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My gear is stuck in park on Hyundai santa fe 2005
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Customer: HELLO my gear is stuck in park on Hyundai santa fe 2005
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: car will not move out of park
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Hyundai
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.

Hi there

Can you tell me if the brake lights are working or not?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they are
Expert:  Mike V. replied 1 year ago.


This vehicle uses a shift lock cable. It sounds like it's out of adjustment.

Problem is I don't have any information on making said adjustment. There should be a manual override on the cover, just above the position letters. It should be a small piece of plastic that you can pop out, then push a small screwdriver in there and pull it out of park at the same time.

They just don't provide the instructions for the interlock adjustment.