1994 GS300 Transmission lock button will not depress unless bypassed.?? on 1994 Lexus GS300

Lock button works when i use a screwdriver and bypass it. what causes it to lock up? never happened before.

by in Vancouver, WA on July 12, 2013
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by on July 12, 2013
There is a solenoid that releases the shifter lever from park when the brake pedal is depressed. So it can be the solenoid or can be the brake pedal switch.
COMMENT by on July 12, 2013
thanks. i can bypass with a screwdriver, but does the problem itself suggest there is some other problem(s) with the transmission or something else?