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This was also a problem when I had a 2002 300M-----I had to rock the darn thing and had no reverse. It was the, and I quote the member above"thingy under the shift plate" --I had to replace it!!!. Have "0" problems with my 2007 300C except for 3 complete paint jobs on my front facia. GOOD LUCK!!!

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OK, did all the research...My "pink thingy" is broken! lol I hate when that happens! At least I can use a screwdriver to get it out of park for now. I'll be ordering the part from BT...

Not sure how to explain to a cop when I get pulled over and he asks me to put it in park, and I pull out a screwdriver and stick it into the shifter! lol

What we need is a writeup on how to take out the shifter assembly and install this new part!

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What we need is a writeup on how to take out the shifter assembly and install this new part!
Heidi says she's going to do that with pics and video.

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OK, did all the research...My "pink thingy" is broken! lol I hate when that happens! At least I can use a screwdriver to get it out of park for now. I'll be ordering the part from BT...

Not sure how to explain to a cop when I get pulled over and he asks me to put it in park, and I pull out a screwdriver and stick it into the shifter! lol

What we need is a writeup on how to take out the shifter assembly and install this new part!

Here's BT's YouTube Video of the repair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_QMSBpYThI
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Here's BT's YouTube Video of the repair:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_QMSBpYThI
Cool! When was that made?

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Cool! When was that made?

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Not sure when it was made but it was uploaded to YouTube on August 18, 2008.
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Found this thread on the chargerforums and there is apparently a way to temporarily release the stuck shifter.

The fix is good until you have to put the car back into park, where the shifter will stick again. At least this fix allows you to get the shifter to move so you can drive the car to the dealer.
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Per this thread, there is a cable inside the shifter box that can be pushed to the left, which will release the shifter from park.

You need a very long screw driver or thin tool to reach the cable.

Someone later in the thread explained in more detail how to use the cable to release the shifter as follows-
I put the screwdriver down the hole, then hold the screw driver and the gear shifter in the same hand and shift like normal. The right movement of the screwdriver/gearshifter moves the end of the screwdriver left, like a lever, pushing the release wire left, perfectly. I thought I'd say something, because my first try I was using two hands, trying to keep the screwdriver straight and move it left while I moved the gearshifter right, and it wasn't working.
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I just took this picture of the cable in my car. It looks like it is about 4-5 inches inside the box.




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I Got Mine!

Vertex Precision's (aka Billet Technology) little box arrived today with (1) "PARK LOCK OUT MECHANISM" contained therein:



It came with with a two-sided piece of paper entitled "Shifter Park Lock Out Mechanism Installation Instructions" that appears to be little more than an excerpt from Chrysler's service manual Section 23, pages 158-160, covering removal/installation of the "CONSOLE-FLOOR". Nothing is mentioned about removal/disassembly of the shifter mechanism, and installation of the new "PARK LOCK OUT MECHANISM", as was covered in the video link on BT's website. So watch the video! Even that doesn't show the actual extraction of the shifter mechanism from the car. So until BT puts up the promised video of the repaired shifter mechanism being installed back in the car there is a bit of information missing on exactly how to proceed. I guess it will all be "intuitively obvious"!

And as promised earlier, I painted it pink!:



Now all I have to do is find the time to do the installation.

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Fixed! I ordered the shift lock thingy from Billet Tech. Took out the center console..Disconnected the shifter assembly box and switched it out. Wasn't too hard of a job. Glad that's over!
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