my 1997 BMW 328i will not shift from park

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Asked by Nov 03, 2011 at 05:41 PM about the 1997 BMW 3 Series 328i

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

the car will turn on, but it will not shift from park on or off. The Break circuit is working and I am
pressing the break pedal down to shift from park.

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May be your key cylinder in the ignition is wearing out. It won't shift if doesn't trigger a switch. I think there is a release pin under the plate around the shift lever gear indicator to over ride it.

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Another thought is the spring that puts tension on the shift lever button may be wore out. Though the brake light switch is a common failure issue to trigger this. It's worth replacing that first since it isn't very expensive.

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