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07 Jetta wont shift out of park i screwed up

Old 12-02-2016, 08:33 PM
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I have an 07 jetta. Today i installed a new radio and tried to install a backup camera. After installing the radio i took it for a ride and it worked and shifted fine. afterwards While installing the backup camera one of the reverse lights stopped working. This was not the reverse light i tapped into. This was then followed by it not shifting out of park. I dont believe its the break switch as when i press the break the lights work. Please help me with the problem. I bought the car a month ago and it has been running fine up in till this point.
Old 12-03-2016, 07:02 AM
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Which radio did you fit an OEM or not?

Locked in park is a problem you can Google. The brake light switch is a problem but you say they work as normal.

Did you code the radio with VAG-COM\VCDS?

You need to scan your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing.
Old 12-03-2016, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bstoehr View Post
This was then followed by it not shifting out of park.
Check for codes if possible. Check the wiring going to transmission, it may have come loose, there is a TSB about that. More then likely you have a faulty brake light switch. To release the shifter from park you will need to take the shifter apart where the shifter handle is and the use a flat head screwdriver to release the shift lock solenoid in the shifter assembly.
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