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Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems
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Experience:  Owner at Carolina Auto Service & Sales , 20 years Experience in Foreign & Domestic vehicle
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The gear stick can move from p,r,n,2 but indicator stuck at

Customer Question

hello...the gear stick can move from p,r,n,2 but indicator stuck at N and cannot enggage
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the brake switch?
Customer: I have a 2000 model. No I hav not check the brake switch as i do not know how to
JA: What is the model of your '00 Toyota?
Customer: I do not know but tmy car have the headlights that look like eyes that slants to the back...if i described it correctly...excuse my ignorance abt the model
JA: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I havent tried anything yet
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that about it....sorry for not knowing the technicalities
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Transmissions
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

Hey how are you

Ok ,it could the brake swicth like u mentioned , are the brake light working ?

it could be the shift interlock solenoid or the BCM module ?

But first lets try this Master reset and we go from there ,make sure you have a good 12 volt battery first

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 15 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
now is midnite here..I will try it tomorrow n will let u know. tQ
Expert:  Chad Farhat replied 1 month ago.

I understand ,let me know what happens ,if it worked great ,if not we can continue on it

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