Gearbox

Gear selector inhibitor

Updated 7/23/2018

The gear selector inhibitor prevents accidental changing between different gear positions in an automatic gearbox.

There are two different types of gear selector inhibitor - mechanical and automatic.

Mechanical gear selector inhibitor

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The gear selector can be moved forward and back freely between N and D. Other positions are locked with a latch that is released with the inhibitor button on the gear selector.

With the inhibitor button depressed the lever can be moved forwards or backwards between P, R, N and D.

Automatic gear selector inhibitor

The automatic gear selector inhibitor has special safety systems.

From park position - P

To be able to move the gear selector from the P position, the brake pedal must be depressed and the ignition position must be II.

From neutral position - N

If the gear selector is in the N position and the car has been stationary for at least 3 seconds (irrespective of whether the engine is running) then the gear selector is locked.

To be able to move the gear selector from the N position to another gear position, the brake pedal must be depressed and the ignition position must be II.

Deactivate automatic gear selector inhibitor

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If the car cannot be driven, e.g. due to a discharged battery, the gear selector must be moved to the N position so that the car can be moved.

Lift the rubber mat in the compartment in front of the gear selector. Locate the hole with a spring-loaded button in the bottom of the compartment.

Press a small screwdriver into the hole and hold.

Move the gear selector to position N and release the button.

Put the rubber mat back in place.


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