my 1997 BMW 328i will not shift from park

65

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

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.

2 Answers

3,445

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.

3,445

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.

Your Answer:

BMW 3 Series Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    5,980
  • #2
    Robert Charlson
    Reputation
    1,810
  • #3
    Matt Mankinen
    Reputation
    1,420
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used BMW 5 Series
386 Great Deals out of 16,720 listings starting at $1,653
Used BMW M3
15 Great Deals out of 1,494 listings starting at $4,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
642 Great Deals out of 25,369 listings starting at $1,100
Used Audi A4
175 Great Deals out of 9,643 listings starting at $1,400
Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 39,759 listings starting at $1,312
Used Honda Accord
686 Great Deals out of 101,993 listings starting at $999
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
378 Great Deals out of 19,333 listings starting at $1,913
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 26,934 listings starting at $2,900
Used BMW 7 Series
119 Great Deals out of 4,621 listings starting at $1,599

Used Cars For Sale

2016 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 366 listings starting at $14,914
2015 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,343 listings starting at $12,691
2014 BMW 3 Series 328i Sedan RWD For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 377 listings starting at $10,400

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.