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What is shift lock release, and how do I use this option???

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Shift lock located on your shifter by sticking a key or an small object into the hole to release the lock; Only used when need to shift out of gear if the battery is dead OR the brake sereniod switch goes bad and wont release the lock to the shifter when applying pressure to brake peddle to allow you to move shifter into gear. also state in owners manuel.

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On a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, the interlock is a cable without a solenoid. There is no release on the shift handle on this model. The cable end at the brake pedal has a little retainer that slips out of position and causes the cable to not pull the interlock lever forward. Once is slips out you might as well replace the cable because it will happen again.

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If you accidentilly or purposely lock the shift knob there is usually a small key lock on the console by the shifter that you can insert your starting key into and turn and it releases the locked shifter

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2005 grand marquis will not shift out of park


More then likely a problem with the shift interlock system . Stepping on the brake pedal , do the brake light's light up ? The shift interlock system is a safety system that won't allow the gear selector to be moved out of park unless driver is pushing the brake pedal . Part's involved - brake switch , inlock solenoid , wiring etc.... May also have electronic module involved , BCM - body control module .
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The shift interlock system consists of:
  • a shift lock actuator .
    • A transmission shift lock actuator, which clips to the actuator retainer, securing the shift lock actuator to the steering column.
    • A transmission shift lock actuator cable which routes to the floor console mounted shifter assembly lock mechanism.
  • electrical circuits to supply power to lock and unlock the shift lock actuator.
The shift lock mechanism locks the gearshift lever in PARK:
  • when the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the LOCK position.
  • with the ignition switch lock cylinder in the RUN position and the brake pedal released.
The shift lock actuator releases the gearshift lever:
  • when the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the FIRST position.
  • with the ignition switch lock cylinder in the RUN position and the brake pedal actuated.

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Safety system - shift interlock . Won't let driver move gear selector unless foot is pushing on the brake pedal . part's involved (FEM) front electronic module , brake switch .
Shift Interlock System
The shift interlock system consists of:
  • a shift lock actuator .
    • A transmission shift lock actuator, which clips to the actuator retainer, securing the shift lock actuator to the steering column.
    • A transmission shift lock actuator cable which routes to the floor console mounted shifter assembly lock mechanism.
  • electrical circuits to supply power to lock and unlock the shift lock actuator.
The shift lock mechanism locks the gearshift lever in PARK:
  • when the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the LOCK position.
  • with the ignition switch lock cylinder in the RUN position and the brake pedal released.
The shift lock actuator releases the gearshift lever:
  • when the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the FIRST position.
  • with the ignition switch lock cylinder in the RUN position and the brake pedal actuated.
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    • The shift interlock system does not release/lock correctly
    • Circuit(s).
    • Fuse(s).
    • Shift lock actuator.
    • Brake pedal position (BPP) switch.
    • Go To Pinpoint Test A .
  • your best bet maybe to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop., unless you know how to diagnosed automotive electrical circuit's , viewing wiring diagrams an testing with a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter . Do you know what an automotive electrical wiring diagram is ?

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