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I have a 2009 Nissan Maxima the shifter was stuck due to a…

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I have a 2009 Nissan Maxima the shifter was stuck due to a dead battery I used the shift lock button, but now the shifter won't relock now that my new battery is in.
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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Hi Im David, thanks for visiting the site. when you turn the key on and step on the brake can you hear a click?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
It's a push button start
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

push the button on. then put your foot on the brake. not at the same time

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
There's not any audible click
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

ok, then the shift interlock isnt working, please standby a few while i look at a few things. thanks

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

here are some tests that need to be done before replacing the shift interlock solenoid, which i believe is the issue

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
The steering wheel is unlocked as well if that helps
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

then the shift interlock cable actuator that runs inside the steering column may be whats bad.

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Had a little more time to mess around with it. I'm able to manually pry the shifter button out so it locks in park. But the steering wheel still won't lock. I'm debating going to a junk yard for a steering lock actuator and shift lock button
Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

thats not a bad idea my friend

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Nissan Mechanic: david craig, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago

hows it going?

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