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Q: shift lock won't engage with out putting in a screw driver on 2002 Saab 9-3

without using a screw driver the shift lock will not let me get it out of gear. I have checked the fuse #12 to see if it was blown, it was not
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Do your brake lights work? The shift lock needs an input from the brake light switch to operate the shift lock. You will need to disassemble the trim panels around the shifter and check the solenoid. You will need a wiring diagram and component locator. There is a company that independent auto repair shops "buy" their information from that offer a very reasonable service to do it yourselvers. You can get a one week subrcription or year subscription very cheap. The information is year make and model specific repair procedures, service bulletins, component locations, wiring diagrams ect.... great quality information same as the professionals have ,much better than generic workshop manuals from parts stores, much cheaper than the factory manual try
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