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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?

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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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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

shiftlock.jpg

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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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