BATTERY WENT DEAD SO I CHARGED IT AND THE AIRBAG...

2002 Volkswagen Passat

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Mattnic

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:41 AM

Battery went dead so I charged it and the airbag code came up on the dash. Brought it to my mechanic he took off the codes and now the shifter won't go into drive. There is a button on the shifter that turns green when u press on the brake that disengages the shift. He tried removing the battery cables to reset the computer hoping it would work. It starts but will not disengage. What can I do?

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:47 AM

It sounds like the park lock solenoid isn't releasing. Are the brake lights working? Power to release the solenoid comes from the brake light switch.

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Mattnic

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:48 AM

Brake lights work. We also checked the fuses.

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:53 AM

Good. Have you checked to see if there is power to the solenoid?

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Mattnic

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:55 AM

I saw my mechanic checking fuses. He keeps telling me it might be the computer. I don't know.

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 19, 2013 AT 3:58 AM

Has he confirmed that the park lock solenoid isn't getting power or not working?

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Mattnic

January, 19, 2013 AT 4:03 AM

I will see him tomorrow and suggest that. The car also shakes when idles I'm hoping its not the computer since the check engine light keeps coming on

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 19, 2013 AT 4:06 AM

If the check engine light is coming on, he should scan the computer to see what is causing the problem. It could be a simple as a vacuum leak.

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Mattnic

January, 19, 2013 AT 4:07 AM

Thank you so much. Have a great evening.

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 19, 2013 AT 5:48 AM

Hope I helped

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