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Pathfinder 2017 has a loud click inside the center console shifter area is that normal?.it's every time i turn the car on, press and depress the brake pedal in order to move the gear lever nissan told me that it is normal i don't think is normal the loud clicking

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That is normal. There is an antitheft interlock that is also a safety feature to prevent it from being put in gear accidently. (
think child proofing.)

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That is simply the mechanism that keeps your car from shifting unless you have the brake applied. It is louder than most vehicles, but that is one small sacrifice for good quality, cheaper car. The noise is normal.

Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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SOURCE: will not shift out of park 95 Buick Regal Gran Sport automatic

you have what is called a btsi, brake trans shift interlock that may be the problem, usually there is a little square cover on the console you can remove and use a screwdriver to depress the latching mechanism to shift the car out of park

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: mitsibishi colt 97 stuck in 1st gear

Your link broke off. What might have happened is the car got stuck in 1st, and when you shifted to second, the link broke. Not too clued up on your car, but you probably need to drop the gearbox. On some cars you can take out the shifter without having to drop the box and still see if the link is broken. Good luck

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 2009 Hyundai Sonata-clicking noise at brake pedal,brakes applied

This is not a rich mans car so its normal. Your hearing the solinod that lets you take the car out of park after the brake is depressed so the car can't be put in gear unless the brake is on. If the noise bothers you the soliniod can be found and wrapped in insulation like a rich mans car them you can ride on feeling like a rich man too. ( the Beatles sang that a long time ago) and its still true today.

Posted on Oct 14, 2009

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2002 chevy trailblazer on neutral mode, trailblazer can be pushed easily,but shifter is stuck on park. vehicle will start.the push button on shifter will not engage

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I have a 1998 GMC Jimmy I have been working on. All the sudden it won't shift out of gear, when I tried to start it all it does is make a quick clicking sound. Is the battery dead or what?

I am assuming you have a console shifter. If so, the shift linkage is jammed keeping it from going into park (which is where it has to be to start the truck). When in park and the brake pedal is depressed, the shifter is interlocked with the brake pedal via a switch/relay connected to the shifter with a linkage. Check the linkage to the shifter - it may be jamming the shifter.

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Where is the location of the airbag module?

all airbags have the word "airbag" pressed into the plastic. the airbag controller is normally mounted on the floor close to where the shifter is. (inside the console). this may not be true in all types of cars tho

Nov 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Why does it get stuck in park

Chris: According to "Shifter Lever

Recognizing that you might one day find yourself in such a predicament, vehicle manufacturers incorporated a quick and easy method for manually releasing a shifter stuck in Park. Follow these 4 simple steps.

1. Set the emergency brake.

2. Locate the shifter lock override slot located on the shifter console near the shifter lever. Normally, the slot is plugged with a small plastic cap.

3. Remove the plastic cap covering the override slot and insert a key, nail file or similarly shaped object into the slot and push down.

4. While pushing down, depress the brake pedal, grab the shifter and push in the shifter lock button located on the shifter as you normally do and then move the shifter to the Neutral position. With the brake pedal still depressed, start the engine with the shifter in the Neutral position.

NOTE: If the shifter lever will still not move, repeat the process making sure to press down firmly on the locking mechanism and the brake pedal simultaneously as you attempt to move the shifter lever.

NOTE: Continuing to drive your vehicle in this condition will not cause any additional damage. You will just have to use this procedure to release the shifter each time you attempt to move the shifter out of the Park position." I hope this helps you!

May 28, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Brake light, shifter and console light

brake light is suppose to be out, unless hand brake set.
the other lights are called PARK.
all cars have huge number of park lamps all over car, and insided.

ok park lock out is failing
a blown fuse.
if you look more, you will see lots of things lost electrical power.

park lock out is a system it prevents car from moving in drive.
it uses the brake switch, and console shifter to detect this error
and blocks the shifter via the shifter solenoid.
your defeat switch is there just for this error.
the diagnoses is easy. with the correct shematic.
this is in the FSM
and alldata dot com.
what happens is the brake is depressed, sending 12v to the
PRNLD tranny switch, if the this switch is in fact at P or N
then 12v passes to the shift solenoid, and it then energizes
and unlocks the shifter,
that is the whole ball of wax.
need a schematic ask. or join and be (enabled)

Nov 04, 2013 | 2004 Honda Accord

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Where is the shift solenoid located in a 2005 Nissan Pathfinder?

there are several...all locared in valve body of transmission.not serviced separately.must get whole valve body to replace.or are you referring to the shift lock solenoid?this is located in center console on shifter assembly.

Feb 21, 2011 | 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

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Our 1994 toyotal corolla will not shift out of park

The most common problem brake switch, NO BRAKE LIGHTS, NO SHIFT.
the other possibilities interlock shift solenoid, that is the one that the brake switch has to activate so you can move your shifter.

First let somebody tell you is you have brake lights, if don't then replace brake switch. If you do then listen for a click inside the center console by the shifter. no click then you need the solenoid.

By the meantime remove the little square window by the shifter and stick a pen or little screw driver push the button that is inside that would allow you to shift.

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Jan 03, 2011 | 1994 Toyota Corolla

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When I start engine then depress brake pedal and try to depress shift lever button I can't get it ou of park. This happens 6 times out of 10.

In the area of the shifter (in the center console), there is a shift lock solenoid that is activated by the brake switch. This solenoid prevents shifting out of the Park position unless the brake pedal is depressed. Your problem could be either the brake switch or the solenoid. I would try replacing the switch first.

Sep 09, 2010 | 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer

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Cannot shift out of park without using the over ride button under the center console. What is causing this?

Check fuses could be blown fuse. Or another possibility could be brake pedal switch. Brake pedal must be depressed to release shifter from park. Also try and check voltage at solenoid that releases the shifter from park. The solenoid should be located under the shifter, power should only be there when brake is depressed. If voltage is not present with or with out brake depressed than check fuse and switches before solenoid. If voltage is present with brake depressed and no action occurs at the solenoid than that definitely means it is bad. hope you get it fixed..

Jun 22, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

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I am unable to get my 2001 spectre into gear. I

If it has a center console inside the center console is a shift interlock solenoid which when the brake pedal is depressed sends a voltage signal to the shift interlock solenoid which then unlocks the shifter allowing you to shift it. It may be bad look into it. You can also manually unlock the shifter by pulling the small plug on the console next to the shifter then sticking a screwdriver down in there far enough to un lock the shifter they made that for this reason.

Dec 01, 2009 | 2001 Kia Spectra

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MY switch to put my 2001 nissan pathfinder sticks

I don't believe the previous post/answer was correct. I have had this problem as well on an 01' Pathfinder. It's NOT the transmission. There are two elements to your shifter not being able to unlock/move. The first is a Shift Lock Relay which is located next to the brake pedal arm under the dash. When you step on the brake to shift it out of park, the arm hits the relay and this relay sends a signal to the next component, which is called a Shift Lock Solenoid. This solenoid is located next to the shifter itself under the console cover. When you step on the brake you should hear a "click". This click is the lock solenoid on the shifter releasing, at which point you can push in the button on the shifter and move it to reverse or drive. If you do not hear the click, you can't push in the button and move the shifter. Listen for the click. If you do not hear it, have somone check if your brake lights come on when you step on the brake pedal. If they do not come on, it's a faulty relay which can easily be replaced. It's not sending the signal to the lock solenoid telling it the brake pedal is being depressed. Look under the dash right next to the brake pedal arm and you will see it. If your brake lights come on, but no click is heard, try adjusting the relay to be closer to the pedal arm. If that does not work, it's most likely the lock solenoid next to the shifter under the console. (This was my issue). I have a Chilton's repair manual picked up from the local auto parts shop that does have this solenoid shown and how to remove and test it. You have to remove the console to get at it which is easy, but a pain in the rear. The manual will walk you through this as well. Basic hand tools are all that is needed. A new shift lock solenoid can be purchased from your local Nissan dealer. The parts stores around here (Minnesota) such as O'Reilley's, Autozone, Napa, etc. do not carry them. Mine was $125 from Nissan. There are two different solenoids depending on your VIN number. One was used on early 2001 models and a different one on later 2001 models. Write down your VIN number and bring it with you to the dealer. I had to do this since the part is not stocked and had to be ordered. They couldn't just compare the old part to the new one from a shelf. It took two days to get the new solenoid. I put the new one in place, snapped the wire connector back on and life was good again. No more listening to my wife gripe about it taking 10 minutes to get it in gear and out of the driveway. Hope this helps Scott.

Oct 23, 2009 | 2001 Nissan Pathfinder

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