A/T Shift Lock Solenoid Test/Replacement

1.Remove the ash tray, front console box, heater control panel, driver's dashboard lower cover, and dashboard gauge assembly cover.

2.Disconnect the O/D switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector.

NOTE: The illustration shows LHD model; RHD is symmetrical.

 

3.Connect the battery positive terminal to the No. 4 terminal of the O/D switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector, and connect the battery negative terminal to the No. 3 terminal.

NOTE: Do not connect the battery negative terminal to the No. 3 terminal or you will damage the diode inside the solenoid.

4.Check that the shift lever can be moved from [P] position. Release the battery terminals, move the shift lever back to the [P], and make sure it locks. If the shift lock solenoid works properly, connect the connector and install the removed parts.
If the shift lock solenoid is faulty, go to 5 for replacement.

5.Shift the shift lever to [R] position.

6.Slide the lock tab (A) down on the shift cable end holder (B).

 

7.Remove the shift cable lock (C) with holding at the middle (D) of it using needle-nose pliers (E) from the shift cable end and shift cabel end holder.

NOTE: Do not pry the shift cable lock with a screwdriver, it may damage the shift cable end holder.

8.Separate the shift cable end from the shift cable end holder.

9.Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) a quarter turn; the tab (C) on the socket holder will be in the opening (D) of the socket holder bracket (E). Then slide the holder to remove the shift cable from the socket holder bracket.

NOTE: Do not remove the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper (G).

LHD Model: 

RHD Model: 

10.Remove the shift lever assembly.

NOTE: The illustration shows LHD model; RHD is symmetrical.

 

11.Remove the harness from the harness clamp on the shift lever bracket base, and remove the harness band from the harness.

12.Pry the lock tabs on the back of the O/D switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector (A), and remove the back cover (B).

 

13.Remove the terminal (C) from the connector by pushing the lock tab (D) up in the connector using a thin blade screwdriver (E). Remove all six terminals.

14.Remove the shift lever cover.

15.Remove the shift lock solenoid.

16.Install the shift lock solenoid plunger (A) and plunger spring (B) in the new shift lock solenoid (C).

 

17.Install the shift lock solenoid by aligning the joint of the shift lock solenoid plunger with the tip of the shift lock stop (D).

18.Route the harnesses, and clamp them as shown.

 

19.Install the O/D switch harness terminals (A) in the No. 5 and No. 6 cavities. Both of O/D switch harness terminals can be installed in No. 5 and No.6 cavities.

 

20.Install the park pin switch harness terminals (B) in the No. 1 and No. 2 cavities. Both of park pin switch harness terminals can be installed in No. 1 and No. 2 cavities.

21.Install BLU harness terminal (C) of the shift lock solenoid in the No. 3 cavity, and RED harness terminal (D) in the No. 4 cavity. Make sure that the all six terminals lock securely, then install the back cover (E) locked securely in place.

22.Align the marks (A) on the harnesses, and tie the harness band (B) over the marks. Clamp the O/D switch harness (C) at 15 mm (0.6 in.) (D) from the harness band.

 

23.Install the shift lever cover.

24.Install the shift lever assembly.

NOTE: The illustration shows LHD model; RHD is symmetrical.

 

25.Turn the ignition switch ON (II), and verify that the [R] position indicator comes on.

26.If necessary, push the shift cable until it stops, then release it. Pull the shift cable back one step so that the shift cable is in [R]. Do not hold the shift cable guide (A) to adjust the shift cable (B).

 

27.Turn the ignition switch OFF.

28.Insert a 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin (A) into the positioning holes (B) on the shift lever bracket base through the positioning hole (C) on the shift lever. The shift lever is secured in [R] position.

 

29.Rotate the socket holder (A) on the shift cable (B) to face the tab (C) on the holder opposite to the opening (D) in the socket holder bracket (E). Align the holder with the opening in the bracket, then slide the holder into the bracket. Rotate the holder a quarter turn to secure the shift cable. Do not install the shift cable by twisting the shift cable guide (F) and damper (G).

LHD Model: 

RHD Model: 

30.Install the shift cable end (A) in the shift cable end holder (B). Keep the shift cable end and end holder free of grease.

 

31.Install the new shift cable lock (A) to secure the shift cable end and shift cable end holder, then push the lock tab (B) up until it stops to lock the joint.

 

32.Remove the 6.0 mm (0.24 in.) pin that was installed to hold the shift lever.

33.Connect the O/D switch/shift lock solenoid/park pin switch connector.

34.Move the shift lever to each gear, and verify that the A/T gear position indicator follows the transmission range switch.

35.Check that the shift lock solenoid operates.

36.Install the dashboard gauge assembly cover, driver's dashboard lower cover, heater control panel, front console box, and ash tray.