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Volvo S60 is stuck in park. Turning wheel does not help. Key

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Volvo S60 is stuck in park. Turning wheel does not help. Key is not stuck. Tail lights work. I did not get a
booklet with the car. My 1991 Volvo has a quick release. You stick you finger in the space, push the little button and
the car goes out of park and works. I suspect there is such a quick release here on the 1990 S60 since it seems to be a
common Volvo problem. I paid my $5.00 already...told Id have an answer in 5 minutes. I am homeless and need this car to work. Any help?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Hi, my name is ***** ***** I will try to assist you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ok. Do you know the answer to this question?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm just waiting for an answer.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Does your shifter look like this?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Id pay more if I could. I am homeless and broke...if you can't answer...please let me know.
No the picture is not accurate. Mine is a 2009...much more simple. If you don't know the answer, just
please tell me....I am stuck right now and have to move my car. I can't send more money rifht now.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

I'm sorry. you had 1990 in the description. Give me a moment

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

I don't need you to send more money. What about this one? there are several options. If this is not yours, please take a picture and upload it and I will further assist you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
My phone is not working right. I could get the answer on the internet right now??? Can we do that?Photo not correct. The shift override button is on the left of shifter. Only button there. Does nothing.
Isn't there a special release on this model like the others have? Seems to be a common problem with
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm sorry. I can't call you or pay more now. Later I could.
Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

If the shift override button is not operable, you will need to pop the cover off and physically access the release mechanism from the inside. This is not difficult to do and the cover should pop off with a pry tool (knife, screw driver, etc...)

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

Do you think this is something you would be able to do?

Expert:  Joshua Haynes replied 11 months ago.

If the system is asking you to make a phone call, it is not coming from me, by the way. Sometimes it will ask you to do that and it is not under my control. This is not something that would require that

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I'm Sorry Joshus, the bitch is I'm disabled, hard to walk far. I came 2 blocks to the Library to use computer because my
phone is not working right. If I walk the two blocks back to the car, then I have to walk 2 blocks back here and then 2 blocks back to my car. Those are formidable obstacles for me. So., I appreciate your help. I will try a screwdriver, not quite sure where I would lift the cover....hate to damage it, it is not my car. There is a slight slit on the little piece above where the shifter is. Perhaps its in there??? There's not much room to get to it, because the shifter won't move. I hate being stuck in so many ways. I appreciate your help.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I guess Ill walk back there and try that.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I might not walk back to this library, and doubt I could get back to this site and you anyway, right?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sorry I gave you the wrong date of the car I'm in now. My Volvo is 1991 240....great car...but was totaled. This is a 2009 S60 loaner which I don't want to damage. Thank you for your help. Jenna
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you Joshua. I appreciate your info. It might help but Im having a separate crisi with my ins mot wanting to repair my car....and Right now Ionly have a car to live in...nothings easy. I do appreciate your help
Expert:  Tims Auto Repair replied 11 months ago.

Hi, My name is ***** ***** for the delay.

I will do my best to assist you.

i would think if the override doesnt work,your problem is the interlock solenoid and it willneed to be replaced

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