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auto gear shift not moving

Postby Fender67 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:24 pm

I have a 2005 R51 ST-L with a diesel and auto. I cant move the gear lever out of PARK when pressing the button on the gear lever. The only way I can get it into gear is to push the lock button beside gear lever. I have my foot on the brake and can hear clicking just below the dash but no movement of gear lever. Once I have gotten the gear lever to Drive or Neutral or reverse its fine. i am wondering if there is a fuse that has blown or its a cable type thing that has broken at the lever end ? My local Nissan dealer wants $120 to do a diagnoistic test then charge for labour and parts but if its just a fuse or broken switch I can replace it myself. Thanks for any imput Paul.
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Re: auto gear shift not moving

Postby ImNotLost » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:23 pm

Check that your brake lights are working. People have had problems with the brake pedal switch. With clicking, that sounds like it may be working, but it's worth a check.
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Re: auto gear shift not moving

Postby natrob18 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:14 pm

i have a 2005 R51, and the same problem. Please let me know what your problem ended up being.
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Re: auto gear shift not moving

Postby Bruce » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:46 am

I have this happen intermittently but it's not troubling me enough to pull it apart yet.
I find that mostly on cold mornings, the release is not activating when press the brake pedal. Usually with a few presses until I hear it click, it comes good. In my case I suspect the solenoid is sticking and probably just needs a some grease or graphite powder.
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Re: auto gear shift not moving

Postby johng » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:29 pm

If you haven't got it sorted, the attached Service Manual extract details the diagnostic procedure.
There's a solenoid and a fuse involved.
As ImNotLost said, the brake circuit is involved.
I hope it helps.
Shift Lock diagnosis.pdf
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