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2012 Sentra will not shift from park. Tried the shift

Customer Question

2012 Sentra will not shift from park. Tried the shift release by shifter and still stuck. Any suggestions?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Nissan
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

do your brake lights work?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My daughters car. She called and said it wouldnt go in park. Got the car home and nessed with a few minutes and it went to park. Started the car and to go to drive and it wouldnt budge.
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

is this push button start or a standard key?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Standard key
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Anyone there?
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

WITH INTELLIGENT KEY

- The mechanical key interlock mechanism also operates as a shift lock:
With the ignition knob switch turned to ON, selector lever cannot be shifted from "P" position to any other position unless brake pedal is depressed.
With the ignition knob switch turned to OFF, selector lever cannot be shifted from "P" position to any other position.
- The shift lock and key interlock mechanisms are controlled by the ON-OFF operation of the shift lock solenoid and by the operation of the ignition knob switch, respectively.

WITHOUT INTELLIGENT KEY

- The mechanical key interlock mechanism also operates as a shift lock:
With the ignition switch turned to ON, selector lever cannot be shifted from "P" position to any other position unless brake pedal is depressed.
With the key removed, selector lever cannot be shifted from "P" position to any other position.
The key cannot be removed unless selector lever is placed in "P" position.
- The shift lock and key interlock mechanisms are controlled by the ON-OFF operation of the shift lock solenoid and by the operation of the rotator and slider located inside key cylinder, respectively.

Shift Lock System Electrical Parts Location

PICTURE: KEY1 &KEY2

Wiring Diagram - CVT - SHIFT

PICTURE KEY3

Diagnosis Procedure

WITHOUT INTELLIGENT KEY

SYMPTOM 1:
-Selector lever cannot be moved from "P" position with ignition switch in ON position and brake pedal depressed.
-Selector lever can be moved from "P" position with ignition key in ON position and brake pedal released.
-Selector lever can be moved from "P" position when ignition switch is removed from key cylinder.
SYMPTOM 2:
-Ignition key cannot be removed when selector lever is set to "P" position.
-Ignition key can be removed when selector lever is set to any position except "P" position.

1. CHECK KEY INTERLOCK CABLE

Check key interlock cable for damage.
OK or NG
OK- GO TO 2.
NG- Repair key interlock cable. See: Shift Interlock Cable\Service and Repair.

2. CHECK CVT POSITION

Check CVT position. See: Shifter CVT\Testing and Inspection.
OK or NG
OK- GO TO 3.
NG- Adjust control cable. See: Shifter CVT\Adjustments\Shift Control System.

3. CHECK SHIFT LOCK SOLENOID AND PARK POSITION SWITCH

1.Turn ignition switch ON. (Do not start engine.)
2.Selector lever is set in "P" position.
3.Check operation sound.

PICTURE KEY4

OK or NG
OK-INSPECTION END
NG- GO TO 4.

4. CHECK POWER SOURCE

PICTURE KEY5

Check voltage between CVT shift selector connector M38 terminal 3
and ground.
OK or NG
OK- GO TO 6.
NG- GO TO 5.

5. DETECT MALFUNCTIONING ITEM

Check the following. If any items are damaged, repair or replace damaged parts.
- Harness for short or open between ignition switch and CVT shift selector connector
- 10A fuse [No.12, located in the fuse block (J/B)]
- Ignition switch.
OK or NG
OK-INSPECTION END
NG- Repair or replace damaged parts.

6. CHECK STOP LAMP SWITCH POWER SOURCE

PICTURE KEY6

1.Turn ignition switch OFF.
2.Disconnect stop lamp switch connector E60.
3.Turn ignition switch ON.
4.Check voltage between stop lamp switch connector E60 terminal 3 and ground.
3 - ground: Battery voltage
OK or NG
OK- GO TO 8.
NG- GO TO 7.

7. CHECK STOP LAMP SWITCH SUPPLY CIRCUIT

PICTURE KEY7

1.Turn ignition switch OFF.
2.Disconnect CVT shift selector connector M38.
3.Check continuity between CVT shift selector connector M38 (A)
terminal 4 and stop lamp switch connector E60 (B) terminal 3.
Continuity should exist.
4.Check continuity between CVT shift selector connector M38 (A)
terminal 4 and ground.
Continuity should not exist.
OK or NG
OK- Replace shift lock solenoid assembly.
NG- Repair or replace harness as necessary.

8. CHECK GROUND CIRCUIT

PICTURE KEY8

1.Turn ignition switch OFF.
2.Check continuity between stop lamp switch connector E60 terminal 4 and ground.
Continuity should exist.
OK or NG
OK- GO TO 9.
NG- Repair or replace harness as necessary.

9. CHECK STOP LAMP SWITCH

PICTURE KEY9

Check continuity between stop lamp switch terminals 3 and 4.

PICTURE KEY10

Check stop lamp switch after adjusting brake pedal.
OK or NG
OK-INSPECTION END.
NG- Replace stop lamp switch.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That is alot of information. Not really sure what to do with it.
Expert:  JOHN aka Eauto replied 1 year ago.

thats the test procdure to determine what is broken