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#1 Sundance

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:35 PM

My wifes '95 Legacy with auto has had a problem that
seems to be getting worse.

When she pushes in the button to move the shift lever
back she hears a loud solenoid click. And now and then
she can't get the shifter to move back. Seems to be
getting more frequent.

What is causing this?

#2 Sundance

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:57 PM

Yes, she can't get out of park.

I have seen the bypass in other year models. But there
is no bypass button on the shift console on this one.
And she has no owners manual... :-(

Where is the bypass button on a '95 wagon?

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:18 PM

I have a 95 wagon owners manual from my old silver bomber......i think. pay shipping and its yours.

#4 Skip

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:37 PM

if there is a small blank located on the shifter console
just above and left of the shifter
then pry it off and insert
a round dowl of some sort.

If there is no blank.. then
the console will need lifted

Here is a picture of the console lifted
with a phillips head
inserted
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#5 Sundance

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 05:46 PM

Fantastic!! Thanks for the pic!

That appears to be the same location as the older
Subs button.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 06:11 PM

The solenoids go bad often, especially when it is cold out. If you don't want to deal with replacing it, you can just take a zip tie and tie the mechanism on the shifter back so it will never engage. I don't have pics of how to do it, but if you lift the console and watch it work it will be fairly obvious how to do it.

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 07:22 PM

It does seem to be more prevalent when it's cold out.

I'll take a look at tying it back when I next see the
car.




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