Gearbox

Gear selector inhibitor

Updated 7/9/2020

Gear selector inhibitor

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 select a gear position other than 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.


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