UK Car Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
So the engine will not crank at all? Does the vehicle power up normally with the ignition ON? The shifter will release from park with the ignition ON and foot on the brake but the P is not lite up?
OK the P not lighting up may be a problem but usually the shifter will not release from park unless the interlock is bad. See if the shifter will move out of park without your foot on the brake. Just use the parking brake and get ready to hit the foot brake to make sure it does not roll. I then recommend we check all the fuses for battery voltage on both sides as this will check to see if any are blown and will also check the system power relays to make sure they are working. Also please confirm the battery is fully charged. Let me know.
Yes it is possible that the shifter is not all the way in park. We need to remove the black metal cover on the bottom of the transmission and check the cable and linkage to see if it is fully engaged into park.