It prevents the driver from shifting out of park without a foot on the brake working in conjunction with the brake light switch if the solenoid or its wiring is damaged you will not be able to shift out of park. Shift interlock systems are typically designed to prevent you from shifting out of park without depressing the brake pedal and the easiest way to accomplish that is by tying into the same switch that activates the brake light. Thank you for the compliment the shift lever is truly stuck and requires considerable force to move with it being a shift lever on the steering column i have to slightly pull the lever toward me and downwards to the right to shift out of park. If you think its hard to shift your automatic transmission out of park these may be some of the causes july 26 2016 if you think its hard to shift your automatic transmission out of park . Shifting out of park should be possible when the ignition key cylinder is in the off position shifting out of park should not be possible while applying normal force and ignition key cylinder is in the run or start positions unless the foot brake pedal is depressed approximately 1 2 inch 12 mm
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