Toyota wont get out of park then my gauges stopped working and ck engine light is on

Asked by Nov 24, 2013 at 11:27 PM about the 2001 Toyota Camry LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers

33,605

Right to the upper left of your shifter there should be a tiny little access panel about the size of a stamp. Take a flat screw driver and pry it open. Then take your screw driver and stick in the hole and depress a button which is in there a couple of inches. That should enable you to get your car out of park. Check out video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhXeGKypsQ0 After you get it out of park, check your fuses and make sure the battery isn't flat dead.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

I did find out from my manual how to do that and I was going to get that fixed when the gauges stopped working but I cant afford fixing it and the alternator if that is the problems I am wondering if they are related. The battery is new.

33,605

Put a charger on your battery and make sure it is fully charged. Your gauges should come back on line. If your alternator is dead, that is probably the reason for the check engine light. Take your alternator to a rebuild shop if possible. Much cheaper than buying a new one. Probably run you about $60 to have it rebuilt.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Camry

Looking for a Used Camry in your area?

CarGurus has 100,431 nationwide Camry listings starting at $700.

ZIP:

Search Toyota Camry Questions

Toyota Camry Experts

#1 Reelin68
Reelin68
Reputation 10,590
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,370
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,950
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Accord
1,228 Great Deals out of 77,867 listings starting at $969
Used Toyota Corolla
1,397 Great Deals out of 68,393 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Civic
1,155 Great Deals out of 66,086 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Avalon
337 Great Deals out of 15,811 listings starting at $2,100
Used Nissan Altima
1,126 Great Deals out of 84,825 listings starting at $695
Used Toyota RAV4
1,106 Great Deals out of 54,819 listings starting at $1,999
Used Hyundai Sonata
965 Great Deals out of 49,865 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota Highlander
667 Great Deals out of 27,662 listings starting at $2,988
Used Nissan Maxima
430 Great Deals out of 25,098 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda CR-V
1,295 Great Deals out of 73,892 listings starting at $1,650
Used Toyota Tacoma
789 Great Deals out of 33,560 listings starting at $2,988
Used Toyota Prius
502 Great Deals out of 24,134 listings starting at $1,950
Used Chevrolet Malibu
1,124 Great Deals out of 79,772 listings starting at $2,495
Used Toyota 4Runner
389 Great Deals out of 20,275 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
18,600 listings starting at $18,808
2016 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,538 listings starting at $13,977
2015 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
56 Great Deals out of 1,613 listings starting at $10,888
2014 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
87 Great Deals out of 1,886 listings starting at $8,995
2013 Toyota Camry LE For Sale
57 Great Deals out of 1,012 listings starting at $9,800