Shift Interlock Cables

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What is an Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable?

An Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable is a cable that connects the shifter to the transmission and is responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is in ‘Park’ before the key can be removed from the ignition.

How do I know if my Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable is faulty?

If you experience difficulty removing the key from the ignition, or if the shifter will not move, then your Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable may be faulty.

Can a faulty Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable cause damage?

Yes, if the Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable is faulty, then it may cause damage to your transmission and other components of your vehicle.

How do I replace an Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable?

To replace an Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable, you will need to:

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the shifter from the console.
  3. Unhook the cable from the shifter and the transmission.
  4. Replace the cable with the new one.
  5. Reattach the cable to the shifter and the transmission.
  6. Reinstall the shifter into the console.
  7. Reconnect the negative battery cable.


How often should I inspect my Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable?

It is recommended to inspect your Automatic Transmission Shift Interlock Cable at least once a year to ensure it is in proper working condition.

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