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2004 Volvo XC70 Question: Shift Lock solenoid

 

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RAFONTANA, 2.5L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Manassas, VA, December 28, 2010, 06:09
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I have been reveiwing older comments. My car (sometimes) will not come out of park. I will check brake lights (as previously recommended); however, I do not believe it to be this. I can feel the solenoid actuator but it does not seem to release the lock mechanism. I have most of the consol apart but do not have a repair manual to do the rest. How can I get to the switch or the spring in the shift handle???

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    December 28, 2010, 06:13
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    honestly i'm not very familiar with Volvo's, but i can tell you that on Ford products the shift interlock solenoid is integrated into the shifter assembly on floor shift models and normally has to be replaced as a unit. not sure that this is helpful or not.

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    RAFONTANA, December 29, 2010, 07:45
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    I agree...I am trying to find a manual so i can replace the shifter and/or the neutral safety switch.

    I believe it is a mechanical problem in the shift lever. I can feel the solenoid actuating when I step on the brakes and the brake lights all work; however, sometimes it will shift and sometimes it will not. I believe it is the connection in the shift that is slipping.

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    Visitor, February 21, 2011, 18:50

    you need to replace cable. it is cheep about 40.00 D .it goes from back of ignition to gear shift. good luck

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    Visitor, February 22, 2011, 06:46

    That is what I had to do.

    Out of my area of capability without a manual. To bad.

    Cost about 150 with labor.

    Thanks.

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