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Thanks for the information but, it did not work. I found the so called button I tried it twice. I did however, get advise on how to get it out of park unfortunately that is only a temporary fix. I have a 2006 Charger RT. Any other suggestions?
Not sure about a recall yet, but I called Chrysler Customer Care and opened up a complaint ticket and they assisted in the repair. I still had to pay for the tow plus $50 deductible. It was about $400 total ticket. (NOTE: I've had 3 prior dodge products and my family has purchased Dodge's for many years...that may have helped).
If the car starts, then it is just the safety lock out. At least that's what it was on mine and I have the '09 R/T.
My son was messing with my FOB and just going nuts on the buttons until the car locked up. I could unlock, lock, start the car and work everything else, but the car would not shift out of park.
Called the dealership and was told about a button. I was told to pull the rubber holder out that is to the right of the shifter. The rectangle looking one that you would throw change into or a pen. In there is a button that you can press (a reset so it is called). Push the button, then leave the car alone for 15 minutes without touching, turning on, turning off, or anything!!!! Then the reset will hold. If you mess this up, you will have to push the reset button again the next time you go to drive.
If this does not work, let me know, but also let me know the year and model of yours.
I have an '06 RT (her name is Hemi) and this is the first time shes done this. I have pushe the secret reset button and am just waiting my 15 minutes. Paul
Hey gang, I got the billet aluminum replacement. When my brother and I opened the mechanism to replace the pink plastic piece, there was a plastic cap that was on a spring and rod right next to the shifter. That piece has gone missing. Any idea what it's called and where I could get a replacement?
I have a 2006 charger rt and I found a work around that worked for me until I can get to dealership to get replaced. I took the center console apart and tried the pink reset switch by the passenger seat and it did not work, after tinkering for 10 mins or so I started the car pulled on the little wire connected by the top near driver side and shifted while playing with the wire and it worked for me I was able to do this a few times and it worked every time.
The oil and trans has been checked numerous times and that's not my issue. On one day, it would not shift after 20 mph and now it will not shift after 40 mph. The engine stays in a high rev. I notice this starting happening after I got a full tank of gas from BP. The next morning after filling up, the car would not start.
OK, wife called and our 2006 R/T was stuck in park. I went to help and found same prob this thread is all about. I called dealer and was told about pink button in front of cup holder. Did it but no luck. So i tore into the tranny box under the shift lever and found that in FRONT of the box there is another pink part (right by a cable) and if you mess with it you'll find out you can push it in (towards rear of car) and release the catch that's preventing the shifT lever to come out of park. (This is the pink part that is replaced by the metal one in video earlier in this thread.) This works, when the other pink button by the cup holder does not work. (which means your spring was broken...or the tab holding the spring.) I then came home and found this thread. I like to fix things myself so i got back in under the shift lever and examined how it all works. I then took a hack saw blade and reached down and sawed a 1/2 inch tab off the black plastic piece that the front pink part connects with, stopping the shift lever from moving out of park. Right or wrong, this saved me spending even one dollar on a stupid part that is not needed anyway...and the broken pink plastic part can just sit there and i don't need to buy a metal one to replace it...and my car will shift in and out of gear forever without interference. The brakes still have to be pressed first to release the shift lever, but after pressing the brake pedal there is no longer a connection between the pink part and the black tab i severed, so my shift lever moves as it should. I don't know why they put parts in there that do not do anything anyway! .... now, I humbly admit I am not a mechanic or auto expert, so if you read this and KNOW ANY GOOD REASON this pink part is supposed to be in the car and its desired function I'd be happy to learn it's purpose, and would consider a more "professional" repair. Thanks.
This is the HACKSAW repairman again... Curiosity got the best of me! I researced what the pink part is for myself and thought I'd share for others to know. It is called a "SHIFT LOCKOUT Billet". In the shift gear box there are several (3) functions, besides just shifting gears. It has safety/theft mechanisms to prevent the car coming out of park unless A, the key is in the ignition and turned on or B, until you press the brake pedal first & C, a manual override for taking the car out of park if you have a dead battery. I have labeled parts in pics below with corresponding numbers. #1 is the PINK button on the right side of the gear shift lever, which you first find after removing cup holders and shift trim. This is what the dealer told me to push when I called for help, but it was not the right solution since my battery was fine, my car started, etc. This button is to be pushed when your battery is dead and you can't shift out of park because the electrical sensor does not send a signal that the key is in place and on. Now, to the Brake CABLE (#3) & other PINK PART that everyone is replacing (#2) The PINK Shift Lockout Billet is in the lower front left of the gear shift box near the brake cable release & it has an arm that goes down and to the right side, where it engages a BLOCK or piece of black plastic, preventing you moving the shift lever out of park... when the pink part is broken or when you do not have the key in the ingnition in the ON position. When I used a hacksaw blade and cut a small portion of the black plastic block away so the PINK part would miss it and I could shift out of park it theoretically could have made it so my safety/theft mechanisms wouldn't work...but it did not. They all work perfectly. Here are some pics of the parts mentioned in this:
1-Pink Battery Override Button 2-Tip of Pink Shift Lockout & black plastic block tap I cut off. 3-Cable to brake pedal lockout. To finalize, My repair cost nothing and only took about 15 minutes, including taking everything apart and putting it back together. I removed the trim around the shift lever, unscrewed the shift ****, took off the top trim of the shift box, put the car's park brake on then shifted into drive. (I shifted down to D to get the shaft out of the way of my hacksaw blade reaching down through the opening.) Then I put a light below so I could see underneath the shift box and I cut about 1/2 inch off the black plastic block where the Shift Lockout PINK piece kept hitting, so it would move freely and it all works swell... afterwards I checked all the features and they work like new, all without replacing my broken PINK STUPID shift lockout billet. My car won't shift out of park until I push the brake pedal. It won't shift until my key is turned to the ON position, AND the stupid broken piece is still in there and my repair took only a few minutes... Happy days... Dodge really shouldn't put cheap plastic pieces in vehicles just to get us in there to make money off us in parts....especially not parts that aren't even needed!!! ONE LAST TIP: When you are stuck and car won't shift out of park and you are not prepared to do the repair, the easiest way to get it out of park is to access the pink shift lockout billet by putting your finger in the front of the shift box, run it along the cable going under the shift box until you feel the shift lockout and push it inwards towards the back of the car. This will get you on the road immediately, with nothing but a phillips screwdriver (i used a pocketknife) and you can do your repair later...by whichever method you choose. Hope this helps you!
I had this same problem a couple years ago with my 2006 3.5L. Thanks to the posting on this forum I was able to get it out of gear only after having it towed on a flatbed. I know there are pictures posted on here that show the inside of the gear box and towards the engine is a silver wire. You push that over to the right with any tool and you can get out of gear. My ex-boyfriend was extremely resourceful and taught me a lot about working on my car. He fixed this problem with a fishing weight - it acts as a magnet between the box (under the dash where all the wires go to the engine) and the spring wire and holds the spring wire taut- it will never fail.