Honda Accord: Shift Lock Release - Automatic Transmission - Driving - Honda Accord 2008-2012 Owner's ManualHonda Accord: Shift Lock Release

This allows you to move the shift lever out of Park if the normal method of pushing on the brake pedal and pressing the release button does not work.

1. Set the parking brake.

2. Remove the key from the ignition switch.

3. Put a cloth on the edge of the shift

3. Put a cloth on the edge of the shift lock release slot cover to prevent scratches. Use a small flat-tip screwdriver or metal fingernail file to carefully pry up the edge of the cover and remove it from the slot.

4. Insert the key in the shift lock release slot.

5. Push down on the key while you

5. Push down on the key while you press the release button on the front of the shift lever and move the shift lever out of Park to neutral.

6. Remove the key from the shift lock release slot, then reinstall the cover. Make sure the notch on the cover is on the right side. Insert the key into the ignition switch, press the brake pedal, and restart the engine.

If you need to use the shift lock release, it means your vehicle is developing a problem. Have it checked by your dealer.

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