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Old 09-16-2013, 05:40 PM   #1
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2000 Wont shift out of park

OK guys, I know this topic has probably been covered somewhere in here but I searched and couldnt find it. My daughters 2000 Focus has left her again! It seems that even thou you depress the brake with it running it will not shift out of park. The brake lights do come on and after a bunch of wiggling the shift button it will or depress it hard.... very hard she cant do it for sure! Wondering of this brake shift control or something like that its called? And where is it located at under the dash? shifter? A bit of help would be apprieciated!


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Old 09-16-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Solenoid under console under shifter. Often not working is a sign of dying battery. There is a small plug-in-hole on console top surface that you can stick something inside like a key to release it. The round circle there.

Shift button does nothing there. You can break the arm off solenoid under shifter to stop it ever happening again. All my cars done like that.
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Old 09-16-2013, 07:09 PM   #3
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I will have to try and look into that for sure! Might have to get that cover off of there and get rid of that solonoid. I can hear it clicking in there almost all of the time when its working. The first time my daughter had this issue I thought it was just her! You know the 18 yr old girl and cars thing!!! Now I can get it to stick once out of every 50 tries shifting it.
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