Mechanical gear selector inhibitor
M: Manual shifting
The illustration is schematic.
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 gearbox has special safety systems:
Parking position (P)
Stationary car with engine running:
- Keep your foot on the brake pedal when moving the gear selector to another position.
Electric gear inhibitor – Shiftlock Parking position (P)
In order to be able to move the gear selector from P to other gear positions, the brake pedal must be depressed and the key position must be II.
Shiftlock – Neutral (N)
If the gear selector is in 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.
In order to be able to move the gear selector from the N position to another gear position, the brake pedal must be depressed and the key position must be II.
Deactivate automatic gear selector inhibitor
If the car cannot be driven, e.g. due to a flat starter battery, the gear selector must be moved from the P position so that the car can be moved.
Lift the rubber mat in the compartment behind the centre console and locate a holeThere may be 2 holes - one for the key blade and one that fixes the rubber mat. for the key blade in the bottom of the compartment.
Search for a spring-loaded button down in the hole with the key blade; depress the button with the blade and hold.
Move the gear selector from the P position and pull up the key blade.
Set the rubber mat back in place.