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HDGENE, Master Auto Technician
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I bought a ford focus 2007 several years ago this is an auto

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i bought a ford focus 2007 several years ago this is an auto transmission. several years after that i had to have the stick shift and console replaced since the stick shift came apart. after that was done on occassion i have problems getting the button
on the stick shift to depress so that i can get the car from park into reverse. the car runs fine. in genreal i have with a little effort been able to get the button pressed in. this evening i had to work for an hour and finally called a tow trucker who put
a screw driver into a small little hole on the console when the car was started and pressing in on the break once that was done the stick moved smoothly into all gears. but once the shift stick was in park i had to repeat the process of using the srew driver
whats the problem is it very expensive and can i use the screw driver method for a while till i get the money for the car repair
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: GMC
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, yes you can use the screwdriver as often as you like to bypass the shift interlock solenoid mechanism on the shifter. Need to verify the stop lamps are working properly when it wont come out of park. If they do then there is a problem with the shift interlock solenoid on the shifter which would need to be replaced or you can disconnect the mechansim and bypass the interlock all the time.

Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, do you need more help or information for this concern?