So ns at work-related all day and 5pm comes around, i grab mine stuff and head out to the car. I obtain in, start it up and go to shift it the end of park, however the shifter i will not ~ move. I inspect the obvious, rest is completely depressed and the brake lamp come on, however no shifting. So ns pull out the owner’s manual, and shot the ‘manual override’ instructions because that the transaxle. This consists of removed the rubber insert indigenous the cup holder and reaching through a little hole to push a lever. No joy.




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I traction the chrome trim item from around the transition lever and look inside v the gap. I notification that the plastic part that I moved for the ‘manual override’ is pink. There is one more pink plastic item on the various other (left) next of the shifter that moves as soon as I try to shift. I grab a screwdriver and also pull this towards the behind while shifting. Whew, gained it. That let me journey home, yet I don’t want to shift with a screwdriver, so I’ll have to fix this.


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After I acquire home, i pull the center console the end to obtain a far better look in ~ the problem. First I need to pull the a/c regulate bezel the end so i can gain to the screws behind it. The bottom of the dashboard pulls out, and then you have to pull the unit down to traction the peak side out. Eliminate the cable connectors. Remove six 10mm screws. Two space behind the a/c bezel, and four room in the facility console armrest compartment.


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With the console the end of the way, I notification that the plastic component on the left side of the shifter is attached come a cable, which pulls it forward as soon as the an essential isn’t in the ‘on’ position. That goes slack once the crucial is ‘on’ but there is no spring to pull the plastic piece back out that the way. I discover a ar where other has damaged off, yet I don’t uncover a spring or the broken piece. This is once I decide to boost their mechanism so this doesn’t occur again.


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I had actually to gain a replacement spring, for this reason I checked out the parts store and bought the the smallest throttle return feather I can find. It was a little too long, therefore I reduced it down to one inch full length. Then ns drilled a feet in the pink plastic part and hooked the spring between it and also the spring host down hook top top the shifter housing. After experimentation that it worked as needed, I put the console back together. Total repair cost, $3.00 and one hour of work-related for a systems that is better than new. The price for a replacement change housing in ~ the dealership, $142.00 add to installation, probably at least $300.00 all together.


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Late upgrade to this instructable...I received a recall notice for my vehicle from Chrysler today, outlining specifically the concern I developed this instructable for. Ns won"t be acquisition my auto in because it"s currently fixed, however if you have actually this problem and need to take it it in, they"ll more than likely fix it for free. They remain that they"ll install a "reinforcement clip" to store your feather retainer hook from breaking. Good Luck,Dan


THANK YOU thank YOU thank YOU! i was maybe to conveniently figure this out and get residence safely. Together with calling the dealership and having them resolve it for free. Give thanks to YOU!!!




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Thanks because that the instructions. I was may be to remove the A/C bezel v no problem, as well as the six 10mm screws. However, in no means will the console come off. No issue which method it is pulled, pushed, or twisted, it just will no clear the parking brake handle. The parking brake is complete on, but that take care of would more than likely need come move one more 30º in the direction of vertical before the console will certainly clear it. Perhaps a hacksaw is needed? Can"t find any type of useful details on this anywhere. HELP!


Sorry to hear that you"re having concerns Cliff. It"s been awhile, so i can"t psychic if ns had any type of difficulties acquiring the console off from approximately the brake handle. Look about to see if something is tho connected, and shot wiggling it. Hopefully it"s just caught on something. If all else fails, press the damaged pink retainer to the behind (picture 2), and drive it come the dealer. It"s a remind issue, therefore they"ll fix it because that free.