How to fix my car being stuck in park? on 2006 Dodge Charger

Went to put my car in.to reverse and it would not come out of park. There was no check engine light on or warning light on

by in Palmdale, CA on August 27, 2012
2 answers 7 comments
ANSWER by on August 27, 2012
FIRST CHECK TO SEE IF BRAKE LIGHTS WORK. IF NOT REPLACE OPEN FUSE(BLOWN) IF BRK. LIGHTS WORK THEN PROBLEM WITH SHIFTER INTERLOCK SHOULD HAVE MAN. OVERRIDE BUT I AM NOT SURE. MAYBE SOME OF THE OTHER GUYS KNOW.
COMMENT by on August 27, 2012
Thank you I will check that out as soon as I get home
COMMENT by on August 27, 2012
Welcom. Car is not parked like on a hill or some place you usually don't park is it? Reason i ask if on hill and park brake not applied, may be hard to get out of park.
COMMENT by on August 27, 2012
Slight incline but that is where I all ways park
ANSWER by on August 27, 2012
WETRY IS CORRECT ON STARTING WITH BRAKE LIGHT CK
COMMENT by on August 28, 2012
Both other responses correct , but this time I didn't see a mention of the brake light switch itself , so I felt this OCD need to mention it ...SORRY GUYS! Hope the fix is simple.
COMMENT by on August 28, 2012
There is a pick peice under the shifter it self that broke..this is a common problem with this car..the metal replcement part costs $34.00
COMMENT by on August 29, 2012
Thanks for the reply , hopefully anyone else with similar issue wiil see the fix you had and check first. and now we know another 'common problem' to put in our long list of common problems. Thanks again!
COMMENT by on July 25, 2014
Read your owner's manual cover to cover. It's in there. Remove the cubbyhole/ pocket to the right of the shifter by pulling up on it. Reach in and fiddle the pink part with your finger. Repeat as needed until you can get it fixed. Have every driver practice this BEFORE the day comes when it is required.
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