1999 Honda Passport Q&A
1999 Honda Passport Question: Shift lock will not release when starting.
The shift lock on my 4x4 automatic transmission will not release after the car is started, even with my foot on the brake. The only way we are able to start the car and release the shift lock is to push the shift handle button in prior to starting and then hold it in after it starts, then dropping it into gear. The cable appears to be working properly and the assembly seems to be in tact as I have removed all on the plastic around the key cylinder lock to inspect. Has anyone experienced this problem? - familysly
Check your Brake Light Switch to be sure that it is energizing the shift lock solenoid that releases your shift lever out of PARK. You can do this by applying your brakes and verifying that the Brake Lights work normally. - dandd