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Date registered: Jan 2007
Location: Potomac Falls, VA
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Shifter Stuck In Park - No Fault Code Set
Ok this past Sunday, did the unthinkable and spilled my Coke right into the shifter. After panicking and placing the gear selector into Park, all of a sudden the gauges go crazy and light up...check engine light comes on and I can no longer get it out of Park.
I shut the car off only to find it will not start again. Never mind traffic is backing up behind me as I can't even get out and push the car out of the way. 30 minutes later, car finally starts and I am able to shift into gear. Of course I am now in limp mode. I get home, clean out all the connections with contact cleaner spray, and using this great forum, figure out how to reset trans so I can get car to shift again.
OK, here is the problem; no trouble codes are set and I reset computer. But I can not get the shifter to release from Park unless I use the emergency release. I read the threads on the brake switch possibly causing this, but the brake lights come on. Can a faulty brake light switch still cause the shifter to stick in park even if the brake lights are lighting up?