My car won't shift out of Park. The mechanic says I need a shifter assembly and wants to charge $359.00 to repair it. This seems high to me.
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2006 Dodge Magnum
Question: Cost to repair shifter problem
Answer #1DaveJHM May 05, 2011, 21:57Master
Has the brake light switch been checked for proper operation? This is often a cause of a shifter not coming out of park. Worth a double check before moving forward with a shifter.
Answer #2Johnny Mopar May 10, 2011, 14:43Master
The Brake Transmission Shifter/Ignition Interlock (BTSI) is engaged whenever the ignition switch is in the LOCK position. An additional electrically activated feature will prevent shifting out of the PARK position unless the brake pedal is depressed at least one-half inch. A solenoid in the shifter assembly is energized when the ignition is in the ON position and the brake pedal is depressed. When the key is in the ON position and the brake pedal is depressed, the shifter is unlocked and will move into any position. The interlock system also prevents the ignition switch from being turned to the LOCK position, unless the shifter is in the gated PARK position.
In the event of an electrical failure, the vehicle can be shifted out of PARK by using the following procedure.
Turn the key to the ACC or ON position.
Remove the liner to the cubby bin to the right side of the shifter.
Depress the BTSI override on the side of the shifter assembly.
While the override is depressed, move the shifter out of the PARK position.
Return the cubby bin liner to its original location.