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My volvo 2006 is stuck in park and I can't get it out, what

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my volvo 2006 is stuck in park and I can't get it out, what should I do?
JA: Do you have brake lights? Have any trouble codes popped up?
Customer: yes I have brake lights,and no codes
JA: What is the model of your '06 Volvo?
Customer: xc90
JA: Are you fixing your XC90 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: no I don't do any repairs myself and I got it out once but it dosen't work now
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no that's it
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I don't want to join yet, not until I see if it works.
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

There are some people that are able to clean the cable in the shifter and work it back and forth to get it moving. You can use wd40 to clean. You will need to remove the trim around the shifter.

I have also seen the gear shift knobs cause this problem. The shift lock solenoid could also be stuck.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

The shifter need to be disassembled and inspected to find the problem. There are a lot of videos on the net about this problem as well.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

There is also a way to manual override the shift lock to get it into gear manually.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Please reply to this if you need more help and we can continue this conversation at no extra charge. This does not have to be my only answer. If you are satisfied with my service, please rate at the top of the screen. Rating does not close out your question. Remember, sometimes it is difficult to completely diagnose your vehicle without being there, but I will try to give you the best answer I can. Hoping to be giving you 5 star service.


Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Hello again Dan here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed or rated.

This question is coming up on 7 days which means it will time out and close.

You have already paid to get this question answered, but you have not rated.

Let me help some more. Is there anything else I can help you with?

If I did not give you 5 star service, please let me know what I missed.