I've searched for this problem for a while now, and I found one other person with a similar problem, but s/he didn't provide a fix.
This weekend I turned on my car, but it wouldn't let me shift out of park. Normally you hear a click when you push the brake down, but this didn't give me anything. I also noticed that my radio wouldn't turn on either, but the Anti Theft light on it was on, even though the car was on. I pushed the eject button, and sure enough, the cd popped right out, so it is getting power. I checked the fuses, and replaced a blown ACC Relay on the driver's side, but I still have the same issues. Does anyone know what I should check/try next?
I don't think this is a brake sensor thing, because as I said, the brake lights turn on, and the deck is acting like the security system is still active. I'm not sure if there's something wrong with the security system that allows the car to turn on, but won't let you turn on the radio or change gears.
Also, I'm worried about trying to override the gear to neutral, turn it on, then try to shift gears to get it to a mechanic. I'm afraid of a bunch of wild scenarios running through my head.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!
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first- its no prob to do the nuetral override- put the car key in the slot to right of shifter
push down key- press brakes and shift into N
Hold brakes on- move key to ignition and start car
All shifting is now normal- when you next stop the car and turn key off- it will require the N override again
If even 1 brake light bulb is out it can cause this- ck all including center light
Next is loose sender for brakelights at the pedal -it happens- get under there and look-
one sensor for brake light the other is cruise control disconnect
If the battery is weak it causes many problems - parts stores wil test the system for free
Check to see if the relay has blown a second time. If it has, there is obviously still a problem somewhere in that circuit. Fuses and relays don't normally just wear-out, so simply replacing them may not do any good.
Funny story... Here's how absent minded I am! Today I was driving home when all of a sudden my radio & phone charger both go out. Then when I stop to get gas, I can't shift up passed Neutral & can't get my keys out of the car.
Long story short, I start googling my issues & I'm lead to this thread... WHICH I STARTED!!!
Anyway, I never wrote back with the resolution the first time, but it's the Accessory Relay fuse, which can be found in the fuse box on the driver side.
I have this issue, however, my radio and shifter usually work; I only have a problem once a week. I knock on the left-side of the radio and the power comes back and I can shift. The bulb to the driver's seat heater burnt out as well when this problem showed up. I doubt a fuse or relay is the culprit because the issue comes and goes. I am going to take the console apart and probe around for chaffed/bent wiring harness (es) etc...
just guessing but we have a problem with the cabin fan-blower motor power connector under front edge of glovebox, tight wires lead to loose connect and possible short as plastic melts away!
20-25$ for new connector setup at acura..ask for the Update Kit - just splice in
you may have to unplug the connector to find the loose wires or damage--hidden from view
at the end of your life,,it was all just stuff, so enjoy great toys!!
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