted on Jul 28, 2012
I did the above suggestion from Shaffoti and true the spring was not connected as the pink "hidden" do hicky had a part broken off. I used a wire to attach the spring to the pink part then attached the other end where it goes. Put the key in and attempted to shift, noticed the silver wire in the shifter housing that is supposed to move when you depress the brake, wasn't moving (is it supposed to move?). and still couldn't shift... NOW the key won't come out of the ignition. AHHHH!
Anyone can help, I would appreciate it greatly! 3 hours of work for nada and have more problems than what I started with.
Posted on Dec 27, 2013
You have a problem with the shift interlock, some cars use an electric lock that is tied into the brake lights and some use a cable or rod connected to the shifter, check and make sure the brake lights are working. You should be able to by-pass the system by turning the ignition switch just far enough to un-lock the steering wheel, but not far enough to turn any thing on, then shift to neutral and start the car.
Posted on Aug 14, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you have kids check that some thing is not stuck down were the lever is i no it sounds silly but its happened to me
Posted on Apr 21, 2011
This happened to me. And googleing the solution was very unproductive so I decided to take stuff apart and figure it out. I fixed it. Here's how. First, other forums told me that pressing on the brake releases a lever that allows you to shift from park, and that is true. Then I was told that the mechanism that releases that lever is broken and you can remove the gear shift trim, press on a pink lever to release the gear shift. That did NOT work and besides, when I pressed on the brake, I still heard the 'click' and that told me that the brake/release mechanism still functioned and that I should look elsewhere for the problem.
Here's what ultimately solved the problem. I had to remove the gear shift housing. In order to do that, I had to remove the center console. At first, it seemed like a daunting task but in the end, screw/fastener removal was logical and the parts went back together in a snap. Still, my wife saw the project mid-progress and got scared. No worries, happy ending. Anyway, once I removed the gear shift housing, I noticed another pink lever that was never mentioned in any of my google attempts. This other pink lever fits in a notch within the gear shift assembly and should be released as soon as you push the gear shift to the right on it's way down to the reverse position but only if the key is turn to the 'On' position. This lever is spring loaded. In my case, the little tiny plastic clip on the inside of the gear shift housing that holds a 10 cent spring (I'm guessing its 10 cents) was broken. That's it.
So my choices were to either by a new gear shift housing assembly for $300+ or use a dremmel tool to saw off the portion of the this pink lever that fits inside the aforementioned notch. I'm broke so I chose the later. 3 hours later, my 2006 Pacifica was mobile again. So what's the down side of sawing that piece off? Now it's possible to pull the key out of the ignition while the car is still running. If you can deal with that, you can save a lot of money. However, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF HARM COMES TO YOU OR YOUR CAR BY PERFORMING THE SAME FIX AS I DID! But now you know.
Posted on Jun 03, 2011
SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck
Look under the dash, on the brake pedal arm. There are one or two switches that activate brake lights and/or shift unlock. Check for loose mounting nut or a missing rubber nubber. Is the brake pedal coming all the way back up? Look on the floor for something not usually found there. These switches are adjustable and it may be as simple as adjusting them. Have a helper look for brake lights on and shift lever unlocked while you push and release the switches with your finger. Depress the brake pedal to get it out of the way. Remember to set the park brake first. Could just be a bad switch or loose connector. Check fuses and the bulbs. Is shifter fully in Park? Also try jiggling the turn signal lever.
Posted on Aug 25, 2011
SOURCE: The gear shift is stuck
This problem also happened to me. However, I found the part online that replaces the second pink lever. The new part is made of metal so the part will never break again. I made the emergency fix with the dremel, ordered the part, and a week later the part came. I am making the permanent fix today. Follow the link above to order the new part. It costs around 49.00 including tax and shipping. It will take you appx 2 hours to remove the shifter, change the part, and reinstall.
Posted on Sep 21, 2011
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