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Old 02-06-2019, 09:02 AM
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Morning all.
Just gone to fire up the X fire this morning and found it stuck in park.

It fires up normally, no indication of any problems at all. Have not been able to check if there was a black square or the p symbol on the dash, (I have had to get a lift to work) and X fire is still at home.

There have been no issues or work done on the car in the last 3-4 months.

I am reading past posts but nobody appears to have written up a solution to this issue.

I am aware of the manual override, but what will that do than allow the car to be moved to a repair centre?

I am still reading, but would welcome tips on what to do next.

done some more reading:-
1. Brake switch faulty....is this a common problem?
2. Dead battery....car cranked and started with no problem, so probably not the cause.

many thanks
 

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Old 02-06-2019, 11:06 AM
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answers by miami matt 786 877 5959 because i did not know the answers LOL

90% says drake light sw next to brake peddle but under the dash
also or there is a plastic piece in the shiftier , the parking lock if that is broken it will not come out of park
the oem is plastic on ebay there are billet alum ones ,,,
Make sure your TCU is not full of transmission fluid.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Trans-Shift...JS5u:rk:1:pf:1
 
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:28 AM
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Originally Posted by THETESTER View Post
Morning all.
Just gone to fire up the X fire this morning and found it stuck in park.

It fires up normally, no indication of any problems at all. Have not been able to check if there was a black square or the p symbol on the dash, (I have had to get a lift to work) and X fire is still at home.

There have been no issues or work done on the car in the last 3-4 months.

I am reading past posts but nobody appears to have written up a solution to this issue.

I am aware of the manual override, but what will that do than allow the car to be moved to a repair centre?

I am still reading, but would welcome tips on what to do next.

done some more reading:-
1. Brake switch faulty....is this a common problem?
2. Dead battery....car cranked and started with no problem, so probably not the cause.

many thanks
The manual override will let you drive the car indefinitely as long as you keep using the override.
The lock is adjustable and can be readjusted, you just have to see it first and see what is the problem. We cannot see it so any answers given are just options.
Look in the Service Manual downloadable from this site.
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:42 PM
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Default Re: Auto stuck in park - Fixed for 10 approx $13

Good morning, just thought I would bring everybody up-to date with my X-fire stuck in park.
Thanks to all who commented and many thanks to those that have had this issue in the past and had written up various suggestions to fix the problem.

I was fortunate enough to have the problem with the car when it was parked up at home, so no panic decisions had to be made on getting it towed somewhere and paying high charges for a garage fix. After reading the previous replies and comments I decided to go for the options that I could manage and would be the easiest and cheapest to fix.

So in summary:-
1. Car was working fine, no issues or repair work carried out in the previous few months.
2. No warning lights prior to parking up the night before.
3. The car cranked and fired up as normal, again no warning lights other than the handbrake/parking brake lit up.
4. The letter "P" was clearly shown on the dash and not the dreaded "black square".
5. The U.K. X-fire (mine) does not have a cupholder, so we could discount fluid spills.

I decided to change the brake/foot/tail light switch located on the brake pedal/foot pedal, (Using the Sticky Ignition Key Fix to break down the lower dash to gain access to the brake/foot pedal assembly). I removed the existing switch and replaced with a new item.

Switch is easily removed by pressing the brake/foot pedal down by hand and then pressing the switch locking tab and turning the whole switch clockwise 90 degrees. Refit is the exact opposite.

Prior to refitting the lower dashboard I cranked the car and the problem had been resolved.

For reference the part is easily available in the UK from Europarts for approx 10 ($13) - It is an ERA part 330532 ref 464 22 0090

On examining the original switch i found no damage at all, however the switch was sticking and hence not allowing the circuit to be made to release the brake interlock when the brake/foot pedal was pressed.

May I suggest that having a replacement switch in your parts box may save a lot of stress and misery for a 10 ($13) item that wears out.

Many thanks
Mark
 
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:07 PM
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[QUOTE=amx1397;918660]answers by miami matt 786 877 5959 because i did not know the answers LOL

90% says brake light sw next to brake peddle but under the dash
/QUOTE] glad you found the brake light sw was the problem , I guess miami matt has solved another one. thanks matt for another one.
 
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