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Hello, my name is***** for the question. Does the shifter appear to be stuck in park? Is there a clicking from the shifter when you press the brake pedal?
Thank you. So the shifter makes a clicking noise when you push on the brake pedal?
Thank you. It sounds like you may have an issue with either the shift lock solenoid or a problem with the circuit. If you have a voltage meter I can run you through a series of tests. Most of the time the wiring to the solenoid breaks in the console.
Thank you. Have you checked to see if the BTSI fuse has power?
Then we need to check the power at the brake light switch. We need to know if there is voltage at the brake switch wires.
If you have voltage and ground to the solenoid on the shifter then the solenoid should be releasing. If you remove and reinstall the connector on the solenoid does it make any noise?
Can you measure the resistance of the solenoid with an ohm meter?
You should be able to get it at the dealer. If you cannot find one let me know and I will recommend an online source.
When you say backwards do you mean back beyond the off position?
Thanks. No, it should not be able to move backwards. Either the ignition switch is failing or the body control module is.
It really does sound like the ignition switch unless there is a strange short in the wiring harness someplace.