gear shift button on 1995 Suzuki Sidekick

is there anything I can do easily to fix a gear shift button that seems to lock up in the park position? I have a hard time trying to get the button to push in sometimes it works fine and other times it won't work at all.

by in Roanoke, VA on May 22, 2010
3 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by on October 23, 2010
Did you find an responces? My 94 sidekick is doing the same thing?
COMMENT by on October 24, 2010
no I have not found a response and it is still doing it.
ANSWER by on June 10, 2012
I have a 1995 doing same thing. It has something to do with the cable or sensor that tells it you have your foot on the brake. Have not taken it apart yet to see how to adjust it (I hope)
ANSWER by on July 29, 2015
There is a 1/2" access door on the driver's side of the shift console. Remove the screw to remove the panel and then you can insert a finger to pull back the lock lever so the shift lever isn't stuck in park. If you remove the console, you can wire the lock lever out of the way. The only think it does is prevent accidentally shifting into drive without pulling on the unlock grip on the shifter, and having your foot on the brake. If you have toddlers climbing in the car while it's running, don't override it! If you are an adult and know what you're doing, you probably don't need this feature-turned-failure.

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