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jasunderland
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What is this?

Postby jasunderland » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:26 am

I am sure something is missing from there, but it looks like there is a button..... the hole right above the "P" for park.

Any thoughts????

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wht06pf
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Postby wht06pf » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:16 am

I beleive it's to tow the vehilce when there is no key in the iginition. It allows moving the gear shifter. someone correct me if I'm wrong

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Postby GOTGOO » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:21 am

I think your right i think its called a shift lock and there should be a cover for it.

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myriad46
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Postby myriad46 » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:05 am

Some cars' shift lock engages when you've been in an accident. Good to knwo if its a fender bender, and all of a sudden, you can't get your car in gear.

jasunderland
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Postby jasunderland » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:50 am

Thanks a lot! I will hit the dealer up to see if there is a cover they can replace for me!

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Postby AZ_Path » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:29 pm

According to page 5-16 in the manual it is needed if the battery is discharged and the shift lock will not disengage even with the key in the ignition and your foot on the brake pedal. I would assume from this the shift lock needs power to operate and therefore a dead battery means you won't be able to shift it out of park, hence you use the release button if you want to put it in Neutral to tow it.


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